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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 27 3
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 42 37 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.95% 5.54% 16.85%
As % of the System Software category 75.00% 41.11% 89.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 31
Average daily rate
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£153 £135 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £100 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £413 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.84 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.20% -1.66%
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
56 90 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.27% 13.47% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 36
Average daily rate £210 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +88.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £135 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -32.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 26 February 2015.

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
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 26 February 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
Colchester 0 17 £245 -40.60% 2
Chelmsford +5 12 £135 +50.00%
Basildon +3 2 £375 +212.50% 1
Loughton - 2 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £105 -
Wickford - - - -
Rayleigh - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Dunmow - - - -
Leigh-on-Sea - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 86 (81.13%) Windows
2 66 (62.26%) MS Office
3 59 (55.66%) Citrix
4 55 (51.89%) MS Excel
5 51 (48.11%) Windows 7
6 50 (47.17%) Microsoft
7 47 (44.34%) Finance
8 37 (34.91%) Blackberry
8 37 (34.91%) Incident Management
9 32 (30.19%) ITIL
10 31 (29.25%) Document Management
11 29 (27.36%) MS Exchange
12 26 (24.53%) Law
13 19 (17.92%) VMware
14 15 (14.15%) Lync
15 14 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (13.21%) Linux
16 13 (12.26%) HP
16 13 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (11.32%) XenApp
17 12 (11.32%) SAN
17 12 (11.32%) SQL
18 11 (10.38%) SharePoint
18 11 (10.38%) Service Management
19 10 (9.43%) Windows XP
19 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
20 9 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2007
20 9 (8.49%) Windows Vista

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 29 (27.36%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.15%) Lync
3 13 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (10.38%) SharePoint
5 9 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (62.26%) MS Office
2 55 (51.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.32%) SAN
2 7 (6.60%) DHCP
2 7 (6.60%) DNS
3 6 (5.66%) VoIP
4 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.72%) Wireless
5 4 (3.77%) Firewall
6 3 (2.83%) VPN
6 3 (2.83%) LDAP
7 2 (1.89%) Broadband
7 2 (1.89%) LAN
7 2 (1.89%) WAN
7 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.89%) VLAN
7 2 (1.89%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.94%) NAS
8 1 (0.94%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) DB2
2 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.94%) MS Access
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (44.34%) Finance
2 26 (24.53%) Law
3 6 (5.66%) Legal
4 4 (3.77%) French Language
5 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.89%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Billing
6 1 (0.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (57.55%) Analyst
2 47 (44.34%) Service Analyst
2 47 (44.34%) Service Desk Analyst
3 33 (31.13%) Help Desk Analyst
4 23 (21.70%) Support Analyst
5 11 (10.38%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (9.43%) IT Support
7 8 (7.55%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Team Leader
9 6 (5.66%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.72%) Consultant
10 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.72%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (4.72%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 4 (3.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.77%) Linux Administrator
11 4 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Administrator
11 4 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) HTML
1 1 (0.94%) CSS
1 1 (0.94%) Web Services
1 1 (0.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (0.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 37 (34.91%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.55%) Clustering
4 2 (1.89%) Handset
4 2 (1.89%) NHS
4 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.94%) iPhone
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 86 (81.13%) Windows
2 51 (48.11%) Windows 7
3 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (13.21%) Linux
4 10 (9.43%) Windows XP
4 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.49%) Windows Vista
5 9 (8.49%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.77%) CentOS
7 4 (3.77%) VMS
8 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.94%) AIX
10 1 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.91%) Incident Management
2 32 (30.19%) ITIL
3 31 (29.25%) Document Management
4 11 (10.38%) Service Management
5 6 (5.66%) Migration
6 5 (4.72%) ITSM
7 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
8 1 (0.94%) Change Management
8 1 (0.94%) CRM
8 1 (0.94%) Configuration Management
8 1 (0.94%) Workflow
8 1 (0.94%) Information Security
8 1 (0.94%) TOGAF
8 1 (0.94%) Supplier Management
8 1 (0.94%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (0.94%) Time Management
8 1 (0.94%) Data Protection
8 1 (0.94%) Business Transformation
8 1 (0.94%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.32%) SQL
2 3 (2.83%) VBA
3 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.77%) MCSE
3 4 (3.77%) MCSA
3 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.83%) Degree
5 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) MCITP
5 2 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.89%) MCP
5 2 (1.89%) MCSD
6 1 (0.94%) CISM
6 1 (0.94%) CISSP
6 1 (0.94%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.32%) XenApp
3 7 (6.60%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.83%) vCloud
5 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.89%) XenServer
5 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.94%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) SCCM
2 4 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.83%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.89%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.89%) SCOM
5 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (55.66%) Citrix
2 50 (47.17%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.92%) VMware
4 13 (12.26%) HP
5 8 (7.55%) Cisco
5 8 (7.55%) 3PAR
6 5 (4.72%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.72%) Brocade
6 5 (4.72%) Symantec
6 5 (4.72%) Sophos
7 4 (3.77%) McAfee
8 3 (2.83%) Clearswift
8 3 (2.83%) Proofpoint
8 3 (2.83%) Oracle
9 2 (1.89%) Kerio
9 2 (1.89%) Apple
9 2 (1.89%) IBM
10 1 (0.94%) EMC
10 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.94%) Avaya
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £22 - £25 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Harlow
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Essex
Explore Group
Posted: 17 days ago
Colchester
Explore Group
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 27 days ago