The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 Somerset 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 43 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 5 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.43% 7.89% 2.42%
As % of the System Software category 19.23% 75.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £224 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £373 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
26 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.43% 10.53% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 7
Average daily rate £333 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £241 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £300 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Active Directory
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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
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 22 July 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
Taunton -24 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
Bath - - - - 11
Bridgwater - - - -
Glastonbury - - - -
Minehead - - - -
Shepton Mallet - - - -
Street - - - -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (78.13%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
4 12 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
5 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 10 (31.25%) VMware
7 9 (28.13%) SCCM
7 9 (28.13%) MS Office
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL
8 8 (25.00%) Citrix
8 8 (25.00%) Internet
9 7 (21.88%) Cisco
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
9 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (21.88%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
11 5 (15.63%) SAN
11 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (15.63%) IIS
11 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
11 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (12.50%) SCOM
12 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (12.50%) Service Management
12 4 (12.50%) Apache

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 12 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) IIS
2 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (12.50%) Apache
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.13%) Lync
6 1 (3.13%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (28.13%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) assyst
2 2 (6.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Internet
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 3 (9.38%) Intranet
3 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) DHCP
3 3 (9.38%) Nortel Meridian
4 2 (6.25%) Wireless
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) WLAN
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MSI
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support
3 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Technician
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Technician
5 3 (9.38%) Support Technician
5 3 (9.38%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET
1 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.13%) XML
1 1 (3.13%) XSL
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) Statistics
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
7 1 (3.13%) UNIX
7 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) ITSM
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
4 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.13%) Data Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Security
4 1 (3.13%) MVC
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (9.38%) MCSE
4 3 (9.38%) MCP
5 2 (6.25%) MCITP
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (21.88%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Nortel
5 3 (9.38%) Altiris
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) SAP
7 1 (3.13%) MobileIron
7 1 (3.13%) CA
7 1 (3.13%) Sophos