The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 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 Leicestershire 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 9.96% 9.69% 7.47%
As % of the System Software category 80.00% 100.00% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £245 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
-2.45% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Average hourly rate £12.71 £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.91% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.90 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.10 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
System Software Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
35 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.46% 9.69% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
Average daily rate £293 £245 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.38% -26.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £109 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £273 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.90 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.10 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Active Directory
East Midlands

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 14 July 2014.

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
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 14 July 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 14 July 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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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 -1 22 £300 +20.00%
Lutterworth - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Active Directory
East Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 53 (80.30%) Windows
2 28 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 28 (42.42%) Windows 7
3 21 (31.82%) Windows XP
4 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (25.76%) Citrix
6 16 (24.24%) MS Excel
7 15 (22.73%) VMware
8 13 (19.70%) MS Office
8 13 (19.70%) ITIL
8 13 (19.70%) WAN
9 12 (18.18%) XenApp
9 12 (18.18%) Migration
10 11 (16.67%) SCCM
10 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
12 9 (13.64%) Manufacturing
12 9 (13.64%) Blackberry
12 9 (13.64%) LAN
13 8 (12.12%) ERP
14 7 (10.61%) XenDesktop
14 7 (10.61%) Lync
15 6 (9.09%) AS400
15 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
16 5 (7.58%) Cisco
16 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (6.06%) Office 365
17 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
17 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 (10.61%) Lync
2 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) WAN
2 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
3 9 (13.64%) LAN
4 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.55%) Wireless
5 3 (4.55%) DNS
6 2 (3.03%) SAN
6 2 (3.03%) PBX
6 2 (3.03%) VoIP
6 2 (3.03%) DHCP
6 2 (3.03%) FTP
6 2 (3.03%) Firewall
7 1 (1.52%) ADSL
7 1 (1.52%) VLAN
7 1 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Support Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) IT Support
4 12 (18.18%) Administrator
5 10 (15.15%) Support Technician
5 10 (15.15%) IT Support Technician
6 9 (13.64%) IT Support Analyst
6 9 (13.64%) Support Engineer
7 8 (12.12%) Systems Support
7 8 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (12.12%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (12.12%) Systems Support Analyst
7 8 (12.12%) IT Administrator
8 5 (7.58%) Desktop Support
9 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Citrix Administrator
10 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.09%) AS400
3 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) FMCG
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 53 (80.30%) Windows
2 28 (42.42%) Windows 7
3 21 (31.82%) Windows XP
4 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
2 12 (18.18%) Migration
3 8 (12.12%) ERP
4 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.55%) Change Management
6 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.03%) ITSM
6 2 (3.03%) Contact Management
6 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.52%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.52%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) C
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) VBScript
2 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.52%) VCP4
2 1 (1.52%) MCSE
2 1 (1.52%) CCNP
2 1 (1.52%) CCNA
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
1 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) XenApp
2 7 (10.61%) XenDesktop
3 3 (4.55%) XenServer
3 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.76%) Citrix
3 15 (22.73%) VMware
4 5 (7.58%) Cisco
5 3 (4.55%) Remedy
5 3 (4.55%) HP
6 2 (3.03%) Lotus
6 2 (3.03%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.52%) IronPort
7 1 (1.52%) RightFax
7 1 (1.52%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.52%) Symantec
7 1 (1.52%) Sophos
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle
7 1 (1.52%) SAP