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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 226 168 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.84% 7.37% 9.57%
As % of the System Software category 71.52% 59.15% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 83 84
Average daily rate
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£275 £241 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% +4.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 37 59
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.18 £21.00 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -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
316 284 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.35% 12.45% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 147 125
Average daily rate £350 £313 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +9.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £448 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 47 64
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.75 £31.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Essex +9 54 £261 -11.89% 16
Bedfordshire +5 47 £425 +55.96% 6
Hertfordshire +6 41 £220 +37.50% 19
Norfolk +18 34 £175 +55.55% 9
Cambridgeshire -21 32 £175 -27.23% 21
Suffolk +3 18 £175 -36.36% 4
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 388 (78.54%) Windows
2 273 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 150 (30.36%) ITIL
4 144 (29.15%) MS Office
5 140 (28.34%) Windows 7
6 138 (27.94%) MS Excel
7 133 (26.92%) Citrix
8 114 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 109 (22.06%) MS Exchange
10 108 (21.86%) DNS
11 102 (20.65%) VMware
12 93 (18.83%) DHCP
12 93 (18.83%) SCCM
13 85 (17.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 85 (17.21%) Blackberry
14 81 (16.40%) IIS
15 79 (15.99%) Finance
16 75 (15.18%) E-Commerce
17 73 (14.78%) SCOM
18 65 (13.16%) Windows XP
19 56 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
19 56 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
20 53 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
21 52 (10.53%) HP
22 50 (10.12%) PowerShell
23 49 (9.92%) Incident Management
24 48 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
25 47 (9.51%) .NET
26 46 (9.31%) SLA
27 43 (8.70%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 109 (22.06%) MS Exchange
2 81 (16.40%) IIS
3 56 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (5.06%) SharePoint
5 25 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (3.44%) Lync
8 11 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.42%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.61%) Confluence
10 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.40%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.20%) Apache
12 1 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.20%) Documentum
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 144 (29.15%) MS Office
2 138 (27.94%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Summit
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.23%) Office 365
4 4 (0.81%) SaaS
5 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 108 (21.86%) DNS
2 93 (18.83%) DHCP
3 43 (8.70%) Firewall
4 39 (7.89%) FTP
5 34 (6.88%) SAN
5 34 (6.88%) VPN
6 29 (5.87%) TCP/IP
7 21 (4.25%) LAN
8 20 (4.05%) WAN
9 15 (3.04%) VoIP
10 13 (2.63%) Wireless
11 8 (1.62%) VLAN
11 8 (1.62%) MPLS
12 6 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.21%) OpenLDAP
13 5 (1.01%) LDAP
13 5 (1.01%) Broadband
13 5 (1.01%) ISDN
13 5 (1.01%) Ethernet
14 4 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.61%) DTS
4 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.40%) Big Data
5 2 (0.40%) DB2
6 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.20%) MS Access
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Log4Net
1 3 (0.61%) FinalBuilder
1 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (0.61%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.61%) TeamCity
1 3 (0.61%) JIRA
2 2 (0.40%) MSI
3 1 (0.20%) Ant
3 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
General
1 79 (15.99%) Finance
2 29 (5.87%) Law
3 16 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.43%) Legal
5 10 (2.02%) Advertising
6 8 (1.62%) Retail
7 5 (1.01%) Publishing
8 2 (0.40%) Marketing
8 2 (0.40%) French Language
8 2 (0.40%) Banking
8 2 (0.40%) Local Government
8 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.40%) Electronics
8 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Military
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 165 (33.40%) Analyst
2 103 (20.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 91 (18.42%) Service Analyst
4 90 (18.22%) Service Desk Analyst
5 67 (13.56%) Support Analyst
6 46 (9.31%) Desktop Support
7 40 (8.10%) Support Engineer
8 39 (7.89%) Help Desk Analyst
8 39 (7.89%) IT Support
9 36 (7.29%) Web Engineer
10 34 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 26 (5.26%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (4.86%) 1st Line Support
13 23 (4.66%) Consultant
14 20 (4.05%) Administrator
14 20 (4.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 20 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
14 20 (4.05%) Desktop Analyst
15 15 (3.04%) Server Engineer
15 15 (3.04%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.51%) .NET
2 35 (7.09%) Web Services
3 6 (1.21%) MSMQ
4 5 (1.01%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.81%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.40%) Middleware
8 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) HTML
8 1 (0.20%) J2EE
8 1 (0.20%) EDI
8 1 (0.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 85 (17.21%) Blackberry
2 26 (5.26%) Clustering
3 14 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.02%) NHS
5 9 (1.82%) PKI
6 6 (1.21%) iPad
7 5 (1.01%) Replication
7 5 (1.01%) CMDB
7 5 (1.01%) iPhone
8 4 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.81%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.81%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.61%) Handset
9 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.40%) Statistics
10 2 (0.40%) DTV
10 2 (0.40%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.40%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 388 (78.54%) Windows
2 140 (28.34%) Windows 7
3 114 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 85 (17.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 65 (13.16%) Windows XP
6 56 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (6.48%) Linux
8 30 (6.07%) Windows 8
9 17 (3.44%) UNIX
10 12 (2.43%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.42%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.42%) Android
13 5 (1.01%) Solaris
14 4 (0.81%) CentOS
14 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.81%) VMS
15 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.40%) MVS
16 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (30.36%) ITIL
2 75 (15.18%) E-Commerce
3 49 (9.92%) Incident Management
4 35 (7.09%) Document Management
5 33 (6.68%) Migration
6 23 (4.66%) Service Management
6 23 (4.66%) Service Delivery
7 17 (3.44%) DevOps
7 17 (3.44%) Configuration Management
8 14 (2.83%) Project Management
9 10 (2.02%) Change Management
10 9 (1.82%) Load Balancing
11 8 (1.62%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (1.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (1.42%) Database Security
12 7 (1.42%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (1.21%) Network Load Balancing
13 6 (1.21%) Coaching
13 6 (1.21%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (1.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 50 (10.12%) PowerShell
2 39 (7.89%) SQL
3 6 (1.21%) VBScript
4 4 (0.81%) VB
5 3 (0.61%) VBA
5 3 (0.61%) Java
5 3 (0.61%) C#
6 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.20%) Perl
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.20%) Python
7 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (4.25%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.25%) MCSE
3 17 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.04%) MCITP
5 12 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.62%) MCP
8 5 (1.01%) MCSA
8 5 (1.01%) CCNA
8 5 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.01%) Degree
9 4 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.61%) MCDST
10 3 (0.61%) MCTS
11 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.20%) CISM
12 1 (0.20%) MCSD
12 1 (0.20%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.31%) SLA
2 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.20%) BS25999
System Software
1 48 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (4.66%) Hyper-V
3 21 (4.25%) vSphere
4 14 (2.83%) XenApp
5 12 (2.43%) Terminal Services
6 8 (1.62%) vCloud
6 8 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.42%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.01%) ISA Server
8 5 (1.01%) XenServer
9 4 (0.81%) Dovecot
9 4 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.40%) Novell eDirectory
11 2 (0.40%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.20%) NFS
12 1 (0.20%) VMFS
12 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 93 (18.83%) SCCM
2 73 (14.78%) SCOM
3 14 (2.83%) WSUS
4 13 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (2.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (1.82%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.21%) Puppet
7 6 (1.21%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.01%) Nagios
8 5 (1.01%) OpenView
9 4 (0.81%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.81%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.61%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.61%) SCSM
10 3 (0.61%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 273 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 133 (26.92%) Citrix
3 102 (20.65%) VMware
4 52 (10.53%) HP
5 37 (7.49%) Cisco
6 32 (6.48%) Symantec
7 27 (5.47%) Akamai
8 15 (3.04%) 3PAR
9 14 (2.83%) Remedy
10 13 (2.63%) Oracle
11 12 (2.43%) Sophos
12 11 (2.23%) Red Hat
12 11 (2.23%) McAfee
13 10 (2.02%) Altiris
13 10 (2.02%) Lotus
13 10 (2.02%) Dell
14 9 (1.82%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.42%) EMC
16 6 (1.21%) Brocade
16 6 (1.21%) IBM
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