The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Sheffield 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 15 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 8.29% 10.20% 8.91%
As % of the System Software category 88.24% 68.97% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 9
Average daily rate
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£195 £213 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% -53.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £115 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £343 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-2.18% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.98 £32.50 £10.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.00% +214.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
17 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 9.39% 14.80% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 11
Average daily rate £315 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £160 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £10.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +214.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014, 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (40.00%) HP
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 5 (25.00%) MS Office
6 5 (25.00%) Validation
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) WFM
8 3 (15.00%) Migration
8 3 (15.00%) Java
8 3 (15.00%) Perl
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) Citrix
8 3 (15.00%) LDAP
8 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.00%) XenServer
9 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
9 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
9 2 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (10.00%) qmail
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (10.00%) VLAN
9 2 (10.00%) Xen
9 2 (10.00%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LDAP
2 2 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (10.00%) VLAN
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Hudson
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (10.00%) Cantonese Language
3 1 (5.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Deskside Support
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Validation
3 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.00%) WFM
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) XenServer
2 2 (10.00%) qmail
2 2 (10.00%) Xen
2 2 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) JBoss
4 2 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Lotus
5 1 (5.00%) Compaq
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.00%) Veeam