The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 782 680 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.96% 8.14% 5.66%
As % of the System Software category 63.37% 62.50% 61.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 305 190
Average daily rate
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£323 £330 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 154 147
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.14 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.35 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Active Directory
England

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

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1234 1088 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.56% 13.03% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 500 361
Average daily rate £360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 171 162
Average hourly rate £18.25 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.25 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -4.24%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Berkshire -1 209 £350 -11.11% 38
Hampshire +2 197 £323 +0.78% 56
Surrey +4 123 £350 +12.00% 28
Buckinghamshire -18 75 £225 -28.00% 18
Oxfordshire -6 57 £290 +9.43% 14
West Sussex +14 48 £308 - 9
East Sussex +2 22 £120 -63.07% 5
Kent +1 22 £175 -29.29% 9
Middlesex -1 7 £600 -3.22% 2
Isle of Wight - 4 £350 -
Sussex -2 3 £343 -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1147 (77.92%) Windows
2 710 (48.23%) Microsoft
3 427 (29.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 426 (28.94%) VMware
5 412 (27.99%) Windows 7
6 387 (26.29%) MS Exchange
7 324 (22.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 323 (21.94%) ITIL
9 312 (21.20%) Security Cleared
10 294 (19.97%) MS Office
11 276 (18.75%) Citrix
12 273 (18.55%) MS Excel
13 250 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 219 (14.88%) DNS
14 219 (14.88%) Windows XP
15 214 (14.54%) SCCM
16 212 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 190 (12.91%) SC Cleared
18 189 (12.84%) SQL
19 174 (11.82%) HP
20 164 (11.14%) MCSE
21 162 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
22 159 (10.80%) DHCP
23 158 (10.73%) SAN
24 156 (10.60%) Firewall
25 151 (10.26%) PowerShell
25 151 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
26 133 (9.04%) SLA
27 131 (8.90%) TCP/IP
28 127 (8.63%) Cisco

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 387 (26.29%) MS Exchange
2 151 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 109 (7.40%) SharePoint
4 102 (6.93%) Lync
5 100 (6.79%) IIS
6 95 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 81 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 80 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 42 (2.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 38 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 35 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 19 (1.29%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.48%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.48%) WorkSite
16 6 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
17 5 (0.34%) JBoss
17 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
18 4 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 294 (19.97%) MS Office
2 273 (18.55%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.54%) MS Project
6 6 (0.41%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 31 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.20%) assyst
5 1 (0.068%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.068%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.068%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.28%) Office 365
2 29 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.61%) IaaS
5 8 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.41%) SaaS
7 4 (0.27%) PaaS
8 1 (0.068%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 219 (14.88%) DNS
2 159 (10.80%) DHCP
3 158 (10.73%) SAN
4 156 (10.60%) Firewall
5 131 (8.90%) TCP/IP
6 120 (8.15%) LAN
7 109 (7.40%) WAN
8 65 (4.42%) Internet
9 54 (3.67%) VPN
10 44 (2.99%) NAS
11 43 (2.92%) VoIP
12 37 (2.51%) Wireless
13 36 (2.45%) LDAP
14 24 (1.63%) SMTP
15 22 (1.49%) MPLS
16 20 (1.36%) X.400
16 20 (1.36%) X.500
17 19 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (1.15%) DMZ
19 13 (0.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 6 (0.41%) MySQL
7 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.34%) OLAP
7 5 (0.34%) SQLPlus
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Transformer
8 4 (0.27%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 25 (1.70%) MSI
2 20 (1.36%) StarTeam
3 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.27%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.27%) Subversion
5 3 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.14%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.14%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.068%) NUnit
7 1 (0.068%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.068%) PVCS
7 1 (0.068%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.068%) Selenium
7 1 (0.068%) MSBuild
General
1 104 (7.07%) Finance
2 38 (2.58%) Telecoms
3 19 (1.29%) Banking
4 15 (1.02%) Advertising
5 13 (0.88%) Retail
6 12 (0.82%) Military
7 7 (0.48%) Law
7 7 (0.48%) Legal
8 6 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.41%) Publishing
9 5 (0.34%) Back Office
9 5 (0.34%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.14%) Marketing
12 1 (0.068%) Electronics
12 1 (0.068%) Games
12 1 (0.068%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 285 (19.36%) Analyst
2 200 (13.59%) Support Engineer
3 127 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 115 (7.81%) Service Analyst
4 115 (7.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 108 (7.34%) Support Analyst
6 106 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 96 (6.52%) Desktop Support
8 82 (5.57%) Architect
9 81 (5.50%) Consultant
10 69 (4.69%) Administrator
11 67 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
12 59 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
13 48 (3.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 46 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
14 46 (3.13%) IT Support
15 45 (3.06%) Technical Architect
16 42 (2.85%) Help Desk Analyst
16 42 (2.85%) Server Engineer
17 41 (2.79%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.19%) .NET
2 38 (2.58%) HTML
3 33 (2.24%) XML
4 32 (2.17%) Application Packaging
5 16 (1.09%) Software Packaging
5 16 (1.09%) .NET Framework
6 12 (0.82%) DCOM
7 9 (0.61%) CSS
7 9 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.48%) Web Services
9 5 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (0.34%) jQuery
10 4 (0.27%) MDX
10 4 (0.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (0.27%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.27%) Ajax
11 3 (0.20%) COM+
11 3 (0.20%) JSP
12 2 (0.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.47%) Blackberry
2 94 (6.39%) Clustering
3 64 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.33%) PKI
5 33 (2.24%) Replication
6 21 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
7 20 (1.36%) Fat Client
7 20 (1.36%) Thin Client
8 17 (1.15%) iPhone
9 13 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 13 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 13 (0.88%) iPad
10 9 (0.61%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.48%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.48%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.41%) CMDB
12 6 (0.41%) NHS
12 6 (0.41%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.34%) HACMP
14 4 (0.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1147 (77.92%) Windows
2 427 (29.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 412 (27.99%) Windows 7
4 324 (22.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 219 (14.88%) Windows XP
6 162 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (6.18%) Linux
8 72 (4.89%) Windows 8
9 56 (3.80%) UNIX
10 41 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (2.79%) Windows Vista
11 35 (2.38%) Windows 2000
12 29 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
13 16 (1.09%) Android
14 14 (0.95%) Windows NT
14 14 (0.95%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.68%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (21.94%) ITIL
2 122 (8.29%) Migration
3 89 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 55 (3.74%) Configuration Management
4 55 (3.74%) Incident Management
5 52 (3.53%) Service Management
6 45 (3.06%) Service Delivery
7 43 (2.92%) Project Management
8 38 (2.58%) CRM
9 33 (2.24%) Change Management
10 30 (2.04%) High Availability
11 28 (1.90%) Validation
12 27 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
13 24 (1.63%) Load Balancing
14 23 (1.56%) PRINCE2
15 20 (1.36%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (1.29%) SOA
16 19 (1.29%) Problem Management
17 17 (1.15%) Enterprise Architecture
18 16 (1.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (12.84%) SQL
2 151 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 80 (5.43%) VBScript
4 34 (2.31%) VB
5 22 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.43%) C#
7 18 (1.22%) C
8 15 (1.02%) Perl
9 11 (0.75%) Java
10 10 (0.68%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.61%) Korn
11 9 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.61%) Bourne shell
12 5 (0.34%) Python
12 5 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.20%) C++
14 2 (0.14%) PHP
14 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.068%) Ruby
15 1 (0.068%) VBA
Qualifications
1 312 (21.20%) Security Cleared
2 250 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 190 (12.91%) SC Cleared
4 164 (11.14%) MCSE
5 119 (8.08%) DV Cleared
6 88 (5.98%) MCP
7 61 (4.14%) MCITP
8 58 (3.94%) Degree
9 54 (3.67%) MCSA
10 41 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (2.31%) CCNA
12 25 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.36%) CCNP
14 15 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.88%) MCDST
15 13 (0.88%) CCA
16 10 (0.68%) MCTS
17 9 (0.61%) HNC
17 9 (0.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (9.04%) SLA
2 15 (1.02%) QA
3 8 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.20%) BS7799
8 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.068%) P3O
System Software
1 212 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 124 (8.42%) Hyper-V
3 91 (6.18%) vSphere
4 83 (5.64%) XenApp
5 54 (3.67%) VMware ESX
6 48 (3.26%) Terminal Services
7 38 (2.58%) XenDesktop
8 31 (2.11%) ISA Server
9 23 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (1.43%) UAG
10 21 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 19 (1.29%) XenServer
12 18 (1.22%) NFS
13 15 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
14 11 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (0.75%) vCloud
15 6 (0.41%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.34%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.34%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 214 (14.54%) SCCM
2 82 (5.57%) SCOM
3 46 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 37 (2.51%) NetBackup
5 31 (2.11%) Backup Exec
6 28 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 24 (1.63%) WSUS
7 24 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 15 (1.02%) Nagios
9 15 (1.02%) BladeLogic
10 14 (0.95%) WMI
11 13 (0.88%) MOM
11 13 (0.88%) HP SIM
12 12 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 9 (0.61%) ARCserve
13 9 (0.61%) SAP Afaria
14 8 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (0.54%) Nessus
15 4 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 710 (48.23%) Microsoft
2 426 (28.94%) VMware
3 276 (18.75%) Citrix
4 174 (11.82%) HP
5 127 (8.63%) Cisco
6 89 (6.05%) Symantec
7 56 (3.80%) NetApp
8 51 (3.46%) Remedy
9 50 (3.40%) Red Hat
10 48 (3.26%) Oracle
11 36 (2.45%) Altiris
11 36 (2.45%) EMC
12 30 (2.04%) Apple
13 29 (1.97%) McAfee
14 28 (1.90%) CA
14 28 (1.90%) Avaya
15 27 (1.83%) IBM
16 26 (1.77%) SolarWinds
16 26 (1.77%) Dell
17 25 (1.70%) Lumension
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £15.5 - £24 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £100 - £120 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £17.00 - £22.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Herne Bay, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: disclosable on application
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Reed Technology
Rate: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £19 to £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago