The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South East / Middlesex
Rank 13 15 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 5.38% 5.06% 1.88%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 72.73% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Median daily rate £525 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.82% -19.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Middlesex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 7 11 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 5.38% 6.96% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Median daily rate £550 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.66% +8.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Middlesex

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Middlesex

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 13 (76.47%) VMware
4 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
5 9 (52.94%) Citrix
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco
7 7 (41.18%) Finance
7 7 (41.18%) Legal
7 7 (41.18%) WSUS
7 7 (41.18%) Dell
7 7 (41.18%) Sophos
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (23.53%) MCSE
10 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
11 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
11 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
11 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (17.65%) vSphere
12 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
12 2 (11.76%) JSP 440
12 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
12 2 (11.76%) Data Centre

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
1 7 (41.18%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Support Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Desktop Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Desktop Support
2 7 (41.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) System Design Authority
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
7 2 (11.76%) Windows NT
8 1 (5.88%) Linux
8 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
1 2 (11.76%) Project Management
1 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
2 1 (5.88%) Analytics
2 1 (5.88%) Information Security
2 1 (5.88%) MVC
2 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
2 1 (5.88%) Scrum
2 1 (5.88%) SDLC
2 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.88%) System Testing
2 1 (5.88%) TDD
2 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
2 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) MCSE
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (17.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco
5 7 (41.18%) Dell
5 7 (41.18%) Sophos
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat