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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 687 672 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.17% 7.32% 7.53%
As % of the System Software category 59.22% 65.63% 57.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 329 276
Average daily rate
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£330 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 113 133
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £19.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
1160 1024 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.11% 11.15% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 511 549
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 126 158
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +8 164 £334 +11.25% 21
Berkshire -1 157 £375 +15.38% 43
Surrey +4 101 £345 +45.26% 31
Buckinghamshire +4 90 £350 - 12
Oxfordshire -10 48 £313 +42.04% 14
West Sussex -15 45 £230 +4.54% 16
East Sussex -1 44 £330 +206.97% 8
Kent -7 25 £425 +21.42% 11
Middlesex +5 9 £220 -18.51%
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1158 (79.97%) Windows
2 665 (45.93%) Microsoft
3 513 (35.43%) VMware
4 480 (33.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 419 (28.94%) Windows 7
6 339 (23.41%) MS Exchange
7 324 (22.38%) Security Cleared
8 305 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 283 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 274 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 273 (18.85%) ITIL
12 250 (17.27%) SCCM
13 243 (16.78%) DNS
14 241 (16.64%) MS Excel
15 239 (16.51%) Citrix
16 213 (14.71%) MS Office
17 208 (14.36%) SQL
18 202 (13.95%) SC Cleared
19 194 (13.40%) PowerShell
20 184 (12.71%) Migration
21 183 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
22 180 (12.43%) HP
23 178 (12.29%) Exchange Server 2010
24 173 (11.95%) vSphere
25 170 (11.74%) SAN
26 164 (11.33%) SQL Server
27 162 (11.19%) Cisco
28 155 (10.70%) LAN
29 154 (10.64%) Firewall
30 153 (10.57%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 339 (23.41%) MS Exchange
2 178 (12.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 128 (8.84%) SharePoint
4 98 (6.77%) IIS
5 94 (6.49%) Lync
6 84 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 66 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 53 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (1.59%) Apache
11 20 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (1.04%) JBoss
14 15 (1.04%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.83%) Tomcat
16 9 (0.62%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.62%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.35%) GlassFish
17 5 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 241 (16.64%) MS Excel
2 213 (14.71%) MS Office
3 49 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.93%) MS Project
5 15 (1.04%) PaintShop Pro
6 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.069%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 99 (6.84%) Office 365
2 60 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.31%) IaaS
4 18 (1.24%) SaaS
4 18 (1.24%) PaaS
5 13 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.62%) Yammer
6 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.069%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 243 (16.78%) DNS
2 170 (11.74%) SAN
3 155 (10.70%) LAN
4 154 (10.64%) Firewall
5 153 (10.57%) DHCP
6 142 (9.81%) WAN
7 116 (8.01%) TCP/IP
8 95 (6.56%) VPN
9 47 (3.25%) Internet
10 41 (2.83%) MPLS
10 41 (2.83%) NAS
11 40 (2.76%) VoIP
12 34 (2.35%) SMTP
13 28 (1.93%) SSL
13 28 (1.93%) IPsec
14 27 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
14 27 (1.86%) LDAP
15 26 (1.80%) Network Security
15 26 (1.80%) VLAN
16 23 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (0.62%) MySQL
8 5 (0.35%) DB2
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.21%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.21%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (1.31%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.83%) MSI
4 11 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.48%) StarTeam
5 7 (0.48%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (0.28%) Yeoman
7 4 (0.28%) Subversion
7 4 (0.28%) Log4Net
8 3 (0.21%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.14%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.14%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.14%) Maven
9 2 (0.14%) Ant
9 2 (0.14%) MSTest
10 1 (0.069%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.069%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.069%) TestDirector
General
1 134 (9.25%) Finance
2 30 (2.07%) Back Office
2 30 (2.07%) Retail
3 25 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 24 (1.66%) Banking
5 17 (1.17%) Financial Institution
6 11 (0.76%) Legal
7 7 (0.48%) Military
7 7 (0.48%) Online Betting
8 6 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.41%) Law
9 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.35%) Japanese Language
9 5 (0.35%) Local Government
9 5 (0.35%) French Language
10 4 (0.28%) Marketing
11 3 (0.21%) Front Office
12 2 (0.14%) Electronics
12 2 (0.14%) Advertising
12 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 251 (17.33%) Analyst
2 191 (13.19%) Support Engineer
3 128 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 121 (8.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 104 (7.18%) Support Analyst
6 86 (5.94%) Architect
7 85 (5.87%) Desktop Support
8 81 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 78 (5.39%) Consultant
10 72 (4.97%) Service Analyst
11 71 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
12 66 (4.56%) Server Engineer
12 66 (4.56%) Wintel Engineer
13 65 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
14 60 (4.14%) Administrator
15 58 (4.01%) Desktop Engineer
16 54 (3.73%) IT Support
17 53 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 47 (3.25%) Project Manager
19 46 (3.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.14%) .NET
2 30 (2.07%) HTML
3 25 (1.73%) XML
4 21 (1.45%) Application Packaging
5 19 (1.31%) ASP.NET
6 15 (1.04%) CSS
7 14 (0.97%) Web Services
8 12 (0.83%) Middleware
9 10 (0.69%) REST
9 10 (0.69%) SAML
10 9 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.35%) MDX
11 5 (0.35%) Software Packaging
11 5 (0.35%) J2EE
12 4 (0.28%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.28%) HTML5
12 4 (0.28%) POCO
12 4 (0.28%) CSS3
12 4 (0.28%) ELMAH
12 4 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.25%) Data Centre
2 83 (5.73%) Clustering
3 63 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 57 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.49%) PKI
7 34 (2.35%) Replication
8 29 (2.00%) Client/Server
9 26 (1.80%) NHS
10 20 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 14 (0.97%) Mathematics
12 13 (0.90%) Fat Client
12 13 (0.90%) Thin Client
12 13 (0.90%) EqualLogic
13 11 (0.76%) CMDB
13 11 (0.76%) iPhone
13 11 (0.76%) SecurID
14 9 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1158 (79.97%) Windows
2 480 (33.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 419 (28.94%) Windows 7
4 283 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 274 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 133 (9.19%) Windows XP
7 117 (8.08%) Linux
8 85 (5.87%) Windows 8
9 58 (4.01%) UNIX
10 21 (1.45%) Windows 2000
11 18 (1.24%) Solaris
11 18 (1.24%) Windows Vista
11 18 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.83%) CentOS
12 12 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (0.76%) Android
14 9 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (0.62%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (18.85%) ITIL
2 184 (12.71%) Migration
3 78 (5.39%) Configuration Management
4 52 (3.59%) Project Management
5 46 (3.18%) Incident Management
6 42 (2.90%) Service Management
7 40 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 37 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (2.56%) Server Building
9 36 (2.49%) Service Delivery
10 35 (2.42%) Change Management
11 34 (2.35%) PRINCE2
12 29 (2.00%) Identity Management
13 28 (1.93%) High Availability
14 27 (1.86%) Problem Management
14 27 (1.86%) CRM
15 24 (1.66%) Patch Management
16 23 (1.59%) Mobile Device Management
17 21 (1.45%) Data Migration
17 21 (1.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 208 (14.36%) SQL
2 194 (13.40%) PowerShell
3 85 (5.87%) VBScript
4 34 (2.35%) VB
5 27 (1.86%) Java
6 20 (1.38%) C#
7 17 (1.17%) JavaScript
7 17 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 16 (1.10%) Perl
9 13 (0.90%) C
10 9 (0.62%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.62%) Python
11 7 (0.48%) PHP
12 6 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.35%) VBA
13 5 (0.35%) X++
14 2 (0.14%) Ruby
14 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.069%) XPath
15 1 (0.069%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 324 (22.38%) Security Cleared
2 202 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 183 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 113 (7.80%) MCSE
5 105 (7.25%) DV Cleared
6 61 (4.21%) MCITP
7 59 (4.07%) MCP
8 57 (3.94%) MCSA
9 54 (3.73%) Degree
10 52 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
11 41 (2.83%) CCNA
12 32 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.24%) MCTS
14 16 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.69%) CCNP
16 9 (0.62%) CISSP
16 9 (0.62%) A+ Certification
16 9 (0.62%) VCP4
17 8 (0.55%) ISEB
18 7 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.83%) SLA
2 14 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.69%) QA
4 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.069%) P3O
6 1 (0.069%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 305 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 173 (11.95%) vSphere
3 147 (10.15%) Hyper-V
4 91 (6.28%) XenApp
5 42 (2.90%) VMware ESX
5 42 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 38 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
9 18 (1.24%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.04%) vCloud
11 14 (0.97%) XenServer
12 10 (0.69%) UAG
13 9 (0.62%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.55%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.55%) NFS
15 6 (0.41%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.35%) Samba
16 5 (0.35%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 250 (17.27%) SCCM
2 65 (4.49%) SCOM
3 46 (3.18%) WSUS
4 29 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 24 (1.66%) vMotion
6 19 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 16 (1.10%) Backup Exec
8 15 (1.04%) AirWatch
9 14 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
10 13 (0.90%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.83%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.83%) SCVMM
11 12 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
11 12 (0.83%) Puppet
12 11 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.76%) XenMobile
13 10 (0.69%) ARCserve
14 9 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 665 (45.93%) Microsoft
2 513 (35.43%) VMware
3 239 (16.51%) Citrix
4 180 (12.43%) HP
5 162 (11.19%) Cisco
6 65 (4.49%) Oracle
7 54 (3.73%) Dell
8 44 (3.04%) CheckPoint
8 44 (3.04%) Remedy
9 42 (2.90%) McAfee
10 37 (2.56%) NetApp
10 37 (2.56%) Symantec
11 34 (2.35%) EMC
12 28 (1.93%) IBM
13 25 (1.73%) Red Hat
14 24 (1.66%) SolarWinds
15 22 (1.52%) Juniper
16 21 (1.45%) 3PAR
16 21 (1.45%) AppSense
17 17 (1.17%) F5
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: 3 days ago
Tadworth, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day C425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £270 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30.90 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £47.83 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Incite Insight
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £18.00 - £22.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Farnham
University for the Creative Arts
Rate: £28,695 - £32,277 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Woking, Surrey, Ripley
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £150.00 per day + £150 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 21 days ago