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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 673 636 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.44% 7.08% 6.94%
As % of the System Software category 61.24% 64.50% 53.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 279 241
Average daily rate
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£344 £300 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £120 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 120 139
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £8.98 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £21.28 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
1099 986 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.15% 10.98% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 465 507
Average daily rate £362 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 139 168
Average hourly rate £20.59 £15.75 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.74% -13.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 +16 167 £340 +12.39% 46
Berkshire +3 154 £398 +13.57% 42
Surrey +11 115 £358 +123.43% 40
Buckinghamshire -14 61 £375 +25.00% 20
Oxfordshire -3 57 £300 +50.00% 15
West Sussex -8 53 £285 +26.66% 9
East Sussex -1 32 £225 +94.80% 5
Kent -3 24 £350 - 11
Middlesex +3 7 £115 -70.32% 2
Sussex 0 2 £275 -25.67%
Home Counties +4 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 1105 (80.60%) Windows
2 683 (49.82%) Microsoft
3 472 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 463 (33.77%) VMware
5 403 (29.39%) Windows 7
6 355 (25.89%) Security Cleared
7 331 (24.14%) MS Exchange
8 286 (20.86%) ITIL
9 272 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 262 (19.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 257 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 255 (18.60%) SCCM
13 235 (17.14%) Citrix
14 228 (16.63%) DNS
15 227 (16.56%) SC Cleared
16 226 (16.48%) MS Excel
17 225 (16.41%) MS Office
18 210 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 210 (15.32%) SQL
19 183 (13.35%) HP
19 183 (13.35%) PowerShell
20 167 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2010
21 166 (12.11%) Firewall
22 165 (12.04%) Migration
23 159 (11.60%) Cisco
24 157 (11.45%) Hyper-V
25 149 (10.87%) SAN
26 142 (10.36%) LAN
27 140 (10.21%) Windows XP
28 139 (10.14%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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
1 331 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 167 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 117 (8.53%) SharePoint
4 105 (7.66%) Lync
5 89 (6.49%) IIS
6 64 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 62 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 58 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 31 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (1.68%) IBM Notes
11 21 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (1.39%) Apache
13 17 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (1.17%) JBoss
14 16 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
16 13 (0.95%) Tomcat
17 12 (0.88%) WebLogic
17 12 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
18 10 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 226 (16.48%) MS Excel
2 225 (16.41%) MS Office
3 49 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.24%) MS Project
5 13 (0.95%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.073%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 77 (5.62%) Office 365
2 35 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.44%) IaaS
5 4 (0.29%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.22%) Yammer
6 3 (0.22%) SaaS
6 3 (0.22%) PaaS
7 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 228 (16.63%) DNS
2 166 (12.11%) Firewall
3 149 (10.87%) SAN
4 142 (10.36%) LAN
5 138 (10.07%) WAN
6 132 (9.63%) DHCP
7 97 (7.08%) TCP/IP
8 89 (6.49%) VPN
9 55 (4.01%) VoIP
10 39 (2.84%) SMTP
11 35 (2.55%) MPLS
11 35 (2.55%) Internet
12 30 (2.19%) NAS
13 29 (2.12%) Wireless
14 24 (1.75%) SSL
15 22 (1.60%) HTTP
15 22 (1.60%) Network Security
15 22 (1.60%) iSCSI
16 21 (1.53%) IPsec
17 16 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.56%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.80%) MySQL
6 9 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.36%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.29%) DB2
9 4 (0.29%) EDMS
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (0.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.22%) OLAP
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (1.39%) MSI
2 17 (1.24%) StarTeam
3 10 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.44%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.36%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.29%) Subversion
9 3 (0.22%) Yeoman
10 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.15%) Ant
10 2 (0.15%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.15%) Maven
10 2 (0.15%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.073%) NuGet
11 1 (0.073%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.073%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.073%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.073%) MSTest
General
1 105 (7.66%) Finance
2 29 (2.12%) Telecoms
3 20 (1.46%) Back Office
3 20 (1.46%) Banking
4 19 (1.39%) Retail
5 12 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 10 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.58%) Legal
8 7 (0.51%) Advertising
9 5 (0.36%) Military
10 4 (0.29%) Law
10 4 (0.29%) French Language
10 4 (0.29%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.29%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.22%) Automotive
11 3 (0.22%) Front Office
11 3 (0.22%) Local Government
11 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 220 (16.05%) Analyst
2 175 (12.76%) Support Engineer
3 133 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 111 (8.10%) 2nd Line Support
5 99 (7.22%) Support Analyst
6 83 (6.05%) Wintel Engineer
7 82 (5.98%) Architect
7 82 (5.98%) Consultant
8 79 (5.76%) Desktop Support
9 68 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
9 68 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
10 66 (4.81%) Server Engineer
11 62 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
11 62 (4.52%) Service Analyst
12 49 (3.57%) IT Support
12 49 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 49 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
13 39 (2.84%) Project Manager
14 36 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
14 36 (2.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.70%) HTML
1 37 (2.70%) XML
2 25 (1.82%) Application Packaging
3 24 (1.75%) .NET
4 19 (1.39%) ASP.NET
5 13 (0.95%) Web Services
6 12 (0.88%) Middleware
7 8 (0.58%) REST
8 7 (0.51%) SAML
9 6 (0.44%) CSS
10 5 (0.36%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.36%) MDX
11 4 (0.29%) J2EE
11 4 (0.29%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.22%) Regular Expression
12 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.22%) SOAP
12 3 (0.22%) Flash
13 2 (0.15%) WSDL
13 2 (0.15%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 76 (5.54%) Clustering
3 54 (3.94%) Blackberry
4 50 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.48%) PKI
6 34 (2.48%) Replication
7 25 (1.82%) Client/Server
8 24 (1.75%) NHS
9 21 (1.53%) Computer Science
10 13 (0.95%) EqualLogic
11 12 (0.88%) Thin Client
11 12 (0.88%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.80%) User Experience
12 11 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
13 10 (0.73%) iPhone
14 8 (0.58%) SecurID
14 8 (0.58%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.51%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1105 (80.60%) Windows
2 472 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 403 (29.39%) Windows 7
4 262 (19.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 257 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 140 (10.21%) Windows XP
7 113 (8.24%) Linux
8 85 (6.20%) Windows 8
9 52 (3.79%) UNIX
10 23 (1.68%) Windows 2000
11 20 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (1.39%) Windows Vista
13 16 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (0.88%) Android
16 11 (0.80%) Solaris
17 10 (0.73%) CentOS
18 7 (0.51%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.36%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (20.86%) ITIL
2 165 (12.04%) Migration
3 91 (6.64%) Configuration Management
4 49 (3.57%) Project Management
5 48 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 46 (3.36%) Service Management
7 37 (2.70%) Incident Management
8 32 (2.33%) Change Management
9 31 (2.26%) Server Building
9 31 (2.26%) High Availability
10 30 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (2.12%) CRM
12 28 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
13 27 (1.97%) PRINCE2
14 26 (1.90%) Patch Management
15 23 (1.68%) Customer Engagement
15 23 (1.68%) Identity Management
16 22 (1.60%) Service Delivery
16 22 (1.60%) Problem Management
17 21 (1.53%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 210 (15.32%) SQL
2 183 (13.35%) PowerShell
3 103 (7.51%) VBScript
4 54 (3.94%) VB
5 27 (1.97%) Java
6 17 (1.24%) Shell Script
7 16 (1.17%) Perl
8 15 (1.09%) C
9 14 (1.02%) C#
10 11 (0.80%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.73%) PHP
12 9 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.66%) Python
13 6 (0.44%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.36%) X++
15 3 (0.22%) VBA
16 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.15%) Ruby
17 1 (0.073%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 355 (25.89%) Security Cleared
2 227 (16.56%) SC Cleared
3 210 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 120 (8.75%) MCSE
5 113 (8.24%) DV Cleared
6 86 (6.27%) MCITP
7 69 (5.03%) MCP
8 61 (4.45%) MCSA
9 55 (4.01%) Degree
9 55 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (3.43%) CCNA
11 35 (2.55%) MCTS
12 31 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.02%) CISSP
13 14 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.66%) A+ Certification
14 9 (0.66%) CCNP
15 6 (0.44%) VCP4
16 5 (0.36%) HND
17 4 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.11%) SLA
2 12 (0.88%) QA
3 10 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.15%) COBIT
4 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.073%) P3O
5 1 (0.073%) Solvency II
System Software
1 272 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (11.45%) Hyper-V
3 139 (10.14%) vSphere
4 76 (5.54%) XenApp
5 45 (3.28%) XenDesktop
6 42 (3.06%) VMware ESX
7 32 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 29 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.24%) UAG
11 12 (0.88%) DFS Replication
12 10 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (0.66%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.51%) NFS
15 6 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.36%) HDFS
16 5 (0.36%) Shibboleth
16 5 (0.36%) ISA Server
17 4 (0.29%) Firmware
17 4 (0.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 255 (18.60%) SCCM
2 72 (5.25%) SCOM
3 45 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 38 (2.77%) WSUS
5 25 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 19 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 16 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
8 14 (1.02%) Nagios
8 14 (1.02%) NetBackup
8 14 (1.02%) Backup Exec
8 14 (1.02%) AirWatch
9 13 (0.95%) XenMobile
10 12 (0.88%) vMotion
11 11 (0.80%) SCVMM
11 11 (0.80%) Puppet
12 10 (0.73%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.51%) Vagrant
14 7 (0.51%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 683 (49.82%) Microsoft
2 463 (33.77%) VMware
3 235 (17.14%) Citrix
4 183 (13.35%) HP
5 159 (11.60%) Cisco
6 76 (5.54%) Oracle
7 53 (3.87%) Dell
8 44 (3.21%) McAfee
9 42 (3.06%) CheckPoint
10 41 (2.99%) NetApp
11 36 (2.63%) Symantec
12 28 (2.04%) Red Hat
13 26 (1.90%) IBM
14 25 (1.82%) Lotus
15 24 (1.75%) Remedy
15 24 (1.75%) Avaya
15 24 (1.75%) EMC
16 22 (1.60%) AppSense
17 21 (1.53%) Lumension
18 20 (1.46%) Juniper
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