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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 9 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 21 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 11.73% 9.63% 8.72%
As % of the System Software category 72.41% 100.00% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 7
Median daily rate £251 £198 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £111 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £261 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +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 Suffolk with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 29 18 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 16.20% 9.63% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 9
Median daily rate £255 £198 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.11% -20.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £111 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £261 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +6 18 £254 +12.77% 4
Bury St Edmunds - 1 - -
Stowmarket - 1 £225 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) VMware
3 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 13 (40.63%) Citrix
4 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
5 10 (31.25%) Firewall
6 9 (28.13%) SAN
6 9 (28.13%) High Availability
6 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
7 8 (25.00%) LAN
8 7 (21.88%) WAN
8 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.75%) Office 365
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (15.63%) Network Optimisation
10 5 (15.63%) Secure Coding
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (15.63%) NAS
10 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
10 5 (15.63%) Middleware
10 5 (15.63%) Clustering
10 5 (15.63%) IIS
10 5 (15.63%) HP
10 5 (15.63%) Cisco
11 4 (12.50%) EMC
11 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 4 (12.50%) DNS
11 4 (12.50%) IPv4
11 4 (12.50%) Java

Active Directory
Top Related 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 5 (15.63%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) SAN
3 8 (25.00%) LAN
4 7 (21.88%) WAN
5 5 (15.63%) NAS
6 4 (12.50%) DNS
6 4 (12.50%) IPv4
6 4 (12.50%) Network Security
6 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.38%) Wireless
8 2 (6.25%) VLAN
8 2 (6.25%) WLAN
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.50%) French Language
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Architect
1 7 (21.88%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Applications Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Floorwalker
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) Java EE
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Clustering
3 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 3 (9.38%) EMC VNX
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) High Availability
2 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.63%) Network Optimisation
2 5 (15.63%) Secure Coding
3 4 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) SIEM
5 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.25%) Benchmarking
5 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CCNA
1 2 (6.25%) CCNP
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) MCSA
1 2 (6.25%) MCSE
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) VMware
2 13 (40.63%) Citrix
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) EMC
5 3 (9.38%) Dell
5 3 (9.38%) Intel Security
5 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
7 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.13%) Imperva
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) Qualys
7 1 (3.13%) Splunk