Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 September 2018 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 56 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 10.65% 8.99% 8.20%
As % of the System Software category 41.18% 64.52% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 16
Southampton median daily rate £389 £223 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.72% -17.21% -14.00%
10th Percentile £138 £130 £131
90th Percentile £600 £351 £350
Hampshire median daily rate £390 £275 £340
% change year-on-year +41.82% -19.12% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 11
Southampton median hourly rate £13.75 £25.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.08% +82.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.35 £22.05 £12.50
90th Percentile £18.75 £28.65 £15.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year +9.80% -41.38% +45.00%

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 Southampton with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 136 62 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 25.86% 13.93% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 40 23
Southampton median daily rate £513 £253 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +102.97% -19.20% -10.71%
10th Percentile £310 £142 £140
90th Percentile £600 £524 £487
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 13
Southampton median hourly rate £14.00 £25.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.10% +104.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £10.45 £22.05 £10.85
90th Percentile £21.20 £28.65 £15.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.03 £29.00
% change year-on-year +11.32% -55.09% +84.13%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Southampton

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Southampton

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Southampton over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Southampton

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 45 (80.36%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 17 (30.36%) Windows Server
5 15 (26.79%) Windows 7
6 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
7 11 (19.64%) SCCM
8 10 (17.86%) Citrix
8 10 (17.86%) VMware
9 8 (14.29%) Migration
9 8 (14.29%) DNS
10 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (12.50%) Identity Management
11 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (8.93%) Runbook
12 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (8.93%) Software Packaging
12 5 (8.93%) Ivanti
12 5 (8.93%) InstallShield
12 5 (8.93%) Project Management
12 5 (8.93%) Linux
12 5 (8.93%) Windows XP
13 4 (7.14%) DHCP
13 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
13 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
13 4 (7.14%) ITIL
13 4 (7.14%) SAML

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) Apache
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) Azure Functions
2 4 (7.14%) Office 365
2 4 (7.14%) Serverless
3 2 (3.57%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (3.57%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
3 2 (3.57%) PaaS
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (7.14%) DHCP
2 4 (7.14%) Firewall
3 3 (5.36%) Network Security
3 3 (5.36%) SMS
3 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.57%) Skype
5 1 (1.79%) ADSL
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.79%) DMZ
5 1 (1.79%) Internet
5 1 (1.79%) LAN
5 1 (1.79%) SMTP
5 1 (1.79%) SSL
5 1 (1.79%) VLAN
5 1 (1.79%) VoIP
5 1 (1.79%) WAN
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.57%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (3.57%) Data Lake
2 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) InstallShield
2 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
1 2 (3.57%) Games
1 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) IT Support
2 7 (12.50%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.93%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.36%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Software Packaging
2 4 (7.14%) JSON
2 4 (7.14%) SAML
3 2 (3.57%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) Kafka
4 1 (1.79%) LDAP
4 1 (1.79%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Storage
1 3 (5.36%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.36%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.79%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 45 (80.36%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 17 (30.36%) Windows Server
4 15 (26.79%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.93%) Linux
6 5 (8.93%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Migration
2 7 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (8.93%) Project Management
3 5 (8.93%) Runbook
4 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.14%) Break/Fix
4 4 (7.14%) Build Automation
4 4 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 4 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
4 4 (7.14%) DevOps
4 4 (7.14%) Information Security
4 4 (7.14%) ITIL
4 4 (7.14%) SDLC
4 4 (7.14%) Time Management
5 2 (3.57%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (3.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.36%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) CCA
3 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.57%) MCP
4 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.79%) MCDST
4 1 (1.79%) MCSA
4 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) GDPR
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (7.14%) Docker
3 4 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.57%) XenApp
4 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.79%) Firmware
5 1 (1.79%) NDS
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.57%) Puppet
3 2 (3.57%) Terraform
3 2 (3.57%) WSUS
4 1 (1.79%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.86%) Citrix
2 10 (17.86%) VMware
3 5 (8.93%) Ivanti
4 3 (5.36%) EMC
4 3 (5.36%) Isilon
4 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
4 3 (5.36%) Sophos
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) Databricks
5 2 (3.57%) Infoblox
5 2 (3.57%) Intel
5 2 (3.57%) NetApp
5 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.79%) Dell
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.79%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle