The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 22 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 42 69 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.59% 13.97% 18.28%
As % of the System Software category 67.74% 79.31% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 39
Average daily rate
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£175 £148 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £100 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £513 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -4.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Active Directory
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

System Software Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
62 87 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.68% 17.61% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 61
Average daily rate £244 £219 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -35.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £100 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Essex region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Essex region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex 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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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
Colchester +2 27 £135 - 5
Brentwood - 6 £175 - 2
Southend-on-Sea -11 3 - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 82 (75.93%) Windows
2 55 (50.93%) MS Office
2 55 (50.93%) Windows 7
3 44 (40.74%) Citrix
4 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 38 (35.19%) MS Excel
6 35 (32.41%) Finance
7 34 (31.48%) Blackberry
8 29 (26.85%) Incident Management
9 27 (25.00%) ITIL
10 23 (21.30%) Law
10 23 (21.30%) Document Management
11 21 (19.44%) Windows XP
11 21 (19.44%) MS Exchange
12 20 (18.52%) VMware
13 17 (15.74%) HP
14 14 (12.96%) Firewall
15 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
15 13 (12.04%) DNS
15 13 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (11.11%) Cisco
17 11 (10.19%) SLA
17 11 (10.19%) DHCP
18 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
19 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
19 9 (8.33%) Migration
19 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
20 8 (7.41%) SAN
20 8 (7.41%) Windows 8

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 21 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.78%) IIS
6 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (50.93%) MS Office
2 38 (35.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Office 365
2 3 (2.78%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.96%) Firewall
2 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
2 13 (12.04%) DNS
3 11 (10.19%) DHCP
4 8 (7.41%) SAN
5 7 (6.48%) VPN
6 5 (4.63%) iSCSI
6 5 (4.63%) Broadband
7 3 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.78%) Wireless
7 3 (2.78%) SSL
7 3 (2.78%) LAN
7 3 (2.78%) VoIP
7 3 (2.78%) WAN
8 2 (1.85%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.85%) SNMP
8 2 (1.85%) LDAP
8 2 (1.85%) Internet
8 2 (1.85%) NAS
8 2 (1.85%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) DB2
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.85%) WebFOCUS
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) MSTest
1 2 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 35 (32.41%) Finance
2 23 (21.30%) Law
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.85%) Billing
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) French Language
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (61.11%) Analyst
2 41 (37.96%) Service Analyst
2 41 (37.96%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (26.85%) Help Desk Analyst
4 25 (23.15%) Support Analyst
5 10 (9.26%) IT Support
6 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (6.48%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.70%) Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Architect
10 4 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Server Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Desktop Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) CSS
1 4 (3.70%) .NET
1 4 (3.70%) HTML
2 2 (1.85%) Web Services
2 2 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (1.85%) jQuery
2 2 (1.85%) jBPM
2 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.85%) WCF
2 2 (1.85%) WPF
2 2 (1.85%) Silverlight
2 2 (1.85%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (0.93%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.93%) HTML5
3 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (31.48%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.63%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.70%) iPhone
4 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.85%) Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) Open Source
5 2 (1.85%) Handset
6 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (75.93%) Windows
2 55 (50.93%) Windows 7
3 21 (19.44%) Windows XP
4 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.56%) Linux
7 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.78%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.78%) Solaris
9 2 (1.85%) AIX
9 2 (1.85%) UNIX
9 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.93%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.85%) Incident Management
2 27 (25.00%) ITIL
3 23 (21.30%) Document Management
4 9 (8.33%) Migration
5 5 (4.63%) Data Protection
5 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.78%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.78%) Time Management
6 3 (2.78%) Service Management
7 2 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.85%) RUP
7 2 (1.85%) OOP
7 2 (1.85%) OO
7 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.85%) Change Management
7 2 (1.85%) Project Management
7 2 (1.85%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (1.85%) Waterfall
7 2 (1.85%) Unit Testing
7 2 (1.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.48%) SQL
3 4 (3.70%) VB
3 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.78%) Java
4 3 (2.78%) VBA
4 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.78%) C#
5 2 (1.85%) XAML
6 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.93%) PHP
6 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.70%) CCNA
2 4 (3.70%) MCSE
2 4 (3.70%) MCP
2 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.78%) MCDST
3 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.78%) MCSA
4 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.85%) CISSP
4 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) MCITP
4 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.93%) Degree
5 1 (0.93%) GNVQ
5 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.93%) CISM
5 1 (0.93%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.19%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.78%) XenApp
3 3 (2.78%) vSphere
4 2 (1.85%) NFS
4 2 (1.85%) MetaFrame
4 2 (1.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) SCCM
2 6 (5.56%) OpenView
2 6 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.78%) WSUS
3 3 (2.78%) OVSD
3 3 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.93%) Opsview
5 1 (0.93%) Cacti
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 44 (40.74%) Citrix
2 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.52%) VMware
4 17 (15.74%) HP
5 12 (11.11%) Cisco
6 7 (6.48%) EMC
6 7 (6.48%) McAfee
7 6 (5.56%) Dell
8 5 (4.63%) Symantec
9 4 (3.70%) Oracle
10 3 (2.78%) Avaya
10 3 (2.78%) Remedy
10 3 (2.78%) Sophos
11 2 (1.85%) IBM
11 2 (1.85%) JBoss
11 2 (1.85%) Wyse
11 2 (1.85%) Apple
11 2 (1.85%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.85%) F5
11 2 (1.85%) Altiris
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