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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 9 14 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 8.86% 6.12% 4.72%
As % of the System Software category 63.64% 54.55% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £305 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%
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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
11 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 13.92% 11.22% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 16
Average daily rate £345 £325 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -26.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £290 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (42.42%) SAN
5 13 (39.39%) HP
5 13 (39.39%) Cisco
5 13 (39.39%) VMware
5 13 (39.39%) VMware ESX
5 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
6 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 11 (33.33%) BladeLogic
8 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
8 10 (30.30%) IIS
9 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
9 9 (27.27%) UNIX
9 9 (27.27%) Linux
9 9 (27.27%) SUSE
9 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (27.27%) vSphere
9 9 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (24.24%) VPN
10 8 (24.24%) Dell
10 8 (24.24%) EMC
11 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
11 7 (21.21%) MS Office
11 7 (21.21%) BMC
11 7 (21.21%) Blackberry
11 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (21.21%) Telecoms

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 10 (30.30%) IIS
2 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Lync
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (42.42%) SAN
2 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
3 8 (24.24%) VPN
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (15.15%) LAN
5 5 (15.15%) WAN
6 4 (12.12%) VLAN
6 4 (12.12%) OSPF
7 3 (9.09%) DMZ
8 1 (3.03%) MPLS
8 1 (3.03%) DNS
8 1 (3.03%) DHCP
8 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
8 1 (3.03%) VoIP
8 1 (3.03%) Firewall
8 1 (3.03%) Wireless
8 1 (3.03%) IPsec
8 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Hardware Technician
6 1 (3.03%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Blackberry
2 6 (18.18%) AS400
2 6 (18.18%) iPhone
2 6 (18.18%) iPad
3 5 (15.15%) Clustering
4 4 (12.12%) Replication
5 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
5 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.09%) Firmware
6 1 (3.03%) CMDB
6 1 (3.03%) PKI
6 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
5 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (27.27%) SUSE
5 9 (27.27%) UNIX
5 9 (27.27%) Linux
6 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
7 6 (18.18%) AIX
8 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000
9 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Release Management
3 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
3 4 (12.12%) Data Virtualisation
4 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) VBScript
1 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CCNP
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCDST
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) VMware ESX
2 9 (27.27%) vSphere
3 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.12%) SRDF
4 4 (12.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) XenServer
5 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.03%) UAG
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) BladeLogic
2 6 (18.18%) Backup Exec
3 5 (15.15%) SCCM
4 2 (6.06%) SCOM
5 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Cisco
1 13 (39.39%) HP
1 13 (39.39%) VMware
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 8 (24.24%) Dell
4 8 (24.24%) EMC
5 7 (21.21%) BMC
6 5 (15.15%) Hitachi
6 5 (15.15%) Brocade
6 5 (15.15%) IBM
6 5 (15.15%) Symantec
7 4 (12.12%) Citrix
7 4 (12.12%) Avaya
7 4 (12.12%) NetApp
8 3 (9.09%) Oracle
9 2 (6.06%) Compaq
10 1 (3.03%) Aruba
10 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
10 1 (3.03%) Stonesoft