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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 266 215 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.39% 8.83% 9.39%
As % of the System Software category 70.74% 64.56% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 91 85
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£253 £210 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.23% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £118 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 61 73
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.90 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.30 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.96% -4.68%
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
376 333 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.27% 13.68% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 152 155
Average daily rate £275 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 77 79
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £38.55 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Essex -6 59 £261 -6.78% 15
Bedfordshire +2 56 £384 +44.81% 5
Cambridgeshire -5 53 £163 -14.47% 20
Hertfordshire +10 45 £210 +31.25% 8
Norfolk +21 29 £158 -35.71% 2
Suffolk +8 23 £200 -13.04% 2
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 391 (74.76%) Windows
2 269 (51.43%) Microsoft
3 154 (29.45%) ITIL
4 148 (28.30%) MS Excel
5 136 (26.00%) Windows 7
6 134 (25.62%) Citrix
7 131 (25.05%) MS Office
8 121 (23.14%) MS Exchange
9 117 (22.37%) VMware
9 117 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 114 (21.80%) DNS
11 100 (19.12%) SCCM
12 99 (18.93%) DHCP
13 86 (16.44%) IIS
14 85 (16.25%) Blackberry
15 83 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
16 81 (15.49%) E-Commerce
17 77 (14.72%) SCOM
18 75 (14.34%) Finance
19 69 (13.19%) Windows XP
20 68 (13.00%) Exchange Server 2010
21 67 (12.81%) HP
22 64 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
23 60 (11.47%) VMware Infrastructure
24 59 (11.28%) PowerShell
25 54 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
26 53 (10.13%) Firewall
27 50 (9.56%) .NET
28 49 (9.37%) Incident Management
29 47 (8.99%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 121 (23.14%) MS Exchange
2 86 (16.44%) IIS
3 68 (13.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 35 (6.69%) SharePoint
6 25 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (3.25%) Lync
9 10 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.53%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.15%) Confluence
12 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.38%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.38%) Apache
14 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 148 (28.30%) MS Excel
2 131 (25.05%) MS Office
3 5 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.19%) Summit
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.10%) Office 365
4 4 (0.76%) SaaS
5 2 (0.38%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 114 (21.80%) DNS
2 99 (18.93%) DHCP
3 53 (10.13%) Firewall
4 47 (8.99%) SAN
5 45 (8.60%) FTP
6 41 (7.84%) VPN
7 39 (7.46%) TCP/IP
8 32 (6.12%) LAN
9 28 (5.35%) WAN
10 18 (3.44%) VoIP
11 14 (2.68%) MPLS
12 13 (2.49%) Wireless
12 13 (2.49%) VLAN
13 7 (1.34%) ISDN
13 7 (1.34%) Ethernet
13 7 (1.34%) IPsec
14 6 (1.15%) SSL
14 6 (1.15%) LDAP
14 6 (1.15%) Broadband
15 5 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.57%) DTS
7 2 (0.38%) Big Data
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.38%) DB2
8 1 (0.19%) MS Access
8 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.19%) MySQL
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.15%) JIRA
2 5 (0.96%) MSI
2 5 (0.96%) Log4Net
2 5 (0.96%) TeamCity
2 5 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.76%) FinalBuilder
4 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
General
1 75 (14.34%) Finance
2 26 (4.97%) Law
3 19 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.68%) Advertising
5 9 (1.72%) Legal
5 9 (1.72%) Retail
6 6 (1.15%) Publishing
7 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.38%) Marketing
8 2 (0.38%) Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Military
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 160 (30.59%) Analyst
2 106 (20.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 83 (15.87%) Service Analyst
4 82 (15.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 60 (11.47%) Support Analyst
6 49 (9.37%) Support Engineer
7 38 (7.27%) IT Support
8 37 (7.07%) Desktop Support
9 35 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (6.12%) Help Desk Analyst
10 32 (6.12%) Web Engineer
11 23 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
12 22 (4.21%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (4.02%) Administrator
13 21 (4.02%) Consultant
14 19 (3.63%) Server Engineer
15 18 (3.44%) IT Support Analyst
15 18 (3.44%) Systems Administrator
16 16 (3.06%) Desktop Engineer
17 13 (2.49%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (9.56%) .NET
2 36 (6.88%) Web Services
3 8 (1.53%) MSMQ
4 7 (1.34%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.76%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.57%) Middleware
7 3 (0.57%) CSS
7 3 (0.57%) HTML
7 3 (0.57%) jQuery
8 1 (0.19%) EDI
8 1 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.19%) Ajax
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 85 (16.25%) Blackberry
2 30 (5.74%) Clustering
3 13 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.29%) PKI
5 11 (2.10%) NHS
6 7 (1.34%) Replication
6 7 (1.34%) CMDB
7 6 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.96%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.76%) iPad
9 4 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.76%) AS400
10 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.57%) Handset
10 3 (0.57%) Kindle
10 3 (0.57%) iPhone
11 2 (0.38%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 391 (74.76%) Windows
2 136 (26.00%) Windows 7
3 117 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (13.19%) Windows XP
6 64 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (7.07%) Windows 8
8 32 (6.12%) Linux
9 20 (3.82%) UNIX
10 11 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.91%) Solaris
12 9 (1.72%) Android
13 8 (1.53%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.15%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.76%) CentOS
15 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.76%) VMS
15 4 (0.76%) MVS
16 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (29.45%) ITIL
2 81 (15.49%) E-Commerce
3 49 (9.37%) Incident Management
4 34 (6.50%) Migration
5 31 (5.93%) Service Delivery
6 30 (5.74%) Document Management
7 22 (4.21%) Service Management
8 21 (4.02%) Configuration Management
9 19 (3.63%) DevOps
10 15 (2.87%) Project Management
11 14 (2.68%) Change Management
12 13 (2.49%) Load Balancing
13 12 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (1.72%) Knowledge Management
15 8 (1.53%) ITIL V3
15 8 (1.53%) Network Management
15 8 (1.53%) Problem Management
15 8 (1.53%) Kalman Filter
16 7 (1.34%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.28%) PowerShell
2 40 (7.65%) SQL
3 9 (1.72%) VBScript
4 7 (1.34%) VB
4 7 (1.34%) C#
5 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.57%) Java
6 3 (0.57%) VBA
7 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.38%) PHP
7 2 (0.38%) Python
8 1 (0.19%) C
8 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.19%) Perl
8 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.25%) MCSE
5 15 (2.87%) MCITP
6 13 (2.49%) MCP
7 12 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.53%) Degree
10 7 (1.34%) MCSA
11 5 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.76%) MCTS
12 4 (0.76%) CCNA
12 4 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.57%) MCDST
14 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.19%) CISSP
15 1 (0.19%) ISEB
15 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.22%) SLA
2 9 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.19%) BS25999
System Software
1 60 (11.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (5.35%) Hyper-V
3 25 (4.78%) vSphere
4 13 (2.49%) Terminal Services
5 11 (2.10%) XenApp
6 8 (1.53%) vCloud
6 8 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.34%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.34%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.96%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.96%) XenServer
10 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.38%) Novell eDirectory
12 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.38%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.19%) NFS
13 1 (0.19%) Firmware
13 1 (0.19%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 100 (19.12%) SCCM
2 77 (14.72%) SCOM
3 13 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (2.29%) WSUS
5 11 (2.10%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.53%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (1.34%) OpenView
7 7 (1.34%) Puppet
8 6 (1.15%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.96%) Nagios
9 5 (0.96%) HP SIM
9 5 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.96%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.57%) SCSM
Vendors
1 269 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 134 (25.62%) Citrix
3 117 (22.37%) VMware
4 67 (12.81%) HP
5 39 (7.46%) Cisco
6 31 (5.93%) Symantec
7 26 (4.97%) Akamai
8 17 (3.25%) Oracle
8 17 (3.25%) Remedy
9 16 (3.06%) Sophos
10 15 (2.87%) 3PAR
11 12 (2.29%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.29%) McAfee
12 11 (2.10%) Dell
12 11 (2.10%) EMC
12 11 (2.10%) Lotus
12 11 (2.10%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.91%) Mitel
14 9 (1.72%) Altiris
15 6 (1.15%) Imperva
Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £18 - 23 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Incisive Media
Rate: From £28,695 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Harlow
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £264 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Basildon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour + TBC
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
DP Connect
Rate: £70 - £90 per day
Posted: 21 days ago