The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 17 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.44% 7.69% 12.94%
As % of the System Software category 58.62% 70.00% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 10
Average daily rate
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£125 £280 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.35% +31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £144 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £396 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 7
Average hourly rate £10.99 £12.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.99% -61.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

System Software Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
29 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 10.98% 10.99% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 14
Average daily rate £325 £296 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Average hourly rate £10.99 £14.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.14% -55.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.52 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £15.00 £33.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 11 (32.35%) Windows XP
4 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
4 11 (32.35%) MS Office
5 8 (23.53%) VMware
6 7 (20.59%) ITIL
6 7 (20.59%) Service Management
7 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 6 (17.65%) LAN
7 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (17.65%) Internet
7 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (14.71%) Remedy
9 4 (11.76%) Finance
9 4 (11.76%) Firewall
9 4 (11.76%) Clustering
9 4 (11.76%) ADSL
9 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
9 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
10 3 (8.82%) DNS
10 3 (8.82%) Cisco
10 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (8.82%) SAN
10 3 (8.82%) SQL
10 3 (8.82%) ITSM
10 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (8.82%) Blackberry

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (2.94%) Lync
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) LAN
1 6 (17.65%) Internet
2 4 (11.76%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) ADSL
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 3 (8.82%) SAN
4 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) DHCP
5 1 (2.94%) LDAP
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
5 1 (2.94%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Service Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.94%) IT Support Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Life Science
4 1 (2.94%) iPhone
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 11 (32.35%) Windows XP
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.88%) UNIX
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Service Management
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.82%) ITSM
3 2 (5.88%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
3 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.94%) Software Distribution
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.94%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.94%) Jython
2 1 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) vCloud
4 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Remedy
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix