The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 29 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 23 30
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 13 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 4.81% 3.83% 3.13%
As % of the System Software category 43.33% 57.14% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 5
Median daily rate £303 £184 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.62% -2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £108 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £369 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £313 £300
% change year-on-year -2.32% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £11.25
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 Northampton with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 30 14 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 11.11% 6.70% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 19
Median daily rate £375 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £131 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £360 £344
% change year-on-year +3.12% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Northampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Northampton

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Northampton over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Northampton

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Asset Management
3 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.00%) ITIL
5 9 (22.50%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 8 (20.00%) Unified Communications
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 8 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 8 (20.00%) DNS
6 8 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (17.50%) Intel Security
8 6 (15.00%) Linux
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (12.50%) BMC
9 5 (12.50%) VMware
9 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 5 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (12.50%) SCCM
10 4 (10.00%) Windows Vista
11 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
11 3 (7.50%) DHCP
11 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
12 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
12 2 (5.00%) BitLocker
12 2 (5.00%) Application Packaging

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) DNS
1 8 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (7.50%) DHCP
3 1 (2.50%) 3G
3 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.50%) LDAP
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Administrator
3 7 (17.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Server Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) IT Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
1 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (15.00%) Linux
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.00%) Unix
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Asset Management
2 10 (25.00%) ITIL
3 8 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 8 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 8 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 8 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.50%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (2.50%) Information Management
5 1 (2.50%) Information Security
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.50%) Server Building
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CISM
3 1 (2.50%) CISSP
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Intel Security
3 5 (12.50%) BMC
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday