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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3000 2835 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.94% 5.64% 5.38%
As % of the System Software category 60.68% 59.21% 56.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1498 1311 1009
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 502 536
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.75 £27.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
4944 4788 4146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.78% 9.52% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2773 2489 2026
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 575 616
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.59 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
London 0 1082 £305 -6.15% 293
South East +4 761 £325 +8.33% 212
East of England +7 235 £250 +14.94% 73
South West +15 224 £255 -27.14% 61
North West -13 215 £320 +28.00% 101
West Midlands +7 193 £300 -7.69% 53
Yorkshire -5 139 £288 +33.72% 53
East Midlands -2 133 £225 +63.63% 27
North East -18 15 £265 +8.16% 6
Midlands -3 2 £450 -
Active Directory
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4494 (80.39%) Windows
2 2601 (46.53%) Microsoft
3 1826 (32.67%) VMware
4 1690 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1587 (28.39%) Windows 7
6 1380 (24.69%) MS Exchange
7 1246 (22.29%) Citrix
8 1192 (21.32%) ITIL
9 1146 (20.50%) MS Office
10 1086 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 1052 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 957 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 952 (17.03%) MS Excel
14 831 (14.87%) DNS
15 774 (13.85%) Windows XP
16 751 (13.43%) SCCM
17 716 (12.81%) SQL
18 661 (11.82%) Security Cleared
19 654 (11.70%) Cisco
20 637 (11.40%) SQL Server
21 622 (11.13%) Microsoft Certification
22 611 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2010
23 602 (10.77%) Finance
24 593 (10.61%) DHCP
25 580 (10.38%) Firewall
26 569 (10.18%) Migration
27 543 (9.71%) LAN
28 525 (9.39%) PowerShell
29 510 (9.12%) SAN
30 507 (9.07%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1380 (24.69%) MS Exchange
2 611 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 456 (8.16%) SharePoint
4 418 (7.48%) IIS
5 366 (6.55%) Lync
6 244 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 216 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 214 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 200 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 93 (1.66%) IBM Notes
11 62 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
12 61 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
13 53 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 47 (0.84%) Apache
15 45 (0.81%) WebSphere
16 43 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
17 39 (0.70%) WorkSite
18 36 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
19 34 (0.61%) Tomcat
20 24 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1146 (20.50%) MS Office
2 952 (17.03%) MS Excel
3 85 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 57 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.66%) MS Project
6 15 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
7 14 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.089%) InDesign
9 5 (0.089%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.054%) Quicktime
11 2 (0.036%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.036%) Maya
11 2 (0.036%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.018%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.018%) Shockwave
12 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.018%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 39 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.16%) SAP GRC
4 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.14%) assyst
6 7 (0.13%) Tridion
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.089%) RMDS
9 4 (0.072%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.072%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.054%) Maximo
11 2 (0.036%) thinkFolio
11 2 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.036%) Agresso
11 2 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.036%) Eikon
12 1 (0.018%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.018%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 324 (5.80%) Office 365
2 202 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (0.48%) IaaS
5 24 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.34%) Google Apps
7 18 (0.32%) Mimecast
8 17 (0.30%) SaaS
9 15 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (0.25%) PaaS
11 11 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.13%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.089%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.089%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.089%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.072%) Yammer
15 3 (0.054%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 831 (14.87%) DNS
2 593 (10.61%) DHCP
3 580 (10.38%) Firewall
4 543 (9.71%) LAN
5 510 (9.12%) SAN
6 507 (9.07%) WAN
7 455 (8.14%) TCP/IP
8 338 (6.05%) VPN
9 171 (3.06%) Internet
10 156 (2.79%) NAS
11 151 (2.70%) LDAP
12 142 (2.54%) VoIP
13 131 (2.34%) Wireless
14 130 (2.33%) VLAN
15 106 (1.90%) Network Security
16 93 (1.66%) MPLS
17 72 (1.29%) SSL
17 72 (1.29%) NetScaler
18 69 (1.23%) SMTP
18 69 (1.23%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 637 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 117 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 65 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (0.95%) MySQL
6 46 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 43 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 29 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 28 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (0.32%) Big Data
12 17 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (0.29%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.16%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.14%) DTS
18 7 (0.13%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 81 (1.45%) MSI
2 28 (0.50%) StarTeam
3 25 (0.45%) Subversion
4 24 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 18 (0.32%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.27%) JIRA
7 14 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.21%) InstallShield
8 12 (0.21%) AdminStudio
8 12 (0.21%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.21%) Hudson
9 10 (0.18%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.16%) Fiddler
11 7 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
12 6 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
13 5 (0.089%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.089%) Ant
14 4 (0.072%) Selenium
15 3 (0.054%) Yeoman
General
1 602 (10.77%) Finance
2 169 (3.02%) Banking
3 137 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 109 (1.95%) Retail
5 101 (1.81%) Law
6 98 (1.75%) Legal
7 58 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 49 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 48 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 40 (0.72%) Back Office
11 30 (0.54%) Local Government
12 28 (0.50%) French Language
12 28 (0.50%) Advertising
13 24 (0.43%) Publishing
14 20 (0.36%) Marketing
15 13 (0.23%) Electronics
15 13 (0.23%) Japanese Language
16 11 (0.20%) German Language
17 9 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1225 (21.91%) Analyst
2 687 (12.29%) Support Engineer
3 504 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 480 (8.59%) Service Analyst
5 478 (8.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 475 (8.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 461 (8.25%) Support Analyst
8 442 (7.91%) Desktop Support
9 309 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 297 (5.31%) Architect
11 286 (5.12%) 1st Line Support
11 286 (5.12%) Administrator
12 280 (5.01%) Consultant
13 242 (4.33%) Desktop Engineer
14 241 (4.31%) Server Engineer
15 222 (3.97%) IT Support
16 176 (3.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 162 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
18 158 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 154 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (3.15%) .NET
2 99 (1.77%) Web Services
3 89 (1.59%) Application Packaging
4 74 (1.32%) HTML
5 68 (1.22%) XML
6 40 (0.72%) Middleware
7 36 (0.64%) ASP.NET
8 26 (0.47%) CSS
9 18 (0.32%) J2EE
10 17 (0.30%) SAML
11 14 (0.25%) .NET Framework
12 12 (0.21%) Java EE
12 12 (0.21%) HTML5
12 12 (0.21%) SailPoint
12 12 (0.21%) CSS3
13 11 (0.20%) Software Packaging
14 9 (0.16%) OAuth
14 9 (0.16%) SOAP
15 8 (0.14%) jQuery
15 8 (0.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 404 (7.23%) Blackberry
2 277 (4.96%) Clustering
3 233 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 137 (2.45%) NHS
5 127 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 117 (2.09%) Replication
7 109 (1.95%) PKI
8 91 (1.63%) iPhone
9 81 (1.45%) Thin Client
9 81 (1.45%) Fat Client
10 63 (1.13%) Computer Science
11 58 (1.04%) iPad
12 45 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 43 (0.77%) Public Cloud
14 40 (0.72%) Open Source
15 39 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
16 31 (0.55%) BYOD
17 30 (0.54%) CMDB
17 30 (0.54%) Private Cloud
18 29 (0.52%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4494 (80.39%) Windows
2 1690 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1587 (28.39%) Windows 7
4 1086 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 957 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 774 (13.85%) Windows XP
7 444 (7.94%) Linux
8 353 (6.31%) Windows 8
9 269 (4.81%) UNIX
10 119 (2.13%) Android
11 91 (1.63%) Windows Vista
12 89 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
12 89 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 87 (1.56%) Windows 2000
14 81 (1.45%) Solaris
15 74 (1.32%) Apple iOS
16 70 (1.25%) Mac OS X
17 51 (0.91%) CentOS
18 44 (0.79%) Ubuntu
19 40 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1192 (21.32%) ITIL
2 569 (10.18%) Migration
3 211 (3.77%) Service Management
4 209 (3.74%) Project Management
5 208 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 182 (3.26%) Configuration Management
7 181 (3.24%) Service Delivery
8 163 (2.92%) Change Management
9 162 (2.90%) Incident Management
10 112 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 106 (1.90%) PRINCE2
12 100 (1.79%) Problem Management
13 88 (1.57%) Information Security
14 85 (1.52%) Agile Software Development
15 83 (1.48%) ITSM
16 81 (1.45%) DevOps
17 78 (1.40%) Identity Management
18 77 (1.38%) Asset Management
19 74 (1.32%) Change Control
20 73 (1.31%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 716 (12.81%) SQL
2 525 (9.39%) PowerShell
3 180 (3.22%) VBScript
4 117 (2.09%) VB
5 86 (1.54%) C#
6 84 (1.50%) Perl
7 80 (1.43%) Java
8 66 (1.18%) Shell Script
9 63 (1.13%) Python
10 45 (0.81%) C
11 38 (0.68%) JavaScript
12 36 (0.64%) T-SQL
13 33 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 24 (0.43%) Ruby
15 23 (0.41%) PHP
16 19 (0.34%) VBA
17 13 (0.23%) C++
18 10 (0.18%) VB6
18 10 (0.18%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 661 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 622 (11.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 411 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 392 (7.01%) MCSE
5 198 (3.54%) MCITP
6 188 (3.36%) DV Cleared
7 180 (3.22%) Degree
8 175 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
9 171 (3.06%) MCP
10 153 (2.74%) MCSA
11 139 (2.49%) CCNA
12 121 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 90 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
14 67 (1.20%) MCTS
15 57 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
16 46 (0.82%) CISSP
17 45 (0.81%) CCNP
18 41 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 35 (0.63%) CCA
20 20 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (5.89%) SLA
2 53 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (0.91%) QA
4 21 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.089%) COBIT
8 2 (0.036%) GxP
8 2 (0.036%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.036%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.036%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.036%) P3O
8 2 (0.036%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.018%) BS25999
9 1 (0.018%) BS7799
9 1 (0.018%) HL7
9 1 (0.018%) DICOM
System Software
1 1052 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 465 (8.32%) Hyper-V
3 393 (7.03%) vSphere
4 383 (6.85%) XenApp
5 191 (3.42%) VMware ESX
6 166 (2.97%) XenDesktop
7 124 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 124 (2.22%) Terminal Services
8 91 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 57 (1.02%) XenServer
10 44 (0.79%) vCloud
11 40 (0.72%) Samba
12 39 (0.70%) ISA Server
13 37 (0.66%) VMware Server
14 36 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 34 (0.61%) Xen
15 34 (0.61%) Terminal Server
16 30 (0.54%) UAG
17 28 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
18 27 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 751 (13.43%) SCCM
2 254 (4.54%) SCOM
3 103 (1.84%) WSUS
4 82 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 59 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 55 (0.98%) Backup Exec
7 51 (0.91%) AirWatch
8 49 (0.88%) Puppet
9 37 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
10 34 (0.61%) NetBackup
11 32 (0.57%) Tivoli
11 32 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 31 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 30 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
14 28 (0.50%) Nagios
15 22 (0.39%) SCVMM
15 22 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
16 20 (0.36%) HP SIM
16 20 (0.36%) SCOrch
17 19 (0.34%) WMI
Vendors
1 2601 (46.53%) Microsoft
2 1826 (32.67%) VMware
3 1246 (22.29%) Citrix
4 654 (11.70%) Cisco
5 506 (9.05%) HP
6 251 (4.49%) Oracle
7 243 (4.35%) NetApp
8 180 (3.22%) Dell
9 163 (2.92%) Symantec
10 139 (2.49%) McAfee
11 137 (2.45%) Remedy
12 136 (2.43%) Apple
13 132 (2.36%) Red Hat
14 112 (2.00%) EMC
15 107 (1.91%) CheckPoint
16 100 (1.79%) Lotus
16 100 (1.79%) IBM
17 90 (1.61%) AppSense
18 76 (1.36%) Juniper
19 64 (1.14%) F5
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harrington Starr
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 15 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West London
Premier IT
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago