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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 121 147 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.28% 9.41% 6.52%
As % of the System Software category 68.36% 74.24% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 67 43
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+206.81% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £70 £69
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £320 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £18.21 £19.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
177 198 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.66% 12.68% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 90 60
Average daily rate £400 £215 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.04% -28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £70 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 30
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £19.65 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Derbyshire -4 35 £400 +300.00% 9
Leicestershire +17 29 £190 -6.17% 4
Nottinghamshire 0 29 £285 +75.38% 7
Lincolnshire +13 10 £338 +56.97% 2
Northamptonshire -12 9 £100 -50.00% 7
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 195 (81.25%) Windows
2 116 (48.33%) Microsoft
3 77 (32.08%) Windows 7
4 70 (29.17%) Windows XP
5 67 (27.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (26.25%) MS Office
6 63 (26.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (24.58%) VMware
8 53 (22.08%) MS Exchange
9 48 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 44 (18.33%) Cisco
11 41 (17.08%) Citrix
12 39 (16.25%) Migration
13 36 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 33 (13.75%) ITIL
15 32 (13.33%) WAN
16 31 (12.92%) Security Cleared
16 31 (12.92%) SCCM
17 29 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
18 27 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
19 26 (10.83%) TCP/IP
20 25 (10.42%) Firewall
21 24 (10.00%) SC Cleared
21 24 (10.00%) LAN
22 23 (9.58%) HP
23 22 (9.17%) SQL
24 21 (8.75%) DNS
25 20 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
26 19 (7.92%) SQL Server
27 18 (7.50%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 53 (22.08%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.25%) Lync
4 12 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.08%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.67%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.25%) IIS
10 2 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.42%) Quickr
Applications
1 63 (26.25%) MS Office
2 48 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.33%) WAN
2 26 (10.83%) TCP/IP
3 25 (10.42%) Firewall
4 24 (10.00%) LAN
5 21 (8.75%) DNS
6 14 (5.83%) VoIP
7 12 (5.00%) Internet
7 12 (5.00%) SAN
8 11 (4.58%) LDAP
9 10 (4.17%) DHCP
9 10 (4.17%) Kerberos
10 7 (2.92%) IPsec
11 5 (2.08%) Wireless
11 5 (2.08%) ADSL
12 4 (1.67%) VPN
12 4 (1.67%) NAS
13 3 (1.25%) PBX
13 3 (1.25%) Broadband
14 2 (0.83%) SNMP
14 2 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 16 (6.67%) Finance
2 14 (5.83%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.75%) Retail
4 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.67%) Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (26.25%) Analyst
2 29 (12.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 25 (10.42%) Service Analyst
3 25 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 20 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 16 (6.67%) Desktop Support
7 14 (5.83%) Administrator
7 14 (5.83%) Architect
8 12 (5.00%) IT Support
8 12 (5.00%) Technical Leader
9 10 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.75%) Deployment Engineer
10 9 (3.75%) Consultant
11 8 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.33%) Active Directory Specialist
12 7 (2.92%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.67%) ADSI
2 3 (1.25%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 13 (5.42%) NHS
3 12 (5.00%) PKI
4 8 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.92%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.08%) Clustering
6 5 (2.08%) FMCG
7 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.25%) EPoS
8 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.83%) PDA
8 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) Replication
9 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.42%) Statistics
9 1 (0.42%) iSeries
9 1 (0.42%) DTV
9 1 (0.42%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 195 (81.25%) Windows
2 77 (32.08%) Windows 7
3 70 (29.17%) Windows XP
4 67 (27.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (26.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.83%) UNIX
8 13 (5.42%) Windows 8
9 12 (5.00%) Linux
9 12 (5.00%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (3.33%) Windows 2000
12 6 (2.50%) Solaris
12 6 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.25%) AIX
14 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.25%) Migration
2 33 (13.75%) ITIL
3 16 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 10 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 9 (3.75%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 7 (2.92%) TOGAF
8 6 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (1.67%) Project Management
9 4 (1.67%) Service Management
9 4 (1.67%) Time Management
9 4 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.25%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.25%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (1.25%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (0.83%) ERP
11 2 (0.83%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.83%) ITSM
11 2 (0.83%) Identity Management
11 2 (0.83%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.17%) SQL
2 18 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.33%) VBScript
4 4 (1.67%) C
5 3 (1.25%) VB
6 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 29 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.33%) MCSE
5 7 (2.92%) Degree
5 7 (2.92%) MCITP
6 4 (1.67%) MCP
6 4 (1.67%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.83%) MCSA
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.83%) CCNP
7 2 (0.83%) CCNA
7 2 (0.83%) MCDST
7 2 (0.83%) MCTS
7 2 (0.83%) MOS
7 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.67%) SLA
2 3 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.25%) XenApp
3 13 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 10 (4.17%) XenDesktop
5 10 (4.17%) vSphere
6 5 (2.08%) XenServer
6 5 (2.08%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.25%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.83%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (12.92%) SCCM
2 12 (5.00%) SCOM
3 5 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.67%) WSUS
4 4 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.25%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.83%) Control-M
6 2 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.42%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.42%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 116 (48.33%) Microsoft
2 59 (24.58%) VMware
3 44 (18.33%) Cisco
4 41 (17.08%) Citrix
5 23 (9.58%) HP
6 18 (7.50%) Remedy
7 9 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.75%) Oracle
8 8 (3.33%) EMC
9 6 (2.50%) Dell
9 6 (2.50%) Apple
9 6 (2.50%) IBM
10 5 (2.08%) Lotus
10 5 (2.08%) NetApp
11 4 (1.67%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.25%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.25%) Symantec
12 3 (1.25%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.83%) SAP
13 2 (0.83%) MobileIron
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