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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 26 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 206 159 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.29% 6.13% 9.66%
As % of the System Software category 69.59% 55.21% 69.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 74 87
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£238 £235 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £115 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £379 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 33 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £21.00 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.84 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.20% -1.66%
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
296 288 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.91% 11.10% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 150 123
Average daily rate £350 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 42 59
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £44.00 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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
Norfolk +9 43 £175 +12.00% 3
Essex +9 42 £153 +12.96% 12
Cambridgeshire -8 36 £205 -15.11% 10
Hertfordshire +12 33 £250 +30.71% 29
Bedfordshire +7 33 £425 +41.66% 4
Suffolk +4 19 £225 -13.46% 5
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 378 (78.26%) Windows
2 280 (57.97%) Microsoft
3 151 (31.26%) ITIL
4 146 (30.23%) MS Office
5 136 (28.16%) Citrix
6 135 (27.95%) Windows 7
7 124 (25.67%) MS Excel
8 111 (22.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 109 (22.57%) MS Exchange
10 104 (21.53%) DNS
11 102 (21.12%) VMware
12 88 (18.22%) DHCP
12 88 (18.22%) SCCM
13 87 (18.01%) Windows Server 2003
14 76 (15.73%) Finance
15 75 (15.53%) Blackberry
16 70 (14.49%) IIS
17 66 (13.66%) E-Commerce
18 59 (12.22%) Windows XP
19 58 (12.01%) SCOM
20 55 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
21 54 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
22 53 (10.97%) HP
23 52 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
24 50 (10.35%) Incident Management
25 48 (9.94%) SLA
26 46 (9.52%) Cisco
26 46 (9.52%) .NET
27 45 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
28 44 (9.11%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (22.57%) MS Exchange
2 70 (14.49%) IIS
3 54 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (5.59%) SharePoint
6 23 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (4.35%) Lync
8 19 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.24%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.41%) Documentum
13 2 (0.41%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 146 (30.23%) MS Office
2 124 (25.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.48%) Office 365
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.41%) SaaS
4 2 (0.41%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 104 (21.53%) DNS
2 88 (18.22%) DHCP
3 39 (8.07%) Firewall
4 34 (7.04%) FTP
5 31 (6.42%) SAN
6 29 (6.00%) TCP/IP
6 29 (6.00%) VPN
7 25 (5.18%) LAN
8 22 (4.55%) WAN
9 12 (2.48%) VoIP
9 12 (2.48%) Wireless
10 7 (1.45%) VLAN
10 7 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.24%) MPLS
12 5 (1.04%) OpenLDAP
12 5 (1.04%) LDAP
12 5 (1.04%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.83%) Internet
13 4 (0.83%) Network Security
14 3 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.62%) DTS
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.41%) EDMS
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.41%) Big Data
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.21%) DB2
5 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.41%) MSI
2 1 (0.21%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) Ant
2 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 76 (15.73%) Finance
2 26 (5.38%) Law
3 12 (2.48%) Legal
4 11 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.66%) Advertising
6 6 (1.24%) Retail
7 4 (0.83%) Publishing
7 4 (0.83%) French Language
8 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.41%) Local Government
8 2 (0.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 155 (32.09%) Analyst
2 91 (18.84%) Service Analyst
2 91 (18.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 90 (18.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 60 (12.42%) Support Analyst
5 49 (10.14%) Desktop Support
6 47 (9.73%) Support Engineer
7 38 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (7.66%) Help Desk Analyst
8 37 (7.66%) IT Support
9 33 (6.83%) Web Engineer
10 28 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
11 25 (5.18%) 1st Line Support
11 25 (5.18%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (4.14%) Administrator
13 18 (3.73%) Consultant
14 17 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 16 (3.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 16 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.52%) .NET
2 33 (6.83%) Web Services
3 4 (0.83%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.62%) MSMQ
4 3 (0.62%) Middleware
5 2 (0.41%) J2EE
5 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.41%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.21%) HTML
6 1 (0.21%) jQuery
6 1 (0.21%) CSS
6 1 (0.21%) XML
6 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.21%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.21%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.53%) Blackberry
2 24 (4.97%) Clustering
3 13 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.48%) NHS
5 10 (2.07%) iPad
6 9 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.66%) PKI
8 7 (1.45%) iPhone
9 6 (1.24%) CMDB
10 5 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.83%) Statistics
11 4 (0.83%) Replication
11 4 (0.83%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.83%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.62%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.62%) Handset
13 2 (0.41%) AS400
13 2 (0.41%) DTV
13 2 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 378 (78.26%) Windows
2 135 (27.95%) Windows 7
3 111 (22.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (18.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (12.22%) Windows XP
6 55 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (6.83%) Linux
8 30 (6.21%) Windows 8
9 18 (3.73%) UNIX
10 13 (2.69%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.86%) Android
13 6 (1.24%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.83%) CentOS
14 4 (0.83%) Solaris
14 4 (0.83%) VMS
15 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.41%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (31.26%) ITIL
2 66 (13.66%) E-Commerce
3 50 (10.35%) Incident Management
4 36 (7.45%) Migration
5 31 (6.42%) Document Management
6 29 (6.00%) Service Delivery
7 23 (4.76%) Service Management
8 19 (3.93%) Project Management
9 15 (3.11%) DevOps
10 13 (2.69%) Configuration Management
10 13 (2.69%) Change Management
11 9 (1.86%) CRM
12 8 (1.66%) Coaching
12 8 (1.66%) Network Load Balancing
12 8 (1.66%) Problem Management
13 7 (1.45%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (1.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (1.24%) PRINCE2
14 6 (1.24%) Knowledge Management
15 5 (1.04%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.49%) SQL
1 41 (8.49%) PowerShell
2 4 (0.83%) VBScript
2 4 (0.83%) Java
3 3 (0.62%) VBA
3 3 (0.62%) Python
4 1 (0.21%) VB6
4 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.21%) PHP
4 1 (0.21%) VB
4 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (6.63%) MCSE
3 21 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.11%) MCITP
6 14 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (2.69%) MCP
8 10 (2.07%) Degree
8 10 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.86%) CCNA
10 5 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.04%) MCSA
10 5 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.62%) VCP4
11 3 (0.62%) CCNP
11 3 (0.62%) MCSD
11 3 (0.62%) MCDST
11 3 (0.62%) MCTS
11 3 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (9.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.21%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (5.38%) Hyper-V
3 21 (4.35%) XenApp
4 18 (3.73%) vSphere
5 11 (2.28%) Terminal Services
6 10 (2.07%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.45%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.24%) vCloud
10 5 (1.04%) XenServer
11 4 (0.83%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.83%) Dovecot
12 3 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.62%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.21%) Nmap
14 1 (0.21%) Novell eDirectory
14 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 88 (18.22%) SCCM
2 58 (12.01%) SCOM
3 12 (2.48%) WSUS
4 11 (2.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.24%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.04%) OpenView
7 5 (1.04%) Nagios
8 4 (0.83%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.62%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.62%) Puppet
9 3 (0.62%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.62%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.62%) SCSM
10 2 (0.41%) WMI
10 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 280 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 136 (28.16%) Citrix
3 102 (21.12%) VMware
4 53 (10.97%) HP
5 46 (9.52%) Cisco
6 27 (5.59%) Symantec
7 24 (4.97%) Akamai
8 16 (3.31%) Remedy
8 16 (3.31%) Sophos
9 14 (2.90%) Oracle
10 12 (2.48%) 3PAR
11 11 (2.28%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.07%) Dell
13 9 (1.86%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.86%) Lotus
13 9 (1.86%) McAfee
14 8 (1.66%) Altiris
15 6 (1.24%) Google
15 6 (1.24%) Brocade
15 6 (1.24%) MobileIron
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £22 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £00.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Peterborough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £9 - £11 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Harlow
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Lowestoft
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Suffolk
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
Explore Group
Posted: 17 days ago
Lowestoft
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Lowestoft
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Colchester
Explore Group
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 27 days ago