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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 618 649 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.74% 7.71% 6.63%
As % of the System Software category 57.92% 66.02% 63.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 279 197
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £132 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 122 153
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.40 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.94 £27.20 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
1067 983 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.64% 11.67% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 450 377
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 137 174
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.50 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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
Berkshire -2 167 £300 -4.00% 71
Hampshire -3 159 £300 -5.36% 58
Surrey -8 66 £344 +14.58% 36
Buckinghamshire -9 64 £361 +31.36% 22
Oxfordshire -8 55 £325 +1.96% 10
West Sussex -4 42 £220 -7.85% 17
Kent -9 26 £165 +13.79% 12
East Sussex -14 21 £120 -61.60% 4
Middlesex +3 7 £413 -15.38%
Sussex +2 1 £400 +66.66%
M4 Corridor - 1 £350 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1108 (77.97%) Windows
2 731 (51.44%) Microsoft
3 456 (32.09%) VMware
4 429 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 388 (27.30%) Windows 7
6 374 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 349 (24.56%) Security Cleared
8 319 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 303 (21.32%) ITIL
10 295 (20.76%) MS Office
11 271 (19.07%) Citrix
12 266 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
13 257 (18.09%) MS Excel
14 247 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 221 (15.55%) SQL
16 219 (15.41%) SCCM
17 215 (15.13%) SC Cleared
18 205 (14.43%) DNS
19 187 (13.16%) Windows XP
19 187 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
20 180 (12.67%) HP
21 164 (11.54%) PowerShell
22 156 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
23 155 (10.91%) Firewall
24 152 (10.70%) DHCP
25 151 (10.63%) SAN
26 149 (10.49%) MCSE
26 149 (10.49%) Hyper-V
27 133 (9.36%) SLA
28 129 (9.08%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 374 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 156 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 125 (8.80%) SharePoint
4 117 (8.23%) Lync
5 90 (6.33%) IIS
6 87 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 86 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 74 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 40 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
10 39 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 38 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 32 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 27 (1.90%) IBM Notes
14 21 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
16 9 (0.63%) GroupWise
17 8 (0.56%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.49%) SAS
19 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
20 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 295 (20.76%) MS Office
2 257 (18.09%) MS Excel
3 29 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.63%) MS Project
5 7 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 37 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.28%) assyst
3 4 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.070%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.070%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.01%) Office 365
2 36 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.56%) IaaS
5 6 (0.42%) PaaS
6 5 (0.35%) SaaS
6 5 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 205 (14.43%) DNS
2 155 (10.91%) Firewall
3 152 (10.70%) DHCP
4 151 (10.63%) SAN
5 110 (7.74%) TCP/IP
6 103 (7.25%) LAN
7 93 (6.54%) WAN
8 50 (3.52%) VoIP
9 44 (3.10%) NAS
10 41 (2.89%) VPN
11 40 (2.81%) Internet
12 34 (2.39%) Wireless
13 23 (1.62%) SMTP
14 21 (1.48%) LDAP
15 17 (1.20%) iSCSI
16 16 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (0.99%) MPLS
17 14 (0.99%) VLAN
18 13 (0.91%) DMZ
19 12 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (0.63%) MySQL
7 6 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.42%) OLAP
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.28%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.28%) Cognos Query Studio
9 4 (0.28%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 4 (0.28%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (0.28%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (0.28%) Cognos Transformer
9 4 (0.28%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 33 (2.32%) MSI
2 29 (2.04%) StarTeam
3 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.28%) AdminStudio
4 4 (0.28%) Subversion
4 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.21%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.070%) Selenium
7 1 (0.070%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.070%) GitLab
7 1 (0.070%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.070%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.070%) NUnit
General
1 97 (6.83%) Finance
2 37 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 22 (1.55%) Banking
4 13 (0.91%) Advertising
5 10 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 9 (0.63%) Retail
6 9 (0.63%) Legal
7 8 (0.56%) Military
8 5 (0.35%) Italian Language
8 5 (0.35%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.35%) Back Office
8 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.28%) Automotive
9 4 (0.28%) Publishing
10 3 (0.21%) Electronics
11 2 (0.14%) Law
11 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.14%) Marketing
11 2 (0.14%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.070%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 253 (17.80%) Analyst
2 188 (13.23%) Support Engineer
3 126 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 103 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 99 (6.97%) Service Analyst
5 99 (6.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 88 (6.19%) Architect
6 88 (6.19%) Support Analyst
7 87 (6.12%) Consultant
8 83 (5.84%) Desktop Support
9 64 (4.50%) Desktop Engineer
10 59 (4.15%) Wintel Engineer
11 55 (3.87%) Administrator
12 52 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
13 49 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
13 49 (3.45%) Server Engineer
14 47 (3.31%) Technical Architect
14 47 (3.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 41 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 36 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.38%) HTML
2 43 (3.03%) .NET
3 42 (2.96%) XML
4 41 (2.89%) Application Packaging
5 15 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 12 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 12 (0.84%) Software Packaging
7 10 (0.70%) CSS
7 10 (0.70%) Web Services
8 6 (0.42%) jQuery
9 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.28%) COM+
10 4 (0.28%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.28%) Ajax
10 4 (0.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (0.28%) MDX
11 3 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.21%) JSP
12 2 (0.14%) SOAP
12 2 (0.14%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 98 (6.90%) Clustering
2 92 (6.47%) Blackberry
3 43 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (2.67%) PKI
5 36 (2.53%) Replication
6 18 (1.27%) Thin Client
6 18 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 14 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 13 (0.91%) iPhone
8 13 (0.91%) iPad
9 12 (0.84%) NHS
9 12 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (0.63%) Open Source
11 9 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
12 8 (0.56%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.56%) User Experience
13 7 (0.49%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.42%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1108 (77.97%) Windows
2 429 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 388 (27.30%) Windows 7
4 319 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 187 (13.16%) Windows XP
5 187 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (6.54%) Linux
7 79 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 67 (4.71%) UNIX
9 39 (2.74%) Windows Vista
10 38 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (2.60%) Windows 2000
12 33 (2.32%) Windows 2000 Server
13 16 (1.13%) Windows NT
14 13 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.84%) Android
16 4 (0.28%) VMS
16 4 (0.28%) AIX
16 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (21.32%) ITIL
2 116 (8.16%) Migration
3 94 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 72 (5.07%) Configuration Management
5 48 (3.38%) Incident Management
5 48 (3.38%) CRM
6 46 (3.24%) Service Management
7 39 (2.74%) Project Management
7 39 (2.74%) Service Delivery
8 37 (2.60%) High Availability
9 33 (2.32%) Change Management
10 28 (1.97%) Validation
11 24 (1.69%) PRINCE2
12 21 (1.48%) SOA
13 20 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
14 19 (1.34%) Change Control
15 18 (1.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (1.27%) Load Balancing
15 18 (1.27%) Mobile Device Management
16 17 (1.20%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (15.55%) SQL
2 164 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 88 (6.19%) VBScript
4 58 (4.08%) VB
5 17 (1.20%) C
6 16 (1.13%) C#
7 15 (1.06%) Perl
8 14 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 14 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 12 (0.84%) Java
10 11 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.63%) Korn
11 9 (0.63%) Bourne shell
12 5 (0.35%) PHP
12 5 (0.35%) Python
13 4 (0.28%) C++
14 3 (0.21%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.070%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.070%) Ruby
15 1 (0.070%) VBA
Qualifications
1 349 (24.56%) Security Cleared
2 247 (17.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 215 (15.13%) SC Cleared
4 149 (10.49%) MCSE
5 129 (9.08%) DV Cleared
6 79 (5.56%) MCP
7 73 (5.14%) MCITP
8 62 (4.36%) MCSA
9 60 (4.22%) Degree
10 40 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (2.74%) CCNA
12 29 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (1.76%) MCTS
14 13 (0.91%) CISSP
15 12 (0.84%) CCNP
16 11 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.70%) RHCSA
18 9 (0.63%) HNC
18 9 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
19 8 (0.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (9.36%) SLA
2 16 (1.13%) QA
3 6 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.070%) P3O
5 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 266 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 149 (10.49%) Hyper-V
3 76 (5.35%) XenApp
4 74 (5.21%) vSphere
5 51 (3.59%) Terminal Services
5 51 (3.59%) VMware ESX
6 41 (2.89%) XenDesktop
7 30 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (1.83%) ISA Server
9 22 (1.55%) UAG
10 21 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 19 (1.34%) NFS
12 15 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
14 13 (0.91%) XenServer
14 13 (0.91%) vCloud
15 10 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 9 (0.63%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 219 (15.41%) SCCM
2 80 (5.63%) SCOM
3 60 (4.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 37 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 36 (2.53%) NetBackup
6 31 (2.18%) Backup Exec
7 23 (1.62%) WSUS
8 21 (1.48%) Nagios
9 18 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 15 (1.06%) BladeLogic
11 11 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 9 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
12 9 (0.63%) ARCserve
13 8 (0.56%) HP SIM
14 7 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.49%) XenMobile
14 7 (0.49%) Nessus
14 7 (0.49%) MOM
15 6 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 731 (51.44%) Microsoft
2 456 (32.09%) VMware
3 271 (19.07%) Citrix
4 180 (12.67%) HP
5 117 (8.23%) Cisco
6 82 (5.77%) Symantec
7 63 (4.43%) Oracle
8 51 (3.59%) NetApp
9 47 (3.31%) Red Hat
10 38 (2.67%) Remedy
10 38 (2.67%) McAfee
11 33 (2.32%) Avaya
12 30 (2.11%) Lotus
13 29 (2.04%) Dell
13 29 (2.04%) Lumension
14 28 (1.97%) SolarWinds
14 28 (1.97%) Altiris
14 28 (1.97%) EMC
15 27 (1.90%) Apple
15 27 (1.90%) IBM
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