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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 12 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 219 201 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.95% 8.93% 6.03%
As % of the System Software category 63.48% 63.81% 62.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 88 70
Average daily rate £224 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.60 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
345 315 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.94% 13.99% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 136 127
Average daily rate £300 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £119 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 59 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 18 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -5 68 £229 +1.66% 19
Essex -14 51 £170 +54.54% 9
Hertfordshire -3 43 £190 -41.53% 16
Suffolk +4 24 £235 -27.69% 4
Norfolk +2 22 £150 -33.33% 8
Bedfordshire -16 14 £140 -56.92% 9
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 292 (72.64%) Windows
2 150 (37.31%) Microsoft
3 129 (32.09%) MS Exchange
4 120 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 114 (28.36%) Windows 7
6 102 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 96 (23.88%) MS Office
8 92 (22.89%) ITIL
9 89 (22.14%) VMware
10 87 (21.64%) MS Excel
10 87 (21.64%) Citrix
11 82 (20.40%) HP
12 74 (18.41%) Exchange Server 2010
13 68 (16.92%) SCCM
13 68 (16.92%) SQL Server
14 67 (16.67%) Cisco
15 63 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 62 (15.42%) Windows XP
16 62 (15.42%) Firewall
17 61 (15.17%) DNS
18 60 (14.93%) Migration
19 53 (13.18%) Blackberry
20 52 (12.94%) Finance
21 48 (11.94%) SQL
22 46 (11.44%) SAN
23 45 (11.19%) SLA
23 45 (11.19%) DHCP
24 44 (10.95%) MCSE
25 43 (10.70%) Security Cleared
25 43 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 129 (32.09%) MS Exchange
2 74 (18.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 34 (8.46%) SharePoint
5 23 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (4.73%) IIS
7 15 (3.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (3.23%) Documentum
9 11 (2.74%) eRoom
10 9 (2.24%) JOnAS
11 7 (1.74%) Lotus Domino
11 7 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.49%) Lync
12 6 (1.49%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.00%) Apache
14 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 2 (0.50%) Confluence
16 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 96 (23.88%) MS Office
2 87 (21.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) assyst
2 2 (0.50%) Tridion
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.99%) Office 365
2 4 (1.00%) SaaS
3 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (15.42%) Firewall
2 61 (15.17%) DNS
3 46 (11.44%) SAN
4 45 (11.19%) DHCP
5 37 (9.20%) WAN
6 36 (8.96%) LAN
7 25 (6.22%) TCP/IP
8 22 (5.47%) VPN
9 19 (4.73%) VoIP
10 18 (4.48%) Wireless
11 17 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (3.23%) VLAN
13 11 (2.74%) FTP
14 9 (2.24%) LDAP
15 8 (1.99%) Internet
16 6 (1.49%) NAS
17 4 (1.00%) MPLS
17 4 (1.00%) ADSL
18 3 (0.75%) SSL
18 3 (0.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.74%) MySQL
6 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) MS Access
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Log4Net
2 1 (0.25%) MSI
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
General
1 52 (12.94%) Finance
2 13 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.24%) Law
4 7 (1.74%) Retail
5 6 (1.49%) Banking
6 5 (1.24%) Legal
7 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.50%) Military
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 121 (30.10%) Analyst
2 53 (13.18%) Service Analyst
3 50 (12.44%) Support Analyst
4 49 (12.19%) Service Desk Analyst
5 46 (11.44%) Support Engineer
6 38 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (9.20%) Desktop Support
8 27 (6.72%) IT Support
9 25 (6.22%) Consultant
10 24 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
11 21 (5.22%) Technical Analyst
12 20 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
13 19 (4.73%) 1st Line Support
14 15 (3.73%) IT Support Analyst
14 15 (3.73%) Administrator
15 14 (3.48%) Desktop Analyst
15 14 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
15 14 (3.48%) Server Engineer
16 13 (3.23%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.00%) .NET
2 3 (0.75%) Flash
2 3 (0.75%) HTML
2 3 (0.75%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.50%) jBPM
3 2 (0.50%) CSS
3 2 (0.50%) Web Services
3 2 (0.50%) XML
4 1 (0.25%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.25%) ODBC
4 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.18%) Blackberry
2 21 (5.22%) Clustering
3 12 (2.99%) PKI
4 10 (2.49%) iPhone
5 9 (2.24%) NHS
6 7 (1.74%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.75%) CLARiiON
7 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.75%) Open Source
8 2 (0.50%) iPad
8 2 (0.50%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.50%) Celerra
8 2 (0.50%) CMDB
8 2 (0.50%) EMC Centera
8 2 (0.50%) Replication
8 2 (0.50%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.25%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 292 (72.64%) Windows
2 120 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (28.36%) Windows 7
4 102 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 62 (15.42%) Windows XP
6 27 (6.72%) Linux
7 25 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (4.48%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.99%) UNIX
10 10 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (1.74%) Android
13 5 (1.24%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.75%) Solaris
14 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.75%) Debian
15 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.50%) VMS
16 1 (0.25%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (22.89%) ITIL
2 60 (14.93%) Migration
3 21 (5.22%) Incident Management
4 15 (3.73%) Service Delivery
4 15 (3.73%) Problem Management
5 13 (3.23%) Software Deployment
6 11 (2.74%) Project Management
7 10 (2.49%) Document Management
7 10 (2.49%) Test Scripting
7 10 (2.49%) Change Management
8 9 (2.24%) Change Control
9 8 (1.99%) Project Planning
9 8 (1.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (1.74%) Time Management
10 7 (1.74%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (1.49%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (1.49%) Data Management
12 5 (1.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (1.24%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (1.24%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.94%) SQL
2 17 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.74%) VBScript
4 8 (1.99%) VB
5 5 (1.24%) Java
6 3 (0.75%) C#
7 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.50%) VBA
7 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.50%) C
7 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (10.95%) MCSE
3 43 (10.70%) Security Cleared
4 24 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 17 (4.23%) MCP
5 17 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.98%) CCNA
7 15 (3.73%) MCITP
8 11 (2.74%) MCDST
9 9 (2.24%) MCSA
10 6 (1.49%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.00%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.00%) CCNP
12 3 (0.75%) Degree
13 2 (0.50%) MCSM
13 2 (0.50%) MCTS
13 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.50%) GNVQ
13 2 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (11.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 40 (9.95%) Hyper-V
2 38 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.71%) XenApp
4 27 (6.72%) vSphere
5 8 (1.99%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.24%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.24%) UAG
9 4 (1.00%) XenServer
9 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.75%) NFS
11 1 (0.25%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 68 (16.92%) SCCM
2 18 (4.48%) SCOM
3 17 (4.23%) Backup Exec
4 13 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 12 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (2.99%) WSUS
6 10 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (2.49%) OVSD
6 10 (2.49%) OpenView
7 6 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.00%) ARCserve
8 4 (1.00%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.50%) HP NNM
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 150 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 89 (22.14%) VMware
3 87 (21.64%) Citrix
4 82 (20.40%) HP
5 67 (16.67%) Cisco
6 25 (6.22%) McAfee
7 22 (5.47%) NetApp
8 20 (4.98%) Dell
9 17 (4.23%) Oracle
10 15 (3.73%) Altiris
11 14 (3.48%) Symantec
11 14 (3.48%) EMC
12 13 (3.23%) IBM
13 12 (2.99%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.49%) CheckPoint
15 9 (2.24%) Avaya
16 7 (1.74%) Apple
17 6 (1.49%) Becrypt
17 6 (1.49%) Lotus
18 5 (1.24%) CA
Cambridgeshire
Experis IT
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £80 - 90 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £20 - £23 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Suffolk
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9 - £13 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago