The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / South East
Rank 28 20 15
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 485 702 774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.26% 7.67% 7.97%
As % of the System Software category 51.71% 55.49% 63.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 414 369
Median daily rate £330 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +0.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.90% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 93
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £43.20 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 938 1265 1219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.10% 13.82% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 783 617
Median daily rate £375 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 92 119
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.13% +31.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire -5 134 £330 +1.53% 34
Berkshire -1 98 £420 +41.17% 29
Buckinghamshire +12 83 £362 -9.05% 22
Surrey -14 74 £200 -48.22% 27
Oxfordshire -11 36 £225 - 21
Kent +11 28 £319 -23.00% 2
West Sussex -7 12 £198 -34.16% 3
Middlesex 0 7 £525 +61.53%
East Sussex -6 7 £275 -12.69% 6
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 778 (76.95%) Windows
2 470 (46.49%) Microsoft
3 340 (33.63%) Windows Server
4 305 (30.17%) VMware
5 268 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 247 (24.43%) Windows 7
7 233 (23.05%) Security Cleared
8 208 (20.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 186 (18.40%) MS Office
10 173 (17.11%) ITIL
11 168 (16.62%) DNS
11 168 (16.62%) Citrix
12 167 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 164 (16.22%) SC Cleared
14 155 (15.33%) SCCM
14 155 (15.33%) Office 365
15 154 (15.23%) PowerShell
16 153 (15.13%) MS Exchange
17 141 (13.95%) MS Excel
18 123 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
19 116 (11.47%) Firewall
20 115 (11.37%) Windows Server 2003
21 113 (11.18%) Migration
22 109 (10.78%) SQL
22 109 (10.78%) Windows 10
23 107 (10.58%) Cisco
24 102 (10.09%) DHCP
25 99 (9.79%) SQL Server
25 99 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
26 98 (9.69%) Linux

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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
1 153 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 78 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (7.62%) Skype for Business
4 68 (6.73%) SharePoint
5 40 (3.96%) IIS
6 38 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (1.68%) Drupal
9 16 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.09%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.89%) Apache
11 9 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.79%) CMS
12 8 (0.79%) WordPress
13 7 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.49%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
16 3 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 186 (18.40%) MS Office
2 141 (13.95%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.30%) Staffware
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.099%) assyst
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 155 (15.33%) Office 365
2 99 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (1.48%) IaaS
6 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.59%) OneDrive
7 6 (0.59%) PaaS
7 6 (0.59%) SaaS
8 5 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (0.49%) SoftLayer
9 4 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.40%) G Suite
10 3 (0.30%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.099%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.099%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.099%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.099%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 168 (16.62%) DNS
2 116 (11.47%) Firewall
3 102 (10.09%) DHCP
4 92 (9.10%) TCP/IP
5 80 (7.91%) WAN
6 77 (7.62%) LAN
7 59 (5.84%) SAN
8 56 (5.54%) Skype
9 49 (4.85%) VPN
10 30 (2.97%) VoIP
11 29 (2.87%) LDAP
12 22 (2.18%) Internet
13 21 (2.08%) Wireless
14 19 (1.88%) NetScaler
14 19 (1.88%) Unified Communications
15 18 (1.78%) IPsec
16 17 (1.68%) SMTP
17 16 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (1.48%) Network Security
19 14 (1.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (1.68%) MySQL
6 16 (1.58%) DB2
7 9 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.49%) Big Data
9 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.40%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.30%) MS Access
11 3 (0.30%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (1.88%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.89%) MSI
3 8 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.49%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.40%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.40%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.40%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.40%) JIRA
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.40%) Selenium
5 4 (0.40%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.30%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.30%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.099%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.099%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.099%) Subversion
General
1 75 (7.42%) Finance
2 30 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.08%) Advertising
4 18 (1.78%) Retail
5 15 (1.48%) Back Office
5 15 (1.48%) Legal
6 9 (0.89%) Military
7 8 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.69%) Law
9 6 (0.59%) Local Government
10 5 (0.49%) Banking
10 5 (0.49%) French Language
11 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) German Language
13 2 (0.20%) Marketing
13 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 200 (19.78%) Analyst
2 132 (13.06%) Support Engineer
3 94 (9.30%) Architect
4 84 (8.31%) 2nd Line Support
4 84 (8.31%) Service Analyst
5 80 (7.91%) Service Desk Analyst
6 71 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 63 (6.23%) Support Analyst
8 61 (6.03%) Windows Engineer
9 58 (5.74%) Consultant
9 58 (5.74%) IT Support
10 53 (5.24%) Desktop Support
11 47 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
11 47 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 47 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 43 (4.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 43 (4.25%) Active Directory Engineer
13 40 (3.96%) Server Engineer
14 39 (3.86%) Wintel Engineer
15 38 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.17%) XML
2 23 (2.27%) SAML
3 15 (1.48%) Web Services
4 14 (1.38%) .NET
5 13 (1.29%) SailPoint
6 8 (0.79%) COM+
6 8 (0.79%) JSON
6 8 (0.79%) YAML
7 7 (0.69%) HTML
8 4 (0.40%) ADO
9 3 (0.30%) CSS
9 3 (0.30%) Flash
9 3 (0.30%) J2EE
9 3 (0.30%) REST
10 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.20%) Java EE
10 2 (0.20%) OAuth
10 2 (0.20%) SAP Smart Forms
10 2 (0.20%) WAP
11 1 (0.099%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 43 (4.25%) PKI
3 40 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.76%) Replication
5 37 (3.66%) Data Centre
6 36 (3.56%) Clustering
7 21 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.98%) Blackberry
8 20 (1.98%) Smartphone
9 19 (1.88%) Fat Client
9 19 (1.88%) Thin Client
10 15 (1.48%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.19%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.09%) CESG
14 10 (0.99%) iPad
15 9 (0.89%) iPhone
15 9 (0.89%) iSeries
15 9 (0.89%) NHS
15 9 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 778 (76.95%) Windows
2 340 (33.63%) Windows Server
3 268 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 247 (24.43%) Windows 7
5 208 (20.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 115 (11.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 109 (10.78%) Windows 10
8 98 (9.69%) Linux
9 45 (4.45%) Windows 8
10 40 (3.96%) Unix
11 37 (3.66%) Windows XP
12 35 (3.46%) Android
13 31 (3.07%) Windows Vista
14 24 (2.37%) Solaris
15 23 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (2.18%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.99%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.79%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.59%) SUSE
19 6 (0.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (17.11%) ITIL
2 113 (11.18%) Migration
3 51 (5.04%) Incident Management
4 48 (4.75%) Service Management
5 44 (4.35%) Change Management
6 38 (3.76%) Customer Requirements
7 37 (3.66%) Problem Management
8 31 (3.07%) ITIL V3
8 31 (3.07%) Patch Management
9 29 (2.87%) Service Delivery
10 28 (2.77%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (2.57%) DevOps
11 26 (2.57%) Virtual Environments
12 25 (2.47%) Configuration Management
12 25 (2.47%) Project Management
13 22 (2.18%) ITSM
13 22 (2.18%) Mobile Device Management
13 22 (2.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (2.08%) Server Building
14 21 (2.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (15.23%) PowerShell
2 109 (10.78%) SQL
3 53 (5.24%) VBScript
4 25 (2.47%) Python
5 19 (1.88%) Java
6 17 (1.68%) VB
7 12 (1.19%) C#
8 10 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.89%) C++
10 8 (0.79%) Perl
11 5 (0.49%) PHP
11 5 (0.49%) Ruby
12 4 (0.40%) C
12 4 (0.40%) F#
13 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.099%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.099%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.099%) VB6
14 1 (0.099%) VBA
14 1 (0.099%) VC++
Qualifications
1 233 (23.05%) Security Cleared
2 164 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 123 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (5.84%) MCSA
5 56 (5.54%) DV Cleared
6 43 (4.25%) MCSE
7 39 (3.86%) MCP
8 37 (3.66%) MCITP
9 25 (2.47%) Degree
10 18 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.48%) CISSP
11 15 (1.48%) MCTS
12 14 (1.38%) CCNP
13 13 (1.29%) CCNA
13 13 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.99%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
15 7 (0.69%) CISMP
15 7 (0.69%) CRISC
15 7 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.95%) SLA
2 18 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.09%) QA
4 9 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.49%) RMADS
7 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.20%) PMO
8 1 (0.099%) GDPR
8 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 167 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (9.50%) Hyper-V
3 62 (6.13%) vSphere
4 58 (5.74%) XenApp
5 38 (3.76%) VMware ESX
6 37 (3.66%) XenDesktop
7 30 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.38%) vCloud
11 13 (1.29%) BitLocker
12 12 (1.19%) XenServer
13 10 (0.99%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.99%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.79%) UAG
16 7 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
18 5 (0.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 155 (15.33%) SCCM
2 45 (4.45%) WSUS
3 34 (3.36%) SCOM
4 26 (2.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 24 (2.37%) Ansible
5 24 (2.37%) Puppet
6 21 (2.08%) NetBackup
7 20 (1.98%) Tivoli
8 18 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (1.48%) AirWatch
11 12 (1.19%) Nessus
12 11 (1.09%) Netcool
13 10 (0.99%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.89%) AppDNA
14 9 (0.89%) EdgeSight
14 9 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.89%) vRealize
15 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 470 (46.49%) Microsoft
2 305 (30.17%) VMware
3 168 (16.62%) Citrix
4 107 (10.58%) Cisco
5 94 (9.30%) HP
6 46 (4.55%) Oracle
7 42 (4.15%) NetApp
8 41 (4.06%) Symantec
9 39 (3.86%) Remedy
10 36 (3.56%) Dell
11 32 (3.17%) Intel Security
12 25 (2.47%) CheckPoint
13 23 (2.27%) Apple
14 19 (1.88%) ServiceNow
15 18 (1.78%) IBM
15 18 (1.78%) Sophos
15 18 (1.78%) Veritas
16 16 (1.58%) LANDesk
16 16 (1.58%) Red Hat
16 16 (1.58%) Wyse
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £20000 - £25250 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 24 days ago