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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 244 256 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.06% 8.37% 9.64%
As % of the System Software category 62.89% 72.93% 66.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 127 69
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£318 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.59% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 66 67
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.80 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
388 351 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.82% 11.47% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 177 122
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £150 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £454 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 88 74
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +9 64 £425 +123.68% 24
Essex +4 54 £350 - 7
Cambridgeshire -13 51 £273 +21.11% 10
Bedfordshire +2 31 £325 -10.34% 6
Suffolk +13 26 £300 +50.00% 5
Norfolk +4 24 £225 +18.42% 2
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 401 (75.95%) Windows
2 237 (44.89%) Microsoft
3 180 (34.09%) VMware
4 158 (29.92%) Citrix
5 139 (26.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 129 (24.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 126 (23.86%) Windows 7
8 115 (21.78%) ITIL
9 107 (20.27%) DNS
10 104 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 101 (19.13%) MS Office
12 100 (18.94%) MS Excel
12 100 (18.94%) MS Exchange
13 86 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 85 (16.10%) DHCP
15 83 (15.72%) SQL Server
16 81 (15.34%) Cisco
17 79 (14.96%) HP
17 79 (14.96%) SCCM
18 78 (14.77%) Finance
18 78 (14.77%) Firewall
19 71 (13.45%) SAN
20 66 (12.50%) SharePoint
21 61 (11.55%) Migration
22 60 (11.36%) Windows XP
23 54 (10.23%) Linux
24 51 (9.66%) PowerShell
24 51 (9.66%) Hyper-V
25 49 (9.28%) SQL
25 49 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 100 (18.94%) MS Exchange
2 66 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 49 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (8.33%) IIS
5 32 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (2.27%) IBM Notes
9 12 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.70%) Lync
11 7 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
11 7 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.76%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.38%) CMS
15 1 (0.19%) Apache
15 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 101 (19.13%) MS Office
2 100 (18.94%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.76%) MS Project
5 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.33%) Tridion
3 5 (0.95%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.19%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.39%) Office 365
2 10 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 107 (20.27%) DNS
2 85 (16.10%) DHCP
3 78 (14.77%) Firewall
4 71 (13.45%) SAN
5 40 (7.58%) WAN
6 37 (7.01%) LAN
7 35 (6.63%) LDAP
8 29 (5.49%) TCP/IP
9 24 (4.55%) VLAN
10 23 (4.36%) Wireless
11 22 (4.17%) VPN
12 21 (3.98%) Internet
13 17 (3.22%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (2.46%) VoIP
15 9 (1.70%) Telnet
15 9 (1.70%) SSH
16 8 (1.52%) NetScaler
16 8 (1.52%) PuTTY
17 7 (1.33%) NAS
18 6 (1.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (15.72%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.95%) MySQL
6 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.76%) Big Data
7 3 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.19%) EDMS
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.70%) Toad
2 5 (0.95%) MSI
2 5 (0.95%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.76%) JIRA
3 4 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
General
1 78 (14.77%) Finance
2 15 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.65%) Law
4 9 (1.70%) Banking
4 9 (1.70%) Retail
5 8 (1.52%) Local Government
6 3 (0.57%) Legal
7 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.38%) Publishing
7 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Electronics
8 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 145 (27.46%) Analyst
2 73 (13.83%) Service Analyst
2 73 (13.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 53 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (8.90%) Support Engineer
5 44 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 40 (7.58%) Desktop Support
7 32 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 30 (5.68%) Consultant
9 27 (5.11%) Administrator
10 26 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 25 (4.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 25 (4.73%) Help Desk Analyst
12 23 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
12 23 (4.36%) Desktop Engineer
13 22 (4.17%) IT Support
14 19 (3.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 18 (3.41%) Architect
16 16 (3.03%) Project Manager
17 14 (2.65%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.41%) .NET
2 9 (1.70%) Web Services
3 6 (1.14%) Application Packaging
4 5 (0.95%) WCF
5 4 (0.76%) OAuth
5 4 (0.76%) XACML
5 4 (0.76%) SPML
5 4 (0.76%) OpenID
5 4 (0.76%) SAML
6 3 (0.57%) XML
6 3 (0.57%) SOAP
7 2 (0.38%) Middleware
8 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.19%) ADSI
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.19%) COM
8 1 (0.19%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.95%) Blackberry
2 40 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.60%) Clustering
5 17 (3.22%) HP Storage
6 16 (3.03%) PKI
6 16 (3.03%) NHS
7 12 (2.27%) Replication
8 11 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.33%) Kindle
10 5 (0.95%) BYOD
10 5 (0.95%) CLARiiON
11 4 (0.76%) iPhone
12 3 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.57%) Statistics
12 3 (0.57%) CMDB
12 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.38%) EPoS
13 2 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 401 (75.95%) Windows
2 139 (26.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 129 (24.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 126 (23.86%) Windows 7
5 104 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (11.36%) Windows XP
7 54 (10.23%) Linux
8 35 (6.63%) Windows 8
9 17 (3.22%) Android
10 16 (3.03%) UNIX
10 16 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (2.08%) Debian
12 10 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.95%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.57%) Fedora
14 3 (0.57%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.38%) BlackBerry OS
15 2 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (21.78%) ITIL
2 61 (11.55%) Migration
3 37 (7.01%) Change Management
3 37 (7.01%) Incident Management
4 31 (5.87%) Project Management
5 19 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
6 18 (3.41%) Change Control
7 16 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (3.03%) Document Management
8 14 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (2.46%) Load Balancing
9 13 (2.46%) Mentoring
10 12 (2.27%) Server Building
10 12 (2.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 12 (2.27%) Configuration Management
11 11 (2.08%) CRM
11 11 (2.08%) Service Delivery
11 11 (2.08%) Identity Management
11 11 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (1.89%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.66%) PowerShell
2 49 (9.28%) SQL
3 16 (3.03%) Java
4 13 (2.46%) C#
5 7 (1.33%) Python
6 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.95%) VBScript
6 5 (0.95%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.76%) Perl
8 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.57%) C++
8 3 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.57%) VBA
8 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.38%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (5.30%) Degree
3 27 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (4.17%) MCSE
4 22 (4.17%) CCNA
5 19 (3.60%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.22%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.27%) MCITP
7 12 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (1.70%) MCSA
10 8 (1.52%) CISSP
11 6 (1.14%) CCA
11 6 (1.14%) CCNP
12 5 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.76%) MCP
13 4 (0.76%) HNC
13 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.87%) SLA
2 7 (1.33%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) COBIT
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (9.66%) Hyper-V
3 39 (7.39%) vSphere
4 33 (6.25%) XenApp
5 26 (4.92%) Terminal Services
6 22 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 15 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (2.08%) XenServer
10 10 (1.89%) Xen
11 9 (1.70%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.52%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.57%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.38%) Samba
14 2 (0.38%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 79 (14.96%) SCCM
2 38 (7.20%) SCOM
3 20 (3.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (2.46%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.08%) ARCserve
6 9 (1.70%) Tivoli
7 8 (1.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 8 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (1.33%) CA Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.33%) Novell Identity Manager
9 5 (0.95%) WSUS
9 5 (0.95%) Puppet
10 4 (0.76%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.38%) DameWare
12 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 237 (44.89%) Microsoft
2 180 (34.09%) VMware
3 158 (29.92%) Citrix
4 81 (15.34%) Cisco
5 79 (14.96%) HP
6 41 (7.77%) Symantec
7 29 (5.49%) Dell
7 29 (5.49%) Oracle
8 25 (4.73%) IBM
9 18 (3.41%) Red Hat
10 16 (3.03%) EMC
10 16 (3.03%) CA
10 16 (3.03%) 3PAR
11 13 (2.46%) Cyber-Ark
11 13 (2.46%) NetApp
12 12 (2.27%) Lotus
13 10 (1.89%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.89%) McAfee
13 10 (1.89%) Sun
13 10 (1.89%) SAP
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Essex
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Ongar, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £130 - £135 per day
Posted: 21 days ago