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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 764 673 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.59% 6.96% 6.13%
As % of the System Software category 61.37% 61.29% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 288 203
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 118 149
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.64 £27.88 £27.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
1245 1098 969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.37% 11.35% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 510 451
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £154 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 153 179
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Berkshire +6 198 £285 -5.00% 52
Hampshire +6 189 £340 +13.33% 52
Surrey +7 115 £340 +78.94% 36
Oxfordshire +9 74 £325 +30.00% 16
West Sussex +5 74 £301 +0.41% 15
Buckinghamshire -25 64 £400 +39.13% 22
Kent -6 24 £145 -55.38% 12
East Sussex +1 21 £263 +11.11% 8
Middlesex +4 4 £450 -4.00% 1
Sussex -3 2 £275 +10.00%
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1116 (80.40%) Windows
2 704 (50.72%) Microsoft
3 474 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 454 (32.71%) VMware
5 413 (29.76%) Windows 7
6 360 (25.94%) Security Cleared
7 325 (23.41%) MS Exchange
8 289 (20.82%) ITIL
9 283 (20.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 283 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 251 (18.08%) SCCM
11 250 (18.01%) MS Office
12 241 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 231 (16.64%) MS Excel
14 228 (16.43%) Citrix
15 223 (16.07%) SQL
16 221 (15.92%) SC Cleared
17 216 (15.56%) DNS
18 207 (14.91%) Microsoft Certification
19 183 (13.18%) HP
20 176 (12.68%) PowerShell
21 171 (12.32%) Firewall
22 161 (11.60%) Hyper-V
23 155 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2010
24 144 (10.37%) Windows XP
24 144 (10.37%) DHCP
25 140 (10.09%) Cisco
26 139 (10.01%) SAN
27 135 (9.73%) SharePoint
27 135 (9.73%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 325 (23.41%) MS Exchange
2 155 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 135 (9.73%) SharePoint
4 99 (7.13%) Lync
5 85 (6.12%) IIS
6 59 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 58 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 48 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 33 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 26 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
11 25 (1.80%) IBM Notes
12 22 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 20 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
14 14 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
14 14 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (0.94%) JBoss
15 13 (0.94%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.86%) Apache
17 10 (0.72%) Tomcat
18 9 (0.65%) GroupWise
Applications
1 250 (18.01%) MS Office
2 231 (16.64%) MS Excel
3 44 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.22%) MS Project
5 14 (1.01%) PaintShop Pro
6 5 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.072%) assyst
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.04%) Office 365
2 30 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.50%) IaaS
5 7 (0.50%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.29%) PaaS
7 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.14%) SaaS
9 1 (0.072%) Yammer
9 1 (0.072%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.072%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 216 (15.56%) DNS
2 171 (12.32%) Firewall
3 144 (10.37%) DHCP
4 139 (10.01%) SAN
5 119 (8.57%) LAN
6 118 (8.50%) TCP/IP
7 112 (8.07%) WAN
8 68 (4.90%) VPN
9 63 (4.54%) VoIP
10 32 (2.31%) Internet
10 32 (2.31%) Wireless
11 28 (2.02%) SMTP
12 27 (1.95%) NAS
13 24 (1.73%) LDAP
14 21 (1.51%) MPLS
14 21 (1.51%) iSCSI
15 19 (1.37%) SSL
16 18 (1.30%) Network Security
17 17 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (1.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (0.86%) MySQL
6 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (0.50%) Data Mining
7 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.29%) EDMS
10 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.22%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.22%) OLAP
10 3 (0.22%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (2.16%) MSI
2 28 (2.02%) StarTeam
3 7 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
6 4 (0.29%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.22%) Yeoman
8 2 (0.14%) Ant
8 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.14%) Subversion
8 2 (0.14%) Maven
9 1 (0.072%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.072%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.072%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.072%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.072%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.072%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.072%) ClearQuest
General
1 94 (6.77%) Finance
2 39 (2.81%) Telecoms
3 21 (1.51%) Banking
4 20 (1.44%) Retail
5 15 (1.08%) Back Office
6 12 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.65%) Legal
9 6 (0.43%) Advertising
9 6 (0.43%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.43%) Military
10 4 (0.29%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.29%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.29%) Automotive
10 4 (0.29%) Law
11 3 (0.22%) Electronics
11 3 (0.22%) Publishing
11 3 (0.22%) French Language
11 3 (0.22%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 235 (16.93%) Analyst
2 193 (13.90%) Support Engineer
3 130 (9.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 107 (7.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 97 (6.99%) Support Analyst
6 81 (5.84%) Desktop Support
6 81 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 80 (5.76%) Service Analyst
8 78 (5.62%) Consultant
9 75 (5.40%) Architect
10 71 (5.12%) Wintel Engineer
11 64 (4.61%) 1st Line Support
12 63 (4.54%) 3rd Line Support
13 58 (4.18%) Server Engineer
14 48 (3.46%) IT Support
15 47 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
16 46 (3.31%) Administrator
17 45 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 40 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
19 36 (2.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.74%) HTML
1 38 (2.74%) XML
2 29 (2.09%) Application Packaging
3 23 (1.66%) .NET
4 15 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 11 (0.79%) Web Services
5 11 (0.79%) Middleware
6 6 (0.43%) SAML
6 6 (0.43%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.36%) MDX
8 3 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.22%) Flash
8 3 (0.22%) SOAP
8 3 (0.22%) CSS
9 2 (0.14%) COM
9 2 (0.14%) COM+
9 2 (0.14%) J2EE
9 2 (0.14%) XHTML
9 2 (0.14%) WSDL
9 2 (0.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.26%) Clustering
2 69 (4.97%) Blackberry
3 43 (3.10%) PKI
4 42 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (2.95%) Replication
6 28 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.44%) NHS
7 20 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.22%) iPhone
10 11 (0.79%) Open Source
10 11 (0.79%) iPad
10 11 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (0.79%) SecurID
11 10 (0.72%) Fat Client
11 10 (0.72%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.58%) User Experience
13 7 (0.50%) BYOD
13 7 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (0.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1116 (80.40%) Windows
2 474 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 413 (29.76%) Windows 7
4 283 (20.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 241 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 144 (10.37%) Windows XP
7 129 (9.29%) Linux
8 82 (5.91%) Windows 8
9 63 (4.54%) UNIX
10 36 (2.59%) Windows Vista
11 30 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (1.95%) Windows 2000
13 24 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
14 16 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.94%) CentOS
15 13 (0.94%) Android
16 9 (0.65%) Windows NT
17 8 (0.58%) Solaris
17 8 (0.58%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (20.82%) ITIL
2 135 (9.73%) Migration
3 95 (6.84%) Configuration Management
4 58 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (3.60%) Service Management
6 41 (2.95%) Project Management
7 36 (2.59%) Service Delivery
8 35 (2.52%) High Availability
9 32 (2.31%) Incident Management
10 31 (2.23%) Change Management
11 30 (2.16%) CRM
12 28 (2.02%) PRINCE2
13 24 (1.73%) Mobile Device Management
14 22 (1.59%) Customer Engagement
14 22 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (1.51%) Performance Monitoring
16 20 (1.44%) Coaching
16 20 (1.44%) Validation
16 20 (1.44%) Problem Management
17 19 (1.37%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 223 (16.07%) SQL
2 176 (12.68%) PowerShell
3 96 (6.92%) VBScript
4 56 (4.03%) VB
5 22 (1.59%) Shell Script
6 20 (1.44%) Java
7 15 (1.08%) C
8 14 (1.01%) C#
8 14 (1.01%) Perl
9 9 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.58%) PHP
10 8 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.58%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.50%) Python
12 5 (0.36%) X++
12 5 (0.36%) C++
13 3 (0.22%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.14%) Ruby
14 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.072%) VBA
Qualifications
1 360 (25.94%) Security Cleared
2 221 (15.92%) SC Cleared
3 207 (14.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 129 (9.29%) DV Cleared
5 118 (8.50%) MCSE
6 79 (5.69%) MCP
7 74 (5.33%) MCITP
8 67 (4.83%) MCSA
9 57 (4.11%) Degree
10 48 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (2.88%) CCNA
12 29 (2.09%) MCTS
13 22 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (1.01%) CISSP
15 13 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.79%) CCNP
17 10 (0.72%) RHCSA
18 8 (0.58%) A+ Certification
19 7 (0.50%) RHCA
19 7 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.84%) SLA
2 12 (0.86%) QA
3 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.14%) P3O
6 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 283 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 161 (11.60%) Hyper-V
3 106 (7.64%) vSphere
4 58 (4.18%) XenApp
5 34 (2.45%) XenDesktop
6 32 (2.31%) VMware ESX
7 30 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 30 (2.16%) Terminal Services
8 24 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.94%) UAG
10 10 (0.72%) BitLocker
10 10 (0.72%) NFS
11 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.50%) DFS Replication
12 7 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (0.50%) XenServer
13 5 (0.36%) vCloud
13 5 (0.36%) Firmware
14 4 (0.29%) Samba
14 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 251 (18.08%) SCCM
2 74 (5.33%) SCOM
3 62 (4.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 33 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 29 (2.09%) WSUS
6 17 (1.22%) Nagios
7 14 (1.01%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
8 13 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (0.65%) SCSM
9 9 (0.65%) XenMobile
9 9 (0.65%) Puppet
9 9 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.58%) SCVMM
10 8 (0.58%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.50%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.50%) Nessus
12 6 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 704 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 454 (32.71%) VMware
3 228 (16.43%) Citrix
4 183 (13.18%) HP
5 140 (10.09%) Cisco
6 84 (6.05%) Oracle
7 50 (3.60%) NetApp
8 48 (3.46%) McAfee
9 44 (3.17%) Dell
10 39 (2.81%) Red Hat
11 32 (2.31%) Remedy
12 31 (2.23%) Lumension
13 30 (2.16%) Symantec
14 28 (2.02%) CheckPoint
15 27 (1.95%) Lotus
16 26 (1.87%) Avaya
17 25 (1.80%) Apple
18 24 (1.73%) Juniper
19 22 (1.59%) IBM
20 21 (1.51%) 3PAR
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £310 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Advantage XPO
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £8.68 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago