Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 18 13
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 +48
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 75 106 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.72% 8.71% 14.09%
As % of the System Software category 34.72% 51.96% 60.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 63 262
North East median daily rate £400 £310 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -3.88% +21.70%
10th Percentile £214 £178 £200
90th Percentile £461 £424 £475
England median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 61
North East median hourly rate £14.74 £12.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.59% -53.64% +83.33%
10th Percentile £8.89 £9.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £20.40 £47.50 £29.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.08% -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 216 204 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.48% 16.76% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 140 381
North East median daily rate £433 £335 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.33% +6.35% -10.00%
10th Percentile £245 £210 £205
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 74
North East median hourly rate £15.48 £12.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% -52.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £8.89 £9.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £21.05 £47.50 £29.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -17 58 £400 +29.03% 19
Durham -6 10 £280 - 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 57 (76.00%) Windows
2 41 (54.67%) Microsoft
3 36 (48.00%) Security Cleared
4 32 (42.67%) SC Cleared
4 32 (42.67%) Windows Server
5 29 (38.67%) ITIL
6 27 (36.00%) SQL Server
6 27 (36.00%) HP
7 26 (34.67%) VMware
8 22 (29.33%) MS Exchange
8 22 (29.33%) SCCM
9 19 (25.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (22.67%) SQL
11 16 (21.33%) Linux
11 16 (21.33%) Puppet
12 15 (20.00%) XenApp
12 15 (20.00%) GitLab
12 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (20.00%) vCenter Server
13 14 (18.67%) BMC
13 14 (18.67%) Shell Script
13 14 (18.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (18.67%) Red Hat
13 14 (18.67%) Oracle
13 14 (18.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (18.67%) vMotion
13 14 (18.67%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (18.67%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (18.67%) Security Hardening

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 22 (29.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.33%) Office 365
3 3 (4.00%) IaaS
3 3 (4.00%) PaaS
3 3 (4.00%) SaaS
4 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) Firewall
2 11 (14.67%) DHCP
3 9 (12.00%) DNS
3 9 (12.00%) NAS
3 9 (12.00%) SAN
4 8 (10.67%) HTTP
4 8 (10.67%) HTTPS
4 8 (10.67%) iSCSI
5 7 (9.33%) LAN
6 5 (6.67%) Internet
6 5 (6.67%) WAN
7 3 (4.00%) WLAN
8 2 (2.67%) Network Security
8 2 (2.67%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.33%) Skype
9 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.33%) VoIP
9 1 (1.33%) VPN
9 1 (1.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (20.00%) GitLab
2 12 (16.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (2.67%) Back Office
1 2 (2.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Games
2 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (16.00%) Administrator
1 12 (16.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (10.67%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (9.33%) Desktop Support
3 7 (9.33%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (8.00%) Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Server Administrator
5 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) Middleware
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Clustering
2 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.00%) NHS
3 3 (4.00%) PKI
3 3 (4.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.67%) Handset
4 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (76.00%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Windows Server
3 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (21.33%) Linux
5 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (17.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (17.33%) Windows 7
8 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.33%) Android
9 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.00%) Windows Phone
10 3 (4.00%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) ITIL
2 14 (18.67%) Capacity Planning
2 14 (18.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (18.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 14 (18.67%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (18.67%) Security Hardening
3 13 (17.33%) ITSM
3 13 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (13.33%) Service Management
5 9 (12.00%) Runbook
6 8 (10.67%) Decision-Making
6 8 (10.67%) OO
6 8 (10.67%) Software Distribution
6 8 (10.67%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.00%) Statistics
8 4 (5.33%) DevOps
8 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.33%) Open Source
8 4 (5.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) SQL
2 14 (18.67%) Shell Script
3 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) C#
4 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (42.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.67%) MCSA
6 2 (2.67%) MCSE
7 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.33%) CCNA
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) MCP
7 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.67%) QA
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (25.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (20.00%) XenApp
3 14 (18.67%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (18.67%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (18.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.00%) vSphere
5 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (29.33%) SCCM
2 16 (21.33%) Puppet
3 15 (20.00%) vCenter Server
4 14 (18.67%) SCOM
4 14 (18.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 14 (18.67%) vMotion
5 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (12.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 3 (4.00%) AirWatch
7 3 (4.00%) Ansible
7 3 (4.00%) SAP Afaria
7 3 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (4.00%) XenMobile
8 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (54.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.00%) HP
3 26 (34.67%) VMware
4 14 (18.67%) 3PAR
4 14 (18.67%) BMC
4 14 (18.67%) Oracle
4 14 (18.67%) Red Hat
5 13 (17.33%) EMC
6 9 (12.00%) Citrix
7 5 (6.67%) McAfee
7 5 (6.67%) SAP
8 4 (5.33%) Ivanti
9 3 (4.00%) Apple
10 2 (2.67%) Amdocs
10 2 (2.67%) BT
10 2 (2.67%) Cisco
10 2 (2.67%) NetApp
10 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.67%) Xerox
11 1 (1.33%) ThinPrint