The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 28 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 48 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 -39  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 13 23 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.49% 3.82% 12.40%
As % of the System Software category 28.89% 57.50% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 36
Median daily rate £170 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £203 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -4.29% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +16.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £15.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £16.85 £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 West Sussex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 45 40 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 8.62% 6.64% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 63
Median daily rate £475 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.79% -16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.41% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £15.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.55 £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in West Sussex

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in West Sussex over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in West Sussex

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in West Sussex

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in West Sussex over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in West Sussex

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Crawley +1 5 £275 +4.26% 2
Worthing +16 2 - -
Burgess Hill - 1 £225 - 1
East Grinstead - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
4 14 (29.17%) VMware
5 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (25.00%) Citrix
7 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (22.92%) DNS
8 10 (20.83%) DHCP
9 9 (18.75%) MS Office
9 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
10 8 (16.67%) Office 365
11 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
11 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
12 6 (12.50%) Linux
12 6 (12.50%) ITIL
12 6 (12.50%) Firewall
12 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
12 6 (12.50%) SCCM
13 5 (10.42%) Network Security
13 5 (10.42%) HP
14 4 (8.33%) Cisco
14 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
14 4 (8.33%) WAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.25%) IIS
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.08%) Commerce Server
7 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Office
2 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (4.17%) IaaS
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) DNS
2 10 (20.83%) DHCP
3 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (12.50%) Firewall
5 5 (10.42%) Network Security
6 4 (8.33%) WAN
7 3 (6.25%) ADSL
7 3 (6.25%) LAN
7 3 (6.25%) NAS
7 3 (6.25%) SSL
7 3 (6.25%) VPN
8 2 (4.17%) Internet
8 2 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (4.17%) SAN
9 1 (2.08%) SMTP
9 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.08%) Rational Rose
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (4.17%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) French Language
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Service Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (12.50%) Server Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Exchange Support
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (4.17%) PKI
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.08%) AS400
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) iPad
3 1 (2.08%) iSeries
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 21 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 6 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (6.25%) Mac OS X
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (8.33%) Migration
3 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 3 (6.25%) Network Design
4 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.17%) DevOps
4 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.17%) Service Management
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (2.08%) Cyber Intelligence
5 1 (2.08%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.08%) Data Security
5 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.08%) Information Security
5 1 (2.08%) Security Operations
5 1 (2.08%) UML
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) C++
4 1 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (2.08%) VB6
4 1 (2.08%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (6.25%) MCSA
2 3 (6.25%) MCSE
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) MCITP
3 2 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.08%) CISM
4 1 (2.08%) CISSP
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) GDPR
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.08%) PMO
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.17%) UAG
3 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.17%) Puppet
4 2 (4.17%) WSUS
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (10.42%) HP
5 4 (8.33%) BMC
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco
5 4 (8.33%) Intel Security
6 3 (6.25%) Apple
6 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.25%) SonicWALL
6 3 (6.25%) Veeam
7 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.17%) IBM
7 2 (4.17%) Juniper
7 2 (4.17%) Remedy
7 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.17%) Symantec
8 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
8 1 (2.08%) NetApp
8 1 (2.08%) SAP
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