The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2562 2895 2767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.43% 6.16% 6.13%
As % of the System Software category 55.14% 60.76% 62.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1454 1441 1314
Average daily rate £320 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 509 476
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
Active Directory
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4646 4765 4443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.84% 10.14% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2605 2280
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 568 524
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.15 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the England region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in England

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in England

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the England region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in England

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London -8 947 £325 - 294
South East -1 607 £325 +0.77% 214
East of England 0 214 £263 +1.54% 56
South West +2 213 £315 -3.07% 53
North West +2 189 £313 +13.63% 87
Yorkshire +4 153 £200 -27.27% 67
East Midlands -2 110 £250 -4.76% 21
West Midlands -27 107 £315 +40.00% 64
North East -38 23 £304 +10.45% 9
Midlands -2 3 £500 +102.02%
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4213 (78.47%) Windows
2 2463 (45.87%) Microsoft
3 1855 (34.55%) Windows Server
4 1715 (31.94%) VMware
5 1516 (28.24%) Windows 7
6 1189 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1143 (21.29%) Citrix
8 1137 (21.18%) ITIL
9 1127 (20.99%) MS Exchange
10 1107 (20.62%) MS Office
11 941 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 932 (17.36%) DNS
13 892 (16.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 883 (16.45%) MS Excel
15 765 (14.25%) Finance
16 758 (14.12%) SCCM
17 739 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
18 637 (11.86%) Migration
19 635 (11.83%) DHCP
20 627 (11.68%) Windows XP
21 619 (11.53%) Office 365
22 615 (11.45%) Cisco
23 614 (11.44%) PowerShell
24 612 (11.40%) SQL Server
25 606 (11.29%) SQL
26 595 (11.08%) Security Cleared
27 567 (10.56%) Firewall
28 548 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
29 539 (10.04%) Linux
30 506 (9.42%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1127 (20.99%) MS Exchange
2 486 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 376 (7.00%) SharePoint
4 324 (6.03%) IIS
5 291 (5.42%) Skype for Business
6 246 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 204 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 163 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 137 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 82 (1.53%) Apache
11 80 (1.49%) IBM Notes
12 61 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 52 (0.97%) WebSphere
14 48 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
15 42 (0.78%) OpenStack
16 36 (0.67%) Tomcat
17 31 (0.58%) WebLogic
18 29 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
19 23 (0.43%) JBoss
20 18 (0.34%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1107 (20.62%) MS Office
2 883 (16.45%) MS Excel
3 78 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 69 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (0.47%) MS Project
6 22 (0.41%) Acrobat
7 20 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.24%) PaintShop Pro
9 11 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.093%) HipChat
12 4 (0.075%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.019%) Revit
Business Applications
1 60 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.22%) assyst
6 10 (0.19%) Faxination
7 9 (0.17%) BusinessWare
7 9 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.17%) SAP R/3
8 5 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.093%) Remedy AR System
8 5 (0.093%) RMDS
9 4 (0.075%) Northgate Housing
9 4 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.075%) Relativity
10 3 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.037%) Adaptiv
11 2 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 619 (11.53%) Office 365
2 278 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (0.67%) IaaS
6 31 (0.58%) SaaS
7 24 (0.45%) Mimecast
8 18 (0.34%) Yammer
9 15 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 15 (0.28%) PaaS
10 14 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.26%) Google Apps
11 9 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.11%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.075%) GitHub
13 4 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.037%) AWS CloudFormation
16 1 (0.019%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 932 (17.36%) DNS
2 635 (11.83%) DHCP
3 567 (10.56%) Firewall
4 455 (8.47%) TCP/IP
5 445 (8.29%) LAN
6 419 (7.80%) SAN
7 411 (7.66%) WAN
8 341 (6.35%) VPN
9 193 (3.59%) Internet
10 163 (3.04%) LDAP
11 149 (2.78%) VoIP
12 146 (2.72%) Wireless
13 128 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
14 122 (2.27%) NAS
15 112 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
15 112 (2.09%) VLAN
16 102 (1.90%) NetScaler
16 102 (1.90%) SSL
17 87 (1.62%) Network Security
18 77 (1.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 124 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 68 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 63 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 45 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (0.67%) MySQL
9 30 (0.56%) DB2
10 29 (0.54%) MongoDB
11 25 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
12 23 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
13 22 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
15 19 (0.35%) GIS
16 17 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (0.32%) Relational Database
17 14 (0.26%) Hadoop
18 13 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 79 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 53 (0.99%) MSI
3 52 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (0.91%) Subversion
5 48 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 45 (0.84%) JIRA
7 40 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 29 (0.54%) Hudson
9 23 (0.43%) Cucumber
9 23 (0.43%) Maven
10 22 (0.41%) Capybara
11 18 (0.34%) Ant
12 13 (0.24%) Eclipse
12 13 (0.24%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.20%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.17%) WiX
15 8 (0.15%) InstallShield
15 8 (0.15%) JUnit
15 8 (0.15%) NUnit
15 8 (0.15%) StarTeam
General
1 765 (14.25%) Finance
2 171 (3.18%) Banking
3 166 (3.09%) Legal
4 157 (2.92%) Law
5 137 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 100 (1.86%) Retail
7 79 (1.47%) Advertising
8 68 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 49 (0.91%) Back Office
10 48 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 42 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 34 (0.63%) Marketing
13 30 (0.56%) Local Government
14 28 (0.52%) Front Office
15 27 (0.50%) German Language
16 26 (0.48%) Publishing
17 25 (0.47%) Electronics
17 25 (0.47%) French Language
18 20 (0.37%) Billing
19 19 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 1218 (22.69%) Analyst
2 783 (14.58%) Support Engineer
3 523 (9.74%) Service Analyst
4 497 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 496 (9.24%) Service Desk Analyst
6 409 (7.62%) Support Analyst
7 405 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 390 (7.26%) Desktop Support
9 369 (6.87%) Architect
10 337 (6.28%) IT Support
11 322 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 271 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
13 262 (4.88%) Consultant
14 260 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
15 243 (4.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 239 (4.45%) Desktop Engineer
17 229 (4.27%) Administrator
18 221 (4.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 205 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 192 (3.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (2.74%) .NET
2 114 (2.12%) Web Services
3 70 (1.30%) Middleware
4 49 (0.91%) CSS
5 47 (0.88%) HTML
6 44 (0.82%) jQuery
7 42 (0.78%) XML
8 40 (0.75%) ASP.NET
9 29 (0.54%) SAML
10 23 (0.43%) Gherkin
11 21 (0.39%) Software Packaging
12 20 (0.37%) AngularJS
12 20 (0.37%) HTML5
12 20 (0.37%) J2EE
12 20 (0.37%) LAMP
13 16 (0.30%) .NET Framework
13 16 (0.30%) REST
13 16 (0.30%) SOAP
14 15 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (0.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 424 (7.90%) Data Centre
2 420 (7.82%) Blackberry
3 249 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 152 (2.83%) Clustering
5 129 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 126 (2.35%) NHS
7 96 (1.79%) Driving Licence
8 94 (1.75%) PKI
9 86 (1.60%) Replication
10 83 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
11 73 (1.36%) iPhone
12 64 (1.19%) Fat Client
12 64 (1.19%) Thin Client
13 62 (1.15%) Computer Science
14 61 (1.14%) iPad
15 54 (1.01%) Client/Server
16 41 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
17 35 (0.65%) EMC VNX
18 34 (0.63%) Public Cloud
19 32 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4213 (78.47%) Windows
2 1855 (34.55%) Windows Server
3 1516 (28.24%) Windows 7
4 1189 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 892 (16.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 739 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 627 (11.68%) Windows XP
8 539 (10.04%) Linux
9 418 (7.79%) Windows 8
10 288 (5.36%) Unix
11 134 (2.50%) Android
12 127 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 114 (2.12%) Apple iOS
14 106 (1.97%) Windows Vista
15 92 (1.71%) Mac OS X
16 91 (1.69%) Windows 10
17 57 (1.06%) Solaris
18 51 (0.95%) Windows 2000
19 48 (0.89%) AIX
20 47 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1137 (21.18%) ITIL
2 637 (11.86%) Migration
3 259 (4.82%) Service Management
4 221 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
5 194 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 191 (3.56%) Project Management
7 162 (3.02%) Configuration Management
8 158 (2.94%) Incident Management
9 147 (2.74%) Change Management
9 147 (2.74%) Service Delivery
10 133 (2.48%) Problem Management
11 125 (2.33%) High Availability
12 122 (2.27%) ITSM
13 114 (2.12%) DevOps
14 110 (2.05%) Information Security
15 106 (1.97%) Time Management
16 105 (1.96%) CRM
17 98 (1.83%) Change Control
18 96 (1.79%) ITIL V3
19 89 (1.66%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 614 (11.44%) PowerShell
2 606 (11.29%) SQL
3 114 (2.12%) VBScript
4 107 (1.99%) Java
5 100 (1.86%) C#
6 77 (1.43%) Perl
7 76 (1.42%) VB
8 75 (1.40%) JavaScript
8 75 (1.40%) Ruby
9 71 (1.32%) Python
10 57 (1.06%) C
11 44 (0.82%) Bash Shell
12 41 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 27 (0.50%) T-SQL
14 20 (0.37%) PHP
15 18 (0.34%) VBA
16 17 (0.32%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.19%) C++
17 10 (0.19%) JCL
18 9 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 595 (11.08%) Security Cleared
2 548 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 363 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 307 (5.72%) MCSE
5 186 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
6 172 (3.20%) Degree
7 149 (2.78%) CCNA
8 143 (2.66%) MCP
9 135 (2.51%) MCSA
10 127 (2.37%) DV Cleared
11 107 (1.99%) MCITP
11 107 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 106 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
13 54 (1.01%) CISSP
14 51 (0.95%) DBS Check
15 49 (0.91%) MCDST
16 45 (0.84%) CISM
17 44 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
18 41 (0.76%) CCNP
19 39 (0.73%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (4.84%) SLA
2 40 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 36 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 31 (0.58%) QA
6 12 (0.22%) COBIT
7 10 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.075%) FedRAMP
9 4 (0.075%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.056%) ISO15022
10 3 (0.056%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.037%) BS7799
11 2 (0.037%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.037%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.019%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.019%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.019%) RMADS
System Software
1 941 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 399 (7.43%) Hyper-V
3 349 (6.50%) XenApp
4 336 (6.26%) vSphere
5 183 (3.41%) XenDesktop
6 168 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 139 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 102 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
9 85 (1.58%) XenServer
10 54 (1.01%) Terminal Services
11 43 (0.80%) vCloud
12 36 (0.67%) BitLocker
12 36 (0.67%) NFS
13 32 (0.60%) Terminal Server
14 31 (0.58%) ISA Server
15 30 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 30 (0.56%) VMware Server
16 27 (0.50%) Docker
17 23 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
18 20 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 758 (14.12%) SCCM
2 237 (4.41%) SCOM
3 128 (2.38%) WSUS
4 116 (2.16%) Puppet
5 97 (1.81%) Backup Exec
6 61 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 53 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 43 (0.80%) Ansible
8 43 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 37 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
10 36 (0.67%) SCVMM
11 35 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 33 (0.61%) Windows Intune
13 29 (0.54%) ZABBIX
14 28 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 28 (0.52%) Tivoli
15 27 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
16 24 (0.45%) SCOrch
16 24 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 22 (0.41%) DameWare
Vendors
1 2463 (45.87%) Microsoft
2 1715 (31.94%) VMware
3 1143 (21.29%) Citrix
4 615 (11.45%) Cisco
5 506 (9.42%) HP
6 247 (4.60%) Oracle
7 198 (3.69%) Dell
8 190 (3.54%) NetApp
9 183 (3.41%) Red Hat
10 151 (2.81%) EMC
11 147 (2.74%) Symantec
12 127 (2.37%) Remedy
13 119 (2.22%) IBM
14 106 (1.97%) Apple
15 98 (1.83%) CheckPoint
16 85 (1.58%) Intel Security
17 84 (1.56%) Lotus
18 80 (1.49%) SAP
19 79 (1.47%) AppSense
19 79 (1.47%) Juniper
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £80.00 - £100.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £190 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £19 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £25 to £33 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £18 - 20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Plan-net
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Search Consultancy
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago