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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 733 572 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.94% 6.58% 5.77%
As % of the System Software category 66.39% 54.22% 62.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 251 228
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £287
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 103 124
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.00 £30.70
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
1104 1055 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.95% 12.13% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 522 414
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 124 140
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.25 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +10 193 £338 -3.57% 53
Hampshire +2 168 £325 +1.56% 38
Surrey +2 102 £275 -15.38% 49
Buckinghamshire -7 77 £225 -33.82% 20
West Sussex +17 60 £213 -12.37% 14
Oxfordshire +8 47 £223 -31.53% 6
East Sussex +13 38 £120 -60.00% 6
Kent +2 32 £363 +141.66% 6
Middlesex 0 4 £270 -51.35% 1
Isle of Wight - 2 £368 - 2
Sussex - 2 £285 -
Thames Valley +2 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1108 (80.70%) Windows
2 663 (48.29%) Microsoft
3 410 (29.86%) Windows 7
4 407 (29.64%) VMware
5 401 (29.21%) MS Exchange
6 393 (28.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 300 (21.85%) MS Office
7 300 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 288 (20.98%) ITIL
9 275 (20.03%) Citrix
10 273 (19.88%) MS Excel
11 258 (18.79%) Windows XP
12 236 (17.19%) Security Cleared
13 225 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 210 (15.29%) SCCM
15 208 (15.15%) DNS
16 172 (12.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 166 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
18 157 (11.43%) Cisco
19 154 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 149 (10.85%) MCSE
21 148 (10.78%) SAN
21 148 (10.78%) SC Cleared
22 147 (10.71%) DHCP
23 140 (10.20%) HP
24 139 (10.12%) Firewall
25 132 (9.61%) SQL
26 125 (9.10%) SQL Server
27 124 (9.03%) Blackberry
28 119 (8.67%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 401 (29.21%) MS Exchange
2 166 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 105 (7.65%) IIS
4 91 (6.63%) Lync
5 88 (6.41%) SharePoint
6 86 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 81 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 76 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 54 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 31 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 25 (1.82%) IBM Notes
12 24 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (0.95%) Apache
14 8 (0.58%) WorkSite
15 7 (0.51%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
17 5 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 300 (21.85%) MS Office
2 273 (19.88%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.73%) MS Project
6 3 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.073%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) assyst
6 1 (0.073%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.073%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 68 (4.95%) Office 365
2 28 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.87%) IaaS
6 6 (0.44%) SaaS
7 1 (0.073%) PaaS
7 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 208 (15.15%) DNS
2 148 (10.78%) SAN
3 147 (10.71%) DHCP
4 139 (10.12%) Firewall
5 119 (8.67%) TCP/IP
6 113 (8.23%) LAN
7 98 (7.14%) WAN
8 71 (5.17%) VPN
9 63 (4.59%) Internet
10 49 (3.57%) LDAP
11 42 (3.06%) Wireless
12 38 (2.77%) VoIP
13 35 (2.55%) NAS
14 29 (2.11%) MPLS
15 28 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (1.82%) SMTP
17 23 (1.68%) iSCSI
18 22 (1.60%) X.400
19 21 (1.53%) X.500
20 20 (1.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.44%) EDMS
10 5 (0.36%) SQLPlus
10 5 (0.36%) OLAP
10 5 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.29%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.29%) Cognos Query Studio
11 4 (0.29%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 4 (0.29%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (0.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (0.29%) Cognos Transformer
12 3 (0.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (0.44%) StarTeam
1 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.36%) MSI
2 5 (0.36%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.29%) Subversion
4 3 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.15%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.15%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.073%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.073%) PVCS
6 1 (0.073%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.073%) NUnit
6 1 (0.073%) Selenium
6 1 (0.073%) MSBuild
General
1 92 (6.70%) Finance
2 39 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 21 (1.53%) Banking
4 18 (1.31%) Advertising
5 11 (0.80%) Military
6 9 (0.66%) Retail
7 8 (0.58%) Law
8 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.44%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.29%) Local Government
9 4 (0.29%) Back Office
10 3 (0.22%) Legal
10 3 (0.22%) Marketing
10 3 (0.22%) Publishing
10 3 (0.22%) French Language
10 3 (0.22%) German Language
11 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.073%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.073%) Games
Job Titles
1 283 (20.61%) Analyst
2 192 (13.98%) Support Engineer
3 121 (8.81%) Support Analyst
4 112 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 105 (7.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 98 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 98 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 91 (6.63%) Desktop Support
8 85 (6.19%) Consultant
9 65 (4.73%) Administrator
10 63 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
11 62 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
12 61 (4.44%) Architect
13 56 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
14 51 (3.71%) Help Desk Analyst
15 50 (3.64%) Help Desk Support
16 45 (3.28%) IT Support
17 38 (2.77%) Systems Administrator
18 36 (2.62%) Technical Architect
18 36 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.84%) .NET
2 27 (1.97%) Application Packaging
3 23 (1.68%) HTML
4 18 (1.31%) Software Packaging
5 16 (1.17%) XML
6 11 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 10 (0.73%) DCOM
8 9 (0.66%) CSS
9 8 (0.58%) LAMP
10 6 (0.44%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.36%) Web Services
11 5 (0.36%) jQuery
11 5 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.29%) SAML
12 4 (0.29%) MDX
12 4 (0.29%) Ajax
13 3 (0.22%) X-Windows
13 3 (0.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (9.03%) Blackberry
2 75 (5.46%) Clustering
3 74 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.26%) PKI
5 24 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 24 (1.75%) Replication
5 24 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 23 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
8 20 (1.46%) iPhone
9 13 (0.95%) iPad
10 9 (0.66%) NHS
11 8 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.58%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.44%) EPoS
13 5 (0.36%) HACMP
13 5 (0.36%) Handset
13 5 (0.36%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.36%) Statistics
14 4 (0.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1108 (80.70%) Windows
2 410 (29.86%) Windows 7
3 393 (28.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 300 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 258 (18.79%) Windows XP
6 154 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 108 (7.87%) Linux
8 88 (6.41%) Windows 8
9 39 (2.84%) UNIX
10 35 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (2.11%) Windows 2000
12 28 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
13 21 (1.53%) Windows Vista
14 18 (1.31%) Android
15 15 (1.09%) CentOS
16 13 (0.95%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.80%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.80%) Windows NT
18 8 (0.58%) AIX
19 7 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (20.98%) ITIL
2 119 (8.67%) Migration
3 68 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 51 (3.71%) Incident Management
5 46 (3.35%) Service Management
6 42 (3.06%) Configuration Management
7 37 (2.69%) Project Management
8 36 (2.62%) Change Management
9 27 (1.97%) CRM
9 27 (1.97%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (1.89%) Service Delivery
10 26 (1.89%) Load Balancing
11 23 (1.68%) Problem Management
12 22 (1.60%) Validation
13 20 (1.46%) Coaching
14 19 (1.38%) Time Management
14 19 (1.38%) High Availability
14 19 (1.38%) Root Cause Analysis
14 19 (1.38%) PRINCE2
15 15 (1.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (9.61%) SQL
2 114 (8.30%) PowerShell
3 62 (4.52%) VBScript
4 22 (1.60%) C#
5 21 (1.53%) VB
6 20 (1.46%) C
6 20 (1.46%) T-SQL
7 13 (0.95%) Perl
7 13 (0.95%) Java
8 10 (0.73%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.58%) Bourne shell
9 8 (0.58%) Korn
10 5 (0.36%) C++
10 5 (0.36%) PHP
10 5 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.29%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.073%) Python
14 1 (0.073%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 236 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 225 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 149 (10.85%) MCSE
4 148 (10.78%) SC Cleared
5 91 (6.63%) DV Cleared
6 83 (6.05%) MCP
7 61 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (3.93%) Degree
9 52 (3.79%) MCITP
10 46 (3.35%) CCNA
11 41 (2.99%) MCSA
12 23 (1.68%) MCTS
13 22 (1.60%) CCNP
14 21 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (1.53%) MCDST
15 15 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.95%) CCA
18 12 (0.87%) CISSP
19 10 (0.73%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (7.87%) SLA
2 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.44%) QA
2 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.22%) BS7799
5 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 172 (12.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (6.92%) Hyper-V
3 92 (6.70%) vSphere
4 91 (6.63%) XenApp
5 45 (3.28%) VMware ESX
6 33 (2.40%) Terminal Services
7 32 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 31 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (1.89%) ISA Server
11 25 (1.82%) NFS
12 20 (1.46%) UAG
13 15 (1.09%) XenServer
14 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.73%) DFS Replication
16 9 (0.66%) Sendmail
16 9 (0.66%) vCloud
16 9 (0.66%) Squid
Systems Management
1 210 (15.29%) SCCM
2 67 (4.88%) SCOM
3 42 (3.06%) NetBackup
4 39 (2.84%) WSUS
5 34 (2.48%) Backup Exec
6 24 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 21 (1.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 16 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 16 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 15 (1.09%) HP SIM
10 14 (1.02%) MOM
11 13 (0.95%) ARCserve
11 13 (0.95%) Nessus
12 12 (0.87%) WMI
13 11 (0.80%) SAP Afaria
14 10 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.73%) Nagios
14 10 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 9 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 8 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 663 (48.29%) Microsoft
2 407 (29.64%) VMware
3 275 (20.03%) Citrix
4 157 (11.43%) Cisco
5 140 (10.20%) HP
6 83 (6.05%) Symantec
7 57 (4.15%) NetApp
8 50 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 40 (2.91%) Oracle
10 39 (2.84%) EMC
11 36 (2.62%) Remedy
12 32 (2.33%) Avaya
13 29 (2.11%) McAfee
13 29 (2.11%) Lotus
14 28 (2.04%) Apple
15 25 (1.82%) CA
15 25 (1.82%) Dell
16 22 (1.60%) Altiris
17 21 (1.53%) SolarWinds
17 21 (1.53%) IBM
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum + attractive rates of pay
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group UK
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 - £25.75 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
Isle of Wight
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago