The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 13 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.44% 15.18% 19.05%
As % of the System Software category 65.00% 77.27% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 10
Average daily rate £350 £375 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £125 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
Active Directory
London

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

System Software Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
20 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 8.37% 19.64% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 14
Average daily rate £425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 6 (26.09%) MS Office
6 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
6 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
7 4 (17.39%) Time Management
7 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) Office 365
7 4 (17.39%) VMware
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) LAN
7 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
7 4 (17.39%) WAN
7 4 (17.39%) DHCP
7 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) IIS
8 3 (13.04%) VPN
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco
8 3 (13.04%) SAN
8 3 (13.04%) Legal
8 3 (13.04%) Firewall
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (13.04%) BC Cleared

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 4 (17.39%) IIS
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) DHCP
2 4 (17.39%) LAN
2 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) WAN
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) SAN
3 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
5 1 (4.35%) Internet
5 1 (4.35%) OSPF
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Capybara
1 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Designer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Security Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Data Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) SUSE
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) AIX
7 1 (4.35%) Unix
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) Migration
1 4 (17.39%) Time Management
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Process Management
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) Ruby
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) BC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) vSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
1 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.35%) Capita
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint