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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 45 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 17 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.63% 7.42% 7.00%
As % of the System Software category 44.74% 47.73% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 6
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£275 £245 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £188 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £323 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
38 88 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.87% 15.55% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 57 12
Average daily rate £370 £266 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.96% -5.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £382 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -13.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £20.80 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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 -19 11 £275 +12.24% 6
Durham -3 4 £158 - 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 53 (91.38%) Windows
2 30 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 26 (44.83%) ITIL
4 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
5 21 (36.21%) VMware
6 20 (34.48%) DNS
7 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (31.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
8 18 (31.03%) DHCP
9 17 (29.31%) SQL
10 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
10 15 (25.86%) SharePoint
11 12 (20.69%) IIS
11 12 (20.69%) HP
11 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
12 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
13 10 (17.24%) Clustering
13 10 (17.24%) DV Cleared
14 9 (15.52%) Problem Management
14 9 (15.52%) UNIX
14 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
15 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
15 8 (13.79%) Lync
16 7 (12.07%) Capacity Planning
16 7 (12.07%) Change Management
16 7 (12.07%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 15 (25.86%) SharePoint
3 12 (20.69%) IIS
4 8 (13.79%) Lync
5 6 (10.34%) IBM Notes
6 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (5.17%) Apache
8 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
8 2 (3.45%) JBoss
9 1 (1.72%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) DNS
2 18 (31.03%) DHCP
3 7 (12.07%) SAN
4 6 (10.34%) LDAP
5 3 (5.17%) LAN
5 3 (5.17%) WAN
5 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.17%) Firewall
6 2 (3.45%) SSH
6 2 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (3.45%) VPN
6 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.45%) SSL
6 2 (3.45%) HTTP
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.17%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.72%) DTS
General
1 1 (1.72%) Legal
1 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.72%) Advertising
1 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Analyst
2 11 (18.97%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.62%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.62%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Server Support
8 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.45%) Problem Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Server Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Middleware
2 1 (1.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Replication
3 3 (5.17%) iPad
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (91.38%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) UNIX
5 7 (12.07%) Solaris
5 7 (12.07%) Linux
6 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
6 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.17%) Android
9 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) ITIL
2 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
3 9 (15.52%) Problem Management
4 7 (12.07%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (12.07%) Change Management
4 7 (12.07%) Service Management
5 6 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.62%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.17%) Project Management
7 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.45%) Data Mapping
8 2 (3.45%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.72%) Migration
9 1 (1.72%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.72%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.45%) Korn
3 2 (3.45%) Perl
3 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) DV Cleared
3 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.34%) MCSA
6 5 (8.62%) MCSE
7 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) vSphere
2 3 (5.17%) Terminal Services
2 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (31.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (10.34%) SCCM
3 3 (5.17%) HP SIM
3 3 (5.17%) OpenView
4 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.21%) VMware
3 12 (20.69%) HP
4 6 (10.34%) CA
4 6 (10.34%) Lotus
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix
7 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.72%) Wyse
8 1 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco
8 1 (1.72%) Adobe