Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 17 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 228 1,166 1,160
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.46% 8.12% 7.02%
As % of the System Software category 45.42% 50.48% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 717 654
Median daily rate £350 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +15.08%
10th Percentile £130 £144 £134
90th Percentile £528 £580 £500
England median daily rate £410 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +13.10% +6.62% +13.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 104 151
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.82 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £30.00
England median hourly rate £16.85 £15.83 £15.70
% change year-on-year +6.41% +0.83% +1.29%

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 502 2,310 2,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.21% 16.10% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 1,430 1,389
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £162 £190 £195
90th Percentile £571 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 148 193
Median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% +5.59% -7.95%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.09 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.63 £50.78 £43.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +30.30% +3.13% -4.79%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Hampshire -2 99 £375 -6.25% 44
Thames Valley -9 74 £383 +17.69% 46
Berkshire -4 38 £400 +25.49% 17
Surrey +4 27 £225 -47.06% 15
Buckinghamshire -11 24 £429 +22.44% 21
West Sussex -11 14 £378 +7.86% 11
Oxfordshire +5 12 £150 -40.00% 8
East Sussex +6 7 £153 -64.94% 11
Kent -2 4 £273 -31.88% 5
Middlesex +7 2 £338 +42.11%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 163 (71.49%) Windows
2 131 (57.46%) Microsoft
3 94 (41.23%) VMware
4 71 (31.14%) Office 365
5 64 (28.07%) DNS
6 63 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 61 (26.75%) Windows Server
8 59 (25.88%) Azure
9 54 (23.68%) SCCM
10 52 (22.81%) DHCP
11 49 (21.49%) PowerShell
12 47 (20.61%) Windows 10
13 45 (19.74%) Security Cleared
14 42 (18.42%) Linux
15 39 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
16 38 (16.67%) Migration
17 35 (15.35%) Citrix
17 35 (15.35%) Windows 7
18 34 (14.91%) MS Exchange
19 33 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 32 (14.04%) Firewall
21 30 (13.16%) Finance
22 29 (12.72%) SQL
22 29 (12.72%) vSphere
23 28 (12.28%) WAN
23 28 (12.28%) Azure Active Directory
24 27 (11.84%) SharePoint
24 27 (11.84%) ITIL
25 25 (10.96%) SQL Server
25 25 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification

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 34 (14.91%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.84%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.58%) Skype for Business
4 13 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (4.39%) IIS
6 7 (3.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.63%) Confluence
8 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.75%) nginx
10 3 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.32%) JBoss
10 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.88%) Apache
11 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 39 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Documaker
2 6 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.88%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (31.14%) Office 365
2 59 (25.88%) Azure
3 28 (12.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (6.58%) AWS
5 10 (4.39%) IaaS
6 9 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (3.51%) OneDrive
8 7 (3.07%) Power Platform
9 5 (2.19%) SaaS
10 4 (1.75%) PaaS
10 4 (1.75%) Yammer
11 2 (0.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.88%) GitHub
11 2 (0.88%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.88%) Serverless
12 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.44%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.44%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 64 (28.07%) DNS
2 52 (22.81%) DHCP
3 32 (14.04%) Firewall
4 28 (12.28%) WAN
5 23 (10.09%) Skype
6 19 (8.33%) LAN
7 18 (7.89%) TCP/IP
8 11 (4.82%) SAN
8 11 (4.82%) VPN
9 10 (4.39%) DMZ
9 10 (4.39%) Network Security
10 8 (3.51%) PBX
11 7 (3.07%) Wireless
12 6 (2.63%) VLAN
12 6 (2.63%) VoIP
12 6 (2.63%) VSAN
13 5 (2.19%) Internet
13 5 (2.19%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.75%) iSCSI
14 4 (1.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.39%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (3.07%) MySQL
5 6 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.63%) Power BI
6 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2019
7 3 (1.32%) DB2
7 3 (1.32%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.44%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.44%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.44%) Redis
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (5.26%) JIRA
2 7 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.19%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.32%) Ant
5 3 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.32%) Selenium
5 3 (1.32%) Subversion
6 2 (0.88%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.88%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.44%) FishEye
7 1 (0.44%) JUnit
7 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (13.16%) Finance
2 7 (3.07%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 6 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.32%) Banking
5 2 (0.88%) Publishing
5 2 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) Automotive
6 1 (0.44%) Back Office
6 1 (0.44%) Front Office
6 1 (0.44%) Law
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Local Government
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (14.47%) Analyst
2 28 (12.28%) Support Engineer
3 23 (10.09%) Architect
4 22 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (8.77%) Wintel Engineer
6 17 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (5.70%) VMware Engineer
8 12 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (4.82%) Desktop Support
10 10 (4.39%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.39%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.95%) IT Engineer
11 9 (3.95%) IT Support
11 9 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (3.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 8 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (3.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (3.07%) IT Support Engineer
13 7 (3.07%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.26%) .NET
2 11 (4.82%) Middleware
3 10 (4.39%) LDAP
4 7 (3.07%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.75%) SOAP
5 4 (1.75%) Web Services
6 3 (1.32%) HTML
6 3 (1.32%) JSP
6 3 (1.32%) OAuth
6 3 (1.32%) OpenID
6 3 (1.32%) SailPoint
6 3 (1.32%) Servlets
6 3 (1.32%) XML
7 2 (0.88%) REST
7 2 (0.88%) YAML
8 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.44%) Electron Framework
8 1 (0.44%) Node.js
8 1 (0.44%) SAML
8 1 (0.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.09%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.46%) PKI
3 12 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.51%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.07%) Clustering
6 7 (3.07%) CMDB
7 6 (2.63%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.63%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.75%) Replication
9 4 (1.75%) User Experience
10 3 (1.32%) iPhone
10 3 (1.32%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.32%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) NHS
11 2 (0.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 163 (71.49%) Windows
2 61 (26.75%) Windows Server
3 47 (20.61%) Windows 10
4 42 (18.42%) Linux
5 35 (15.35%) Windows 7
6 23 (10.09%) Unix
7 22 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (7.02%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (4.39%) Apple iOS
11 10 (4.39%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (3.51%) Solaris
14 5 (2.19%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.75%) Android
15 4 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.75%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.75%) Windows 8
16 3 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.67%) Migration
2 33 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (11.84%) ITIL
4 24 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (8.33%) DevOps
6 16 (7.02%) High Availability
7 15 (6.58%) Problem Management
8 14 (6.14%) Patch Management
9 13 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (5.26%) Information Security
10 12 (5.26%) Validation
11 11 (4.82%) Project Delivery
12 10 (4.39%) Analytics
12 10 (4.39%) Change Control
12 10 (4.39%) Ticket Management
13 9 (3.95%) Identity Management
14 8 (3.51%) Configuration Management
14 8 (3.51%) Project Management
14 8 (3.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.49%) PowerShell
2 29 (12.72%) SQL
3 15 (6.58%) C
4 9 (3.95%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 6 (2.63%) Python
7 5 (2.19%) Java
7 5 (2.19%) Perl
8 4 (1.75%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.32%) BeanShell
9 3 (1.32%) C#
9 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.32%) Korn
9 3 (1.32%) VB
10 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.88%) C++
10 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.88%) VBScript
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 19 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 13 (5.70%) Degree
6 8 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.07%) MCSE
8 4 (1.75%) MCSA
8 4 (1.75%) VCP6
9 3 (1.32%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.88%) MCP
10 2 (0.88%) OCP
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.88%) PMP
11 1 (0.44%) CCA
11 1 (0.44%) CCNA
11 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.44%) CNE
11 1 (0.44%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.46%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.88%) NCSC
3 2 (0.88%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (12.72%) vSphere
3 14 (6.14%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (5.70%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.39%) Firmware
6 8 (3.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (3.07%) VMware NSX
8 5 (2.19%) XenApp
9 4 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.75%) NFS
10 3 (1.32%) RACF
10 3 (1.32%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.32%) vCloud
10 3 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.88%) Docker
11 2 (0.88%) GFS2
11 2 (0.88%) Samba
11 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (23.68%) SCCM
2 21 (9.21%) SCOM
3 17 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (6.14%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (5.26%) vRealize
6 11 (4.82%) WSUS
7 8 (3.51%) vCenter Server
8 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (2.63%) Ansible
10 4 (1.75%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.75%) Nessus
11 3 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.32%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.88%) Puppet
12 2 (0.88%) QRadar
12 2 (0.88%) SELinux
12 2 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 131 (57.46%) Microsoft
2 94 (41.23%) VMware
3 35 (15.35%) Citrix
4 23 (10.09%) Cisco
5 17 (7.46%) ServiceNow
6 15 (6.58%) Oracle
7 11 (4.82%) McAfee
8 9 (3.95%) NetApp
8 9 (3.95%) Splunk
9 8 (3.51%) HP
9 8 (3.51%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.07%) Apple
11 6 (2.63%) Sonus
12 5 (2.19%) Remedy
12 5 (2.19%) Veeam
13 4 (1.75%) Avaya
13 4 (1.75%) MobileIron
13 4 (1.75%) Snow
14 3 (1.32%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.32%) Intel