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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 9 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 30 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 12.20% 8.37% 5.82%
As % of the System Software category 71.43% 72.41% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 6
Average daily rate
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£120 £275 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.36% -5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
42 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 17.07% 11.55% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 15
Average daily rate £120 £359 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.55% -11.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £161 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 September 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 September 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 +3 11 - - 5
Dorchester +1 5 £115 -
Weymouth - 3 £375 -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 18 (40.00%) MS Office
4 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
5 13 (28.89%) VMware
6 11 (24.44%) Windows 7
7 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (20.00%) Banking
7 9 (20.00%) Citrix
7 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 8 (17.78%) QA
8 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
9 7 (15.56%) vSphere
9 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (15.56%) WCF
9 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Web Development
9 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
9 7 (15.56%) Web Services
9 7 (15.56%) C#
9 7 (15.56%) .NET
9 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.33%) MCSE
10 6 (13.33%) MCSA
10 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
10 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (13.33%) VMware ESX
10 6 (13.33%) Retail
11 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.11%) Lync
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (40.00%) MS Office
2 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) NAS
2 2 (4.44%) VoIP
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.22%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) MS Access
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Ant
1 2 (4.44%) Subversion
General
1 9 (20.00%) Banking
2 6 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Support Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) IT Support
3 7 (15.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.44%) Developer
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) IT Support Technician
9 1 (2.22%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
1 7 (15.56%) Web Services
1 7 (15.56%) WCF
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) Ajax
2 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.44%) CSS
2 2 (4.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Device Driver
1 4 (8.89%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.22%) iPhone
2 1 (2.22%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.11%) Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Web Development
1 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
2 5 (11.11%) Data Security
2 5 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL
3 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) SDLC
5 2 (4.44%) API Integration
5 2 (4.44%) High Availability
5 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.22%) Server Building
6 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.22%) Time Management
6 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.56%) C#
3 5 (11.11%) Perl
3 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 5 (11.11%) VBScript
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) MCSE
1 6 (13.33%) MCSA
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.56%) vSphere
3 6 (13.33%) VMware ESX
4 4 (8.89%) XenApp
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) SCOM
2 2 (4.44%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) VMware
3 9 (20.00%) Citrix
4 5 (11.11%) Symantec
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.22%) Remedy
6 1 (2.22%) CommVault
6 1 (2.22%) Lotus
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Dell
6 1 (2.22%) EMC