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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 15 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.21% 5.34% 4.37%
As % of the System Software category 37.50% 100.00% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Average daily rate
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£206 £300 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +215.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £300 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £300 £195
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £14.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.80 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £15.55 £17.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
40 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.55% 5.34% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 3
Average daily rate £450 £300 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +215.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £300 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £300 £195
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £14.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.80 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £15.55 £17.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -1 9 £188 -37.50% 4
Wellingborough - - - -
Active Directory
East Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (84.38%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 11 (34.38%) Windows XP
5 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 9 (28.13%) MS Office
6 9 (28.13%) ITIL
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (18.75%) VMware
9 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (12.50%) SCCM
10 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (12.50%) Migration
10 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (12.50%) NHS
11 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
11 3 (9.38%) Retail
11 3 (9.38%) Lync
11 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (9.38%) SCOM
11 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
11 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (9.38%) Office 365
11 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
12 2 (6.25%) Google Apps
12 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
12 2 (6.25%) Dell KACE
12 2 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.38%) Lync
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Service Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 11 (34.38%) Windows XP
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.13%) UNIX
7 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.13%) CentOS
7 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 2 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Coaching
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) ITSM
4 1 (3.13%) Time Management
4 1 (3.13%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) NFS
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.13%) OVSD
4 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (6.25%) LANDesk
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Dell KACE
3 2 (6.25%) Apple
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Dell
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) Nokia
4 1 (3.13%) Websense
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) F5