The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 29 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 9.83% 10.03% 12.61%
As % of the System Software category 96.67% 90.63% 84.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 13
Median daily rate £175 £200 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £81 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £260 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £11.22 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.89 £12.23 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.60 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
Active Directory
East Midlands

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

System Software Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
30 32 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 10.17% 11.07% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 16
Median daily rate £275 £238 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £77 £81 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 15
Median hourly rate £11.22 £12.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.03% -1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.89 £12.37 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.55 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.95% +8.54%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -2 16 £300 +26.31% 4
Kegworth -1 5 £76 -6.17%
Hinckley - 2 £290 -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - - 1
Loughborough - 1 £425 -
Active Directory
East Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (26.00%) VMware
5 13 (26.00%) MS Office
5 13 (26.00%) Windows XP
6 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (18.00%) Office 365
8 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (18.00%) Banking
9 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
9 8 (16.00%) Firewall
9 8 (16.00%) WAN
9 8 (16.00%) ITIL
9 8 (16.00%) LAN
9 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
10 7 (14.00%) MCSE
10 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (14.00%) HP
10 7 (14.00%) Citrix
10 7 (14.00%) Blackberry
10 7 (14.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
10 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (14.00%) Windows 8
11 6 (12.00%) Finance

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (14.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (6.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Office
2 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Office 365
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.00%) IaaS
5 1 (2.00%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) Firewall
1 8 (16.00%) LAN
1 8 (16.00%) WAN
2 5 (10.00%) DHCP
2 5 (10.00%) DNS
2 5 (10.00%) VPN
3 4 (8.00%) SAN
4 2 (4.00%) Wireless
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.00%) IPv4
5 1 (2.00%) Network Security
5 1 (2.00%) PBX
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (18.00%) Banking
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (14.00%) IT Support
3 7 (14.00%) Service Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 4 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 4 (8.00%) IT Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Support Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 3 (6.00%) Access Control Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) CMDB
4 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (26.00%) Windows XP
5 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (14.00%) Windows 8
8 4 (8.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (6.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.00%) Android
10 1 (2.00%) Linux
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (8.00%) Time Management
2 4 (8.00%) Validation
3 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.00%) Server Building
3 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.00%) CRM
4 2 (4.00%) High Availability
4 2 (4.00%) IT Governance
4 2 (4.00%) Migration
4 2 (4.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (4.00%) Software Audit
5 1 (2.00%) Information Security
5 1 (2.00%) Logistics
5 1 (2.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.00%) VBScript
3 2 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.00%) MCSE
3 2 (4.00%) CCNA
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) MCSA
3 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) CISM
4 1 (2.00%) CISSP
4 1 (2.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.00%) MCP
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) vSphere
2 3 (6.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) VMware
3 7 (14.00%) Citrix
3 7 (14.00%) HP
4 6 (12.00%) Cisco
5 5 (10.00%) IBM
5 5 (10.00%) Remedy
6 4 (8.00%) NetApp
7 3 (6.00%) Lotus
7 3 (6.00%) Sun
8 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 2 (4.00%) Sophos
9 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.00%) Nuix
9 1 (2.00%) ScanSafe
9 1 (2.00%) Symantec