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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 131 137 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.96% 9.23% 10.69%
As % of the System Software category 73.18% 78.29% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 42 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £208 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.57% -16.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £70 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £374 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 53 49
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £10.32 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 £72.50 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
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
179 175 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.88% 11.78% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 58 28
Average daily rate £325 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £110 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 55 58
Average hourly rate £15.91 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 50 £403 +190.09% 8
Leicestershire -6 27 £81 -70.54% 4
Nottinghamshire -13 25 £305 +89.14% 10
Northamptonshire +2 16 £206 -31.25% 4
Lincolnshire +1 8 £209 +0.60% 3
Rutland - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 192 (82.05%) Windows
2 95 (40.60%) Microsoft
3 76 (32.48%) Windows XP
4 64 (27.35%) MS Office
5 63 (26.92%) Windows 7
6 61 (26.07%) VMware
7 55 (23.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (21.79%) MS Excel
8 51 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (17.95%) MS Exchange
10 35 (14.96%) Security Cleared
10 35 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (14.53%) SQL Server
12 33 (14.10%) Manufacturing
13 32 (13.68%) ITIL
14 31 (13.25%) DNS
15 30 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (12.39%) SC Cleared
16 29 (12.39%) Citrix
17 27 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (10.68%) SQL
18 25 (10.68%) UNIX
19 24 (10.26%) SLA
19 24 (10.26%) DHCP
20 23 (9.83%) WAN
20 23 (9.83%) Configuration Management
20 23 (9.83%) Migration
20 23 (9.83%) Firewall
21 22 (9.40%) VMware ESX
22 21 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.69%) IIS
3 16 (6.84%) Lync
4 14 (5.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (4.27%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.99%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.71%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 64 (27.35%) MS Office
2 51 (21.79%) MS Excel
3 15 (6.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.97%) Office 365
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.85%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.25%) DNS
2 24 (10.26%) DHCP
3 23 (9.83%) WAN
3 23 (9.83%) Firewall
4 20 (8.55%) LAN
5 16 (6.84%) TCP/IP
6 14 (5.98%) Internet
7 10 (4.27%) SAN
8 7 (2.99%) Wireless
8 7 (2.99%) VoIP
8 7 (2.99%) Intranet
9 5 (2.14%) VLAN
10 3 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.28%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.28%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.28%) PBX
10 3 (1.28%) HTTP
10 3 (1.28%) VPN
11 2 (0.85%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.27%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.28%) SoapUI
1 3 (1.28%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (14.10%) Manufacturing
2 12 (5.13%) Banking
3 11 (4.70%) Finance
4 10 (4.27%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (28.21%) Analyst
2 42 (17.95%) Service Analyst
2 42 (17.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 35 (14.96%) Support Engineer
4 22 (9.40%) 3rd Line Support
4 22 (9.40%) IT Support
5 21 (8.97%) 1st Line Support
6 19 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (7.69%) Architect
8 16 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (6.84%) Technical Leader
9 14 (5.98%) Server Engineer
9 14 (5.98%) Support Analyst
10 12 (5.13%) Administrator
11 11 (4.70%) Desktop Support
12 7 (2.99%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 7 (2.99%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.56%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.14%) .NET
2 3 (1.28%) REST
2 3 (1.28%) WCF
2 3 (1.28%) XHTML
2 3 (1.28%) HTML
2 3 (1.28%) Web Services
2 3 (1.28%) XML
3 2 (0.85%) SOAP
3 2 (0.85%) WPF
3 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.43%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.43%) ADSI
4 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.27%) Hedge funds
4 9 (3.85%) Clustering
5 5 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.71%) NHS
6 4 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.71%) Statistics
6 4 (1.71%) CESG
7 2 (0.85%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (0.85%) Replication
7 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.43%) FMCG
8 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.43%) PKI
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) AS400
8 1 (0.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 192 (82.05%) Windows
2 76 (32.48%) Windows XP
3 63 (26.92%) Windows 7
4 55 (23.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (10.68%) UNIX
8 19 (8.12%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.42%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (2.56%) Linux
11 4 (1.71%) Solaris
11 4 (1.71%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.85%) AIX
12 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.85%) CentOS
13 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.68%) ITIL
2 23 (9.83%) Configuration Management
2 23 (9.83%) Migration
3 21 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (8.12%) Requirements Analysis
5 18 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (5.98%) Mentoring
7 13 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 10 (4.27%) Coaching
9 7 (2.99%) TOGAF
9 7 (2.99%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.99%) Project Management
10 6 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (2.14%) Information Assurance
11 5 (2.14%) SIEM
11 5 (2.14%) Load Balancing
12 4 (1.71%) Change Management
12 4 (1.71%) Service Management
12 4 (1.71%) ITSM
12 4 (1.71%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.68%) SQL
2 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.28%) VBA
3 3 (1.28%) C#
4 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 29 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.85%) MCSE
5 8 (3.42%) MCITP
5 8 (3.42%) Degree
6 4 (1.71%) MCSA
7 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.85%) CISSP
8 2 (0.85%) CCNP
8 2 (0.85%) CCNA
8 2 (0.85%) MCP
8 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.43%) CEH
9 1 (0.43%) MCTS
9 1 (0.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.40%) VMware ESX
3 17 (7.26%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.99%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.14%) vSphere
5 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.71%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.71%) XenApp
7 2 (0.85%) NFS
7 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.43%) XenServer
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (8.55%) SCCM
2 5 (2.14%) SCOM
3 4 (1.71%) WSUS
4 3 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.28%) WMI
4 3 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.85%) OVSD
6 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.43%) DameWare
6 1 (0.43%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 95 (40.60%) Microsoft
2 61 (26.07%) VMware
3 29 (12.39%) Citrix
4 21 (8.97%) Cisco
4 21 (8.97%) HP
5 19 (8.12%) Remedy
6 18 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 17 (7.26%) Oracle
8 6 (2.56%) Altiris
9 5 (2.14%) LANDesk
9 5 (2.14%) Dell
9 5 (2.14%) McAfee
9 5 (2.14%) Siemens
9 5 (2.14%) Lotus
10 4 (1.71%) Juniper
10 4 (1.71%) Sun
11 3 (1.28%) F5
11 3 (1.28%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.28%) Exinda
11 3 (1.28%) Adobe
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