The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 11 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 123 152 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.78% 9.22% 5.51%
As % of the System Software category 66.13% 75.25% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 59 39
Average daily rate
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£343 £150 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.33% -47.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £68 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 19
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £21.10 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Active Directory
England

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

System Software Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
186 202 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.76% 12.26% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 93 55
Average daily rate £338 £266 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £70 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 21
Average hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.29 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.45 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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
Leicestershire +10 35 £200 -18.36% 3
Nottinghamshire 0 28 £300 +14.28% 7
Derbyshire -2 28 £340 +325.00% 4
Northamptonshire +8 15 £413 +200.00% 7
Lincolnshire -1 9 £338 +56.97% 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 202 (83.13%) Windows
2 105 (43.21%) Microsoft
3 87 (35.80%) Windows 7
4 85 (34.98%) Windows XP
5 65 (26.75%) MS Office
6 64 (26.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (24.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (23.05%) VMware
9 53 (21.81%) MS Excel
10 48 (19.75%) Cisco
11 46 (18.93%) MS Exchange
12 45 (18.52%) Citrix
13 39 (16.05%) Migration
14 36 (14.81%) WAN
15 32 (13.17%) ITIL
15 32 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (11.52%) LAN
17 27 (11.11%) Firewall
17 27 (11.11%) Remedy
17 27 (11.11%) SCCM
18 26 (10.70%) Security Cleared
18 26 (10.70%) HP
19 23 (9.47%) TCP/IP
19 23 (9.47%) DNS
19 23 (9.47%) SQL Server
20 21 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (8.64%) Incident Management
20 21 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
21 20 (8.23%) SC Cleared
21 20 (8.23%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 46 (18.93%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (5.76%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (4.12%) Lync
7 9 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.47%) IBM Notes
9 5 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.82%) IIS
11 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.41%) Quickr
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 65 (26.75%) MS Office
2 53 (21.81%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.41%) CATIA
5 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.70%) Office 365
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (14.81%) WAN
2 28 (11.52%) LAN
3 27 (11.11%) Firewall
4 23 (9.47%) TCP/IP
4 23 (9.47%) DNS
5 14 (5.76%) DHCP
6 11 (4.53%) LDAP
7 10 (4.12%) VoIP
7 10 (4.12%) Kerberos
8 9 (3.70%) SAN
9 8 (3.29%) Internet
10 7 (2.88%) VPN
10 7 (2.88%) IPsec
10 7 (2.88%) Wireless
11 3 (1.23%) Network Security
12 2 (0.82%) Intranet
12 2 (0.82%) SNMP
12 2 (0.82%) SSL
12 2 (0.82%) ADSL
12 2 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.06%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Toad
General
1 18 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 15 (6.17%) Finance
3 9 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.23%) International Banking
5 3 (1.23%) Banking
5 3 (1.23%) Back Office
6 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 69 (28.40%) Analyst
2 31 (12.76%) Service Analyst
2 31 (12.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 31 (12.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (11.93%) Support Engineer
4 23 (9.47%) Support Analyst
5 20 (8.23%) IT Support
5 20 (8.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (7.82%) Desktop Support
7 15 (6.17%) Technical Leader
8 13 (5.35%) Administrator
9 12 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (3.70%) Support Technician
10 9 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.29%) Architect
11 8 (3.29%) Active Directory Specialist
12 7 (2.88%) Deployment Engineer
12 7 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.65%) ADSI
1 4 (1.65%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.82%) LAMP
3 1 (0.41%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.41%) XML
3 1 (0.41%) EDI
3 1 (0.41%) EDIFACT
3 1 (0.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.23%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.94%) NHS
2 12 (4.94%) PKI
2 12 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.06%) FMCG
4 4 (1.65%) Clustering
5 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.23%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.82%) PDA
6 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.41%) Statistics
7 1 (0.41%) iSeries
7 1 (0.41%) TRADACOMS
7 1 (0.41%) Replication
7 1 (0.41%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 202 (83.13%) Windows
2 87 (35.80%) Windows 7
3 85 (34.98%) Windows XP
4 64 (26.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (24.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.53%) Windows Vista
8 10 (4.12%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (3.70%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.29%) UNIX
11 6 (2.47%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.06%) Linux
13 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.41%) Solaris
14 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.05%) Migration
2 32 (13.17%) ITIL
3 21 (8.64%) Incident Management
4 13 (5.35%) Service Delivery
5 9 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (2.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (2.88%) Configuration Management
7 5 (2.06%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (1.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.65%) ERP
8 4 (1.65%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (1.65%) TOGAF
8 4 (1.65%) Time Management
8 4 (1.65%) Information Assurance
9 3 (1.23%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (1.23%) Scrum
9 3 (1.23%) E-Commerce
9 3 (1.23%) Security Management
9 3 (1.23%) Project Management
10 2 (0.82%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.82%) SQL
2 16 (6.58%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.29%) VBScript
4 3 (1.23%) C
4 3 (1.23%) VB
5 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (10.70%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.12%) Degree
5 8 (3.29%) MCSE
6 4 (1.65%) MCP
7 2 (0.82%) CCNP
7 2 (0.82%) CCNA
7 2 (0.82%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.82%) MCSA
7 2 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.82%) MCDST
7 2 (0.82%) MCTS
7 2 (0.82%) MCITP
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.17%) XenApp
3 14 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.53%) VMware ESX
4 11 (4.53%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.88%) vSphere
6 5 (2.06%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.65%) XenServer
8 2 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.41%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (11.11%) SCCM
2 8 (3.29%) SCOM
3 6 (2.47%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.82%) Control-M
5 2 (0.82%) WSUS
6 1 (0.41%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.41%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 105 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 56 (23.05%) VMware
3 48 (19.75%) Cisco
4 45 (18.52%) Citrix
5 27 (11.11%) Remedy
6 26 (10.70%) HP
7 8 (3.29%) Oracle
8 6 (2.47%) Lotus
8 6 (2.47%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.47%) LANDesk
9 5 (2.06%) Dell
10 4 (1.65%) NetApp
11 3 (1.23%) Novell
11 3 (1.23%) Apple
11 3 (1.23%) EMC
11 3 (1.23%) Symantec
11 3 (1.23%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.82%) MobileIron
12 2 (0.82%) IBM
12 2 (0.82%) SAP
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