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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 17 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 270 244 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.95% 10.06% 10.74%
As % of the System Software category 72.58% 72.19% 70.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 96 119
Average daily rate
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£225 £223 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 69 63
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.50 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
372 338 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.33% 13.94% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 141 200
Average daily rate £270 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £140 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 83 69
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £31.75 £33.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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
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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 +1 63 £163 -14.47% 21
Bedfordshire +4 56 £350 +6.06% 6
Essex -18 53 £158 -17.10% 11
Hertfordshire -2 50 £190 +15.15% 13
Norfolk -1 29 £150 -26.82% 5
Suffolk +11 17 £234 -6.50% 4
Active Directory
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 396 (74.02%) Windows
2 243 (45.42%) Microsoft
3 182 (34.02%) Windows 7
4 151 (28.22%) ITIL
5 143 (26.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 140 (26.17%) MS Excel
7 125 (23.36%) MS Office
8 124 (23.18%) Citrix
9 121 (22.62%) VMware
10 118 (22.06%) MS Exchange
11 114 (21.31%) SCCM
12 96 (17.94%) DNS
13 88 (16.45%) Blackberry
14 86 (16.07%) DHCP
15 83 (15.51%) Windows Server 2003
16 82 (15.33%) Windows XP
17 76 (14.21%) Finance
18 68 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2010
19 65 (12.15%) E-Commerce
20 61 (11.40%) SCOM
21 60 (11.21%) IIS
22 59 (11.03%) HP
22 59 (11.03%) Incident Management
23 55 (10.28%) PowerShell
23 55 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
23 55 (10.28%) Firewall
24 49 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
25 46 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2007
26 44 (8.22%) TCP/IP
27 43 (8.04%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 118 (22.06%) MS Exchange
2 68 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (11.21%) IIS
4 46 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (5.61%) SharePoint
6 28 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.87%) IBM Notes
7 10 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.12%) Confluence
10 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.75%) Lync
10 4 (0.75%) Apache
11 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 140 (26.17%) MS Excel
2 125 (23.36%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.68%) Office 365
4 4 (0.75%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 96 (17.94%) DNS
2 86 (16.07%) DHCP
3 55 (10.28%) Firewall
4 44 (8.22%) TCP/IP
5 43 (8.04%) SAN
6 39 (7.29%) VPN
7 32 (5.98%) FTP
8 26 (4.86%) LAN
9 25 (4.67%) WAN
10 22 (4.11%) VoIP
11 13 (2.43%) MPLS
12 12 (2.24%) VLAN
13 11 (2.06%) Wireless
14 8 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (1.31%) SSL
15 7 (1.31%) Ethernet
15 7 (1.31%) ISDN
16 6 (1.12%) Broadband
17 4 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
17 4 (0.75%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.37%) WebFOCUS
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.37%) DB2
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.19%) MS Access
8 1 (0.19%) MySQL
8 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.12%) JIRA
2 5 (0.93%) MSI
2 5 (0.93%) Log4Net
2 5 (0.93%) TeamCity
2 5 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.75%) FinalBuilder
4 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 76 (14.21%) Finance
2 28 (5.23%) Law
3 15 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.43%) Advertising
5 9 (1.68%) Publishing
6 8 (1.50%) Legal
7 7 (1.31%) Retail
8 5 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.37%) Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 172 (32.15%) Analyst
2 93 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 83 (15.51%) Service Analyst
4 82 (15.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 71 (13.27%) Support Engineer
5 71 (13.27%) Support Analyst
6 46 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (6.92%) Help Desk Analyst
7 37 (6.92%) IT Support
8 36 (6.73%) Desktop Support
9 29 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (3.74%) Consultant
11 19 (3.55%) IT Support Analyst
12 17 (3.18%) 1st Line Support
12 17 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (2.80%) Server Engineer
14 14 (2.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 14 (2.62%) Desktop Engineer
15 13 (2.43%) Administrator
15 13 (2.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.54%) .NET
2 23 (4.30%) Web Services
3 8 (1.50%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.31%) MSMQ
4 7 (1.31%) Application Packaging
4 7 (1.31%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.75%) jQuery
5 4 (0.75%) CSS
5 4 (0.75%) HTML
6 3 (0.56%) Middleware
7 2 (0.37%) Ajax
7 2 (0.37%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) EDI
8 1 (0.19%) CSS3
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 88 (16.45%) Blackberry
2 20 (3.74%) Clustering
3 15 (2.80%) Mainframe
4 13 (2.43%) PKI
5 12 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.06%) CMDB
7 9 (1.68%) iPhone
8 7 (1.31%) NHS
8 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.12%) iPad
9 6 (1.12%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.12%) AS400
9 6 (1.12%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.93%) Replication
10 5 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.75%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 396 (74.02%) Windows
2 182 (34.02%) Windows 7
3 143 (26.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (15.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 82 (15.33%) Windows XP
6 49 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (7.10%) Linux
8 32 (5.98%) Windows 8
9 23 (4.30%) UNIX
10 19 (3.55%) Solaris
11 13 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (2.06%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.50%) MVS
14 6 (1.12%) Android
14 6 (1.12%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.37%) CentOS
16 2 (0.37%) Debian
16 2 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (28.22%) ITIL
2 65 (12.15%) E-Commerce
3 59 (11.03%) Incident Management
4 38 (7.10%) Migration
5 28 (5.23%) Service Delivery
5 28 (5.23%) Document Management
6 26 (4.86%) Configuration Management
7 17 (3.18%) ITIL V3
8 15 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (2.80%) Load Balancing
9 14 (2.62%) Change Management
10 13 (2.43%) Service Management
11 12 (2.24%) Knowledge Management
11 12 (2.24%) Problem Management
12 10 (1.87%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (1.87%) Project Management
13 9 (1.68%) DevOps
14 8 (1.50%) CRM
15 7 (1.31%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (1.31%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.28%) PowerShell
2 35 (6.54%) SQL
3 14 (2.62%) VB
4 12 (2.24%) VBScript
5 9 (1.68%) C#
6 5 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.56%) Perl
7 3 (0.56%) VBA
8 2 (0.37%) PHP
8 2 (0.37%) Java
8 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.37%) Python
9 1 (0.19%) C
9 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.49%) MCSE
4 17 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.99%) MCP
6 12 (2.24%) MCITP
7 10 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.68%) MCSA
9 7 (1.31%) Degree
10 6 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.12%) CCNA
11 5 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.93%) MCDST
12 4 (0.75%) MCTS
13 3 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.56%) VCP5
14 2 (0.37%) MOS
14 2 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.37%) CISSP
14 2 (0.37%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.10%) SLA
2 8 (1.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.19%) BS25999
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (5.23%) Hyper-V
3 26 (4.86%) vSphere
4 11 (2.06%) Terminal Services
5 10 (1.87%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.12%) XenApp
8 5 (0.93%) vCloud
9 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.75%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.56%) XenServer
10 3 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.37%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.19%) Firmware
12 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 114 (21.31%) SCCM
2 61 (11.40%) SCOM
3 17 (3.18%) Backup Exec
4 16 (2.99%) WSUS
5 11 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (1.50%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.31%) OpenView
8 7 (1.31%) SCVMM
8 7 (1.31%) Puppet
9 6 (1.12%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.12%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.56%) SCSM
12 3 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 243 (45.42%) Microsoft
2 124 (23.18%) Citrix
3 121 (22.62%) VMware
4 59 (11.03%) HP
5 41 (7.66%) Cisco
6 32 (5.98%) Symantec
7 18 (3.36%) Oracle
7 18 (3.36%) EMC
8 17 (3.18%) Remedy
8 17 (3.18%) Akamai
9 15 (2.80%) Dell
10 13 (2.43%) Sophos
11 12 (2.24%) Altiris
11 12 (2.24%) Red Hat
12 11 (2.06%) Lotus
12 11 (2.06%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.68%) McAfee
13 9 (1.68%) 3PAR
13 9 (1.68%) Mitel
14 7 (1.31%) Veritas
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