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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 102 168 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.52% 11.41% 9.44%
As % of the System Software category 58.96% 86.60% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 78 37
Average daily rate
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£250 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £70 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £300 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 34
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £9.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £59.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.45% -1.66%
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
173 194 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.05% 13.18% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 87 48
Average daily rate £350 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £70 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 42
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £33.35 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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
Nottinghamshire -2 34 £333 +64.19% 5
Leicestershire -3 22 £86 -65.80% 7
Derbyshire -7 22 £388 +252.27% 7
Northamptonshire -12 15 £120 - 11
Lincolnshire -2 5 - - 3
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 188 (80.69%) Windows
2 99 (42.49%) Microsoft
3 69 (29.61%) Windows XP
4 63 (27.04%) Windows 7
5 60 (25.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (24.89%) MS Office
7 57 (24.46%) VMware
8 51 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (17.60%) MS Exchange
10 35 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (14.16%) MS Excel
11 33 (14.16%) Security Cleared
12 31 (13.30%) TCP/IP
12 31 (13.30%) SQL
13 30 (12.88%) DNS
14 27 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (11.59%) Migration
15 25 (10.73%) ITIL
15 25 (10.73%) SCCM
15 25 (10.73%) SC Cleared
16 23 (9.87%) UNIX
16 23 (9.87%) SQL Server
16 23 (9.87%) WAN
17 21 (9.01%) Cisco
17 21 (9.01%) Manufacturing
18 20 (8.58%) LAN
18 20 (8.58%) Citrix
19 19 (8.15%) Windows 8
19 19 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (7.73%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 41 (17.60%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.73%) Lync
3 17 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (6.44%) IIS
5 12 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (4.72%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.00%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.72%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.43%) Apache
11 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (24.89%) MS Office
2 33 (14.16%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.15%) Office 365
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.30%) TCP/IP
2 30 (12.88%) DNS
3 23 (9.87%) WAN
4 20 (8.58%) LAN
5 17 (7.30%) DHCP
6 15 (6.44%) Firewall
7 14 (6.01%) Internet
8 9 (3.86%) SAN
8 9 (3.86%) VoIP
9 7 (3.00%) Broadband
10 6 (2.58%) ADSL
11 5 (2.15%) IPsec
12 4 (1.72%) NAS
12 4 (1.72%) HTTP
12 4 (1.72%) VPN
13 3 (1.29%) Kerberos
13 3 (1.29%) HTTPS
13 3 (1.29%) SSL
13 3 (1.29%) LDAP
13 3 (1.29%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.29%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Fiddler
1 4 (1.72%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (9.01%) Manufacturing
2 9 (3.86%) Retail
2 9 (3.86%) Finance
3 8 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.43%) Banking
4 1 (0.43%) Marketing
4 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 50 (21.46%) Analyst
2 29 (12.45%) 2nd Line Support
3 27 (11.59%) Service Analyst
3 27 (11.59%) Service Desk Analyst
4 26 (11.16%) Support Engineer
5 22 (9.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (9.44%) 1st Line Support
6 15 (6.44%) Technical Leader
6 15 (6.44%) IT Support
7 13 (5.58%) Architect
8 12 (5.15%) Desktop Support
8 12 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.72%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.72%) Consultant
9 11 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.29%) Server Engineer
11 9 (3.86%) Administrator
12 7 (3.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
13 5 (2.15%) Service Desk Engineer
13 5 (2.15%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.58%) .NET
2 4 (1.72%) Web Services
2 4 (1.72%) XML
2 4 (1.72%) XHTML
2 4 (1.72%) WCF
2 4 (1.72%) HTML
2 4 (1.72%) REST
3 3 (1.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.86%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.86%) WPF
4 2 (0.86%) SOAP
4 2 (0.86%) Middleware
5 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.43%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.44%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.00%) NHS
4 6 (2.58%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.58%) Clustering
5 4 (1.72%) PKI
6 3 (1.29%) Statistics
6 3 (1.29%) EPoS
7 2 (0.86%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) AS400
8 1 (0.43%) DTV
8 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.43%) FMCG
8 1 (0.43%) Open Source
8 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 188 (80.69%) Windows
2 69 (29.61%) Windows XP
3 63 (27.04%) Windows 7
4 60 (25.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (9.87%) UNIX
8 19 (8.15%) Windows 8
9 17 (7.30%) Linux
10 8 (3.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.00%) Solaris
12 6 (2.58%) Windows 2000
13 5 (2.15%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.72%) AIX
15 3 (1.29%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.59%) Migration
2 25 (10.73%) ITIL
3 17 (7.30%) Configuration Management
3 17 (7.30%) Requirements Analysis
4 14 (6.01%) Incident Management
4 14 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (3.43%) Project Management
7 6 (2.58%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.58%) Mentoring
8 5 (2.15%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (2.15%) Service Management
8 5 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (2.15%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (1.72%) TOGAF
10 3 (1.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.29%) Change Management
10 3 (1.29%) Validation
10 3 (1.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.30%) SQL
2 11 (4.72%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.72%) C#
3 4 (1.72%) VBA
4 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.29%) VBScript
4 3 (1.29%) VB
5 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 27 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (10.73%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.58%) Degree
5 9 (3.86%) MCSE
5 9 (3.86%) MCITP
6 6 (2.58%) VCP4
7 3 (1.29%) MCP
8 2 (0.86%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.86%) MOS
8 2 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.43%) CCENT
9 1 (0.43%) MCTS
9 1 (0.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (7.73%) VMware ESX
2 16 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.58%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.86%) vSphere
5 5 (2.15%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (2.15%) XenApp
5 5 (2.15%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.15%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.86%) XenServer
6 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (10.73%) SCCM
2 13 (5.58%) SCOM
3 6 (2.58%) WSUS
4 4 (1.72%) WMI
4 4 (1.72%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.86%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.43%) Control-M
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 99 (42.49%) Microsoft
2 57 (24.46%) VMware
3 21 (9.01%) Cisco
4 20 (8.58%) Citrix
5 18 (7.73%) Red Hat
5 18 (7.73%) HP
6 15 (6.44%) Oracle
6 15 (6.44%) Remedy
7 10 (4.29%) Dell
8 8 (3.43%) EMC
9 5 (2.15%) IBM
9 5 (2.15%) Apple
9 5 (2.15%) NetApp
10 3 (1.29%) Dell KACE
11 2 (0.86%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.86%) Siemens
11 2 (0.86%) Lotus
11 2 (0.86%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.86%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.86%) Symantec
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