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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 15 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 7.73% 6.28% 5.91%
As % of the System Software category 68.18% 58.33% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
Average daily rate £175 £241 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.46% +72.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +56.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
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
22 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.34% 10.76% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 6
Average daily rate £170 £300 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £201 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £27.25 £25.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% +56.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 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 +3 8 £180 +9.09% 2
Poole +7 3 £170 -33.98% 1
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 18 (42.86%) Citrix
4 15 (35.71%) MS Office
4 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 10 (23.81%) ITIL
7 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 9 (21.43%) VBScript
7 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 9 (21.43%) VMware
7 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
8 8 (19.05%) vSphere
8 8 (19.05%) Finance
9 7 (16.67%) XenApp
9 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (16.67%) Patch Management
9 7 (16.67%) SCCM
10 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
11 5 (11.90%) VB
11 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (11.90%) SQL
11 5 (11.90%) Migration
11 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (11.90%) Data Migration
11 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
12 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
12 4 (9.52%) Office 365

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (35.71%) MS Office
2 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.76%) MS Project
5 1 (2.38%) Acrobat
5 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (4.76%) Broadband
2 2 (4.76%) VPN
2 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.76%) Wireless
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) VLAN
3 1 (2.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) IT Support
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) IT Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) WCF
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.38%) CCTV
2 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.38%) NHS
2 1 (2.38%) PDA
2 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.52%) Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 5 (11.90%) Data Migration
3 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Data Security
4 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.14%) Web Development
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Service Management
6 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.38%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) SDLC
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
1 9 (21.43%) VBScript
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) VB
3 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.52%) Perl
4 3 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (4.76%) MCDST
1 2 (4.76%) MCP
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) vSphere
2 7 (16.67%) XenApp
3 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Citrix
2 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Symantec
5 3 (7.14%) Apple
5 3 (7.14%) BMC
5 3 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) Adobe
6 1 (2.38%) Bomgar
6 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.38%) WatchGuard