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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 93 112 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.07% 7.83% 10.35%
As % of the System Software category 74.40% 70.00% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 37
Average daily rate
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£333 £293 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.67% +32.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £110 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £385 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 43 38
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.32 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.16 £72.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
125 160 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.16% 11.19% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 65 66
Average daily rate £325 £315 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 47 42
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.62 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +8.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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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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 -2 28 £410 +15.08% 6
Leicestershire +1 27 £225 -25.00% 4
Northamptonshire +7 14 £407 +35.66% 7
Nottinghamshire -25 13 £350 +68.67% 6
Lincolnshire -3 5 £188 - 3
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (81.58%) Windows
2 97 (42.54%) Microsoft
3 81 (35.53%) Windows XP
4 68 (29.82%) MS Office
5 65 (28.51%) VMware
6 61 (26.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (24.12%) MS Excel
8 51 (22.37%) Windows 7
9 50 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (17.54%) MS Exchange
11 39 (17.11%) SQL Server
12 38 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 36 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 36 (15.79%) Manufacturing
14 35 (15.35%) ITIL
15 34 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
16 33 (14.47%) SC Cleared
17 32 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (13.60%) Citrix
19 30 (13.16%) DNS
20 29 (12.72%) UNIX
21 28 (12.28%) SLA
21 28 (12.28%) Firewall
22 26 (11.40%) HP
23 25 (10.96%) Cisco
23 25 (10.96%) DHCP
23 25 (10.96%) Configuration Management
23 25 (10.96%) VMware ESX
24 24 (10.53%) WAN
25 23 (10.09%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 40 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 16 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.58%) Lync
3 15 (6.58%) IIS
4 13 (5.70%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.75%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (29.82%) MS Office
2 55 (24.12%) MS Excel
3 14 (6.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.21%) Office 365
2 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.88%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.16%) DNS
2 28 (12.28%) Firewall
3 25 (10.96%) DHCP
4 24 (10.53%) WAN
5 21 (9.21%) LAN
6 17 (7.46%) Internet
7 13 (5.70%) SAN
7 13 (5.70%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.95%) Wireless
9 8 (3.51%) Intranet
10 7 (3.07%) VLAN
11 6 (2.63%) BIG-IP
11 6 (2.63%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.63%) VoIP
12 4 (1.75%) PBX
12 4 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.88%) NAS
13 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.88%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.70%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.39%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.44%) MS Access
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.44%) ProC
1 1 (0.44%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 15 (6.58%) Banking
3 14 (6.14%) Finance
4 11 (4.82%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 67 (29.39%) Analyst
2 42 (18.42%) Service Analyst
2 42 (18.42%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (12.72%) Support Engineer
4 23 (10.09%) Architect
5 20 (8.77%) IT Support
6 19 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (7.46%) Technical Leader
8 15 (6.58%) 1st Line Support
9 14 (6.14%) Support Analyst
10 13 (5.70%) Server Engineer
10 13 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.82%) Administrator
12 8 (3.51%) Desktop Support
12 8 (3.51%) Consultant
12 8 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 6 (2.63%) IT Support Engineer
13 6 (2.63%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.44%) SOAP
2 1 (0.44%) Web Services
2 1 (0.44%) XML
2 1 (0.44%) XHTML
2 1 (0.44%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.44%) WCF
2 1 (0.44%) WPF
2 1 (0.44%) WebCenter
2 1 (0.44%) REST
2 1 (0.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.82%) Hedge funds
4 7 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.07%) Clustering
5 5 (2.19%) CESG
5 5 (2.19%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.19%) Replication
5 5 (2.19%) HP Storage
6 4 (1.75%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (1.75%) Statistics
7 3 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.32%) NHS
8 2 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.44%) EPoS
9 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 186 (81.58%) Windows
2 81 (35.53%) Windows XP
3 61 (26.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (22.37%) Windows 7
5 50 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (12.72%) UNIX
8 19 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.70%) Linux
10 9 (3.95%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (2.63%) CentOS
11 6 (2.63%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.63%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.75%) AIX
12 4 (1.75%) Solaris
13 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.35%) ITIL
2 25 (10.96%) Configuration Management
3 23 (10.09%) Migration
3 23 (10.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 21 (9.21%) Requirements Analysis
5 20 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (7.02%) Coaching
7 12 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 11 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (4.39%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.51%) Change Control
11 7 (3.07%) TOGAF
11 7 (3.07%) Service Management
11 7 (3.07%) ITSM
12 6 (2.63%) SIEM
12 6 (2.63%) Capacity Management
13 5 (2.19%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.19%) Project Management
13 5 (2.19%) Information Assurance
14 4 (1.75%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.77%) SQL
2 6 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.32%) VB
3 3 (1.32%) VBA
4 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.44%) C#
5 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.95%) Degree
5 8 (3.51%) MCSE
5 8 (3.51%) MCITP
6 6 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.19%) MCSA
8 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.32%) MCP
9 3 (1.32%) MCTS
10 2 (0.88%) MCDST
10 2 (0.88%) CCNP
10 2 (0.88%) CCNA
10 2 (0.88%) CISSP
11 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.44%) CISA
11 1 (0.44%) CISM
11 1 (0.44%) CEH
11 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (10.96%) VMware ESX
3 21 (9.21%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.07%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.63%) NFS
6 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.75%) vSphere
7 4 (1.75%) XenApp
8 3 (1.32%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.44%) XenServer
9 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (7.46%) SCCM
2 6 (2.63%) OVSD
3 3 (1.32%) SCOM
3 3 (1.32%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.32%) WSUS
3 3 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.44%) WMI
4 1 (0.44%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.44%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.44%) DameWare
Vendors
1 97 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 65 (28.51%) VMware
3 31 (13.60%) Citrix
4 26 (11.40%) HP
5 25 (10.96%) Cisco
6 20 (8.77%) Red Hat
7 17 (7.46%) Remedy
8 16 (7.02%) Oracle
9 8 (3.51%) F5
10 7 (3.07%) Altiris
11 6 (2.63%) NetApp
12 5 (2.19%) Siemens
12 5 (2.19%) Lotus
12 5 (2.19%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.75%) McAfee
13 4 (1.75%) Exinda
13 4 (1.75%) Riverbed
13 4 (1.75%) Juniper
13 4 (1.75%) Sun
14 3 (1.32%) Dell
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