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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 29 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.79% 8.21% 8.37%
As % of the System Software category 65.91% 64.29% 56.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 4
Average daily rate
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£159 £190 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -24.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £158 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £365 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £16.72 £11.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.29% -2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £10.50 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.14 £14.25 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.85%
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
44 42 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.33% 12.77% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 23
Average daily rate £163 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £376 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £14.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+198.24% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £10.90 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £39.60 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 19 December 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 48 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (62.67%) Windows
3 33 (44.00%) ITIL
4 30 (40.00%) Citrix
5 29 (38.67%) Blackberry
6 22 (29.33%) MS Excel
6 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
7 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (28.00%) MS Office
7 21 (28.00%) Finance
8 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
9 16 (21.33%) Remedy
9 16 (21.33%) Firewall
10 13 (17.33%) Advertising
11 12 (16.00%) SCCM
11 12 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (14.67%) VPN
13 10 (13.33%) LAN
13 10 (13.33%) WAN
13 10 (13.33%) SharePoint
13 10 (13.33%) HP
13 10 (13.33%) VMware
14 9 (12.00%) MPLS
14 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (10.67%) Windows XP
15 8 (10.67%) ISO 9001
15 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (9.33%) Mitel
16 7 (9.33%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (29.33%) MS Excel
2 21 (28.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.33%) Firewall
2 11 (14.67%) VPN
3 10 (13.33%) LAN
3 10 (13.33%) WAN
4 9 (12.00%) MPLS
5 7 (9.33%) DNS
5 7 (9.33%) SAN
6 6 (8.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (8.00%) ISDN
6 6 (8.00%) SSL
7 5 (6.67%) DHCP
8 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.00%) VLAN
9 3 (4.00%) LDAP
10 2 (2.67%) IPv6
10 2 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.67%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.33%) VoIP
11 1 (1.33%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MSI
2 1 (1.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.33%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (28.00%) Finance
2 13 (17.33%) Advertising
3 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Analyst
2 22 (29.33%) Service Analyst
2 22 (29.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) Consultant
3 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Service Desk Technician
4 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) IT Support
6 3 (4.00%) Citrix Support
6 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Network Support
6 3 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.33%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.00%) Kindle
4 1 (1.33%) PKI
4 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 47 (62.67%) Windows
2 22 (29.33%) Windows 7
3 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.67%) Windows XP
7 7 (9.33%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.00%) Linux
9 3 (4.00%) Windows Vista
9 3 (4.00%) UNIX
10 2 (2.67%) Android
10 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) ITIL
2 5 (6.67%) Service Management
3 4 (5.33%) Migration
3 4 (5.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (2.67%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.33%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.33%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (1.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.33%) CRM
6 1 (1.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.67%) VBScript
3 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.67%) SQL
5 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) MCP
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.67%) MCSE
3 4 (5.33%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) MCDST
5 1 (1.33%) MCTS
5 1 (1.33%) MOS
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) CCNA
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.33%) MCSD
5 1 (1.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) BS25999
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) XenServer
3 2 (2.67%) Novell eDirectory
4 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.67%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.67%) SCOM
3 2 (2.67%) WMI
4 1 (1.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.33%) OpenView
4 1 (1.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (40.00%) Citrix
3 16 (21.33%) Remedy
4 10 (13.33%) HP
4 10 (13.33%) VMware
5 7 (9.33%) Mitel
6 6 (8.00%) Imperva
6 6 (8.00%) WatchGuard
7 5 (6.67%) 3PAR
8 4 (5.33%) Cisco
8 4 (5.33%) Nortel
9 3 (4.00%) Juniper
9 3 (4.00%) Dell
9 3 (4.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle
10 2 (2.67%) Symantec
10 2 (2.67%) McAfee
10 2 (2.67%) Nokia
10 2 (2.67%) Lotus
10 2 (2.67%) Apple
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