The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 34 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.41% 12.24% 6.56%
As % of the System Software category 82.93% 63.64% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 8 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £150 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £277 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.60% -
Active Directory
South East

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

System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
41 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.76% 19.23% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 23
Average daily rate £388 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -69.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -8 4 £350 - 1
Whitstable 0 3 £150 - 2
Maidstone -6 1 £118 +2.17%
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
Dover - - - -
Westerham - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 60 (98.36%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (45.90%) Windows 7
3 28 (45.90%) VMware
3 28 (45.90%) MS Exchange
4 22 (36.07%) SCCM
5 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
6 20 (32.79%) Citrix
7 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (27.87%) XenApp
8 17 (27.87%) Advertising
9 16 (26.23%) MS Office
10 14 (22.95%) Firewall
10 14 (22.95%) ITIL
11 13 (21.31%) Cisco
11 13 (21.31%) WAN
11 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
12 12 (19.67%) LAN
12 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
12 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (16.39%) vSphere
14 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
15 9 (14.75%) CCNA
15 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (14.75%) DNS
16 8 (13.11%) CCNP
16 8 (13.11%) CheckPoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (45.90%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.92%) IIS
5 3 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.64%) Lync
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 16 (26.23%) MS Office
2 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.92%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) Firewall
2 13 (21.31%) WAN
2 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
3 12 (19.67%) LAN
4 9 (14.75%) DNS
5 5 (8.20%) DHCP
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (6.56%) MPLS
6 4 (6.56%) OSPF
6 4 (6.56%) BGP
7 3 (4.92%) HTTP
7 3 (4.92%) SMTP
7 3 (4.92%) SAN
8 2 (3.28%) VPN
8 2 (3.28%) Wireless
9 1 (1.64%) NAS
9 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (27.87%) Advertising
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Support Engineer
2 15 (24.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Support Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Network Support
7 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) IT Support
7 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
1 4 (6.56%) Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 60 (98.36%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (45.90%) Windows 7
4 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
7 6 (9.84%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.28%) UNIX
9 1 (1.64%) Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL
2 6 (9.84%) Change Management
3 4 (6.56%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (6.56%) BCP
3 4 (6.56%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (4.92%) Service Management
5 2 (3.28%) Data Security
5 2 (3.28%) Network Management
5 2 (3.28%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.28%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.64%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.64%) Information Governance
6 1 (1.64%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.64%) Network Design
6 1 (1.64%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (1.64%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.64%) Release Management
6 1 (1.64%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.75%) CCNA
2 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (13.11%) CCNP
4 5 (8.20%) MCSE
5 4 (6.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.28%) MCP
6 2 (3.28%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (27.87%) XenApp
2 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.39%) vSphere
4 6 (9.84%) XenDesktop
5 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (6.56%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (36.07%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) VMware
2 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
3 20 (32.79%) Citrix
4 13 (21.31%) Cisco
5 8 (13.11%) CheckPoint
6 6 (9.84%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.92%) Nintex
8 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.28%) CA
8 2 (3.28%) Veritas
9 1 (1.64%) Sophos
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