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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2950 2999 2602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.47% 5.96% 5.41%
As % of the System Software category 54.93% 60.46% 54.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 1558 1181
Average daily rate
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£301 £288 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -2.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 534 497
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
5370 4960 4771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.96% 9.85% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3098 2787 2498
Average daily rate £365 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 596 574
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £33.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +1 1156 £325 +8.33% 237
South East -6 679 £313 +7.75% 146
East of England +3 253 £318 +27.00% 54
North West -2 241 £255 -5.55% 82
South West +9 212 £178 -40.66% 73
Yorkshire -9 161 £289 +6.94% 59
West Midlands -6 126 £313 +19.04% 38
East Midlands -16 78 £288 -12.87% 36
North East -12 45 £275 +22.22% 10
Midlands +1 3 £250 -28.57% 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4600 (78.43%) Windows
2 2653 (45.23%) Microsoft
3 2018 (34.41%) VMware
4 1674 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1594 (27.18%) Windows 7
6 1399 (23.85%) MS Exchange
7 1362 (23.22%) Citrix
8 1207 (20.58%) ITIL
9 1145 (19.52%) MS Office
10 1109 (18.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 1068 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 1034 (17.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1017 (17.34%) MS Excel
14 987 (16.83%) DNS
15 804 (13.71%) Finance
16 763 (13.01%) SCCM
17 719 (12.26%) Windows XP
18 715 (12.19%) SQL
19 714 (12.17%) Migration
20 701 (11.95%) DHCP
21 695 (11.85%) SQL Server
22 670 (11.42%) PowerShell
23 669 (11.41%) Cisco
24 647 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
25 630 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
26 601 (10.25%) SAN
27 582 (9.92%) LAN
28 579 (9.87%) Firewall
29 572 (9.75%) WAN
30 564 (9.62%) Security Cleared

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1399 (23.85%) MS Exchange
2 647 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 491 (8.37%) SharePoint
4 430 (7.33%) IIS
5 360 (6.14%) Lync
6 275 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 251 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 228 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 192 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 87 (1.48%) IBM Notes
11 76 (1.30%) Apache
12 66 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
13 57 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
14 52 (0.89%) Tomcat
15 50 (0.85%) WebSphere
16 47 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
17 39 (0.66%) WorkSite
18 38 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
19 36 (0.61%) JBoss
20 27 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1145 (19.52%) MS Office
2 1017 (17.34%) MS Excel
3 82 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 68 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (0.75%) MS Project
6 22 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
8 9 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.085%) InDesign
13 3 (0.051%) Vectorworks
13 3 (0.051%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.034%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 29 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.12%) Tridion
6 7 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.085%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.085%) Agresso
7 5 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.085%) Adaptiv
8 4 (0.068%) RMDS
8 4 (0.068%) assyst
8 4 (0.068%) Eikon
8 4 (0.068%) Remedy AR System
9 3 (0.051%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.051%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.051%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.034%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 473 (8.06%) Office 365
2 229 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (0.66%) SaaS
5 37 (0.63%) IaaS
6 27 (0.46%) PaaS
7 18 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (0.29%) Google Apps
9 16 (0.27%) Yammer
10 10 (0.17%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.12%) GitHub
12 7 (0.12%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.068%) Google Drive
16 3 (0.051%) Symantec.cloud
16 3 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.051%) IBM SmartCloud
17 2 (0.034%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 987 (16.83%) DNS
2 701 (11.95%) DHCP
3 601 (10.25%) SAN
4 582 (9.92%) LAN
5 579 (9.87%) Firewall
6 572 (9.75%) WAN
7 458 (7.81%) TCP/IP
8 325 (5.54%) VPN
9 191 (3.26%) LDAP
10 185 (3.15%) Internet
11 174 (2.97%) VLAN
12 172 (2.93%) NAS
13 146 (2.49%) Wireless
14 140 (2.39%) VoIP
15 112 (1.91%) MPLS
16 100 (1.71%) NetScaler
17 99 (1.69%) Network Security
18 84 (1.43%) SSL
19 63 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
20 60 (1.02%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 135 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 69 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (0.84%) MySQL
5 49 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 44 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 40 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 39 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (0.34%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.31%) Big Data
12 18 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.29%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (0.20%) Data Mining
17 11 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 54 (0.92%) MSI
2 45 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 37 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 35 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 31 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (0.44%) JIRA
7 21 (0.36%) Subversion
8 15 (0.26%) Selenium
8 15 (0.26%) JUnit
9 12 (0.20%) Maven
10 11 (0.19%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.17%) SonarQube
11 10 (0.17%) Gerrit
11 10 (0.17%) Gradle
11 10 (0.17%) Mocha
11 10 (0.17%) JMeter
12 9 (0.15%) Toad
13 8 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (0.14%) StarTeam
13 8 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 804 (13.71%) Finance
2 227 (3.87%) Banking
3 139 (2.37%) Retail
4 129 (2.20%) Law
5 114 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 110 (1.88%) Legal
7 70 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 63 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 62 (1.06%) Back Office
10 49 (0.84%) Local Government
11 43 (0.73%) Advertising
12 39 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 37 (0.63%) Marketing
13 37 (0.63%) French Language
14 23 (0.39%) Publishing
15 18 (0.31%) Electronics
16 14 (0.24%) Military
17 13 (0.22%) Front Office
17 13 (0.22%) German Language
18 10 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1320 (22.51%) Analyst
2 695 (11.85%) Support Engineer
3 534 (9.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 519 (8.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 510 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 502 (8.56%) Service Analyst
7 498 (8.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 451 (7.69%) Desktop Support
9 344 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support
10 331 (5.64%) Administrator
11 321 (5.47%) Architect
12 258 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
13 253 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
14 248 (4.23%) Consultant
15 219 (3.73%) Server Engineer
16 206 (3.51%) IT Support
17 188 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 183 (3.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 169 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
20 153 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (2.97%) .NET
2 104 (1.77%) Web Services
3 78 (1.33%) HTML
4 67 (1.14%) Middleware
5 65 (1.11%) Application Packaging
6 63 (1.07%) XML
7 57 (0.97%) ASP.NET
8 54 (0.92%) CSS
9 28 (0.48%) SAML
9 28 (0.48%) jQuery
9 28 (0.48%) REST
10 24 (0.41%) HTML5
11 23 (0.39%) CSS3
11 23 (0.39%) J2EE
12 22 (0.38%) WCF
12 22 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 21 (0.36%) JSON
14 20 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 463 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 380 (6.48%) Data Centre
3 277 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 241 (4.11%) Clustering
5 145 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 128 (2.18%) PKI
7 115 (1.96%) NHS
8 98 (1.67%) Replication
9 87 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 86 (1.47%) iPhone
11 78 (1.33%) Fat Client
11 78 (1.33%) Thin Client
12 70 (1.19%) iPad
13 66 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
14 49 (0.84%) Computer Science
15 36 (0.61%) Public Cloud
16 32 (0.55%) Hedge funds
16 32 (0.55%) Mainframe
17 31 (0.53%) HP Storage
18 30 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4600 (78.43%) Windows
2 1674 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 1594 (27.18%) Windows 7
4 1109 (18.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 1068 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 719 (12.26%) Windows XP
7 478 (8.15%) Linux
8 322 (5.49%) Windows 8
9 239 (4.08%) UNIX
10 161 (2.75%) Android
11 99 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 94 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 79 (1.35%) Apple iOS
14 73 (1.24%) Solaris
15 72 (1.23%) Windows Vista
16 64 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
17 55 (0.94%) CentOS
18 44 (0.75%) Windows 2000
19 37 (0.63%) Ubuntu
20 33 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1207 (20.58%) ITIL
2 714 (12.17%) Migration
3 249 (4.25%) Project Management
4 242 (4.13%) Service Management
5 229 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 191 (3.26%) Change Management
7 187 (3.19%) Incident Management
8 165 (2.81%) Configuration Management
9 161 (2.75%) Service Delivery
10 139 (2.37%) PRINCE2
11 122 (2.08%) Problem Management
12 115 (1.96%) Server Building
13 112 (1.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 108 (1.84%) ITSM
15 107 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
16 97 (1.65%) Information Security
17 94 (1.60%) Change Control
18 93 (1.59%) Identity Management
19 85 (1.45%) Load Balancing
19 85 (1.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 715 (12.19%) SQL
2 670 (11.42%) PowerShell
3 186 (3.17%) VBScript
4 116 (1.98%) VB
5 110 (1.88%) Java
6 107 (1.82%) C#
7 83 (1.42%) Perl
8 73 (1.24%) JavaScript
9 63 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 60 (1.02%) Python
11 46 (0.78%) C
12 44 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 39 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 24 (0.41%) PHP
15 22 (0.38%) VBA
16 19 (0.32%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.20%) C++
17 12 (0.20%) Ruby
18 9 (0.15%) VB6
19 5 (0.085%) X++
Qualifications
1 630 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 564 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 374 (6.38%) MCSE
4 350 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 211 (3.60%) Degree
6 202 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
7 183 (3.12%) MCITP
8 168 (2.86%) MCSA
9 161 (2.75%) CCNA
10 151 (2.57%) MCP
11 150 (2.56%) DV Cleared
12 118 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 103 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
14 58 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
15 44 (0.75%) CCNP
16 43 (0.73%) CISSP
17 42 (0.72%) MCTS
18 38 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 30 (0.51%) MCDST
20 29 (0.49%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (6.09%) SLA
2 67 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (1.04%) QA
4 22 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.24%) COBIT
7 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.034%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.034%) GxP
10 1 (0.017%) BS25999
10 1 (0.017%) P3O
10 1 (0.017%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1034 (17.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 447 (7.62%) XenApp
3 438 (7.47%) vSphere
4 408 (6.96%) Hyper-V
5 242 (4.13%) VMware ESX
6 168 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 166 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
8 160 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 96 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 75 (1.28%) XenServer
11 68 (1.16%) vCloud
12 54 (0.92%) VMware Server
13 47 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 46 (0.78%) Xen
15 34 (0.58%) ISA Server
16 33 (0.56%) BitLocker
17 29 (0.49%) Samba
18 28 (0.48%) NLBS
18 28 (0.48%) DFS Replication
19 27 (0.46%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 763 (13.01%) SCCM
2 247 (4.21%) SCOM
3 138 (2.35%) WSUS
4 96 (1.64%) Backup Exec
5 71 (1.21%) NetBackup
6 64 (1.09%) Puppet
7 60 (1.02%) Tivoli
8 54 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
9 53 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 51 (0.87%) AirWatch
11 41 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 37 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 36 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
14 32 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 29 (0.49%) SCVMM
15 29 (0.49%) vMotion
16 27 (0.46%) ARCserve
17 26 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 25 (0.43%) HP SIM
19 23 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2653 (45.23%) Microsoft
2 2018 (34.41%) VMware
3 1362 (23.22%) Citrix
4 669 (11.41%) Cisco
5 526 (8.97%) HP
6 282 (4.81%) Oracle
7 230 (3.92%) NetApp
8 223 (3.80%) Symantec
9 221 (3.77%) Dell
10 153 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 147 (2.51%) IBM
12 140 (2.39%) Remedy
12 140 (2.39%) McAfee
13 134 (2.28%) Apple
14 132 (2.25%) CheckPoint
15 126 (2.15%) EMC
16 113 (1.93%) AppSense
17 92 (1.57%) Lotus
18 81 (1.38%) LANDesk
19 78 (1.33%) Juniper
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