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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 11 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 12.22% 5.06% 7.75%
As % of the System Software category 73.33% 33.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £319 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -22.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £304 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £334 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £279 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.44% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
15 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 16.67% 15.19% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 18
Average daily rate £345 £319 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -29.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £286 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £339 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) HP
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (36.00%) Dell
4 9 (36.00%) Cisco
4 9 (36.00%) ITIL
5 8 (32.00%) IIS
5 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (28.00%) SAN
6 7 (28.00%) SCCM
7 6 (24.00%) BladeLogic
7 6 (24.00%) VMware
7 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
7 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (24.00%) VPN
7 6 (24.00%) MS Office
8 5 (20.00%) UNIX
8 5 (20.00%) Linux
8 5 (20.00%) BMC
8 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 5 (20.00%) SUSE
8 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (20.00%) vSphere
8 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (32.00%) IIS
2 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Lync
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) SAN
2 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (24.00%) VPN
3 4 (16.00%) DNS
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (16.00%) DHCP
4 2 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) VoIP
5 1 (4.00%) FTP
5 1 (4.00%) Kerberos
5 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.00%) DMZ
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) OSPF
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) IPsec
5 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.00%) AS400
2 4 (16.00%) iPhone
2 4 (16.00%) iPad
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (20.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.00%) SUSE
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (16.00%) AIX
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.00%) Data Virtualisation
3 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Release Management
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
2 5 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) SRDF
4 1 (4.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (4.00%) UAG
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCCM
2 6 (24.00%) BladeLogic
3 4 (16.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (16.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) HP
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco
3 9 (36.00%) Dell
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 5 (20.00%) BMC
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (16.00%) EMC
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle
8 2 (8.00%) IBM
8 2 (8.00%) Citrix
8 2 (8.00%) Symantec
8 2 (8.00%) Remedy
8 2 (8.00%) Compaq
8 2 (8.00%) Brocade
9 1 (4.00%) Aruba
9 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
9 1 (4.00%) Stonesoft
9 1 (4.00%) Altiris
9 1 (4.00%) Hitachi