The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Kent region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 10 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 30 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.75% 12.04% 4.33%
As % of the System Software category 93.75% 52.38% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £150 £252
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £276 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
32 63 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.47% 22.99% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 17
Average daily rate £350 £356 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +4.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £115 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £495 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -76.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells -9 4 £350 +133.33% 2
Whitstable 0 2 £150 - 2
Maidstone -1 2 £114 -1.08% 1
Tonbridge - 1 £110 -
Westerham - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 52 (96.30%) Windows
2 29 (53.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (48.15%) Windows 7
4 23 (42.59%) MS Exchange
5 22 (40.74%) VMware
6 19 (35.19%) SCCM
7 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (27.78%) Citrix
10 13 (24.07%) Firewall
10 13 (24.07%) Advertising
10 13 (24.07%) XenApp
11 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 12 (22.22%) MS Office
12 11 (20.37%) ITIL
12 11 (20.37%) Windows XP
12 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
12 11 (20.37%) WAN
12 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (18.52%) Cisco
13 10 (18.52%) LAN
14 9 (16.67%) CCNA
14 9 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (14.81%) CCNP
15 8 (14.81%) DNS
15 8 (14.81%) CheckPoint
15 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (12.96%) vSphere

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 23 (42.59%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.56%) IIS
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.85%) Lync
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) MS Office
2 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) Firewall
2 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 11 (20.37%) WAN
4 10 (18.52%) LAN
5 8 (14.81%) DNS
6 4 (7.41%) DHCP
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (7.41%) MPLS
6 4 (7.41%) OSPF
6 4 (7.41%) BGP
7 3 (5.56%) HTTP
7 3 (5.56%) SMTP
7 3 (5.56%) SAN
8 2 (3.70%) Wireless
9 1 (1.85%) NAS
9 1 (1.85%) Internet
9 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (24.07%) Advertising
2 7 (12.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Support Engineer
2 13 (24.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.26%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Network Support
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) Clustering
2 3 (5.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 52 (96.30%) Windows
2 29 (53.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (48.15%) Windows 7
4 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (20.37%) Windows XP
5 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.96%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.70%) Linux
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) ITIL
2 5 (9.26%) Change Management
3 4 (7.41%) BCP
3 4 (7.41%) Service Management
3 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (5.56%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.70%) Release Management
5 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.85%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) CCNA
1 9 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.81%) CCNP
3 5 (9.26%) MCSE
4 4 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.70%) MCP
5 2 (3.70%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.70%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) XenApp
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) vSphere
4 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.85%) Squid
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (35.19%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) SCOM
3 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) VMware
2 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (27.78%) Citrix
4 10 (18.52%) Cisco
5 8 (14.81%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.56%) Nintex
8 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.70%) Veritas
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