The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 15 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.25% 5.35% 2.09%
As % of the System Software category 25.86% 84.21% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
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£120 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 - £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.45% -1.66%
Active Directory
East Midlands

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

System Software Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
58 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.58% 6.35% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 0 3
Average daily rate £350 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 - £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Northampton -5 6 £120 - 5
Wellingborough - - - - 1
Corby - - - -
Active Directory
East Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 27 (93.10%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows 7
3 14 (48.28%) Windows XP
4 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
5 8 (27.59%) ITIL
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (24.14%) SCCM
6 7 (24.14%) MS Office
7 6 (20.69%) VMware
8 5 (17.24%) SCOM
8 5 (17.24%) Retail
8 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
8 5 (17.24%) Office 365
9 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
9 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (13.79%) SQL
9 4 (13.79%) NHS
9 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (10.34%) Migration
10 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (10.34%) Lync
10 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (6.90%) Dell KACE

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.34%) Lync
4 2 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) SMTP
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
General
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.45%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) NHS
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (93.10%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows 7
3 14 (48.28%) Windows XP
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
3 2 (6.90%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Change Management
3 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) CAD
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Dell KACE
3 2 (6.90%) Dell
3 2 (6.90%) Apple
3 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Websense
4 1 (3.45%) NetApp
4 1 (3.45%) Nokia
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
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