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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 5 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.29% 13.41% 11.97%
As % of the System Software category 18.52% 82.76% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 7
Average daily rate - £300 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +62.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.68 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.27% +10.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
27 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.39% 16.20% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 12
Average daily rate £319 £300 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +62.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £12.68 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.29% +10.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
South Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows XP
3 11 (55.00%) ITIL
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.00%) VMware
8 3 (15.00%) vSphere
9 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
9 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (10.00%) Finance
9 2 (10.00%) Validation
9 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (10.00%) French Language
9 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (10.00%) LAN
9 2 (10.00%) WAN
9 2 (10.00%) DHCP
9 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (10.00%) IIS
9 2 (10.00%) VPN
9 2 (10.00%) DNS
9 2 (10.00%) Remedy

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) SMTP
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) French Language
2 1 (5.00%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 5 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows XP
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Validation
2 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) B2B
3 1 (5.00%) B2C
3 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) vSphere
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp