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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 19 14 9
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 7 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 4.24% 3.85% 11.83%
As % of the System Software category 36.84% 28.57% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £450 £270 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.51% -4.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £254 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £286 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £47.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.86% +267.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £47.83 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £47.83 £25.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 Portsmouth with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 19 14 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 11.52% 13.46% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
Median daily rate £450 £365 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.28% +29.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £251 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £433 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.83 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.54% +51.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £47.83 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.83 £32.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Portsmouth

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco
5 6 (37.50%) Service Management
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) SLA
6 5 (31.25%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (18.75%) Skype
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 2 (12.50%) vSphere
9 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (12.50%) NETGEAR
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (12.50%) PKI
9 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
9 2 (12.50%) SCCM

Active Directory
Top Related 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Skype
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) PCoIP
3 1 (6.25%) PSTN
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) WebEx
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) French Language
2 1 (6.25%) Italian Language
2 1 (6.25%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Service Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss Seam
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) NFS
1 2 (12.50%) Samba
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) DameWare
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) NETGEAR