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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 683 618 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.45% 6.96% 5.59%
As % of the System Software category 66.18% 55.38% 63.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 270 216
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 106 117
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £10.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £30.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%
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
1032 1116 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.25% 12.56% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 564 388
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 126 135
Average hourly rate £15.73 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +2 164 £300 -1.63% 42
Hampshire -1 158 £310 -3.12% 33
Surrey -1 84 £260 -21.21% 30
Buckinghamshire +1 79 £300 -14.28% 23
West Sussex +14 72 £220 -21.42% 15
Oxfordshire +1 41 £220 -32.30% 25
East Sussex +19 37 £110 -63.33% 7
Kent -4 34 £350 +133.33% 7
Middlesex +1 4 £258 -42.77% 1
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1098 (82.37%) Windows
2 635 (47.64%) Microsoft
3 416 (31.21%) Windows 7
4 400 (30.01%) MS Exchange
5 398 (29.86%) VMware
6 395 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 312 (23.41%) MS Office
8 285 (21.38%) ITIL
8 285 (21.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 283 (21.23%) Citrix
10 269 (20.18%) MS Excel
11 268 (20.11%) Windows XP
12 217 (16.28%) Security Cleared
13 197 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
13 197 (14.78%) DNS
14 195 (14.63%) SCCM
15 172 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 170 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2010
17 169 (12.68%) Cisco
18 158 (11.85%) Firewall
19 154 (11.55%) Windows Server 2012
20 141 (10.58%) SC Cleared
21 137 (10.28%) MCSE
22 135 (10.13%) TCP/IP
23 133 (9.98%) HP
24 130 (9.75%) LAN
24 130 (9.75%) SAN
25 128 (9.60%) SQL Server
26 127 (9.53%) DHCP
27 123 (9.23%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 400 (30.01%) MS Exchange
2 170 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (6.98%) IIS
4 81 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 74 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 72 (5.40%) Lync
7 61 (4.58%) SharePoint
8 57 (4.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 54 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (2.18%) IBM Notes
11 16 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (0.98%) Apache
14 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.53%) WorkSite
16 6 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.38%) WebSphere
18 4 (0.30%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 312 (23.41%) MS Office
2 269 (20.18%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.68%) MS Project
6 4 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.25%) Office 365
2 24 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.83%) IaaS
5 5 (0.38%) SaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.075%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.075%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 197 (14.78%) DNS
2 158 (11.85%) Firewall
3 135 (10.13%) TCP/IP
4 130 (9.75%) SAN
4 130 (9.75%) LAN
5 127 (9.53%) DHCP
6 107 (8.03%) WAN
7 92 (6.90%) VPN
8 63 (4.73%) Internet
9 46 (3.45%) LDAP
10 43 (3.23%) VoIP
10 43 (3.23%) Wireless
11 34 (2.55%) MPLS
12 29 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (2.10%) iSCSI
14 25 (1.88%) SMTP
15 20 (1.50%) X.400
16 19 (1.43%) IPsec
16 19 (1.43%) Network Security
16 19 (1.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.45%) MySQL
8 6 (0.45%) EDMS
9 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.38%) SQLPlus
9 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.23%) OLAP
10 3 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.23%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.15%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.15%) Cognos Query Studio
11 2 (0.15%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 2 (0.15%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (0.45%) MSI
1 6 (0.45%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.23%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.15%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.15%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.15%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.075%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.075%) PVCS
4 1 (0.075%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.075%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.075%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.075%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.075%) Subversion
General
1 91 (6.83%) Finance
2 34 (2.55%) Telecoms
3 18 (1.35%) Advertising
4 13 (0.98%) Banking
4 13 (0.98%) Dutch Language
5 11 (0.83%) Retail
5 11 (0.83%) Military
6 8 (0.60%) Law
7 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.38%) Publishing
8 5 (0.38%) Local Government
9 4 (0.30%) Legal
9 4 (0.30%) French Language
9 4 (0.30%) German Language
10 3 (0.23%) Back Office
10 3 (0.23%) Marketing
11 2 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.075%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.075%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 269 (20.18%) Analyst
2 212 (15.90%) Support Engineer
3 122 (9.15%) Support Analyst
4 118 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 107 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 103 (7.73%) Desktop Support
7 90 (6.75%) Consultant
8 81 (6.08%) 1st Line Support
8 81 (6.08%) Service Analyst
8 81 (6.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 64 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
10 58 (4.35%) Administrator
11 57 (4.28%) Help Desk Support
12 53 (3.98%) Desktop Engineer
13 52 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
14 47 (3.53%) IT Support
15 40 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 38 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
17 37 (2.78%) Architect
18 36 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.80%) .NET
2 15 (1.13%) Software Packaging
3 12 (0.90%) Application Packaging
4 11 (0.83%) HTML
5 10 (0.75%) DCOM
5 10 (0.75%) XML
6 8 (0.60%) LAMP
7 5 (0.38%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.38%) SAML
7 5 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 3 (0.23%) Web Services
9 3 (0.23%) WAP
9 3 (0.23%) CSS
10 2 (0.15%) JSP
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle ADF
10 2 (0.15%) WinForms
10 2 (0.15%) MDX
10 2 (0.15%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.15%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.00%) Blackberry
2 49 (3.68%) Clustering
3 31 (2.33%) PKI
4 27 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.95%) Replication
6 23 (1.73%) iPhone
7 22 (1.65%) Fat Client
7 22 (1.65%) Thin Client
8 20 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.13%) iPad
10 8 (0.60%) NHS
11 7 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.53%) Statistics
12 6 (0.45%) EPoS
13 5 (0.38%) HACMP
13 5 (0.38%) Handset
13 5 (0.38%) Computer Science
14 4 (0.30%) Open Source
14 4 (0.30%) EqualLogic
14 4 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1098 (82.37%) Windows
2 416 (31.21%) Windows 7
3 395 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 285 (21.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 268 (20.11%) Windows XP
6 154 (11.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 105 (7.88%) Linux
8 90 (6.75%) Windows 8
9 36 (2.70%) UNIX
10 31 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (2.03%) Windows 2000
12 26 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
12 26 (1.95%) Windows Vista
13 18 (1.35%) CentOS
14 14 (1.05%) Android
14 14 (1.05%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.98%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.75%) AIX
17 9 (0.68%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (21.38%) ITIL
2 123 (9.23%) Migration
3 48 (3.60%) Service Management
4 43 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 40 (3.00%) Project Management
6 39 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 35 (2.63%) Configuration Management
8 32 (2.40%) Change Management
9 25 (1.88%) Problem Management
10 21 (1.58%) Validation
11 20 (1.50%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (1.43%) Service Delivery
13 18 (1.35%) PRINCE2
13 18 (1.35%) Load Balancing
13 18 (1.35%) Time Management
13 18 (1.35%) Change Control
14 17 (1.28%) Performance Monitoring
15 16 (1.20%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (1.20%) Root Cause Analysis
16 14 (1.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 123 (9.23%) SQL
2 112 (8.40%) PowerShell
3 59 (4.43%) VBScript
4 21 (1.58%) VB
4 21 (1.58%) C#
5 20 (1.50%) T-SQL
6 15 (1.13%) C
7 12 (0.90%) Java
8 9 (0.68%) Perl
9 5 (0.38%) PHP
9 5 (0.38%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.38%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.38%) C++
9 5 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.30%) Korn
10 4 (0.30%) Bourne shell
10 4 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.23%) VB6
12 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.075%) Python
Qualifications
1 217 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 197 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 141 (10.58%) SC Cleared
4 137 (10.28%) MCSE
5 81 (6.08%) DV Cleared
6 73 (5.48%) MCP
7 64 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (3.68%) CCNA
9 47 (3.53%) MCITP
10 46 (3.45%) Degree
11 36 (2.70%) MCSA
12 24 (1.80%) CCNP
13 23 (1.73%) MCDST
14 20 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (1.43%) MCTS
16 18 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
17 17 (1.28%) CCA
18 15 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
19 12 (0.90%) CISSP
20 10 (0.75%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.23%) SLA
2 8 (0.60%) QA
2 8 (0.60%) ISO 9001
2 8 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.23%) BS7799
4 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.15%) COBIT
5 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 172 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (7.43%) XenApp
3 92 (6.90%) vSphere
4 89 (6.68%) Hyper-V
5 36 (2.70%) Terminal Services
5 36 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 33 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (2.40%) VMware ESX
8 30 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.88%) NFS
10 23 (1.73%) XenServer
11 15 (1.13%) ISA Server
12 13 (0.98%) UAG
13 12 (0.90%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.68%) Sendmail
15 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.60%) Postfix
15 8 (0.60%) Squid
16 5 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 195 (14.63%) SCCM
2 63 (4.73%) SCOM
3 38 (2.85%) WSUS
4 36 (2.70%) NetBackup
5 28 (2.10%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 13 (0.98%) Nessus
8 13 (0.98%) HP SIM
9 12 (0.90%) WMI
9 12 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 12 (0.90%) SAP Afaria
9 12 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 11 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (0.83%) MOM
11 9 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 9 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.60%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 635 (47.64%) Microsoft
2 398 (29.86%) VMware
3 283 (21.23%) Citrix
4 169 (12.68%) Cisco
5 133 (9.98%) HP
6 63 (4.73%) Symantec
7 59 (4.43%) NetApp
8 44 (3.30%) Red Hat
9 43 (3.23%) Oracle
10 36 (2.70%) McAfee
11 32 (2.40%) Lotus
12 31 (2.33%) EMC
13 29 (2.18%) Dell
13 29 (2.18%) Apple
14 28 (2.10%) Remedy
15 25 (1.88%) Avaya
16 24 (1.80%) Altiris
17 22 (1.65%) CheckPoint
18 19 (1.43%) IBM
19 18 (1.35%) ServiceNow
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