The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 3.05% 1.97% 3.10%
As % of the System Software category 32.14% 100.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£188 £300 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +90.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £300 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Active Directory
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

System Software Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
28 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 9.49% 1.97% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £300 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +90.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £300 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £300 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) Google
8 2 (12.50%) Google Apps
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) .NET
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (12.50%) Service Management
8 2 (12.50%) Citrix
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (12.50%) Apple
8 2 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (6.25%) NHS
9 1 (6.25%) NetApp
9 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (6.25%) ITSM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Google Apps
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SMTP
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Architect
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Junior IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Junior IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) OVSD
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
2 2 (12.50%) Google
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) F5