Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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
England > North East
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 13 63
Rank change year-on-year -6 +50 -37
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 108 352 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.88% 13.77% 3.33%
As % of the System Software category 52.43% 58.86% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 255 25
North East median daily rate £310 £325 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +29.74% -1.57%
10th Percentile £178 £195 £191
90th Percentile £429 £475 £348
England median daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year -7.69% +6.56% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 56 17
North East median hourly rate £12.75 £27.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.05% +85.00% -32.58%
10th Percentile £9.75 £11.13 £9.36
90th Percentile £47.50 £29.50 £26.70
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 206 598 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.94% 23.39% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 376 98
North East median daily rate £335 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% -8.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £198 £200 £208
90th Percentile £550 £487 £576
England median daily rate £436 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +5.70% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 70 41
North East median hourly rate £12.75 £27.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.78% +5.88% -7.27%
10th Percentile £9.75 £12.09 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £29.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £16.62 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.89% +3.23% -

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 -5 87 £310 -4.62% 8
Northumberland - 6 - -
Durham -21 4 £215 -14.00% 4
Teesside - 2 £388 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 North East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 92 (85.19%) Windows
2 56 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 48 (44.44%) DNS
4 40 (37.04%) Windows Server
5 39 (36.11%) Security Cleared
6 32 (29.63%) Citrix
7 31 (28.70%) SQL
8 30 (27.78%) SC Cleared
9 27 (25.00%) VMware
10 26 (24.07%) DHCP
11 25 (23.15%) MS Exchange
12 24 (22.22%) Linux
12 24 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 23 (21.30%) Oracle
13 23 (21.30%) WebLogic
13 23 (21.30%) Red Hat
13 23 (21.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (20.37%) SCCM
14 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
14 22 (20.37%) Skype for Business
14 22 (20.37%) Windows XP
14 22 (20.37%) Unix
14 22 (20.37%) Migration
14 22 (20.37%) Firewall
15 21 (19.44%) PL/SQL
15 21 (19.44%) LDAP
15 21 (19.44%) NFS
15 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (19.44%) OpenLDAP

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 (23.15%) MS Exchange
2 23 (21.30%) WebLogic
3 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (20.37%) Skype for Business
4 18 (16.67%) JBoss
5 13 (12.04%) SharePoint
6 12 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (7.41%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.67%) Office 365
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.78%) IaaS
5 2 (1.85%) Google Drive
5 2 (1.85%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.85%) PaaS
5 2 (1.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 48 (44.44%) DNS
2 26 (24.07%) DHCP
3 22 (20.37%) Firewall
4 21 (19.44%) LDAP
4 21 (19.44%) OpenLDAP
5 20 (18.52%) SSH
6 10 (9.26%) SMS
7 9 (8.33%) Skype
8 6 (5.56%) WAN
9 5 (4.63%) LAN
10 4 (3.70%) VoIP
11 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.85%) PBX
12 2 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.85%) SAN
12 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.93%) Internet
13 1 (0.93%) ISDN
13 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.93%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.93%) MS Access
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.63%) MSI
3 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.78%) JIRA
3 3 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.93%) GitLab
General
1 4 (3.70%) Retail
2 3 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Advertising
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (18.52%) Consultant
2 12 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 12 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
9 5 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (4.63%) Collaboration Specialist
9 5 (4.63%) IT Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Migration Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) SCCM Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Linux Support
10 4 (3.70%) Linux Support Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) .NET
2 8 (7.41%) XML
3 2 (1.85%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.78%) Clustering
2 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.78%) PKI
2 3 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 92 (85.19%) Windows
2 40 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 24 (22.22%) Linux
4 23 (21.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (20.37%) Unix
5 22 (20.37%) Windows XP
6 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.63%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.70%) Solaris
11 3 (2.78%) Android
11 3 (2.78%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 22 (20.37%) Migration
3 19 (17.59%) ITIL
4 14 (12.96%) DevOps
5 8 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.41%) Software Delivery
6 6 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.63%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.70%) Server Building
9 3 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.78%) ITSM
9 3 (2.78%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (2.78%) Service Management
10 2 (1.85%) Change Management
10 2 (1.85%) Information Security
10 2 (1.85%) Integration Testing
10 2 (1.85%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.85%) Telematics
10 2 (1.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.70%) SQL
2 21 (19.44%) PL/SQL
3 16 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 15 (13.89%) Korn
4 15 (13.89%) Perl
5 9 (8.33%) C#
5 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 30 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (8.33%) MCSE
6 8 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (7.41%) Degree
7 3 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (19.44%) NFS
2 19 (17.59%) XenApp
3 18 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 17 (15.74%) Hyper-V
5 15 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (13.89%) XenServer
6 8 (7.41%) Brightmail
6 8 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.78%) vSphere
8 2 (1.85%) Xen
9 1 (0.93%) Firmware
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.93%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (20.37%) SCCM
2 12 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.70%) Ansible
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.78%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.85%) Dollar Universe
5 2 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.85%) WSUS
6 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.93%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.93%) Puppet
6 1 (0.93%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.93%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.63%) Citrix
3 27 (25.00%) VMware
4 23 (21.30%) Oracle
4 23 (21.30%) Red Hat
5 16 (14.81%) AppSense
6 9 (8.33%) Cisco
7 8 (7.41%) HP
7 8 (7.41%) IronPort
8 3 (2.78%) Google
8 3 (2.78%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.85%) Apple
9 2 (1.85%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.85%) IBM
9 2 (1.85%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.85%) McAfee
9 2 (1.85%) Symantec
9 2 (1.85%) ThinPrint
10 1 (0.93%) Meraki
10 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds