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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 48 25 15
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.58% 5.95% 7.22%
As % of the System Software category 31.45% 71.43% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 12
Average daily rate
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£265 £225 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £264 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £8.90 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £28.50 £15.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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 North East region.

System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
124 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.40% 8.33% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 24 19
Average daily rate £350 £251 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.72% -6.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £163 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 10
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% +70.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -32 23 £265 +17.77% 6
Durham 0 11 £388 +140.31% 4
Northumberland - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 56 (76.71%) Windows
2 47 (64.38%) Microsoft
3 26 (35.62%) DNS
4 25 (34.25%) DHCP
4 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
5 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (31.51%) ITIL
7 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (23.29%) Finance
9 16 (21.92%) Citrix
9 16 (21.92%) Windows 7
10 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
11 13 (17.81%) SQL
12 12 (16.44%) HP
12 12 (16.44%) VMware
13 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
13 11 (15.07%) vSphere
14 9 (12.33%) Service Management
14 9 (12.33%) Migration
14 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.33%) MS Office
15 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.96%) Linux
15 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
15 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
15 8 (10.96%) SLA
15 8 (10.96%) Clustering
15 8 (10.96%) PKI
15 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) MS Office
1 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (35.62%) DNS
2 25 (34.25%) DHCP
3 6 (8.22%) VPN
4 5 (6.85%) SMTP
5 3 (4.11%) LDAP
5 3 (4.11%) Firewall
6 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.74%) 3G
6 2 (2.74%) SAN
7 1 (1.37%) Internet
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless
7 1 (1.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Military
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Support Engineer
3 13 (17.81%) Service Analyst
3 13 (17.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (13.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.96%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Administrator
8 5 (6.85%) Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Desktop Support
9 4 (5.48%) Data Centre Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) IT Support
9 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) Wintel Support
10 3 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) Middleware
2 3 (4.11%) SOAP
2 3 (4.11%) XML
3 2 (2.74%) .NET
4 1 (1.37%) Java EE
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Clustering
1 8 (10.96%) PKI
2 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.11%) iPad
3 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.74%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (76.71%) Windows
2 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (21.92%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.96%) Linux
5 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.48%) Android
7 1 (1.37%) UNIX
7 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) VME
7 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) ITIL
2 9 (12.33%) Service Management
2 9 (12.33%) Migration
3 5 (6.85%) Identity Management
4 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.11%) ETL
5 3 (4.11%) Change Management
5 3 (4.11%) Project Management
5 3 (4.11%) ITSM
6 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.74%) Workflow
6 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.74%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.74%) Time Management
6 2 (2.74%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.74%) Change Control
6 2 (2.74%) Security Patching
6 2 (2.74%) Server Building
7 1 (1.37%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.11%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) C#
4 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (10.96%) Degree
5 6 (8.22%) MCSE
6 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) MCSA
7 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.37%) HNC
8 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.37%) CCNP
8 1 (1.37%) CCNA
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.07%) vSphere
2 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.85%) XenApp
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (6.85%) Xen
5 2 (2.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) SCCM
2 5 (6.85%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (6.85%) WSUS
3 4 (5.48%) HP SIM
3 4 (5.48%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (4.11%) SCOM
4 3 (4.11%) Netcool
5 2 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.74%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.74%) OpenView
6 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.37%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 47 (64.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.92%) Citrix
3 12 (16.44%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) HP
4 5 (6.85%) Symantec
4 5 (6.85%) McAfee
5 4 (5.48%) AppSense
5 4 (5.48%) CA
5 4 (5.48%) Oracle
6 3 (4.11%) NetApp
7 2 (2.74%) Veritas
7 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.37%) Apple
8 1 (1.37%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco
8 1 (1.37%) Adobe
8 1 (1.37%) Acronis
8 1 (1.37%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.37%) BT