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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 37 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.61% 4.24% 3.55%
As % of the System Software category 59.57% 43.86% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 1
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£195 £245 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.40% -25.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 7
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 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
47 57 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.06% 9.66% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 6
Average daily rate £275 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £410 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 7
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 £11.20 £20.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.74 £20.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -4 23 £200 -17.52% 5
Durham -7 3 £150 -48.27% 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 48 (84.21%) Windows
2 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 26 (45.61%) ITIL
4 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 16 (28.07%) VMware
5 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 13 (22.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 11 (19.30%) Service Management
9 11 (19.30%) HP
9 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
10 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
10 10 (17.54%) Linux
10 10 (17.54%) DNS
11 9 (15.79%) DHCP
11 9 (15.79%) Finance
12 8 (14.04%) Migration
12 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
13 7 (12.28%) UNIX
13 7 (12.28%) MS Office
13 7 (12.28%) SAN
13 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
13 7 (12.28%) SCCM
13 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
13 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
13 7 (12.28%) Software Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.28%) MS Office
3 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) DNS
2 9 (15.79%) DHCP
3 7 (12.28%) SAN
4 5 (8.77%) LDAP
5 4 (7.02%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) Firewall
6 1 (1.75%) 3G
6 1 (1.75%) SSH
6 1 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Advertising
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Service Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 6 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Administrator
6 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Report Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Problem Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Exchange Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) iPad
2 4 (7.02%) Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) Replication
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (84.21%) Windows
2 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (17.54%) Linux
5 7 (12.28%) UNIX
6 6 (10.53%) Android
6 6 (10.53%) Solaris
7 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.75%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) Service Management
3 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
4 8 (14.04%) Migration
5 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
5 7 (12.28%) Software Delivery
6 6 (10.53%) Business Continuity
7 5 (8.77%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (5.26%) Change Management
9 3 (5.26%) ITSM
10 2 (3.51%) Security Patching
10 2 (3.51%) Data Analysis
11 1 (1.75%) SOA
11 1 (1.75%) Project Management
11 1 (1.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 1 (1.75%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.75%) C#
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.26%) MCSE
6 1 (1.75%) MCSA
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) XenApp
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.75%) NFS
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (12.28%) SCCM
3 2 (3.51%) SCOM
3 2 (3.51%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.75%) OpenView
4 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.07%) VMware
3 11 (19.30%) HP
4 5 (8.77%) Citrix
5 2 (3.51%) CA
5 2 (3.51%) Lotus
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.51%) Symantec
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) Adobe
6 1 (1.75%) BT
6 1 (1.75%) Wyse
6 1 (1.75%) AppSense
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