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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 8 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 50 59 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.80% 13.47% 6.32%
As % of the System Software category 72.46% 79.73% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 15
Average daily rate £263 £248 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -34.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £135 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £384 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £15.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £20.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.08%
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
69 74 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.53% 16.89% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 44
Average daily rate £265 £275 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £143 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £385 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.50 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £20.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 18 £180 -26.53% 4
Chelmsford -4 7 £263 +94.44%
Brentwood -1 4 £269 -6.52% 2
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 94 (91.26%) Windows
2 54 (52.43%) Citrix
3 50 (48.54%) Windows 7
4 49 (47.57%) MS Office
5 43 (41.75%) MS Excel
6 40 (38.83%) Finance
7 38 (36.89%) Microsoft
8 30 (29.13%) Incident Management
9 26 (25.24%) DNS
10 24 (23.30%) Blackberry
10 24 (23.30%) VMware
11 20 (19.42%) Law
11 20 (19.42%) Document Management
12 17 (16.50%) ITIL
12 17 (16.50%) SCCM
12 17 (16.50%) Windows Server
13 16 (15.53%) DHCP
14 15 (14.56%) MS Exchange
14 15 (14.56%) PowerShell
15 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
16 12 (11.65%) SQL
16 12 (11.65%) XenApp
17 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (10.68%) Windows 8
17 11 (10.68%) Microsoft App-V
18 10 (9.71%) SAN
18 10 (9.71%) HP
18 10 (9.71%) XenDesktop
19 9 (8.74%) vSphere
19 9 (8.74%) VB

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 15 (14.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.91%) IBM Domino
2 3 (2.91%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 49 (47.57%) MS Office
2 43 (41.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.24%) DNS
2 16 (15.53%) DHCP
3 10 (9.71%) SAN
4 7 (6.80%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.88%) Firewall
5 4 (3.88%) Internet
5 4 (3.88%) LAN
5 4 (3.88%) WAN
6 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.91%) Wireless
7 2 (1.94%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.94%) LDAP
7 2 (1.94%) VoIP
8 1 (0.97%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.97%) Skype
8 1 (0.97%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) MSI
General
1 40 (38.83%) Finance
2 20 (19.42%) Law
3 3 (2.91%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.94%) Back Office
4 2 (1.94%) Publishing
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) French Language
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (46.60%) Analyst
2 32 (31.07%) Service Analyst
2 32 (31.07%) Service Desk Analyst
3 30 (29.13%) Help Desk Analyst
4 16 (15.53%) Support Analyst
5 13 (12.62%) Citrix Support
6 12 (11.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (11.65%) Support Engineer
7 11 (10.68%) Active Directory Analyst
7 11 (10.68%) Active Directory Support
7 11 (10.68%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 11 (10.68%) Citrix Analyst
7 11 (10.68%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 11 (10.68%) Help Desk Support
7 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (10.68%) Windows Support Analyst
8 10 (9.71%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (9.71%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 10 (9.71%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (8.74%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.30%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.85%) NHS
4 4 (3.88%) Clustering
4 4 (3.88%) HP Storage
5 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.94%) Chemistry
6 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.94%) iPhone
6 2 (1.94%) Physics
7 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.97%) Fintech
7 1 (0.97%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 94 (91.26%) Windows
2 50 (48.54%) Windows 7
3 17 (16.50%) Windows Server
4 11 (10.68%) Windows 8
4 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.77%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.94%) Linux
8 1 (0.97%) Android
8 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.97%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.13%) Incident Management
2 20 (19.42%) Document Management
3 17 (16.50%) ITIL
4 6 (5.83%) High Availability
5 4 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (2.91%) Change Management
6 3 (2.91%) Migration
7 2 (1.94%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (1.94%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.94%) Email Filtering
7 2 (1.94%) Information Security
7 2 (1.94%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (1.94%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.94%) Time Management
7 2 (1.94%) Web Filtering
8 1 (0.97%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.97%) Project Management
8 1 (0.97%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.56%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.65%) SQL
3 9 (8.74%) VB
4 5 (4.85%) VBScript
5 2 (1.94%) Java
5 2 (1.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (1.94%) MCITP
2 2 (1.94%) MCSE
2 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) CCA
3 1 (0.97%) CCEA
3 1 (0.97%) CCEE
3 1 (0.97%) CCIE
3 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) XenApp
2 11 (10.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (9.71%) XenDesktop
4 9 (8.74%) vSphere
5 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.91%) XenServer
7 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (16.50%) SCCM
2 3 (2.91%) SCOM
3 1 (0.97%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.97%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (52.43%) Citrix
2 38 (36.89%) Microsoft
3 24 (23.30%) VMware
4 10 (9.71%) HP
5 9 (8.74%) Wyse
6 7 (6.80%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.88%) IBM
8 3 (2.91%) Cisco
8 3 (2.91%) Lotus
8 3 (2.91%) NetApp
9 2 (1.94%) Apple
9 2 (1.94%) AppSense
10 1 (0.97%) Dell
10 1 (0.97%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle
10 1 (0.97%) SAP
10 1 (0.97%) Symantec
10 1 (0.97%) Veeam
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