Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 28 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1233 1096 1350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.32% 6.57% 6.99%
As % of the System Software category 49.82% 50.76% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 675 733
South East median daily rate £315 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% +1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £120 £143 £140
90th Percentile £494 £512 £475
England median daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 164 237
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -14.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.82 £44.48 £30.90
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 2475 2159 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.70% 12.95% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1471 1272 1211
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £145 £181 £161
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 192 254
South East median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.27 £10.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.96 £39.70
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +5 579 £350 - 68
Hampshire -2 297 £285 -14.29% 37
Berkshire +6 267 £375 - 24
Buckinghamshire +3 191 £325 -14.47% 19
Surrey -3 176 £225 -19.71% 19
Oxfordshire +14 121 £325 +18.18% 25
West Sussex +1 91 £150 -45.21% 8
Kent -8 41 £323 -0.77% 1
East Sussex +18 28 £350 +84.21% 1
Middlesex 0 8 £325 -3.70%
Sussex -6 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 985 (79.89%) Windows
2 574 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 402 (32.60%) VMware
4 393 (31.87%) Windows Server
5 358 (29.03%) Office 365
6 268 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 261 (21.17%) Windows 7
8 256 (20.76%) ITIL
9 240 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 236 (19.14%) MS Exchange
11 229 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 215 (17.44%) Windows 10
13 211 (17.11%) SCCM
14 207 (16.79%) DNS
15 205 (16.63%) Microsoft Office
16 203 (16.46%) PowerShell
17 199 (16.14%) Citrix
18 183 (14.84%) Security Cleared
19 177 (14.36%) DHCP
20 167 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
21 151 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
22 147 (11.92%) SQL Server
23 146 (11.84%) SQL
24 144 (11.68%) Cisco
25 133 (10.79%) SC Cleared
26 132 (10.71%) Migration
27 130 (10.54%) Hyper-V
28 127 (10.30%) Linux
29 123 (9.98%) Firewall
30 122 (9.89%) HP

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
1 236 (19.14%) MS Exchange
2 104 (8.43%) SharePoint
3 94 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (6.57%) Skype for Business
5 61 (4.95%) IIS
6 43 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.22%) Apache
9 10 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.73%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.73%) JBoss
10 9 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.57%) Confluence
11 7 (0.57%) Drupal
11 7 (0.57%) nginx
11 7 (0.57%) WildFly
12 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 205 (16.63%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.65%) Acrobat
5 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.65%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.16%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.081%) assyst
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.081%) Primavera
4 1 (0.081%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.081%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 358 (29.03%) Office 365
2 167 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (5.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 68 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (2.03%) IaaS
6 21 (1.70%) PaaS
7 16 (1.30%) OneDrive
8 9 (0.73%) SaaS
9 7 (0.57%) G Suite
10 5 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.24%) HP Helion
11 3 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.16%) GitHub
12 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.16%) Serverless
12 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 207 (16.79%) DNS
2 177 (14.36%) DHCP
3 123 (9.98%) Firewall
4 110 (8.92%) TCP/IP
5 106 (8.60%) WAN
6 101 (8.19%) LAN
7 85 (6.89%) Skype
8 64 (5.19%) VPN
9 61 (4.95%) SAN
10 54 (4.38%) LDAP
11 52 (4.22%) Remote Desktop
12 41 (3.33%) VoIP
13 31 (2.51%) Network Security
14 29 (2.35%) Internet
15 28 (2.27%) Kerberos
16 25 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (1.70%) IP Telephony
18 20 (1.62%) VLAN
19 18 (1.46%) NAS
20 16 (1.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (0.89%) DB2
4 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.49%) MySQL
7 6 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.41%) OLAP
8 5 (0.41%) OLAP Cube
8 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.32%) JasperReports
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (1.87%) MSI
2 12 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 12 (0.97%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.49%) GitLab
4 6 (0.49%) JIRA
5 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.16%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.16%) Log4Net
7 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.16%) WiX
8 1 (0.081%) Hudson
8 1 (0.081%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.081%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.081%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.081%) Subversion
General
1 94 (7.62%) Finance
2 46 (3.73%) Banking
3 23 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 22 (1.78%) Retail
5 21 (1.70%) Publishing
6 12 (0.97%) Advertising
7 9 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.57%) Back Office
8 7 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.49%) French Language
9 6 (0.49%) Marketing
10 5 (0.41%) Military
11 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.24%) Billing
13 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.16%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.081%) Automotive
14 1 (0.081%) German Language
14 1 (0.081%) Legal
Job Titles
1 232 (18.82%) Analyst
2 177 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 99 (8.03%) Architect
4 92 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 91 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 90 (7.30%) Service Analyst
7 88 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 88 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 85 (6.89%) Consultant
9 82 (6.65%) Desktop Support
10 75 (6.08%) 1st Line Support
10 75 (6.08%) IT Support
11 66 (5.35%) Windows Engineer
12 60 (4.87%) IT Analyst
13 55 (4.46%) Administrator
14 53 (4.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 49 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
15 49 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
16 48 (3.89%) Service Desk Support
17 45 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.76%) .NET
2 31 (2.51%) Web Services
3 17 (1.38%) HTML
3 17 (1.38%) REST
4 16 (1.30%) CSS
5 15 (1.22%) Middleware
5 15 (1.22%) SOAP
6 12 (0.97%) XML
7 8 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (0.57%) Sass
9 6 (0.49%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.49%) JSON
9 6 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (0.41%) Angular 2
10 5 (0.41%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (0.32%) Java EE
11 4 (0.32%) Node.js
11 4 (0.32%) WAP
11 4 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 37 (3.00%) Clustering
4 36 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.19%) PKI
6 22 (1.78%) CMDB
7 20 (1.62%) Replication
8 17 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.30%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.14%) Smartphone
11 12 (0.97%) NHS
12 11 (0.89%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.89%) Driving Licence
12 11 (0.89%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.89%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.81%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.73%) User Experience
15 8 (0.65%) Online Banking
15 8 (0.65%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 985 (79.89%) Windows
2 393 (31.87%) Windows Server
3 268 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 261 (21.17%) Windows 7
5 240 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 215 (17.44%) Windows 10
7 127 (10.30%) Linux
8 98 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (4.70%) Windows 8
10 46 (3.73%) Android
10 46 (3.73%) Apple iOS
11 39 (3.16%) Unix
11 39 (3.16%) Windows Vista
12 37 (3.00%) Windows XP
13 32 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (1.54%) Solaris
15 11 (0.89%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.65%) AIX
17 8 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (20.76%) ITIL
2 132 (10.71%) Migration
3 72 (5.84%) Change Management
4 61 (4.95%) Service Management
5 54 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (3.89%) Incident Management
7 45 (3.65%) Problem Management
8 41 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 41 (3.33%) Service Delivery
9 38 (3.08%) DevOps
10 36 (2.92%) Project Management
11 35 (2.84%) ITIL V3
11 35 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
11 35 (2.84%) PRINCE2
12 33 (2.68%) Configuration Management
13 30 (2.43%) Information Security
14 29 (2.35%) Mentoring
15 24 (1.95%) Customer Requirements
16 23 (1.87%) Collaborative Working
16 23 (1.87%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 203 (16.46%) PowerShell
2 146 (11.84%) SQL
3 35 (2.84%) Java
3 35 (2.84%) VBScript
4 16 (1.30%) PHP
5 15 (1.22%) C#
6 14 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.14%) Python
7 11 (0.89%) T-SQL
8 9 (0.73%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.73%) Ruby
8 9 (0.73%) VB
9 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.32%) Perl
11 2 (0.16%) C
12 1 (0.081%) VBA
Qualifications
1 183 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 151 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 133 (10.79%) SC Cleared
4 101 (8.19%) MCSE
5 70 (5.68%) DV Cleared
6 43 (3.49%) MCP
7 40 (3.24%) MCSA
8 34 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (2.35%) CCNA
10 27 (2.19%) Degree
11 20 (1.62%) MCDST
11 20 (1.62%) MCITP
11 20 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (1.30%) CISSP
13 13 (1.05%) A+ Certification
13 13 (1.05%) DBS Check
14 10 (0.81%) CCNP
15 8 (0.65%) GCIA
15 8 (0.65%) GSEC
15 8 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.24%) SLA
2 20 (1.62%) QA
3 16 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.73%) GDPR
5 8 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.41%) PMO
7 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.081%) COBIT
9 1 (0.081%) PMBOK
System Software
1 229 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (10.54%) Hyper-V
3 79 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
4 63 (5.11%) XenApp
5 54 (4.38%) vSphere
6 38 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 37 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (2.51%) XenDesktop
9 20 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (1.46%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.97%) VMware Server
12 11 (0.89%) Docker
13 10 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.57%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.57%) XenServer
15 5 (0.41%) vCloud
16 4 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.24%) DFS Replication
17 3 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 211 (17.11%) SCCM
2 79 (6.41%) SCOM
3 41 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 33 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
4 33 (2.68%) WSUS
5 25 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (1.95%) AirWatch
7 22 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 22 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 18 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 11 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
11 10 (0.81%) Ansible
11 10 (0.81%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.73%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.73%) PowerCLI
13 8 (0.65%) EdgeSight
13 8 (0.65%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 574 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 402 (32.60%) VMware
3 199 (16.14%) Citrix
4 144 (11.68%) Cisco
5 122 (9.89%) HP
6 67 (5.43%) McAfee
7 63 (5.11%) Oracle
8 57 (4.62%) Symantec
9 40 (3.24%) ServiceNow
10 36 (2.92%) NetApp
11 34 (2.76%) Apple
12 30 (2.43%) Lumension
13 28 (2.27%) Veeam
14 22 (1.78%) Red Hat
15 20 (1.62%) Remedy
16 18 (1.46%) SolarWinds
17 16 (1.30%) Avaya
17 16 (1.30%) Dell
17 16 (1.30%) MobileIron
18 14 (1.14%) CyberArk