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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 17 38
Rank change year-on-year -4 +21  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 65 113 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.38% 10.39% 3.43%
As % of the System Software category 68.42% 66.08% 47.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 4
Median daily rate £390 £273 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.11% +2.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £190 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £310 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 11
Median hourly rate £28.25 £27.29 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +127.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £28.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 95 171 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 13.71% 15.72% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 92 23
Median daily rate £390 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £362 £348
% change year-on-year -0.41% +3.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 12
Median hourly rate £24.50 £26.58 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.80% +121.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £12.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £28.50 £24.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -6 59 £420 +55.55% 6
Durham -3 3 £170 +54.54% 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 122 (88.41%) Windows
2 83 (60.14%) Security Cleared
3 81 (58.70%) Windows Server
4 71 (51.45%) Microsoft
5 68 (49.28%) SC Cleared
6 61 (44.20%) DNS
7 53 (38.41%) DHCP
8 47 (34.06%) PowerShell
9 41 (29.71%) Windows 7
10 37 (26.81%) SCCM
11 36 (26.09%) Linux
12 34 (24.64%) Unix
12 34 (24.64%) Red Hat
12 34 (24.64%) VMware
12 34 (24.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 32 (23.19%) ITIL
14 31 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 31 (22.46%) Analytical Skills
15 30 (21.74%) Change Control
15 30 (21.74%) SQL
15 30 (21.74%) Oracle
15 30 (21.74%) Citrix
16 29 (21.01%) WebLogic
16 29 (21.01%) Windows Server 2003
16 29 (21.01%) BusinessObjects
16 29 (21.01%) Git (software)
17 28 (20.29%) Software Packaging
17 28 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (20.29%) DevOps
18 27 (19.57%) Configuration Management

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 29 (21.01%) WebLogic
2 23 (16.67%) Confluence
3 19 (13.77%) MS Exchange
4 17 (12.32%) SharePoint
5 14 (10.14%) Skype for Business
6 12 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (7.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (5.80%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (5.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (3.62%) JBoss
10 3 (2.17%) IIS
11 2 (1.45%) CMS
11 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (13.04%) Trello
4 16 (11.59%) Office 365
5 5 (3.62%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.17%) Yammer
7 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 61 (44.20%) DNS
2 53 (38.41%) DHCP
3 19 (13.77%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.70%) Skype
5 10 (7.25%) LDAP
6 9 (6.52%) 3G
6 9 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (5.07%) Internet
7 7 (5.07%) Intranet
7 7 (5.07%) SSL
8 6 (4.35%) Firewall
9 5 (3.62%) OpenLDAP
9 5 (3.62%) SSH
10 4 (2.90%) SMS
11 3 (2.17%) LAN
12 2 (1.45%) HTTP
12 2 (1.45%) PBX
12 2 (1.45%) VoIP
12 2 (1.45%) VPN
12 2 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.01%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (21.01%) Git (software)
2 24 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 24 (17.39%) Sonatype Nexus
3 23 (16.67%) JIRA
4 18 (13.04%) GitLab
5 4 (2.90%) MSI
6 2 (1.45%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (2.90%) Finance
2 2 (1.45%) Military
3 1 (0.72%) Publishing
3 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 27 (19.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (11.59%) Desktop Support
3 16 (11.59%) Migration Engineer
4 15 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 12 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (7.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 11 (7.97%) Server Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 8 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Analyst
8 8 (5.80%) Azure DevOps
8 8 (5.80%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) IT Analyst
9 7 (5.07%) Service Analyst
9 7 (5.07%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.29%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.45%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.72%) HTML5
3 1 (0.72%) Wayland
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (22.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.52%) Fat Client
2 9 (6.52%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.07%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.17%) Clustering
5 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 122 (88.41%) Windows
2 81 (58.70%) Windows Server
3 41 (29.71%) Windows 7
4 36 (26.09%) Linux
5 34 (24.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (24.64%) Unix
6 31 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (21.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (6.52%) Windows 10
9 9 (6.52%) Windows 8
10 7 (5.07%) Android
10 7 (5.07%) Apple iOS
10 7 (5.07%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.19%) ITIL
2 30 (21.74%) Change Control
3 28 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (20.29%) DevOps
4 27 (19.57%) Configuration Management
5 19 (13.77%) Migration
6 18 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (13.04%) Open Source
7 16 (11.59%) Virtual Environments
8 13 (9.42%) Software Delivery
9 7 (5.07%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (5.07%) Visualisation
10 6 (4.35%) Software Distribution
10 6 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 6 (4.35%) Workflow
11 5 (3.62%) OO
11 5 (3.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.62%) Project Management
11 5 (3.62%) Server Building
12 4 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.06%) PowerShell
2 30 (21.74%) SQL
3 10 (7.25%) Perl
4 5 (3.62%) Java
4 5 (3.62%) Korn
4 5 (3.62%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.90%) VB
6 2 (1.45%) REXX
6 2 (1.45%) Tcl
6 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.45%) VBScript
7 1 (0.72%) C#
7 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 83 (60.14%) Security Cleared
2 68 (49.28%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (5.07%) MCSE
6 5 (3.62%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.17%) Degree
8 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.72%) HND
9 1 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.52%) SLA
2 5 (3.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 22 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.32%) XenApp
3 16 (11.59%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (5.07%) XenServer
6 6 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.62%) Docker
7 5 (3.62%) NFS
8 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (26.81%) SCCM
2 24 (17.39%) Ansible
2 24 (17.39%) Dollar Universe
3 14 (10.14%) HP SiteScope
4 10 (7.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (3.62%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.62%) Puppet
7 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.45%) Netcool
8 2 (1.45%) SCOM
8 2 (1.45%) WMI
8 2 (1.45%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.72%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.72%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.72%) SafeCom
9 1 (0.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 71 (51.45%) Microsoft
2 34 (24.64%) Red Hat
2 34 (24.64%) VMware
3 30 (21.74%) Citrix
3 30 (21.74%) Oracle
4 24 (17.39%) TIBCO
5 23 (16.67%) Atlassian
6 22 (15.94%) HP
7 13 (9.42%) AppSense
8 8 (5.80%) ThinPrint
9 7 (5.07%) Trend Micro
10 5 (3.62%) IBM
10 5 (3.62%) Sun
11 3 (2.17%) Cisco
11 3 (2.17%) Symantec
12 2 (1.45%) Apple
12 2 (1.45%) Borland
12 2 (1.45%) NetApp
12 2 (1.45%) SAP
12 2 (1.45%) Serena
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