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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 19 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 7.25% 10.81% 6.59%
As % of the System Software category 63.33% 57.14% 62.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £120 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+202.50% -71.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £112 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £304 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 10
Average hourly rate £13.98 £11.51 £10.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.41% +5.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £8.90 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.96 £35.00 £23.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
30 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.45% 18.92% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 6
Average daily rate £400 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £168 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.98 £35.00 £10.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.07% +221.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £9.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £35.00 £23.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -0.99%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) ITIL
4 12 (37.50%) MS Office
4 12 (37.50%) Cisco
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
6 8 (25.00%) VMware
6 8 (25.00%) HP
6 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (18.75%) SCOM
8 6 (18.75%) DNS
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
8 6 (18.75%) Symantec
9 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
9 5 (15.63%) NetApp
9 5 (15.63%) CLARiiON
9 5 (15.63%) Solaris
9 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
9 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
9 5 (15.63%) EMC
9 5 (15.63%) NetBackup
9 5 (15.63%) vSphere
10 4 (12.50%) ZABBIX
10 4 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (12.50%) Puppet
10 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (12.50%) vCloud

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
1 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) JBoss
2 4 (12.50%) Apache
2 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Lync
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Mandarin Language
1 2 (6.25%) Cantonese Language
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Storage Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support
6 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Build Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Technician
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Statistics
2 1 (3.13%) Social Media
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) BCP
2 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) Validation
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) WFM
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) vSphere
2 4 (12.50%) vCloud
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) XenServer
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCOM
2 5 (15.63%) NetBackup
3 4 (12.50%) EMC Navisphere
3 4 (12.50%) ZABBIX
3 4 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (12.50%) Puppet
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (9.38%) SCCM
5 2 (6.25%) WSUS
6 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
6 1 (3.13%) OVSD
6 1 (3.13%) OpenView
6 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) HP
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) Symantec
5 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
5 5 (15.63%) EMC
5 5 (15.63%) NetApp
6 4 (12.50%) Citrix
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle
6 4 (12.50%) McAfee
7 2 (6.25%) Remedy
7 2 (6.25%) MobileIron
8 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.13%) Veeam
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
8 1 (3.13%) CommVault
8 1 (3.13%) Lotus