The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 16 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 6.06% 12.32% 7.52%
As % of the System Software category 53.33% 75.76% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 5
Average daily rate £325 £225 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -52.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £133 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £12.00 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Active Directory
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

System Software Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
30 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.36% 16.26% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 19
Average daily rate £375 £325 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £163 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Dorset region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Dorset region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -7 7 £290 +50.64% 1
Poole -2 2 £350 +77.21% 1
Dorchester - 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Citrix
3 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 10 (33.33%) ITIL
4 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (26.67%) SCCM
7 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (20.00%) Finance
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) MS Office
9 5 (16.67%) Office 365
9 5 (16.67%) XenApp
10 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 4 (13.33%) vSphere
10 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
10 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
11 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (10.00%) Remedy
11 3 (10.00%) MCP
11 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (10.00%) BMC
11 3 (10.00%) Apple
11 3 (10.00%) Patch Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) Broadband
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Intranet
3 1 (3.33%) VLAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 5 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Desktop Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Support
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.67%) iPad
2 2 (6.67%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) CCTV
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Android
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) Service Management
3 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.33%) SDLC
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (10.00%) MCP
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCDST
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) XenApp
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (13.33%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Citrix
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Apple
4 3 (10.00%) BMC
4 3 (10.00%) Remedy
5 2 (6.67%) Veeam
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.33%) WatchGuard