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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 78 64 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.41% 9.12% 9.85%
As % of the System Software category 71.56% 66.67% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 14
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£314 £218 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.25% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £164 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.60 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
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
109 96 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.55% 13.68% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 33 22
Average daily rate £325 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £190 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £460 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £29.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +17 48 £315 +36.95% 7
Peterborough +2 24 £250 +14.94%
Huntingdon -3 1 £488 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 83 (72.17%) Windows
2 70 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 44 (38.26%) ITIL
4 38 (33.04%) Windows 7
5 32 (27.83%) SQL Server
5 32 (27.83%) MS Excel
5 32 (27.83%) MS Exchange
6 31 (26.96%) DNS
6 31 (26.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (24.35%) VMware
9 27 (23.48%) DHCP
10 23 (20.00%) Linux
10 23 (20.00%) MS Office
11 21 (18.26%) Cisco
11 21 (18.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (17.39%) HP
13 19 (16.52%) Citrix
14 18 (15.65%) IIS
15 17 (14.78%) Blackberry
15 17 (14.78%) PowerShell
16 16 (13.91%) Firewall
16 16 (13.91%) SharePoint
16 16 (13.91%) SAN
17 15 (13.04%) Migration
17 15 (13.04%) Project Management
18 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (12.17%) Red Hat
18 14 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 32 (27.83%) MS Exchange
2 21 (18.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (15.65%) IIS
4 16 (13.91%) SharePoint
5 14 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (11.30%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (4.35%) Lync
10 4 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.74%) Documentum
11 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (27.83%) MS Excel
2 23 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Tridion
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.57%) Office 365
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.96%) DNS
2 27 (23.48%) DHCP
3 16 (13.91%) Firewall
3 16 (13.91%) SAN
4 12 (10.43%) Wireless
5 11 (9.57%) LDAP
6 9 (7.83%) LAN
7 8 (6.96%) WAN
8 7 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (6.09%) VPN
9 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
10 5 (4.35%) VLAN
11 4 (3.48%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (3.48%) Network Security
11 4 (3.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (2.61%) Internet
13 2 (1.74%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.74%) FCoE
13 2 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.74%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (27.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.87%) Ant
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.61%) Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (34.78%) Analyst
2 16 (13.91%) Support Analyst
3 15 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 14 (12.17%) Desktop Support
5 12 (10.43%) Service Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.96%) Consultant
7 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.35%) IT Support
10 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) XML
2 2 (1.74%) .NET
2 2 (1.74%) J2EE
2 2 (1.74%) Middleware
2 2 (1.74%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.87%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.96%) iPhone
2 8 (6.96%) iPad
3 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.22%) BYOD
4 4 (3.48%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.74%) EPoS
6 2 (1.74%) Clustering
6 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.87%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.87%) Life Science
7 1 (0.87%) Handset
7 1 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 83 (72.17%) Windows
2 38 (33.04%) Windows 7
3 31 (26.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (20.00%) Linux
6 14 (12.17%) Windows 8
7 11 (9.57%) Debian
8 7 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.09%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.35%) UNIX
10 3 (2.61%) Fedora
11 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.74%) Android
11 2 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.74%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.74%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.26%) ITIL
2 15 (13.04%) Migration
2 15 (13.04%) Project Management
3 12 (10.43%) Incident Management
4 11 (9.57%) Change Management
5 10 (8.70%) Change Control
5 10 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.96%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.22%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (4.35%) Network Management
8 5 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.61%) Waterfall
10 3 (2.61%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (2.61%) CAD
11 2 (1.74%) Service Management
11 2 (1.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (1.74%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.78%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.83%) SQL
3 5 (4.35%) VBScript
4 3 (2.61%) C#
5 2 (1.74%) Java
5 2 (1.74%) VBA
5 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.70%) CCNA
2 10 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.83%) MCSE
4 8 (6.96%) Degree
5 7 (6.09%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (3.48%) MCP
7 4 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.74%) CISSP
9 2 (1.74%) CCA
9 2 (1.74%) CISM
9 2 (1.74%) SSCP
9 2 (1.74%) MCITP
10 1 (0.87%) MCTS
10 1 (0.87%) CCNP
10 1 (0.87%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.74%) COBIT
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (11.30%) Hyper-V
2 12 (10.43%) Terminal Server
3 8 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.35%) vSphere
5 4 (3.48%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.48%) XenApp
5 4 (3.48%) Dovecot
6 3 (2.61%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.87%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.87%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) SCCM
2 5 (4.35%) ARCserve
3 4 (3.48%) SCOM
4 3 (2.61%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.74%) DameWare
5 2 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.74%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.74%) WMI
5 2 (1.74%) WSUS
5 2 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.87%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.87%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 70 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 28 (24.35%) VMware
3 21 (18.26%) Cisco
4 20 (17.39%) HP
5 19 (16.52%) Citrix
6 14 (12.17%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.83%) Remedy
7 9 (7.83%) Dell
7 9 (7.83%) Oracle
8 6 (5.22%) EMC
9 5 (4.35%) WorldPay
9 5 (4.35%) 3PAR
9 5 (4.35%) Symantec
9 5 (4.35%) CA
9 5 (4.35%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.48%) IBM
10 4 (3.48%) McAfee
10 4 (3.48%) Altiris
10 4 (3.48%) Infoblox
10 4 (3.48%) F5