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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 756 831 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.85% 8.23% 7.93%
As % of the System Software category 59.48% 64.27% 65.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 380 315
Average daily rate £329 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £155 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 119 125
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.80 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
1271 1293 1136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.19% 12.81% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 655 517
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 147 157
Average hourly rate £21.33 £18.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +1 224 £328 -3.67% 35
Berkshire -8 159 £326 -3.33% 41
Surrey 0 137 £388 +14.39% 24
Buckinghamshire +1 70 £385 +10.00% 13
Oxfordshire -4 62 £250 -27.27% 15
West Sussex -31 41 £325 +8.33% 5
Kent -13 34 £321 +47.70% 11
East Sussex -6 24 £275 +22.22% 6
Sussex +3 2 £275 -
Middlesex -6 2 £450 +57.20%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1013 (76.22%) Windows
2 639 (48.08%) Microsoft
3 530 (39.88%) Windows Server
4 459 (34.54%) VMware
5 345 (25.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 299 (22.50%) Security Cleared
7 294 (22.12%) Windows 7
8 293 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 287 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
10 276 (20.77%) MS Exchange
11 263 (19.79%) Citrix
12 253 (19.04%) SQL
13 248 (18.66%) DNS
14 246 (18.51%) MS Office
15 242 (18.21%) ITIL
16 207 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 205 (15.43%) SC Cleared
18 203 (15.27%) MS Excel
19 201 (15.12%) SCCM
19 201 (15.12%) PowerShell
20 194 (14.60%) SQL Server
21 184 (13.84%) Linux
22 170 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
23 164 (12.34%) DHCP
24 141 (10.61%) Firewall
25 138 (10.38%) Office 365
26 136 (10.23%) HP
27 135 (10.16%) Finance
28 131 (9.86%) Migration
29 129 (9.71%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 276 (20.77%) MS Exchange
2 129 (9.71%) SharePoint
3 109 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (5.72%) IIS
5 63 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (3.84%) Apache
7 44 (3.31%) Skype for Business
8 38 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 18 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.20%) IBM Notes
13 16 (1.20%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.68%) JBoss
14 9 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.68%) WordPress
15 8 (0.60%) Live Communications Server
16 7 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 246 (18.51%) MS Office
2 203 (15.27%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.98%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.53%) MS Project
6 6 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.45%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.075%) BusinessWare
6 1 (0.075%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.075%) Primavera
6 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.075%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.075%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.075%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.075%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 138 (10.38%) Office 365
2 106 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (1.35%) Mimecast
6 13 (0.98%) IaaS
6 13 (0.98%) SaaS
7 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.53%) PaaS
8 4 (0.30%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.15%) Boomi
10 2 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 248 (18.66%) DNS
2 164 (12.34%) DHCP
3 141 (10.61%) Firewall
4 129 (9.71%) TCP/IP
5 120 (9.03%) LAN
6 118 (8.88%) WAN
7 114 (8.58%) SAN
8 89 (6.70%) LDAP
9 68 (5.12%) VPN
10 48 (3.61%) Internet
11 42 (3.16%) SSL
12 35 (2.63%) SMTP
13 33 (2.48%) FTP
14 32 (2.41%) Wireless
15 31 (2.33%) IPsec
15 31 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
16 27 (2.03%) Kerberos
17 24 (1.81%) HTTP
18 22 (1.66%) SSH
19 18 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 20 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (0.98%) MySQL
8 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.38%) DB2
13 5 (0.38%) MS Access
13 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.30%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 36 (2.71%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.58%) Subversion
3 20 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.28%) JIRA
5 16 (1.20%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.13%) Ant
6 15 (1.13%) Hudson
6 15 (1.13%) Maven
6 15 (1.13%) MSI
7 11 (0.83%) StarTeam
8 10 (0.75%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.30%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.23%) RSpec
10 3 (0.23%) Yeoman
11 2 (0.15%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.15%) TortoiseSVN
11 2 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
12 1 (0.075%) TestDirector
12 1 (0.075%) Toad
General
1 135 (10.16%) Finance
2 36 (2.71%) Telecoms
3 22 (1.66%) Banking
4 20 (1.50%) Retail
5 19 (1.43%) Military
6 14 (1.05%) Legal
7 13 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.90%) Electronics
8 12 (0.90%) Marketing
9 11 (0.83%) Advertising
10 9 (0.68%) Billing
11 8 (0.60%) German Language
12 6 (0.45%) Publishing
13 5 (0.38%) Back Office
13 5 (0.38%) French Language
13 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
13 5 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 249 (18.74%) Analyst
2 231 (17.38%) Support Engineer
3 105 (7.90%) Support Analyst
4 102 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 95 (7.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 93 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 93 (7.00%) Service Analyst
7 91 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 86 (6.47%) Architect
9 78 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support
10 75 (5.64%) Desktop Support
10 75 (5.64%) IT Support
11 72 (5.42%) Administrator
12 71 (5.34%) Consultant
12 71 (5.34%) Windows Engineer
13 62 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
14 61 (4.59%) Active Directory Engineer
14 61 (4.59%) Server Engineer
15 58 (4.36%) Wintel Engineer
16 51 (3.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.44%) .NET
2 31 (2.33%) XML
3 29 (2.18%) SOAP
4 24 (1.81%) CSS
5 22 (1.66%) HTML
5 22 (1.66%) SAML
5 22 (1.66%) Web Services
6 20 (1.50%) REST
7 19 (1.43%) Middleware
8 18 (1.35%) jQuery
9 14 (1.05%) AngularJS
9 14 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (0.98%) HTML5
10 13 (0.98%) Laravel
11 6 (0.45%) Flash
11 6 (0.45%) J2EE
11 6 (0.45%) LAMP
11 6 (0.45%) OAuth
11 6 (0.45%) OpenID
12 5 (0.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 66 (4.97%) PKI
3 61 (4.59%) Blackberry
4 52 (3.91%) Clustering
5 41 (3.09%) Driving Licence
6 37 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 31 (2.33%) Replication
9 29 (2.18%) Computer Science
10 28 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.73%) Cryptography
12 22 (1.66%) Client/Server
13 20 (1.50%) Algorithms
14 18 (1.35%) NHS
15 15 (1.13%) AS400
16 12 (0.90%) Fat Client
16 12 (0.90%) Mathematics
16 12 (0.90%) Thin Client
17 11 (0.83%) Statistics
18 9 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1013 (76.22%) Windows
2 530 (39.88%) Windows Server
3 345 (25.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 294 (22.12%) Windows 7
5 293 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 207 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 184 (13.84%) Linux
8 123 (9.26%) Windows XP
9 102 (7.67%) Unix
10 88 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 77 (5.79%) Windows 8
12 57 (4.29%) Windows 10
13 27 (2.03%) Windows Vista
14 19 (1.43%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.43%) VMS
15 13 (0.98%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.90%) Solaris
16 12 (0.90%) zOS
17 11 (0.83%) AIX
17 11 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (18.21%) ITIL
2 131 (9.86%) Migration
3 84 (6.32%) Service Management
4 78 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 73 (5.49%) Configuration Management
6 62 (4.67%) Change Management
7 58 (4.36%) Project Management
8 50 (3.76%) DevOps
9 46 (3.46%) Incident Management
10 43 (3.24%) Problem Management
11 41 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (3.09%) High Availability
12 37 (2.78%) Identity Management
13 33 (2.48%) Information Security
14 32 (2.41%) Service Delivery
14 32 (2.41%) Time Management
15 30 (2.26%) Mentoring
15 30 (2.26%) Software Deployment
16 29 (2.18%) Change Control
17 28 (2.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 253 (19.04%) SQL
2 201 (15.12%) PowerShell
3 59 (4.44%) VBScript
4 53 (3.99%) Java
5 38 (2.86%) VB
6 34 (2.56%) Python
6 34 (2.56%) Ruby
7 31 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 30 (2.26%) C#
9 26 (1.96%) Perl
10 21 (1.58%) C
11 19 (1.43%) PHP
12 18 (1.35%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.13%) Tcl
14 10 (0.75%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.68%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.38%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.15%) AWK
17 2 (0.15%) Groovy
17 2 (0.15%) sed
Qualifications
1 299 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 205 (15.43%) SC Cleared
3 170 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 103 (7.75%) MCSE
5 67 (5.04%) DV Cleared
6 56 (4.21%) MCP
7 55 (4.14%) Degree
8 46 (3.46%) MCTS
9 37 (2.78%) MCITP
10 34 (2.56%) MCSA
11 32 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (2.11%) CCNA
13 27 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.28%) DBS Check
16 16 (1.20%) CISSP
17 9 (0.68%) ISTQB
17 9 (0.68%) RHCSA
18 8 (0.60%) A+ Certification
19 7 (0.53%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.17%) SLA
2 13 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.90%) FIPS 140-2
4 9 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.45%) QA
7 4 (0.30%) RMADS
7 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) BS7799
9 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.075%) JSP 440
System Software
1 287 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (9.18%) Hyper-V
3 104 (7.83%) vSphere
4 100 (7.52%) XenApp
5 63 (4.74%) VMware ESX
6 50 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.93%) XenDesktop
8 37 (2.78%) XenServer
9 22 (1.66%) Terminal Services
10 18 (1.35%) ISA Server
10 18 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (1.13%) Docker
12 14 (1.05%) Terminal Server
13 13 (0.98%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.60%) NFS
15 8 (0.60%) Sendmail
16 7 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 201 (15.12%) SCCM
2 92 (6.92%) SCOM
3 64 (4.82%) WSUS
4 49 (3.69%) Puppet
5 44 (3.31%) Backup Exec
6 36 (2.71%) NetBackup
7 34 (2.56%) SCVMM
8 30 (2.26%) Ansible
9 29 (2.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 26 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
11 23 (1.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 18 (1.35%) Nagios
12 18 (1.35%) Windows Intune
13 16 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (1.20%) Tivoli
14 15 (1.13%) Netcool
15 13 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 12 (0.90%) SCOrch
17 11 (0.83%) HP SIM
17 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 639 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 459 (34.54%) VMware
3 263 (19.79%) Citrix
4 136 (10.23%) HP
5 118 (8.88%) Oracle
6 108 (8.13%) Cisco
7 72 (5.42%) Red Hat
8 48 (3.61%) Remedy
9 47 (3.54%) Dell
10 46 (3.46%) IBM
11 42 (3.16%) Intel Security
12 41 (3.09%) NetApp
13 37 (2.78%) Symantec
14 35 (2.63%) EMC
15 30 (2.26%) SAP
16 25 (1.88%) Splunk
17 21 (1.58%) CheckPoint
18 20 (1.50%) Apple
18 20 (1.50%) Juniper
19 19 (1.43%) Lumension
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