Period
to 19 November 2019

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 6 months to 19 November 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 21 22
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1,172 1,255 1,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.68% 7.59% 7.30%
As % of the System Software category 54.16% 48.08% 49.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 703 720
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% -3.08%
10th Percentile £133 £135 £120
90th Percentile £579 £517 £494
England median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 136 131
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.64 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £28.50 £25.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +3.33% -

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2,164 2,610 2,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.02% 15.79% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,283 1,556 1,447
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.87% +5.07%
10th Percentile £158 £181 £143
90th Percentile £606 £575 £538
England median daily rate £454 £455 £425
% change year-on-year -0.33% +7.06% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 171 181
South East median hourly rate £17.20 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.52% -4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 November 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2019.

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 6 months to 19 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -3 426 £274 -25.95% 141
Hampshire +5 376 £400 - 73
Berkshire +8 241 £300 -17.24% 68
Surrey +8 184 £425 +50.44% 62
Buckinghamshire -1 127 £350 -0.07% 40
West Sussex +12 88 £350 -12.50% 40
Oxfordshire +5 58 £200 -49.37% 33
East Sussex +21 43 £385 +15.27% 23
Kent +9 33 £343 +65.06% 42
Middlesex +13 10 £178 -62.63%
Sussex -2 4 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 859 (73.29%) Windows
2 602 (51.37%) Microsoft
3 402 (34.30%) Office 365
4 344 (29.35%) Windows Server
5 336 (28.67%) Windows 10
6 330 (28.16%) VMware
7 311 (26.54%) Azure
8 254 (21.67%) DNS
9 250 (21.33%) SCCM
10 219 (18.69%) Security Cleared
11 211 (18.00%) PowerShell
12 205 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 205 (17.49%) Microsoft Office
13 199 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 191 (16.30%) Windows 7
15 174 (14.85%) Azure Active Directory
16 170 (14.51%) Citrix
17 166 (14.16%) ITIL
18 160 (13.65%) Windows Server 2008
19 153 (13.05%) SQL
19 153 (13.05%) DHCP
20 144 (12.29%) Migration
21 141 (12.03%) Firewall
21 141 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
22 124 (10.58%) SQL Server
23 121 (10.32%) MS Exchange
24 118 (10.07%) SharePoint
25 110 (9.39%) Cisco
26 102 (8.70%) SC Cleared
27 99 (8.45%) TCP/IP

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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
1 121 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 118 (10.07%) SharePoint
3 92 (7.85%) Skype for Business
4 35 (2.99%) IIS
5 33 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.77%) Apache
9 9 (0.77%) IBM Notes
9 9 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.43%) JBoss
11 5 (0.43%) nginx
11 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 205 (17.49%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.68%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.085%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (1.02%) assyst
2 9 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.085%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.085%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 402 (34.30%) Office 365
2 311 (26.54%) Azure
3 174 (14.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 74 (6.31%) AWS
5 59 (5.03%) IaaS
6 52 (4.44%) PaaS
7 33 (2.82%) OneDrive
7 33 (2.82%) Serverless
8 31 (2.65%) SaaS
9 25 (2.13%) Azure Functions
10 21 (1.79%) Yammer
11 19 (1.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 14 (1.19%) Azure Stack
13 12 (1.02%) Power Platform
14 9 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.68%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.51%) GitHub
17 5 (0.43%) GCP
17 5 (0.43%) Mimecast
18 4 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 254 (21.67%) DNS
2 153 (13.05%) DHCP
3 141 (12.03%) Firewall
4 99 (8.45%) TCP/IP
5 93 (7.94%) Skype
6 88 (7.51%) WAN
7 82 (7.00%) SAN
8 80 (6.83%) LAN
9 79 (6.74%) VPN
10 61 (5.20%) Internet
11 60 (5.12%) VLAN
12 48 (4.10%) VoIP
13 31 (2.65%) Wireless
14 30 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
15 20 (1.71%) NAS
16 19 (1.62%) NetScaler
16 19 (1.62%) Network Security
17 18 (1.54%) HTTP
18 17 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (1.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
4 13 (1.11%) MongoDB
4 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (1.02%) Power BI
6 11 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.85%) SQLite
8 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.60%) Big Data
9 7 (0.60%) MySQL
10 6 (0.51%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.43%) HBase
11 5 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
2 21 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.45%) MSI
4 15 (1.28%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.94%) InstallShield
6 11 (0.94%) JIRA
7 8 (0.68%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.60%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.34%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.26%) Selenium
10 3 (0.26%) Subversion
11 2 (0.17%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.17%) Urban Turtle
12 1 (0.085%) Ant
12 1 (0.085%) GCC
12 1 (0.085%) Hudson
12 1 (0.085%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.085%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 90 (7.68%) Finance
2 41 (3.50%) Public Sector
3 30 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.05%) Retail
5 13 (1.11%) Banking
5 13 (1.11%) Local Government
6 12 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.94%) Advertising
8 10 (0.85%) Back Office
9 8 (0.68%) Marketing
10 7 (0.60%) Electronics
10 7 (0.60%) Legal
11 5 (0.43%) Military
12 4 (0.34%) Publishing
13 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.26%) Law
14 2 (0.17%) French Language
14 2 (0.17%) Front Office
14 2 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.085%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 172 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 170 (14.51%) Analyst
3 147 (12.54%) Support Engineer
4 108 (9.22%) Architect
5 86 (7.34%) Service Analyst
6 82 (7.00%) Desktop Support
6 82 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 74 (6.31%) Desktop Engineer
8 70 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 66 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
10 53 (4.52%) Azure Engineer
10 53 (4.52%) Consultant
11 52 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 51 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
13 49 (4.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 44 (3.75%) IT Support
15 43 (3.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 43 (3.67%) Support Analyst
16 39 (3.33%) Developer
17 35 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.84%) .NET
2 35 (2.99%) Web Services
3 31 (2.65%) Middleware
4 29 (2.47%) JSON
4 29 (2.47%) OAuth
5 28 (2.39%) .NET Core
5 28 (2.39%) XML
6 26 (2.22%) SAML
7 23 (1.96%) .NET Framework
7 23 (1.96%) REST
8 22 (1.88%) LDAP
9 21 (1.79%) OpenID
9 21 (1.79%) React
10 20 (1.71%) AngularJS
10 20 (1.71%) ASP.NET
11 16 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (1.37%) Entity Framework
11 16 (1.37%) LINQ
12 8 (0.68%) 802.1X
12 8 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 48 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (4.01%) Clustering
5 43 (3.67%) PKI
6 39 (3.33%) Fat Client
6 39 (3.33%) Thin Client
7 33 (2.82%) Public Cloud
8 30 (2.56%) Replication
9 29 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 29 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (2.22%) NHS
11 24 (2.05%) Smartphone
12 21 (1.79%) Blackberry
13 17 (1.45%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.85%) PDA
15 10 (0.85%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 859 (73.29%) Windows
2 344 (29.35%) Windows Server
3 336 (28.67%) Windows 10
4 191 (16.30%) Windows 7
5 160 (13.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 141 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 93 (7.94%) Linux
8 60 (5.12%) Android
9 47 (4.01%) Windows 8
10 44 (3.75%) Apple iOS
11 34 (2.90%) Unix
11 34 (2.90%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (2.22%) Mac OS
14 25 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (2.13%) Windows Vista
15 13 (1.11%) VMS
16 8 (0.68%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.68%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 166 (14.16%) ITIL
3 144 (12.29%) Migration
4 95 (8.11%) DevOps
5 88 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
6 74 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 74 (6.31%) ITSM
7 58 (4.95%) Service Management
8 55 (4.69%) Change Management
8 55 (4.69%) Incident Management
9 53 (4.52%) Configuration Management
9 53 (4.52%) Identity Access Management
10 47 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 41 (3.50%) Application Packaging
13 39 (3.33%) Information Security
14 35 (2.99%) Computer Science
15 34 (2.90%) Time Management
16 32 (2.73%) Service Delivery
17 30 (2.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 211 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 153 (13.05%) SQL
3 47 (4.01%) C#
4 33 (2.82%) T-SQL
5 26 (2.22%) VBScript
6 20 (1.71%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.54%) C
8 17 (1.45%) Java
9 13 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.85%) Python
10 10 (0.85%) VB
11 9 (0.77%) Perl
12 8 (0.68%) Ruby
13 5 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.34%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.34%) PHP
14 4 (0.34%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.26%) Go
16 2 (0.17%) VBA
17 1 (0.085%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 219 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 102 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 98 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (7.85%) DV Cleared
5 69 (5.89%) MCSE
6 64 (5.46%) Degree
7 37 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (2.82%) CCNA
9 29 (2.47%) MCP
10 26 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (1.71%) CCA
11 20 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (1.37%) ISEB
12 16 (1.37%) ISTQB
12 16 (1.37%) MCSA
13 13 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.94%) DBS Check
15 9 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.60%) CISSP
17 6 (0.51%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.66%) SLA
2 24 (2.05%) QA
3 17 (1.45%) GDPR
4 14 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.26%) NCSC
7 2 (0.17%) COBIT
7 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.085%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.085%) NIST
8 1 (0.085%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 205 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (8.28%) Hyper-V
3 78 (6.66%) XenApp
4 67 (5.72%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (4.44%) vSphere
6 46 (3.92%) XenDesktop
7 33 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (2.73%) Docker
9 26 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (1.62%) DFS Replication
12 17 (1.45%) vCloud
13 14 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.94%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.68%) VMware NSX
18 7 (0.60%) Firmware
19 6 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 6 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 250 (21.33%) SCCM
2 76 (6.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 43 (3.67%) Single Sign-On
4 40 (3.41%) SCOM
5 26 (2.22%) WSUS
6 21 (1.79%) vCenter Server
7 19 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 18 (1.54%) Kubernetes
9 16 (1.37%) Ansible
10 13 (1.11%) AirWatch
10 13 (1.11%) Puppet
11 12 (1.02%) Nessus
11 12 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.94%) Terraform
13 10 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (0.77%) MIIS
14 9 (0.77%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 602 (51.37%) Microsoft
2 330 (28.16%) VMware
3 170 (14.51%) Citrix
4 110 (9.39%) Cisco
5 68 (5.80%) Oracle
6 67 (5.72%) HP
7 47 (4.01%) Dell
8 46 (3.92%) Apple
9 35 (2.99%) NetApp
9 35 (2.99%) ServiceNow
10 32 (2.73%) EMC
11 28 (2.39%) McAfee
12 27 (2.30%) Red Hat
13 26 (2.22%) Remedy
14 24 (2.05%) Symantec
15 22 (1.88%) IBM
15 22 (1.88%) SolarWinds
16 20 (1.71%) Ivanti
17 19 (1.62%) Juniper
18 18 (1.54%) CheckPoint