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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 672 659 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.34% 7.35% 7.56%
As % of the System Software category 59.57% 64.80% 56.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 317 258
Average daily rate
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£361 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £120 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 106 154
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.40 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £19.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
1128 1017 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.32% 11.35% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 502 545
Average daily rate £365 £335 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 124 177
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.63 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% -13.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 +7 150 £361 +17.97% 37
Berkshire +2 149 £398 +22.30% 39
Surrey +12 114 £375 +97.36% 35
Buckinghamshire 0 86 £350 +16.66% 11
Oxfordshire -7 53 £375 +74.41% 13
East Sussex -1 44 £313 +204.87% 7
West Sussex -24 35 £316 +42.13% 9
Kent -8 27 £425 +21.42% 13
Middlesex +6 9 £220 -32.30%
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 6 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 1151 (79.65%) Windows
2 692 (47.89%) Microsoft
3 500 (34.60%) VMware
4 489 (33.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 411 (28.44%) Windows 7
6 354 (24.50%) MS Exchange
7 340 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 294 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 277 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 274 (18.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 272 (18.82%) ITIL
12 254 (17.58%) SCCM
13 248 (17.16%) MS Excel
14 231 (15.99%) Citrix
14 231 (15.99%) DNS
15 228 (15.78%) MS Office
16 210 (14.53%) SQL
17 208 (14.39%) SC Cleared
18 198 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
19 188 (13.01%) HP
20 185 (12.80%) Migration
21 183 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
22 176 (12.18%) PowerShell
23 166 (11.49%) Cisco
24 164 (11.35%) vSphere
25 162 (11.21%) SAN
25 162 (11.21%) Firewall
26 160 (11.07%) SQL Server
27 153 (10.59%) Hyper-V
28 149 (10.31%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 354 (24.50%) MS Exchange
2 183 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 133 (9.20%) SharePoint
4 99 (6.85%) Lync
5 90 (6.23%) IIS
6 81 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 69 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 59 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 24 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (1.59%) Apache
12 19 (1.31%) IBM Notes
13 17 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (1.04%) JBoss
15 13 (0.90%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (0.69%) WebLogic
18 9 (0.62%) WebSphere
19 8 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 248 (17.16%) MS Excel
2 228 (15.78%) MS Office
3 51 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.59%) MS Project
5 15 (1.04%) PaintShop Pro
6 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.069%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 94 (6.51%) Office 365
2 51 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.04%) IaaS
4 13 (0.90%) SaaS
4 13 (0.90%) PaaS
5 12 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.35%) Yammer
8 3 (0.21%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 231 (15.99%) DNS
2 162 (11.21%) SAN
2 162 (11.21%) Firewall
3 149 (10.31%) LAN
4 144 (9.97%) DHCP
5 138 (9.55%) WAN
6 110 (7.61%) TCP/IP
7 98 (6.78%) VPN
8 47 (3.25%) VoIP
9 41 (2.84%) Internet
10 40 (2.77%) MPLS
11 37 (2.56%) SMTP
12 36 (2.49%) NAS
13 28 (1.94%) Wireless
14 27 (1.87%) IPsec
14 27 (1.87%) SSL
15 26 (1.80%) Network Security
16 24 (1.66%) LDAP
17 22 (1.52%) HTTP
18 21 (1.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.11%) 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 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.35%) DB2
9 5 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.28%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.21%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.97%) MSI
4 10 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.69%) StarTeam
5 7 (0.48%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (0.28%) Yeoman
7 4 (0.28%) Subversion
8 3 (0.21%) 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
1 124 (8.58%) Finance
2 27 (1.87%) Retail
3 26 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 22 (1.52%) Banking
5 21 (1.45%) Back Office
6 15 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.76%) Legal
8 9 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.42%) Military
10 5 (0.35%) Advertising
10 5 (0.35%) Law
10 5 (0.35%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.28%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.28%) Local Government
11 4 (0.28%) Marketing
11 4 (0.28%) French Language
12 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.21%) Front Office
13 2 (0.14%) Electronics
13 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 238 (16.47%) Analyst
2 195 (13.49%) Support Engineer
3 124 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 118 (8.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 111 (7.68%) Support Analyst
6 95 (6.57%) Architect
7 88 (6.09%) Consultant
8 85 (5.88%) Desktop Support
9 76 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 68 (4.71%) Server Engineer
10 68 (4.71%) Wintel Engineer
11 67 (4.64%) 1st Line Support
12 62 (4.29%) Service Analyst
12 62 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
13 61 (4.22%) Desktop Engineer
14 57 (3.94%) IT Support
15 53 (3.67%) Administrator
16 52 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 46 (3.18%) Project Manager
18 40 (2.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.28%) .NET
2 28 (1.94%) XML
3 27 (1.87%) HTML
4 22 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 18 (1.25%) Application Packaging
6 12 (0.83%) Web Services
6 12 (0.83%) Middleware
7 11 (0.76%) CSS
7 11 (0.76%) REST
8 10 (0.69%) SAML
9 8 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.35%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.35%) MDX
10 5 (0.35%) J2EE
11 4 (0.28%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.21%) POCO
12 3 (0.21%) COM
12 3 (0.21%) SOAP
12 3 (0.21%) ODBC
12 3 (0.21%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 83 (5.74%) Clustering
3 61 (4.22%) Blackberry
4 56 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.63%) PKI
6 37 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 33 (2.28%) Replication
8 27 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 27 (1.87%) NHS
9 20 (1.38%) Computer Science
10 13 (0.90%) EqualLogic
11 11 (0.76%) User Experience
11 11 (0.76%) iPhone
11 11 (0.76%) SecurID
12 10 (0.69%) CMDB
12 10 (0.69%) Fat Client
12 10 (0.69%) Thin Client
12 10 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1151 (79.65%) Windows
2 489 (33.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 411 (28.44%) Windows 7
4 277 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 274 (18.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 141 (9.76%) Windows XP
7 120 (8.30%) Linux
8 89 (6.16%) Windows 8
9 63 (4.36%) UNIX
10 24 (1.66%) Windows 2000
11 20 (1.38%) Windows Vista
12 18 (1.25%) Solaris
13 17 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
14 12 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 12 (0.83%) CentOS
15 11 (0.76%) Android
16 8 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (18.82%) ITIL
2 185 (12.80%) Migration
3 83 (5.74%) Configuration Management
4 50 (3.46%) Project Management
5 46 (3.18%) Service Management
5 46 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 44 (3.04%) Incident Management
7 39 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (2.49%) Server Building
9 34 (2.35%) Change Management
10 33 (2.28%) PRINCE2
11 31 (2.15%) Service Delivery
12 30 (2.08%) Identity Management
12 30 (2.08%) CRM
13 28 (1.94%) Problem Management
13 28 (1.94%) Mobile Device Management
14 27 (1.87%) Patch Management
15 25 (1.73%) High Availability
16 23 (1.59%) Data Migration
17 20 (1.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 210 (14.53%) SQL
2 176 (12.18%) PowerShell
3 89 (6.16%) VBScript
4 37 (2.56%) VB
5 29 (2.01%) Java
6 18 (1.25%) C#
7 16 (1.11%) Perl
8 14 (0.97%) C
9 13 (0.90%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.62%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.62%) Python
12 7 (0.48%) PHP
13 6 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.35%) X++
15 4 (0.28%) VBA
16 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.14%) Ruby
17 1 (0.069%) XPath
17 1 (0.069%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 340 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 208 (14.39%) SC Cleared
3 198 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 118 (8.17%) MCSE
5 106 (7.34%) DV Cleared
6 71 (4.91%) MCITP
7 70 (4.84%) MCP
8 58 (4.01%) Degree
9 56 (3.88%) MCSA
10 48 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
11 38 (2.63%) CCNA
12 33 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (1.73%) MCTS
14 15 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.90%) CISSP
16 9 (0.62%) CCNP
16 9 (0.62%) A+ Certification
17 8 (0.55%) ISEB
18 7 (0.48%) ISTQB
18 7 (0.48%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.33%) SLA
2 14 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.90%) 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
1 294 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 164 (11.35%) vSphere
3 153 (10.59%) Hyper-V
4 82 (5.67%) XenApp
5 46 (3.18%) XenDesktop
6 43 (2.98%) VMware ESX
7 38 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
10 16 (1.11%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.83%) UAG
12 11 (0.76%) vCloud
13 9 (0.62%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.55%) XenServer
14 8 (0.55%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.55%) NFS
15 6 (0.42%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.35%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.35%) HDFS
16 5 (0.35%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 254 (17.58%) SCCM
2 73 (5.05%) SCOM
3 44 (3.04%) WSUS
4 33 (2.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 21 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 19 (1.31%) vMotion
7 18 (1.25%) AirWatch
8 16 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 16 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
9 15 (1.04%) Backup Exec
10 14 (0.97%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.97%) XenMobile
11 12 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.76%) Puppet
12 11 (0.76%) SCVMM
12 11 (0.76%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.69%) ARCserve
13 10 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 692 (47.89%) Microsoft
2 500 (34.60%) VMware
3 231 (15.99%) Citrix
4 188 (13.01%) HP
5 166 (11.49%) Cisco
6 67 (4.64%) Oracle
7 58 (4.01%) Dell
8 48 (3.32%) CheckPoint
9 45 (3.11%) McAfee
10 43 (2.98%) NetApp
11 41 (2.84%) Symantec
12 35 (2.42%) Remedy
12 35 (2.42%) EMC
13 28 (1.94%) IBM
14 23 (1.59%) Red Hat
15 22 (1.52%) Juniper
16 20 (1.38%) Lotus
16 20 (1.38%) 3PAR
17 19 (1.31%) SolarWinds
18 18 (1.25%) F5
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £9.3 - £13.6 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Aylesbury
McAfee
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £13.5 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £100 - 140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cranbrook, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £9.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour + mileage/fuel card
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Waterlooville
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago