The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.77% 3.48% 1.79%
As % of the System Software category 42.11% 57.14% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate
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£220 £270 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £163 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £520 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

System Software Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
19 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.96% 6.09% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 12
Average daily rate £353 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £258 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -57.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Clustering
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Log4Net
General
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (8.33%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Database Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Database Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) ELMAH
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) CRM
2 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix
1 4 (33.33%) VMware