The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 7 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 7.14% 6.67% 11.27%
As % of the System Software category 77.78% 56.25% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £175 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
Active Directory
Devon

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Exeter region.

System Software Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
9 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 9.18% 11.85% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate £255 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Exeter region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Exeter region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Exeter region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) VMware
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) DHCP
7 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (26.67%) MS Office
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (26.67%) Office 365
8 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) Ruby
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
8 3 (20.00%) Capybara
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco
9 2 (13.33%) VPN
9 2 (13.33%) SAN
9 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
9 2 (13.33%) HP
9 2 (13.33%) Firewall
9 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Capybara
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) PC Support
5 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Ruby
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) HP