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 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 13 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.86% 6.44% 12.00%
As % of the System Software category 72.22% 51.72% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £110 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+354.54% -74.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £252 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.75 £12.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.41 £8.75 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £26.25 £23.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Active Directory
South Yorkshire

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
18 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 8.11% 12.45% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 11
Average daily rate £400 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 10
Average hourly rate £10.50 £28.00 £12.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +118.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.41 £9.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £35.00 £23.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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
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 27 January 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 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) ITIL
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (40.00%) MS Office
5 10 (33.33%) Cisco
6 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
6 8 (26.67%) DNS
7 7 (23.33%) VMware
7 7 (23.33%) vSphere
8 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (20.00%) SCOM
8 6 (20.00%) HP
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (20.00%) Symantec
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
9 5 (16.67%) UNIX
9 5 (16.67%) Solaris
9 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 5 (16.67%) EMC
9 5 (16.67%) NetApp
9 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
9 5 (16.67%) CLARiiON
9 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
9 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 4 (13.33%) Puppet
10 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (13.33%) vCloud
10 4 (13.33%) ZABBIX

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 4 (13.33%) JBoss
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (6.67%) Lync
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Support Engineer
1 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Storage Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix Support
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) CLARiiON
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) UNIX
4 5 (16.67%) Solaris
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.33%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.33%) BCP
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) Jython
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (6.67%) CCA
1 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) vSphere
2 4 (13.33%) vCloud
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) UAG
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCOM
2 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 4 (13.33%) Puppet
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (13.33%) ZABBIX
3 4 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (13.33%) EMC Navisphere
4 3 (10.00%) SCCM
5 2 (6.67%) WSUS
6 1 (3.33%) OpenView
6 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (3.33%) OVSD
6 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (23.33%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) HP
4 6 (20.00%) Symantec
5 5 (16.67%) EMC
5 5 (16.67%) NetApp
5 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (13.33%) McAfee
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle
7 3 (10.00%) Citrix
8 2 (6.67%) MobileIron
8 2 (6.67%) Remedy
9 1 (3.33%) CommVault
9 1 (3.33%) Dell
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