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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 13 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 757 742 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.64% 8.70% 6.21%
As % of the System Software category 60.71% 65.78% 63.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 338 189
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £444 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 151 159
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.85%
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
1247 1128 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.58% 13.23% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 523 367
Average daily rate £360 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 159 176
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £27.32 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Hampshire +3 214 £323 +4.03% 41
Berkshire -11 178 £338 -3.57% 39
Surrey +5 116 £344 +1.85% 25
Buckinghamshire -21 71 £250 -9.09% 21
West Sussex +8 57 £310 +9.73% 7
Oxfordshire -12 53 £308 +5.57% 13
Kent -6 22 £175 -26.31% 7
East Sussex -9 18 £120 -62.35% 5
Middlesex -4 6 £600 +9.09%
Sussex 0 2 £400 +66.66%
Thames Valley - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1153 (77.70%) Windows
2 735 (49.53%) Microsoft
3 454 (30.59%) VMware
4 436 (29.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 425 (28.64%) Windows 7
6 375 (25.27%) MS Exchange
7 338 (22.78%) Security Cleared
8 323 (21.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 321 (21.63%) ITIL
10 307 (20.69%) MS Office
11 291 (19.61%) Citrix
12 281 (18.94%) MS Excel
13 247 (16.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 240 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 225 (15.16%) DNS
16 217 (14.62%) SCCM
17 213 (14.35%) Windows XP
18 211 (14.22%) SQL
19 208 (14.02%) SC Cleared
20 186 (12.53%) HP
21 177 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
22 165 (11.12%) PowerShell
23 163 (10.98%) DHCP
24 160 (10.78%) MCSE
24 160 (10.78%) SAN
24 160 (10.78%) Firewall
25 144 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2010
26 132 (8.89%) TCP/IP
27 131 (8.83%) Hyper-V
28 130 (8.76%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 375 (25.27%) MS Exchange
2 144 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 117 (7.88%) Lync
4 105 (7.08%) SharePoint
5 99 (6.67%) IIS
6 91 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 83 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 79 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 40 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 38 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 32 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 23 (1.55%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (0.40%) WorkSite
15 6 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
16 5 (0.34%) GroupWise
17 4 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 307 (20.69%) MS Office
2 281 (18.94%) MS Excel
3 30 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.67%) MS Project
6 6 (0.40%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 31 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.20%) assyst
5 1 (0.067%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.067%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.067%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.50%) Office 365
2 34 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.40%) SaaS
4 6 (0.40%) IaaS
5 5 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.27%) PaaS
7 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 225 (15.16%) DNS
2 163 (10.98%) DHCP
3 160 (10.78%) SAN
3 160 (10.78%) Firewall
4 132 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 119 (8.02%) LAN
6 107 (7.21%) WAN
7 53 (3.57%) Internet
8 47 (3.17%) VoIP
8 47 (3.17%) VPN
9 46 (3.10%) NAS
10 34 (2.29%) Wireless
11 28 (1.89%) LDAP
12 25 (1.68%) SMTP
13 18 (1.21%) X.400
13 18 (1.21%) X.500
14 17 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (1.08%) DMZ
15 16 (1.08%) MPLS
16 13 (0.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (0.54%) MySQL
6 6 (0.40%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.34%) OLAP
7 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 4 (0.27%) Cognos Transformer
8 4 (0.27%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (0.27%) SQLPlus
8 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.27%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 30 (2.02%) MSI
2 24 (1.62%) StarTeam
3 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.27%) AdminStudio
4 4 (0.27%) Subversion
5 3 (0.20%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.067%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.067%) NUnit
7 1 (0.067%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.067%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.067%) PVCS
7 1 (0.067%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.067%) GitLab
7 1 (0.067%) Selenium
7 1 (0.067%) SoapUI
General
1 110 (7.41%) Finance
2 42 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 24 (1.62%) Banking
4 13 (0.88%) Advertising
5 12 (0.81%) Retail
6 11 (0.74%) Military
7 9 (0.61%) Legal
8 8 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.54%) Back Office
9 7 (0.47%) Law
10 6 (0.40%) Publishing
11 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.34%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.27%) Automotive
13 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.13%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
14 1 (0.067%) Games
14 1 (0.067%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 280 (18.87%) Analyst
2 197 (13.27%) Support Engineer
3 134 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 117 (7.88%) Service Analyst
4 117 (7.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 104 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support
6 99 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 89 (6.00%) Desktop Support
8 80 (5.39%) Architect
9 77 (5.19%) Consultant
10 62 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
11 59 (3.98%) Administrator
11 59 (3.98%) Wintel Engineer
12 58 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
13 48 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
14 46 (3.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 46 (3.10%) Server Engineer
15 45 (3.03%) Technical Architect
16 40 (2.70%) IT Support
17 38 (2.56%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.23%) .NET
2 47 (3.17%) HTML
3 41 (2.76%) XML
4 38 (2.56%) Application Packaging
5 17 (1.15%) Software Packaging
6 16 (1.08%) .NET Framework
7 10 (0.67%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.61%) CSS
9 8 (0.54%) DCOM
10 7 (0.47%) Web Services
11 5 (0.34%) jQuery
11 5 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.27%) MDX
12 4 (0.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.27%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.27%) Ajax
13 3 (0.20%) COM+
13 3 (0.20%) JSP
14 2 (0.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.35%) Blackberry
2 93 (6.27%) Clustering
3 53 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.10%) PKI
5 34 (2.29%) Replication
6 19 (1.28%) Thin Client
6 19 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 17 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (0.94%) iPhone
9 14 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 13 (0.88%) iPad
11 9 (0.61%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.54%) Open Source
12 8 (0.54%) NHS
13 7 (0.47%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.47%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.34%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.34%) CMDB
15 4 (0.27%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1153 (77.70%) Windows
2 436 (29.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 425 (28.64%) Windows 7
4 323 (21.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 213 (14.35%) Windows XP
6 177 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 96 (6.47%) Linux
8 83 (5.59%) Windows 8
9 57 (3.84%) UNIX
10 43 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (2.49%) Windows Vista
12 35 (2.36%) Windows 2000
13 30 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
14 18 (1.21%) Android
15 15 (1.01%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.94%) Windows NT
17 8 (0.54%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.34%) AIX
18 5 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (21.63%) ITIL
2 122 (8.22%) Migration
3 90 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 63 (4.25%) Configuration Management
5 55 (3.71%) Incident Management
6 50 (3.37%) Service Management
7 43 (2.90%) Project Management
8 41 (2.76%) Service Delivery
9 38 (2.56%) CRM
10 36 (2.43%) High Availability
11 35 (2.36%) Change Management
12 31 (2.09%) Validation
13 23 (1.55%) PRINCE2
13 23 (1.55%) Root Cause Analysis
14 21 (1.42%) Load Balancing
14 21 (1.42%) Coaching
15 19 (1.28%) SOA
15 19 (1.28%) Time Management
16 18 (1.21%) Problem Management
16 18 (1.21%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 211 (14.22%) SQL
2 165 (11.12%) PowerShell
3 87 (5.86%) VBScript
4 46 (3.10%) VB
5 23 (1.55%) C#
6 19 (1.28%) C
7 18 (1.21%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.01%) Perl
9 14 (0.94%) Shell Script
10 13 (0.88%) JavaScript
11 11 (0.74%) Java
12 9 (0.61%) Korn
12 9 (0.61%) Bourne shell
13 5 (0.34%) Python
13 5 (0.34%) PHP
14 4 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.27%) C++
15 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.067%) Ruby
16 1 (0.067%) VBA
Qualifications
1 338 (22.78%) Security Cleared
2 247 (16.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 208 (14.02%) SC Cleared
4 160 (10.78%) MCSE
5 130 (8.76%) DV Cleared
6 84 (5.66%) MCP
7 66 (4.45%) MCITP
8 64 (4.31%) Degree
9 58 (3.91%) MCSA
10 46 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (2.83%) CCNA
12 25 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.15%) CCNP
14 15 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (0.94%) CCA
16 12 (0.81%) CISSP
16 12 (0.81%) MCTS
17 10 (0.67%) RHCSA
18 9 (0.61%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (8.76%) SLA
2 13 (0.88%) QA
3 8 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.20%) BS7799
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
7 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.067%) P3O
System Software
1 240 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 131 (8.83%) Hyper-V
3 90 (6.06%) vSphere
4 82 (5.53%) XenApp
5 57 (3.84%) VMware ESX
6 47 (3.17%) Terminal Services
7 40 (2.70%) XenDesktop
8 31 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 29 (1.95%) ISA Server
10 21 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 19 (1.28%) UAG
12 19 (1.28%) XenServer
13 18 (1.21%) NFS
14 15 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
15 13 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 11 (0.74%) vCloud
17 9 (0.61%) DFS Replication
18 5 (0.34%) VMware Server
19 4 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 217 (14.62%) SCCM
2 78 (5.26%) SCOM
3 52 (3.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 38 (2.56%) NetBackup
5 31 (2.09%) Backup Exec
6 29 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 21 (1.42%) WSUS
8 19 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 18 (1.21%) Nagios
10 15 (1.01%) BladeLogic
11 13 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.74%) Nessus
12 11 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 9 (0.61%) ARCserve
13 9 (0.61%) WMI
14 8 (0.54%) HP SIM
15 7 (0.47%) MOM
15 7 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 6 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
17 5 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 735 (49.53%) Microsoft
2 454 (30.59%) VMware
3 291 (19.61%) Citrix
4 186 (12.53%) HP
5 125 (8.42%) Cisco
6 85 (5.73%) Symantec
7 53 (3.57%) Oracle
8 52 (3.50%) Red Hat
9 50 (3.37%) NetApp
10 47 (3.17%) Remedy
11 35 (2.36%) McAfee
12 30 (2.02%) Dell
13 29 (1.95%) EMC
14 28 (1.89%) Lotus
14 28 (1.89%) Avaya
15 27 (1.82%) IBM
15 27 (1.82%) Apple
15 27 (1.82%) SolarWinds
15 27 (1.82%) Lumension
16 26 (1.75%) Altiris
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Church International
Rate: £485 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Church International
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £9 - £13.7 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: to £400/Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago