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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 20 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.21% 6.23% 12.05%
As % of the System Software category 59.57% 34.62% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 18
Average daily rate
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£285 £350 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +169.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £194 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £384 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 17
Average hourly rate £11.35 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.20% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.85 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.27 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.90
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
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
47 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.46% 17.99% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 21
Average daily rate £425 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +125.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £304 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 19
Average hourly rate £11.35 £11.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.18% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.27 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 - 2 £346 -
Whitstable - 1 £160 -
Westerham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 54 (94.74%) Windows
2 33 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (52.63%) MS Exchange
4 29 (50.88%) VMware
5 25 (43.86%) Citrix
6 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
7 20 (35.09%) XenApp
8 19 (33.33%) SCCM
8 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 18 (31.58%) Advertising
10 17 (29.82%) ITIL
11 16 (28.07%) MS Office
11 16 (28.07%) Cisco
12 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
13 14 (24.56%) Firewall
13 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (21.05%) LAN
15 12 (21.05%) WAN
15 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (21.05%) vSphere
15 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (15.79%) CCNA
17 8 (14.04%) SLA
17 8 (14.04%) CCNP
17 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
17 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint
17 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2007

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 30 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.75%) Lync
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (28.07%) MS Office
2 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) Firewall
2 12 (21.05%) LAN
2 12 (21.05%) WAN
3 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.53%) MPLS
4 6 (10.53%) OSPF
4 6 (10.53%) BGP
5 5 (8.77%) DNS
5 5 (8.77%) SAN
6 3 (5.26%) DHCP
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.51%) Wireless
7 2 (3.51%) BIG-IP
7 2 (3.51%) VPN
7 2 (3.51%) Internet
8 1 (1.75%) Network Security
8 1 (1.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (31.58%) Advertising
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (28.07%) Support Engineer
3 13 (22.81%) Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Support Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) IT Support
7 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (10.53%) Service Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (7.02%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (7.02%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Network Support
10 2 (3.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.26%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (94.74%) Windows
2 33 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
7 5 (8.77%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.51%) UNIX
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) ITIL
2 5 (8.77%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (7.02%) BCP
3 4 (7.02%) Change Management
4 3 (5.26%) CRM
5 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.51%) Data Security
5 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.51%) Network Management
6 1 (1.75%) Information Governance
6 1 (1.75%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.75%) Line Management
6 1 (1.75%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.75%) Service Management
6 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.75%) Network Design
6 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) CCNA
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (14.04%) CCNP
4 7 (12.28%) MCSE
5 6 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.75%) MCITP
6 1 (1.75%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (35.09%) XenApp
2 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (21.05%) vSphere
3 8 (14.04%) XenDesktop
4 5 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.02%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.51%) SCOM
3 2 (3.51%) Foglight
4 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) VMware
2 25 (43.86%) Citrix
3 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 16 (28.07%) Cisco
5 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint
5 8 (14.04%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.26%) Orchard
6 3 (5.26%) Avaya
7 2 (3.51%) CA
7 2 (3.51%) CommVault
7 2 (3.51%) Veritas
7 2 (3.51%) F5
7 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.75%) Sophos
8 1 (1.75%) Apple
8 1 (1.75%) BMC