The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 24 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
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 6.41% 18.00% 10.64%
As % of the System Software category 52.63% 77.14% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Median daily rate £281 £450 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +69.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £348 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £850 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 4
Median hourly rate £13.25 £47.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.29% +267.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £32.30 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £48.29 £27.00
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 Portsmouth with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 19 35 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 12.18% 23.33% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
Median daily rate £450 £488 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.72% +267.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £31.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £49.46 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Portsmouth

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Portsmouth

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Portsmouth

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

1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) ITIL
4 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 7 (38.89%) VMware
6 5 (27.78%) Service Management
6 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
6 5 (27.78%) SLA
6 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Skype
7 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
8 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (11.11%) Veeam
9 2 (11.11%) Time Management
9 2 (11.11%) Office 365
9 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (11.11%) SAN
9 2 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (11.11%) Unix

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Skype
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) PSTN
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.56%) VoIP
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) French Language
1 1 (5.56%) Italian Language
1 1 (5.56%) Military
1 1 (5.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) IT Support
7 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Basis
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Solaris
5 2 (11.11%) Unix
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Service Management
3 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) BCP
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security
5 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Security
5 1 (5.56%) Server Building
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) ABAP
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) MCSA
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Veeam
5 1 (5.56%) Ariba
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) Meraki
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec