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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 4 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 14 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 9.93% 18.63% 7.75%
As % of the System Software category 77.78% 76.00% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 6
Average daily rate
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£355 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.09% -13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £321 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.90
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
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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
18 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 12.77% 24.51% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 11
Average daily rate £375 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) IIS
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Dell
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) HP
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
4 7 (31.82%) SCCM
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
5 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 5 (22.73%) UNIX
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
6 5 (22.73%) SAN
6 5 (22.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (22.73%) vSphere
7 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
7 4 (18.18%) SUSE
7 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (18.18%) BladeLogic
7 4 (18.18%) BMC
7 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 4 (18.18%) MS Office
7 4 (18.18%) DNS
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (40.91%) IIS
2 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
3 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Apache
6 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 3 (13.64%) DHCP
5 1 (4.55%) FTP
5 1 (4.55%) HTTP
5 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
5 1 (4.55%) LDAP
5 1 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) POP3
5 1 (4.55%) SMTP
5 1 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (4.55%) MPLS
5 1 (4.55%) BGP
5 1 (4.55%) DSL
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Account Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) AS400
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) CMDB
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
5 5 (22.73%) UNIX
5 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
6 4 (18.18%) SUSE
7 3 (13.64%) AIX
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VBScript
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) vSphere
2 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) XenServer
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) BladeLogic
3 2 (9.09%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
4 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 8 (36.36%) HP
1 8 (36.36%) Dell
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) BMC
3 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.64%) EMC
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) Compaq
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Remedy
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Altiris
6 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper