Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 23 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 113 106 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.65% 8.19% 12.94%
As % of the System Software category 41.09% 63.86% 60.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 48 186
North East median daily rate £273 £290 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.03% +3.57% +1.82%
10th Percentile £203 £166 £205
90th Percentile £349 £513 £344
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 46
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.28% +3.57% +115.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.38 £11.18
90th Percentile £29.75 £39.00 £36.25
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - -

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 275 166 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.04% 12.83% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 99 322
North East median daily rate £333 £344 £287
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.34% +20.07% -4.50%
10th Percentile £225 £184 £205
90th Percentile £468 £500 £415
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 50
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £28.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.13% +2.68% +115.38%
10th Percentile £11.08 £9.44 £11.24
90th Percentile £27.50 £38.88 £36.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 98 £275 -5.17% 8
Durham -1 10 £250 +49.25% 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 101 (89.38%) Windows
2 84 (74.34%) Windows Server
3 75 (66.37%) Citrix
4 74 (65.49%) DHCP
5 73 (64.60%) DNS
6 71 (62.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (61.06%) Security Cleared
8 60 (53.10%) Microsoft
9 58 (51.33%) VMware
9 58 (51.33%) SC Cleared
10 50 (44.25%) ITIL
11 49 (43.36%) SAP
12 46 (40.71%) VMware Infrastructure
13 45 (39.82%) XenApp
13 45 (39.82%) Ivanti
14 40 (35.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 38 (33.63%) HP
15 38 (33.63%) vSphere
16 33 (29.20%) XenDesktop
17 32 (28.32%) NetScaler
17 32 (28.32%) IIS
18 30 (26.55%) Business Continuity
19 28 (24.78%) SAN
20 26 (23.01%) Service Delivery
21 25 (22.12%) Project Management
22 24 (21.24%) PKI
22 24 (21.24%) Degree
22 24 (21.24%) Computer Science
22 24 (21.24%) Computer Science Degree
23 23 (20.35%) Management Information System

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 32 (28.32%) IIS
2 20 (17.70%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.77%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) Office 365
2 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
4 1 (0.88%) PaaS
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (65.49%) DHCP
2 73 (64.60%) DNS
3 32 (28.32%) NetScaler
4 28 (24.78%) SAN
5 13 (11.50%) 3G
5 13 (11.50%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (5.31%) VPN
7 4 (3.54%) Firewall
7 4 (3.54%) LAN
7 4 (3.54%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.54%) SMS
7 4 (3.54%) WAN
8 3 (2.65%) Internet
9 1 (0.88%) HTTP
9 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.88%) NAS
9 1 (0.88%) Network Security
9 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) JIRA
2 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.88%) MSI
General
1 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.88%) Finance
2 1 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (26.55%) Support Engineer
2 23 (20.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 18 (15.93%) Citrix Engineer
4 14 (12.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (12.39%) Mobility Engineer
5 11 (9.73%) Analyst
6 7 (6.19%) Service Analyst
6 7 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.54%) Citrix Support
8 4 (3.54%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.77%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.24%) Computer Science
1 24 (21.24%) PKI
2 23 (20.35%) Management Information System
3 13 (11.50%) Fat Client
3 13 (11.50%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.31%) Clustering
5 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.54%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.88%) iPhone
9 1 (0.88%) NHS
9 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (89.38%) Windows
2 84 (74.34%) Windows Server
3 71 (62.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (35.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (19.47%) Android
5 22 (19.47%) Apple iOS
6 20 (17.70%) Windows 7
7 19 (16.81%) Windows Phone
7 19 (16.81%) Windows Phone 8
8 15 (13.27%) Windows 10
9 12 (10.62%) Windows 8
10 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (3.54%) Linux
11 4 (3.54%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.65%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.77%) CentOS
13 2 (1.77%) Unix
14 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (44.25%) ITIL
2 30 (26.55%) Business Continuity
3 26 (23.01%) Service Delivery
4 25 (22.12%) Project Management
5 19 (16.81%) Incident Management
6 18 (15.93%) Content Management
7 14 (12.39%) Software Delivery
8 6 (5.31%) ITSM
9 5 (4.42%) DevOps
9 5 (4.42%) Migration
9 5 (4.42%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (4.42%) Service Management
10 4 (3.54%) Proactive Monitoring
10 4 (3.54%) Server Building
11 3 (2.65%) Performance Improvement
11 3 (2.65%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (2.65%) Software Deployment
11 3 (2.65%) Statistics
12 2 (1.77%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (1.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.58%) SQL
2 10 (8.85%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.77%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.88%) VB
4 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (61.06%) Security Cleared
2 58 (51.33%) SC Cleared
3 24 (21.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (21.24%) Degree
4 19 (16.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (11.50%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (4.42%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (40.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (39.82%) XenApp
3 38 (33.63%) vSphere
4 33 (29.20%) XenDesktop
5 12 (10.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (7.08%) Hyper-V
7 6 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.77%) XenServer
9 1 (0.88%) Firmware
9 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (19.47%) SCCM
2 20 (17.70%) AirWatch
3 19 (16.81%) SAP Afaria
3 19 (16.81%) XenMobile
4 17 (15.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (6.19%) Ansible
6 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (4.42%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.42%) Puppet
8 4 (3.54%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.77%) Dollar Universe
10 1 (0.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.88%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.88%) SafeCom
10 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 75 (66.37%) Citrix
2 60 (53.10%) Microsoft
3 58 (51.33%) VMware
4 49 (43.36%) SAP
5 45 (39.82%) Ivanti
6 38 (33.63%) HP
7 21 (18.58%) McAfee
8 19 (16.81%) Apple
9 12 (10.62%) ThinPrint
10 4 (3.54%) Symantec
11 3 (2.65%) Google
12 2 (1.77%) Cisco
12 2 (1.77%) Oracle
12 2 (1.77%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.77%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.77%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.88%) Meraki
13 1 (0.88%) Nimble Storage
13 1 (0.88%) SonicWALL
13 1 (0.88%) Veeam