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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 11 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 29 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.36% 4.90% 8.42%
As % of the System Software category 70.73% 29.31% 65.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 17
Average daily rate £325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £167 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £430 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
41 58 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.89% 16.71% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 26
Average daily rate £375 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £263 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dartford 0 6 £135 - 1
Tonbridge +1 2 £370 -22.10%
Folkestone - 2 £130 -
Maidstone +9 1 £350 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £350 -
West Malling - 1 £245 -
Snodland - - - -
Dover - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (84.21%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (31.58%) VMware
4 18 (31.58%) MS Office
5 17 (29.82%) Windows XP
6 16 (28.07%) Windows 7
7 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
8 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
8 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (19.30%) ITIL
9 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (15.79%) SCCM
10 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.79%) DNS
10 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (15.79%) vSphere
11 8 (14.04%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (12.28%) SAN
12 7 (12.28%) HP
12 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.28%) WAN
12 7 (12.28%) DHCP
13 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
13 6 (10.53%) LAN
13 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (10.53%) Windows 8
14 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
14 5 (8.77%) NHS
14 5 (8.77%) Mercator

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.77%) IIS
4 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.51%) Lync
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.75%) Apache
7 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) MS Office
2 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.26%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) DNS
2 7 (12.28%) SAN
2 7 (12.28%) WAN
2 7 (12.28%) DHCP
3 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.53%) LAN
4 5 (8.77%) MPLS
4 5 (8.77%) VPN
5 3 (5.26%) HTTP
5 3 (5.26%) SMTP
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.51%) Wireless
6 2 (3.51%) Firewall
6 2 (3.51%) PBX
6 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
7 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Service Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) Network Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Network Support
6 7 (12.28%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (8.77%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
8 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Server Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Citrix Support
10 2 (3.51%) Exchange Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) NHS
2 4 (7.02%) Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.75%) EPoS
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (84.21%) Windows
2 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (29.82%) Windows XP
4 16 (28.07%) Windows 7
5 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.26%) Linux
9 1 (1.75%) UNIX
9 1 (1.75%) Debian
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) ITIL
2 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (5.26%) Migration
3 3 (5.26%) Service Management
3 3 (5.26%) Change Management
3 3 (5.26%) Investment Management
4 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.51%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.51%) Release Management
4 2 (3.51%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.75%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.75%) Project Management
5 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.75%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.77%) MCSE
4 3 (5.26%) VCAP
4 3 (5.26%) VCDX
4 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.26%) MCITP
5 2 (3.51%) CCNP
5 2 (3.51%) CCNA
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.75%) RHCE
6 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.75%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.79%) vSphere
3 3 (5.26%) XenApp
3 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
3 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.51%) Squid
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) SCCM
2 4 (7.02%) SCOM
3 3 (5.26%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.58%) VMware
3 7 (12.28%) HP
4 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
4 5 (8.77%) Mercator
4 5 (8.77%) Dell
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco
5 4 (7.02%) Citrix
6 3 (5.26%) CommVault
7 2 (3.51%) Mitel
7 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.75%) Sophos
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat