The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chelmsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 7 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 7 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 10.77% 24.49% 6.25%
As % of the System Software category 87.50% 85.71% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
Average daily rate £263 £135 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -22.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
Active Directory
Essex

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

System Software Category
Chelmsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
8 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 12.31% 28.57% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 2
Average daily rate £263 £140 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -67.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Chelmsford region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chelmsford 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) XenApp
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) LAN
6 2 (14.29%) WAN
6 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 1 (7.14%) XenServer
7 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) SLA
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.14%) VBScript
7 1 (7.14%) VB
7 1 (7.14%) Symantec
7 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
7 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (7.14%) Dell
7 1 (7.14%) MS Excel

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chelmsford 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.

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) IT Support
4 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Server Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Services Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.14%) Coaching
2 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Release Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.14%) EdgeSight
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Citrix
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Wyse