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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3107 2966 2490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.89% 6.26% 5.35%
As % of the System Software category 60.73% 60.63% 58.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1449 1021
Average daily rate
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£291 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 553 583
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.08 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.35 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
5116 4892 4243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.70% 10.33% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2811 2595 2038
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 616 665
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +2 1168 £298 -8.46% 307
South East +1 785 £323 -2.27% 178
East of England +1 285 £220 +11.25% 59
North West +3 188 £270 +20.00% 92
South West -12 180 £325 +21.49% 80
West Midlands +4 153 £248 +7.02% 55
Yorkshire +8 152 £289 +15.50% 75
East Midlands -1 137 £325 +195.45% 22
North East +3 60 £270 -10.00% 9
Midlands - 5 £525 - 2
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4850 (79.43%) Windows
2 2820 (46.18%) Microsoft
3 1859 (30.45%) VMware
4 1786 (29.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1778 (29.12%) Windows 7
6 1636 (26.79%) MS Exchange
7 1447 (23.70%) Citrix
8 1380 (22.60%) MS Office
9 1355 (22.19%) ITIL
10 1304 (21.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 1167 (19.11%) MS Excel
12 1129 (18.49%) Windows XP
13 1073 (17.57%) DNS
14 986 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 889 (14.56%) SCCM
16 786 (12.87%) DHCP
17 775 (12.69%) Exchange Server 2010
18 756 (12.38%) Finance
19 716 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
20 711 (11.64%) SQL
21 682 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
22 676 (11.07%) Security Cleared
23 664 (10.87%) HP
24 660 (10.81%) Cisco
25 634 (10.38%) SAN
26 624 (10.22%) Firewall
27 597 (9.78%) Blackberry
28 589 (9.65%) Migration
29 584 (9.56%) PowerShell
30 573 (9.38%) SQL Server

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1636 (26.79%) MS Exchange
2 775 (12.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 507 (8.30%) SharePoint
4 440 (7.21%) IIS
5 405 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 352 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 336 (5.50%) Lync
8 267 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 256 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 138 (2.26%) IBM Notes
11 119 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 92 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 64 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
14 56 (0.92%) Apache
15 50 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
16 49 (0.80%) WorkSite
17 42 (0.69%) Tomcat
18 30 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
19 27 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
20 24 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1380 (22.60%) MS Office
2 1167 (19.11%) MS Excel
3 76 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 70 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.54%) MS Project
6 10 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.098%) PaintShop Pro
9 5 (0.082%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.082%) InDesign
10 4 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.049%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.033%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.033%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.033%) Maya
12 2 (0.033%) Quicktime
12 2 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.016%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 56 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
6 9 (0.15%) assyst
7 5 (0.082%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.066%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.066%) Adaptiv
8 4 (0.066%) Agresso
9 3 (0.049%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.049%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.033%) Summit
10 2 (0.033%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.033%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.033%) ReMetrica
11 1 (0.016%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 237 (3.88%) Office 365
2 145 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (0.36%) IaaS
6 16 (0.26%) SaaS
6 16 (0.26%) Google Apps
7 12 (0.20%) PaaS
8 4 (0.066%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.033%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.033%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1073 (17.57%) DNS
2 786 (12.87%) DHCP
3 634 (10.38%) SAN
4 624 (10.22%) Firewall
5 571 (9.35%) TCP/IP
6 488 (7.99%) LAN
7 467 (7.65%) WAN
8 348 (5.70%) VPN
9 190 (3.11%) VoIP
10 173 (2.83%) Internet
11 164 (2.69%) LDAP
11 164 (2.69%) NAS
12 140 (2.29%) Wireless
13 124 (2.03%) VLAN
14 115 (1.88%) MPLS
15 92 (1.51%) FTP
16 87 (1.42%) Network Security
17 81 (1.33%) SSL
18 78 (1.28%) NetScaler
19 71 (1.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 573 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 163 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 104 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 57 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 35 (0.57%) MySQL
7 34 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
10 22 (0.36%) Relational Database
11 20 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (0.23%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.16%) OLAP
16 10 (0.16%) MS Access
17 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 7 (0.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 83 (1.36%) MSI
2 33 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (0.34%) StarTeam
4 20 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 18 (0.29%) Subversion
6 13 (0.21%) Git (software)
7 11 (0.18%) AdminStudio
8 10 (0.16%) JIRA
8 10 (0.16%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.082%) PHPUnit
9 5 (0.082%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.082%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.082%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.082%) Log4Net
10 4 (0.066%) Serena SBM
10 4 (0.066%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.066%) FinalBuilder
10 4 (0.066%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.066%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.066%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 756 (12.38%) Finance
2 233 (3.82%) Banking
3 176 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 141 (2.31%) Legal
5 139 (2.28%) Law
6 108 (1.77%) Retail
7 76 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 68 (1.11%) Advertising
9 63 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 46 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 38 (0.62%) Back Office
12 36 (0.59%) Publishing
13 33 (0.54%) Marketing
14 27 (0.44%) French Language
15 23 (0.38%) Front Office
15 23 (0.38%) Local Government
16 18 (0.29%) Military
17 16 (0.26%) Games
18 13 (0.21%) Spanish Language
19 9 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1448 (23.71%) Analyst
2 708 (11.60%) Support Engineer
3 572 (9.37%) Service Analyst
4 564 (9.24%) Support Analyst
5 559 (9.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 535 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 524 (8.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 465 (7.62%) Desktop Support
9 311 (5.09%) Architect
10 307 (5.03%) Consultant
11 305 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 296 (4.85%) Administrator
13 283 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
14 263 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
15 218 (3.57%) IT Support
16 200 (3.28%) Server Engineer
17 182 (2.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 155 (2.54%) Help Desk Analyst
19 148 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
20 144 (2.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (3.67%) .NET
2 116 (1.90%) Application Packaging
3 88 (1.44%) Web Services
4 78 (1.28%) HTML
5 56 (0.92%) XML
6 47 (0.77%) Middleware
7 42 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 38 (0.62%) .NET Framework
9 35 (0.57%) CSS
10 23 (0.38%) jQuery
10 23 (0.38%) WCF
11 20 (0.33%) Java EE
12 19 (0.31%) Software Packaging
13 16 (0.26%) HTML5
14 15 (0.25%) Ajax
15 14 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
16 12 (0.20%) DCOM
17 10 (0.16%) SOAP
17 10 (0.16%) MSMQ
18 9 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 597 (9.78%) Blackberry
2 336 (5.50%) Clustering
3 258 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 135 (2.21%) Replication
5 114 (1.87%) PKI
6 106 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 96 (1.57%) Thin Client
7 96 (1.57%) Fat Client
8 89 (1.46%) NHS
9 76 (1.24%) iPhone
10 68 (1.11%) iPad
11 62 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
12 58 (0.95%) Computer Science
13 52 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 38 (0.62%) Hedge funds
15 36 (0.59%) PDA
16 32 (0.52%) Handset
17 27 (0.44%) CMDB
18 23 (0.38%) Mainframe
18 23 (0.38%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4850 (79.43%) Windows
2 1786 (29.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1778 (29.12%) Windows 7
4 1304 (21.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 1129 (18.49%) Windows XP
6 716 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 418 (6.85%) Linux
8 290 (4.75%) Windows 8
9 278 (4.55%) UNIX
10 146 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 137 (2.24%) Windows Vista
12 101 (1.65%) Windows 2000
13 90 (1.47%) Android
14 78 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
15 76 (1.24%) Solaris
16 62 (1.02%) Apple iOS
17 58 (0.95%) Mac OS X
18 35 (0.57%) Mac OS
19 30 (0.49%) Windows NT
20 28 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1355 (22.19%) ITIL
2 589 (9.65%) Migration
3 254 (4.16%) Incident Management
4 245 (4.01%) Service Management
5 237 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 210 (3.44%) Service Delivery
7 183 (3.00%) Project Management
8 173 (2.83%) Change Management
9 151 (2.47%) Configuration Management
10 114 (1.87%) Problem Management
11 112 (1.83%) Load Balancing
12 104 (1.70%) E-Commerce
13 98 (1.60%) CRM
14 92 (1.51%) Time Management
15 91 (1.49%) Asset Management
16 80 (1.31%) Identity Management
17 78 (1.28%) PRINCE2
18 75 (1.23%) Root Cause Analysis
18 75 (1.23%) Document Management
19 72 (1.18%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 711 (11.64%) SQL
2 584 (9.56%) PowerShell
3 189 (3.10%) VBScript
4 140 (2.29%) VB
5 76 (1.24%) C#
6 68 (1.11%) C
7 67 (1.10%) Java
8 66 (1.08%) Perl
9 55 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 55 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 43 (0.70%) JavaScript
11 39 (0.64%) VBA
12 32 (0.52%) Python
13 28 (0.46%) PHP
14 25 (0.41%) Korn
15 21 (0.34%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.29%) Bash Shell
17 13 (0.21%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.18%) C++
19 9 (0.15%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 682 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 676 (11.07%) Security Cleared
3 423 (6.93%) MCSE
4 416 (6.81%) SC Cleared
5 206 (3.37%) DV Cleared
6 204 (3.34%) MCP
7 174 (2.85%) Degree
8 171 (2.80%) MCITP
9 142 (2.33%) MCSA
10 129 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
11 105 (1.72%) CCNA
12 94 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 86 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 66 (1.08%) MCTS
15 53 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
16 51 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 47 (0.77%) CCNP
18 42 (0.69%) CISSP
19 34 (0.56%) CCA
20 29 (0.47%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 429 (7.03%) SLA
2 45 (0.74%) QA
3 37 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.082%) COBIT
8 4 (0.066%) BS7799
8 4 (0.066%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.066%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.033%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.016%) P3O
10 1 (0.016%) BS25999
10 1 (0.016%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.016%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 986 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 492 (8.06%) XenApp
3 445 (7.29%) vSphere
4 440 (7.21%) Hyper-V
5 269 (4.41%) VMware ESX
6 197 (3.23%) XenDesktop
7 133 (2.18%) Terminal Services
8 131 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 114 (1.87%) XenServer
10 101 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
11 68 (1.11%) ISA Server
12 67 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 62 (1.02%) NFS
14 54 (0.88%) Xen
15 49 (0.80%) vCloud
16 48 (0.79%) UAG
17 40 (0.66%) VMware Server
18 32 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 31 (0.51%) Terminal Server
20 30 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 889 (14.56%) SCCM
2 379 (6.21%) SCOM
3 137 (2.24%) Backup Exec
4 129 (2.11%) NetBackup
5 109 (1.79%) WSUS
6 80 (1.31%) HP SIM
7 76 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 75 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 70 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 53 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 52 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 47 (0.77%) Nagios
13 43 (0.70%) Tivoli
14 39 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 36 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
16 35 (0.57%) Control-M
17 34 (0.56%) BladeLogic
17 34 (0.56%) SCVMM
18 33 (0.54%) Puppet
19 29 (0.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2820 (46.18%) Microsoft
2 1859 (30.45%) VMware
3 1447 (23.70%) Citrix
4 664 (10.87%) HP
5 660 (10.81%) Cisco
6 312 (5.11%) Symantec
7 259 (4.24%) NetApp
8 237 (3.88%) Oracle
9 228 (3.73%) Dell
10 186 (3.05%) Remedy
11 175 (2.87%) IBM
12 160 (2.62%) EMC
13 152 (2.49%) Lotus
13 152 (2.49%) Red Hat
14 138 (2.26%) Altiris
15 130 (2.13%) McAfee
16 112 (1.83%) CheckPoint
17 107 (1.75%) Apple
18 96 (1.57%) SolarWinds
19 94 (1.54%) Sophos
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £250 per day £250 Day Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £12 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
City of York Council
Rate: From £27,611 to £32,081 per annum (Grade 9, Level 1 - 4)
Posted: 21 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £25 - £33 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £17 - £18.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday