Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 17 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 817 1,246 1,142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 8.44% 7.97% 6.80%
As % of the System Software category 57.17% 47.87% 48.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 754 621
Median daily rate £346 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £120 £135 £118
90th Percentile £536 £550 £506
England median daily rate £350 £365 £323
% change year-on-year -4.11% +12.92% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 128 122
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.53% +4.75%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.82 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.80 £26.65 £32.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.22 £15.00
% change year-on-year +8.41% +1.47% +1.35%

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 1,429 2,603 2,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.77% 16.64% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 1,606 1,275
Median daily rate £425 £434 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +8.44% +5.26%
10th Percentile £135 £174 £148
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £453 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.58% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 168 149
Median hourly rate £16.13 £16.00 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.78% -1.33% -1.73%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.37
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.75 £44.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the South East over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in the South East over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 -2 338 £230 -38.67% 91
Hampshire +4 290 £400 - 48
Berkshire +3 175 £200 -46.60% 42
Buckinghamshire +1 111 £363 +11.54% 21
Surrey +20 107 £208 -40.71% 38
Oxfordshire -3 52 £200 -46.67% 28
West Sussex -16 30 £285 -15.56% 6
East Sussex 0 28 £335 -16.25% 5
Kent -6 20 £275 +10.00% 21
Middlesex +16 3 £120 -9.43%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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.

1 665 (81.40%) Windows
2 409 (50.06%) Microsoft
3 304 (37.21%) Windows Server
4 285 (34.88%) Office 365
5 262 (32.07%) Windows 10
6 217 (26.56%) VMware
7 179 (21.91%) Windows 7
8 176 (21.54%) Azure
8 176 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
9 174 (21.30%) SCCM
10 154 (18.85%) Security Cleared
11 146 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 133 (16.28%) Citrix
13 132 (16.16%) DNS
14 121 (14.81%) PowerShell
15 116 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 112 (13.71%) ITIL
16 112 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 111 (13.59%) Migration
18 105 (12.85%) Windows Server 2012
19 104 (12.73%) DHCP
20 101 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
21 92 (11.26%) MS Exchange
22 91 (11.14%) Firewall
22 91 (11.14%) SQL
23 84 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
24 81 (9.91%) Azure Active Directory
25 78 (9.55%) Windows Server 2016
26 75 (9.18%) SC Cleared
27 72 (8.81%) Hyper-V

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 92 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 55 (6.73%) SharePoint
3 52 (6.36%) Skype for Business
4 23 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (2.69%) IIS
6 17 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.86%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.73%) Apache
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.24%) Documentum
12 2 (0.24%) JBoss
12 2 (0.24%) Mendix
12 2 (0.24%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.12%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 176 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.57%) Acrobat
5 21 (2.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (2.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.22%) assyst
3 3 (0.37%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.24%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 285 (34.88%) Office 365
2 176 (21.54%) Azure
3 81 (9.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 45 (5.51%) AWS
5 26 (3.18%) IaaS
6 18 (2.20%) PaaS
7 16 (1.96%) SaaS
8 15 (1.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 9 (1.10%) Serverless
10 8 (0.98%) Yammer
11 7 (0.86%) Azure Functions
11 7 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.73%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.61%) GCP
13 5 (0.61%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.49%) G Suite
15 3 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 132 (16.16%) DNS
2 104 (12.73%) DHCP
3 91 (11.14%) Firewall
4 64 (7.83%) Skype
5 62 (7.59%) TCP/IP
6 57 (6.98%) WAN
7 55 (6.73%) LAN
8 54 (6.61%) VPN
9 52 (6.36%) VoIP
10 42 (5.14%) SAN
11 37 (4.53%) Remote Desktop
12 34 (4.16%) Wireless
13 32 (3.92%) VLAN
14 31 (3.79%) Internet
15 22 (2.69%) WebEx
16 19 (2.33%) NetScaler
17 16 (1.96%) PBX
18 14 (1.71%) IPsec
19 13 (1.59%) SSL
20 10 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (0.98%) MySQL
5 7 (0.86%) EDRMS
5 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.73%) DB2
6 6 (0.73%) DB2 UDB
6 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.61%) Big Data
7 5 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (0.49%) Power BI
8 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.37%) SQLite
10 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.24%) Redis
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 21 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.59%) JIRA
3 10 (1.22%) Eclipse
3 10 (1.22%) MSI
4 8 (0.98%) Selenium
4 8 (0.98%) Subversion
4 8 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.73%) Ant
5 6 (0.73%) JUnit
5 6 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.61%) Android Studio
6 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.37%) Maven
8 2 (0.24%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.24%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.24%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.24%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.24%) Hudson
8 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (4.41%) Finance
2 31 (3.79%) Public Sector
3 9 (1.10%) Banking
4 8 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 7 (0.86%) Advertising
5 7 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.86%) Retail
6 6 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.73%) Legal
7 5 (0.61%) Local Government
8 4 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (0.49%) Electronics
8 4 (0.49%) Marketing
9 3 (0.37%) Back Office
9 3 (0.37%) Publishing
10 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.24%) Fire and Rescue
10 2 (0.24%) Law
10 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 151 (18.48%) Analyst
2 131 (16.03%) Support Engineer
3 92 (11.26%) Desktop Support
4 84 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 83 (10.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 69 (8.45%) Service Analyst
7 68 (8.32%) Desktop Engineer
7 68 (8.32%) Service Desk Analyst
8 59 (7.22%) Windows Engineer
9 57 (6.98%) Architect
10 56 (6.85%) IT Support
11 54 (6.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 53 (6.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 50 (6.12%) IT Engineer
14 46 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 40 (4.90%) Support Analyst
16 39 (4.77%) 1st Line Support
17 35 (4.28%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 35 (4.28%) Consultant
17 35 (4.28%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.06%) .NET
2 20 (2.45%) LDAP
3 17 (2.08%) XML
4 15 (1.84%) HTML
5 14 (1.71%) Middleware
5 14 (1.71%) Web Services
6 13 (1.59%) JSON
7 11 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 10 (1.22%) 802.1X
8 10 (1.22%) SailPoint
9 9 (1.10%) .NET Core
9 9 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (0.98%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.98%) React
10 8 (0.98%) REST
11 7 (0.86%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.86%) Entity Framework
11 7 (0.86%) SOAP
12 6 (0.73%) Node.js
12 6 (0.73%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.36%) PKI
3 44 (5.39%) Data Centre
4 34 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (3.06%) Clustering
5 25 (3.06%) NHS
6 24 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 24 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.45%) Fat Client
8 20 (2.45%) PDA
8 20 (2.45%) Thin Client
9 14 (1.71%) Smartphone
10 12 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.22%) Replication
13 9 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.10%) iPhone
13 9 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 665 (81.40%) Windows
2 304 (37.21%) Windows Server
3 262 (32.07%) Windows 10
4 179 (21.91%) Windows 7
5 116 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 105 (12.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (9.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 60 (7.34%) Linux
9 48 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (4.77%) Windows Vista
11 36 (4.41%) Windows XP
12 33 (4.04%) Mac OS
12 33 (4.04%) Windows 8
13 31 (3.79%) Android
14 22 (2.69%) Apple iOS
15 20 (2.45%) Windows 2000
16 18 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (2.20%) Windows Server 2019
17 17 (2.08%) Unix
18 13 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 112 (13.71%) ITIL
2 111 (13.59%) Migration
3 101 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (7.34%) ITSM
5 51 (6.24%) DevOps
6 48 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 45 (5.51%) Incident Management
8 41 (5.02%) Service Management
9 36 (4.41%) Configuration Management
9 36 (4.41%) High Availability
10 32 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (3.30%) Change Management
12 23 (2.82%) Application Packaging
12 23 (2.82%) Project Delivery
13 22 (2.69%) Network Design
14 21 (2.57%) Service Delivery
15 19 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (2.33%) Test Automation
15 19 (2.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 121 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 91 (11.14%) SQL
3 27 (3.30%) Java
4 22 (2.69%) VB
5 19 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 18 (2.20%) C#
7 14 (1.71%) VBScript
8 12 (1.47%) Python
9 11 (1.35%) C
10 10 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.10%) Perl
12 6 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.73%) BeanShell
12 6 (0.73%) Bourne shell
12 6 (0.73%) Korn
13 4 (0.49%) C++
13 4 (0.49%) PHP
13 4 (0.49%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 154 (18.85%) Security Cleared
2 84 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 70 (8.57%) DV Cleared
5 53 (6.49%) MCSE
6 33 (4.04%) Degree
7 25 (3.06%) MCSA
8 22 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (2.45%) CCNA
10 16 (1.96%) MCP
11 12 (1.47%) ISEB
11 12 (1.47%) ISTQB
12 11 (1.35%) MCITP
12 11 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.22%) A+ Certification
13 10 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.98%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (0.73%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.73%) SLA
2 8 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.49%) GDPR
5 3 (0.37%) QA
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 146 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (8.81%) Hyper-V
3 56 (6.85%) XenApp
4 45 (5.51%) vSphere
5 38 (4.65%) XenDesktop
6 30 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 19 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (1.84%) DFS Replication
11 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (1.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 10 (1.22%) vCloud
13 7 (0.86%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.73%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.73%) Docker
14 6 (0.73%) RACF
15 4 (0.49%) NFS
15 4 (0.49%) UAG
Systems Management
1 174 (21.30%) SCCM
2 43 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (3.06%) WSUS
4 22 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 21 (2.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (2.45%) ServiceCenter
7 16 (1.96%) SCOM
8 14 (1.71%) AirWatch
8 14 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (1.35%) Ansible
11 11 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
12 10 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
12 10 (1.22%) vRealize
13 9 (1.10%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.98%) Kubernetes
14 8 (0.98%) NetBackup
15 7 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 409 (50.06%) Microsoft
2 217 (26.56%) VMware
3 133 (16.28%) Citrix
4 71 (8.69%) HP
5 68 (8.32%) Cisco
6 49 (6.00%) Oracle
7 44 (5.39%) Remedy
8 32 (3.92%) ServiceNow
9 30 (3.67%) Dell
10 29 (3.55%) Apple
10 29 (3.55%) McAfee
11 27 (3.30%) Adobe
12 22 (2.69%) Bomgar
12 22 (2.69%) Red Hat
13 20 (2.45%) Peregrine
14 15 (1.84%) NetApp
15 14 (1.71%) Juniper
16 13 (1.59%) Symantec
17 11 (1.35%) Ivanti
17 11 (1.35%) Lumension