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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 51 71 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.14% 8.77% 7.94%
As % of the System Software category 64.56% 68.27% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 16
Average daily rate
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£273 £225 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £369 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £25.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
79 104 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 9.52% 12.84% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 29
Average daily rate £320 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 20
Average hourly rate £14.75 £25.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.00% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £14.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.75 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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
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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 -23 22 £250 +11.11% 7
Peterborough +5 18 £250 +13.63% 2
Huntingdon -1 4 £488 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 94 (74.60%) Windows
2 53 (42.06%) Microsoft
3 41 (32.54%) Windows 7
4 38 (30.16%) ITIL
5 36 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 30 (23.81%) VMware
7 29 (23.02%) MS Exchange
7 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (21.43%) Linux
9 26 (20.63%) Cisco
10 25 (19.84%) MS Excel
11 24 (19.05%) MS Office
11 24 (19.05%) HP
12 23 (18.25%) DHCP
12 23 (18.25%) DNS
12 23 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (15.87%) SharePoint
14 19 (15.08%) SAN
14 19 (15.08%) Firewall
15 18 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (13.49%) IIS
17 16 (12.70%) Citrix
18 15 (11.90%) Office 365
19 14 (11.11%) Wireless
19 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
19 14 (11.11%) Red Hat
19 14 (11.11%) Hyper-V
19 14 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
20 13 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 29 (23.02%) MS Exchange
2 20 (15.87%) SharePoint
3 18 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (13.49%) IIS
5 13 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (7.94%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.38%) Lync
10 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 25 (19.84%) MS Excel
2 24 (19.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.90%) Office 365
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.25%) DHCP
1 23 (18.25%) DNS
2 19 (15.08%) SAN
2 19 (15.08%) Firewall
3 14 (11.11%) Wireless
4 13 (10.32%) LDAP
5 12 (9.52%) LAN
6 11 (8.73%) WAN
7 9 (7.14%) VLAN
8 7 (5.56%) VPN
9 6 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (3.17%) VoIP
12 3 (2.38%) Ethernet
12 3 (2.38%) WebEx
12 3 (2.38%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.38%) FCoE
12 3 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.17%) MySQL
6 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.38%) JIRA
2 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Legal
3 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (38.10%) Analyst
2 21 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 21 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (12.70%) Support Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) Desktop Support
5 13 (10.32%) Support Analyst
5 13 (10.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (7.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.56%) Administrator
9 6 (4.76%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Consultant
10 4 (3.17%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) .NET
1 3 (2.38%) SOAP
1 3 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (0.79%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) HP Storage
2 9 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.97%) BYOD
4 5 (3.97%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.38%) Clustering
5 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.38%) NHS
6 2 (1.59%) EPoS
6 2 (1.59%) iPhone
6 2 (1.59%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.79%) Handset
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Life Science
7 1 (0.79%) CMDB
7 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 94 (74.60%) Windows
2 41 (32.54%) Windows 7
3 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (21.43%) Linux
5 23 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (8.73%) Windows 8
6 11 (8.73%) Debian
7 10 (7.94%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.76%) UNIX
8 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.17%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.38%) Fedora
10 3 (2.38%) Android
10 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.59%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.16%) ITIL
2 11 (8.73%) Change Control
3 10 (7.94%) Incident Management
4 9 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (7.14%) Migration
4 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.35%) Project Management
5 8 (6.35%) Change Management
5 8 (6.35%) Network Management
6 7 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 5 (3.97%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.38%) Information Security
9 3 (2.38%) Service Management
9 3 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (2.38%) Software Engineering
10 2 (1.59%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (1.59%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.52%) SQL
3 4 (3.17%) VBScript
3 4 (3.17%) C#
3 4 (3.17%) Java
3 4 (3.17%) Python
4 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.38%) Perl
4 3 (2.38%) C++
4 3 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.14%) MCSE
2 9 (7.14%) CCNA
2 9 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.56%) Degree
3 7 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (3.97%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.38%) CCA
5 3 (2.38%) MCSA
5 3 (2.38%) SSCP
5 3 (2.38%) MCITP
6 2 (1.59%) CISM
6 2 (1.59%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.59%) MOS
6 2 (1.59%) CCNP
6 2 (1.59%) CISSP
6 2 (1.59%) MCP
7 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.79%) MCDST
7 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) SLA
2 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.59%) COBIT
3 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.35%) vSphere
3 8 (6.35%) Terminal Server
4 5 (3.97%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.59%) XenApp
5 2 (1.59%) XenServer
6 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (10.32%) SCCM
2 8 (6.35%) ARCserve
3 5 (3.97%) SCOM
4 3 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.59%) DameWare
6 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.79%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.79%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.79%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 53 (42.06%) Microsoft
2 30 (23.81%) VMware
3 26 (20.63%) Cisco
4 24 (19.05%) HP
5 16 (12.70%) Citrix
6 14 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 12 (9.52%) Oracle
8 11 (8.73%) Dell
9 8 (6.35%) CA
10 7 (5.56%) EMC
11 6 (4.76%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.76%) Remedy
11 6 (4.76%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.97%) F5
13 4 (3.17%) WorldPay
13 4 (3.17%) Dell Compellent
13 4 (3.17%) IBM
14 3 (2.38%) LANDesk
14 3 (2.38%) Symantec
15 2 (1.59%) McAfee
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