Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 24 November 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 31 37
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 20 51 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.92% 5.50% 3.26%
As % of the System Software category 39.22% 61.45% 56.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 12
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £288 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -15.44% +13.33%
10th Percentile £181 £134 £270
90th Percentile £438 £375 £407
East Midlands median daily rate £291 £339 £275
% change year-on-year -14.02% +23.18% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 13
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £11.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.82% -
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £12.64 £12.50
% change year-on-year +2.87% +1.10% -3.85%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 51 83 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 7.46% 8.95% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 24
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -11.86% +9.26%
10th Percentile £263 £145 £250
90th Percentile £438 £505 £475
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £380 £325
% change year-on-year -13.82% +16.92% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 12
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £11.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.82% -
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -3.85%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Northampton -21 10 £375 +30.43% 1
Kettering -2 1 - -
Active Directory
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco
3 9 (45.00%) VMware
4 8 (40.00%) LAN
4 8 (40.00%) WAN
4 8 (40.00%) HP
5 7 (35.00%) ITIL
5 7 (35.00%) Firewall
5 7 (35.00%) SCCM
6 5 (25.00%) SCOM
6 5 (25.00%) MCSE
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (15.00%) AppSense
8 3 (15.00%) Information Security
8 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management
8 3 (15.00%) Security Management
8 3 (15.00%) Supplier Management
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (15.00%) SLA
8 3 (15.00%) SAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) LAN
1 8 (40.00%) WAN
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) Skype
4 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) LDAP
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) VSAN
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Communications Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) Security Management
3 3 (15.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) Content Management
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Presales
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) MCSE
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) VCAP
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 5 (25.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) AppSense
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee