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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 611 742 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.14% 7.78% 8.26%
As % of the System Software category 61.84% 62.41% 68.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 360 298
Average daily rate £325 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £139 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 97 122
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £11.65 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £22.50 £27.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
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
988 1189 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.54% 12.46% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 591 465
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 121 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 170 £330 +1.93% 41
Berkshire -8 150 £345 +6.15% 70
Surrey +9 103 £375 +11.11% 41
Oxfordshire -4 49 £280 -20.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -9 41 £318 -8.95% 16
West Sussex -9 30 £228 -21.55% 18
Kent -8 24 £420 +177.35% 11
East Sussex +11 23 £315 +133.33% 3
Middlesex +1 12 £375 -9.09%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 994 (80.10%) Windows
2 561 (45.21%) Microsoft
3 496 (39.97%) Windows Server
4 441 (35.54%) VMware
5 337 (27.16%) Windows 7
6 319 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 274 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 262 (21.11%) Security Cleared
9 256 (20.63%) MS Exchange
10 241 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 228 (18.37%) Citrix
12 225 (18.13%) ITIL
13 221 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 221 (17.81%) SCCM
14 216 (17.41%) DNS
15 182 (14.67%) SQL
16 178 (14.34%) MS Office
17 177 (14.26%) SQL Server
18 175 (14.10%) MS Excel
19 169 (13.62%) PowerShell
20 164 (13.22%) SC Cleared
21 156 (12.57%) Linux
22 150 (12.09%) Windows XP
23 148 (11.93%) DHCP
24 141 (11.36%) Migration
25 136 (10.96%) Firewall
25 136 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
26 131 (10.56%) HP
27 123 (9.91%) Hyper-V
28 121 (9.75%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 256 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 114 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 77 (6.20%) IIS
5 57 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (3.79%) Skype for Business
7 38 (3.06%) Apache
7 38 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 34 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 26 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (1.61%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.29%) JBoss
12 15 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (1.21%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.13%) IBM Notes
14 13 (1.05%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.81%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
18 4 (0.32%) Documentum
Applications
1 178 (14.34%) MS Office
2 175 (14.10%) MS Excel
3 32 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.05%) Acrobat
4 13 (1.05%) PaintShop Pro
5 7 (0.56%) MS Project
6 5 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.081%) assyst
6 1 (0.081%) BusinessWare
6 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.081%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.081%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.081%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.081%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.081%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.081%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 102 (8.22%) Office 365
2 96 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (0.89%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.56%) IaaS
6 7 (0.56%) SaaS
7 4 (0.32%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.16%) PaaS
10 1 (0.081%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.081%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 216 (17.41%) DNS
2 148 (11.93%) DHCP
3 136 (10.96%) Firewall
4 121 (9.75%) TCP/IP
5 107 (8.62%) WAN
6 101 (8.14%) LAN
7 82 (6.61%) SAN
8 61 (4.92%) VPN
9 52 (4.19%) LDAP
10 39 (3.14%) Internet
11 35 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
12 34 (2.74%) SSL
13 32 (2.58%) Wireless
14 24 (1.93%) VLAN
15 23 (1.85%) FTP
15 23 (1.85%) HTTP
16 22 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (1.77%) Network Security
17 20 (1.61%) NetScaler
17 20 (1.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 13 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
9 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.64%) MySQL
11 6 (0.48%) DB2
11 6 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.32%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.24%) EDRMS
14 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.61%) JIRA
3 20 (1.61%) Subversion
4 18 (1.45%) Ant
4 18 (1.45%) Hudson
4 18 (1.45%) Maven
5 14 (1.13%) MSI
6 10 (0.81%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.73%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.64%) StarTeam
9 6 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.48%) Wise Package Studio
10 5 (0.40%) InstallShield
11 4 (0.32%) RSpec
12 3 (0.24%) AdminStudio
12 3 (0.24%) Yeoman
13 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.16%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.16%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 120 (9.67%) Finance
2 33 (2.66%) Telecoms
3 23 (1.85%) Banking
4 22 (1.77%) Retail
5 16 (1.29%) Military
6 13 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.97%) Marketing
8 9 (0.73%) Electronics
9 8 (0.64%) Advertising
9 8 (0.64%) Billing
10 7 (0.56%) Back Office
10 7 (0.56%) Legal
11 5 (0.40%) German Language
12 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.32%) Law
12 4 (0.32%) Publishing
13 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.081%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.081%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 223 (17.97%) Support Engineer
2 217 (17.49%) Analyst
3 104 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 95 (7.66%) 2nd Line Support
5 89 (7.17%) Windows Engineer
6 88 (7.09%) Architect
7 87 (7.01%) Service Analyst
8 84 (6.77%) Desktop Support
9 83 (6.69%) Service Desk Analyst
10 76 (6.12%) Support Analyst
11 64 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
11 64 (5.16%) IT Support
12 60 (4.83%) Desktop Engineer
13 56 (4.51%) Active Directory Engineer
13 56 (4.51%) Consultant
14 54 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
15 53 (4.27%) Administrator
16 50 (4.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 49 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 44 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.55%) .NET
2 28 (2.26%) Middleware
3 21 (1.69%) Web Services
4 16 (1.29%) CSS
5 14 (1.13%) SOAP
6 12 (0.97%) HTML
6 12 (0.97%) jQuery
7 11 (0.89%) REST
7 11 (0.89%) XML
8 7 (0.56%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.56%) HTML5
8 7 (0.56%) J2EE
8 7 (0.56%) SAML
9 5 (0.40%) Laravel
9 5 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.32%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.24%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.24%) WAP
11 3 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 111 (8.94%) Data Centre
2 61 (4.92%) Blackberry
3 44 (3.55%) Clustering
4 41 (3.30%) Driving Licence
5 39 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (2.90%) PKI
7 32 (2.58%) Replication
8 23 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.61%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.53%) NHS
12 16 (1.29%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (1.13%) Fat Client
14 14 (1.13%) Thin Client
15 13 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.81%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.81%) AS400
16 10 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 994 (80.10%) Windows
2 496 (39.97%) Windows Server
3 337 (27.16%) Windows 7
4 319 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 241 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 221 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 156 (12.57%) Linux
8 150 (12.09%) Windows XP
9 99 (7.98%) Unix
10 90 (7.25%) Windows 8
11 60 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (2.82%) Windows Vista
13 32 (2.58%) Windows 10
14 18 (1.45%) VMS
15 16 (1.29%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.29%) HPUX
15 16 (1.29%) Windows 2000
16 15 (1.21%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.81%) Android
18 9 (0.73%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (18.13%) ITIL
2 141 (11.36%) Migration
3 69 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 68 (5.48%) Service Management
5 60 (4.83%) Configuration Management
6 49 (3.95%) High Availability
7 43 (3.46%) Change Management
8 42 (3.38%) Project Management
9 39 (3.14%) DevOps
10 38 (3.06%) Software Deployment
11 36 (2.90%) Change Control
12 34 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (2.66%) Incident Management
14 31 (2.50%) Identity Management
15 28 (2.26%) CRM
16 26 (2.10%) Problem Management
17 24 (1.93%) ITSM
18 23 (1.85%) Mentoring
18 23 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
19 22 (1.77%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (14.67%) SQL
2 169 (13.62%) PowerShell
3 37 (2.98%) Ruby
4 32 (2.58%) Java
5 29 (2.34%) VBScript
6 27 (2.18%) Python
7 23 (1.85%) C#
8 22 (1.77%) VB
9 20 (1.61%) Perl
10 17 (1.37%) JavaScript
11 14 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.89%) C
13 9 (0.73%) PHP
13 9 (0.73%) Tcl
14 6 (0.48%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.16%) AWK
16 2 (0.16%) sed
16 2 (0.16%) VB6
17 1 (0.081%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 262 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 164 (13.22%) SC Cleared
3 136 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (7.25%) MCSE
5 67 (5.40%) DV Cleared
6 47 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (3.55%) Degree
8 42 (3.38%) CCNA
9 40 (3.22%) MCP
10 30 (2.42%) MCSA
11 28 (2.26%) MCITP
11 28 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (2.01%) MCTS
13 23 (1.85%) DBS Check
14 15 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.73%) A+ Certification
16 7 (0.56%) CCNP
16 7 (0.56%) MCSD
17 6 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (0.48%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.64%) SLA
2 14 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.56%) COBIT
3 7 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.56%) QA
4 4 (0.32%) FIPS 140-2
5 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.24%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.16%) BS7799
6 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 274 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (9.91%) Hyper-V
3 106 (8.54%) vSphere
4 78 (6.29%) XenApp
5 48 (3.87%) VMware ESX
6 28 (2.26%) XenServer
7 25 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 20 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (1.45%) Docker
11 15 (1.21%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.89%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.64%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.64%) Terminal Server
15 7 (0.56%) NFS
15 7 (0.56%) vCloud
16 6 (0.48%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 221 (17.81%) SCCM
2 80 (6.45%) SCOM
3 54 (4.35%) WSUS
4 50 (4.03%) Puppet
5 33 (2.66%) Backup Exec
6 29 (2.34%) Ansible
7 26 (2.10%) SCVMM
8 23 (1.85%) NetBackup
9 18 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 15 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.21%) Nagios
12 14 (1.13%) Windows Intune
13 13 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
14 11 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.81%) DameWare
15 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 10 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
16 9 (0.73%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 561 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 441 (35.54%) VMware
3 228 (18.37%) Citrix
4 131 (10.56%) HP
5 114 (9.19%) Cisco
6 89 (7.17%) Oracle
7 73 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 49 (3.95%) Remedy
9 46 (3.71%) Dell
10 35 (2.82%) NetApp
11 30 (2.42%) Intel Security
12 29 (2.34%) EMC
13 28 (2.26%) CheckPoint
14 26 (2.10%) IBM
14 26 (2.10%) Symantec
15 25 (2.01%) Apple
16 24 (1.93%) SAP
16 24 (1.93%) Splunk
17 23 (1.85%) Lumension
18 20 (1.61%) Palo Alto
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