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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 46 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.08% 11.36% 12.29%
As % of the System Software category 56.10% 80.39% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 8
Average daily rate
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£163 £190 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £383 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.00 £14.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -15.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £56.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
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
82 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.76% 14.13% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 15 13
Average daily rate £286 £235 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.80% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £175 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 12 10
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 £21.00 £9.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
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 1 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 1 October 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 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 48 (65.75%) Windows
2 40 (54.79%) Microsoft
3 30 (41.10%) ITIL
4 26 (35.62%) Citrix
4 26 (35.62%) Blackberry
5 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
6 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (24.66%) SCCM
8 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
9 16 (21.92%) Firewall
10 14 (19.18%) Finance
10 14 (19.18%) VMware
10 14 (19.18%) MS Exchange
11 13 (17.81%) MS Office
12 12 (16.44%) SharePoint
12 12 (16.44%) DNS
12 12 (16.44%) Remedy
12 12 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (15.07%) DHCP
13 11 (15.07%) VPN
13 11 (15.07%) Windows XP
14 9 (12.33%) MPLS
14 9 (12.33%) Advertising
14 9 (12.33%) MCP
14 9 (12.33%) LAN
14 9 (12.33%) WAN
14 9 (12.33%) ISO 9001
14 9 (12.33%) Windows 8
14 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (10.96%) SCOM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 14 (19.18%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.44%) SharePoint
2 12 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.74%) Lync
5 2 (2.74%) Apache
6 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.81%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) Firewall
2 12 (16.44%) DNS
3 11 (15.07%) DHCP
3 11 (15.07%) VPN
4 9 (12.33%) MPLS
4 9 (12.33%) LAN
4 9 (12.33%) WAN
5 8 (10.96%) SAN
6 6 (8.22%) ISDN
6 6 (8.22%) SSL
6 6 (8.22%) Ethernet
6 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.85%) VLAN
8 3 (4.11%) VoIP
8 3 (4.11%) IPv6
8 3 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.74%) SMS
9 2 (2.74%) LDAP
10 1 (1.37%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MSI
2 2 (2.74%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (2.74%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.74%) AdminStudio
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Advertising
3 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Service Desk Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Service Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Consultant
4 7 (9.59%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Service Desk Technician
6 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) IT Support
7 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.11%) Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Support Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Applications Packager
8 3 (4.11%) Server Support
8 3 (4.11%) Network Support
8 3 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.37%) HTML
2 1 (1.37%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.62%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.85%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.48%) PKI
4 3 (4.11%) Kindle
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (65.75%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
3 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (15.07%) Windows XP
5 9 (12.33%) Windows 8
5 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.96%) Linux
7 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.74%) Android
8 2 (2.74%) CentOS
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.74%) UNIX
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) ITIL
2 5 (6.85%) Migration
3 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.11%) Service Management
4 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.74%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (2.74%) TOGAF
5 2 (2.74%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.74%) Security Architecture
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Architecture
5 2 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.74%) ERP
5 2 (2.74%) SOA
6 1 (1.37%) Validation
6 1 (1.37%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.37%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.37%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) VBScript
1 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
2 4 (5.48%) VB
3 2 (2.74%) Perl
3 2 (2.74%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) MCP
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.85%) Degree
3 4 (5.48%) MCSE
4 2 (2.74%) MOS
4 2 (2.74%) OCP
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.74%) RHCE
4 2 (2.74%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.74%) MCSA
5 1 (1.37%) MCSD
5 1 (1.37%) MCDST
5 1 (1.37%) MCTS
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) BS25999
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (6.85%) XenApp
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.11%) XenServer
4 2 (2.74%) vSphere
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.37%) Firmware
5 1 (1.37%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (24.66%) SCCM
2 8 (10.96%) SCOM
3 5 (6.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (5.48%) SCVMM
5 3 (4.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.11%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.74%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.74%) WSUS
6 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 40 (54.79%) Microsoft
2 26 (35.62%) Citrix
3 14 (19.18%) VMware
4 12 (16.44%) Remedy
5 8 (10.96%) Mitel
5 8 (10.96%) HP
6 6 (8.22%) Imperva
6 6 (8.22%) WatchGuard
6 6 (8.22%) Cisco
7 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.85%) Oracle
7 5 (6.85%) Symantec
7 5 (6.85%) 3PAR
8 4 (5.48%) SAP
8 4 (5.48%) EMC
8 4 (5.48%) Nortel
9 3 (4.11%) Juniper
9 3 (4.11%) Apple
9 3 (4.11%) Dell
9 3 (4.11%) CheckPoint
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £100 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Huxley Associates
Rate: £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago