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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 25 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 37 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.23% 6.59% 12.29%
As % of the System Software category 71.15% 49.49% 74.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 33
Average daily rate
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£208 £170 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £90 £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £428 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% +38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £19.00 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
52 99 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.16% 13.32% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 62 46
Average daily rate £275 £375 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +76.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £136 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £23.00 £15.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.81% +38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.75 £19.00 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Chelmsford -8 8 £113 +25.00%
Colchester 0 6 £420 +133.33% 2
Southend-on-Sea +15 4 £198 -45.51%
Harlow - 4 £254 - 2
Witham +3 1 - -
Basildon -11 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - - 2
Epping - 1 £185 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 73 (80.22%) Windows
2 46 (50.55%) Microsoft
3 45 (49.45%) Citrix
4 37 (40.66%) MS Office
5 34 (37.36%) Finance
6 32 (35.16%) VMware
7 31 (34.07%) MS Excel
8 29 (31.87%) Windows 7
9 28 (30.77%) ITIL
10 25 (27.47%) MS Exchange
11 20 (21.98%) Incident Management
12 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (19.78%) HP
14 17 (18.68%) Lync
15 15 (16.48%) XenApp
15 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (15.38%) Blackberry
16 14 (15.38%) SQL
16 14 (15.38%) Document Management
17 13 (14.29%) Law
17 13 (14.29%) SAN
18 12 (13.19%) Linux
18 12 (13.19%) 3PAR
18 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
19 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (12.09%) Clustering
19 11 (12.09%) Service Management
20 10 (10.99%) DHCP
20 10 (10.99%) DNS
20 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (27.47%) MS Exchange
2 17 (18.68%) Lync
3 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
5 8 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.49%) IIS
7 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 37 (40.66%) MS Office
2 31 (34.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) SAN
2 10 (10.99%) DHCP
2 10 (10.99%) DNS
3 6 (6.59%) Firewall
3 6 (6.59%) NetScaler
4 5 (5.49%) Wireless
5 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.30%) WAN
6 3 (3.30%) LAN
6 3 (3.30%) VLAN
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (2.20%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.20%) LDAP
7 2 (2.20%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.10%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (1.10%) BGP
8 1 (1.10%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.10%) MGCP
8 1 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 34 (37.36%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Law
3 4 (4.40%) French Language
3 4 (4.40%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (43.96%) Analyst
2 32 (35.16%) Service Desk Analyst
2 32 (35.16%) Service Analyst
3 19 (20.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 12 (13.19%) Support Analyst
5 11 (12.09%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Consultant
7 5 (5.49%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 4 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 11 (12.09%) Clustering
3 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) NHS
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (80.22%) Windows
2 29 (31.87%) Windows 7
3 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (13.19%) Linux
5 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.89%) Windows Vista
8 7 (7.69%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.59%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.40%) VMS
10 4 (4.40%) CentOS
11 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) ITIL
2 20 (21.98%) Incident Management
3 14 (15.38%) Document Management
4 11 (12.09%) Service Management
5 7 (7.69%) Migration
6 5 (5.49%) ITSM
7 3 (3.30%) Change Management
8 2 (2.20%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.10%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.10%) Project Management
9 1 (1.10%) CRM
9 1 (1.10%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.30%) MCSA
3 3 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.20%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) MCSE
4 2 (2.20%) MCP
4 2 (2.20%) MCSD
4 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (16.48%) XenApp
3 7 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.49%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.30%) vCloud
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.20%) XenServer
7 1 (1.10%) vSphere
7 1 (1.10%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) SCDPM
2 3 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.30%) SCOM
3 2 (2.20%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.10%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 46 (50.55%) Microsoft
2 45 (49.45%) Citrix
3 32 (35.16%) VMware
4 18 (19.78%) HP
5 12 (13.19%) 3PAR
6 9 (9.89%) Cisco
7 6 (6.59%) NetApp
8 5 (5.49%) Brocade
9 4 (4.40%) Clearswift
9 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.30%) Proofpoint
10 3 (3.30%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (3.30%) Apple
10 3 (3.30%) McAfee
10 3 (3.30%) Sophos
10 3 (3.30%) Symantec
10 3 (3.30%) Websense
11 2 (2.20%) Kerio
12 1 (1.10%) Oracle
Harlow
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £264 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago
Harlow
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 10 days ago