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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 23 12
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 43 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.32% 6.76% 9.46%
As % of the System Software category 86.00% 62.50% 51.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £370 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £18.05 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £24.00 £16.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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
50 40 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.33% 10.81% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 12
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 £223 £215 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £400 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 11
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.70 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £31.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

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 17 April 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 17 April 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (67.16%) Microsoft
2 43 (64.18%) Windows
3 25 (37.31%) ITIL
4 24 (35.82%) MS Excel
5 22 (32.84%) MS Office
6 20 (29.85%) Windows 7
7 17 (25.37%) DNS
8 16 (23.88%) DHCP
9 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
9 14 (20.90%) Citrix
10 13 (19.40%) Linux
10 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
12 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (14.93%) Finance
12 10 (14.93%) Project Management
13 9 (13.43%) Remedy
13 9 (13.43%) Blackberry
13 9 (13.43%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (13.43%) IIS
13 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
13 9 (13.43%) BYOD
14 8 (11.94%) Office 365
14 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
14 8 (11.94%) LDAP
14 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
14 8 (11.94%) Migration
15 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (10.45%) Debian

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.43%) IIS
2 9 (13.43%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.97%) Lync
6 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.99%) Documentum
8 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (35.82%) MS Excel
2 22 (32.84%) MS Office
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) DNS
2 16 (23.88%) DHCP
3 8 (11.94%) LDAP
4 5 (7.46%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (5.97%) Network Security
6 3 (4.48%) LAN
7 2 (2.99%) WAN
7 2 (2.99%) VPN
7 2 (2.99%) Firewall
7 2 (2.99%) Wireless
8 1 (1.49%) VLAN
8 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.49%) FCoE
8 1 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.49%) NX-OS
8 1 (1.49%) SAN
8 1 (1.49%) VoIP
8 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.49%) Ant
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Service Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Consultant
3 7 (10.45%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.46%) IT Support
6 4 (5.97%) Messaging Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.48%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Citrix Support
8 2 (2.99%) Exchange Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Linux Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) XML
2 2 (2.99%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Blackberry
1 9 (13.43%) BYOD
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Life Science
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (64.18%) Windows
2 20 (29.85%) Windows 7
3 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (19.40%) Linux
4 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (10.45%) Debian
7 6 (8.96%) Windows XP
8 5 (7.46%) UNIX
9 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.49%) Fedora
11 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Project Management
3 8 (11.94%) Migration
3 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
4 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.48%) Service Management
5 3 (4.48%) Change Management
5 3 (4.48%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.99%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.99%) Change Control
6 2 (2.99%) Business Transformation
6 2 (2.99%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (2.99%) TOGAF
6 2 (2.99%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.49%) CRM
7 1 (1.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.97%) VBScript
3 2 (2.99%) VBA
3 2 (2.99%) C#
3 2 (2.99%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.96%) Degree
3 4 (5.97%) MCSE
4 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.48%) CCNA
5 1 (1.49%) CCA
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.49%) CISSP
5 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.49%) SSCP
5 1 (1.49%) CISM
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.49%) MCDST
5 1 (1.49%) MCITP
5 1 (1.49%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) COBIT
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Terminal Server
2 4 (5.97%) Dovecot
3 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.49%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.99%) WMI
3 1 (1.49%) WSUS
3 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.49%) OpenView
3 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (67.16%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) Citrix
3 9 (13.43%) Remedy
4 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.46%) VMware
5 5 (7.46%) Oracle
5 5 (7.46%) WorldPay
6 4 (5.97%) Infoblox
7 3 (4.48%) Cisco
8 2 (2.99%) SAP
8 2 (2.99%) Cognos
8 2 (2.99%) HP
8 2 (2.99%) McAfee
8 2 (2.99%) EMC
8 2 (2.99%) Lotus
9 1 (1.49%) Symantec
9 1 (1.49%) Computacenter
9 1 (1.49%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.49%) Dell
9 1 (1.49%) Juniper