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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.23% 6.67% 8.24%
As % of the System Software category 52.17% 67.74% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 15
Average daily rate £180 £180 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -51.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £132 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £546 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £60.00 £46.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +300.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
23 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.18% 9.84% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 22
Average daily rate £225 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £138 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £538 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £60.00 £44.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +121.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
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 5 February 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 9 (34.62%) Linux
4 9 (34.62%) Citrix
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco
6 7 (26.92%) MS Office
6 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
8 5 (19.23%) Unix
8 5 (19.23%) MCSE
8 5 (19.23%) WAN
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (19.23%) Office 365
8 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
9 4 (15.38%) Dell
9 4 (15.38%) NetApp
9 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 4 (15.38%) VoIP
9 4 (15.38%) MCSA
9 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
9 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
9 4 (15.38%) Migration
10 3 (11.54%) Service Management
10 3 (11.54%) Wireless
10 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Lync
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) PaaS
4 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) WAN
2 4 (15.38%) VoIP
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) Wireless
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.85%) FCoE
5 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) VPLS
5 1 (3.85%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.85%) Electronics
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Analyst
1 4 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) IT Technical Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) BYOD
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 9 (34.62%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (19.23%) Unix
7 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
7 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
2 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) High Availability
4 2 (7.69%) Line Management
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) OO
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (3.85%) Scrum
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
1 1 (3.85%) C#
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) MCSE
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) MCSA
3 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (11.54%) VCP5
3 3 (11.54%) VCP6
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CCA
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCITP
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) MOS
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) Dell
5 4 (15.38%) NetApp
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Remedy
7 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
7 2 (7.69%) WorldPay
8 1 (3.85%) Apple
8 1 (3.85%) Aruba
8 1 (3.85%) Avaya
8 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.85%) F5
8 1 (3.85%) Intel
8 1 (3.85%) Juniper
8 1 (3.85%) Nortel
8 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.85%) Splunk