The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 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 Northamptonshire 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 11 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.16% 4.21% 2.40%
As % of the System Software category 57.89% 60.00% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate
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£335 £160 £237
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.37% -32.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £108 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £212 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
-2.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
System Software Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
19 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 5.46% 7.02% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 11
Average daily rate £355 £400 £237
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +68.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £411 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Active Directory
East Midlands

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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 2014. 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 -6 6 £413 +157.81% 4
Wellingborough - - - -
Active Directory
East Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 (90.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 12 (40.00%) Novell
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) SCCM
6 5 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (16.67%) MS Office
7 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (13.33%) WAN
7 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (13.33%) Chip and PIN
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Retail
8 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) LAN
9 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
9 2 (6.67%) Citrix
9 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (6.67%) Cisco
9 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (6.67%) Wireless
9 2 (6.67%) VMware
9 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) AutoCAD
3 1 (3.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Toad
General
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Desktop Support
2 4 (13.33%) Service Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 3 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
3 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Desktop Team Leader
3 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) PDA
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (13.33%) Scrum
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) E-Discovery
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Novell
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Lotus
4 1 (3.33%) Apple
4 1 (3.33%) Avaya
4 1 (3.33%) HP
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