The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Coventry 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 27 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 7.38% 4.13% 5.90%
As % of the System Software category 87.10% 66.67% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £135 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -66.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +73.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
31 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 8.47% 6.20% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 13
Average daily rate £313 £135 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+131.48% -66.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +73.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Active Directory
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Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 17 (37.78%) ITIL
3 17 (37.78%) Citrix
4 14 (31.11%) MS Office
4 14 (31.11%) SLA
5 12 (26.67%) IBM Notes
5 12 (26.67%) Lotus
6 9 (20.00%) VMware
6 9 (20.00%) SCCM
6 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
7 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (13.33%) SAN
9 6 (13.33%) HP
9 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
10 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (11.11%) SCOM
10 5 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (11.11%) SQL
10 5 (11.11%) Web Services
10 5 (11.11%) MCSE
10 5 (11.11%) Linux
10 5 (11.11%) Cisco
10 5 (11.11%) CRM
10 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (8.89%) Change Control

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 12 (26.67%) IBM Notes
2 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
5 3 (6.67%) SAS
6 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.22%) Lync
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (31.11%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) SAN
2 4 (8.89%) LAN
2 4 (8.89%) NAS
3 3 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.44%) VLAN
4 2 (4.44%) DMZ
4 2 (4.44%) MPLS
4 2 (4.44%) WAN
4 2 (4.44%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) LDAP
5 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) OLAP
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MSI
1 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Tester
8 2 (4.44%) Tester
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.22%) OAuth
4 1 (2.22%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Statistics
2 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.11%) Linux
5 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.67%) AIX
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) UNIX
8 1 (2.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) CRM
2 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.89%) Change Control
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.22%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.22%) Security Management
6 1 (2.22%) Online Security
6 1 (2.22%) MVC
6 1 (2.22%) Workflow
6 1 (2.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) VBScript
4 1 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) MCSE
3 3 (6.67%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) CCNA
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.44%) MCP
4 2 (4.44%) VCP4
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) SCOM
3 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.44%) Sysprep
3 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) Citrix
3 12 (26.67%) Lotus
4 9 (20.00%) VMware
5 6 (13.33%) HP
6 5 (11.11%) Cisco
7 3 (6.67%) JBoss
7 3 (6.67%) Dell
7 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) Nimsoft
8 2 (4.44%) Spiceworks
8 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
8 2 (4.44%) McAfee
9 1 (2.22%) EMC
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