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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 59 81 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.50% 14.09% 18.36%
As % of the System Software category 76.62% 69.83% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 38
Average daily rate
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£261 £280 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.78% +154.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £111 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £435 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £32.05 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.30 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.96% -4.68%
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
77 116 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 15.01% 20.17% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 41
Average daily rate £275 £375 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +82.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £31.50 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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 0 26 £150 -46.42% 3
Brentwood -5 6 £288 -32.35%
Chelmsford 0 5 £125 -28.57% 2
Basildon -5 3 £375 +212.50% 1
Harlow 0 1 £257 - 1
Hockley - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Billericay - - - - 1
Braintree - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 78 (77.23%) Windows
2 62 (61.39%) MS Office
3 53 (52.48%) Citrix
4 50 (49.50%) Windows 7
5 49 (48.51%) MS Excel
6 42 (41.58%) Microsoft
7 38 (37.62%) Finance
8 37 (36.63%) Blackberry
9 35 (34.65%) Incident Management
10 34 (33.66%) MS Exchange
11 30 (29.70%) Document Management
12 27 (26.73%) ITIL
13 26 (25.74%) Law
14 19 (18.81%) VMware
15 15 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (13.86%) Lync
16 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (13.86%) HP
16 14 (13.86%) Windows XP
17 13 (12.87%) Linux
17 13 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (11.88%) Windows 8
19 11 (10.89%) XenApp
19 11 (10.89%) SQL
20 10 (9.90%) SAN
20 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
20 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2007
21 9 (8.91%) TCP/IP
21 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
21 9 (8.91%) Clustering

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 34 (33.66%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.86%) Lync
3 13 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
6 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 62 (61.39%) MS Office
2 49 (48.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) SaaS
2 2 (1.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) SAN
2 9 (8.91%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.93%) Firewall
4 6 (5.94%) Wireless
4 6 (5.94%) DHCP
4 6 (5.94%) DNS
4 6 (5.94%) VoIP
5 5 (4.95%) Broadband
6 3 (2.97%) LAN
6 3 (2.97%) WAN
6 3 (2.97%) VPN
6 3 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.98%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.98%) LDAP
8 1 (0.99%) Intranet
8 1 (0.99%) MPLS
8 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.99%) NAS
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.98%) DB2
3 1 (0.99%) MS Access
3 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
General
1 38 (37.62%) Finance
2 26 (25.74%) Law
3 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Legal
4 2 (1.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Billing
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (56.44%) Analyst
2 39 (38.61%) Service Analyst
2 39 (38.61%) Service Desk Analyst
3 27 (26.73%) Help Desk Analyst
4 20 (19.80%) Support Analyst
5 11 (10.89%) IT Support
6 8 (7.92%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (5.94%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.96%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 4 (3.96%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.97%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) jQuery
1 2 (1.98%) HTML
1 2 (1.98%) CSS
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
2 1 (0.99%) .NET
2 1 (0.99%) Middleware
2 1 (0.99%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (36.63%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.91%) Clustering
3 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) iPhone
5 2 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.98%) Handset
5 2 (1.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (77.23%) Windows
2 50 (49.50%) Windows 7
3 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (13.86%) Windows XP
4 13 (12.87%) Linux
5 12 (11.88%) Windows 8
6 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.96%) CentOS
8 4 (3.96%) VMS
9 3 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.98%) AIX
10 2 (1.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.65%) Incident Management
2 30 (29.70%) Document Management
3 27 (26.73%) ITIL
4 9 (8.91%) Service Management
5 8 (7.92%) Migration
6 4 (3.96%) ITSM
7 3 (2.97%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.97%) Change Management
7 3 (2.97%) Time Management
8 2 (1.98%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.98%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.98%) Data Protection
9 1 (0.99%) Configuration Management
9 1 (0.99%) Information Security
9 1 (0.99%) Workflow
9 1 (0.99%) MVC
9 1 (0.99%) Supplier Management
9 1 (0.99%) TOGAF
9 1 (0.99%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (0.99%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.89%) SQL
2 3 (2.97%) VBA
2 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.99%) Python
4 1 (0.99%) C#
4 1 (0.99%) PHP
4 1 (0.99%) Java
4 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (5.94%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.96%) MCSA
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.98%) MCITP
4 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.98%) MCSE
5 1 (0.99%) CISSP
5 1 (0.99%) CISM
5 1 (0.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.89%) XenApp
3 7 (6.93%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.98%) vCloud
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.98%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.99%) XenServer
5 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (4.95%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.96%) SCCM
4 3 (2.97%) WSUS
4 3 (2.97%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (52.48%) Citrix
2 42 (41.58%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.81%) VMware
4 14 (13.86%) HP
5 7 (6.93%) 3PAR
5 7 (6.93%) Cisco
5 7 (6.93%) Symantec
5 7 (6.93%) McAfee
6 6 (5.94%) Sophos
7 5 (4.95%) Oracle
7 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.95%) Brocade
8 3 (2.97%) IBM
8 3 (2.97%) Avaya
8 3 (2.97%) Clearswift
8 3 (2.97%) Proofpoint
9 2 (1.98%) Kerio
9 2 (1.98%) Apple
9 2 (1.98%) EMC
10 1 (0.99%) Cognos
Essex
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £18 - 23 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Harlow
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £264 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Basildon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago