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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 24 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 35 45 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.63% 6.36% 14.32%
As % of the System Software category 67.31% 46.88% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 34
Average daily rate
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£160 £170 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £92 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £413 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £19.65 £77.00
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 96 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.33% 13.58% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 65 44
Average daily rate £275 £400 £254
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +57.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £132 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £19.65 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +1 12 £420 +12.00% 1
Chelmsford +1 11 £135 +50.00% 2
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £146 -
Basildon -4 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Leigh-on-Sea - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Rayleigh - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Dunmow - - - -
Wickford - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 74 (79.57%) Windows
2 51 (54.84%) Citrix
3 48 (51.61%) MS Office
4 42 (45.16%) MS Excel
4 42 (45.16%) Microsoft
5 40 (43.01%) Finance
6 35 (37.63%) Windows 7
7 30 (32.26%) ITIL
8 28 (30.11%) Incident Management
9 25 (26.88%) Blackberry
9 25 (26.88%) VMware
10 24 (25.81%) MS Exchange
11 22 (23.66%) Document Management
12 21 (22.58%) Law
13 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (18.28%) Lync
14 14 (15.05%) HP
15 13 (13.98%) SQL
15 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (13.98%) XenApp
16 12 (12.90%) Linux
16 12 (12.90%) SAN
16 12 (12.90%) Service Management
17 11 (11.83%) Clustering
18 10 (10.75%) 3PAR
19 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
19 9 (9.68%) Windows Vista
20 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
20 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 24 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 17 (18.28%) Lync
3 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.30%) IIS
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (51.61%) MS Office
2 42 (45.16%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) SAN
2 8 (8.60%) DHCP
2 8 (8.60%) DNS
3 4 (4.30%) VoIP
3 4 (4.30%) Wireless
3 4 (4.30%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.23%) VLAN
4 3 (3.23%) WAN
4 3 (3.23%) LAN
4 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.23%) Firewall
5 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.15%) LDAP
5 2 (2.15%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.08%) Network Security
6 1 (1.08%) NAS
6 1 (1.08%) VPN
General
1 40 (43.01%) Finance
2 21 (22.58%) Law
3 5 (5.38%) Legal
4 4 (4.30%) French Language
5 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (49.46%) Analyst
2 38 (40.86%) Service Analyst
2 38 (40.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 27 (29.03%) Help Desk Analyst
4 15 (16.13%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.53%) Team Leader
7 6 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) IT Support
8 5 (5.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 5 (5.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Consultant
9 4 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.30%) Architect
9 4 (4.30%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.30%) Administrator
9 4 (4.30%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.88%) Blackberry
2 11 (11.83%) Clustering
3 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) NHS
5 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (79.57%) Windows
2 35 (37.63%) Windows 7
3 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (12.90%) Linux
5 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.68%) Windows Vista
6 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.30%) VMS
8 4 (4.30%) CentOS
8 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.26%) ITIL
2 28 (30.11%) Incident Management
3 22 (23.66%) Document Management
4 12 (12.90%) Service Management
5 7 (7.53%) Migration
6 5 (5.38%) ITSM
7 3 (3.23%) Change Management
8 2 (2.15%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.08%) CRM
9 1 (1.08%) Information Security
9 1 (1.08%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.08%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.08%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (1.08%) Business Transformation
9 1 (1.08%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.98%) SQL
2 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) MCSA
5 3 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.15%) Degree
6 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.15%) MCP
6 2 (2.15%) MCSD
6 2 (2.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.98%) XenApp
3 7 (7.53%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.23%) vCloud
6 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.15%) XenServer
7 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) SCCM
2 3 (3.23%) SCOM
2 3 (3.23%) SCDPM
2 3 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.08%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 51 (54.84%) Citrix
2 42 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.88%) VMware
4 14 (15.05%) HP
5 10 (10.75%) 3PAR
6 6 (6.45%) Cisco
7 5 (5.38%) Brocade
8 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.23%) Clearswift
9 3 (3.23%) Symantec
9 3 (3.23%) McAfee
9 3 (3.23%) Sophos
9 3 (3.23%) Proofpoint
10 2 (2.15%) Kerio
10 2 (2.15%) Websense
10 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.15%) Apple
10 2 (2.15%) NetApp
11 1 (1.08%) Oracle
11 1 (1.08%) Barracuda Networks
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