The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Croydon 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 9 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 10.00% 8.14% 3.28%
As % of the System Software category 72.73% 77.78% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
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£233 £325 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.46% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £195 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £325 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
11 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 13.75% 10.47% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 15
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 £125 £283 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
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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 1 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Croydon

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 1 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 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (40.00%) Cisco
4 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 13 (37.14%) HP
5 13 (37.14%) SAN
6 12 (34.29%) VMware
6 12 (34.29%) VMware ESX
7 10 (28.57%) BladeLogic
8 9 (25.71%) VPN
8 9 (25.71%) IIS
9 8 (22.86%) MS Office
9 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
9 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (20.00%) Clustering
10 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 7 (20.00%) SUSE
10 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (20.00%) vSphere
10 7 (20.00%) UNIX
10 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 7 (20.00%) ITIL
10 7 (20.00%) Linux
10 7 (20.00%) Blackberry
10 7 (20.00%) Dell
10 7 (20.00%) EMC
10 7 (20.00%) SLA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 9 (25.71%) IIS
2 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) Lync
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) SAN
2 9 (25.71%) VPN
3 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.14%) LAN
4 6 (17.14%) WAN
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (11.43%) DMZ
5 4 (11.43%) OSPF
5 4 (11.43%) VLAN
6 2 (5.71%) MPLS
6 2 (5.71%) DNS
6 2 (5.71%) VoIP
6 2 (5.71%) DHCP
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall
6 2 (5.71%) IPsec
6 2 (5.71%) Wireless
6 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security
7 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
General
1 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) Hardware Technician
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.86%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Clustering
1 7 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (17.14%) iPad
2 6 (17.14%) iPhone
3 5 (14.29%) AS400
4 4 (11.43%) Firmware
4 4 (11.43%) Replication
5 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.57%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.86%) CMDB
6 1 (2.86%) PKI
6 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (20.00%) SUSE
5 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (20.00%) UNIX
5 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 7 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 5 (14.29%) AIX
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (17.14%) Release Management
4 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
4 4 (11.43%) Data Virtualisation
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.86%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Management
5 1 (2.86%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) VBScript
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (11.43%) CCNP
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) MCDST
4 1 (2.86%) MCP
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) VMware ESX
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) vSphere
4 4 (11.43%) SRDF
4 4 (11.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (5.71%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (5.71%) UAG
6 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.86%) XenApp
6 1 (2.86%) XenServer
6 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) BladeLogic
2 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.57%) SCOM
4 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.86%) WSUS
5 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.86%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Cisco
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) HP
3 12 (34.29%) VMware
4 7 (20.00%) Dell
4 7 (20.00%) EMC
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (17.14%) Symantec
6 5 (14.29%) Brocade
6 5 (14.29%) IBM
6 5 (14.29%) Citrix
6 5 (14.29%) BMC
6 5 (14.29%) Hitachi
7 4 (11.43%) NetApp
7 4 (11.43%) Avaya
8 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.71%) Compaq
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle
8 2 (5.71%) Aruba
8 2 (5.71%) Stonesoft
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