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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 5 23 9
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 48 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.70% 6.27% 10.06%
As % of the System Software category 85.71% 47.92% 66.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £230 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.95% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £254
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.20% +53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.60 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £25.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.42
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.53%
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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
56 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.81% 13.08% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 14
Average daily rate £325 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £14.25 £21.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.72% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.86%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 44 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 25 (36.76%) DNS
4 24 (35.29%) DHCP
5 23 (33.82%) ITIL
6 22 (32.35%) MS Excel
7 19 (27.94%) Linux
8 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
9 16 (23.53%) MS Office
9 16 (23.53%) MS Exchange
9 16 (23.53%) VMware
10 15 (22.06%) IIS
11 13 (19.12%) Red Hat
11 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
12 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (16.18%) Project Management
13 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
14 10 (14.71%) Debian
14 10 (14.71%) LDAP
15 9 (13.24%) SharePoint
15 9 (13.24%) Cisco
15 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
15 9 (13.24%) Office 365
16 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
16 8 (11.76%) Terminal Server
16 8 (11.76%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 16 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 15 (22.06%) IIS
3 12 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (13.24%) SharePoint
5 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (5.88%) Lync
9 2 (2.94%) Documentum
9 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 16 (23.53%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) DNS
2 24 (35.29%) DHCP
3 10 (14.71%) LDAP
4 6 (8.82%) SAN
5 5 (7.35%) Firewall
5 5 (7.35%) VLAN
6 4 (5.88%) Network Security
6 4 (5.88%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (4.41%) Wireless
7 3 (4.41%) VPN
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (2.94%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.94%) FCoE
8 2 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.94%) LAN
9 1 (1.47%) VoIP
9 1 (1.47%) WAN
9 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.47%) Ant
General
1 5 (7.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Analyst
2 9 (13.24%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Service Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (7.35%) Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) IT Support
6 4 (5.88%) Messaging Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.94%) Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) Middleware
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.82%) BYOD
3 3 (4.41%) CLARiiON
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Clustering
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) Handset
5 1 (1.47%) Life Science
5 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 19 (27.94%) Linux
3 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (14.71%) Debian
6 7 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.35%) UNIX
8 3 (4.41%) Fedora
9 2 (2.94%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) ITIL
2 11 (16.18%) Project Management
3 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
4 8 (11.76%) Migration
5 7 (10.29%) Change Management
6 4 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.41%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.94%) SDLC
8 2 (2.94%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.94%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.94%) Change Control
8 2 (2.94%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.94%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (1.47%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.76%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) VBScript
4 3 (4.41%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) VBA
5 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.82%) CCNA
2 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.82%) Degree
3 4 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (5.88%) MCSE
4 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) MCITP
5 2 (2.94%) CCA
5 2 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CISSP
6 1 (1.47%) SSCP
6 1 (1.47%) CISM
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) COBIT
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Terminal Server
2 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.88%) Dovecot
4 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.41%) vSphere
5 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) SCOM
2 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.47%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.47%) WMI
3 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.53%) VMware
3 13 (19.12%) Red Hat
4 9 (13.24%) Cisco
5 8 (11.76%) Oracle
6 7 (10.29%) HP
7 6 (8.82%) Dell
7 6 (8.82%) Citrix
7 6 (8.82%) Remedy
8 5 (7.35%) EMC
8 5 (7.35%) WorldPay
9 4 (5.88%) Infoblox
9 4 (5.88%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.88%) IBM
10 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.41%) F5
11 2 (2.94%) McAfee
11 2 (2.94%) SAP
11 2 (2.94%) Cognos
12 1 (1.47%) Altiris