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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 19 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 108 99 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.03% 6.90% 12.18%
As % of the System Software category 65.06% 57.89% 86.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 87
Average daily rate £238 £263 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +138.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £84 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £427 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 49
Average hourly rate £11.15 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.23% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
166 171 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.80% 11.92% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 99
Average daily rate £275 £350 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +218.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £120 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 50
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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
Derbyshire +4 38 £363 -3.33% 5
Nottinghamshire -13 26 £205 -38.34% 5
Leicestershire -14 16 £115 +33.91% 3
Lincolnshire -1 13 £225 -53.12% 3
Northamptonshire +1 10 £200 +66.66% 5
Rutland - 1 £275 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 186 (82.30%) Windows
2 106 (46.90%) Microsoft
3 82 (36.28%) VMware
4 73 (32.30%) Windows XP
5 72 (31.86%) Windows Server
6 52 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (21.24%) MS Exchange
8 47 (20.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (19.91%) MS Excel
9 45 (19.91%) MS Office
10 40 (17.70%) Citrix
11 37 (16.37%) Windows 7
12 35 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (14.60%) HP
14 32 (14.16%) ITIL
15 31 (13.72%) Windows Server 2012
15 31 (13.72%) TCP/IP
15 31 (13.72%) Blackberry
16 30 (13.27%) SAN
17 28 (12.39%) Cisco
17 28 (12.39%) Unix
17 28 (12.39%) SCCM
17 28 (12.39%) Exchange Server 2010
18 27 (11.95%) Firewall
19 26 (11.50%) SQL Server
20 25 (11.06%) Windows 8
21 24 (10.62%) Hyper-V
21 24 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (10.62%) Disaster Recovery
22 23 (10.18%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 48 (21.24%) MS Exchange
2 28 (12.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (9.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 19 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (8.41%) SharePoint
5 15 (6.64%) IIS
6 10 (4.42%) IBM Notes
7 8 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.33%) JBoss
9 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (19.91%) MS Excel
1 45 (19.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Advent Geneva
2 1 (0.44%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.29%) Office 365
2 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.72%) TCP/IP
2 30 (13.27%) SAN
3 27 (11.95%) Firewall
4 19 (8.41%) LAN
5 17 (7.52%) WAN
6 16 (7.08%) DHCP
6 16 (7.08%) DNS
7 12 (5.31%) VPN
8 10 (4.42%) Wireless
9 7 (3.10%) Internet
9 7 (3.10%) VoIP
10 4 (1.77%) Converged Networks
10 4 (1.77%) Network Security
10 4 (1.77%) VLAN
11 3 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.33%) LDAP
11 3 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.88%) PBX
12 2 (0.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.33%) DB2
5 3 (1.33%) MySQL
5 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.44%) DTS
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.44%) Capybara
3 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (8.85%) Manufacturing
2 17 (7.52%) Finance
2 17 (7.52%) Retail
3 7 (3.10%) Banking
4 3 (1.33%) Legal
4 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.88%) Advertising
5 2 (0.88%) Back Office
5 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.88%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (24.34%) Analyst
2 33 (14.60%) 2nd Line Support
3 32 (14.16%) IT Support
3 32 (14.16%) Support Engineer
4 26 (11.50%) Architect
5 24 (10.62%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (8.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (7.96%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 17 (7.52%) Support Analyst
9 16 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 15 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (6.64%) Service Analyst
11 13 (5.75%) Desktop Support
11 13 (5.75%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (5.31%) IT Analyst
12 12 (5.31%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (4.87%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (4.87%) IT Engineer
13 11 (4.87%) IT Support Analyst
13 11 (4.87%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.33%) Middleware
2 2 (0.88%) .NET
2 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.44%) CSS
3 1 (0.44%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.44%) REST
3 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.72%) Blackberry
2 17 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.75%) Clustering
3 13 (5.75%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.21%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.33%) CESG
5 3 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.33%) NHS
5 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.33%) Replication
5 3 (1.33%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.44%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.44%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.44%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.44%) iPad
6 1 (0.44%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 186 (82.30%) Windows
2 73 (32.30%) Windows XP
3 72 (31.86%) Windows Server
4 52 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (20.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (16.37%) Windows 7
7 31 (13.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (12.39%) Unix
9 25 (11.06%) Windows 8
10 13 (5.75%) Linux
11 10 (4.42%) Apple iOS
12 9 (3.98%) Windows 10
13 5 (2.21%) Android
13 5 (2.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.33%) AIX
14 3 (1.33%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.16%) ITIL
2 24 (10.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (10.18%) Configuration Management
4 21 (9.29%) Migration
5 18 (7.96%) Requirements Analysis
6 15 (6.64%) Mentoring
7 11 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (3.98%) Change Management
9 8 (3.54%) Data Protection
9 8 (3.54%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.10%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.10%) Process Improvement
11 6 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.65%) Time Management
12 5 (2.21%) Service Management
13 4 (1.77%) Change Control
13 4 (1.77%) ERP
13 4 (1.77%) Service Delivery
13 4 (1.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (1.77%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.73%) PowerShell
1 22 (9.73%) SQL
2 8 (3.54%) VBScript
3 3 (1.33%) Java
3 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.88%) C#
4 2 (0.88%) Ruby
5 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.44%) PHP
5 1 (0.44%) R
5 1 (0.44%) VB
5 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (10.18%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.96%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.87%) CCNA
4 11 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.65%) MCSA
6 5 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.21%) MCSE
6 5 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.33%) MCDST
7 3 (1.33%) MCP
8 2 (0.88%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.88%) CCNP
8 2 (0.88%) Degree
8 2 (0.88%) MCITP
9 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) CCDA
9 1 (0.44%) HND
9 1 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.87%) SLA
2 7 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.10%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 35 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (10.62%) Hyper-V
3 21 (9.29%) VMware ESX
4 13 (5.75%) vSphere
5 8 (3.54%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.33%) RACF
6 3 (1.33%) XenApp
7 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.44%) NFS
8 1 (0.44%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (12.39%) SCCM
2 7 (3.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (2.65%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.21%) SCOM
5 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 106 (46.90%) Microsoft
2 82 (36.28%) VMware
3 40 (17.70%) Citrix
4 33 (14.60%) HP
5 28 (12.39%) Cisco
6 22 (9.73%) Red Hat
7 15 (6.64%) EMC
8 14 (6.19%) Dell
9 12 (5.31%) IBM
10 11 (4.87%) Oracle
11 10 (4.42%) Lotus
11 10 (4.42%) NetApp
12 9 (3.98%) Altiris
12 9 (3.98%) Remedy
13 5 (2.21%) Novell
13 5 (2.21%) Symantec
13 5 (2.21%) Veritas
14 3 (1.33%) Apple
14 3 (1.33%) Juniper
14 3 (1.33%) Kronos
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