Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 September 2018 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
England > North East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -23 -2 +23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 83 121 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.87% 9.82% 16.66%
As % of the System Software category 36.73% 55.50% 63.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 70 323
North East median daily rate £333 £301 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.37% -2.82% +19.81%
10th Percentile £188 £166 £205
90th Percentile £438 £376 £475
England median daily rate £338 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 73
North East median hourly rate £13.75 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.59% +3.57% +111.32%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.00 £10.44
90th Percentile £26.00 £43.50 £34.75
England median hourly rate £15.70 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +1.29% +1.64% +1.67%

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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 226 218 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.71% 17.69% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 147 476
North East median daily rate £383 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.69% +8.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £228 £188 £205
90th Percentile £550 £488 £464
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 80
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.59% +3.57% +102.09%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.00 £10.93
90th Percentile £23.75 £43.50 £36.05
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.51% +4.70% -

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the North East

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in the North East

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the North East over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the North East

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the North East

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the North East over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in the North East

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Tyne and Wear -16 72 £329 +9.13% 17
Durham -13 8 £425 +157.58% 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 70 (84.34%) Windows
2 53 (63.86%) Windows Server
3 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
4 44 (53.01%) Security Cleared
5 38 (45.78%) SC Cleared
5 38 (45.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (44.58%) Citrix
7 36 (43.37%) DHCP
7 36 (43.37%) VMware
8 34 (40.96%) DNS
9 31 (37.35%) HP
10 28 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (32.53%) ITIL
12 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (30.12%) XenApp
14 24 (28.92%) Ivanti
15 22 (26.51%) SAP
16 21 (25.30%) vSphere
17 18 (21.69%) XenDesktop
17 18 (21.69%) SCCM
17 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
18 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
19 15 (18.07%) Degree
20 14 (16.87%) Computer Science
20 14 (16.87%) McAfee
20 14 (16.87%) IIS
20 14 (16.87%) SQL
20 14 (16.87%) NetScaler
20 14 (16.87%) Computer Science Degree
21 13 (15.66%) SAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.87%) IIS
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) IaaS
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
1 3 (3.61%) PaaS
1 3 (3.61%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (43.37%) DHCP
2 34 (40.96%) DNS
3 14 (16.87%) NetScaler
4 13 (15.66%) SAN
5 7 (8.43%) 3G
5 7 (8.43%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (7.23%) Firewall
7 5 (6.02%) LAN
7 5 (6.02%) WAN
8 4 (4.82%) HTTP
8 4 (4.82%) HTTPS
8 4 (4.82%) Internet
8 4 (4.82%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.82%) NAS
9 3 (3.61%) VPN
10 2 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.20%) Network Security
11 1 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) GitLab
2 5 (6.02%) JIRA
3 4 (4.82%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (3.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Games
2 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) Support Engineer
2 12 (14.46%) Analyst
2 12 (14.46%) Citrix Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Support
4 7 (8.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.23%) IT Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Server Support
5 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Mobility Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Server Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Server Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) Middleware
2 2 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Computer Science
2 12 (14.46%) PKI
3 11 (13.25%) Clustering
3 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.43%) Fat Client
4 7 (8.43%) Thin Client
5 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.82%) User Experience
7 3 (3.61%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.41%) Handset
8 2 (2.41%) iPhone
9 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.20%) iPad
9 1 (1.20%) NHS
9 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 70 (84.34%) Windows
2 53 (63.86%) Windows Server
3 38 (45.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.46%) Windows 10
6 10 (12.05%) Android
6 10 (12.05%) Apple iOS
6 10 (12.05%) Windows 7
7 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (9.64%) Linux
8 8 (9.64%) Windows 8
9 7 (8.43%) Windows Phone
9 7 (8.43%) Windows Phone 8
10 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (4.82%) Windows 2000
12 3 (3.61%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.41%) CentOS
14 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) ITIL
2 13 (15.66%) Business Continuity
3 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
4 10 (12.05%) ITSM
5 9 (10.84%) Incident Management
5 9 (10.84%) Project Management
6 7 (8.43%) Service Management
6 7 (8.43%) Software Delivery
7 6 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.02%) Content Management
8 5 (6.02%) Decision-Making
8 5 (6.02%) DevOps
8 5 (6.02%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (6.02%) Server Building
9 4 (4.82%) OO
9 4 (4.82%) Open Source
9 4 (4.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.82%) Runbook
9 4 (4.82%) Software Distribution
9 4 (4.82%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) SQL
2 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.41%) C#
6 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (53.01%) Security Cleared
2 38 (45.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (18.07%) Degree
4 14 (16.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (10.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (8.43%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 28 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (30.12%) XenApp
3 21 (25.30%) vSphere
4 18 (21.69%) XenDesktop
5 10 (12.05%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (8.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) SCCM
2 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (12.05%) Puppet
3 10 (12.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (9.64%) AirWatch
4 8 (9.64%) vCenter Server
5 7 (8.43%) SAP Afaria
5 7 (8.43%) XenMobile
6 6 (7.23%) vMotion
7 5 (6.02%) Ansible
7 5 (6.02%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (4.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 4 (4.82%) SCOM
8 4 (4.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
2 37 (44.58%) Citrix
3 36 (43.37%) VMware
4 31 (37.35%) HP
5 24 (28.92%) Ivanti
6 22 (26.51%) SAP
7 14 (16.87%) McAfee
8 7 (8.43%) Apple
8 7 (8.43%) ThinPrint
9 5 (6.02%) EMC
9 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.82%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.82%) BMC
10 4 (4.82%) Oracle
10 4 (4.82%) Symantec
11 3 (3.61%) Google
12 2 (2.41%) Amdocs
12 2 (2.41%) Dell
12 2 (2.41%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.41%) Xerox