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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 45 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -27
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 13 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.95% 1.69% 7.73%
As % of the System Software category 72.22% 30.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £240 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £320 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.57% +17.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
18 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.47% 5.65% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 8
Average daily rate £363 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £241 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.60 £28.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +47.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 July 2015. 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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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
Clevedon - 3 - -
Taunton +11 2 £325 - 3
Bath - 2 £225 - 3
Yeovil -7 1 - -
Bridgwater - 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 42 (97.67%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) VMware
3 22 (51.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (48.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
6 17 (39.53%) Citrix
6 17 (39.53%) Windows 7
7 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (30.23%) Symantec
9 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (20.93%) Migration
10 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
11 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
11 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (18.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (13.95%) SCOM
12 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
12 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
12 6 (13.95%) Firewall
12 6 (13.95%) PKI
12 6 (13.95%) MS Office
13 5 (11.63%) Middleware
13 5 (11.63%) McAfee
13 5 (11.63%) CommVault
13 5 (11.63%) SQL
13 5 (11.63%) Incident Management
13 5 (11.63%) Statistics
13 5 (11.63%) SCCM
13 5 (11.63%) Change Control
14 4 (9.30%) XenApp

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) Lync
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.95%) MS Office
3 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) Firewall
2 3 (6.98%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) Intranet
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) VLAN
3 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
1 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (13.95%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (13.95%) Administrator
3 5 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) IT Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) PKI
2 5 (11.63%) Statistics
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 42 (97.67%) Windows
2 22 (51.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (48.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (39.53%) Windows 7
5 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Migration
2 5 (11.63%) Incident Management
2 5 (11.63%) Change Control
3 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
3 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
4 1 (2.33%) Business Transformation
4 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (2.33%) Software Delivery
4 1 (2.33%) WFM
4 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.33%) Project Management
4 1 (2.33%) Service Management
4 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.30%) XenApp
2 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.98%) vSphere
3 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (13.95%) SCOM
3 5 (11.63%) SCCM
4 3 (6.98%) WSUS
5 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) VMware
2 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
3 17 (39.53%) Citrix
4 13 (30.23%) Symantec
5 5 (11.63%) McAfee
5 5 (11.63%) CommVault
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) Veeam
7 2 (4.65%) Lotus