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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 29 35
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 20 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 5.22% 3.20% 3.04%
As % of the System Software category 52.63% 54.55% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 8
Median daily rate £315 £205 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.65% -0.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £110 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £333 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.51% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £12.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 - £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 - £13.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 38 22 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 9.92% 5.87% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 39
Median daily rate £325 £250 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -31.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £12.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 - £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 - £13.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Northamptonshire

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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

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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 30 March 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 +7 16 £303 +51.25% 5
Kettering - 4 £375 - 1
Active Directory
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 46 (79.31%) Windows
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 18 (31.03%) Asset Management
4 16 (27.59%) SCCM
5 14 (24.14%) ITIL
5 14 (24.14%) Intel Security
5 14 (24.14%) Windows Server
6 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (20.69%) Windows 10
8 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
9 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
9 10 (17.24%) DNS
9 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
9 10 (17.24%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (15.52%) Application Packaging
10 9 (15.52%) VMware
10 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (13.79%) Data Protection
11 8 (13.79%) BitLocker
11 8 (13.79%) Unified Communications
11 8 (13.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 8 (13.79%) Data Loss Prevention
12 7 (12.07%) OneDrive
12 7 (12.07%) Linux
13 6 (10.34%) MS Office
13 6 (10.34%) BMC
13 6 (10.34%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
14 5 (8.62%) Windows XP

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 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
2 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (10.34%) MS Office
3 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) OneDrive
2 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) DNS
2 8 (13.79%) Unified Communications
3 4 (6.90%) DHCP
3 4 (6.90%) LAN
3 4 (6.90%) WAN
4 3 (5.17%) SAN
4 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.45%) Intranet
5 2 (3.45%) NAS
5 2 (3.45%) Skype
5 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.72%) 3G
6 1 (1.72%) ADSL
6 1 (1.72%) Firewall
6 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.72%) LDAP
6 1 (1.72%) MPLS
6 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Legal
2 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Analyst
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Service Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Service Desk Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Administrator
5 6 (10.34%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.62%) IT Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) IT Support
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (5.17%) Service Desk Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (79.31%) Windows
2 14 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (20.69%) Windows 10
5 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (12.07%) Linux
8 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (5.17%) Windows Vista
11 2 (3.45%) Unix
12 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Asset Management
2 14 (24.14%) ITIL
3 9 (15.52%) Application Packaging
3 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (13.79%) Data Loss Prevention
4 8 (13.79%) Data Protection
4 8 (13.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 2 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.72%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (1.72%) Information Management
7 1 (1.72%) Information Security
7 1 (1.72%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (1.72%) Process Improvement
7 1 (1.72%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) Server Building
7 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.17%) MCSE
3 2 (3.45%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.72%) CISM
4 1 (1.72%) CISSP
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.72%) MCITP
4 1 (1.72%) MCP
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) BitLocker
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (27.59%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.14%) Intel Security
3 9 (15.52%) VMware
4 6 (10.34%) BMC
5 5 (8.62%) Dell
6 2 (3.45%) Webroot
7 1 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix
7 1 (1.72%) Juniper
7 1 (1.72%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle
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