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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 2 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 33 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 31.13% 13.85% 4.40%
As % of the System Software category 73.33% 69.23% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 6
Average daily rate £375 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
45 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 42.45% 20.00% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 10
Average daily rate £438 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 37 (90.24%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) SAN
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
3 15 (36.59%) VMware
3 15 (36.59%) VMware ESX
4 13 (31.71%) Cisco
4 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
5 12 (29.27%) Telecoms
5 12 (29.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (26.83%) Citrix
6 11 (26.83%) Linux
6 11 (26.83%) ITIL
7 10 (24.39%) MS Office
7 10 (24.39%) Red Hat
7 10 (24.39%) SUSE
7 10 (24.39%) vSphere
7 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (24.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (19.51%) Clustering
8 8 (19.51%) BladeLogic
8 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (19.51%) SLA
8 8 (19.51%) IIS
8 8 (19.51%) HP
8 8 (19.51%) VPN
9 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
10 6 (14.63%) Release Management
10 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (19.51%) IIS
2 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) Lync
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Office
2 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) SAN
2 8 (19.51%) VPN
3 6 (14.63%) LAN
3 6 (14.63%) WAN
4 5 (12.20%) NetScaler
4 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (9.76%) VLAN
5 4 (9.76%) DMZ
5 4 (9.76%) OSPF
6 2 (4.88%) IPsec
6 2 (4.88%) Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) Firewall
6 2 (4.88%) VoIP
6 2 (4.88%) DNS
6 2 (4.88%) DHCP
6 2 (4.88%) MPLS
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
6 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.44%) LDAP
General
1 12 (29.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Wintel Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Service Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) IT Support
4 6 (14.63%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Services Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Support
7 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Clustering
2 6 (14.63%) Blackberry
3 5 (12.20%) iPad
3 5 (12.20%) iPhone
4 4 (9.76%) Replication
4 4 (9.76%) Firmware
5 3 (7.32%) Mainframe
5 3 (7.32%) AS400
6 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (90.24%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
4 11 (26.83%) Linux
5 10 (24.39%) SUSE
5 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
7 5 (12.20%) UNIX
7 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000
8 3 (7.32%) AIX
9 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (26.83%) ITIL
3 10 (24.39%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (14.63%) Release Management
5 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
5 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.76%) Data Virtualisation
6 2 (4.88%) Software Distribution
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) Investment Management
7 1 (2.44%) Time Management
7 1 (2.44%) Kanban
7 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.44%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.44%) Security Management
7 1 (2.44%) Service Management
7 1 (2.44%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
1 3 (7.32%) VBScript
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) CCNP
1 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
3 1 (2.44%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) VMware ESX
2 10 (24.39%) vSphere
3 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (14.63%) XenApp
4 6 (14.63%) XenDesktop
5 4 (9.76%) SRDF
5 4 (9.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (4.88%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (4.88%) UAG
7 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.44%) XenServer
7 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) BladeLogic
2 5 (12.20%) Backup Exec
3 4 (9.76%) SCCM
4 3 (7.32%) SCOM
5 2 (4.88%) WMI
5 2 (4.88%) WSUS
5 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.44%) AppDNA
6 1 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) VMware
2 13 (31.71%) Cisco
2 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.83%) Citrix
4 10 (24.39%) Red Hat
5 8 (19.51%) HP
6 6 (14.63%) Symantec
7 5 (12.20%) Hitachi
7 5 (12.20%) EMC
7 5 (12.20%) Intel
7 5 (12.20%) Brocade
7 5 (12.20%) AppSense
7 5 (12.20%) Wyse
8 4 (9.76%) IBM
8 4 (9.76%) NetApp
8 4 (9.76%) Avaya
9 3 (7.32%) BMC
9 3 (7.32%) Dell
10 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.88%) Aruba