The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 Luton 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 25 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.00% 10.96% 1.33%
As % of the System Software category 80.00% 80.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Average daily rate £140 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.92% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.50% 13.70% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Average daily rate £338 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Luton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) VMware
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) SLA
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (43.75%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) IIS
6 5 (31.25%) SCCM
7 4 (25.00%) SCOM
7 4 (25.00%) WSUS
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) DHCP
7 4 (25.00%) FTP
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (18.75%) vSphere
8 3 (18.75%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (18.75%) XenApp
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 2 (12.50%) JIRA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (31.25%) MS Exchange
1 5 (31.25%) IIS
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Confluence
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
2 1 (6.25%) Log4Net
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Configuration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
2 3 (18.75%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
3 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) SCOM
2 4 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) Websense