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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 11 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 35 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.59% 7.67% 3.37%
As % of the System Software category 92.11% 80.00% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £287
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.90
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
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
38 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 13.67% 9.58% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate £200 £225 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £11.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Leicester +11 26 - - 1
Loughborough - 2 £200 -
Lutterworth - - - -
Hinckley - - - - 1
Active Directory
East Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 59 (86.76%) Windows
2 33 (48.53%) Windows 7
3 30 (44.12%) Microsoft
4 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (33.82%) Migration
6 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (26.47%) Windows XP
8 17 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 17 (25.00%) Citrix
9 16 (23.53%) MS Office
10 15 (22.06%) PowerShell
11 14 (20.59%) WAN
12 13 (19.12%) ITIL
12 13 (19.12%) XenApp
13 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
14 11 (16.18%) VMware
15 10 (14.71%) XenDesktop
15 10 (14.71%) LAN
15 10 (14.71%) Remedy
16 9 (13.24%) Cisco
16 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (11.76%) DNS
17 8 (11.76%) VBScript
17 8 (11.76%) SCCM
17 8 (11.76%) Incident Management
17 8 (11.76%) PKI
18 7 (10.29%) Finance
18 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
18 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
19 6 (8.82%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.82%) Lync
3 4 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (23.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) WAN
2 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.71%) LAN
4 8 (11.76%) DNS
5 6 (8.82%) IPsec
5 6 (8.82%) Kerberos
5 6 (8.82%) LDAP
6 5 (7.35%) Firewall
7 4 (5.88%) Internet
8 2 (2.94%) Network Security
8 2 (2.94%) ADSL
8 2 (2.94%) DHCP
9 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.47%) FTP
9 1 (1.47%) VoIP
9 1 (1.47%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Analyst
2 10 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 8 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.29%) Administrator
4 7 (10.29%) Active Directory Specialist
5 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.82%) IT Support
6 5 (7.35%) IT Support Technician
6 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Support Technician
7 4 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.41%) Systems Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) IT Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Systems Support
8 3 (4.41%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.41%) Support Specialist
8 3 (4.41%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) PKI
2 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.47%) AS400
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 59 (86.76%) Windows
2 33 (48.53%) Windows 7
3 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (26.47%) Windows XP
6 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Migration
2 13 (19.12%) ITIL
3 8 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.41%) ERP
6 2 (2.94%) ITSM
7 1 (1.47%) Time Management
7 1 (1.47%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.47%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.76%) VBScript
3 2 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.88%) MCSE
3 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
1 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (19.12%) XenApp
2 10 (14.71%) XenDesktop
3 3 (4.41%) XenServer
3 3 (4.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Control-M
3 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.00%) Citrix
3 11 (16.18%) VMware
4 10 (14.71%) Remedy
5 9 (13.24%) Cisco
6 6 (8.82%) HP
7 4 (5.88%) Lotus
8 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.94%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.47%) Sophos
9 1 (1.47%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle
9 1 (1.47%) SAP