The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.46% 9.92% 10.68%
As % of the System Software category 56.41% 61.04% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £143 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £467 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Active Directory
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
39 77 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.91% 16.24% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 16
Average daily rate £315 £310 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 28 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +129.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £20.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £30.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 50 (71.43%) Windows
2 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (32.86%) ITIL
4 22 (31.43%) SQL Server
4 22 (31.43%) Linux
5 21 (30.00%) VMware
6 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 18 (25.71%) DNS
7 18 (25.71%) Windows 7
8 17 (24.29%) DHCP
9 15 (21.43%) Cisco
9 15 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 15 (21.43%) MS Office
10 14 (20.00%) IIS
11 13 (18.57%) Red Hat
12 12 (17.14%) LDAP
12 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (15.71%) Oracle
13 11 (15.71%) SQL
13 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (14.29%) SCCM
14 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
14 10 (14.29%) Incident Management
14 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (14.29%) Debian
15 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (12.86%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
15 9 (12.86%) VLAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 14 (20.00%) IIS
3 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
3 9 (12.86%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 15 (21.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.71%) DNS
2 17 (24.29%) DHCP
3 12 (17.14%) LDAP
4 9 (12.86%) VLAN
5 8 (11.43%) Firewall
6 6 (8.57%) SAN
7 5 (7.14%) VPN
8 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.71%) VoIP
8 4 (5.71%) Wireless
8 4 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (4.29%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.29%) FCoE
9 3 (4.29%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (4.29%) LAN
9 3 (4.29%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.86%) WAN
10 2 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.86%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.71%) MySQL
3 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (4.29%) JIRA
2 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Service Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.57%) Administrator
5 6 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) IT Support
8 3 (4.29%) Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) .NET
1 3 (4.29%) SOAP
1 3 (4.29%) XML
2 1 (1.43%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 5 (7.14%) BYOD
2 4 (5.71%) CLARiiON
3 3 (4.29%) Clustering
3 3 (4.29%) NHS
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) Handset
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Life Science
5 1 (1.43%) CMDB
5 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 50 (71.43%) Windows
2 22 (31.43%) Linux
3 18 (25.71%) Windows 7
4 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.29%) Debian
7 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.57%) UNIX
9 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
10 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
11 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
11 3 (4.29%) Fedora
12 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.43%) Android
13 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.00%) Project Management
4 7 (10.00%) Change Management
5 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.14%) Migration
7 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.29%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.29%) Service Management
9 2 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (2.86%) Information Security
9 2 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.86%) Change Control
9 2 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.43%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.43%) Software Deployment
10 1 (1.43%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) SQL
2 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.71%) VBScript
3 4 (5.71%) C#
3 4 (5.71%) Java
3 4 (5.71%) Python
4 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.29%) Perl
4 3 (4.29%) C++
5 2 (2.86%) VBA
5 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.43%) CCNA
2 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.57%) MCSE
3 6 (8.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) MCITP
5 3 (4.29%) CCA
5 3 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.86%) MCSA
6 2 (2.86%) CCNP
6 2 (2.86%) MCP
6 2 (2.86%) MOS
6 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.86%) SSCP
7 1 (1.43%) CISM
7 1 (1.43%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.43%) MCDST
7 1 (1.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) COBIT
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.00%) Terminal Server
3 5 (7.14%) vSphere
4 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) XenApp
5 1 (1.43%) XenServer
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) SCOM
2 3 (4.29%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.43%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) VMware
3 15 (21.43%) Cisco
4 13 (18.57%) Red Hat
5 11 (15.71%) Oracle
6 8 (11.43%) HP
6 8 (11.43%) Dell
7 7 (10.00%) Citrix
8 6 (8.57%) Remedy
8 6 (8.57%) EMC
9 5 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 5 (7.14%) 3PAR
10 4 (5.71%) F5
10 4 (5.71%) WorldPay
10 4 (5.71%) IBM
11 3 (4.29%) Dell Compellent
12 2 (2.86%) Cognos
13 1 (1.43%) Symantec
13 1 (1.43%) McAfee
13 1 (1.43%) Nokia
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