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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 18 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 9.28% 7.73% 6.25%
As % of the System Software category 62.07% 41.46% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Average daily rate
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£180 £475 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.10% +97.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £232 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £500 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
29 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 14.95% 18.64% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 11
Average daily rate £388 £418 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £400 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £20.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -27.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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
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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 +2 6 £243 -50.25% 3
Poole +1 4 £198 -
Weymouth - 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
4 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
5 10 (33.33%) ITIL
6 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (23.33%) SCCM
7 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
7 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
7 7 (23.33%) MS Office
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) MCSE
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (16.67%) Retail
9 5 (16.67%) MCSA
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.67%) LAN
9 5 (16.67%) Citrix
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (16.67%) WAN
9 5 (16.67%) VMware
9 5 (16.67%) Clustering
10 4 (13.33%) Migration
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco
10 4 (13.33%) VoIP
10 4 (13.33%) SCOM
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) LAN
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) VoIP
3 3 (10.00%) NAS
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) DNS
4 2 (6.67%) ADSL
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Ant
General
1 5 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Services Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) IT Support
8 1 (3.33%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.67%) Time Management
4 2 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (20.00%) MCSE
2 5 (16.67%) MCSA
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) SCOM
3 2 (6.67%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Citrix
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.33%) EMC
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) CommVault
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus