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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 40 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.52% 11.87% 12.06%
As % of the System Software category 52.94% 86.96% 66.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 6
Average daily rate
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£153 £190 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -33.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £155 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £373 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £10.25 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.50 £79.40
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
68 46 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.99% 13.65% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 26
Average daily rate £175 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £368 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -64.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £8.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £18.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 50 (64.94%) Windows
2 48 (62.34%) Microsoft
3 32 (41.56%) ITIL
4 29 (37.66%) Citrix
4 29 (37.66%) Blackberry
5 23 (29.87%) Windows 7
6 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (27.27%) SCCM
8 20 (25.97%) MS Excel
9 17 (22.08%) MS Exchange
10 16 (20.78%) MS Office
10 16 (20.78%) Firewall
10 16 (20.78%) Finance
11 14 (18.18%) VMware
11 14 (18.18%) Remedy
12 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
12 12 (15.58%) VPN
12 12 (15.58%) DNS
12 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (14.29%) DHCP
13 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
13 11 (14.29%) Advertising
14 10 (12.99%) Linux
14 10 (12.99%) Windows 8
14 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (11.69%) LAN
15 9 (11.69%) WAN
15 9 (11.69%) HP
15 9 (11.69%) MPLS
16 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 17 (22.08%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.60%) Lync
5 2 (2.60%) Apache
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (25.97%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.78%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) Firewall
2 12 (15.58%) VPN
2 12 (15.58%) DNS
3 11 (14.29%) DHCP
4 9 (11.69%) LAN
4 9 (11.69%) MPLS
4 9 (11.69%) WAN
5 8 (10.39%) SAN
6 6 (7.79%) SSL
6 6 (7.79%) Ethernet
6 6 (7.79%) ISDN
7 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.49%) VLAN
8 3 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.90%) VoIP
8 3 (3.90%) IPv6
9 2 (2.60%) LDAP
9 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.30%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (1.30%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MSI
2 2 (2.60%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.60%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.60%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Advertising
3 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Analyst
2 16 (20.78%) Service Analyst
2 16 (20.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Consultant
4 7 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) IT Support
5 5 (6.49%) Service Desk Technician
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Administrator
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Support Specialist
7 3 (3.90%) Applications Packager
7 3 (3.90%) Server Support
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.90%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.30%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (37.66%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.49%) PKI
2 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.90%) Kindle
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (64.94%) Windows
2 23 (29.87%) Windows 7
3 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 10 (12.99%) Linux
5 10 (12.99%) Windows 8
5 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.19%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.90%) UNIX
10 2 (2.60%) CentOS
10 2 (2.60%) Android
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.56%) ITIL
2 5 (6.49%) Migration
2 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
3 3 (3.90%) Service Management
3 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.60%) ERP
4 2 (2.60%) SOA
4 2 (2.60%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (2.60%) TOGAF
4 2 (2.60%) Data Analysis
4 2 (2.60%) Security Architecture
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Architecture
4 2 (2.60%) Software Deployment
4 2 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.30%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.30%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.30%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (1.30%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.09%) VBScript
3 4 (5.19%) VB
3 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.90%) SQL
5 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.60%) Perl
6 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) MCP
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.49%) MCSE
3 5 (6.49%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) MCSA
4 2 (2.60%) OCP
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.60%) RHCE
4 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.60%) MOS
4 2 (2.60%) MCDST
5 1 (1.30%) MCTS
5 1 (1.30%) MCSD
5 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.30%) BS25999
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.19%) XenApp
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (3.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.60%) XenServer
4 2 (2.60%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.30%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (27.27%) SCCM
2 8 (10.39%) SCOM
3 5 (6.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (5.19%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.90%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.60%) WSUS
6 2 (2.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.30%) Nagios
7 1 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 48 (62.34%) Microsoft
2 29 (37.66%) Citrix
3 14 (18.18%) Remedy
3 14 (18.18%) VMware
4 9 (11.69%) HP
5 7 (9.09%) Mitel
6 6 (7.79%) Imperva
6 6 (7.79%) WatchGuard
6 6 (7.79%) Cisco
7 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.49%) Oracle
7 5 (6.49%) Symantec
7 5 (6.49%) 3PAR
8 4 (5.19%) SAP
8 4 (5.19%) EMC
8 4 (5.19%) Nortel
8 4 (5.19%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.90%) Apple
9 3 (3.90%) Dell
9 3 (3.90%) Juniper
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