The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 11 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 17 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 10.30% 9.95% 5.26%
As % of the System Software category 85.00% 84.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 1
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£225 £236 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +110.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £26.50 £16.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.20% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £12.25 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £19.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
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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 Ipswich region.

System Software Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
20 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 12.12% 11.85% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 2
Average daily rate £225 £240 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £12.25 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £19.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Ipswich

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 27 (81.82%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 11 (33.33%) Cisco
4 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (27.27%) VMware
6 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
6 8 (24.24%) MS Office
6 8 (24.24%) ITIL
7 7 (21.21%) MCSE
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (21.21%) SCCM
7 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (18.18%) MCITP
8 6 (18.18%) Clustering
8 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
9 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
9 5 (15.15%) LAN
9 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.15%) Firewall
9 5 (15.15%) VLAN
10 4 (12.12%) SQL
11 3 (9.09%) Oracle
11 3 (9.09%) UNIX
11 3 (9.09%) Solaris
11 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
11 3 (9.09%) VPN
11 3 (9.09%) SLA
11 3 (9.09%) Wireless

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
1 5 (15.15%) LAN
1 5 (15.15%) Firewall
1 5 (15.15%) VLAN
2 3 (9.09%) VPN
2 3 (9.09%) Wireless
2 3 (9.09%) IPsec
3 2 (6.06%) FCoE
3 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) NX-OS
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
6 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.06%) NHS
2 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 27 (81.82%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 3 (9.09%) UNIX
6 3 (9.09%) Solaris
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
2 3 (9.09%) Network Management
2 3 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) CRM
4 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) MCSE
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.18%) MCITP
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CCA
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CCNP
5 1 (3.03%) CCNA
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSD
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) XenApp
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
2 1 (3.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) WSUS
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
2 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) ARCserve
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.03%) Nessus
3 1 (3.03%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco
3 9 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Splunk
5 2 (6.06%) LANDesk
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Intel
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Sophos
6 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds