The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 14 24
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 21 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.05% 11.87% 4.84%
As % of the System Software category 52.50% 72.22% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 3
Average daily rate
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£150 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £86 £169 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £257
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.72 £16.55 £13.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.30 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.91% -4.68%
Active Directory
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

System Software Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
40 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 11.53% 16.44% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 6
Average daily rate £250 £275 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £392 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 4
Average hourly rate £22.75 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.77% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £19.30 £13.60
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 Somerset

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +2 6 £150 -49.15% 3
Taunton -25 2 £258 +10.75%
Street - 1 £100 -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (69.44%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (33.33%) VMware
4 11 (30.56%) Windows 7
5 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (22.22%) Firewall
6 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (19.44%) Citrix
7 7 (19.44%) MS Office
7 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
8 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (13.89%) Office 365
9 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
9 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
10 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (11.11%) Symantec
10 4 (11.11%) SOA
10 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.11%) DNS
10 4 (11.11%) NetApp
10 4 (11.11%) IaaS
10 4 (11.11%) SCCM
10 4 (11.11%) Migration
11 3 (8.33%) Finance
11 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (8.33%) Statistics
11 3 (8.33%) Database Security
11 3 (8.33%) Digital Media

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 4 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) BGP
5 1 (2.78%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Server Support
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Statistics
1 3 (8.33%) Digital Media
1 3 (8.33%) NHS
2 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) IBM XIV
3 1 (2.78%) iPad
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.78%) Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) SOA
1 4 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (8.33%) Database Security
2 3 (8.33%) Change Control
2 3 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (5.56%) Network Management
3 2 (5.56%) Service Management
3 2 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.33%) MCSE
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) XenServer
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) WSUS
4 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) Citrix
4 4 (11.11%) Symantec
4 4 (11.11%) NetApp
5 3 (8.33%) CommVault
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) McAfee
6 1 (2.78%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.78%) Novell
6 1 (2.78%) Lotus
6 1 (2.78%) Adobe
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) Remedy