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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 260 232 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.17% 9.56% 9.76%
As % of the System Software category 73.86% 69.25% 61.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 67 118
Average daily rate
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£229 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.60% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 68 60
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £26.00 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
352 335 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.06% 13.80% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 122 199
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £172 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 71 68
Average hourly rate £21.75 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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
Cambridgeshire 0 69 £225 +4.65% 26
Hertfordshire 0 58 £160 +6.66% 25
Essex -9 43 £325 +96.96% 7
Norfolk +9 39 £220 -0.03% 6
Bedfordshire -16 33 £363 +9.84% 14
Suffolk -9 17 £190 -27.61% 3
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 355 (68.27%) Windows
2 192 (36.92%) Microsoft
3 170 (32.69%) Windows 7
4 144 (27.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (26.15%) ITIL
6 123 (23.65%) MS Exchange
7 118 (22.69%) VMware
8 101 (19.42%) MS Excel
9 98 (18.85%) SCCM
10 95 (18.27%) MS Office
11 92 (17.69%) Citrix
12 91 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 84 (16.15%) Windows XP
14 81 (15.58%) DNS
15 77 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
16 70 (13.46%) HP
17 66 (12.69%) Blackberry
18 63 (12.12%) Migration
18 63 (12.12%) SQL Server
18 63 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
19 62 (11.92%) Firewall
20 59 (11.35%) DHCP
21 54 (10.38%) Cisco
22 52 (10.00%) SharePoint
23 51 (9.81%) TCP/IP
23 51 (9.81%) Finance
23 51 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
24 49 (9.42%) SQL
24 49 (9.42%) PowerShell
25 48 (9.23%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 123 (23.65%) MS Exchange
2 77 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 46 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 46 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 29 (5.58%) IIS
6 16 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (2.50%) Documentum
7 13 (2.50%) eRoom
8 9 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.35%) Confluence
9 7 (1.35%) Lync
10 5 (0.96%) JOnAS
11 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.77%) Apache
11 4 (0.77%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.19%) CMS
13 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 101 (19.42%) MS Excel
2 95 (18.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.54%) Office 365
2 8 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (15.58%) DNS
2 62 (11.92%) Firewall
3 59 (11.35%) DHCP
4 51 (9.81%) TCP/IP
5 48 (9.23%) SAN
6 34 (6.54%) VPN
7 32 (6.15%) LAN
8 28 (5.38%) WAN
9 23 (4.42%) VoIP
10 18 (3.46%) Wireless
10 18 (3.46%) VLAN
11 13 (2.50%) FTP
12 12 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (2.12%) MPLS
14 9 (1.73%) NAS
15 8 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (1.35%) Internet
16 7 (1.35%) SSL
17 6 (1.15%) IPsec
17 6 (1.15%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.54%) MySQL
6 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.38%) WebFOCUS
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (1.54%) JIRA
2 6 (1.15%) MSI
2 6 (1.15%) Log4Net
2 6 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.96%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.77%) FinalBuilder
5 2 (0.38%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.38%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.38%) MSTest
General
1 51 (9.81%) Finance
2 17 (3.27%) Law
3 12 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.54%) Legal
5 7 (1.35%) Retail
6 6 (1.15%) Advertising
7 5 (0.96%) Publishing
8 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.58%) Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 165 (31.73%) Analyst
2 83 (15.96%) Support Analyst
3 77 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 61 (11.73%) Service Analyst
5 59 (11.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 53 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 43 (8.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (6.73%) Desktop Support
9 34 (6.54%) IT Support
10 33 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 29 (5.58%) Help Desk Analyst
11 29 (5.58%) Consultant
12 22 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
13 18 (3.46%) 1st Line Support
13 18 (3.46%) Technical Support
13 18 (3.46%) Server Engineer
14 17 (3.27%) Desktop Analyst
14 17 (3.27%) Architect
15 16 (3.08%) Administrator
15 16 (3.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.85%) .NET
2 10 (1.92%) Application Packaging
3 9 (1.73%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.73%) Web Services
4 7 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.15%) HTML
5 6 (1.15%) MSMQ
6 5 (0.96%) CSS
7 3 (0.58%) jQuery
8 2 (0.38%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (0.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.38%) Flash
8 2 (0.38%) Middleware
8 2 (0.38%) Ajax
8 2 (0.38%) jBPM
8 2 (0.38%) WCF
8 2 (0.38%) WPF
8 2 (0.38%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.38%) HTML5
9 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.69%) Blackberry
2 14 (2.69%) PKI
2 14 (2.69%) iPhone
3 13 (2.50%) Clustering
4 12 (2.31%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.73%) CMDB
6 8 (1.54%) Replication
7 7 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.35%) NHS
8 6 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.96%) EqualLogic
10 4 (0.77%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.77%) AS400
10 4 (0.77%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.77%) iPad
11 3 (0.58%) Open Source
11 3 (0.58%) HP StorageWorks
11 3 (0.58%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 355 (68.27%) Windows
2 170 (32.69%) Windows 7
3 144 (27.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 91 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 84 (16.15%) Windows XP
6 51 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (9.04%) Linux
8 32 (6.15%) UNIX
9 31 (5.96%) Windows 8
10 20 (3.85%) Solaris
11 17 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.92%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.73%) Android
14 6 (1.15%) MVS
15 4 (0.77%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.77%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.58%) CentOS
17 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (26.15%) ITIL
2 63 (12.12%) Migration
3 41 (7.88%) Incident Management
4 30 (5.77%) E-Commerce
5 26 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 19 (3.65%) Configuration Management
7 17 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (2.88%) ITIL V3
9 13 (2.50%) Problem Management
9 13 (2.50%) Document Management
9 13 (2.50%) Change Control
10 10 (1.92%) Change Management
10 10 (1.92%) Service Management
10 10 (1.92%) Knowledge Management
10 10 (1.92%) Load Balancing
10 10 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (1.73%) Network Management
12 8 (1.54%) Project Management
13 7 (1.35%) Validation
13 7 (1.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.42%) SQL
1 49 (9.42%) PowerShell
2 22 (4.23%) VB
3 15 (2.88%) VBScript
4 12 (2.31%) C#
5 8 (1.54%) Perl
6 7 (1.35%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.96%) Java
8 4 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.58%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.58%) C
10 2 (0.38%) XAML
11 1 (0.19%) Python
11 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (5.77%) MCSE
3 29 (5.58%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.65%) MCP
5 16 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.31%) MCSA
7 10 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.92%) MCITP
8 7 (1.35%) Degree
8 7 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.15%) MCDST
10 5 (0.96%) CCNA
10 5 (0.96%) VCP5
11 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.58%) OCP
12 3 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.58%) RHCE
12 3 (0.58%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.58%) CCNP
13 2 (0.38%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.31%) SLA
2 9 (1.73%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.19%) BS25999
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (5.96%) Hyper-V
3 30 (5.77%) vSphere
4 13 (2.50%) XenApp
5 11 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.92%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.96%) XenServer
8 5 (0.96%) UAG
8 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.77%) NFS
10 3 (0.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.58%) vCloud
11 2 (0.38%) KVM
11 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 98 (18.85%) SCCM
2 37 (7.12%) SCOM
3 17 (3.27%) Backup Exec
4 16 (3.08%) WSUS
5 11 (2.12%) OpenView
6 8 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.54%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.96%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.96%) OVSD
10 4 (0.77%) Puppet
10 4 (0.77%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.58%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 192 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 118 (22.69%) VMware
3 92 (17.69%) Citrix
4 70 (13.46%) HP
5 54 (10.38%) Cisco
6 28 (5.38%) Symantec
7 21 (4.04%) Oracle
8 17 (3.27%) Altiris
8 17 (3.27%) EMC
8 17 (3.27%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.50%) NetApp
10 12 (2.31%) Apple
11 11 (2.12%) Remedy
11 11 (2.12%) McAfee
12 10 (1.92%) WatchGuard
13 9 (1.73%) Mitel
13 9 (1.73%) Dell
13 9 (1.73%) CommVault
14 7 (1.35%) Sophos
15 6 (1.15%) Splunk
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £18k - 23k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £14.00 - 14.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich
Interquest - Sand Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £90 - £120 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Huntingdon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £11.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £250 - £285 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago