The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 29 June 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
East of England > Suffolk
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 8 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 20 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 15.75% 12.31% 8.80%
As % of the System Software category 86.96% 88.89% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 10
Suffolk median daily rate £148 £190 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.36% -20.00%  
10th Percentile £84 £112 £163
90th Percentile £278 £588 £276
East of England median daily rate £225 £265 £298
% change year-on-year -15.09% -10.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Suffolk median hourly rate - - £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year -9.09% -7.04%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23 36 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 18.11% 13.85% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 68 16
Suffolk median daily rate £173 £525 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.14% +110.00%  
10th Percentile £87 £128 £164
90th Percentile £277 £588 £500
East of England median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Suffolk median hourly rate - - £15.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% -29.78%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Suffolk

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Suffolk

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Suffolk over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Suffolk

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Suffolk

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -1 12 £225 +18.42% 4
Bury St Edmunds - 5 £150 -
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 23 (56.10%) Windows
1 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) Citrix
2 15 (36.59%) Office 365
2 15 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 13 (31.71%) VMware
4 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
5 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
6 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (19.51%) WAN
9 7 (17.07%) LAN
9 7 (17.07%) SAN
9 7 (17.07%) Firewall
9 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
9 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
9 7 (17.07%) High Availability
10 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
10 6 (14.63%) McAfee
10 6 (14.63%) DNS
10 6 (14.63%) .NET
11 5 (12.20%) IIS
11 5 (12.20%) ITIL
11 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
11 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (12.20%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (12.20%) Middleware
11 5 (12.20%) Workflow
11 5 (12.20%) NAS

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.20%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.44%) Site Server
3 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (36.59%) Office 365
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.32%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) IaaS
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) WAN
2 7 (17.07%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) LAN
2 7 (17.07%) SAN
3 6 (14.63%) DNS
4 5 (12.20%) NAS
5 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.88%) DHCP
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
6 2 (4.88%) MPLS
6 2 (4.88%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (4.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MorphX
2 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) French Language
2 2 (4.88%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 6 (14.63%) Architect
2 5 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Dynamics AX Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Information Security Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (4.88%) Floorwalker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Windows
2 15 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) High Availability
2 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.20%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing
2 5 (12.20%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) Network Optimisation
2 5 (12.20%) Secure Coding
2 5 (12.20%) Workflow
3 4 (9.76%) Information Security
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL V3
4 3 (7.32%) SIEM
4 3 (7.32%) Threat Detection
5 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.88%) Benchmarking
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.88%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.88%) Information Management
5 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) X++
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CISA
3 1 (2.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) GDPR
1 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) SCCM
3 3 (7.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) Citrix
3 13 (31.71%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) McAfee
5 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco
6 2 (4.88%) EMC
7 1 (2.44%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.44%) Dell
7 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) Imperva
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle
7 1 (2.44%) Qualys
7 1 (2.44%) Splunk