The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cambridge region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 5 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 40 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.57% 11.20% 6.45%
As % of the System Software category 58.82% 70.49% 63.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 10
Average daily rate
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£255 £181 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.68% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £221 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 18
Average hourly rate £21.00 £11.00 £13.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £10.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £58.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
68 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.56% 15.89% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 17
Average daily rate £313 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £188 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -51.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.50 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Active Directory
Cambridgeshire

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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 41 (67.21%) Windows
2 33 (54.10%) Microsoft
3 23 (37.70%) ITIL
4 19 (31.15%) Citrix
5 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
5 16 (26.23%) SCCM
6 13 (21.31%) Windows 7
6 13 (21.31%) DNS
7 12 (19.67%) DHCP
7 12 (19.67%) SharePoint
7 12 (19.67%) VMware
8 11 (18.03%) Firewall
8 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
9 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
9 10 (16.39%) Linux
10 9 (14.75%) MS Office
10 9 (14.75%) SCOM
10 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (13.11%) XenApp
11 8 (13.11%) MCP
11 8 (13.11%) Oracle
11 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
11 8 (13.11%) WAN
11 8 (13.11%) ISO 9001
12 7 (11.48%) VBScript
12 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
12 7 (11.48%) Finance
12 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (11.48%) PKI

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (19.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
3 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.92%) Apache
6 2 (3.28%) Lync
7 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Office
2 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) DNS
2 12 (19.67%) DHCP
3 11 (18.03%) Firewall
4 8 (13.11%) WAN
5 6 (9.84%) LAN
6 5 (8.20%) SAN
6 5 (8.20%) MPLS
7 4 (6.56%) VLAN
7 4 (6.56%) VPN
8 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.92%) SMS
8 3 (4.92%) VoIP
8 3 (4.92%) ADSL
9 2 (3.28%) ISDN
9 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.28%) SSL
10 1 (1.64%) IPv6
10 1 (1.64%) X.500
10 1 (1.64%) Internet
10 1 (1.64%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MSI
2 2 (3.28%) InstallShield
2 2 (3.28%) AdminStudio
2 2 (3.28%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Advertising
3 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Consultant
2 10 (16.39%) Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) IT Support
4 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Technician
5 4 (6.56%) Wintel Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Wintel Support
5 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.92%) Applications Packager
6 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.48%) PKI
3 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.92%) Kindle
5 2 (3.28%) Smartcard
5 2 (3.28%) iPhone
5 2 (3.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.64%) Firmware
6 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (67.21%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Windows 7
3 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (16.39%) Linux
4 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
5 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.92%) CentOS
9 2 (3.28%) UNIX
9 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.64%) Android
10 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Migration
3 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
3 3 (4.92%) ERP
3 3 (4.92%) SOA
3 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
3 3 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.28%) Security Architecture
4 2 (3.28%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (3.28%) TOGAF
5 1 (1.64%) Information Security
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (1.64%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.64%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.64%) Validation
5 1 (1.64%) Project Management
5 1 (1.64%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) VBScript
2 4 (6.56%) VB
2 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.56%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.92%) Perl
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) MCP
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.92%) OCP
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (4.92%) RHCE
4 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) MCSE
5 2 (3.28%) MCSA
5 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.28%) MOS
6 1 (1.64%) MCDST
6 1 (1.64%) MCTS
6 1 (1.64%) CCNP
6 1 (1.64%) CCNA
6 1 (1.64%) CISSP
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) XenApp
2 5 (8.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.92%) vSphere
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.92%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.28%) XenServer
5 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) SCCM
2 9 (14.75%) SCOM
3 6 (9.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (6.56%) Backup Exec
4 4 (6.56%) WSUS
5 3 (4.92%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.64%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (54.10%) Microsoft
2 19 (31.15%) Citrix
3 12 (19.67%) VMware
4 8 (13.11%) Oracle
5 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
6 6 (9.84%) Symantec
6 6 (9.84%) Mitel
7 5 (8.20%) Remedy
7 5 (8.20%) EMC
7 5 (8.20%) SAP
7 5 (8.20%) Cisco
7 5 (8.20%) HP
8 4 (6.56%) Nortel
8 4 (6.56%) Apple
9 3 (4.92%) AppSense
9 3 (4.92%) Juniper
10 2 (3.28%) Nokia
10 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.28%) WatchGuard
10 2 (3.28%) Imperva
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