The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the East of England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 272 233 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.89% 9.80% 8.99%
As % of the System Software category 70.28% 69.14% 61.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 57 102
Average daily rate
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£220 £223 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.15% -19.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £350 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 72 69
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £26.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
387 337 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.65% 14.17% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 112 180
Average daily rate £273 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.15% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 76 77
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Active Directory
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 68 £225 +1.12% 28
Norfolk +13 63 £215 +43.33% 2
Hertfordshire +5 52 £176 +17.50% 22
Essex -6 47 £300 +83.20% 4
Bedfordshire -20 24 £350 +11.11% 6
Suffolk +1 21 £190 - 5
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 341 (68.20%) Windows
2 182 (36.40%) Microsoft
3 171 (34.20%) Windows 7
4 144 (28.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 130 (26.00%) ITIL
6 118 (23.60%) MS Exchange
7 107 (21.40%) VMware
8 99 (19.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 99 (19.80%) SCCM
9 94 (18.80%) MS Office
10 92 (18.40%) MS Excel
11 85 (17.00%) Citrix
12 79 (15.80%) Windows XP
13 77 (15.40%) Exchange Server 2010
14 74 (14.80%) DNS
15 70 (14.00%) HP
16 62 (12.40%) Migration
16 62 (12.40%) SQL Server
17 59 (11.80%) Blackberry
18 58 (11.60%) Firewall
19 57 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
20 54 (10.80%) SQL
21 53 (10.60%) Cisco
22 52 (10.40%) DHCP
23 51 (10.20%) SharePoint
24 47 (9.40%) TCP/IP
24 47 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
24 47 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
25 46 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
26 45 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 118 (23.60%) MS Exchange
2 77 (15.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (10.20%) SharePoint
4 46 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 45 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (3.40%) IIS
7 16 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (2.60%) Documentum
8 13 (2.60%) eRoom
9 9 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.40%) Lync
11 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.00%) JOnAS
12 4 (0.80%) Apache
12 4 (0.80%) Confluence
13 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 94 (18.80%) MS Office
2 92 (18.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.20%) Office 365
2 4 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (14.80%) DNS
2 58 (11.60%) Firewall
3 52 (10.40%) DHCP
4 47 (9.40%) TCP/IP
5 44 (8.80%) SAN
6 33 (6.60%) LAN
7 30 (6.00%) WAN
8 28 (5.60%) VPN
9 21 (4.20%) VoIP
10 18 (3.60%) Wireless
11 16 (3.20%) VLAN
12 12 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (2.00%) NAS
14 9 (1.80%) MPLS
15 8 (1.60%) FTP
16 7 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (1.40%) Internet
17 6 (1.20%) IPsec
18 5 (1.00%) iSCSI
18 5 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.80%) MySQL
5 8 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.40%) WebFOCUS
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.20%) MSI
2 5 (1.00%) JIRA
3 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.60%) Log4Net
4 2 (0.40%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.40%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.40%) MSTest
4 2 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.40%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.20%) FinalBuilder
General
1 44 (8.80%) Finance
2 15 (3.00%) Law
3 9 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.40%) Legal
5 6 (1.20%) Retail
6 5 (1.00%) Advertising
6 5 (1.00%) Publishing
7 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.60%) Banking
8 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 160 (32.00%) Analyst
2 76 (15.20%) Support Analyst
3 73 (14.60%) Support Engineer
4 64 (12.80%) Service Analyst
5 62 (12.40%) Service Desk Analyst
6 44 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (7.40%) 3rd Line Support
9 29 (5.80%) IT Support
9 29 (5.80%) Desktop Support
10 26 (5.20%) Consultant
11 25 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
12 22 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
13 20 (4.00%) Architect
14 19 (3.80%) 1st Line Support
14 19 (3.80%) Technical Support
15 17 (3.40%) Server Engineer
16 16 (3.20%) Administrator
17 15 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 14 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.40%) .NET
2 10 (2.00%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.40%) Web Services
4 6 (1.20%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.20%) HTML
5 5 (1.00%) CSS
6 4 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.60%) jQuery
7 3 (0.60%) MSMQ
7 3 (0.60%) Flash
8 2 (0.40%) Middleware
8 2 (0.40%) Ajax
8 2 (0.40%) jBPM
8 2 (0.40%) WCF
8 2 (0.40%) WPF
8 2 (0.40%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.40%) HTML5
8 2 (0.40%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (0.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.80%) Blackberry
2 15 (3.00%) iPhone
3 13 (2.60%) Clustering
3 13 (2.60%) PKI
4 12 (2.40%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.80%) CMDB
6 8 (1.60%) NHS
7 7 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.40%) Replication
8 5 (1.00%) iPad
8 5 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.80%) AS400
9 4 (0.80%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.80%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.80%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.60%) Kindle
10 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.60%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 341 (68.20%) Windows
2 171 (34.20%) Windows 7
3 144 (28.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 99 (19.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 79 (15.80%) Windows XP
6 47 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (9.00%) Linux
8 34 (6.80%) Windows 8
9 33 (6.60%) UNIX
10 19 (3.80%) Solaris
11 16 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.00%) Android
13 9 (1.80%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.20%) MVS
15 5 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.60%) CentOS
18 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
19 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
19 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (26.00%) ITIL
2 62 (12.40%) Migration
3 39 (7.80%) Incident Management
4 27 (5.40%) Service Delivery
5 19 (3.80%) E-Commerce
6 15 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (3.00%) ITIL V3
7 14 (2.80%) Configuration Management
8 13 (2.60%) Problem Management
8 13 (2.60%) Change Control
9 10 (2.00%) Service Management
9 10 (2.00%) Document Management
9 10 (2.00%) Knowledge Management
10 9 (1.80%) Network Management
10 9 (1.80%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (1.80%) Change Management
11 8 (1.60%) Software Deployment
12 7 (1.40%) Customer Engagement
12 7 (1.40%) Load Balancing
12 7 (1.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 54 (10.80%) SQL
2 41 (8.20%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.00%) VB
4 17 (3.40%) VBScript
5 9 (1.80%) C#
6 7 (1.40%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.40%) Perl
7 6 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.20%) Java
8 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.60%) C
10 2 (0.40%) XAML
11 1 (0.20%) PHP
11 1 (0.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (6.60%) MCSE
3 30 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.80%) MCP
5 15 (3.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.80%) MCSA
7 12 (2.40%) MCITP
8 10 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.60%) Degree
9 8 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.40%) CCNA
11 6 (1.20%) MCDST
12 5 (1.00%) VCP5
12 5 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.80%) CCNP
13 4 (0.80%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.80%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.60%) CISSP
14 3 (0.60%) OCP
14 3 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.60%) SLA
2 8 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) QA
3 1 (0.20%) BS25999
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (6.80%) Hyper-V
3 27 (5.40%) vSphere
4 17 (3.40%) XenApp
5 12 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.40%) Terminal Services
6 7 (1.40%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.00%) UAG
8 5 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.80%) XenServer
9 4 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.60%) NFS
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.40%) KVM
12 1 (0.20%) vCloud
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 99 (19.80%) SCCM
2 25 (5.00%) SCOM
3 13 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 13 (2.60%) WSUS
4 11 (2.20%) OpenView
5 9 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.20%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.00%) OVSD
9 4 (0.80%) ARCserve
9 4 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.60%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.60%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 182 (36.40%) Microsoft
2 107 (21.40%) VMware
3 85 (17.00%) Citrix
4 70 (14.00%) HP
5 53 (10.60%) Cisco
6 21 (4.20%) Symantec
6 21 (4.20%) Oracle
7 17 (3.40%) EMC
7 17 (3.40%) Red Hat
8 15 (3.00%) Altiris
9 12 (2.40%) Dell
10 11 (2.20%) Apple
11 10 (2.00%) Remedy
11 10 (2.00%) McAfee
12 9 (1.80%) NetApp
13 8 (1.60%) Sophos
13 8 (1.60%) WatchGuard
14 7 (1.40%) Mitel
14 7 (1.40%) CA
14 7 (1.40%) CommVault
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Welwyn Garden City
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Rate: £250 - £285 per day
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Hertfordshire
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Bury St. Edmunds
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Watford
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