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 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 788 618 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.22% 7.11% 5.86%
As % of the System Software category 64.59% 55.43% 63.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 271 216
Average daily rate
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£325 £331 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +16.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 132 152
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £9.51 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £23.85 £24.75
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
1220 1115 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.73% 12.83% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 525 386
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £184 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 157 164
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.90 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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 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 20 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 20 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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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 +9 204 £350 -7.89% 66
Hampshire +7 187 £347 +8.58% 50
Surrey +8 129 £300 +9.09% 41
Buckinghamshire -5 81 £300 -18.36% 22
West Sussex +23 61 £210 +5.00% 14
Oxfordshire -1 49 £315 -3.07% 16
Kent +7 31 £319 +2.00% 1
East Sussex +2 26 £120 -60.00% 8
Middlesex +2 4 £600 -3.22%
Isle of Wight - 2 £368 -
Sussex - 2 £285 - 1
Thames Valley +2 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 1140 (79.50%) Windows
2 689 (48.05%) Microsoft
3 417 (29.08%) Windows 7
4 416 (29.01%) VMware
5 415 (28.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 413 (28.80%) MS Exchange
7 324 (22.59%) ITIL
8 321 (22.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 311 (21.69%) MS Office
10 294 (20.50%) Citrix
11 279 (19.46%) Security Cleared
12 263 (18.34%) MS Excel
13 255 (17.78%) Windows XP
14 236 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 218 (15.20%) SCCM
16 215 (14.99%) DNS
17 177 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
18 175 (12.20%) SC Cleared
19 158 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2010
19 158 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
19 158 (11.02%) Cisco
19 158 (11.02%) MCSE
20 156 (10.88%) HP
21 155 (10.81%) SQL
21 155 (10.81%) SAN
22 153 (10.67%) Firewall
23 150 (10.46%) DHCP
24 134 (9.34%) SQL Server
25 129 (9.00%) PowerShell
26 124 (8.65%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 20 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
1 413 (28.80%) MS Exchange
2 158 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 118 (8.23%) IIS
4 99 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 98 (6.83%) Lync
5 98 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 88 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 83 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 55 (3.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 39 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 34 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 33 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (1.26%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.56%) WorkSite
14 7 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.49%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.49%) Apache
15 6 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
16 5 (0.35%) JBoss
16 5 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 311 (21.69%) MS Office
2 263 (18.34%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.63%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 28 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.21%) assyst
5 1 (0.070%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.070%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 75 (5.23%) Office 365
2 29 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.98%) IaaS
6 7 (0.49%) SaaS
7 3 (0.21%) PaaS
8 1 (0.070%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 215 (14.99%) DNS
2 155 (10.81%) SAN
3 153 (10.67%) Firewall
4 150 (10.46%) DHCP
5 120 (8.37%) LAN
6 117 (8.16%) TCP/IP
7 106 (7.39%) WAN
8 70 (4.88%) Internet
9 68 (4.74%) VPN
10 47 (3.28%) Wireless
11 43 (3.00%) NAS
12 41 (2.86%) LDAP
13 32 (2.23%) VoIP
14 31 (2.16%) MPLS
15 29 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (1.60%) SMTP
17 22 (1.53%) X.400
17 22 (1.53%) X.500
18 19 (1.32%) DMZ
19 18 (1.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.42%) EDMS
10 5 (0.35%) SQLPlus
10 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.35%) OLAP
10 5 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.28%) IDOL
11 4 (0.28%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.28%) Cognos Query Studio
11 4 (0.28%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 4 (0.28%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (0.28%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (0.28%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 10 (0.70%) MSI
2 9 (0.63%) StarTeam
3 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.28%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.28%) Subversion
6 3 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.14%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.14%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.14%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.070%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.070%) PVCS
8 1 (0.070%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.070%) NUnit
8 1 (0.070%) Selenium
8 1 (0.070%) MSBuild
General
1 103 (7.18%) Finance
2 36 (2.51%) Telecoms
3 20 (1.39%) Banking
4 18 (1.26%) Advertising
5 11 (0.77%) Military
6 10 (0.70%) Retail
7 8 (0.56%) Law
8 6 (0.42%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.35%) Publishing
10 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.28%) Back Office
11 3 (0.21%) Legal
12 2 (0.14%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.14%) Local Government
12 2 (0.14%) Marketing
13 1 (0.070%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.070%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.070%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 289 (20.15%) Analyst
2 188 (13.11%) Support Engineer
3 125 (8.72%) Support Analyst
4 121 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 111 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 101 (7.04%) Service Analyst
6 101 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 96 (6.69%) Desktop Support
8 81 (5.65%) Consultant
9 77 (5.37%) Architect
10 68 (4.74%) Administrator
11 64 (4.46%) Desktop Engineer
12 59 (4.11%) 1st Line Support
13 56 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
14 48 (3.35%) IT Support
15 47 (3.28%) Help Desk Support
16 45 (3.14%) Help Desk Analyst
16 45 (3.14%) Technical Architect
17 40 (2.79%) Server Engineer
18 39 (2.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.00%) .NET
2 32 (2.23%) HTML
3 31 (2.16%) Application Packaging
4 26 (1.81%) XML
5 17 (1.19%) Software Packaging
6 15 (1.05%) .NET Framework
7 12 (0.84%) DCOM
8 9 (0.63%) CSS
9 8 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.42%) Web Services
10 6 (0.42%) jQuery
11 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.28%) LAMP
12 4 (0.28%) MDX
12 4 (0.28%) Ajax
13 3 (0.21%) X-Windows
13 3 (0.21%) WAP
13 3 (0.21%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (8.37%) Blackberry
2 87 (6.07%) Clustering
3 68 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.93%) PKI
5 24 (1.67%) Replication
5 24 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 22 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 22 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 18 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.26%) iPhone
8 14 (0.98%) iPad
9 11 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.56%) NHS
12 6 (0.42%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.35%) HACMP
13 5 (0.35%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.35%) CMDB
13 5 (0.35%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1140 (79.50%) Windows
2 417 (29.08%) Windows 7
3 415 (28.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 321 (22.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 255 (17.78%) Windows XP
6 158 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 97 (6.76%) Linux
8 91 (6.35%) Windows 8
9 39 (2.72%) UNIX
10 38 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (2.44%) Windows 2000
12 27 (1.88%) Windows Vista
13 26 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 18 (1.26%) Android
15 13 (0.91%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.84%) Windows NT
17 11 (0.77%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.56%) CentOS
18 8 (0.56%) AIX
18 8 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (22.59%) ITIL
2 124 (8.65%) Migration
3 66 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 51 (3.56%) Service Management
4 51 (3.56%) Incident Management
5 44 (3.07%) Configuration Management
6 41 (2.86%) Project Management
7 37 (2.58%) Change Management
8 34 (2.37%) Service Delivery
8 34 (2.37%) CRM
9 29 (2.02%) Validation
10 27 (1.88%) Performance Tuning
11 26 (1.81%) Load Balancing
12 25 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
13 23 (1.60%) High Availability
14 21 (1.46%) Problem Management
15 19 (1.32%) PRINCE2
15 19 (1.32%) Coaching
16 18 (1.26%) SOA
17 16 (1.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 155 (10.81%) SQL
2 129 (9.00%) PowerShell
3 76 (5.30%) VBScript
4 26 (1.81%) VB
5 21 (1.46%) T-SQL
6 20 (1.39%) C#
7 17 (1.19%) C
8 14 (0.98%) Perl
9 12 (0.84%) Java
10 10 (0.70%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.56%) Korn
11 8 (0.56%) Bourne shell
12 5 (0.35%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.28%) Python
14 3 (0.21%) PHP
15 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.070%) VBA
16 1 (0.070%) Ruby
16 1 (0.070%) C++
Qualifications
1 279 (19.46%) Security Cleared
2 236 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 175 (12.20%) SC Cleared
4 158 (11.02%) MCSE
5 102 (7.11%) DV Cleared
6 89 (6.21%) MCP
7 57 (3.97%) MCITP
8 55 (3.84%) Degree
8 55 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (3.35%) MCSA
10 41 (2.86%) CCNA
11 25 (1.74%) CCNP
12 24 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.32%) MCDST
14 17 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.12%) CISSP
16 15 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (0.98%) MCTS
18 13 (0.91%) CCA
19 10 (0.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (8.65%) SLA
2 12 (0.84%) QA
3 8 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.21%) BS7799
8 2 (0.14%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 177 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (8.23%) Hyper-V
3 98 (6.83%) XenApp
4 95 (6.62%) vSphere
5 54 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 42 (2.93%) Terminal Services
7 39 (2.72%) XenDesktop
8 31 (2.16%) ISA Server
9 29 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 25 (1.74%) UAG
12 19 (1.32%) NFS
13 17 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.12%) XenServer
15 15 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
16 12 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 10 (0.70%) vCloud
18 9 (0.63%) DFS Replication
19 7 (0.49%) Xen
20 5 (0.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 218 (15.20%) SCCM
2 70 (4.88%) SCOM
3 42 (2.93%) WSUS
4 40 (2.79%) Backup Exec
5 38 (2.65%) NetBackup
6 27 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 26 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 20 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 16 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 15 (1.05%) HP SIM
11 14 (0.98%) MOM
11 14 (0.98%) WMI
12 13 (0.91%) Nessus
12 13 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (0.84%) BladeLogic
13 12 (0.84%) ARCserve
14 10 (0.70%) Nagios
14 10 (0.70%) SAP Afaria
15 9 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 689 (48.05%) Microsoft
2 416 (29.01%) VMware
3 294 (20.50%) Citrix
4 158 (11.02%) Cisco
5 156 (10.88%) HP
6 99 (6.90%) Symantec
7 56 (3.91%) NetApp
8 47 (3.28%) Red Hat
9 43 (3.00%) EMC
10 40 (2.79%) Remedy
11 39 (2.72%) Oracle
12 33 (2.30%) McAfee
13 31 (2.16%) Avaya
14 30 (2.09%) Dell
15 28 (1.95%) Apple
16 27 (1.88%) Altiris
17 26 (1.81%) CA
17 26 (1.81%) IBM
18 24 (1.67%) SolarWinds
19 22 (1.53%) Lotus
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £20 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
IC Software
Rate: £17.00 - £19.00 per hour + £17-£19 per hour, initial 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Expert Employment
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Expert Employment Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £205 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day + Circa £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago