The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 16 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 7.69% 5.50% 5.14%
As % of the System Software category 88.89% 70.59% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Average daily rate
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£319 £190 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.76% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £169 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £378 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

System Software Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
18 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 8.65% 7.80% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 6
Average daily rate £313 £344 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.13% +82.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) Citrix
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (26.09%) DHCP
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) MCITP
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
8 4 (17.39%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
8 4 (17.39%) MS Office
8 4 (17.39%) CISSP
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) Lync
8 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (17.39%) SCCM
8 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
9 3 (13.04%) SCOM
9 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (13.04%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (13.04%) Network Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Lync
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DHCP
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.04%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) SAN
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
4 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
4 2 (8.70%) NAS
5 1 (4.35%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
2 4 (17.39%) IT Support
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (8.70%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (13.04%) Network Management
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
2 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.35%) Use Case
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Change Control
3 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) MCITP
3 4 (17.39%) CISSP
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) MCSE
4 3 (13.04%) MCSA
5 2 (8.70%) HND
5 2 (8.70%) A+ Certification
5 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) SCOM
3 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (8.70%) SCVMM
3 2 (8.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
5 4 (17.39%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) Dell
6 2 (8.70%) Sophos
6 2 (8.70%) Veritas
7 1 (4.35%) Altiris
7 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.35%) Tufin
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Avaya
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) SAP
7 1 (4.35%) Cognos