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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 25 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 8.47% 13.07% 8.63%
As % of the System Software category 56.82% 82.22% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 18
Median daily rate £310 £126 £81
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +147.01% +54.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £74 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £278 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.51% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.61% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.00 £13.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 44 45 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 14.92% 15.90% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 25
Median daily rate £300 £213 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% -29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £76 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £290 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.61% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -9 13 £375 +50.00% 4
Hinckley +1 4 £283 -2.58%
Active Directory
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
4 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 10 (27.78%) ITIL
6 8 (22.22%) WAN
6 8 (22.22%) VMware
7 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.67%) Office 365
9 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
9 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (13.89%) MS Office
9 5 (13.89%) VPN
9 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
9 5 (13.89%) LAN
9 5 (13.89%) Cisco
10 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.11%) Citrix
10 4 (11.11%) HP
10 4 (11.11%) .NET
10 4 (11.11%) IIS
10 4 (11.11%) SQL
10 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.11%) SAN
10 4 (11.11%) SCCM
10 4 (11.11%) Migration
10 4 (11.11%) Firewall
10 4 (11.11%) Patch Management
10 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

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 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) WAN
2 5 (13.89%) LAN
2 5 (13.89%) VPN
3 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 4 (11.11%) SAN
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) DHCP
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
5 2 (5.56%) 3G
5 2 (5.56%) ADSL
5 2 (5.56%) BGP
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.56%) EIGRP
5 2 (5.56%) MPLS
5 2 (5.56%) OSPF
5 2 (5.56%) SNMP
5 2 (5.56%) TACACS
5 2 (5.56%) VLAN
5 2 (5.56%) VoIP
5 2 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) IT Support
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) IT Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) SAN Storage Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
3 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.56%) Android
7 2 (5.56%) Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Migration
2 4 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 3 (8.33%) Data Security
3 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.33%) Network Management
4 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps
4 2 (5.56%) Email Filtering
4 2 (5.56%) Information Security
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.56%) Network Design
4 2 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Scrum
4 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (2.78%) Chat Support
5 1 (2.78%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) VB
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) MCSE
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCITP
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (5.56%) Terraform
3 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco
4 4 (11.11%) Citrix
4 4 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.56%) Dell
6 2 (5.56%) Forcepoint
6 2 (5.56%) NetApp
6 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.56%) Sophos
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) Google
7 1 (2.78%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
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