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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 7 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 13.56% 3.85% 2.79%
As % of the System Software category 92.31% 70.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
Average daily rate
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£293 £276 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £389 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -55.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.42
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.53%
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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
26 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 14.69% 5.49% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 5
Average daily rate £310 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.13% -26.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.86%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) VMware
4 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (34.38%) Citrix
4 11 (34.38%) DNS
5 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
6 9 (28.13%) DHCP
6 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) SQL
9 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco
9 6 (18.75%) Sophos
9 6 (18.75%) Lync
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
10 5 (15.63%) SCOM
10 5 (15.63%) MCITP
10 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (15.63%) SAN
10 5 (15.63%) Firewall
10 5 (15.63%) HP
10 5 (15.63%) ITIL

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (18.75%) Lync
4 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) IIS
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) DNS
2 9 (28.13%) DHCP
3 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 5 (15.63%) SAN
4 5 (15.63%) Firewall
5 3 (9.38%) NAS
5 3 (9.38%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
6 2 (6.25%) LAN
6 2 (6.25%) VoIP
6 2 (6.25%) WAN
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) Intranet
7 1 (3.13%) MPLS
7 1 (3.13%) SSL
7 1 (3.13%) IPsec
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Server Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) IT Support
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Server Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) iPad
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.13%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.13%) UNIX
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (9.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Network Management
4 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Management
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Use Case
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (15.63%) MCITP
3 5 (15.63%) MCSE
4 4 (12.50%) MCSA
4 4 (12.50%) CISSP
4 4 (12.50%) HND
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) CCDA
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) XenApp
3 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCOM
2 4 (12.50%) SCVMM
2 4 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.50%) WSUS
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) AirWatch
3 2 (6.25%) ARCserve
4 1 (3.13%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (50.00%) VMware
3 11 (34.38%) Citrix
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco
4 6 (18.75%) Sophos
5 5 (15.63%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) Dell
6 4 (12.50%) Veritas
7 2 (6.25%) EMC
8 1 (3.13%) Avaya
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Apple
8 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (3.13%) Cognos
8 1 (3.13%) Altiris
8 1 (3.13%) Tufin
8 1 (3.13%) 3PAR