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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 276 273 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.86% 9.00% 9.46%
As % of the System Software category 61.74% 68.08% 65.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 139 54
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£310 £225 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £364 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 68 69
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.75 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
447 401 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.35% 13.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 215 114
Average daily rate £325 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 84 77
Average hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -11.72%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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
Hertfordshire +4 80 £350 +84.21% 24
Essex -1 61 £350 +16.66% 6
Cambridgeshire -11 58 £318 +36.55% 13
Norfolk -2 34 £178 -17.44% 4
Bedfordshire +11 28 £300 -14.28% 9
Suffolk +7 20 £300 +53.84% 7
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 389 (75.24%) Windows
2 247 (47.78%) Microsoft
3 170 (32.88%) VMware
4 151 (29.21%) Citrix
5 139 (26.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (24.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 127 (24.56%) ITIL
7 121 (23.40%) Windows 7
8 110 (21.28%) MS Exchange
9 107 (20.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 106 (20.50%) MS Office
11 104 (20.12%) DNS
12 99 (19.15%) MS Excel
13 88 (17.02%) DHCP
14 83 (16.05%) SQL Server
15 81 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 79 (15.28%) Cisco
16 79 (15.28%) HP
17 74 (14.31%) SAN
17 74 (14.31%) Finance
17 74 (14.31%) SCCM
18 70 (13.54%) SharePoint
19 67 (12.96%) Firewall
20 64 (12.38%) Migration
21 57 (11.03%) Windows XP
22 53 (10.25%) Linux
23 52 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
24 48 (9.28%) SQL
24 48 (9.28%) Hyper-V
25 47 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 110 (21.28%) MS Exchange
2 70 (13.54%) SharePoint
3 52 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (8.32%) IIS
5 32 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.51%) Lync
10 12 (2.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.55%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.97%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.77%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.19%) Apache
14 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 106 (20.50%) MS Office
2 99 (19.15%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.58%) MS Project
5 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (1.55%) Tridion
1 8 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.19%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.42%) Office 365
2 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 104 (20.12%) DNS
2 88 (17.02%) DHCP
3 74 (14.31%) SAN
4 67 (12.96%) Firewall
5 41 (7.93%) WAN
6 38 (7.35%) LAN
6 38 (7.35%) TCP/IP
7 36 (6.96%) LDAP
8 24 (4.64%) VLAN
9 23 (4.45%) VPN
10 20 (3.87%) Internet
11 19 (3.68%) Wireless
12 12 (2.32%) VoIP
12 12 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.55%) Network Security
13 8 (1.55%) SSH
13 8 (1.55%) Telnet
14 7 (1.35%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.35%) PuTTY
15 6 (1.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.77%) Big Data
5 4 (0.77%) MySQL
5 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.58%) EDMS
6 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.55%) Toad
2 5 (0.97%) JIRA
2 5 (0.97%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.39%) MSI
6 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 74 (14.31%) Finance
2 13 (2.51%) Law
2 13 (2.51%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.55%) Retail
4 7 (1.35%) Local Government
5 6 (1.16%) Legal
6 5 (0.97%) Banking
7 3 (0.58%) French Language
8 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 140 (27.08%) Analyst
2 74 (14.31%) Service Analyst
2 74 (14.31%) Service Desk Analyst
3 53 (10.25%) Support Engineer
4 45 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (8.32%) Desktop Support
6 42 (8.12%) Support Analyst
7 40 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
8 29 (5.61%) Consultant
9 28 (5.42%) Administrator
10 27 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
11 26 (5.03%) IT Support
12 25 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 25 (4.84%) Help Desk Analyst
13 24 (4.64%) Desktop Engineer
14 21 (4.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 16 (3.09%) Project Manager
16 15 (2.90%) Architect
17 14 (2.71%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.68%) .NET
2 8 (1.55%) Web Services
3 5 (0.97%) WCF
4 4 (0.77%) OAuth
4 4 (0.77%) XACML
4 4 (0.77%) SPML
4 4 (0.77%) OpenID
4 4 (0.77%) Application Packaging
4 4 (0.77%) XML
4 4 (0.77%) SAML
5 3 (0.58%) SOAP
5 3 (0.58%) Middleware
5 3 (0.58%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.19%) ADSI
6 1 (0.19%) J2EE
6 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.19%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.90%) Blackberry
2 33 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.09%) Clustering
3 16 (3.09%) HP Storage
3 16 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.90%) NHS
5 14 (2.71%) PKI
6 11 (2.13%) Replication
7 8 (1.55%) iPhone
8 7 (1.35%) Kindle
9 6 (1.16%) BYOD
9 6 (1.16%) iPad
9 6 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.97%) CLARiiON
10 5 (0.97%) Statistics
11 4 (0.77%) CMDB
12 3 (0.58%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 389 (75.24%) Windows
2 139 (26.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 127 (24.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 121 (23.40%) Windows 7
5 107 (20.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (11.03%) Windows XP
7 53 (10.25%) Linux
8 33 (6.38%) Windows 8
9 20 (3.87%) Android
10 17 (3.29%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (2.90%) UNIX
12 12 (2.32%) Debian
13 10 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.16%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.97%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.58%) Fedora
16 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.39%) BlackBerry OS
17 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (24.56%) ITIL
2 64 (12.38%) Migration
3 44 (8.51%) Change Management
4 39 (7.54%) Project Management
5 38 (7.35%) Incident Management
6 20 (3.87%) Service Delivery
6 20 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (3.48%) Change Control
8 15 (2.90%) Document Management
9 13 (2.51%) Configuration Management
9 13 (2.51%) CRM
9 13 (2.51%) Problem Management
9 13 (2.51%) Mentoring
10 11 (2.13%) Server Building
10 11 (2.13%) Load Balancing
10 11 (2.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (1.93%) Process Management
11 10 (1.93%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.28%) SQL
2 45 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.90%) Java
4 12 (2.32%) C#
5 8 (1.55%) Python
6 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.97%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.77%) Perl
7 4 (0.77%) VBScript
8 3 (0.58%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.58%) C++
8 3 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.58%) VBA
9 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (6.38%) Degree
3 32 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (5.03%) CCNA
5 25 (4.84%) MCSE
6 23 (4.45%) Security Cleared
7 21 (4.06%) SC Cleared
8 13 (2.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (2.32%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.55%) CISSP
10 8 (1.55%) MCITP
11 7 (1.35%) MCSA
11 7 (1.35%) MCP
12 6 (1.16%) CCNP
12 6 (1.16%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.97%) CCA
13 5 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.97%) PMP
13 5 (0.97%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.38%) SLA
2 7 (1.35%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) COBIT
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (9.28%) Hyper-V
3 36 (6.96%) XenApp
4 33 (6.38%) vSphere
5 23 (4.45%) Terminal Services
6 22 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (3.68%) VMware ESX
8 12 (2.32%) Terminal Server
9 10 (1.93%) XenServer
9 10 (1.93%) Xen
10 7 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 3 (0.58%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.58%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.39%) Samba
12 2 (0.39%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.19%) Firmware
13 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 74 (14.31%) SCCM
2 33 (6.38%) SCOM
3 16 (3.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (2.51%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.13%) ARCserve
6 8 (1.55%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 7 (1.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 6 (1.16%) Novell Identity Manager
8 6 (1.16%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.97%) Puppet
9 5 (0.97%) WSUS
10 4 (0.77%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.39%) DameWare
12 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.39%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 247 (47.78%) Microsoft
2 170 (32.88%) VMware
3 151 (29.21%) Citrix
4 79 (15.28%) Cisco
4 79 (15.28%) HP
5 39 (7.54%) Symantec
6 30 (5.80%) Oracle
7 29 (5.61%) Dell
8 19 (3.68%) IBM
9 18 (3.48%) Red Hat
10 16 (3.09%) NetApp
11 15 (2.90%) EMC
11 15 (2.90%) CA
11 15 (2.90%) 3PAR
12 14 (2.71%) Cyber-Ark
13 11 (2.13%) SAP
13 11 (2.13%) Apple
13 11 (2.13%) CheckPoint
14 10 (1.93%) Remedy
14 10 (1.93%) ServiceNow
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