The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 255 228 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.22% 9.64% 10.33%
As % of the System Software category 74.78% 69.72% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 74 126
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £110 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £279 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.44% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 68 56
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £26.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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 of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
341 327 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.99% 13.83% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 119 203
Average daily rate £288 £290 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £155 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 74 61
Average hourly rate £21.75 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £88.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the East of England region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the East of England region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
Cambridgeshire +3 69 £225 -3.22% 18
Hertfordshire +2 56 £190 +26.66% 22
Bedfordshire -6 47 £363 +9.84% 6
Essex -17 41 £175 +25.00% 9
Norfolk -9 24 £190 -7.31% 3
Suffolk +9 17 £210 -20.00% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 393 (70.05%) Windows
2 223 (39.75%) Microsoft
3 187 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 156 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 149 (26.56%) ITIL
6 133 (23.71%) MS Exchange
7 128 (22.82%) VMware
8 125 (22.28%) MS Excel
9 115 (20.50%) MS Office
10 110 (19.61%) Citrix
11 107 (19.07%) SCCM
12 92 (16.40%) DNS
13 91 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 90 (16.04%) Windows XP
15 82 (14.62%) Exchange Server 2010
16 75 (13.37%) Blackberry
17 71 (12.66%) DHCP
17 71 (12.66%) HP
18 68 (12.12%) Firewall
19 65 (11.59%) SQL Server
19 65 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
20 63 (11.23%) Finance
20 63 (11.23%) Migration
21 58 (10.34%) Cisco
21 58 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
22 57 (10.16%) PowerShell
23 54 (9.63%) SAN
24 53 (9.45%) Incident Management
25 51 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
25 51 (9.09%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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
1 133 (23.71%) MS Exchange
2 82 (14.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 51 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 48 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 39 (6.95%) IIS
6 13 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (2.14%) eRoom
7 12 (2.14%) Documentum
8 8 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.25%) Confluence
9 7 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.07%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.71%) JOnAS
11 4 (0.71%) Lync
12 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.53%) Apache
13 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 125 (22.28%) MS Excel
2 115 (20.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.18%) Summit
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.78%) Office 365
4 3 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (16.40%) DNS
2 71 (12.66%) DHCP
3 68 (12.12%) Firewall
4 54 (9.63%) SAN
5 50 (8.91%) TCP/IP
6 40 (7.13%) VPN
7 32 (5.70%) LAN
8 30 (5.35%) WAN
9 23 (4.10%) VoIP
10 18 (3.21%) FTP
11 17 (3.03%) Wireless
11 17 (3.03%) VLAN
12 14 (2.50%) MPLS
13 13 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.60%) SSL
15 8 (1.43%) NAS
15 8 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (1.07%) iSCSI
16 6 (1.07%) IPsec
16 6 (1.07%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.25%) MySQL
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.36%) WebFOCUS
9 2 (0.36%) DB2
10 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.18%) MS Access
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.43%) JIRA
2 6 (1.07%) Log4Net
2 6 (1.07%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.89%) MSI
3 5 (0.89%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.71%) FinalBuilder
5 2 (0.36%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.36%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.36%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.36%) MSTest
5 2 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 63 (11.23%) Finance
2 22 (3.92%) Law
3 16 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.43%) Advertising
4 8 (1.43%) Publishing
5 7 (1.25%) Legal
6 6 (1.07%) Retail
7 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Back Office
9 2 (0.36%) Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 180 (32.09%) Analyst
2 89 (15.86%) Support Analyst
3 79 (14.08%) Support Engineer
4 72 (12.83%) Service Analyst
5 70 (12.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 70 (12.48%) Service Desk Analyst
6 46 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (6.60%) IT Support
8 35 (6.24%) Help Desk Analyst
8 35 (6.24%) Desktop Support
9 34 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
10 31 (5.53%) Consultant
11 21 (3.74%) Technical Support
12 20 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
13 19 (3.39%) Server Engineer
14 18 (3.21%) IT Support Analyst
14 18 (3.21%) 1st Line Support
15 17 (3.03%) Architect
16 16 (2.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 16 (2.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.28%) .NET
2 13 (2.32%) Web Services
3 9 (1.60%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.43%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.43%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.25%) HTML
6 6 (1.07%) CSS
6 6 (1.07%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.71%) jQuery
8 2 (0.36%) HTML5
8 2 (0.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.36%) WCF
8 2 (0.36%) WPF
8 2 (0.36%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.36%) Middleware
8 2 (0.36%) Ajax
8 2 (0.36%) jBPM
8 2 (0.36%) Unity DI Container
9 1 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.37%) Blackberry
2 17 (3.03%) Clustering
3 14 (2.50%) PKI
3 14 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 13 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (1.96%) iPhone
5 11 (1.96%) CMDB
6 8 (1.43%) NHS
6 8 (1.43%) Replication
7 6 (1.07%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.07%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.07%) AS400
7 6 (1.07%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.89%) EqualLogic
8 5 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.71%) iPad
10 3 (0.53%) HP StorageWorks
10 3 (0.53%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 393 (70.05%) Windows
2 187 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 156 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 91 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 90 (16.04%) Windows XP
6 58 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (8.20%) Linux
8 39 (6.95%) Windows 8
9 30 (5.35%) UNIX
10 21 (3.74%) Solaris
11 15 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.96%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.43%) MVS
13 8 (1.43%) Android
14 6 (1.07%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.36%) CentOS
16 2 (0.36%) AIX
16 2 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (26.56%) ITIL
2 63 (11.23%) Migration
3 53 (9.45%) Incident Management
4 42 (7.49%) E-Commerce
5 25 (4.46%) Service Delivery
6 24 (4.28%) Configuration Management
7 22 (3.92%) Document Management
8 20 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (2.85%) ITIL V3
10 14 (2.50%) Load Balancing
10 14 (2.50%) Problem Management
11 13 (2.32%) Change Control
11 13 (2.32%) Change Management
12 12 (2.14%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (1.96%) Knowledge Management
13 11 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (1.78%) Service Management
15 9 (1.60%) Network Management
16 8 (1.43%) DevOps
16 8 (1.43%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.16%) PowerShell
2 50 (8.91%) SQL
3 23 (4.10%) VB
4 16 (2.85%) VBScript
5 12 (2.14%) C#
6 7 (1.25%) Perl
6 7 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.07%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.71%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.53%) VBA
9 3 (0.53%) Java
10 2 (0.36%) XAML
11 1 (0.18%) VB6
11 1 (0.18%) Python
11 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.18%) C
11 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (5.17%) MCSE
2 29 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.21%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.21%) MCP
4 12 (2.14%) MCSA
5 10 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (1.78%) MCITP
6 9 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.25%) Degree
7 7 (1.25%) CCNA
8 5 (0.89%) VCP5
8 5 (0.89%) MCDST
9 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.53%) CCNP
10 3 (0.53%) CISSP
10 3 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.53%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.36%) MOS
11 2 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.13%) SLA
2 9 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) BS25999
System Software
1 65 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (6.06%) vSphere
3 33 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.14%) XenApp
4 12 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (1.96%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.43%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.89%) XenServer
7 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.89%) vCloud
8 4 (0.71%) UAG
8 4 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.53%) NFS
9 3 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.36%) KVM
10 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.36%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 107 (19.07%) SCCM
2 48 (8.56%) SCOM
3 20 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 18 (3.21%) WSUS
5 12 (2.14%) OpenView
6 11 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.60%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.25%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.07%) Puppet
9 6 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.89%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.89%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.71%) OVSD
11 4 (0.71%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 223 (39.75%) Microsoft
2 128 (22.82%) VMware
3 110 (19.61%) Citrix
4 71 (12.66%) HP
5 58 (10.34%) Cisco
6 32 (5.70%) Symantec
7 22 (3.92%) Oracle
8 21 (3.74%) EMC
9 17 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.85%) Dell
11 14 (2.50%) Altiris
12 13 (2.32%) Remedy
12 13 (2.32%) NetApp
13 12 (2.14%) WatchGuard
14 11 (1.96%) CommVault
14 11 (1.96%) McAfee
14 11 (1.96%) Sophos
15 9 (1.60%) Mitel
15 9 (1.60%) 3PAR
16 8 (1.43%) CheckPoint
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