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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2899 2959 2438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.85% 6.32% 5.51%
As % of the System Software category 59.20% 61.56% 59.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1495 1459 950
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 539 631
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.20 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -3.33%
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
4897 4807 4131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.88% 10.27% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2542 1950
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 591 721
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014.

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 December 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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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 -1 1074 £300 -11.76% 209
South East -6 745 £318 +1.60% 165
East of England +2 253 £259 +23.09% 40
North West -4 178 £279 +23.88% 49
West Midlands +16 166 £263 -2.32% 51
South West -16 161 £339 +30.28% 57
Yorkshire -3 143 £288 +17.34% 56
East Midlands -1 128 £294 +179.76% 30
North East -9 42 £281 -9.27% 7
Midlands +6 6 £475 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4783 (79.50%) Windows
2 2820 (46.88%) Microsoft
3 1873 (31.13%) VMware
4 1759 (29.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 1717 (28.54%) Windows 7
6 1588 (26.40%) MS Exchange
7 1419 (23.59%) Citrix
8 1346 (22.37%) MS Office
9 1322 (21.97%) ITIL
10 1258 (20.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 1139 (18.93%) MS Excel
12 1074 (17.85%) Windows XP
13 1066 (17.72%) DNS
14 1019 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 872 (14.49%) SCCM
16 789 (13.12%) DHCP
17 754 (12.53%) Exchange Server 2010
17 754 (12.53%) Windows Server 2012
18 732 (12.17%) Finance
19 718 (11.93%) SQL
20 698 (11.60%) Security Cleared
21 678 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
22 643 (10.69%) Cisco
23 630 (10.47%) SAN
24 626 (10.41%) HP
25 607 (10.09%) Firewall
26 592 (9.84%) PowerShell
27 583 (9.69%) Migration
28 579 (9.62%) Blackberry
29 559 (9.29%) SQL Server

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1588 (26.40%) MS Exchange
2 754 (12.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 503 (8.36%) SharePoint
4 450 (7.48%) IIS
5 384 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 365 (6.07%) Lync
7 340 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 262 (4.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 259 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 128 (2.13%) IBM Notes
11 98 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 77 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 72 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
14 54 (0.90%) Apache
15 52 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
16 43 (0.71%) WorkSite
17 39 (0.65%) Tomcat
18 32 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
19 27 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
20 23 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1346 (22.37%) MS Office
2 1139 (18.93%) MS Excel
3 71 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 66 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (0.50%) MS Project
6 9 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.100%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (0.083%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.066%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.050%) InDesign
10 3 (0.050%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.033%) Maya
11 2 (0.033%) Quicktime
11 2 (0.033%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.033%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.017%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 58 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.18%) assyst
5 10 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
6 8 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.083%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.066%) Agresso
8 4 (0.066%) Adaptiv
8 4 (0.066%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.050%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.033%) Summit
10 2 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.033%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.033%) ReMetrica
11 1 (0.017%) Eikon
11 1 (0.017%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.017%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 229 (3.81%) Office 365
2 164 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (0.38%) IaaS
6 19 (0.32%) SaaS
7 17 (0.28%) Google Apps
8 13 (0.22%) PaaS
9 4 (0.066%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.066%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.033%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.033%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.033%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1066 (17.72%) DNS
2 789 (13.12%) DHCP
3 630 (10.47%) SAN
4 607 (10.09%) Firewall
5 553 (9.19%) TCP/IP
6 478 (7.95%) LAN
7 445 (7.40%) WAN
8 339 (5.63%) VPN
9 176 (2.93%) VoIP
10 175 (2.91%) NAS
11 170 (2.83%) Internet
12 158 (2.63%) LDAP
13 134 (2.23%) VLAN
14 125 (2.08%) Wireless
15 104 (1.73%) MPLS
16 93 (1.55%) FTP
17 92 (1.53%) Network Security
18 81 (1.35%) NetScaler
19 76 (1.26%) SSL
20 70 (1.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 559 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 143 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 95 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 55 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 38 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 38 (0.63%) MySQL
5 38 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 23 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 22 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (0.28%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.23%) Data Mining
11 14 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.17%) MS Access
15 9 (0.15%) OLAP
16 7 (0.12%) DTS
16 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (1.46%) MSI
2 32 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (0.43%) StarTeam
4 18 (0.30%) Subversion
4 18 (0.30%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.20%) AdminStudio
6 10 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.17%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.13%) JIRA
8 6 (0.100%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.083%) Log4Net
9 5 (0.083%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.083%) PHPUnit
10 4 (0.066%) FinalBuilder
10 4 (0.066%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.066%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.066%) Serena SBM
10 4 (0.066%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.066%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.066%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 732 (12.17%) Finance
2 234 (3.89%) Banking
3 183 (3.04%) Telecoms
4 138 (2.29%) Legal
5 132 (2.19%) Law
6 107 (1.78%) Retail
7 72 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 65 (1.08%) Advertising
9 54 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 43 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 36 (0.60%) Publishing
12 34 (0.57%) Back Office
13 33 (0.55%) Marketing
14 24 (0.40%) Local Government
15 23 (0.38%) French Language
16 20 (0.33%) Front Office
17 17 (0.28%) Military
18 14 (0.23%) Games
19 10 (0.17%) Spanish Language
20 9 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1421 (23.62%) Analyst
2 676 (11.24%) Support Engineer
3 574 (9.54%) Service Analyst
4 563 (9.36%) Service Desk Analyst
5 558 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 540 (8.98%) Support Analyst
7 484 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 454 (7.55%) Desktop Support
9 313 (5.20%) Architect
10 310 (5.15%) Consultant
11 294 (4.89%) 3rd Line Support
12 284 (4.72%) Administrator
13 271 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
14 266 (4.42%) Desktop Engineer
15 218 (3.62%) IT Support
16 211 (3.51%) Server Engineer
17 187 (3.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 157 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
19 149 (2.48%) Help Desk Analyst
19 149 (2.48%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (3.67%) .NET
2 122 (2.03%) Application Packaging
3 91 (1.51%) Web Services
4 82 (1.36%) HTML
5 64 (1.06%) XML
6 38 (0.63%) Middleware
7 36 (0.60%) .NET Framework
8 34 (0.57%) ASP.NET
9 29 (0.48%) CSS
10 23 (0.38%) WCF
11 21 (0.35%) Java EE
12 19 (0.32%) Software Packaging
13 17 (0.28%) jQuery
14 12 (0.20%) MSMQ
14 12 (0.20%) HTML5
15 10 (0.17%) Ajax
16 9 (0.15%) WebSphere MQ
16 9 (0.15%) MDX
16 9 (0.15%) SOAP
17 8 (0.13%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 579 (9.62%) Blackberry
2 337 (5.60%) Clustering
3 245 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 137 (2.28%) Replication
5 113 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 109 (1.81%) PKI
7 91 (1.51%) Thin Client
7 91 (1.51%) Fat Client
8 88 (1.46%) NHS
9 74 (1.23%) iPhone
10 72 (1.20%) iPad
11 57 (0.95%) Computer Science
12 55 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
13 44 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 35 (0.58%) PDA
15 34 (0.57%) Handset
16 31 (0.52%) CMDB
17 26 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
18 23 (0.38%) CESG
19 22 (0.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4783 (79.50%) Windows
2 1759 (29.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 1717 (28.54%) Windows 7
4 1258 (20.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 1074 (17.85%) Windows XP
6 754 (12.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 406 (6.75%) Linux
8 317 (5.27%) Windows 8
9 280 (4.65%) UNIX
10 133 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 125 (2.08%) Windows Vista
12 98 (1.63%) Android
13 91 (1.51%) Windows 2000
14 82 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
15 69 (1.15%) Solaris
16 62 (1.03%) Apple iOS
17 58 (0.96%) Mac OS X
18 37 (0.62%) Mac OS
19 26 (0.43%) AIX
19 26 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1322 (21.97%) ITIL
2 583 (9.69%) Migration
3 242 (4.02%) Incident Management
4 239 (3.97%) Service Management
5 238 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 215 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 180 (2.99%) Project Management
8 172 (2.86%) Change Management
9 155 (2.58%) Configuration Management
10 110 (1.83%) E-Commerce
11 105 (1.75%) CRM
12 103 (1.71%) Load Balancing
13 100 (1.66%) Problem Management
14 88 (1.46%) Asset Management
15 86 (1.43%) Time Management
16 79 (1.31%) Identity Management
17 76 (1.26%) Document Management
18 74 (1.23%) Information Security
19 72 (1.20%) PRINCE2
20 70 (1.16%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 718 (11.93%) SQL
2 592 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 192 (3.19%) VBScript
4 142 (2.36%) VB
5 76 (1.26%) C#
6 68 (1.13%) C
7 66 (1.10%) Java
8 59 (0.98%) Perl
9 50 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 43 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 42 (0.70%) JavaScript
12 35 (0.58%) VBA
13 32 (0.53%) Python
14 31 (0.52%) PHP
15 23 (0.38%) Korn
16 18 (0.30%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.30%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.22%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.20%) C++
19 9 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 698 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 678 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 449 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 417 (6.93%) MCSE
5 205 (3.41%) DV Cleared
6 191 (3.17%) MCP
7 176 (2.93%) MCITP
8 175 (2.91%) Degree
9 146 (2.43%) MCSA
10 128 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
11 110 (1.83%) CCNA
12 93 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 87 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
14 62 (1.03%) MCTS
15 59 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
16 54 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 45 (0.75%) CISSP
18 38 (0.63%) CCA
18 38 (0.63%) CCNP
19 28 (0.47%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 427 (7.10%) SLA
2 43 (0.71%) QA
3 32 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.083%) COBIT
8 4 (0.066%) BS7799
8 4 (0.066%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.033%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.033%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.033%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.017%) BS25999
10 1 (0.017%) P3O
System Software
1 1019 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 476 (7.91%) XenApp
3 471 (7.83%) Hyper-V
4 442 (7.35%) vSphere
5 258 (4.29%) VMware ESX
6 196 (3.26%) XenDesktop
7 132 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 131 (2.18%) Terminal Services
9 104 (1.73%) XenServer
10 91 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
11 64 (1.06%) ISA Server
12 60 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 57 (0.95%) NFS
14 54 (0.90%) vCloud
15 48 (0.80%) Xen
15 48 (0.80%) UAG
16 46 (0.76%) VMware Server
17 34 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 31 (0.52%) Terminal Server
18 31 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 872 (14.49%) SCCM
2 383 (6.37%) SCOM
3 125 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 113 (1.88%) NetBackup
5 110 (1.83%) WSUS
6 83 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 77 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 72 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 62 (1.03%) HP SIM
10 49 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 42 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 41 (0.68%) Nagios
13 39 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 37 (0.62%) Tivoli
15 36 (0.60%) SCOrch
16 33 (0.55%) BladeLogic
16 33 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
16 33 (0.55%) SCVMM
17 30 (0.50%) Puppet
18 25 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 2820 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 1873 (31.13%) VMware
3 1419 (23.59%) Citrix
4 643 (10.69%) Cisco
5 626 (10.41%) HP
6 299 (4.97%) Symantec
7 261 (4.34%) NetApp
8 238 (3.96%) Oracle
9 215 (3.57%) Dell
10 176 (2.93%) Remedy
11 164 (2.73%) IBM
12 154 (2.56%) EMC
13 147 (2.44%) Red Hat
14 144 (2.39%) Lotus
15 133 (2.21%) McAfee
16 121 (2.01%) Altiris
17 112 (1.86%) Apple
18 95 (1.58%) CheckPoint
19 89 (1.48%) Sophos
20 84 (1.40%) AppSense
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Rate: £8.68 per hour
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Posted: Yesterday
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Oxfordshire
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
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