Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 13 67
Rank change year-on-year -6 +54 -43
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 101 290 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.46% 12.32% 2.93%
As % of the System Software category 47.42% 60.29% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 214 19
North East median daily rate £310 £330 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +32.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £178 £188 £194
90th Percentile £433 £483 £359
England median daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 16
North East median hourly rate £13.25 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.93% +80.00% -32.58%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.02 £9.32
90th Percentile £46.50 £35.05 £26.38
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 213 481 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.84% 20.44% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 295 84
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +22.27%
10th Percentile £213 £195 £208
90th Percentile £565 £500 £638
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 59 37
North East median hourly rate £13.25 £26.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +3.92% -7.27%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.18 £9.80
90th Percentile £46.50 £31.35 £44.10
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -6 79 £310 -6.06% 26
Northumberland - 6 - -
Durham -22 4 £233 -15.45% 8
Teesside - 2 £388 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 North East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 87 (86.14%) Windows
2 61 (60.40%) Microsoft
3 40 (39.60%) Security Cleared
3 40 (39.60%) Windows Server
4 39 (38.61%) DNS
5 32 (31.68%) Citrix
6 31 (30.69%) SC Cleared
7 27 (26.73%) VMware
8 26 (25.74%) DHCP
9 25 (24.75%) MS Exchange
10 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (23.76%) SCCM
11 23 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (22.77%) SQL
11 23 (22.77%) Migration
12 22 (21.78%) ITIL
12 22 (21.78%) Skype for Business
12 22 (21.78%) Exchange Server 2010
13 20 (19.80%) XenApp
14 19 (18.81%) Office 365
15 18 (17.82%) XenDesktop
15 18 (17.82%) Hyper-V
15 18 (17.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 17 (16.83%) Ivanti
16 17 (16.83%) Firewall
16 17 (16.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 16 (15.84%) Microsoft App-V
18 15 (14.85%) SharePoint
18 15 (14.85%) XenServer
19 14 (13.86%) PowerShell

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 25 (24.75%) MS Exchange
2 22 (21.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (21.78%) Skype for Business
3 15 (14.85%) SharePoint
4 14 (13.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (11.88%) WebLogic
6 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (8.91%) JBoss
6 9 (8.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (7.92%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.81%) Office 365
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.97%) IaaS
4 3 (2.97%) PaaS
4 3 (2.97%) SaaS
5 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.98%) Google Drive
5 2 (1.98%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (38.61%) DNS
2 26 (25.74%) DHCP
3 17 (16.83%) Firewall
4 12 (11.88%) LDAP
4 12 (11.88%) OpenLDAP
5 11 (10.89%) SSH
6 10 (9.90%) SMS
7 9 (8.91%) Skype
8 5 (4.95%) WAN
9 4 (3.96%) LAN
9 4 (3.96%) VoIP
10 3 (2.97%) SAN
10 3 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.98%) 3G
11 2 (1.98%) NAS
11 2 (1.98%) PBX
11 2 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.98%) VPN
12 1 (0.99%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.99%) MS Access
2 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (7.92%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.95%) MSI
3 2 (1.98%) JIRA
4 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (3.96%) Retail
2 3 (2.97%) Finance
3 1 (0.99%) Advertising
3 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (18.81%) Consultant
2 14 (13.86%) Desktop Support
3 12 (11.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Service Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) IT Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) Messaging Specialist
6 6 (5.94%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (4.95%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Collaboration Specialist
7 5 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Migration Consultant
7 5 (4.95%) SCCM Consultant
7 5 (4.95%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (3.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) .NET
2 8 (7.92%) XML
3 1 (0.99%) HTML
3 1 (0.99%) HTML5
3 1 (0.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.97%) Clustering
2 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.97%) PKI
2 3 (2.97%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (86.14%) Windows
2 40 (39.60%) Windows Server
3 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (13.86%) Windows 7
5 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (13.86%) Windows XP
6 12 (11.88%) Linux
6 12 (11.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (11.88%) Unix
7 8 (7.92%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.96%) Solaris
9 3 (2.97%) Android
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.99%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.77%) Migration
2 22 (21.78%) ITIL
3 18 (17.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 9 (8.91%) Software Delivery
5 8 (7.92%) DevOps
5 8 (7.92%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.95%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.96%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.96%) ITSM
7 4 (3.96%) Server Building
8 3 (2.97%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (2.97%) Service Management
9 2 (1.98%) Change Management
9 2 (1.98%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (1.98%) Information Security
9 2 (1.98%) Integration Testing
9 2 (1.98%) OO
9 2 (1.98%) Software Distribution
9 2 (1.98%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) SQL
2 14 (13.86%) PowerShell
3 12 (11.88%) PL/SQL
4 10 (9.90%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.91%) C#
6 8 (7.92%) Korn
6 8 (7.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (39.60%) Security Cleared
2 31 (30.69%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (7.92%) Degree
5 8 (7.92%) MCSE
6 3 (2.97%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.98%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 20 (19.80%) XenApp
2 18 (17.82%) Hyper-V
2 18 (17.82%) XenDesktop
3 16 (15.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (14.85%) XenServer
5 12 (11.88%) NFS
6 9 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (7.92%) Brightmail
8 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.97%) vSphere
9 2 (1.98%) Xen
10 1 (0.99%) Firmware
10 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.99%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (23.76%) SCCM
2 17 (16.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.97%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.98%) WSUS
5 1 (0.99%) Ansible
5 1 (0.99%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.99%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.99%) Puppet
5 1 (0.99%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.99%) vRealize
Vendors
1 61 (60.40%) Microsoft
2 32 (31.68%) Citrix
3 27 (26.73%) VMware
4 17 (16.83%) Ivanti
5 12 (11.88%) Oracle
5 12 (11.88%) Red Hat
6 8 (7.92%) Cisco
6 8 (7.92%) IronPort
7 7 (6.93%) HP
8 3 (2.97%) Google
8 3 (2.97%) ThinPrint
9 2 (1.98%) Apple
9 2 (1.98%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.98%) IBM
9 2 (1.98%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.98%) McAfee
9 2 (1.98%) Symantec
10 1 (0.99%) Adobe
10 1 (0.99%) BEA
10 1 (0.99%) Mitel