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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2682 2525 2386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.63% 5.52% 5.86%
As % of the System Software category 57.95% 58.50% 60.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 1160 1017
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 443 594
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £28.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.45% -1.66%
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
4628 4316 3915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.72% 9.43% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2585 2166 1875
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 512 677
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.46 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 991 £325 -7.14% 335
South East -3 683 £324 +7.91% 218
East of England +8 207 £231 -1.59% 66
West Midlands +17 191 £275 -25.67% 36
South West +4 179 £344 +37.50% 75
North West -14 171 £288 +15.00% 80
Yorkshire -7 111 £275 +22.22% 71
East Midlands -13 102 £250 +127.27% 36
North East -12 30 £275 +12.24% 7
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4574 (80.02%) Windows
2 2767 (48.41%) Microsoft
3 1821 (31.86%) VMware
4 1679 (29.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1633 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 1458 (25.51%) MS Exchange
7 1289 (22.55%) Citrix
8 1244 (21.76%) ITIL
9 1243 (21.75%) MS Office
10 1153 (20.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1044 (18.26%) MS Excel
12 1033 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 933 (16.32%) Windows XP
14 920 (16.10%) DNS
15 814 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 801 (14.01%) SCCM
17 728 (12.74%) SQL
18 724 (12.67%) Security Cleared
19 679 (11.88%) DHCP
20 677 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
21 653 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
22 639 (11.18%) Finance
23 613 (10.72%) Cisco
24 605 (10.58%) SQL Server
25 563 (9.85%) Firewall
26 562 (9.83%) Migration
27 558 (9.76%) HP
28 533 (9.32%) PowerShell
29 524 (9.17%) SAN
30 511 (8.94%) Hyper-V

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1458 (25.51%) MS Exchange
2 677 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 491 (8.59%) SharePoint
4 429 (7.51%) IIS
5 375 (6.56%) Lync
6 320 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 272 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 267 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 257 (4.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 119 (2.08%) IBM Notes
11 98 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 85 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 84 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
14 59 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
15 51 (0.89%) Apache
16 41 (0.72%) WorkSite
17 37 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
18 36 (0.63%) Tomcat
19 23 (0.40%) WebSphere
20 22 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1243 (21.75%) MS Office
2 1044 (18.26%) MS Excel
3 75 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 48 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.56%) MS Project
6 10 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
7 7 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.070%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.052%) Quicktime
10 2 (0.035%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.035%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.035%) Maya
10 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.035%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.017%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.017%) InDesign
11 1 (0.017%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 73 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.24%) assyst
5 11 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.17%) SAP GRC
7 8 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.070%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.052%) Agresso
9 3 (0.052%) Maximo
9 3 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.035%) Remedy AR System
10 2 (0.035%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.017%) Cerner Millennium
11 1 (0.017%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.017%) Magento
11 1 (0.017%) Eikon
11 1 (0.017%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.017%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 284 (4.97%) Office 365
2 199 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.49%) IaaS
6 21 (0.37%) Google Apps
7 16 (0.28%) SaaS
8 13 (0.23%) PaaS
9 7 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.087%) ElastiCache
10 5 (0.087%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.087%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.087%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.070%) Yammer
12 3 (0.052%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.035%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.017%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.017%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 920 (16.10%) DNS
2 679 (11.88%) DHCP
3 563 (9.85%) Firewall
4 524 (9.17%) SAN
5 510 (8.92%) TCP/IP
6 492 (8.61%) LAN
7 456 (7.98%) WAN
8 342 (5.98%) VPN
9 174 (3.04%) Internet
10 163 (2.85%) NAS
11 156 (2.73%) VoIP
12 130 (2.27%) LDAP
13 128 (2.24%) Wireless
14 112 (1.96%) VLAN
15 95 (1.66%) Network Security
16 90 (1.57%) MPLS
17 75 (1.31%) NetScaler
18 71 (1.24%) iSCSI
19 70 (1.22%) FTP
20 69 (1.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 605 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 127 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 53 (0.93%) MySQL
5 51 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 36 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 26 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
12 18 (0.31%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.19%) MS Access
16 10 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.17%) Big Data
17 9 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 95 (1.66%) MSI
2 30 (0.52%) StarTeam
3 26 (0.45%) Subversion
4 19 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.21%) AdminStudio
7 11 (0.19%) InstallShield
7 11 (0.19%) JIRA
8 10 (0.17%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.14%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.10%) Hudson
10 6 (0.10%) Fiddler
10 6 (0.10%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (0.087%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.087%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.070%) PHPUnit
12 4 (0.070%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.070%) Wise Package Studio
12 4 (0.070%) GitLab
General
1 639 (11.18%) Finance
2 181 (3.17%) Banking
3 161 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 121 (2.12%) Law
5 113 (1.98%) Legal
6 98 (1.71%) Retail
7 60 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 53 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 45 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 42 (0.73%) Advertising
11 34 (0.59%) Publishing
11 34 (0.59%) Back Office
12 30 (0.52%) Marketing
13 23 (0.40%) French Language
14 19 (0.33%) Local Government
15 15 (0.26%) Electronics
16 11 (0.19%) Games
17 10 (0.17%) Military
17 10 (0.17%) Automotive
18 9 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1288 (22.53%) Analyst
2 685 (11.98%) Support Engineer
3 536 (9.38%) Service Analyst
4 533 (9.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 530 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 486 (8.50%) Support Analyst
7 472 (8.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 443 (7.75%) Desktop Support
9 328 (5.74%) Consultant
10 322 (5.63%) Architect
11 286 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 274 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
13 270 (4.72%) 1st Line Support
14 260 (4.55%) Administrator
15 240 (4.20%) IT Support
16 227 (3.97%) Server Engineer
17 194 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 157 (2.75%) Wintel Engineer
19 146 (2.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 142 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (3.69%) .NET
2 118 (2.06%) Application Packaging
3 108 (1.89%) Web Services
4 82 (1.43%) HTML
5 66 (1.15%) XML
6 40 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 28 (0.49%) CSS
7 28 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 26 (0.45%) Middleware
9 16 (0.28%) jQuery
10 12 (0.21%) Java EE
10 12 (0.21%) Software Packaging
10 12 (0.21%) SOAP
11 11 (0.19%) Ajax
12 10 (0.17%) HTML5
13 9 (0.16%) J2EE
14 8 (0.14%) REST
14 8 (0.14%) X-Windows
14 8 (0.14%) WCF
15 7 (0.12%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 481 (8.41%) Blackberry
2 323 (5.65%) Clustering
3 255 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 134 (2.34%) Replication
5 131 (2.29%) NHS
6 108 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 93 (1.63%) PKI
8 86 (1.50%) Thin Client
8 86 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 80 (1.40%) iPhone
10 70 (1.22%) iPad
11 50 (0.87%) Computer Science
12 41 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
13 32 (0.56%) Open Source
13 32 (0.56%) CMDB
13 32 (0.56%) Client/Server
14 28 (0.49%) PDA
15 25 (0.44%) Handset
15 25 (0.44%) Statistics
16 24 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4574 (80.02%) Windows
2 1679 (29.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 1633 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1153 (20.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 933 (16.32%) Windows XP
6 814 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 410 (7.17%) Linux
8 348 (6.09%) Windows 8
9 290 (5.07%) UNIX
10 116 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 112 (1.96%) Windows Vista
12 103 (1.80%) Android
13 101 (1.77%) Windows 2000
14 82 (1.43%) Solaris
15 81 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
16 72 (1.26%) Mac OS X
17 61 (1.07%) Apple iOS
18 36 (0.63%) Ubuntu
19 35 (0.61%) CentOS
19 35 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1244 (21.76%) ITIL
2 562 (9.83%) Migration
3 241 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 208 (3.64%) Service Delivery
5 204 (3.57%) Service Management
6 201 (3.52%) Incident Management
7 187 (3.27%) Configuration Management
8 184 (3.22%) Change Management
9 172 (3.01%) Project Management
10 121 (2.12%) CRM
11 96 (1.68%) E-Commerce
12 89 (1.56%) Agile Software Development
13 87 (1.52%) Problem Management
14 85 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 82 (1.43%) Asset Management
15 82 (1.43%) PRINCE2
16 81 (1.42%) Identity Management
17 76 (1.33%) ITSM
18 71 (1.24%) Change Control
19 70 (1.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 728 (12.74%) SQL
2 533 (9.32%) PowerShell
3 182 (3.18%) VBScript
4 109 (1.91%) VB
5 78 (1.36%) C#
6 73 (1.28%) Java
7 72 (1.26%) Perl
8 64 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 54 (0.94%) C
10 46 (0.80%) Python
11 41 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 33 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 28 (0.49%) VBA
14 27 (0.47%) Bash Shell
15 21 (0.37%) PHP
16 18 (0.31%) Ruby
17 17 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.21%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.19%) C++
19 11 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 724 (12.67%) Security Cleared
2 653 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 462 (8.08%) SC Cleared
4 387 (6.77%) MCSE
5 224 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 195 (3.41%) MCITP
7 173 (3.03%) MCP
8 169 (2.96%) Degree
9 154 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
10 147 (2.57%) MCSA
11 134 (2.34%) CCNA
12 108 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 84 (1.47%) VCP4
13 84 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
14 73 (1.28%) MCTS
15 56 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
16 45 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 41 (0.72%) CISSP
18 40 (0.70%) CCNP
19 34 (0.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (7.03%) SLA
2 44 (0.77%) QA
3 24 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.070%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.035%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.035%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.035%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.035%) COBIT
9 1 (0.017%) HL7
9 1 (0.017%) DICOM
9 1 (0.017%) BS7799
9 1 (0.017%) P3O
System Software
1 1033 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 511 (8.94%) Hyper-V
3 417 (7.30%) XenApp
4 403 (7.05%) vSphere
5 231 (4.04%) VMware ESX
6 177 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 131 (2.29%) Terminal Services
8 130 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 88 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
10 60 (1.05%) XenServer
11 46 (0.80%) ISA Server
12 45 (0.79%) NFS
13 44 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 40 (0.70%) UAG
15 39 (0.68%) vCloud
16 37 (0.65%) Xen
17 36 (0.63%) DFS Replication
18 33 (0.58%) Terminal Server
19 31 (0.54%) VMware Server
20 30 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 801 (14.01%) SCCM
2 325 (5.69%) SCOM
3 114 (1.99%) WSUS
4 99 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 94 (1.64%) Backup Exec
6 81 (1.42%) NetBackup
7 73 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 58 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 43 (0.75%) HP SIM
10 42 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 41 (0.72%) Puppet
12 38 (0.66%) Nagios
13 36 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 32 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
15 30 (0.52%) Tivoli
16 28 (0.49%) SCOrch
17 27 (0.47%) SCVMM
18 24 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 23 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
20 18 (0.31%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2767 (48.41%) Microsoft
2 1821 (31.86%) VMware
3 1289 (22.55%) Citrix
4 613 (10.72%) Cisco
5 558 (9.76%) HP
6 247 (4.32%) Oracle
7 244 (4.27%) Symantec
8 243 (4.25%) NetApp
9 184 (3.22%) Dell
10 148 (2.59%) Red Hat
11 146 (2.55%) EMC
12 141 (2.47%) Remedy
13 140 (2.45%) McAfee
14 134 (2.34%) Lotus
15 121 (2.12%) Apple
16 114 (1.99%) IBM
17 104 (1.82%) Altiris
18 100 (1.75%) CheckPoint
19 94 (1.64%) AppSense
20 71 (1.24%) Avaya
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