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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 25 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.76% 6.63% 11.43%
As % of the System Software category 73.47% 51.92% 67.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 8
Average daily rate
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£313 £285 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £126 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £541 £254
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
49 52 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.56% 12.78% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 19
Average daily rate £313 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £205 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 9
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +90.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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 3 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 54 (69.23%) Windows
2 45 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 28 (35.90%) ITIL
4 26 (33.33%) DNS
5 25 (32.05%) DHCP
6 24 (30.77%) Linux
6 24 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
8 19 (24.36%) VMware
9 17 (21.79%) MS Office
9 17 (21.79%) MS Exchange
10 15 (19.23%) IIS
10 15 (19.23%) Windows 7
11 14 (17.95%) Red Hat
12 13 (16.67%) LDAP
13 12 (15.38%) Oracle
13 12 (15.38%) Cisco
13 12 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (14.10%) Incident Management
14 11 (14.10%) Project Management
14 11 (14.10%) Debian
14 11 (14.10%) SQL
15 10 (12.82%) SharePoint
15 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (12.82%) PowerShell
15 10 (12.82%) Office 365
16 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (21.79%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.23%) IIS
3 12 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (12.82%) SharePoint
5 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (5.13%) Lync
7 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.56%) Documentum
8 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 17 (21.79%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) DNS
2 25 (32.05%) DHCP
3 13 (16.67%) LDAP
4 7 (8.97%) SAN
4 7 (8.97%) Firewall
4 7 (8.97%) VLAN
5 5 (6.41%) VPN
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.13%) Network Security
6 4 (5.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.85%) LAN
7 3 (3.85%) Wireless
8 2 (2.56%) VoIP
8 2 (2.56%) WAN
8 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (2.56%) FCoE
8 2 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.85%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (3.85%) JIRA
1 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Analyst
2 10 (12.82%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Service Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) IT Support
5 6 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.41%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.41%) Administrator
6 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) XML
3 3 (3.85%) SOAP
4 2 (2.56%) Middleware
4 2 (2.56%) J2EE
5 1 (1.28%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.97%) BYOD
3 4 (5.13%) CLARiiON
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) Life Science
6 1 (1.28%) CMDB
6 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.28%) Handset
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (69.23%) Windows
2 24 (30.77%) Linux
3 15 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (14.10%) Debian
6 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (7.69%) UNIX
8 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.85%) Fedora
8 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.85%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) ITIL
2 11 (14.10%) Project Management
2 11 (14.10%) Incident Management
3 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (10.26%) Migration
4 8 (10.26%) Change Management
5 5 (6.41%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.56%) SDLC
8 2 (2.56%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.56%) Change Control
8 2 (2.56%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.56%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.56%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.56%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.10%) SQL
2 10 (12.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.41%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) VBScript
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) Perl
5 3 (3.85%) C#
5 3 (3.85%) C++
5 3 (3.85%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) VBA
6 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.97%) Degree
2 7 (8.97%) CCNA
2 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (5.13%) MCSE
5 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) SSCP
6 2 (2.56%) CCA
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.56%) MCITP
7 1 (1.28%) CISSP
7 1 (1.28%) MCSA
7 1 (1.28%) CCNP
7 1 (1.28%) MCP
7 1 (1.28%) CISM
7 1 (1.28%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (1.28%) MOS
7 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) COBIT
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Terminal Server
1 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.41%) vSphere
3 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.56%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.28%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 45 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.36%) VMware
3 14 (17.95%) Red Hat
4 12 (15.38%) Oracle
4 12 (15.38%) Cisco
5 8 (10.26%) HP
5 8 (10.26%) Dell
5 8 (10.26%) Citrix
5 8 (10.26%) Remedy
6 6 (7.69%) EMC
6 6 (7.69%) WorldPay
7 5 (6.41%) 3PAR
7 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.13%) IBM
8 4 (5.13%) F5
9 3 (3.85%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (2.56%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.56%) SAP
10 2 (2.56%) Cognos
11 1 (1.28%) Symantec
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