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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 27 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 8.16% 10.57% 14.80%
As % of the System Software category 77.14% 86.05% 97.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 7
Average daily rate
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£81 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.25% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £158 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 21
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £9.26 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
35 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 10.57% 12.29% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 8
Average daily rate £263 £245 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £166 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £356 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 21
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £9.26 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £19.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +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
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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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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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 -6 10 £263 +5.00% 2
Kegworth - 10 £81 -
Coalville - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Active Directory
East Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 39 (90.70%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Windows XP
3 19 (44.19%) MS Office
4 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
5 15 (34.88%) Incident Management
6 14 (32.56%) Remedy
7 13 (30.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
9 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
10 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (16.28%) WAN
10 7 (16.28%) LAN
11 6 (13.95%) SQL
11 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
12 5 (11.63%) DNS
12 5 (11.63%) SLA
12 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
12 5 (11.63%) Banking
13 4 (9.30%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
13 4 (9.30%) VMware
13 4 (9.30%) Clustering
13 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
14 3 (6.98%) Firewall
14 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
14 3 (6.98%) Validation

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.65%) Lync
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (44.19%) MS Office
2 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
3 13 (30.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) LAN
1 7 (16.28%) WAN
2 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.63%) DNS
4 3 (6.98%) DHCP
4 3 (6.98%) Firewall
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.33%) Wireless
6 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (11.63%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
2 14 (32.56%) 1st Line Support
2 14 (32.56%) Service Desk Analyst
2 14 (32.56%) Service Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) IT Support
4 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) DBA
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.65%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Administrator
7 1 (2.33%) EPoS Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Service Desk Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Messaging Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Statistics
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.65%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.33%) EPoS
4 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (90.70%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Windows XP
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.30%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Incident Management
2 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.98%) Validation
3 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.65%) Coaching
4 2 (4.65%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (4.65%) High Availability
4 2 (4.65%) Migration
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.33%) Project Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Management
5 1 (2.33%) ITSM
5 1 (2.33%) Change Control
5 1 (2.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.33%) MCTS
4 1 (2.33%) MCITP
4 1 (2.33%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) XenApp
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Remedy
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco
4 2 (4.65%) Sun
4 2 (4.65%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) Dell
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Novell
5 1 (2.33%) Lotus
5 1 (2.33%) Apple