The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cambridge region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 12 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.96% 8.92% 4.75%
As % of the System Software category 57.89% 53.97% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 9
Average daily rate £242 £225 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £162 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £255 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.94% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £17.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
38 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.30% 16.54% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 27
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £209 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £358 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £14.35 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £40.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
Cambridgeshire

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 23 April 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 23 April 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 14 (32.56%) MS Exchange
4 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
5 11 (25.58%) DNS
6 10 (23.26%) IIS
6 10 (23.26%) MS Office
6 10 (23.26%) Finance
6 10 (23.26%) Backup Exec
6 10 (23.26%) XenApp
7 9 (20.93%) VMware
7 9 (20.93%) ITIL
7 9 (20.93%) Cisco
7 9 (20.93%) HP
8 8 (18.60%) DHCP
8 8 (18.60%) Citrix
8 8 (18.60%) Oracle
8 8 (18.60%) Firewall
9 7 (16.28%) SAN
9 7 (16.28%) SCOM
10 6 (13.95%) NetApp
10 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint
10 6 (13.95%) FTP
10 6 (13.95%) WAN
10 6 (13.95%) Linux
10 6 (13.95%) NetBackup
11 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
11 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (11.63%) SQL

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (32.56%) MS Exchange
2 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (23.26%) IIS
4 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.65%) Apache
7 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
1 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) DNS
2 8 (18.60%) DHCP
2 8 (18.60%) Firewall
3 7 (16.28%) SAN
4 6 (13.95%) FTP
4 6 (13.95%) WAN
5 4 (9.30%) ADSL
6 2 (4.65%) Internet
6 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.65%) SMS
6 2 (4.65%) VoIP
7 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.33%) LDAP
7 1 (2.33%) LAN
7 1 (2.33%) 3G
7 1 (2.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (13.95%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.63%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Wintel Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support
5 4 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Service Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.98%) PKI
2 2 (4.65%) iPhone
2 2 (4.65%) Smartcard
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.98%) Mac OS X
4 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.65%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.33%) Debian
6 1 (2.33%) Solaris
6 1 (2.33%) Android
6 1 (2.33%) CentOS
6 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
2 2 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
2 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
2 2 (4.65%) Migration
2 2 (4.65%) Change Management
3 1 (2.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (2.33%) Project Management
3 1 (2.33%) Information Security
3 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (2.33%) Logistics
3 1 (2.33%) ERP
3 1 (2.33%) SOA
3 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) VBScript
2 2 (4.65%) VBA
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) MCDST
3 1 (2.33%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) OCP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.33%) RHCE
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) XenApp
2 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) XenServer
4 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Backup Exec
2 7 (16.28%) SCOM
3 6 (13.95%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.98%) WSUS
4 3 (6.98%) SCCM
5 2 (4.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Nagios
6 1 (2.33%) Cacti
6 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) VMware
2 9 (20.93%) Cisco
2 9 (20.93%) HP
3 8 (18.60%) Citrix
3 8 (18.60%) Oracle
4 6 (13.95%) NetApp
4 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.65%) Red Gate
6 2 (4.65%) Apple
6 2 (4.65%) Dell
6 2 (4.65%) Symantec
6 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 2 (4.65%) Cognos
7 1 (2.33%) Wyse
7 1 (2.33%) Altiris
7 1 (2.33%) Mitel
7 1 (2.33%) AppSense
7 1 (2.33%) SAP
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