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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 8 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 113 138 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.56% 8.54% 4.60%
As % of the System Software category 64.57% 73.40% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 31
Average daily rate
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£330 £181 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.06% -36.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £68 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £324 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +13.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.25 £20.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.60% -
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
175 188 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.71% 11.63% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 89 46
Average daily rate £333 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £74 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.40 £20.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Nottinghamshire +6 33 £288 +6.97% 7
Leicestershire +7 28 £200 -18.36% 5
Derbyshire -2 22 £325 +348.27% 4
Northamptonshire +6 14 £413 +200.00% 5
Lincolnshire +1 11 £338 +45.94% 7
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 208 (83.53%) Windows
2 101 (40.56%) Microsoft
3 97 (38.96%) Windows XP
4 92 (36.95%) Windows 7
5 72 (28.92%) MS Office
6 64 (25.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (23.69%) MS Excel
8 52 (20.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 51 (20.48%) VMware
10 49 (19.68%) MS Exchange
11 46 (18.47%) Citrix
12 45 (18.07%) Cisco
13 38 (15.26%) WAN
14 36 (14.46%) Migration
15 34 (13.65%) ITIL
16 31 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012
17 28 (11.24%) LAN
17 28 (11.24%) SCCM
18 27 (10.84%) TCP/IP
18 27 (10.84%) Remedy
19 26 (10.44%) Blackberry
19 26 (10.44%) Firewall
20 24 (9.64%) SQL Server
20 24 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2010
21 23 (9.24%) HP
22 22 (8.84%) DNS
23 21 (8.43%) Security Cleared
24 20 (8.03%) Incident Management
25 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 49 (19.68%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (5.22%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.82%) Lync
6 10 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.01%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.80%) IIS
10 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.40%) Quickr
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 72 (28.92%) MS Office
2 59 (23.69%) MS Excel
3 13 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.80%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.40%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.02%) Office 365
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (15.26%) WAN
2 28 (11.24%) LAN
3 27 (10.84%) TCP/IP
4 26 (10.44%) Firewall
5 22 (8.84%) DNS
6 14 (5.62%) DHCP
7 9 (3.61%) LDAP
7 9 (3.61%) VoIP
8 8 (3.21%) Kerberos
8 8 (3.21%) VPN
8 8 (3.21%) SAN
9 7 (2.81%) Wireless
10 6 (2.41%) Internet
11 5 (2.01%) IPsec
12 4 (1.61%) Network Security
12 4 (1.61%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.80%) ADSL
13 2 (0.80%) SNMP
13 2 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.01%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 16 (6.43%) Finance
1 16 (6.43%) Manufacturing
2 9 (3.61%) Retail
3 7 (2.81%) Banking
4 6 (2.41%) Back Office
4 6 (2.41%) International Banking
5 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 79 (31.73%) Analyst
2 36 (14.46%) Service Analyst
2 36 (14.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 35 (14.06%) Support Engineer
4 34 (13.65%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (12.05%) Support Analyst
6 26 (10.44%) Desktop Support
7 24 (9.64%) IT Support
8 21 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (6.02%) Administrator
10 13 (5.22%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (4.82%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.82%) Support Technician
12 10 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.61%) IT Administrator
13 9 (3.61%) IT Support Analyst
13 9 (3.61%) Deployment Engineer
13 9 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.21%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.01%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.61%) ADSI
3 2 (0.80%) LAMP
4 1 (0.40%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.40%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.40%) XML
4 1 (0.40%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.44%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.82%) NHS
3 9 (3.61%) PKI
4 5 (2.01%) FMCG
5 4 (1.61%) Clustering
5 4 (1.61%) Chip and PIN
5 4 (1.61%) AS400
6 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.80%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.80%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.80%) PDA
8 1 (0.40%) Statistics
8 1 (0.40%) iSeries
8 1 (0.40%) TRADACOMS
8 1 (0.40%) Replication
8 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 208 (83.53%) Windows
2 97 (38.96%) Windows XP
3 92 (36.95%) Windows 7
4 64 (25.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (20.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.22%) Windows Vista
8 11 (4.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (3.61%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.81%) Windows 2000
11 5 (2.01%) Linux
12 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.40%) zOS
13 1 (0.40%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.46%) Migration
2 34 (13.65%) ITIL
3 20 (8.03%) Incident Management
4 13 (5.22%) Service Delivery
5 7 (2.81%) ERP
6 6 (2.41%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (1.61%) E-Commerce
7 4 (1.61%) Scrum
7 4 (1.61%) Information Assurance
7 4 (1.61%) TOGAF
8 3 (1.20%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (1.20%) Time Management
8 3 (1.20%) Project Management
8 3 (1.20%) Security Management
8 3 (1.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (0.80%) Capacity Management
9 2 (0.80%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (0.80%) ITSM
9 2 (0.80%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.43%) SQL
2 10 (4.02%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.01%) VBScript
4 3 (1.20%) C
5 2 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.61%) MCSE
5 7 (2.81%) Degree
6 5 (2.01%) MCP
7 4 (1.61%) MCITP
8 3 (1.20%) MCDST
8 3 (1.20%) MCTS
8 3 (1.20%) MCSA
9 2 (0.80%) CCNP
9 2 (0.80%) CCNA
9 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.80%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.01%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 24 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.62%) Hyper-V
2 14 (5.62%) XenApp
3 10 (4.02%) XenDesktop
4 6 (2.41%) vSphere
5 4 (1.61%) Terminal Server
5 4 (1.61%) XenServer
5 4 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.40%) BlackBerry Internet Service
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (11.24%) SCCM
2 6 (2.41%) SCOM
2 6 (2.41%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.80%) WSUS
4 2 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.40%) Control-M
5 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 101 (40.56%) Microsoft
2 51 (20.48%) VMware
3 46 (18.47%) Citrix
4 45 (18.07%) Cisco
5 27 (10.84%) Remedy
6 23 (9.24%) HP
7 7 (2.81%) Oracle
7 7 (2.81%) Novell
8 5 (2.01%) Lotus
8 5 (2.01%) Dell
8 5 (2.01%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.61%) Symantec
9 4 (1.61%) Apple
9 4 (1.61%) NetApp
10 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.20%) EMC
11 2 (0.80%) SAP
11 2 (0.80%) MobileIron
11 2 (0.80%) Altiris
11 2 (0.80%) Sophos
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