The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Essex region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 46 76 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.48% 16.70% 18.20%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 76.77% 61.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 41
Average daily rate
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£300 £164 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.20% -38.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £360 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £25.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
92 99 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.97% 21.76% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 75
Average daily rate £350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £151 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £27.65 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
Active Directory
East of England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Colchester -1 23 £263 +59.09%
Chelmsford +5 4 £90 -35.71% 1
Brentwood -4 2 - -
Saffron Walden - 2 - - 1
Harlow -1 1 £350 -39.13%
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Canvey Island - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 60 (61.86%) Windows
2 39 (40.21%) MS Office
3 37 (38.14%) Windows 7
4 33 (34.02%) ITIL
5 32 (32.99%) Citrix
6 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
7 27 (27.84%) MS Excel
8 24 (24.74%) Blackberry
9 23 (23.71%) Finance
10 18 (18.56%) VMware
11 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
11 17 (17.53%) Incident Management
12 16 (16.49%) Windows XP
13 15 (15.46%) Law
13 15 (15.46%) SLA
13 15 (15.46%) HP
14 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (11.34%) DNS
17 10 (10.31%) Cisco
17 10 (10.31%) Document Management
18 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
19 8 (8.25%) VPN
19 8 (8.25%) DHCP
19 8 (8.25%) SAN
19 8 (8.25%) Service Delivery
19 8 (8.25%) Firewall
19 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.09%) IIS
5 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.06%) Lync
7 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (40.21%) MS Office
2 27 (27.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) DNS
2 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.25%) VPN
3 8 (8.25%) DHCP
3 8 (8.25%) SAN
3 8 (8.25%) Firewall
4 6 (6.19%) VoIP
5 5 (5.15%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.09%) NAS
6 3 (3.09%) Internet
6 3 (3.09%) SNMP
6 3 (3.09%) SSH
6 3 (3.09%) SSL
7 2 (2.06%) Wireless
7 2 (2.06%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.06%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.06%) LDAP
7 2 (2.06%) LAN
7 2 (2.06%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.06%) WebFOCUS
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.03%) MySQL
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MSTest
1 2 (2.06%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.03%) MSI
General
1 23 (23.71%) Finance
2 15 (15.46%) Law
3 5 (5.15%) Legal
4 3 (3.09%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.03%) Billing
6 1 (1.03%) Local Government
6 1 (1.03%) French Language
6 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (55.67%) Analyst
2 39 (40.21%) Service Analyst
2 39 (40.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (20.62%) Help Desk Analyst
4 16 (16.49%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) Help Desk Support
6 7 (7.22%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (6.19%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.19%) IT Support
8 4 (4.12%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.09%) Operations Manager
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) .NET
2 3 (3.09%) CSS
2 3 (3.09%) HTML
3 2 (2.06%) jBPM
3 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (2.06%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (2.06%) Web Services
3 2 (2.06%) WCF
3 2 (2.06%) WPF
3 2 (2.06%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.03%) jQuery
4 1 (1.03%) HTML5
4 1 (1.03%) Middleware
4 1 (1.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.74%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.09%) Open Source
3 3 (3.09%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.03%) iPhone
5 1 (1.03%) NHS
5 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (61.86%) Windows
2 37 (38.14%) Windows 7
3 16 (16.49%) Windows XP
4 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.12%) Linux
8 3 (3.09%) UNIX
8 3 (3.09%) Android
9 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.06%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.02%) ITIL
2 17 (17.53%) Incident Management
3 10 (10.31%) Document Management
4 8 (8.25%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.22%) Migration
6 6 (6.19%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.12%) Time Management
7 4 (4.12%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.09%) Change Control
8 3 (3.09%) Service Management
9 2 (2.06%) TDD
9 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.06%) Project Management
9 2 (2.06%) Change Management
9 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.06%) OOP
9 2 (2.06%) OO
9 2 (2.06%) RUP
9 2 (2.06%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.06%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.19%) SQL
3 4 (4.12%) VB
4 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.09%) C#
4 3 (3.09%) Java
4 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.06%) C
5 2 (2.06%) XAML
6 1 (1.03%) PHP
6 1 (1.03%) Python
6 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.22%) MCSA
3 6 (6.19%) MCP
3 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) MCDST
4 4 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) MCSE
4 4 (4.12%) CCNA
5 3 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.06%) MCITP
6 2 (2.06%) GNVQ
7 1 (1.03%) CISSP
7 1 (1.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.09%) NFS
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.09%) vSphere
3 2 (2.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (1.03%) XenApp
4 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) SCCM
2 7 (7.22%) OpenView
3 4 (4.12%) OVSD
4 3 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.06%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.03%) Nagios
6 1 (1.03%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.03%) Cacti
6 1 (1.03%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.03%) Opsview
Vendors
1 32 (32.99%) Citrix
2 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
3 18 (18.56%) VMware
4 15 (15.46%) HP
5 10 (10.31%) Cisco
6 6 (6.19%) Apple
6 6 (6.19%) Dell
7 5 (5.15%) EMC
7 5 (5.15%) McAfee
8 3 (3.09%) Remedy
9 2 (2.06%) JBoss
9 2 (2.06%) Teradata
9 2 (2.06%) Altiris
9 2 (2.06%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.06%) F5
9 2 (2.06%) Wyse
9 2 (2.06%) Zeacom
10 1 (1.03%) Nimsoft
10 1 (1.03%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.03%) Barracuda Networks