The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the East Midlands region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 11 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 145 126 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.18% 9.81% 6.03%
As % of the System Software category 82.39% 83.44% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 39
Average daily rate £138 £256 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.34% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £115 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £368 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
-1.41% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 41 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £17.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
176 151 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.15% 11.75% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 32 59
Average daily rate £240 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £167 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 30
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.06 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £29.75 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +9 45 £70 -77.23%
Nottinghamshire +2 37 £125 -49.49% 6
Leicestershire -8 37 £225 -18.18% 5
Northamptonshire -4 19 £300 +215.78% 5
Lincolnshire -4 7 £208 -22.79% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

1 288 (88.62%) Windows
2 202 (62.15%) Windows XP
3 157 (48.31%) MS Office
4 131 (40.31%) Microsoft
5 96 (29.54%) Windows 7
6 85 (26.15%) Citrix
7 68 (20.92%) MS Exchange
8 64 (19.69%) MS Excel
9 61 (18.77%) Remedy
10 59 (18.15%) Finance
11 57 (17.54%) Blackberry
12 51 (15.69%) Novell
13 49 (15.08%) HP
13 49 (15.08%) VMware
14 45 (13.85%) Back Office
15 44 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
16 43 (13.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 42 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
18 39 (12.00%) VPN
19 37 (11.38%) Windows 2000
20 36 (11.08%) ITIL
20 36 (11.08%) PowerShell
21 35 (10.77%) Banking
21 35 (10.77%) IBM Notes
21 35 (10.77%) Lotus
22 33 (10.15%) VBScript
22 33 (10.15%) NetWare
23 32 (9.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
24 31 (9.54%) XenDesktop
25 30 (9.23%) International Banking

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 68 (20.92%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.77%) IBM Notes
3 32 (9.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.77%) IIS
8 5 (1.54%) Lync
9 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 157 (48.31%) MS Office
2 64 (19.69%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) CATIA
4 1 (0.31%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.00%) VPN
2 24 (7.38%) TCP/IP
3 22 (6.77%) WAN
4 20 (6.15%) LAN
4 20 (6.15%) DNS
5 15 (4.62%) Firewall
6 14 (4.31%) DHCP
7 12 (3.69%) Wireless
8 11 (3.38%) SAN
9 7 (2.15%) Internet
10 6 (1.85%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.54%) VoIP
11 5 (1.54%) VLAN
11 5 (1.54%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.92%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.62%) Network Security
13 2 (0.62%) FTP
13 2 (0.62%) SMTP
13 2 (0.62%) PBX
14 1 (0.31%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.15%) RDBMS
2 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.62%) MySQL
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 59 (18.15%) Finance
2 45 (13.85%) Back Office
3 35 (10.77%) Banking
4 30 (9.23%) International Banking
5 17 (5.23%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.85%) Retail
8 2 (0.62%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 109 (33.54%) Analyst
2 82 (25.23%) Support Engineer
3 78 (24.00%) Service Analyst
3 78 (24.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 61 (18.77%) 1st Line Support
5 33 (10.15%) IT Support
6 26 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (7.08%) IT Support Engineer
8 21 (6.46%) Desktop Support
9 17 (5.23%) Support Analyst
9 17 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 15 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (4.00%) Support Manager
11 13 (4.00%) Environment Manager
11 13 (4.00%) Consultant
11 13 (4.00%) Service Manager
11 13 (4.00%) Service Support Manager
12 12 (3.69%) Support Technician
13 10 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.77%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.92%) .NET
1 3 (0.92%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.62%) HTML
2 2 (0.62%) LAMP
3 1 (0.31%) jQuery
3 1 (0.31%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.31%) CSS
3 1 (0.31%) XML
3 1 (0.31%) EDI
3 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.31%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (17.54%) Blackberry
2 6 (1.85%) AS400
3 4 (1.23%) Clustering
4 3 (0.92%) GIS
4 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (0.92%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (0.92%) Fat Client
4 3 (0.92%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.62%) iPad
5 2 (0.62%) NHS
6 1 (0.31%) Firmware
6 1 (0.31%) Statistics
6 1 (0.31%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.31%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.31%) FMCG
6 1 (0.31%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 288 (88.62%) Windows
2 202 (62.15%) Windows XP
3 96 (29.54%) Windows 7
4 43 (13.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (11.38%) Windows 2000
7 33 (10.15%) NetWare
8 30 (9.23%) Windows Vista
9 17 (5.23%) Apple iOS
10 15 (4.62%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.54%) Linux
13 4 (1.23%) UNIX
13 4 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.62%) Android
15 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.08%) ITIL
2 24 (7.38%) Migration
3 20 (6.15%) Incident Management
4 17 (5.23%) ITSM
5 7 (2.15%) ERP
5 7 (2.15%) Change Management
5 7 (2.15%) Problem Management
6 6 (1.85%) Service Delivery
6 6 (1.85%) Configuration Management
6 6 (1.85%) E-Commerce
7 5 (1.54%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (1.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (1.23%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (1.23%) TOGAF
8 4 (1.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.23%) Data Security
9 3 (0.92%) Scrum
9 3 (0.92%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (0.62%) Email Migration
10 2 (0.62%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.08%) PowerShell
2 33 (10.15%) VBScript
3 8 (2.46%) SQL
4 3 (0.92%) VB
5 1 (0.31%) Korn
5 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.31%) C
5 1 (0.31%) C#
5 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.31%) Perl
5 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (6.77%) MCSE
3 18 (5.54%) Security Cleared
4 17 (5.23%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.00%) MCP
6 7 (2.15%) MCITP
6 7 (2.15%) Degree
7 5 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.54%) MCDST
7 5 (1.54%) MCTS
7 5 (1.54%) MCSA
8 1 (0.31%) CCNP
8 1 (0.31%) CCNA
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.31%) CNE
8 1 (0.31%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.31%) ECDL
8 1 (0.31%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.31%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (9.54%) XenDesktop
2 21 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.46%) XenApp
5 6 (1.85%) vSphere
5 6 (1.85%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.31%) XenServer
7 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.31%) Postfix
7 1 (0.31%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 30 (9.23%) ServiceCenter
2 20 (6.15%) SCCM
3 9 (2.77%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.46%) SCOM
5 2 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.62%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 131 (40.31%) Microsoft
2 85 (26.15%) Citrix
3 61 (18.77%) Remedy
4 51 (15.69%) Novell
5 49 (15.08%) HP
5 49 (15.08%) VMware
6 35 (10.77%) Lotus
7 21 (6.46%) Cisco
8 9 (2.77%) Dell
9 7 (2.15%) Oracle
10 6 (1.85%) Siemens
11 5 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.54%) Mercator
11 5 (1.54%) Altiris
12 4 (1.23%) Sun
13 3 (0.92%) SAP
13 3 (0.92%) Symantec
13 3 (0.92%) LANDesk
14 2 (0.62%) Sophos
14 2 (0.62%) Kaspersky
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