The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 50 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.82% 4.76% 4.94%
As % of the System Software category 60.24% 56.82% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 2
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£263 £246 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% -18.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £159 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £20.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Active Directory
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
83 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 9.66% 8.38% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 7
Average daily rate £275 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Tyne and Wear 0 40 £265 +12.76% 3
Durham -10 7 £238 -18.10% 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 55 (82.09%) Windows
2 47 (70.15%) Microsoft
3 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
4 24 (35.82%) ITIL
5 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (31.34%) DNS
7 19 (28.36%) DHCP
8 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
9 15 (22.39%) SQL
9 15 (22.39%) VMware
10 14 (20.90%) SharePoint
10 14 (20.90%) HP
11 13 (19.40%) Finance
11 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
12 12 (17.91%) Citrix
12 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
12 12 (17.91%) MS Exchange
12 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
13 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (14.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (14.93%) Service Management
15 9 (13.43%) Migration
15 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (13.43%) Linux
16 8 (11.94%) SLA
16 8 (11.94%) MS Office
16 8 (11.94%) Clustering
16 8 (11.94%) PKI
16 8 (11.94%) vSphere

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 14 (20.90%) SharePoint
2 12 (17.91%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.99%) IIS
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.49%) JBoss
5 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.94%) MS Office
3 3 (4.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) DNS
2 19 (28.36%) DHCP
3 6 (8.96%) SAN
4 5 (7.46%) VPN
4 5 (7.46%) SMTP
5 2 (2.99%) 3G
5 2 (2.99%) Firewall
5 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.49%) SSH
6 1 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.49%) NAS
6 1 (1.49%) LDAP
6 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Military
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Service Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.96%) Administrator
5 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.96%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Data Centre Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Exchange Administrator
9 2 (2.99%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) Java EE
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Clustering
1 8 (11.94%) PKI
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.48%) iPad
2 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (82.09%) Windows
2 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.43%) Linux
6 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.46%) UNIX
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.97%) Solaris
9 3 (4.48%) Android
10 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.49%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Service Management
3 9 (13.43%) Migration
4 5 (7.46%) Software Delivery
5 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.48%) Change Management
6 3 (4.48%) ITSM
6 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.99%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.99%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.99%) Workflow
7 2 (2.99%) Security Patching
7 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.49%) Change Control
8 1 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.49%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.49%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.48%) C#
3 3 (4.48%) Java
4 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.49%) Korn
5 1 (1.49%) Perl
5 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.96%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) Degree
5 4 (5.97%) MCSE
6 2 (2.99%) MCSA
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.94%) vSphere
3 5 (7.46%) XenApp
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.97%) Xen
4 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.49%) NFS
6 1 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (8.96%) SCCM
3 5 (7.46%) WSUS
4 4 (5.97%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (4.48%) HP SIM
5 3 (4.48%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Netcool
6 2 (2.99%) SCOM
6 2 (2.99%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.49%) OpenView
7 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (1.49%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 47 (70.15%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.39%) VMware
3 14 (20.90%) HP
4 12 (17.91%) Citrix
5 5 (7.46%) CA
5 5 (7.46%) Symantec
6 4 (5.97%) McAfee
7 3 (4.48%) AppSense
8 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle
8 2 (2.99%) SAP
8 2 (2.99%) NetApp
9 1 (1.49%) Veritas
9 1 (1.49%) Lotus
9 1 (1.49%) BT