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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 9 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 47 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.40% 9.84% 7.93%
As % of the System Software category 64.38% 66.07% 67.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 9
Average daily rate
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£225 £150 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £150 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £150 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
Average hourly rate £21.00 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £10.15 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £58.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%
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
73 56 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.60% 14.89% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 16
Average daily rate £313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £375 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 22
Average hourly rate £27.50 £11.00 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -41.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (39.71%) ITIL
4 22 (32.35%) Citrix
5 20 (29.41%) Blackberry
6 18 (26.47%) SCCM
7 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 16 (23.53%) DNS
9 15 (22.06%) DHCP
10 14 (20.59%) Firewall
10 14 (20.59%) VMware
11 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
12 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
12 12 (17.65%) Linux
12 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (16.18%) SCOM
13 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
13 11 (16.18%) Windows XP
14 9 (13.24%) MCP
14 9 (13.24%) ISO 9001
14 9 (13.24%) Finance
15 8 (11.76%) SAN
15 8 (11.76%) Red Hat
15 8 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (11.76%) Mitel
15 8 (11.76%) XenApp
16 7 (10.29%) Windows 8
16 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (10.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.94%) Lync
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.47%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) DNS
2 15 (22.06%) DHCP
3 14 (20.59%) Firewall
4 8 (11.76%) SAN
5 7 (10.29%) MPLS
5 7 (10.29%) VPN
5 7 (10.29%) WAN
5 7 (10.29%) LAN
6 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.35%) VLAN
8 4 (5.88%) SSL
8 4 (5.88%) ISDN
8 4 (5.88%) Ethernet
9 3 (4.41%) SMS
9 3 (4.41%) VoIP
9 3 (4.41%) IPv6
9 3 (4.41%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.94%) LDAP
11 1 (1.47%) ADSL
11 1 (1.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MSI
2 2 (2.94%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.94%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.94%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Advertising
3 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Consultant
2 11 (16.18%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) IT Support
4 6 (8.82%) Service Desk Technician
4 6 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.88%) Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.88%) Wintel Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Wintel Support
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Contracts Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.41%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.29%) PKI
3 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.41%) Kindle
6 2 (2.94%) iPhone
6 2 (2.94%) NHS
7 1 (1.47%) Firmware
7 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.47%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (17.65%) Linux
4 11 (16.18%) Windows XP
5 8 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (10.29%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.41%) CentOS
8 2 (2.94%) UNIX
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.47%) Android
9 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) ITIL
2 6 (8.82%) Migration
3 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (4.41%) Data Analysis
3 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
3 3 (4.41%) ERP
3 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.94%) SOA
4 2 (2.94%) Security Architecture
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Architecture
4 2 (2.94%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (2.94%) TOGAF
5 1 (1.47%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.47%) Project Management
5 1 (1.47%) Service Management
5 1 (1.47%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) VBScript
1 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.88%) VB
2 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.41%) Perl
3 3 (4.41%) SQL
3 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) MCP
2 6 (8.82%) Degree
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.88%) MCSE
5 3 (4.41%) OCP
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (4.41%) RHCE
6 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.94%) MOS
6 2 (2.94%) MCSA
7 1 (1.47%) MCSD
7 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) MCDST
7 1 (1.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) BS25999
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) XenApp
2 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.41%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (4.41%) XenServer
4 3 (4.41%) vSphere
5 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.47%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 18 (26.47%) SCCM
2 11 (16.18%) SCOM
3 7 (10.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (5.88%) SCVMM
4 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.88%) WSUS
5 3 (4.41%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (4.41%) SCOrch
5 3 (4.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (32.35%) Citrix
3 14 (20.59%) VMware
4 8 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 8 (11.76%) Mitel
5 7 (10.29%) Symantec
5 7 (10.29%) Remedy
5 7 (10.29%) Oracle
6 6 (8.82%) HP
6 6 (8.82%) Cisco
7 5 (7.35%) SAP
7 5 (7.35%) Apple
7 5 (7.35%) EMC
8 4 (5.88%) Nortel
8 4 (5.88%) WatchGuard
8 4 (5.88%) Imperva
9 3 (4.41%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.41%) AppSense
9 3 (4.41%) Juniper
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