Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 25 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1,140 1,167 1,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.72% 6.94% 6.45%
As % of the System Software category 48.80% 48.00% 48.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 632 560
South East median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -3.35%
10th Percentile £139 £128 £123
90th Percentile £575 £500 £500
England median daily rate £365 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +12.31% +3.17% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 159 133
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% -0.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.07 £10.43 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.30 £28.15
England median hourly rate £15.84 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.16% +5.73% -

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 2,336 2,431 2,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.82% 14.46% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 1,345 1,241
South East median daily rate £425 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £191 £185 £161
90th Percentile £600 £562 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 203 171
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.11 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.54 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.24% +3.13% +1.59%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +1 419 £350 +7.69% 142
Hampshire +4 351 £400 - 100
Berkshire -2 207 £356 +18.75% 66
Surrey +12 153 £395 +39.82% 78
Buckinghamshire -2 128 £375 +50.00% 34
West Sussex +24 87 £400 -3.03% 34
Oxfordshire +4 85 £275 -26.67% 42
Kent +3 63 £375 +33.33% 41
East Sussex +25 56 £425 +36.55% 11
Middlesex +13 5 £238 -50.00%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 820 (71.93%) Windows
2 584 (51.23%) Microsoft
3 350 (30.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 350 (30.70%) Office 365
4 334 (29.30%) VMware
5 323 (28.33%) Windows Server
6 310 (27.19%) Windows 10
7 243 (21.32%) SCCM
8 237 (20.79%) DNS
9 221 (19.39%) PowerShell
10 208 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 197 (17.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 185 (16.23%) Microsoft Office
13 180 (15.79%) Security Cleared
14 177 (15.53%) Citrix
15 174 (15.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 170 (14.91%) ITIL
17 165 (14.47%) Migration
18 146 (12.81%) DHCP
19 144 (12.63%) SQL Server
20 142 (12.46%) Firewall
21 141 (12.37%) Windows 7
22 137 (12.02%) SharePoint
22 137 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
23 136 (11.93%) SQL
24 133 (11.67%) MS Exchange
25 130 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
26 120 (10.53%) Linux
27 119 (10.44%) Cisco
28 112 (9.82%) DevOps

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
1 137 (12.02%) SharePoint
2 133 (11.67%) MS Exchange
3 109 (9.56%) Skype for Business
4 55 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (3.51%) IIS
6 23 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (1.93%) CMS
8 21 (1.84%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.14%) Apache
9 13 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.53%) Confluence
12 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.53%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.53%) JBoss
12 6 (0.53%) nginx
12 6 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 185 (16.23%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.35%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.088%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.088%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) assyst
2 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.088%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 350 (30.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 350 (30.70%) Office 365
2 197 (17.28%) Azure Active Directory
3 84 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (6.32%) IaaS
5 49 (4.30%) PaaS
6 37 (3.25%) SaaS
7 36 (3.16%) OneDrive
8 24 (2.11%) Serverless
9 20 (1.75%) Google Analytics
10 19 (1.67%) Azure Functions
10 19 (1.67%) Yammer
11 13 (1.14%) Azure Stack
11 13 (1.14%) OpenShift
12 12 (1.05%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 8 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.44%) G Suite
16 4 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
17 3 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 237 (20.79%) DNS
2 146 (12.81%) DHCP
3 142 (12.46%) Firewall
4 111 (9.74%) Skype
5 102 (8.95%) WAN
6 93 (8.16%) VPN
7 91 (7.98%) LAN
8 83 (7.28%) TCP/IP
9 64 (5.61%) SAN
10 54 (4.74%) VLAN
11 42 (3.68%) Internet
12 37 (3.25%) VoIP
13 27 (2.37%) NetScaler
14 22 (1.93%) NAS
15 21 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (1.75%) Wireless
17 19 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (1.67%) HTTP
18 18 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
19 15 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 15 (1.32%) MySQL
5 13 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
5 13 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.96%) MariaDB
6 11 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.88%) Power BI
7 10 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.79%) DB2
8 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.70%) Big Data
9 8 (0.70%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.61%) DB2 UDB
11 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.44%) HBase
12 5 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.49%) JIRA
3 17 (1.49%) MSI
3 17 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.96%) Eclipse
5 11 (0.96%) InstallShield
5 11 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.96%) JUnit
6 7 (0.61%) Selenium
6 7 (0.61%) Subversion
7 6 (0.53%) Ant
8 5 (0.44%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.35%) Hudson
10 2 (0.18%) Urban Turtle
11 1 (0.088%) Bower
11 1 (0.088%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.088%) GitLab
11 1 (0.088%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 108 (9.47%) Finance
2 29 (2.54%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.37%) Retail
4 22 (1.93%) Legal
5 17 (1.49%) French Language
6 16 (1.40%) German Language
7 14 (1.23%) Back Office
8 13 (1.14%) Banking
9 12 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.96%) Publishing
11 9 (0.79%) Marketing
12 7 (0.61%) Electronics
12 7 (0.61%) Online Betting
13 6 (0.53%) Local Government
13 6 (0.53%) Military
14 4 (0.35%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.18%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) Front Office
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.088%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 184 (16.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 161 (14.12%) Analyst
3 140 (12.28%) Support Engineer
4 113 (9.91%) Architect
5 69 (6.05%) Windows Engineer
6 62 (5.44%) Desktop Support
7 61 (5.35%) Consultant
8 56 (4.91%) Desktop Engineer
9 54 (4.74%) Azure Engineer
9 54 (4.74%) Service Analyst
10 53 (4.65%) IT Support
11 51 (4.47%) Service Desk Analyst
12 48 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
13 45 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
13 45 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 44 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
15 39 (3.42%) IT Analyst
15 39 (3.42%) Support Analyst
16 37 (3.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 37 (3.25%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.21%) .NET
2 44 (3.86%) LDAP
3 37 (3.25%) Middleware
4 35 (3.07%) Web Services
5 28 (2.46%) XML
6 26 (2.28%) JSON
7 23 (2.02%) OpenID
8 22 (1.93%) OAuth
9 21 (1.84%) .NET Framework
10 19 (1.67%) AngularJS
10 19 (1.67%) SAML
11 18 (1.58%) REST
12 17 (1.49%) SailPoint
13 15 (1.32%) ASP.NET
13 15 (1.32%) HTML
13 15 (1.32%) SOAP
14 13 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (1.05%) .NET Core
15 12 (1.05%) J2EE
15 12 (1.05%) React
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.74%) Clustering
3 44 (3.86%) PKI
4 39 (3.42%) Data Centre
5 37 (3.25%) Public Cloud
6 36 (3.16%) Fat Client
6 36 (3.16%) Thin Client
7 34 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (2.46%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.19%) NHS
9 25 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (2.02%) Replication
11 18 (1.58%) Mainframe
12 15 (1.32%) Driving Licence
13 13 (1.14%) Smartphone
14 11 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.96%) iPhone
15 9 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
16 8 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 820 (71.93%) Windows
2 323 (28.33%) Windows Server
3 310 (27.19%) Windows 10
4 141 (12.37%) Windows 7
5 137 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 130 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 120 (10.53%) Linux
8 39 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (3.42%) Windows 8
9 38 (3.33%) Android
10 34 (2.98%) Unix
11 33 (2.89%) Windows XP
12 30 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (2.54%) Apple iOS
14 24 (2.11%) Mac OS
15 18 (1.58%) Windows Vista
16 12 (1.05%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.79%) CentOS
18 7 (0.61%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 170 (14.91%) ITIL
3 165 (14.47%) Migration
4 112 (9.82%) DevOps
5 106 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
6 61 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 48 (4.21%) Change Management
9 45 (3.95%) Configuration Management
9 45 (3.95%) ITSM
10 43 (3.77%) Identity Access Management
11 40 (3.51%) Service Management
12 39 (3.42%) Incident Management
13 36 (3.16%) Analytics
13 36 (3.16%) Application Packaging
14 34 (2.98%) Information Security
15 31 (2.72%) Identity Management
16 30 (2.63%) Project Management
16 30 (2.63%) Technical Leadership
16 30 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (19.39%) PowerShell
2 136 (11.93%) SQL
3 31 (2.72%) JavaScript
3 31 (2.72%) VBScript
4 30 (2.63%) C#
5 22 (1.93%) Java
6 21 (1.84%) T-SQL
7 16 (1.40%) Perl
8 14 (1.23%) C
8 14 (1.23%) Python
9 10 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.61%) PHP
10 7 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.53%) BeanShell
11 6 (0.53%) Bourne shell
11 6 (0.53%) Korn
11 6 (0.53%) Ruby
12 5 (0.44%) VB
13 2 (0.18%) ES6
14 1 (0.088%) VBA
Qualifications
1 180 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 91 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 84 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (5.79%) DV Cleared
5 58 (5.09%) MCSE
6 41 (3.60%) Degree
7 29 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (2.28%) CCNA
9 23 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
9 23 (2.02%) MCP
10 18 (1.58%) CCA
11 15 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (1.32%) MCSA
12 14 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.14%) CISSP
13 13 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (1.14%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.53%) ISEB
15 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.05%) SLA
2 25 (2.19%) GDPR
3 24 (2.11%) QA
4 10 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.44%) NIST
6 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.35%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.35%) PMO
7 3 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.18%) GPG13
9 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.088%) NCSC
9 1 (0.088%) RMADS
9 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 174 (15.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (9.56%) Hyper-V
3 92 (8.07%) VMware ESXi
4 76 (6.67%) XenApp
5 60 (5.26%) vSphere
6 46 (4.04%) XenDesktop
7 40 (3.51%) Docker
8 35 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 30 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.67%) DFS Replication
11 15 (1.32%) vCloud
12 14 (1.23%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 8 (0.70%) RACF
13 8 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.61%) NFS
14 7 (0.61%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.61%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.53%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 243 (21.32%) SCCM
2 71 (6.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (3.68%) SCOM
4 27 (2.37%) WSUS
5 26 (2.28%) Single Sign-On
5 26 (2.28%) vCenter Server
6 16 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 16 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (1.32%) Kubernetes
8 13 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 13 (1.14%) vRealize
9 12 (1.05%) SCVMM
10 11 (0.96%) Puppet
11 9 (0.79%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.79%) Ansible
12 8 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.61%) MIIS
13 7 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 584 (51.23%) Microsoft
2 334 (29.30%) VMware
3 177 (15.53%) Citrix
4 119 (10.44%) Cisco
5 91 (7.98%) Oracle
6 63 (5.53%) HP
7 40 (3.51%) NetApp
8 39 (3.42%) Dell
9 37 (3.25%) Red Hat
10 34 (2.98%) Apple
11 29 (2.54%) Google
12 25 (2.19%) EMC
13 23 (2.02%) IBM
14 22 (1.93%) Ivanti
15 20 (1.75%) McAfee
15 20 (1.75%) SAP
15 20 (1.75%) ServiceNow
16 18 (1.58%) Meraki
16 18 (1.58%) Remedy
17 17 (1.49%) CheckPoint