The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 161 101 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.09% 4.56% 4.22%
As % of the System Software category 47.08% 52.06% 50.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 42 54
Average daily rate
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£300 £278 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £436 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.98 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £21.35 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.60% -
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
342 194 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.82% 8.77% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 106 134
Average daily rate £325 £378 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.90% +19.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.08 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Wiltshire +13 55 £275 +66.66% 13
Gloucestershire -11 30 £294 -5.69% 9
Bristol -11 26 £300 +4.34% 30
Dorset +6 20 £275 -5.49% 8
Devon 0 15 £275 - 4
Somerset -23 8 £463 +68.18% 18
Cornwall 0 3 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 238 (79.33%) Windows
2 142 (47.33%) Microsoft
3 98 (32.67%) VMware
4 89 (29.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (28.00%) MS Exchange
6 80 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 75 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 68 (22.67%) Windows XP
9 59 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 58 (19.33%) MS Excel
11 57 (19.00%) MS Office
12 54 (18.00%) DNS
13 44 (14.67%) Citrix
14 43 (14.33%) ITIL
15 40 (13.33%) DV Cleared
16 39 (13.00%) DHCP
17 38 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
19 36 (12.00%) SC Cleared
19 36 (12.00%) SCCM
19 36 (12.00%) Telecoms
20 34 (11.33%) Linux
20 34 (11.33%) HP
21 32 (10.67%) Firewall
22 31 (10.33%) SQL
23 28 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2007
24 27 (9.00%) SharePoint
25 25 (8.33%) Symantec
26 24 (8.00%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 84 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 36 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (9.00%) SharePoint
5 21 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (5.33%) IIS
7 14 (4.67%) Lync
8 11 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (2.67%) Apache
10 6 (2.00%) WebLogic
10 6 (2.00%) Confluence
10 6 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.33%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.33%) Documentum
12 1 (0.33%) Eucalyptus
12 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 58 (19.33%) MS Excel
2 57 (19.00%) MS Office
3 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) assyst
1 4 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.33%) Agresso
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
2 1 (0.33%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.67%) Office 365
2 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.00%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (18.00%) DNS
2 39 (13.00%) DHCP
3 32 (10.67%) Firewall
4 21 (7.00%) TCP/IP
5 20 (6.67%) LAN
5 20 (6.67%) WAN
5 20 (6.67%) Internet
6 12 (4.00%) LDAP
7 11 (3.67%) VPN
8 10 (3.33%) SAN
9 5 (1.67%) SSL
9 5 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.67%) Wireless
9 5 (1.67%) SSH
9 5 (1.67%) X.509
10 4 (1.33%) Nortel Meridian
10 4 (1.33%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.00%) VoIP
11 3 (1.00%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) MySQL
5 1 (0.33%) Ingres
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.33%) ReportNet
5 1 (0.33%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 10 (3.33%) ClearCase
2 8 (2.67%) Subversion
3 7 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.00%) JIRA
5 5 (1.67%) MSI
6 3 (1.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.67%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.67%) Ant
7 2 (0.67%) Maven
8 1 (0.33%) Selenium
8 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 36 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.00%) Finance
3 6 (2.00%) Banking
4 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.00%) Retail
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
6 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (14.00%) Analyst
2 25 (8.33%) Architect
2 25 (8.33%) Desktop Support
2 25 (8.33%) Administrator
3 24 (8.00%) Consultant
4 23 (7.67%) Systems Administrator
4 23 (7.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (7.67%) Service Analyst
4 23 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (7.00%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (5.67%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.00%) Server Engineer
9 13 (4.33%) Developer
10 11 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (3.67%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.33%) Wintel Support
12 9 (3.00%) Designer
13 8 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (2.67%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.67%) Web Services
2 8 (2.67%) SAML
2 8 (2.67%) .NET
3 7 (2.33%) WSDL
3 7 (2.33%) Spring
3 7 (2.33%) JAX-WS
4 6 (2.00%) XML
5 5 (1.67%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.00%) WCF
6 3 (1.00%) OAuth
6 3 (1.00%) XACML
6 3 (1.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 3 (1.00%) Middleware
6 3 (1.00%) SOAP
7 2 (0.67%) HTML
7 2 (0.67%) CSS
7 2 (0.67%) JDBC
7 2 (0.67%) Laravel
8 1 (0.33%) Itk
8 1 (0.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.00%) Blackberry
2 11 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (3.33%) Clustering
4 8 (2.67%) iPhone
5 6 (2.00%) iPad
5 6 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.00%) PKI
6 4 (1.33%) PDA
6 4 (1.33%) NHS
7 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.00%) CMDB
8 2 (0.67%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.67%) IVR
8 2 (0.67%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.33%) Replication
9 1 (0.33%) DTV
9 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 238 (79.33%) Windows
2 89 (29.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 68 (22.67%) Windows XP
5 59 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (11.33%) Linux
8 17 (5.67%) UNIX
9 13 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.67%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.33%) Android
12 3 (1.00%) CentOS
12 3 (1.00%) VMS
13 2 (0.67%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.67%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.33%) Solaris
14 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (14.33%) ITIL
2 21 (7.00%) Configuration Management
3 20 (6.67%) Migration
4 14 (4.67%) Service Delivery
5 12 (4.00%) Identity Management
6 11 (3.67%) Project Management
7 10 (3.33%) Unit Testing
8 8 (2.67%) Service Management
8 8 (2.67%) Validation
8 8 (2.67%) Scrum
8 8 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (2.67%) Capacity Management
9 7 (2.33%) Change Control
9 7 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (1.67%) CAD
10 5 (1.67%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.67%) TOGAF
10 5 (1.67%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.33%) Time Management
11 4 (1.33%) DoDAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.33%) SQL
2 16 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.00%) VBScript
4 12 (4.00%) Java
5 6 (2.00%) VB
6 4 (1.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.33%) PHP
7 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.00%) Korn
8 2 (0.67%) Python
8 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.67%) Perl
8 2 (0.67%) C
8 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.33%) C#
9 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 40 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 36 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.33%) MCP
5 7 (2.33%) MCSE
5 7 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.67%) CCNP
8 2 (0.67%) MCSA
8 2 (0.67%) Degree
9 1 (0.33%) MOS
9 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.33%) RHCE
9 1 (0.33%) CCNA
9 1 (0.33%) ISEB
9 1 (0.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.00%) SLA
2 7 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.67%) XenApp
3 21 (7.00%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 17 (5.67%) vSphere
6 14 (4.67%) XenDesktop
7 12 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.00%) NFS
8 6 (2.00%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.33%) MetaFrame
9 4 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.33%) UAG
10 3 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.00%) Samba
11 2 (0.67%) XenServer
11 2 (0.67%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.33%) Nmap
12 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 36 (12.00%) SCCM
2 16 (5.33%) NetBackup
3 15 (5.00%) HP SIM
3 15 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 14 (4.67%) SCOM
5 9 (3.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.00%) MIIS
9 3 (1.00%) ARCserve
9 3 (1.00%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.67%) MOM
10 2 (0.67%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.33%) OpenView
11 1 (0.33%) Nessus
11 1 (0.33%) WSUS
11 1 (0.33%) Puppet
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.33%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 142 (47.33%) Microsoft
2 98 (32.67%) VMware
3 44 (14.67%) Citrix
4 34 (11.33%) HP
5 25 (8.33%) Symantec
6 24 (8.00%) Cisco
7 23 (7.67%) McAfee
8 15 (5.00%) Sophos
8 15 (5.00%) Oracle
9 10 (3.33%) Avaya
9 10 (3.33%) Dell
9 10 (3.33%) Altiris
10 8 (2.67%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.67%) Apple
12 4 (1.33%) NetApp
12 4 (1.33%) EMC
12 4 (1.33%) Intel
12 4 (1.33%) Nortel
12 4 (1.33%) Brocade
12 4 (1.33%) ProCurve
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