The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick 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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 16 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 5.97% 3.85% 5.26%
As % of the System Software category 57.14% 75.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £350 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Active Directory
West Sussex

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

System Software Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 10.45% 5.13% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £366 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +172.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) WSUS
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Qualys
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) ISMS
4 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) ADSL
2 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (16.67%) ICMP
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) PBX
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Change Control
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 1 (16.67%) Email Filtering
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) ISMS
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Security Auditing
1 1 (16.67%) SIEM
1 1 (16.67%) Time Management
1 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SANS
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Panasonic
3 1 (16.67%) Qualys
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk