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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 11 10 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 214 241 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.86% 9.54% 7.40%
As % of the System Software category 73.79% 72.16% 60.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 109 84
Average daily rate £250 £260 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £481 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 65 37
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £25.00 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
290 334 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.01% 13.23% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 147 147
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £148 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 82 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.74 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £41.15 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 52 £213 +18.05% 8
Essex -7 49 £250 -2.72% 15
Hertfordshire +2 37 £325 +30.00% 20
Norfolk -3 36 £345 +97.14% 3
Suffolk +6 22 £170 -2.85% 2
Bedfordshire -8 15 £275 -35.29% 3
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 334 (75.06%) Windows
2 175 (39.33%) Microsoft
3 141 (31.69%) Windows 7
4 130 (29.21%) Citrix
5 123 (27.64%) VMware
6 122 (27.42%) ITIL
7 109 (24.49%) MS Office
8 107 (24.04%) Windows Server
9 87 (19.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 85 (19.10%) MS Excel
11 78 (17.53%) MS Exchange
11 78 (17.53%) DNS
12 63 (14.16%) Windows XP
13 62 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 61 (13.71%) Finance
15 58 (13.03%) Office 365
16 51 (11.46%) Cisco
17 50 (11.24%) SCCM
18 45 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (10.11%) DHCP
18 45 (10.11%) Firewall
19 44 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
19 44 (9.89%) Security Cleared
20 43 (9.66%) Data Centre
21 41 (9.21%) Windows 8
21 41 (9.21%) HP
21 41 (9.21%) Migration
22 40 (8.99%) Linux
22 40 (8.99%) Incident Management
23 39 (8.76%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 78 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.27%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.37%) IIS
4 15 (3.37%) Lync
5 10 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.80%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.57%) CICS
7 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.12%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.45%) CMS
11 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 109 (24.49%) MS Office
2 85 (19.10%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.45%) MS Project
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.02%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (13.03%) Office 365
2 12 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.45%) IaaS
4 2 (0.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (17.53%) DNS
2 45 (10.11%) DHCP
2 45 (10.11%) Firewall
3 29 (6.52%) LAN
3 29 (6.52%) WAN
4 27 (6.07%) SAN
4 27 (6.07%) TCP/IP
5 19 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (4.04%) VoIP
7 14 (3.15%) Wireless
8 12 (2.70%) NetScaler
9 10 (2.25%) Internet
9 10 (2.25%) IP Telephony
9 10 (2.25%) NAS
9 10 (2.25%) VPN
10 9 (2.02%) iSCSI
11 8 (1.80%) LDAP
11 8 (1.80%) VLAN
12 6 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.90%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.57%) DB2
3 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.22%) Big Data
4 1 (0.22%) GIS
4 1 (0.22%) MySQL
4 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.15%) MSI
2 2 (0.45%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) Toad
3 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 61 (13.71%) Finance
2 18 (4.04%) Law
3 13 (2.92%) Advertising
4 12 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.57%) Banking
6 6 (1.35%) Publishing
7 4 (0.90%) Electronics
7 4 (0.90%) Local Government
7 4 (0.90%) Retail
8 2 (0.45%) Billing
8 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Military
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 121 (27.19%) Analyst
2 67 (15.06%) Service Analyst
3 63 (14.16%) Service Desk Analyst
4 54 (12.13%) Support Engineer
5 44 (9.89%) Desktop Support
6 39 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (8.76%) Support Analyst
7 37 (8.31%) Desktop Engineer
8 36 (8.09%) Help Desk Analyst
9 34 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (6.52%) 1st Line Support
10 29 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 27 (6.07%) IT Support
12 26 (5.84%) Active Directory Support
12 26 (5.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 23 (5.17%) Help Desk Support
14 21 (4.72%) Consultant
15 19 (4.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 18 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
17 17 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.15%) Web Services
2 7 (1.57%) ISPF
3 4 (0.90%) .NET
4 2 (0.45%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.45%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.66%) Data Centre
2 35 (7.87%) Blackberry
3 21 (4.72%) NHS
4 16 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.25%) iPhone
6 9 (2.02%) Clustering
6 9 (2.02%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.57%) AS400
7 7 (1.57%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (1.57%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.35%) HP Storage
8 6 (1.35%) iPad
9 5 (1.12%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.12%) PKI
9 5 (1.12%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.67%) iSeries
12 2 (0.45%) Chemistry
12 2 (0.45%) Physics
12 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 334 (75.06%) Windows
2 141 (31.69%) Windows 7
3 107 (24.04%) Windows Server
4 87 (19.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (14.16%) Windows XP
6 62 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (9.21%) Windows 8
8 40 (8.99%) Linux
9 36 (8.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (5.84%) Unix
11 19 (4.27%) Solaris
12 7 (1.57%) MVS
12 7 (1.57%) zOS
13 5 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.90%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.90%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.67%) HPUX
15 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (27.42%) ITIL
2 41 (9.21%) Migration
3 40 (8.99%) Incident Management
4 29 (6.52%) High Availability
5 28 (6.29%) ITIL V3
6 19 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (4.27%) Document Management
7 14 (3.15%) Problem Management
8 13 (2.92%) Project Management
9 11 (2.47%) Workflow
10 10 (2.25%) Software Licensing
11 9 (2.02%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (1.80%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (1.80%) Asset Management
12 8 (1.80%) Service Delivery
12 8 (1.80%) Service Management
12 8 (1.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (1.80%) Time Management
13 7 (1.57%) Application Packaging
13 7 (1.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 39 (8.76%) SQL
2 31 (6.97%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.02%) VB
4 7 (1.57%) COBOL
4 7 (1.57%) JCL
4 7 (1.57%) VBScript
5 5 (1.12%) C
6 4 (0.90%) Java
7 2 (0.45%) VBA
8 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.22%) C#
8 1 (0.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 44 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.64%) MCSE
3 27 (6.07%) SC Cleared
4 25 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (2.70%) Degree
6 10 (2.25%) MCSA
7 9 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.57%) MCITP
9 6 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.35%) CCNA
9 6 (1.35%) MCDST
9 6 (1.35%) MCP
10 5 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.90%) CCNP
11 4 (0.90%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.90%) VCP5
12 3 (0.67%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.22%) COBIT
2 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (6.74%) XenApp
3 24 (5.39%) vSphere
4 20 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (3.60%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.92%) XenDesktop
7 12 (2.70%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 6 (1.35%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.12%) XenServer
11 4 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.90%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.45%) vCloud
13 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 1 (0.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 50 (11.24%) SCCM
2 14 (3.15%) SCOM
3 7 (1.57%) Tivoli NetView
4 6 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.90%) Bacula
5 4 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (0.90%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.67%) AppDNA
6 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.45%) WSUS
8 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.22%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 175 (39.33%) Microsoft
2 130 (29.21%) Citrix
3 123 (27.64%) VMware
4 51 (11.46%) Cisco
5 41 (9.21%) HP
6 17 (3.82%) IBM
6 17 (3.82%) Red Hat
7 13 (2.92%) Symantec
8 11 (2.47%) Dell
9 9 (2.02%) 3PAR
9 9 (2.02%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.02%) Oracle
9 9 (2.02%) Remedy
9 9 (2.02%) Wyse
10 8 (1.80%) Lotus
11 7 (1.57%) NetApp
12 6 (1.35%) Apple
12 6 (1.35%) Cyber-Ark
12 6 (1.35%) Nortel
12 6 (1.35%) Sophos
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