The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 16 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 Middlesex 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 6 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.33% 1.50% 2.67%
As % of the System Software category 46.15% 15.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate £469 - £353
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 - £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 - £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
13 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.04% 10.00% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 12
Average daily rate £469 £378 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.17% -3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Firewall
6 2 (14.29%) Workflow
6 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (14.29%) PKI
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 2 (14.29%) JSON
6 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 2 (14.29%) WPF
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) Smartcard
6 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (14.29%) S/MIME
6 2 (14.29%) VoIP
6 2 (14.29%) SSL
6 2 (14.29%) CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) S/MIME
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (14.29%) CRM Architect
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) WCF
1 2 (14.29%) WPF
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) PKI
1 2 (14.29%) Smartcard
2 1 (7.14%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
2 2 (14.29%) Web Development
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) CA
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) VMware