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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3124 2609 2648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.98% 5.41% 5.01%
As % of the System Software category 61.36% 55.44% 59.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1245 1178
Average daily rate
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£290 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 486 507
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £27.50 £26.00
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
5091 4706 4469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 9.76% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 2517 2194
Average daily rate £340 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 555 555
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +11 1285 £300 -4.00% 316
South East +5 727 £300 -7.69% 196
East of England -6 258 £275 +10.00% 68
North West +4 191 £275 - 75
South West +3 176 £300 +4.34% 103
West Midlands -2 158 £258 -8.03% 48
Yorkshire +2 151 £298 +80.30% 64
East Midlands -5 123 £343 +128.33% 22
North East -12 52 £225 +12.50% 10
Midlands 0 4 £300 -29.41% 2
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4807 (80.21%) Windows
2 2686 (44.82%) Microsoft
3 1884 (31.44%) Windows 7
4 1756 (29.30%) VMware
5 1725 (28.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1618 (27.00%) MS Exchange
7 1430 (23.86%) Citrix
8 1395 (23.28%) MS Office
9 1324 (22.09%) ITIL
10 1252 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 1246 (20.79%) Windows XP
12 1182 (19.72%) MS Excel
13 998 (16.65%) DNS
14 936 (15.62%) SCCM
15 887 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 777 (12.97%) Exchange Server 2010
17 727 (12.13%) Finance
18 726 (12.11%) DHCP
19 683 (11.40%) Cisco
20 661 (11.03%) HP
21 654 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
22 646 (10.78%) SQL
23 638 (10.65%) Blackberry
24 619 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
25 607 (10.13%) Firewall
26 594 (9.91%) SQL Server
27 591 (9.86%) Security Cleared
28 587 (9.79%) SAN
29 575 (9.59%) PowerShell
30 570 (9.51%) TCP/IP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1618 (27.00%) MS Exchange
2 777 (12.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 519 (8.66%) SharePoint
4 401 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 365 (6.09%) IIS
6 362 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 289 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 270 (4.51%) Lync
9 171 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 143 (2.39%) IBM Notes
11 122 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 89 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 53 (0.88%) Apache
14 41 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
15 36 (0.60%) WorkSite
15 36 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
16 33 (0.55%) Tomcat
17 30 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
17 30 (0.50%) WebSphere
18 23 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1395 (23.28%) MS Office
2 1182 (19.72%) MS Excel
3 88 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.52%) MS Project
6 8 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.083%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.083%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.067%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.067%) InDesign
9 2 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.033%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.033%) CATIA
9 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.017%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.017%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.017%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 35 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
5 11 (0.18%) assyst
6 5 (0.083%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.067%) Misys Midas
7 4 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.067%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.050%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.050%) Adaptiv
8 3 (0.050%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.033%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.033%) Cerner Millennium
9 2 (0.033%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.033%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.033%) Summit
9 2 (0.033%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 235 (3.92%) Office 365
2 96 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (0.38%) IaaS
6 22 (0.37%) SaaS
7 15 (0.25%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.13%) PaaS
9 4 (0.067%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.017%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 998 (16.65%) DNS
2 726 (12.11%) DHCP
3 607 (10.13%) Firewall
4 587 (9.79%) SAN
5 570 (9.51%) TCP/IP
6 462 (7.71%) LAN
7 435 (7.26%) WAN
8 361 (6.02%) VPN
9 186 (3.10%) VoIP
10 179 (2.99%) LDAP
11 169 (2.82%) Internet
12 155 (2.59%) Wireless
13 123 (2.05%) NAS
14 116 (1.94%) VLAN
15 93 (1.55%) MPLS
16 75 (1.25%) SSL
16 75 (1.25%) Network Security
17 73 (1.22%) iSCSI
17 73 (1.22%) NetScaler
18 72 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 594 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 179 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 108 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 61 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 59 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 34 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (0.55%) MySQL
9 27 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (0.28%) Relational Database
13 16 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (0.23%) OLAP
15 13 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 12 (0.20%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.17%) MS Access
19 9 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
19 9 (0.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 59 (0.98%) MSI
2 39 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (0.48%) InstallShield
4 26 (0.43%) Subversion
5 24 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 19 (0.32%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.23%) AdminStudio
8 12 (0.20%) ClearCase
9 9 (0.15%) JIRA
9 9 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.12%) StarTeam
10 7 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
10 7 (0.12%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.12%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.10%) Log4Net
12 5 (0.083%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.083%) Selenium
12 5 (0.083%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.067%) FinalBuilder
13 4 (0.067%) FitNesse
General
1 727 (12.13%) Finance
2 273 (4.56%) Banking
3 161 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 131 (2.19%) Legal
5 124 (2.07%) Law
6 105 (1.75%) Retail
7 92 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 81 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 69 (1.15%) Advertising
10 54 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 52 (0.87%) Back Office
12 45 (0.75%) French Language
13 34 (0.57%) Marketing
14 33 (0.55%) Publishing
15 32 (0.53%) Local Government
16 31 (0.52%) Front Office
17 19 (0.32%) Spanish Language
18 17 (0.28%) Military
19 16 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
20 15 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 1454 (24.26%) Analyst
2 745 (12.43%) Support Engineer
3 596 (9.94%) Support Analyst
4 558 (9.31%) Service Analyst
5 542 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 542 (9.04%) Service Desk Analyst
6 470 (7.84%) Desktop Support
7 445 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 310 (5.17%) 1st Line Support
9 309 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 307 (5.12%) Consultant
11 282 (4.71%) Administrator
12 281 (4.69%) Architect
13 244 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
14 212 (3.54%) IT Support
15 173 (2.89%) Help Desk Analyst
15 173 (2.89%) Server Engineer
16 154 (2.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 151 (2.52%) Systems Administrator
18 145 (2.42%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (3.19%) .NET
2 96 (1.60%) Application Packaging
3 71 (1.18%) Web Services
4 66 (1.10%) HTML
5 58 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 47 (0.78%) CSS
7 46 (0.77%) XML
8 44 (0.73%) Middleware
9 40 (0.67%) jQuery
10 36 (0.60%) WCF
11 31 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 24 (0.40%) Software Packaging
13 23 (0.38%) HTML5
14 17 (0.28%) Ajax
15 16 (0.27%) LAMP
16 14 (0.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 14 (0.23%) Java EE
17 13 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
17 13 (0.22%) MSMQ
17 13 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 638 (10.65%) Blackberry
2 280 (4.67%) Clustering
3 246 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 124 (2.07%) Replication
5 115 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 104 (1.74%) PKI
7 96 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 96 (1.60%) iPhone
7 96 (1.60%) Fat Client
8 75 (1.25%) NHS
9 68 (1.13%) iPad
10 64 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
11 61 (1.02%) Hedge funds
12 57 (0.95%) Computer Science
13 47 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 46 (0.77%) Handset
15 33 (0.55%) PDA
16 27 (0.45%) AS400
16 27 (0.45%) Mainframe
16 27 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4807 (80.21%) Windows
2 1884 (31.44%) Windows 7
3 1725 (28.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1252 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1246 (20.79%) Windows XP
6 619 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 437 (7.29%) Linux
8 317 (5.29%) Windows 8
9 243 (4.05%) UNIX
10 143 (2.39%) Windows Vista
11 129 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 111 (1.85%) Windows 2000
13 103 (1.72%) Android
14 76 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
15 75 (1.25%) Apple iOS
16 72 (1.20%) Solaris
17 45 (0.75%) Mac OS X
18 33 (0.55%) CentOS
19 30 (0.50%) Mac OS
19 30 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1324 (22.09%) ITIL
2 560 (9.34%) Migration
3 272 (4.54%) Incident Management
4 228 (3.80%) Service Management
5 199 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 176 (2.94%) Service Delivery
7 169 (2.82%) Project Management
8 153 (2.55%) Change Management
9 131 (2.19%) Configuration Management
10 117 (1.95%) Problem Management
11 115 (1.92%) Load Balancing
12 89 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (1.44%) PRINCE2
14 84 (1.40%) E-Commerce
15 80 (1.33%) Asset Management
16 78 (1.30%) Document Management
16 78 (1.30%) Capacity Planning
17 76 (1.27%) Time Management
17 76 (1.27%) CRM
18 71 (1.18%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 646 (10.78%) SQL
2 575 (9.59%) PowerShell
3 197 (3.29%) VBScript
4 145 (2.42%) VB
5 96 (1.60%) C#
6 78 (1.30%) Perl
7 73 (1.22%) C
8 68 (1.13%) Java
9 60 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 48 (0.80%) JavaScript
11 45 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 34 (0.57%) Python
13 31 (0.52%) VBA
14 29 (0.48%) Bash Shell
15 28 (0.47%) PHP
16 26 (0.43%) Korn
17 15 (0.25%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.13%) Bourne shell
18 8 (0.13%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 654 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 591 (9.86%) Security Cleared
3 421 (7.02%) MCSE
4 384 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 215 (3.59%) MCP
6 166 (2.77%) Degree
7 160 (2.67%) DV Cleared
8 155 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
9 154 (2.57%) MCITP
10 124 (2.07%) CCNA
11 123 (2.05%) MCSA
12 96 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 88 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
14 81 (1.35%) MCTS
15 63 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
16 55 (0.92%) CCNP
17 54 (0.90%) CISSP
18 42 (0.70%) CCA
19 35 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 34 (0.57%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (6.69%) SLA
2 49 (0.82%) QA
3 43 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.083%) COBIT
8 4 (0.067%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.050%) BS7799
10 2 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.017%) BS25999
11 1 (0.017%) JSP 440
System Software
1 887 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 498 (8.31%) XenApp
3 401 (6.69%) vSphere
4 357 (5.96%) Hyper-V
5 237 (3.95%) VMware ESX
6 170 (2.84%) XenDesktop
7 152 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 136 (2.27%) XenServer
9 105 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
10 104 (1.74%) Terminal Services
11 74 (1.23%) NFS
12 68 (1.13%) ISA Server
13 59 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 51 (0.85%) Xen
15 49 (0.82%) UAG
16 41 (0.68%) vCloud
17 39 (0.65%) VMware Server
18 32 (0.53%) Terminal Server
19 23 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 23 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 936 (15.62%) SCCM
2 323 (5.39%) SCOM
3 161 (2.69%) Backup Exec
4 125 (2.09%) WSUS
5 119 (1.99%) NetBackup
6 77 (1.28%) HP SIM
7 66 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 56 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 50 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 49 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 44 (0.73%) Nagios
12 41 (0.68%) Control-M
13 40 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
14 39 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 38 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 37 (0.62%) OpenView
17 34 (0.57%) ARCserve
18 33 (0.55%) Tivoli
19 31 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
20 28 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2686 (44.82%) Microsoft
2 1756 (29.30%) VMware
3 1430 (23.86%) Citrix
4 683 (11.40%) Cisco
5 661 (11.03%) HP
6 267 (4.46%) Symantec
7 216 (3.60%) NetApp
8 211 (3.52%) Oracle
9 208 (3.47%) Dell
10 187 (3.12%) Remedy
11 166 (2.77%) EMC
12 165 (2.75%) IBM
13 151 (2.52%) Lotus
14 135 (2.25%) Red Hat
15 128 (2.14%) McAfee
16 114 (1.90%) Altiris
17 105 (1.75%) CheckPoint
18 101 (1.69%) Apple
19 95 (1.59%) SolarWinds
20 91 (1.52%) Sophos
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