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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 260 230 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.41% 7.56% 8.29%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 65.90% 63.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 93 80
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£250 £220 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £374 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 36 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.10 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.95 £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
390 349 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.12% 11.47% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 175 128
Average daily rate £325 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £140 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 40 55
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Cambridgeshire +2 68 £303 +35.95% 17
Hertfordshire +15 67 £350 +84.21% 20
Norfolk +3 37 £238 +58.33% 7
Essex -6 36 £208 +22.05% 10
Bedfordshire +15 33 £250 +36.98% 4
Suffolk 0 24 £213 -9.57% 4
East Anglia - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 369 (75.77%) Windows
2 252 (51.75%) Microsoft
3 145 (29.77%) ITIL
4 125 (25.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (24.23%) Citrix
6 115 (23.61%) VMware
7 114 (23.41%) Windows 7
8 112 (23.00%) MS Office
9 107 (21.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 101 (20.74%) MS Exchange
11 97 (19.92%) DNS
12 92 (18.89%) MS Excel
13 84 (17.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 77 (15.81%) DHCP
15 68 (13.96%) IIS
15 68 (13.96%) SCCM
16 64 (13.14%) HP
17 60 (12.32%) SQL Server
18 57 (11.70%) Cisco
19 56 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
20 51 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
20 51 (10.47%) Finance
20 51 (10.47%) Windows XP
21 46 (9.45%) PowerShell
22 44 (9.03%) Migration
22 44 (9.03%) Firewall
22 44 (9.03%) SLA
22 44 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
23 43 (8.83%) SharePoint
23 43 (8.83%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 101 (20.74%) MS Exchange
2 68 (13.96%) IIS
3 51 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (8.83%) SharePoint
5 27 (5.54%) Lync
6 26 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.23%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.23%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.03%) WorkSite
13 4 (0.82%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.41%) Documentum
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.21%) CMS
Applications
1 112 (23.00%) MS Office
2 92 (18.89%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.44%) Tridion
2 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) TeleForm
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.87%) Office 365
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.41%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 97 (19.92%) DNS
2 77 (15.81%) DHCP
3 44 (9.03%) Firewall
4 37 (7.60%) LAN
5 36 (7.39%) SAN
6 34 (6.98%) WAN
7 25 (5.13%) TCP/IP
8 22 (4.52%) VPN
9 21 (4.31%) Wireless
10 17 (3.49%) LDAP
11 15 (3.08%) FTP
12 12 (2.46%) Internet
12 12 (2.46%) VLAN
13 9 (1.85%) VoIP
14 6 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.23%) Network Security
14 6 (1.23%) NetScaler
15 5 (1.03%) OpenLDAP
15 5 (1.03%) MPLS
16 4 (0.82%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.03%) Big Data
4 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.62%) DTS
5 3 (0.62%) EDMS
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.41%) Toad
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 51 (10.47%) Finance
2 12 (2.46%) Law
3 10 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.64%) Legal
5 6 (1.23%) Retail
6 5 (1.03%) Local Government
7 4 (0.82%) French Language
8 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 137 (28.13%) Analyst
2 74 (15.20%) Service Desk Analyst
2 74 (15.20%) Service Analyst
3 57 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (10.27%) Support Analyst
5 49 (10.06%) Support Engineer
6 45 (9.24%) Desktop Support
7 34 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
8 33 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (6.16%) Administrator
9 30 (6.16%) IT Support
10 29 (5.95%) Consultant
10 29 (5.95%) Desktop Engineer
11 27 (5.54%) Web Engineer
12 24 (4.93%) Help Desk Analyst
13 20 (4.11%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (3.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 15 (3.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.98%) .NET
2 21 (4.31%) Web Services
3 5 (1.03%) Application Packaging
4 4 (0.82%) XML
5 3 (0.62%) OAuth
5 3 (0.62%) XACML
5 3 (0.62%) SPML
5 3 (0.62%) OpenID
5 3 (0.62%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.62%) WCF
5 3 (0.62%) Middleware
5 3 (0.62%) SAML
6 2 (0.41%) J2EE
7 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.21%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.21%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.62%) Blackberry
2 23 (4.72%) Clustering
3 13 (2.67%) NHS
4 10 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.85%) iPhone
5 9 (1.85%) iPad
6 8 (1.64%) BYOD
7 6 (1.23%) PKI
7 6 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.03%) Statistics
9 4 (0.82%) Replication
9 4 (0.82%) CMDB
9 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.41%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.41%) EPoS
11 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.41%) DTV
11 2 (0.41%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 369 (75.77%) Windows
2 125 (25.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (23.41%) Windows 7
4 107 (21.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 84 (17.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (10.47%) Windows XP
7 38 (7.80%) Linux
8 28 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 19 (3.90%) UNIX
10 13 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 12 (2.46%) Windows Vista
11 12 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (2.26%) Android
13 7 (1.44%) Debian
14 5 (1.03%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.82%) VMS
15 4 (0.82%) CentOS
16 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.62%) Fedora
16 3 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (29.77%) ITIL
2 44 (9.03%) Migration
3 38 (7.80%) Incident Management
4 34 (6.98%) E-Commerce
5 32 (6.57%) Project Management
6 29 (5.95%) Service Delivery
7 26 (5.34%) Change Management
8 20 (4.11%) Service Management
9 18 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (2.87%) Change Control
11 13 (2.67%) Problem Management
11 13 (2.67%) Document Management
12 12 (2.46%) Configuration Management
13 11 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (2.26%) DevOps
14 10 (2.05%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (1.85%) PRINCE2
16 8 (1.64%) Coaching
17 7 (1.44%) Knowledge Management
18 6 (1.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.45%) PowerShell
2 43 (8.83%) SQL
3 6 (1.23%) C#
4 5 (1.03%) Java
4 5 (1.03%) VBScript
5 4 (0.82%) Python
6 3 (0.62%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.62%) VBA
6 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) VB
8 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (5.54%) MCSE
3 21 (4.31%) Degree
4 19 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.29%) CCNA
6 14 (2.87%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.05%) MCP
9 10 (2.05%) MCITP
10 6 (1.23%) HNC
10 6 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.03%) MCSA
11 5 (1.03%) CCNP
11 5 (1.03%) CISSP
11 5 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.82%) PMP
12 4 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.03%) SLA
2 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.41%) COBIT
2 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) QA
3 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.21%) GxP
System Software
1 56 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (7.19%) Hyper-V
3 30 (6.16%) XenApp
4 22 (4.52%) vSphere
5 12 (2.46%) XenServer
6 11 (2.26%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.05%) Terminal Server
7 10 (2.05%) Terminal Services
7 10 (2.05%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.03%) vCloud
9 5 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.82%) Dovecot
11 3 (0.62%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 68 (13.96%) SCCM
2 38 (7.80%) SCOM
3 10 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 10 (2.05%) WSUS
4 6 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.03%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.82%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.62%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.62%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.62%) Nagios
8 2 (0.41%) OpenView
8 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.41%) DameWare
8 2 (0.41%) WMI
8 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.41%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.21%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 252 (51.75%) Microsoft
2 118 (24.23%) Citrix
3 115 (23.61%) VMware
4 64 (13.14%) HP
5 57 (11.70%) Cisco
6 24 (4.93%) Symantec
7 18 (3.70%) Oracle
8 16 (3.29%) Red Hat
9 15 (3.08%) 3PAR
10 12 (2.46%) Dell
11 11 (2.26%) Akamai
11 11 (2.26%) Sophos
11 11 (2.26%) NetApp
12 10 (2.05%) Remedy
13 9 (1.85%) IBM
14 8 (1.64%) Lotus
14 8 (1.64%) McAfee
14 8 (1.64%) Altiris
15 7 (1.44%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.44%) Apple
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £260 - £264 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Hospitals
Rate: Competitive, according to experience and skills
Posted: 6 days ago
Harlow
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £260 - £267 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 10 days ago
Peterborough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £13.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Stevenage
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Harlow
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Royston
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago