The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 12 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 71 55 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 9.70% 9.02% 6.08%
As % of the System Software category 73.96% 51.89% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 21
Average daily rate £233 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £374 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -59.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £17.50 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
96 106 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.11% 17.38% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 40
Average daily rate £338 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 15
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -49.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
East of England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
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Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +6 30 £225 +50.00% 3
Cambridge -8 25 £300 +50.00% 10
Huntingdon +2 2 - - 1
Ely - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 73 (66.97%) Windows
2 49 (44.95%) MS Exchange
3 37 (33.94%) Firewall
3 37 (33.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (33.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (33.03%) SQL Server
4 36 (33.03%) Cisco
4 36 (33.03%) Microsoft
4 36 (33.03%) HP
5 35 (32.11%) Migration
6 31 (28.44%) ITIL
7 30 (27.52%) VMware
8 28 (25.69%) Windows 7
9 27 (24.77%) Hyper-V
10 25 (22.94%) SharePoint
11 24 (22.02%) WAN
11 24 (22.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 21 (19.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (17.43%) LAN
13 19 (17.43%) DNS
14 18 (16.51%) SAN
14 18 (16.51%) XenApp
15 17 (15.60%) Citrix
15 17 (15.60%) MS Office
16 15 (13.76%) MCSE
16 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (12.84%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (12.84%) SCCM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 49 (44.95%) MS Exchange
2 37 (33.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (22.94%) SharePoint
4 24 (22.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (11.93%) Documentum
5 13 (11.93%) IIS
6 11 (10.09%) eRoom
7 9 (8.26%) JOnAS
8 5 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.67%) Apache
10 2 (1.83%) Lync
10 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (15.60%) MS Office
2 11 (10.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Tridion
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.75%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (33.94%) Firewall
2 24 (22.02%) WAN
3 19 (17.43%) LAN
3 19 (17.43%) DNS
4 18 (16.51%) SAN
5 14 (12.84%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (12.84%) DHCP
6 13 (11.93%) Wireless
7 9 (8.26%) VLAN
8 6 (5.50%) FTP
9 4 (3.67%) Internet
9 4 (3.67%) ADSL
10 3 (2.75%) VoIP
10 3 (2.75%) NAS
11 2 (1.83%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.83%) Intranet
11 2 (1.83%) SMS
11 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.92%) LDAP
12 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (33.03%) SQL Server
2 21 (19.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 12 (11.01%) Finance
2 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (30.28%) Analyst
2 17 (15.60%) Systems Engineer
3 14 (12.84%) Technical Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.09%) Desktop Support
5 10 (9.17%) Support Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (8.26%) Administrator
7 8 (7.34%) Consultant
7 8 (7.34%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Wintel Consultant
10 5 (4.59%) Service Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Wintel Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) IT Support
10 5 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Documentum Support
10 5 (4.59%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) XML
2 2 (1.83%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.92%) .NET
3 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.59%) Clustering
3 4 (3.67%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.67%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.75%) PKI
5 2 (1.83%) iPhone
5 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.92%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 73 (66.97%) Windows
2 36 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 36 (33.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (25.69%) Windows 7
4 12 (11.01%) Linux
5 10 (9.17%) Windows XP
6 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.67%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.75%) UNIX
8 3 (2.75%) Debian
8 3 (2.75%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.83%) VMS
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.92%) Solaris
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.92%) CentOS
10 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.92%) Android
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.11%) Migration
2 31 (28.44%) ITIL
3 4 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (3.67%) Software Deployment
3 4 (3.67%) Change Management
4 3 (2.75%) Business Continuity
4 3 (2.75%) Change Control
4 3 (2.75%) Software Engineering
5 2 (1.83%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (1.83%) Logistics
5 2 (1.83%) Incident Management
5 2 (1.83%) Problem Management
5 2 (1.83%) Load Balancing
5 2 (1.83%) Network Management
5 2 (1.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (0.92%) ERP
6 1 (0.92%) SOA
6 1 (0.92%) Identity Management
6 1 (0.92%) Information Security
6 1 (0.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) SQL
2 3 (2.75%) C#
2 3 (2.75%) VBScript
2 3 (2.75%) VBA
3 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.92%) Perl
4 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) MCSE
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.26%) MCITP
3 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.59%) CCNA
4 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.75%) MCSA
6 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.92%) MCP
8 1 (0.92%) CCNP
8 1 (0.92%) CISSP
8 1 (0.92%) OCP
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.92%) RHCE
8 1 (0.92%) Degree
8 1 (0.92%) MCDST
8 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (24.77%) Hyper-V
2 18 (16.51%) XenApp
3 15 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (11.93%) vSphere
5 5 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.59%) UAG
5 5 (4.59%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (12.84%) SCCM
2 12 (11.01%) SCOM
2 12 (11.01%) Backup Exec
3 7 (6.42%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.59%) WSUS
5 3 (2.75%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.92%) Nagios
7 1 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.92%) Cacti
7 1 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 36 (33.03%) Cisco
1 36 (33.03%) Microsoft
1 36 (33.03%) HP
2 30 (27.52%) VMware
3 17 (15.60%) Citrix
4 11 (10.09%) Oracle
5 10 (9.17%) Dell
6 9 (8.26%) NetApp
6 9 (8.26%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.42%) IBM
7 7 (6.42%) Altiris
8 5 (4.59%) Symantec
8 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.67%) EMC
10 3 (2.75%) Cognos
10 3 (2.75%) Mercator
10 3 (2.75%) F5
10 3 (2.75%) Red Gate
11 2 (1.83%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.83%) Exinda
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