The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 South East 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 16 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 665 637 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.22% 7.51% 5.36%
As % of the System Software category 65.32% 56.67% 64.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 269 199
Average daily rate
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£290 £320 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £148 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-2.18% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 128 121
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1018 1124 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.06% 13.26% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 560 349
Average daily rate £325 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 146 139
Average hourly rate £15.62 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.77% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Active Directory
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 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
Berkshire -8 157 £308 +2.50% 53
Hampshire -5 140 £300 -5.28% 27
Surrey -5 83 £250 -23.07% 30
West Sussex +11 82 £220 -37.14% 9
Buckinghamshire -4 79 £400 +11.11% 6
East Sussex +14 40 £109 -62.17% 6
Oxfordshire +4 39 £223 -31.53% 17
Kent -5 29 £350 +133.33% 17
Middlesex -1 8 £270 -40.00% 1
Sussex - 3 £370 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1092 (81.68%) Windows
2 636 (47.57%) Microsoft
3 419 (31.34%) Windows 7
4 397 (29.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 396 (29.62%) VMware
6 379 (28.35%) MS Exchange
7 310 (23.19%) MS Office
8 291 (21.77%) MS Excel
9 285 (21.32%) Windows XP
10 284 (21.24%) ITIL
11 277 (20.72%) Citrix
12 268 (20.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 231 (17.28%) Security Cleared
14 203 (15.18%) SCCM
15 199 (14.88%) DNS
16 176 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
17 173 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
18 169 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2010
19 166 (12.42%) Cisco
20 152 (11.37%) SC Cleared
21 147 (10.99%) Firewall
22 146 (10.92%) TCP/IP
23 144 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
24 139 (10.40%) SQL Server
25 136 (10.17%) HP
26 130 (9.72%) LAN
27 129 (9.65%) SQL
28 128 (9.57%) Migration
29 124 (9.27%) DHCP
30 119 (8.90%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 379 (28.35%) MS Exchange
2 169 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (6.81%) IIS
4 77 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 69 (5.16%) SharePoint
6 65 (4.86%) Lync
7 64 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 60 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 47 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (1.72%) IBM Notes
11 19 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (0.97%) Apache
14 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (0.52%) WorkSite
15 7 (0.52%) CloudStack
15 7 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (0.52%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 310 (23.19%) MS Office
2 291 (21.77%) MS Excel
3 20 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.75%) MS Project
6 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.075%) assyst
5 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.24%) Office 365
2 23 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.82%) IaaS
5 5 (0.37%) SaaS
6 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.075%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.075%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 199 (14.88%) DNS
2 147 (10.99%) Firewall
3 146 (10.92%) TCP/IP
4 130 (9.72%) LAN
5 124 (9.27%) DHCP
6 115 (8.60%) SAN
7 107 (8.00%) WAN
8 89 (6.66%) VPN
9 60 (4.49%) Internet
10 54 (4.04%) LDAP
11 45 (3.37%) Wireless
12 42 (3.14%) VoIP
13 34 (2.54%) MPLS
14 26 (1.94%) iSCSI
15 25 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (1.80%) SMTP
17 22 (1.65%) NAS
18 21 (1.57%) X.400
19 20 (1.50%) Network Security
20 17 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
4 14 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.45%) MySQL
7 6 (0.45%) EDMS
8 5 (0.37%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.075%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.075%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.075%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.075%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.075%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.075%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.075%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 6 (0.45%) MSI
1 6 (0.45%) StarTeam
2 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.22%) MSBuild
3 3 (0.22%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.15%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.15%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.15%) Subversion
4 2 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.075%) Hudson
5 1 (0.075%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.075%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.075%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.075%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.075%) WinRunner
General
1 90 (6.73%) Finance
2 34 (2.54%) Telecoms
3 15 (1.12%) Retail
4 14 (1.05%) Advertising
5 13 (0.97%) Dutch Language
5 13 (0.97%) Banking
6 12 (0.90%) Military
7 8 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.60%) Law
8 6 (0.45%) Local Government
8 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.45%) Publishing
8 6 (0.45%) Back Office
9 4 (0.30%) Legal
9 4 (0.30%) French Language
9 4 (0.30%) German Language
10 3 (0.22%) Marketing
11 2 (0.15%) Games
11 2 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.075%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 259 (19.37%) Analyst
2 222 (16.60%) Support Engineer
3 125 (9.35%) Support Analyst
4 111 (8.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 107 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 99 (7.40%) Desktop Support
7 87 (6.51%) 1st Line Support
8 85 (6.36%) Consultant
9 75 (5.61%) Service Desk Analyst
10 74 (5.53%) Service Analyst
11 72 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
12 61 (4.56%) Help Desk Support
13 54 (4.04%) Administrator
13 54 (4.04%) IT Support
14 48 (3.59%) Help Desk Analyst
14 48 (3.59%) Desktop Engineer
15 46 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 44 (3.29%) Server Engineer
17 37 (2.77%) Architect
18 34 (2.54%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.57%) .NET
2 13 (0.97%) Software Packaging
3 11 (0.82%) Application Packaging
4 10 (0.75%) DCOM
5 8 (0.60%) LAMP
6 6 (0.45%) SAML
7 5 (0.37%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (0.37%) Web Services
7 5 (0.37%) XML
8 4 (0.30%) HTML
8 4 (0.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 3 (0.22%) WAP
10 2 (0.15%) JSP
10 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.15%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.15%) JNDI
10 2 (0.15%) WinForms
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle ADF
11 1 (0.075%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.15%) Blackberry
2 51 (3.81%) Clustering
3 32 (2.39%) PKI
3 32 (2.39%) Replication
4 28 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 23 (1.72%) iPhone
6 19 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (1.42%) iPad
7 16 (1.20%) Thin Client
7 16 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 10 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 10 (0.75%) NHS
9 8 (0.60%) Statistics
10 7 (0.52%) EPoS
11 6 (0.45%) Handset
11 6 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.37%) HACMP
13 4 (0.30%) Firmware
13 4 (0.30%) Blog
13 4 (0.30%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 1092 (81.68%) Windows
2 419 (31.34%) Windows 7
3 397 (29.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 285 (21.32%) Windows XP
5 268 (20.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 144 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 107 (8.00%) Linux
8 87 (6.51%) Windows 8
9 36 (2.69%) UNIX
10 29 (2.17%) Windows Vista
10 29 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 28 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
13 20 (1.50%) CentOS
14 17 (1.27%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.20%) Android
16 13 (0.97%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.75%) AIX
18 8 (0.60%) Windows NT
19 7 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (21.24%) ITIL
2 128 (9.57%) Migration
3 45 (3.37%) Service Management
4 44 (3.29%) Project Management
5 43 (3.22%) Incident Management
6 42 (3.14%) Configuration Management
7 39 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (2.54%) Change Management
9 32 (2.39%) Problem Management
10 20 (1.50%) Service Delivery
10 20 (1.50%) PRINCE2
10 20 (1.50%) Change Control
11 19 (1.42%) Validation
12 18 (1.35%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (1.27%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (1.20%) Load Balancing
14 16 (1.20%) Time Management
15 15 (1.12%) Unit Testing
15 15 (1.12%) Performance Monitoring
15 15 (1.12%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (9.65%) SQL
2 113 (8.45%) PowerShell
3 53 (3.96%) VBScript
4 25 (1.87%) VB
5 22 (1.65%) C#
6 19 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 11 (0.82%) Java
7 11 (0.82%) C
8 5 (0.37%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.37%) Perl
8 5 (0.37%) C++
9 4 (0.30%) PHP
9 4 (0.30%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.30%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.22%) VB6
10 3 (0.22%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.075%) Winbatch
12 1 (0.075%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.075%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 231 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 173 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 152 (11.37%) SC Cleared
4 119 (8.90%) MCSE
5 82 (6.13%) DV Cleared
6 68 (5.09%) MCP
7 63 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (3.66%) CCNA
9 41 (3.07%) Degree
10 40 (2.99%) MCITP
11 31 (2.32%) MCSA
12 23 (1.72%) CCNP
12 23 (1.72%) MCDST
13 20 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (1.42%) MCTS
15 15 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.97%) CISSP
17 13 (0.97%) CCA
18 11 (0.82%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.91%) SLA
2 10 (0.75%) QA
3 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.22%) BS7799
7 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 176 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (7.55%) XenApp
3 96 (7.18%) Hyper-V
4 86 (6.43%) vSphere
5 37 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 31 (2.32%) XenDesktop
6 31 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (2.09%) Terminal Services
8 26 (1.94%) XenServer
9 25 (1.87%) VMware ESX
10 21 (1.57%) NFS
11 15 (1.12%) DFS Replication
12 13 (0.97%) UAG
13 10 (0.75%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.67%) NLBS
14 9 (0.67%) Squid
14 9 (0.67%) Sendmail
15 8 (0.60%) Postfix
15 8 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 203 (15.18%) SCCM
2 63 (4.71%) SCOM
3 49 (3.66%) WSUS
4 28 (2.09%) NetBackup
5 26 (1.94%) Backup Exec
6 23 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 18 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 17 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (1.12%) SAP Afaria
10 14 (1.05%) MOM
10 14 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 13 (0.97%) HP SIM
11 13 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (0.82%) WMI
12 11 (0.82%) Nessus
13 9 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 8 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 636 (47.57%) Microsoft
2 396 (29.62%) VMware
3 277 (20.72%) Citrix
4 166 (12.42%) Cisco
5 136 (10.17%) HP
6 60 (4.49%) Symantec
6 60 (4.49%) NetApp
7 49 (3.66%) Oracle
8 42 (3.14%) McAfee
9 39 (2.92%) Red Hat
10 35 (2.62%) Apple
11 31 (2.32%) Dell
12 30 (2.24%) Remedy
13 28 (2.09%) EMC
14 26 (1.94%) Lotus
15 23 (1.72%) Avaya
15 23 (1.72%) CA
15 23 (1.72%) CheckPoint
16 21 (1.57%) Altiris
17 19 (1.42%) MobileIron
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