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 3 months to 25 April 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 9 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 18 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.95% 11.87% 6.02%
As % of the System Software category 69.23% 73.33% 78.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 11
Median daily rate £220 £168 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.34% -54.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £134 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £393 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £319 £300
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 26 45 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 10.04% 16.19% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 17
Median daily rate £375 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.27% -14.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £145 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £411 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £347
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -28.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 25 April 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (16.67%) Citrix
7 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.33%) vSphere
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (13.33%) Office 365
8 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (13.33%) ITIL
9 3 (10.00%) IBM Notes
9 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (10.00%) Cisco
9 3 (10.00%) Dell
9 3 (10.00%) Lotus
9 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) XenApp
9 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
10 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (6.67%) SCCM
10 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
10 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP

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 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) IT Support
5 4 (13.33%) IT Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.33%) FMCG
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.33%) Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.33%) Change Management
3 1 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Operations Management
3 1 (3.33%) Personalization
3 1 (3.33%) Server Building
3 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) RHCE
3 1 (3.33%) RHCSA
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.33%) vSphere
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) VMware
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Dell
4 3 (10.00%) Lotus
5 1 (3.33%) Apple
5 1 (3.33%) AppSense
5 1 (3.33%) BMC
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec
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