The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton 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 Northampton 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 27 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.99% 3.13% 3.56%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 44.44% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate £300 £158 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% +26.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.99% 7.03% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate £300 £158 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -34.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) IIS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Novell
5 1 (10.00%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) ARCserve
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) ARCserve
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Novell
3 1 (10.00%) VMware