The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 64 62 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 8.08% 8.05% 9.97%
As % of the System Software category 63.37% 68.89% 68.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 14
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£315 £218 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £466 £259
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 16
Average hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £11.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £23.00 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Active Directory
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

System Software Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
101 90 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.75% 11.69% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 34 28
Average daily rate £325 £350 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +36.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £453 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 19
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.94% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £23.00 £39.53
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 Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridgeshire region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridgeshire region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +3 37 £314 +16.20% 11
Peterborough +1 20 £238 +35.71% 2
Huntingdon 0 1 £488 - 2
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 91 (74.59%) Windows
2 68 (55.74%) Microsoft
3 47 (38.52%) ITIL
4 42 (34.43%) Windows 7
5 37 (30.33%) SQL Server
6 36 (29.51%) MS Exchange
7 34 (27.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (27.05%) MS Excel
9 32 (26.23%) DNS
9 32 (26.23%) VMware
10 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (23.77%) DHCP
12 27 (22.13%) Cisco
12 27 (22.13%) Linux
13 24 (19.67%) HP
14 22 (18.03%) Citrix
14 22 (18.03%) MS Office
14 22 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (15.57%) Firewall
15 19 (15.57%) SAN
16 18 (14.75%) IIS
16 18 (14.75%) SharePoint
17 17 (13.93%) Blackberry
18 15 (12.30%) Project Management
18 15 (12.30%) Red Hat
18 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (12.30%) Hyper-V
18 15 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2003
18 15 (12.30%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 36 (29.51%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (14.75%) IIS
3 18 (14.75%) SharePoint
4 15 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (10.66%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.10%) Lync
9 3 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.64%) Documentum
11 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (27.05%) MS Excel
2 22 (18.03%) MS Office
3 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.20%) Office 365
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.23%) DNS
2 29 (23.77%) DHCP
3 19 (15.57%) SAN
3 19 (15.57%) Firewall
4 14 (11.48%) Wireless
5 13 (10.66%) LDAP
6 11 (9.02%) LAN
7 10 (8.20%) WAN
8 9 (7.38%) VPN
9 8 (6.56%) TCP/IP
9 8 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (5.74%) VLAN
11 5 (4.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (3.28%) Network Security
13 3 (2.46%) WebEx
14 2 (1.64%) FCoE
14 2 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (1.64%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.64%) OpenLDAP
14 2 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (30.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.64%) JIRA
2 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (8.20%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (38.52%) Analyst
2 20 (16.39%) Support Analyst
3 16 (13.11%) Support Engineer
3 16 (13.11%) Desktop Support
4 13 (10.66%) Service Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (9.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.92%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) IT Support
10 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) .NET
1 4 (3.28%) XML
2 2 (1.64%) J2EE
2 2 (1.64%) SOAP
2 2 (1.64%) Middleware
2 2 (1.64%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.82%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.82%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Blackberry
2 12 (9.84%) HP Storage
3 8 (6.56%) iPhone
3 8 (6.56%) iPad
4 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.74%) BYOD
5 5 (4.10%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.46%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.64%) Clustering
7 2 (1.64%) EPoS
8 1 (0.82%) NHS
8 1 (0.82%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.82%) Handset
8 1 (0.82%) Replication
8 1 (0.82%) Life Science
8 1 (0.82%) CMDB
8 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.82%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 91 (74.59%) Windows
2 42 (34.43%) Windows 7
3 34 (27.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (22.13%) Linux
6 14 (11.48%) Windows 8
7 12 (9.84%) Debian
8 8 (6.56%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.10%) UNIX
11 4 (3.28%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.46%) Fedora
12 3 (2.46%) Android
12 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.64%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (1.64%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (38.52%) ITIL
2 15 (12.30%) Project Management
3 14 (11.48%) Migration
3 14 (11.48%) Incident Management
4 12 (9.84%) Change Control
4 12 (9.84%) Change Management
5 10 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.74%) Network Management
7 6 (4.92%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.92%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.46%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (2.46%) Information Security
9 3 (2.46%) CAD
9 3 (2.46%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (1.64%) Waterfall
10 2 (1.64%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.30%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.02%) SQL
3 4 (3.28%) VBScript
3 4 (3.28%) Java
4 3 (2.46%) C#
5 2 (1.64%) C++
5 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.64%) Perl
5 2 (1.64%) VBA
5 2 (1.64%) Python
5 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.02%) CCNA
2 11 (9.02%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.38%) MCSE
3 9 (7.38%) Degree
4 7 (5.74%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (4.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (3.28%) MCP
6 4 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.46%) SSCP
7 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.64%) MCITP
8 2 (1.64%) CISM
8 2 (1.64%) CISSP
8 2 (1.64%) MCSA
8 2 (1.64%) CCA
9 1 (0.82%) CCNP
9 1 (0.82%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.82%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.64%) COBIT
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (12.30%) Hyper-V
2 12 (9.84%) Terminal Server
3 9 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.74%) vSphere
5 5 (4.10%) XenApp
6 4 (3.28%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.46%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.64%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.82%) XenServer
9 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (10.66%) SCCM
2 7 (5.74%) ARCserve
3 4 (3.28%) SCOM
4 3 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.64%) DameWare
5 2 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.64%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.82%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.82%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (55.74%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.23%) VMware
3 27 (22.13%) Cisco
4 24 (19.67%) HP
5 22 (18.03%) Citrix
6 15 (12.30%) Red Hat
7 12 (9.84%) Oracle
8 11 (9.02%) Dell
8 11 (9.02%) Remedy
9 7 (5.74%) EMC
9 7 (5.74%) CA
10 6 (4.92%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.92%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.92%) WorldPay
11 5 (4.10%) F5
11 5 (4.10%) Symantec
12 4 (3.28%) Altiris
12 4 (3.28%) IBM
12 4 (3.28%) Dell Compellent
13 3 (2.46%) Adobe
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £140 - £145 per day
Posted: 20 days ago