Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 27 21
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 66 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 11.76% 6.46% 9.33%
As % of the System Software category 70.21% 64.15% 81.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 22 31
Leicestershire median daily rate £284 £85 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +235.80% -64.42% -
10th Percentile £188 £80 £106
90th Percentile £331 £473 £340
East Midlands median daily rate £295 £355 £277
% change year-on-year -16.90% +28.16% -16.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Leicestershire median hourly rate £25.00 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.68% +1.92% +2.28%
10th Percentile £14.50 £10.93 £9.70
90th Percentile £29.50 £16.69 £15.60
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 94 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 16.76% 10.08% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 28 30
Leicestershire median daily rate £280 £290 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.62% +22.11% -
10th Percentile £187 £80 £106
90th Percentile £331 £475 £421
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £390 £325
% change year-on-year -16.03% +20.00% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Leicestershire median hourly rate £27.50 £13.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.55% -1.85% -
10th Percentile £15.50 £10.93 £9.90
90th Percentile £39.63 £16.69 £41.13
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -5.66%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Leicestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Leicestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Leicestershire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +20 44 £288 -25.81% 1
Lutterworth - 2 £135 -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch -1 1 - - 1
Active Directory
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 56 (84.85%) Windows
2 46 (69.70%) Microsoft
3 31 (46.97%) Windows Server
4 28 (42.42%) LDAP
5 27 (40.91%) Migration
6 26 (39.39%) PowerShell
7 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (34.85%) PKI
8 23 (34.85%) DNS
9 21 (31.82%) Server Virtualisation
9 21 (31.82%) Data Centre
10 20 (30.30%) Kerberos
10 20 (30.30%) TCP/IP
10 20 (30.30%) IPsec
10 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (21.21%) Office 365
12 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (21.21%) Incident Management
12 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (18.18%) .NET
14 11 (16.67%) ITIL
15 10 (15.15%) Windows 7
16 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
16 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (12.12%) Problem Management
18 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
18 7 (10.61%) Entity Framework
18 7 (10.61%) Web Application Development
18 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.58%) IIS
1 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.58%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.03%) GroupWise
2 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (21.21%) Office 365
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (42.42%) LDAP
2 23 (34.85%) DNS
3 20 (30.30%) IPsec
3 20 (30.30%) Kerberos
3 20 (30.30%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.09%) Internet
5 5 (7.58%) Skype
6 4 (6.06%) Firewall
7 3 (4.55%) LAN
7 3 (4.55%) WAN
8 2 (3.03%) DHCP
8 2 (3.03%) NAS
9 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.52%) MPLS
9 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.52%) VLAN
9 1 (1.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Active Directory Specialist
2 8 (12.12%) Consultant
3 7 (10.61%) Active Directory Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Data Technician
5 4 (6.06%) Office 365 Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) Azure Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Server Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server Administrator
7 2 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) .NET
2 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
2 7 (10.61%) Entity Framework
3 6 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.85%) PKI
2 21 (31.82%) Data Centre
3 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (84.85%) Windows
2 31 (46.97%) Windows Server
3 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (15.15%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.61%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.55%) Linux
8 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.52%) Android
9 1 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Migration
2 21 (31.82%) Server Virtualisation
3 14 (21.21%) Incident Management
4 11 (16.67%) ITIL
5 8 (12.12%) Problem Management
6 7 (10.61%) MVC
6 7 (10.61%) Runbook
6 7 (10.61%) Web Application Development
7 6 (9.09%) Proactive Management
8 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.58%) Patch Management
8 5 (7.58%) Project Management
9 4 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (6.06%) Service Management
10 3 (4.55%) Change Management
10 3 (4.55%) Line Management
10 3 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (4.55%) Presales
11 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
11 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (39.39%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.61%) MCSE
3 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) CCNA
4 3 (4.55%) CCNP
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) MCP
6 1 (1.52%) MCSA
6 1 (1.52%) MCTS
6 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCCM
1 7 (10.61%) SCOrch
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.03%) Ansible
3 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.03%) Puppet
3 2 (3.03%) Terraform
4 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco
3 5 (7.58%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) HP
4 3 (4.55%) NetApp
5 2 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Aruba
6 1 (1.52%) Avaya
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) Google
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) Meraki
6 1 (1.52%) Northgate
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds