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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2972 2920 2562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.75% 5.91% 5.51%
As % of the System Software category 56.41% 60.72% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1458 1117
Average daily rate
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£313 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £125 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 539 521
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
5269 4809 4658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.20% 9.74% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3084 2666 2385
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 594 605
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +4 1203 £320 +6.66% 273
South East -3 687 £330 +13.79% 160
East of England +2 284 £300 +33.33% 63
North West 0 223 £238 -7.76% 83
South West +8 195 £225 -28.00% 55
Yorkshire -5 145 £300 +66.66% 53
West Midlands -5 110 £288 +9.52% 47
East Midlands -14 84 £365 +18.69% 34
North East -8 48 £265 +6.00% 1
Midlands -3 3 £250 -37.50% 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4674 (78.34%) Windows
2 2702 (45.29%) Microsoft
3 2041 (34.21%) VMware
4 1714 (28.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 1631 (27.34%) Windows 7
6 1461 (24.49%) MS Exchange
7 1351 (22.64%) Citrix
8 1267 (21.24%) ITIL
9 1181 (19.80%) MS Office
10 1151 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 1079 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 1072 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1025 (17.18%) MS Excel
14 909 (15.24%) DNS
15 797 (13.36%) SCCM
16 772 (12.94%) Finance
17 761 (12.76%) Windows XP
18 737 (12.35%) Migration
19 736 (12.34%) SQL
20 704 (11.80%) SQL Server
21 691 (11.58%) Cisco
22 667 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
23 659 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
24 649 (10.88%) DHCP
25 634 (10.63%) Security Cleared
26 630 (10.56%) PowerShell
27 599 (10.04%) SAN
28 593 (9.94%) LAN
29 592 (9.92%) Firewall
30 575 (9.64%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1461 (24.49%) MS Exchange
2 667 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 511 (8.57%) SharePoint
4 400 (6.70%) IIS
5 383 (6.42%) Lync
6 279 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 261 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 226 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 196 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 86 (1.44%) IBM Notes
11 75 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 61 (1.02%) Apache
13 58 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
14 53 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
15 49 (0.82%) Tomcat
16 48 (0.80%) WebSphere
17 42 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
18 33 (0.55%) WorkSite
18 33 (0.55%) JBoss
19 28 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1181 (19.80%) MS Office
2 1025 (17.18%) MS Excel
3 94 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 69 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 55 (0.92%) MS Project
6 22 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
8 12 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.084%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.084%) InDesign
10 5 (0.084%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.067%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.050%) Vectorworks
13 2 (0.034%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
14 1 (0.017%) Shockwave
14 1 (0.017%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 33 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.13%) Tridion
6 8 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.084%) SAP GRC
8 5 (0.084%) Agresso
8 5 (0.084%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.067%) RMDS
9 4 (0.067%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.067%) Eikon
10 3 (0.050%) assyst
10 3 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.050%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.034%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 435 (7.29%) Office 365
2 211 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (0.64%) SaaS
4 38 (0.64%) IaaS
5 29 (0.49%) PaaS
6 22 (0.37%) Google Apps
7 19 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (0.30%) Yammer
9 14 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.12%) GitHub
11 6 (0.10%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.084%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.067%) Google Drive
13 4 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.050%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (0.050%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.034%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 909 (15.24%) DNS
2 649 (10.88%) DHCP
3 599 (10.04%) SAN
4 593 (9.94%) LAN
5 592 (9.92%) Firewall
6 575 (9.64%) WAN
7 473 (7.93%) TCP/IP
8 354 (5.93%) VPN
9 199 (3.34%) Internet
10 190 (3.18%) NAS
11 185 (3.10%) LDAP
12 162 (2.72%) VLAN
13 136 (2.28%) VoIP
14 133 (2.23%) Wireless
15 121 (2.03%) MPLS
16 113 (1.89%) Network Security
17 92 (1.54%) NetScaler
18 79 (1.32%) SSL
19 76 (1.27%) SMTP
20 61 (1.02%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 704 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 130 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 62 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 56 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (0.77%) MySQL
7 45 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 45 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 27 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.28%) Big Data
12 15 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (0.23%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.20%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.18%) Hadoop
16 10 (0.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 60 (1.01%) MSI
2 40 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 36 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 31 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 25 (0.42%) JIRA
6 23 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (0.34%) Subversion
8 11 (0.18%) InstallShield
8 11 (0.18%) Selenium
9 10 (0.17%) Hudson
10 9 (0.15%) AdminStudio
11 8 (0.13%) Maven
11 8 (0.13%) Ant
11 8 (0.13%) Toad
12 7 (0.12%) StarTeam
12 7 (0.12%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.10%) Gradle
13 6 (0.10%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.10%) JMeter
13 6 (0.10%) JUnit
General
1 772 (12.94%) Finance
2 231 (3.87%) Banking
3 135 (2.26%) Retail
4 112 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 109 (1.83%) Law
6 93 (1.56%) Legal
7 78 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 66 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 64 (1.07%) Back Office
10 44 (0.74%) Local Government
11 42 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 37 (0.62%) French Language
13 33 (0.55%) Advertising
14 32 (0.54%) Marketing
15 20 (0.34%) Publishing
16 16 (0.27%) Electronics
17 14 (0.23%) Front Office
17 14 (0.23%) Japanese Language
18 13 (0.22%) German Language
19 11 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 1307 (21.91%) Analyst
2 703 (11.78%) Support Engineer
3 543 (9.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 503 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 494 (8.28%) Support Analyst
6 487 (8.16%) Service Analyst
7 482 (8.08%) Service Desk Analyst
8 465 (7.79%) Desktop Support
9 341 (5.72%) Administrator
10 330 (5.53%) Architect
10 330 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support
11 283 (4.74%) 1st Line Support
12 264 (4.43%) Desktop Engineer
13 256 (4.29%) Consultant
14 244 (4.09%) Server Engineer
15 220 (3.69%) IT Support
16 190 (3.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 182 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 176 (2.95%) Systems Administrator
19 160 (2.68%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (2.92%) .NET
2 105 (1.76%) Web Services
3 77 (1.29%) Application Packaging
4 74 (1.24%) HTML
5 71 (1.19%) XML
6 61 (1.02%) Middleware
7 51 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 46 (0.77%) CSS
9 29 (0.49%) J2EE
10 26 (0.44%) SAML
11 23 (0.39%) SOAP
11 23 (0.39%) REST
12 21 (0.35%) CSS3
12 21 (0.35%) WCF
13 18 (0.30%) JSON
14 17 (0.28%) jQuery
15 16 (0.27%) HTML5
16 15 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (0.25%) Java EE
17 14 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 446 (7.48%) Blackberry
2 383 (6.42%) Data Centre
3 287 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 277 (4.64%) Clustering
5 145 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 133 (2.23%) NHS
7 132 (2.21%) PKI
8 96 (1.61%) iPhone
9 94 (1.58%) Replication
10 93 (1.56%) Thin Client
10 93 (1.56%) Fat Client
11 74 (1.24%) iPad
12 72 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 63 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
14 62 (1.04%) Computer Science
15 32 (0.54%) Mainframe
15 32 (0.54%) Public Cloud
16 31 (0.52%) Hedge funds
17 29 (0.49%) CMDB
18 28 (0.47%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 4674 (78.34%) Windows
2 1714 (28.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 1631 (27.34%) Windows 7
4 1151 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1079 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 761 (12.76%) Windows XP
7 491 (8.23%) Linux
8 361 (6.05%) Windows 8
9 261 (4.37%) UNIX
10 153 (2.56%) Android
11 98 (1.64%) Mac OS X
12 91 (1.53%) Solaris
13 86 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 76 (1.27%) Apple iOS
15 73 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
16 62 (1.04%) Windows Vista
17 61 (1.02%) CentOS
18 57 (0.96%) Windows 2000
19 49 (0.82%) Ubuntu
20 36 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1267 (21.24%) ITIL
2 737 (12.35%) Migration
3 261 (4.37%) Project Management
4 245 (4.11%) Service Management
5 232 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 198 (3.32%) Incident Management
7 190 (3.18%) Configuration Management
8 185 (3.10%) Change Management
9 159 (2.67%) Service Delivery
10 144 (2.41%) PRINCE2
11 130 (2.18%) Problem Management
12 128 (2.15%) Server Building
13 126 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 107 (1.79%) ITSM
15 103 (1.73%) Information Security
16 97 (1.63%) Identity Management
16 97 (1.63%) Change Control
17 96 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
18 87 (1.46%) Root Cause Analysis
19 85 (1.42%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 736 (12.34%) SQL
2 630 (10.56%) PowerShell
3 198 (3.32%) VBScript
4 122 (2.04%) VB
5 105 (1.76%) C#
6 103 (1.73%) Java
7 99 (1.66%) Perl
8 78 (1.31%) Shell Script
9 69 (1.16%) Python
10 66 (1.11%) JavaScript
11 50 (0.84%) Bash Shell
12 41 (0.69%) T-SQL
13 39 (0.65%) C
14 23 (0.39%) VBA
15 21 (0.35%) PHP
16 17 (0.28%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.18%) Ruby
18 10 (0.17%) VB6
19 8 (0.13%) C++
20 5 (0.084%) Jython
Qualifications
1 659 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 634 (10.63%) Security Cleared
3 399 (6.69%) MCSE
4 398 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 214 (3.59%) Degree
6 200 (3.35%) MCITP
7 195 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
8 174 (2.92%) MCSA
8 174 (2.92%) DV Cleared
9 164 (2.75%) MCP
10 153 (2.56%) CCNA
11 118 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 103 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 58 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
14 57 (0.96%) MCTS
15 49 (0.82%) CISSP
16 44 (0.74%) CCNP
17 43 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 29 (0.49%) PMI Certification
19 28 (0.47%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (5.87%) SLA
2 73 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (0.99%) QA
4 19 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.22%) COBIT
7 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.034%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.034%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.034%) GxP
10 1 (0.017%) HL7
10 1 (0.017%) DICOM
10 1 (0.017%) BS25999
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.017%) P3O
10 1 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1072 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 454 (7.61%) Hyper-V
3 449 (7.53%) vSphere
4 447 (7.49%) XenApp
5 228 (3.82%) VMware ESX
6 162 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
7 161 (2.70%) XenDesktop
8 152 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 107 (1.79%) Terminal Services
10 74 (1.24%) XenServer
11 59 (0.99%) vCloud
12 50 (0.84%) VMware Server
13 45 (0.75%) Samba
14 42 (0.70%) Xen
15 36 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 34 (0.57%) Terminal Server
17 33 (0.55%) DFS Replication
18 31 (0.52%) ISA Server
18 31 (0.52%) BitLocker
19 29 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 797 (13.36%) SCCM
2 245 (4.11%) SCOM
3 138 (2.31%) WSUS
4 78 (1.31%) Backup Exec
5 75 (1.26%) Puppet
6 67 (1.12%) AirWatch
7 62 (1.04%) NetBackup
8 55 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
9 54 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 50 (0.84%) Tivoli
11 42 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 39 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 33 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 32 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 30 (0.50%) vMotion
16 29 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
17 28 (0.47%) SCVMM
18 27 (0.45%) ARCserve
19 25 (0.42%) HP SIM
20 24 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2702 (45.29%) Microsoft
2 2041 (34.21%) VMware
3 1351 (22.64%) Citrix
4 691 (11.58%) Cisco
5 537 (9.00%) HP
6 304 (5.10%) Oracle
7 228 (3.82%) NetApp
8 223 (3.74%) Dell
9 210 (3.52%) Symantec
10 154 (2.58%) Apple
10 154 (2.58%) McAfee
11 145 (2.43%) CheckPoint
11 145 (2.43%) Red Hat
12 143 (2.40%) Remedy
13 133 (2.23%) IBM
14 131 (2.20%) EMC
15 104 (1.74%) AppSense
16 92 (1.54%) Lotus
17 78 (1.31%) Juniper
18 74 (1.24%) LANDesk
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
First Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £225.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, Yorkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £125 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Fox IT SM ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday