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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 726 583 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.91% 6.69% 5.83%
As % of the System Software category 65.05% 53.19% 62.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 257 221
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 107 139
Average hourly rate £15.73 £14.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £27.20 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
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
1116 1096 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.16% 12.58% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 529 400
Average daily rate £347 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 136 157
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.70 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £37.50 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +11 192 £364 +2.46% 53
Hampshire +5 178 £347 +8.58% 45
Surrey +5 109 £225 -30.76% 38
Buckinghamshire -8 68 £225 -33.33% 19
West Sussex +17 51 £175 -19.54% 11
Oxfordshire +4 48 £225 -30.76% 10
East Sussex +10 33 £139 -49.54% 11
Kent +4 32 £363 +33.02% 4
Middlesex -1 4 £313 -49.59%
Isle of Wight - 2 £368 -
Thames Valley +3 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £285 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1117 (80.42%) Windows
2 670 (48.24%) Microsoft
3 419 (30.17%) VMware
4 412 (29.66%) Windows 7
5 409 (29.45%) MS Exchange
6 401 (28.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 308 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 305 (21.96%) MS Office
9 296 (21.31%) ITIL
10 281 (20.23%) Citrix
11 273 (19.65%) MS Excel
12 257 (18.50%) Windows XP
13 248 (17.85%) Security Cleared
14 226 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 211 (15.19%) DNS
16 210 (15.12%) SCCM
17 177 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 167 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
19 160 (11.52%) Cisco
20 156 (11.23%) SC Cleared
21 155 (11.16%) SAN
22 153 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
23 150 (10.80%) MCSE
24 149 (10.73%) DHCP
25 148 (10.66%) HP
26 143 (10.30%) Firewall
27 136 (9.79%) SQL
28 125 (9.00%) SQL Server
29 122 (8.78%) Blackberry
29 122 (8.78%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 409 (29.45%) MS Exchange
2 167 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 107 (7.70%) IIS
4 93 (6.70%) Lync
5 89 (6.41%) SharePoint
6 84 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 81 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 79 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 54 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 26 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 24 (1.73%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.72%) Apache
14 8 (0.58%) WorkSite
15 7 (0.50%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 305 (21.96%) MS Office
2 273 (19.65%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.79%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.072%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.22%) assyst
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.072%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.072%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 69 (4.97%) Office 365
2 28 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.94%) IaaS
6 6 (0.43%) SaaS
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.072%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 211 (15.19%) DNS
2 155 (11.16%) SAN
3 149 (10.73%) DHCP
4 143 (10.30%) Firewall
5 119 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 114 (8.21%) LAN
7 101 (7.27%) WAN
8 68 (4.90%) VPN
9 64 (4.61%) Internet
10 48 (3.46%) LDAP
11 42 (3.02%) Wireless
12 40 (2.88%) NAS
13 38 (2.74%) VoIP
14 29 (2.09%) MPLS
15 27 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (1.80%) SMTP
17 23 (1.66%) X.400
17 23 (1.66%) iSCSI
18 22 (1.58%) X.500
19 18 (1.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.43%) EDMS
9 5 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.36%) OLAP
9 5 (0.36%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.29%) MySQL
10 4 (0.29%) Data Mart
10 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.29%) Cognos Query Studio
10 4 (0.29%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 4 (0.29%) Cognos Report Studio
10 4 (0.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (0.29%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 6 (0.43%) StarTeam
1 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.29%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.29%) MSI
3 4 (0.29%) Subversion
4 3 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.14%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.14%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.14%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.072%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.072%) Selenium
6 1 (0.072%) NUnit
6 1 (0.072%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.072%) PVCS
6 1 (0.072%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 96 (6.91%) Finance
2 33 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 22 (1.58%) Banking
4 17 (1.22%) Advertising
5 13 (0.94%) Military
6 9 (0.65%) Law
7 7 (0.50%) Retail
8 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.43%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.29%) Back Office
11 3 (0.22%) Local Government
11 3 (0.22%) Publishing
12 2 (0.14%) Legal
12 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.14%) Marketing
13 1 (0.072%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.072%) French Language
13 1 (0.072%) German Language
13 1 (0.072%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 282 (20.30%) Analyst
2 190 (13.68%) Support Engineer
3 119 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 117 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 109 (7.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 100 (7.20%) Service Analyst
6 100 (7.20%) Service Desk Analyst
7 88 (6.34%) Desktop Support
8 86 (6.19%) Consultant
9 69 (4.97%) Architect
10 67 (4.82%) Administrator
11 62 (4.46%) 1st Line Support
12 59 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support
13 57 (4.10%) Desktop Engineer
14 50 (3.60%) Help Desk Support
15 47 (3.38%) Help Desk Analyst
16 44 (3.17%) IT Support
17 39 (2.81%) Technical Architect
18 37 (2.66%) Systems Administrator
19 34 (2.45%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.81%) .NET
2 27 (1.94%) HTML
3 25 (1.80%) Application Packaging
4 19 (1.37%) Software Packaging
4 19 (1.37%) XML
5 11 (0.79%) .NET Framework
6 10 (0.72%) DCOM
7 9 (0.65%) CSS
8 8 (0.58%) LAMP
9 7 (0.50%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.43%) jQuery
11 5 (0.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.36%) Web Services
11 5 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.29%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.29%) Ajax
12 4 (0.29%) MDX
13 3 (0.22%) WAP
14 2 (0.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (8.78%) Blackberry
2 79 (5.69%) Clustering
3 73 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.23%) PKI
5 26 (1.87%) Replication
6 23 (1.66%) Thin Client
6 23 (1.66%) Fat Client
7 22 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.22%) iPhone
10 13 (0.94%) iPad
11 9 (0.65%) NHS
12 8 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.58%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.36%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.36%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.36%) HACMP
13 5 (0.36%) EPoS
14 4 (0.29%) Handset
14 4 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1117 (80.42%) Windows
2 412 (29.66%) Windows 7
3 401 (28.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 308 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 257 (18.50%) Windows XP
6 153 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 105 (7.56%) Linux
8 86 (6.19%) Windows 8
9 39 (2.81%) UNIX
10 35 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (2.30%) Windows 2000
12 30 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 22 (1.58%) Windows Vista
14 19 (1.37%) Android
15 15 (1.08%) CentOS
16 13 (0.94%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.86%) Windows NT
18 11 (0.79%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.58%) AIX
20 7 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (21.31%) ITIL
2 122 (8.78%) Migration
3 69 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (3.74%) Incident Management
5 48 (3.46%) Service Management
6 39 (2.81%) Configuration Management
7 38 (2.74%) Project Management
8 35 (2.52%) Change Management
9 29 (2.09%) CRM
10 28 (2.02%) Service Delivery
11 27 (1.94%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (1.87%) Load Balancing
13 23 (1.66%) Validation
13 23 (1.66%) Problem Management
14 22 (1.58%) High Availability
15 19 (1.37%) Coaching
15 19 (1.37%) Root Cause Analysis
16 18 (1.30%) Time Management
17 17 (1.22%) PRINCE2
18 16 (1.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 136 (9.79%) SQL
2 115 (8.28%) PowerShell
3 64 (4.61%) VBScript
4 23 (1.66%) C#
5 21 (1.51%) VB
6 20 (1.44%) T-SQL
7 18 (1.30%) C
8 12 (0.86%) Perl
9 11 (0.79%) Java
9 11 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.58%) Korn
10 8 (0.58%) Bourne shell
11 5 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.29%) C++
12 4 (0.29%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.22%) PHP
13 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.14%) Python
15 1 (0.072%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 248 (17.85%) Security Cleared
2 226 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 156 (11.23%) SC Cleared
4 150 (10.80%) MCSE
5 95 (6.84%) DV Cleared
6 82 (5.90%) MCP
7 59 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (4.18%) Degree
9 55 (3.96%) MCITP
10 47 (3.38%) MCSA
11 44 (3.17%) CCNA
12 22 (1.58%) MCTS
13 21 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (1.51%) CCNP
14 20 (1.44%) MCDST
15 17 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.08%) CISSP
16 15 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.94%) CCA
18 10 (0.72%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (8.06%) SLA
2 8 (0.58%) QA
3 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.22%) BS7799
6 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.072%) JSP 440
System Software
1 177 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (7.20%) Hyper-V
3 93 (6.70%) XenApp
4 91 (6.55%) vSphere
5 53 (3.82%) VMware ESX
6 39 (2.81%) Terminal Services
7 35 (2.52%) XenDesktop
8 29 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (2.02%) ISA Server
9 28 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (1.80%) NFS
11 20 (1.44%) UAG
12 15 (1.08%) XenServer
13 13 (0.94%) DFS Replication
14 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (0.65%) vCloud
16 9 (0.65%) Sendmail
16 9 (0.65%) Squid
Systems Management
1 210 (15.12%) SCCM
2 70 (5.04%) SCOM
3 41 (2.95%) NetBackup
3 41 (2.95%) Backup Exec
3 41 (2.95%) WSUS
4 26 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 22 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 15 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 14 (1.01%) MOM
8 14 (1.01%) HP SIM
9 13 (0.94%) Nessus
9 13 (0.94%) ARCserve
10 12 (0.86%) WMI
11 11 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.79%) SAP Afaria
12 10 (0.72%) Nagios
12 10 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 10 (0.72%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 670 (48.24%) Microsoft
2 419 (30.17%) VMware
3 281 (20.23%) Citrix
4 160 (11.52%) Cisco
5 148 (10.66%) HP
6 91 (6.55%) Symantec
7 59 (4.25%) NetApp
8 50 (3.60%) Red Hat
9 43 (3.10%) EMC
10 38 (2.74%) Oracle
11 36 (2.59%) Remedy
12 33 (2.38%) Avaya
13 32 (2.30%) McAfee
14 29 (2.09%) Dell
15 28 (2.02%) Lotus
15 28 (2.02%) Apple
16 25 (1.80%) CA
17 22 (1.58%) IBM
18 20 (1.44%) Altiris
18 20 (1.44%) SolarWinds
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