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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 30 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3039 2601 2588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.94% 5.40% 4.88%
As % of the System Software category 61.02% 55.11% 57.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1181 1132
Average daily rate
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£288 £296 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £137 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 496 505
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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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
4980 4720 4525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.73% 9.81% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2806 2469 2231
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 562 560
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +10 1236 £300 - 258
South East +2 700 £290 -9.37% 166
East of England -9 254 £253 -3.80% 61
North West +6 200 £265 -3.63% 60
West Midlands -2 168 £258 -8.03% 28
South West +3 167 £300 +8.10% 86
Yorkshire +5 157 £270 +35.00% 73
East Midlands -9 113 £330 +82.06% 29
North East -14 33 £225 +28.57% 7
Midlands +4 5 £350 -17.64% 1
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4676 (80.11%) Windows
2 2560 (43.86%) Microsoft
3 1804 (30.91%) Windows 7
4 1693 (29.00%) VMware
5 1682 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1578 (27.03%) MS Exchange
7 1388 (23.78%) Citrix
8 1361 (23.32%) MS Office
9 1272 (21.79%) ITIL
10 1249 (21.40%) Windows XP
11 1208 (20.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 1125 (19.27%) MS Excel
13 937 (16.05%) DNS
14 896 (15.35%) SCCM
15 870 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 742 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2010
17 695 (11.91%) Finance
18 678 (11.62%) Cisco
19 675 (11.56%) DHCP
20 633 (10.84%) HP
21 626 (10.72%) Blackberry
22 621 (10.64%) SQL
23 618 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
24 601 (10.30%) Firewall
25 600 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
26 594 (10.18%) SQL Server
27 575 (9.85%) Security Cleared
28 565 (9.68%) PowerShell
29 563 (9.65%) SAN
30 553 (9.47%) TCP/IP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1578 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 742 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 497 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 394 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 360 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 342 (5.86%) IIS
7 274 (4.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 241 (4.13%) Lync
9 138 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 133 (2.28%) IBM Notes
11 112 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 75 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 48 (0.82%) Apache
14 39 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
15 31 (0.53%) WorkSite
16 30 (0.51%) Tomcat
17 27 (0.46%) WebLogic
17 27 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
18 26 (0.45%) WebSphere
19 22 (0.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 1361 (23.32%) MS Office
2 1125 (19.27%) MS Excel
3 87 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.50%) MS Project
6 13 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.086%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.086%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.069%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.069%) InDesign
8 4 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.034%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.034%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.034%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.034%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.034%) CATIA
10 1 (0.017%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.017%) SPSS
10 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 23 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
5 10 (0.17%) assyst
6 9 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.086%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.069%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.069%) Misys Midas
9 3 (0.051%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.051%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.051%) Adaptiv
10 2 (0.034%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.034%) Magento
10 2 (0.034%) ReMetrica
10 2 (0.034%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.017%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.017%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 219 (3.75%) Office 365
2 87 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.36%) IaaS
5 20 (0.34%) SaaS
6 11 (0.19%) Google Apps
7 10 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.12%) PaaS
9 4 (0.069%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.017%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 937 (16.05%) DNS
2 675 (11.56%) DHCP
3 601 (10.30%) Firewall
4 563 (9.65%) SAN
5 553 (9.47%) TCP/IP
6 443 (7.59%) LAN
7 415 (7.11%) WAN
8 339 (5.81%) VPN
9 177 (3.03%) VoIP
9 177 (3.03%) LDAP
10 161 (2.76%) Internet
11 151 (2.59%) Wireless
12 122 (2.09%) NAS
13 106 (1.82%) VLAN
14 97 (1.66%) MPLS
15 83 (1.42%) Network Security
16 75 (1.28%) SSL
17 73 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
18 69 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
19 68 (1.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 594 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 178 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 110 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 62 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 60 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 52 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (0.60%) MySQL
8 32 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 17 (0.29%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 14 (0.24%) OLAP
14 13 (0.22%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.19%) Data Mining
16 10 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
17 9 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 57 (0.98%) MSI
2 37 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (0.55%) Subversion
4 29 (0.50%) InstallShield
5 20 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 19 (0.33%) Git (software)
7 17 (0.29%) AdminStudio
8 14 (0.24%) JIRA
9 13 (0.22%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.21%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.12%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.12%) StarTeam
11 7 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.10%) Wise Package Studio
12 6 (0.10%) Log4Net
13 5 (0.086%) Selenium
13 5 (0.086%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.086%) MSBuild
14 4 (0.069%) FinalBuilder
14 4 (0.069%) JUnit
General
1 695 (11.91%) Finance
2 270 (4.63%) Banking
3 152 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 122 (2.09%) Law
4 122 (2.09%) Legal
5 104 (1.78%) Retail
6 94 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 84 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 60 (1.03%) Advertising
9 50 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 50 (0.86%) Back Office
10 45 (0.77%) French Language
11 36 (0.62%) Front Office
12 31 (0.53%) Publishing
13 28 (0.48%) Local Government
13 28 (0.48%) Marketing
14 18 (0.31%) Spanish Language
15 16 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
15 16 (0.27%) Games
16 14 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 1382 (23.68%) Analyst
2 746 (12.78%) Support Engineer
3 583 (9.99%) Support Analyst
4 535 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 510 (8.74%) Service Analyst
6 495 (8.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 473 (8.10%) Desktop Support
8 410 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 319 (5.47%) 1st Line Support
10 306 (5.24%) Consultant
11 305 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
12 285 (4.88%) Administrator
13 262 (4.49%) Architect
14 242 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
15 204 (3.49%) IT Support
16 179 (3.07%) Server Engineer
17 168 (2.88%) Help Desk Analyst
18 155 (2.66%) Systems Administrator
19 151 (2.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 146 (2.50%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (3.00%) .NET
2 78 (1.34%) Application Packaging
3 76 (1.30%) Web Services
4 56 (0.96%) HTML
5 55 (0.94%) ASP.NET
6 49 (0.84%) Middleware
7 44 (0.75%) XML
8 43 (0.74%) CSS
9 37 (0.63%) jQuery
10 34 (0.58%) WCF
11 25 (0.43%) .NET Framework
12 22 (0.38%) HTML5
13 21 (0.36%) Software Packaging
14 14 (0.24%) Java EE
14 14 (0.24%) Ajax
14 14 (0.24%) MSMQ
15 13 (0.22%) LAMP
15 13 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
16 12 (0.21%) SAML
17 11 (0.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 626 (10.72%) Blackberry
2 234 (4.01%) Clustering
3 113 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 108 (1.85%) Replication
5 101 (1.73%) PKI
5 101 (1.73%) iPhone
6 87 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 87 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 77 (1.32%) NHS
8 66 (1.13%) iPad
9 62 (1.06%) Hedge funds
10 60 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 55 (0.94%) Computer Science
12 45 (0.77%) Handset
13 37 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 30 (0.51%) PDA
15 28 (0.48%) AS400
16 26 (0.45%) Statistics
16 26 (0.45%) CMDB
17 23 (0.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4676 (80.11%) Windows
2 1804 (30.91%) Windows 7
3 1682 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1249 (21.40%) Windows XP
5 1208 (20.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 600 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 436 (7.47%) Linux
8 299 (5.12%) Windows 8
9 245 (4.20%) UNIX
10 149 (2.55%) Windows Vista
11 117 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 114 (1.95%) Windows 2000
13 91 (1.56%) Android
14 73 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 72 (1.23%) Apple iOS
16 70 (1.20%) Solaris
17 46 (0.79%) Mac OS X
18 37 (0.63%) CentOS
19 35 (0.60%) AIX
20 27 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1272 (21.79%) ITIL
2 546 (9.35%) Migration
3 249 (4.27%) Incident Management
4 213 (3.65%) Service Management
5 179 (3.07%) Project Management
6 175 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 159 (2.72%) Service Delivery
8 140 (2.40%) Change Management
9 122 (2.09%) Problem Management
10 112 (1.92%) Configuration Management
11 104 (1.78%) Load Balancing
12 88 (1.51%) PRINCE2
13 76 (1.30%) Capacity Planning
13 76 (1.30%) Change Control
14 75 (1.28%) Asset Management
15 74 (1.27%) E-Commerce
16 73 (1.25%) Document Management
17 71 (1.22%) Time Management
17 71 (1.22%) Performance Tuning
18 67 (1.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 621 (10.64%) SQL
2 565 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 191 (3.27%) VBScript
4 141 (2.42%) VB
5 93 (1.59%) C#
6 76 (1.30%) Java
7 70 (1.20%) Perl
8 62 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 62 (1.06%) C
9 47 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 42 (0.72%) JavaScript
11 33 (0.57%) Python
12 26 (0.45%) PHP
12 26 (0.45%) Bash Shell
13 25 (0.43%) VBA
14 21 (0.36%) Korn
15 15 (0.26%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.10%) C++
16 6 (0.10%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.086%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 618 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 575 (9.85%) Security Cleared
3 415 (7.11%) MCSE
4 384 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 213 (3.65%) MCP
6 158 (2.71%) Degree
7 148 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 146 (2.50%) MCITP
9 141 (2.42%) DV Cleared
10 117 (2.00%) MCSA
11 116 (1.99%) CCNA
12 90 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 81 (1.39%) MCTS
14 80 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
15 67 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
16 59 (1.01%) CCNP
17 54 (0.93%) CISSP
18 48 (0.82%) CCA
19 43 (0.74%) MCDST
20 30 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (6.22%) SLA
2 55 (0.94%) QA
3 42 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.10%) COBIT
8 5 (0.086%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.051%) BS7799
10 2 (0.034%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.017%) BS25999
11 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 870 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 493 (8.45%) XenApp
3 396 (6.78%) vSphere
4 329 (5.64%) Hyper-V
5 205 (3.51%) VMware ESX
6 175 (3.00%) XenDesktop
7 156 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 145 (2.48%) XenServer
9 109 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
10 108 (1.85%) Terminal Services
11 64 (1.10%) ISA Server
12 63 (1.08%) NFS
13 58 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 48 (0.82%) Xen
15 45 (0.77%) UAG
16 40 (0.69%) vCloud
17 34 (0.58%) VMware Server
18 31 (0.53%) Terminal Server
19 24 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 22 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 896 (15.35%) SCCM
2 301 (5.16%) SCOM
3 140 (2.40%) Backup Exec
4 118 (2.02%) WSUS
5 109 (1.87%) NetBackup
6 65 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 62 (1.06%) HP SIM
8 49 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 47 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 43 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 39 (0.67%) Control-M
12 38 (0.65%) Nagios
13 37 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
14 36 (0.62%) OpenView
15 34 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 33 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 32 (0.55%) ARCserve
18 31 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
19 29 (0.50%) Tivoli
20 27 (0.46%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2560 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 1693 (29.00%) VMware
3 1388 (23.78%) Citrix
4 678 (11.62%) Cisco
5 633 (10.84%) HP
6 237 (4.06%) Symantec
7 217 (3.72%) Oracle
8 202 (3.46%) NetApp
9 200 (3.43%) Dell
10 180 (3.08%) Remedy
11 152 (2.60%) IBM
12 145 (2.48%) EMC
13 141 (2.42%) Lotus
14 125 (2.14%) McAfee
15 122 (2.09%) Red Hat
16 114 (1.95%) Apple
17 111 (1.90%) Altiris
18 108 (1.85%) CheckPoint
19 86 (1.47%) Sophos
19 86 (1.47%) SolarWinds
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