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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 670 690 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.76% 7.54% 6.79%
As % of the System Software category 57.36% 64.85% 54.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 346 247
Average daily rate
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£313 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 117 108
Average hourly rate £16.83 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £20.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
1168 1064 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.79% 11.63% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 545 541
Average daily rate £350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £164 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 131 130
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.89 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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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
Hampshire -7 161 £313 +0.40% 32
Berkshire -8 141 £275 -8.33% 30
Surrey -2 92 £350 +27.27% 43
Buckinghamshire -10 76 £350 +16.66% 15
Oxfordshire +6 71 £230 +4.54% 9
West Sussex -9 54 £303 +37.50% 5
East Sussex +1 43 £325 +182.60% 3
Kent -5 22 £363 +3.57% 13
Middlesex +5 4 £325 +23.22%
Sussex +5 3 £400 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1093 (80.43%) Windows
2 614 (45.18%) Microsoft
3 517 (38.04%) VMware
4 436 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 399 (29.36%) Windows 7
6 315 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 315 (23.18%) MS Exchange
7 278 (20.46%) Security Cleared
8 263 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 250 (18.40%) Citrix
10 246 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 241 (17.73%) ITIL
12 235 (17.29%) DNS
13 223 (16.41%) MS Excel
14 211 (15.53%) SCCM
15 196 (14.42%) MS Office
16 190 (13.98%) SQL
17 187 (13.76%) PowerShell
18 179 (13.17%) SQL Server
19 174 (12.80%) Migration
19 174 (12.80%) SC Cleared
20 171 (12.58%) HP
21 169 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
22 161 (11.85%) Exchange Server 2010
23 160 (11.77%) vSphere
24 159 (11.70%) SAN
25 158 (11.63%) DHCP
26 141 (10.38%) Cisco
27 140 (10.30%) Firewall
28 136 (10.01%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 315 (23.18%) MS Exchange
2 161 (11.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 110 (8.09%) SharePoint
4 96 (7.06%) IIS
5 85 (6.25%) Lync
6 79 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 57 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 47 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (1.99%) Apache
10 19 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.96%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.96%) JBoss
13 12 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.74%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.59%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.37%) GlassFish
17 4 (0.29%) WordPress
17 4 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 223 (16.41%) MS Excel
2 196 (14.42%) MS Office
3 37 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.62%) MS Project
5 12 (0.88%) PaintShop Pro
6 5 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.074%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) assyst
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 101 (7.43%) Office 365
2 72 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.40%) SaaS
5 17 (1.25%) IaaS
6 16 (1.18%) PaaS
7 8 (0.59%) Yammer
8 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.074%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 235 (17.29%) DNS
2 159 (11.70%) SAN
3 158 (11.63%) DHCP
4 140 (10.30%) Firewall
5 136 (10.01%) WAN
6 135 (9.93%) LAN
7 103 (7.58%) TCP/IP
8 74 (5.45%) VPN
9 43 (3.16%) Internet
10 37 (2.72%) NAS
11 35 (2.58%) MPLS
12 30 (2.21%) VLAN
12 30 (2.21%) LDAP
13 29 (2.13%) VoIP
14 28 (2.06%) Wireless
15 27 (1.99%) IPsec
15 27 (1.99%) NetScaler
16 26 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
17 23 (1.69%) Network Security
18 22 (1.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (0.52%) MySQL
10 5 (0.37%) DB2
10 5 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.37%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.22%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.22%) MS Access
12 3 (0.22%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 19 (1.40%) Visual Studio
1 19 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.81%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.66%) MSI
4 8 (0.59%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
6 4 (0.29%) Yeoman
6 4 (0.29%) Subversion
6 4 (0.29%) Log4Net
7 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.22%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.15%) Maven
8 2 (0.15%) Ant
8 2 (0.15%) MSTest
9 1 (0.074%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.074%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.074%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.074%) PVCS
General
1 134 (9.86%) Finance
2 35 (2.58%) Retail
3 30 (2.21%) Back Office
4 23 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.62%) Banking
6 15 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.74%) Online Betting
8 9 (0.66%) Legal
9 8 (0.59%) Military
10 7 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.52%) French Language
11 6 (0.44%) Local Government
12 5 (0.37%) Law
12 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.29%) Marketing
14 3 (0.22%) Advertising
14 3 (0.22%) Front Office
14 3 (0.22%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.15%) Electronics
15 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 233 (17.14%) Analyst
2 195 (14.35%) Support Engineer
3 128 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 112 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 94 (6.92%) Desktop Support
6 90 (6.62%) Support Analyst
7 81 (5.96%) Architect
7 81 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
8 73 (5.37%) Consultant
9 65 (4.78%) Service Analyst
10 64 (4.71%) Administrator
10 64 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 64 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
11 61 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
12 56 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 49 (3.61%) Wintel Engineer
14 48 (3.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 46 (3.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 44 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
17 43 (3.16%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.65%) .NET
2 25 (1.84%) HTML
3 19 (1.40%) XML
4 17 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 16 (1.18%) Web Services
6 15 (1.10%) CSS
6 15 (1.10%) Application Packaging
7 13 (0.96%) SAML
8 10 (0.74%) Middleware
8 10 (0.74%) REST
9 9 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.37%) MDX
10 5 (0.37%) X-Windows
10 5 (0.37%) J2EE
11 4 (0.29%) COM+
11 4 (0.29%) CSS3
11 4 (0.29%) ELMAH
11 4 (0.29%) HTML5
11 4 (0.29%) POCO
11 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 62 (4.56%) Clustering
3 58 (4.27%) Blackberry
4 50 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.94%) Replication
6 39 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 35 (2.58%) Client/Server
8 33 (2.43%) PKI
9 28 (2.06%) NHS
10 17 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.18%) Mathematics
11 16 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.03%) Computer Science
13 12 (0.88%) EqualLogic
14 11 (0.81%) CMDB
15 10 (0.74%) Fat Client
15 10 (0.74%) Thin Client
16 9 (0.66%) iPhone
17 8 (0.59%) Smartphone
17 8 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1093 (80.43%) Windows
2 436 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 399 (29.36%) Windows 7
4 263 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 246 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 125 (9.20%) Windows XP
7 102 (7.51%) Linux
8 84 (6.18%) Windows 8
9 56 (4.12%) UNIX
10 18 (1.32%) Windows Vista
10 18 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.10%) Solaris
12 12 (0.88%) Android
12 12 (0.88%) Windows 2000
13 10 (0.74%) HPUX
13 10 (0.74%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.52%) CentOS
16 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (17.73%) ITIL
2 174 (12.80%) Migration
3 67 (4.93%) Configuration Management
4 47 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 45 (3.31%) Incident Management
6 44 (3.24%) Project Management
7 36 (2.65%) Service Management
8 35 (2.58%) Change Management
9 32 (2.35%) Server Building
10 30 (2.21%) Service Delivery
11 29 (2.13%) PRINCE2
11 29 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (2.06%) Identity Management
13 25 (1.84%) High Availability
14 23 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
15 22 (1.62%) Mentoring
16 21 (1.55%) Change Control
16 21 (1.55%) Data Migration
16 21 (1.55%) Problem Management
17 20 (1.47%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 190 (13.98%) SQL
2 187 (13.76%) PowerShell
3 70 (5.15%) VBScript
4 28 (2.06%) VB
5 27 (1.99%) Java
6 20 (1.47%) C#
7 17 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 16 (1.18%) Perl
8 16 (1.18%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.96%) C
10 10 (0.74%) Python
10 10 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.52%) PHP
12 5 (0.37%) X++
13 4 (0.29%) VBA
13 4 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.15%) Ruby
15 1 (0.074%) XPath
15 1 (0.074%) Groovy
15 1 (0.074%) C++
Qualifications
1 278 (20.46%) Security Cleared
2 174 (12.80%) SC Cleared
3 169 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (7.65%) MCSE
5 85 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 58 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (4.27%) MCITP
7 54 (3.97%) Degree
8 49 (3.61%) MCSA
9 48 (3.53%) CCNA
10 45 (3.31%) MCP
11 38 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.25%) MCTS
12 17 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.74%) A+ Certification
13 10 (0.74%) CCNP
14 9 (0.66%) VCP4
15 8 (0.59%) CISSP
15 8 (0.59%) ISEB
16 6 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.71%) SLA
2 14 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.81%) QA
4 4 (0.29%) COBIT
5 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.074%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.074%) P3O
7 1 (0.074%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.074%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 315 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (11.77%) vSphere
3 104 (7.65%) Hyper-V
4 98 (7.21%) XenApp
5 49 (3.61%) VMware ESX
6 41 (3.02%) XenDesktop
7 40 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
10 19 (1.40%) Terminal Services
11 14 (1.03%) vCloud
12 11 (0.81%) XenServer
13 9 (0.66%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.52%) UAG
14 7 (0.52%) NFS
15 6 (0.44%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.44%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.37%) HDFS
16 5 (0.37%) Shibboleth
16 5 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 211 (15.53%) SCCM
2 62 (4.56%) SCOM
3 44 (3.24%) WSUS
4 23 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 23 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 23 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 23 (1.69%) vMotion
5 18 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 16 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
7 14 (1.03%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.03%) AirWatch
8 13 (0.96%) SCVMM
9 12 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
10 11 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (0.81%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.81%) XenMobile
11 10 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.66%) Puppet
13 8 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 614 (45.18%) Microsoft
2 517 (38.04%) VMware
3 250 (18.40%) Citrix
4 171 (12.58%) HP
5 141 (10.38%) Cisco
6 55 (4.05%) Oracle
7 50 (3.68%) Remedy
8 47 (3.46%) Dell
9 43 (3.16%) Symantec
10 38 (2.80%) NetApp
11 37 (2.72%) CheckPoint
11 37 (2.72%) EMC
12 36 (2.65%) McAfee
13 31 (2.28%) Red Hat
13 31 (2.28%) 3PAR
14 30 (2.21%) IBM
15 25 (1.84%) SolarWinds
16 21 (1.55%) AppSense
17 20 (1.47%) Apple
18 19 (1.40%) F5
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