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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2993 2764 2265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.08% 5.76% 5.34%
As % of the System Software category 60.54% 60.30% 55.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1327 929
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 530 518
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
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
4944 4584 4070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.05% 9.55% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2819 2468 1987
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 592 598
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £33.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 1132 £300 -7.33% 294
South East +5 698 £343 +14.16% 213
East of England +5 278 £262 +24.14% 77
South West +16 215 £251 -28.42% 87
North West -8 201 £230 -6.12% 87
West Midlands +1 163 £325 +3.17% 71
Yorkshire +2 147 £288 +33.72% 57
East Midlands -1 131 £300 +44.57% 28
North East -3 27 £190 -22.44% 10
Midlands -3 1 £450 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4526 (79.56%) Windows
2 2625 (46.14%) Microsoft
3 1897 (33.35%) VMware
4 1678 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1599 (28.11%) Windows 7
6 1388 (24.40%) MS Exchange
7 1245 (21.88%) Citrix
8 1215 (21.36%) ITIL
9 1141 (20.06%) MS Office
10 1069 (18.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 1039 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 956 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
13 946 (16.63%) MS Excel
14 826 (14.52%) DNS
15 769 (13.52%) Windows XP
16 746 (13.11%) SCCM
17 702 (12.34%) SQL
18 684 (12.02%) Security Cleared
19 678 (11.92%) Cisco
20 644 (11.32%) SQL Server
21 641 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
22 637 (11.20%) Finance
23 623 (10.95%) Migration
24 619 (10.88%) Exchange Server 2010
25 591 (10.39%) Firewall
26 580 (10.20%) LAN
27 572 (10.05%) DHCP
28 548 (9.63%) SAN
29 546 (9.60%) WAN
30 533 (9.37%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1388 (24.40%) MS Exchange
2 619 (10.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 452 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 411 (7.22%) IIS
5 361 (6.35%) Lync
6 246 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 224 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 210 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 188 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 90 (1.58%) IBM Notes
11 62 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
12 57 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 55 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
14 54 (0.95%) Apache
15 50 (0.88%) WebSphere
16 40 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
17 34 (0.60%) WorkSite
18 33 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
19 31 (0.54%) Tomcat
20 29 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1141 (20.06%) MS Office
2 946 (16.63%) MS Excel
3 84 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.65%) MS Project
6 15 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
8 11 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.070%) InDesign
11 3 (0.053%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.035%) Quicktime
12 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.035%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.018%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.018%) Shockwave
13 1 (0.018%) Maya
13 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.018%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.018%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 41 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.16%) SAP GRC
5 8 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.14%) Tridion
6 6 (0.11%) assyst
6 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.088%) RMDS
8 4 (0.070%) Remedy AR System
8 4 (0.070%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.053%) Eikon
9 3 (0.053%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.053%) Agresso
9 3 (0.053%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.053%) Maximo
9 3 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.018%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 356 (6.26%) Office 365
2 195 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (0.53%) IaaS
5 22 (0.39%) SaaS
5 22 (0.39%) Google Apps
6 20 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.30%) PaaS
8 16 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.16%) Yammer
12 8 (0.14%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.12%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.088%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.088%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.088%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.088%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.088%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.070%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 826 (14.52%) DNS
2 591 (10.39%) Firewall
3 580 (10.20%) LAN
4 572 (10.05%) DHCP
5 548 (9.63%) SAN
6 546 (9.60%) WAN
7 453 (7.96%) TCP/IP
8 344 (6.05%) VPN
9 188 (3.30%) Internet
10 173 (3.04%) NAS
11 166 (2.92%) LDAP
12 144 (2.53%) VoIP
13 136 (2.39%) VLAN
14 132 (2.32%) Wireless
15 109 (1.92%) Network Security
16 105 (1.85%) MPLS
17 78 (1.37%) NetScaler
18 74 (1.30%) SMTP
19 73 (1.28%) SSL
20 60 (1.05%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 115 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 50 (0.88%) MySQL
6 43 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 39 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 34 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 27 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (0.30%) Big Data
12 17 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.21%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (0.14%) EDMS
18 7 (0.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 63 (1.11%) MSI
2 29 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 25 (0.44%) Subversion
4 21 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 19 (0.33%) JIRA
5 19 (0.33%) StarTeam
6 18 (0.32%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.23%) InstallShield
9 12 (0.21%) AdminStudio
9 12 (0.21%) Hudson
9 12 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.18%) Selenium
11 7 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
11 7 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (0.12%) Maven
11 7 (0.12%) Fiddler
12 6 (0.11%) Ant
12 6 (0.11%) Artifactory
General
1 637 (11.20%) Finance
2 176 (3.09%) Banking
3 116 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 115 (2.02%) Retail
5 94 (1.65%) Law
6 88 (1.55%) Legal
7 72 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 52 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 50 (0.88%) Back Office
10 42 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 36 (0.63%) Local Government
12 26 (0.46%) French Language
13 25 (0.44%) Advertising
14 22 (0.39%) Publishing
15 20 (0.35%) Marketing
16 14 (0.25%) Japanese Language
17 13 (0.23%) German Language
18 12 (0.21%) Front Office
19 11 (0.19%) Electronics
20 10 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1235 (21.71%) Analyst
2 678 (11.92%) Support Engineer
3 500 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 485 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 484 (8.51%) Service Analyst
6 480 (8.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 467 (8.21%) Support Analyst
8 442 (7.77%) Desktop Support
9 322 (5.66%) Architect
10 309 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 290 (5.10%) Administrator
12 282 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
13 272 (4.78%) Consultant
14 250 (4.39%) Server Engineer
15 249 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
16 216 (3.80%) IT Support
17 168 (2.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 167 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
19 164 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 161 (2.83%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (2.78%) .NET
2 98 (1.72%) Web Services
3 84 (1.48%) Application Packaging
4 76 (1.34%) HTML
5 70 (1.23%) XML
6 48 (0.84%) Middleware
7 37 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 27 (0.47%) CSS
9 24 (0.42%) J2EE
10 22 (0.39%) SAML
11 16 (0.28%) CSS3
11 16 (0.28%) REST
12 14 (0.25%) HTML5
13 13 (0.23%) OAuth
13 13 (0.23%) Java EE
14 12 (0.21%) WCF
15 11 (0.19%) Software Packaging
15 11 (0.19%) .NET Framework
16 10 (0.18%) JSON
16 10 (0.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 398 (7.00%) Blackberry
2 265 (4.66%) Clustering
3 254 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 140 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 135 (2.37%) NHS
6 116 (2.04%) PKI
7 100 (1.76%) Replication
8 93 (1.63%) iPhone
9 90 (1.58%) Thin Client
9 90 (1.58%) Fat Client
10 66 (1.16%) iPad
11 65 (1.14%) Computer Science
12 51 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 45 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
14 44 (0.77%) Open Source
15 37 (0.65%) Public Cloud
16 35 (0.62%) CMDB
17 31 (0.54%) Hedge funds
18 29 (0.51%) PDA
19 27 (0.47%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 4526 (79.56%) Windows
2 1678 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1599 (28.11%) Windows 7
4 1069 (18.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 956 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 769 (13.52%) Windows XP
7 456 (8.02%) Linux
8 353 (6.20%) Windows 8
9 265 (4.66%) UNIX
10 133 (2.34%) Android
11 91 (1.60%) Solaris
12 90 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 87 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
14 75 (1.32%) Apple iOS
15 73 (1.28%) Mac OS X
16 70 (1.23%) Windows 2000
16 70 (1.23%) Windows Vista
17 45 (0.79%) CentOS
18 42 (0.74%) Ubuntu
19 37 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1215 (21.36%) ITIL
2 623 (10.95%) Migration
3 230 (4.04%) Project Management
4 225 (3.96%) Service Management
5 204 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 183 (3.22%) Configuration Management
7 178 (3.13%) Incident Management
8 167 (2.94%) Change Management
9 164 (2.88%) Service Delivery
10 122 (2.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 110 (1.93%) PRINCE2
12 106 (1.86%) Problem Management
13 94 (1.65%) Information Security
14 91 (1.60%) ITSM
15 85 (1.49%) Identity Management
16 82 (1.44%) Agile Software Development
17 78 (1.37%) Capacity Planning
18 77 (1.35%) Change Control
19 74 (1.30%) Root Cause Analysis
20 73 (1.28%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 702 (12.34%) SQL
2 533 (9.37%) PowerShell
3 187 (3.29%) VBScript
4 118 (2.07%) VB
5 93 (1.63%) Java
6 86 (1.51%) Perl
7 83 (1.46%) C#
8 68 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 62 (1.09%) Python
10 43 (0.76%) C
11 41 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 32 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 32 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 21 (0.37%) PHP
13 21 (0.37%) Ruby
14 16 (0.28%) VBA
15 10 (0.18%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.16%) VB6
17 7 (0.12%) Jython
18 6 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 684 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 641 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 447 (7.86%) SC Cleared
4 388 (6.82%) MCSE
5 226 (3.97%) MCITP
6 191 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
7 190 (3.34%) Degree
8 175 (3.08%) DV Cleared
9 170 (2.99%) MCP
10 158 (2.78%) CCNA
11 148 (2.60%) MCSA
12 133 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 93 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
14 75 (1.32%) MCTS
15 59 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
16 57 (1.00%) CISSP
17 41 (0.72%) CCNP
18 37 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 35 (0.62%) CCA
20 24 (0.42%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (5.87%) SLA
2 64 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (0.91%) QA
4 21 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.19%) COBIT
7 2 (0.035%) GxP
7 2 (0.035%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.035%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.018%) BS25999
8 1 (0.018%) P3O
8 1 (0.018%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.018%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.018%) HL7
8 1 (0.018%) DICOM
System Software
1 1039 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 455 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 426 (7.49%) vSphere
4 390 (6.86%) XenApp
5 211 (3.71%) VMware ESX
6 161 (2.83%) XenDesktop
7 128 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 102 (1.79%) Terminal Services
9 99 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
10 58 (1.02%) XenServer
11 47 (0.83%) vCloud
12 46 (0.81%) VMware Server
13 42 (0.74%) Samba
14 37 (0.65%) ISA Server
15 35 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 34 (0.60%) Xen
16 34 (0.60%) Terminal Server
17 33 (0.58%) UAG
18 30 (0.53%) BitLocker
19 25 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 746 (13.11%) SCCM
2 243 (4.27%) SCOM
3 110 (1.93%) WSUS
4 65 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 63 (1.11%) AirWatch
6 62 (1.09%) Backup Exec
7 53 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 52 (0.91%) Puppet
9 44 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 38 (0.67%) NetBackup
11 37 (0.65%) Tivoli
12 35 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
13 31 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
14 29 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 24 (0.42%) Nagios
16 23 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
17 22 (0.39%) ARCserve
18 19 (0.33%) SCOrch
19 18 (0.32%) WMI
19 18 (0.32%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2625 (46.14%) Microsoft
2 1897 (33.35%) VMware
3 1245 (21.88%) Citrix
4 678 (11.92%) Cisco
5 506 (8.89%) HP
6 271 (4.76%) Oracle
7 238 (4.18%) NetApp
8 192 (3.37%) Dell
9 161 (2.83%) Symantec
10 152 (2.67%) Red Hat
11 141 (2.48%) Apple
12 137 (2.41%) McAfee
13 132 (2.32%) Remedy
14 124 (2.18%) CheckPoint
15 122 (2.14%) EMC
16 121 (2.13%) IBM
17 98 (1.72%) Lotus
18 95 (1.67%) AppSense
19 83 (1.46%) Juniper
20 65 (1.14%) F5
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