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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 29 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 8 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.19% 3.17% 5.17%
As % of the System Software category 24.24% 34.29% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Median daily rate £289 £325 £277
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +17.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £110 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £353 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £16.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.72% +19.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 33 35 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 9.02% 9.23% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 13
Median daily rate £375 £356 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -12.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £161 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £11.09 £18.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.88% +38.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £14.55 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £29.75 £16.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Northampton +1 5 £289 +77.69%
Kettering +2 1 £375 +5.26% 1
Active Directory
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 6 (23.08%) DNS
6 5 (19.23%) LAN
6 5 (19.23%) WAN
6 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
6 5 (19.23%) SCCM
6 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Vista
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (11.54%) DHCP
8 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
9 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
9 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
9 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
9 2 (7.69%) SCOM
9 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared

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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Documentum
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) FileNet
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Pega PRPC
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) LAN
2 5 (19.23%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.85%) ADSL
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Ant
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Server Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Vista
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
3 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.85%) Document Management
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) SDLC
4 1 (3.85%) Server Building
4 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCSE
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) BMC
3 2 (7.69%) Dell
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (3.85%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Juniper
4 1 (3.85%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (3.85%) Pega
4 1 (3.85%) TIBCO