The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North East 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 34 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 31 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.74% 4.95% 5.63%
As % of the System Software category 42.47% 51.72% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 7
Average daily rate £245 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £276 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £11.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.17% +38.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
73 29 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.16% 9.57% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 25
Average daily rate £282 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £301 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £11.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.17% +38.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -7 28 £245 - 9
Durham -3 4 - - 1
Northumberland - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 39 (66.10%) Security Cleared
3 36 (61.02%) Microsoft
4 31 (52.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (47.46%) VMware
6 26 (44.07%) DV Cleared
7 24 (40.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (33.90%) SAN
8 20 (33.90%) SQL
9 19 (32.20%) ITIL
9 19 (32.20%) DNS
10 18 (30.51%) MS Exchange
10 18 (30.51%) Cisco
10 18 (30.51%) HP
11 17 (28.81%) DHCP
11 17 (28.81%) UNIX
11 17 (28.81%) Clustering
12 15 (25.42%) SharePoint
13 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
14 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
15 11 (18.64%) Solaris
15 11 (18.64%) CA
15 11 (18.64%) Shell Script
16 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
17 8 (13.56%) VMware ESX
17 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
17 8 (13.56%) Fibre Channel
18 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
18 7 (11.86%) Military
18 7 (11.86%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 18 (30.51%) MS Exchange
2 15 (25.42%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.39%) IIS
6 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.90%) SAN
2 19 (32.20%) DNS
3 17 (28.81%) DHCP
4 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
5 8 (13.56%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (8.47%) NAS
6 5 (8.47%) LAN
7 4 (6.78%) VPN
7 4 (6.78%) VLAN
7 4 (6.78%) IPsec
7 4 (6.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.39%) LDAP
8 2 (3.39%) WAN
8 2 (3.39%) SSH
8 2 (3.39%) Firewall
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.39%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.69%) X.400
9 1 (1.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (11.86%) Military
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) German Language
4 1 (1.69%) Norwegian Language
4 1 (1.69%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 9 (15.25%) Analyst
2 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Administrator
3 5 (8.47%) SAN Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Test Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
4 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.39%) Server Support
6 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Administrator
6 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.39%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) IT Support
7 1 (1.69%) IT Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Clustering
2 4 (6.78%) PKI
2 4 (6.78%) CLARiiON
2 4 (6.78%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (5.08%) Celerra
3 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 31 (52.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (28.81%) UNIX
4 11 (18.64%) Solaris
5 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (8.47%) Linux
7 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Service Management
2 6 (10.17%) Performance Management
3 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
3 4 (6.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (6.78%) Change Management
3 4 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (6.78%) Capacity Management
3 4 (6.78%) Test Scripting
4 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.39%) B2B
5 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.39%) BCP
5 2 (3.39%) Matrix Management
5 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.39%) Identity Management
5 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (3.39%) Change Control
6 1 (1.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.39%) Perl
3 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.39%) Korn
4 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (66.10%) Security Cleared
2 26 (44.07%) DV Cleared
3 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.47%) MCSE
5 4 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.08%) MCITP
6 3 (5.08%) MCSA
7 2 (3.39%) CCA
7 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (40.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.56%) VMware ESX
3 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.78%) DFS Replication
5 4 (6.78%) vSphere
6 3 (5.08%) XenApp
7 2 (3.39%) NFS
7 2 (3.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.39%) Xen
8 1 (1.69%) UAG
8 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (6.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (6.78%) SCOM
2 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (5.08%) WSUS
3 3 (5.08%) OpenView
4 2 (3.39%) Netcool
4 2 (3.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.69%) SCCM
5 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.69%) OVSD
5 1 (1.69%) MOM
5 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (61.02%) Microsoft
2 28 (47.46%) VMware
3 18 (30.51%) Cisco
3 18 (30.51%) HP
4 11 (18.64%) CA
5 7 (11.86%) Oracle
5 7 (11.86%) EMC
6 4 (6.78%) Veritas
6 4 (6.78%) Splunk
7 3 (5.08%) NetApp
7 3 (5.08%) Citrix
8 2 (3.39%) JBoss
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.69%) AppSense
9 1 (1.69%) Symantec
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