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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 227 157 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.08% 5.26% 5.91%
As % of the System Software category 71.84% 54.90% 55.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 62 48
Average daily rate
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£269 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £148 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 24 36
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.63 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% -7.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.32 £21.50
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
316 286 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.85% 9.57% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 146 123
Average daily rate £350 £391 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.54% -2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £314 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.82% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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
Wiltshire +13 67 £350 -17.64% 15
Bristol +30 60 £313 -26.47% 11
Gloucestershire -18 25 £313 -16.66% 14
Dorset +1 21 £173 -63.68% 12
Somerset 0 21 £255 +50.00% 9
Devon +5 20 £225 +60.71% 8
Cornwall +7 8 £100 - 4
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 300 (78.33%) Windows
2 192 (50.13%) Microsoft
3 130 (33.94%) VMware
4 107 (27.94%) Windows 7
5 101 (26.37%) MS Exchange
6 100 (26.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (23.76%) MS Office
7 91 (23.76%) Citrix
8 82 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 80 (20.89%) Security Cleared
10 78 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 69 (18.02%) ITIL
11 69 (18.02%) SQL
12 59 (15.40%) Windows XP
12 59 (15.40%) MS Excel
13 51 (13.32%) Firewall
14 48 (12.53%) SC Cleared
15 47 (12.27%) SCCM
15 47 (12.27%) WAN
16 46 (12.01%) LAN
17 45 (11.75%) DNS
18 44 (11.49%) SharePoint
19 41 (10.70%) Linux
19 41 (10.70%) Cisco
20 40 (10.44%) SQL Server
21 39 (10.18%) Migration
21 39 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
22 36 (9.40%) DHCP
23 35 (9.14%) IIS
23 35 (9.14%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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
1 101 (26.37%) MS Exchange
2 44 (11.49%) SharePoint
3 35 (9.14%) IIS
4 31 (8.09%) Lync
5 29 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (4.44%) IBM Notes
9 15 (3.92%) Apache
10 14 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (2.35%) nginx
14 7 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (1.57%) Confluence
15 6 (1.57%) WebSphere
15 6 (1.57%) MediaWiki
16 5 (1.31%) OpenStack
16 5 (1.31%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 91 (23.76%) MS Office
2 59 (15.40%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.14%) Office 365
2 12 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (13.32%) Firewall
2 47 (12.27%) WAN
3 46 (12.01%) LAN
4 45 (11.75%) DNS
5 36 (9.40%) DHCP
6 33 (8.62%) TCP/IP
7 20 (5.22%) VPN
8 16 (4.18%) SAN
9 14 (3.66%) LDAP
10 10 (2.61%) Internet
11 8 (2.09%) IPsec
11 8 (2.09%) NAS
12 7 (1.83%) VoIP
13 6 (1.57%) VLAN
13 6 (1.57%) Network Security
13 6 (1.57%) X.509
14 5 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.31%) Ethernet
15 4 (1.04%) Multicast
15 4 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (2.87%) MySQL
4 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.26%) MS Access
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (3.39%) MSI
2 11 (2.87%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.35%) Hudson
3 9 (2.35%) Subversion
4 8 (2.09%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.57%) JIRA
6 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.52%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.52%) Ant
7 2 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 29 (7.57%) Finance
2 9 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.83%) Retail
4 6 (1.57%) Law
5 3 (0.78%) Banking
6 2 (0.52%) Back Office
6 2 (0.52%) Electronics
6 2 (0.52%) Local Government
6 2 (0.52%) Marketing
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (19.58%) Analyst
1 75 (19.58%) Support Engineer
2 53 (13.84%) 2nd Line Support
3 44 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (9.92%) Desktop Support
5 31 (8.09%) Consultant
6 29 (7.57%) Architect
7 28 (7.31%) Service Analyst
7 28 (7.31%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (7.05%) Support Analyst
9 25 (6.53%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (6.53%) Administrator
10 24 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 19 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
12 18 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
13 17 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (4.44%) IT Support
14 16 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
15 14 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
16 13 (3.39%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.53%) Application Packaging
2 21 (5.48%) .NET
3 8 (2.09%) Middleware
4 5 (1.31%) Java EE
5 4 (1.04%) XML
6 3 (0.78%) HTML
6 3 (0.78%) J2EE
6 3 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.52%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.52%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.52%) XSL
8 1 (0.26%) XSLT
8 1 (0.26%) Flash
8 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.26%) EJB
8 1 (0.26%) CSS
8 1 (0.26%) Servlets
8 1 (0.26%) SOAP
8 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.88%) Clustering
2 10 (2.61%) PKI
2 10 (2.61%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.61%) Thin Client
2 10 (2.61%) Blackberry
2 10 (2.61%) Fat Client
3 9 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.83%) Statistics
5 6 (1.57%) Replication
5 6 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.57%) Private Cloud
5 6 (1.57%) Wiki
6 5 (1.31%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.31%) NHS
7 4 (1.04%) PDA
8 3 (0.78%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.78%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.78%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.52%) DTV
10 1 (0.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 300 (78.33%) Windows
2 107 (27.94%) Windows 7
3 100 (26.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (15.40%) Windows XP
6 41 (10.70%) Linux
7 39 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (5.48%) UNIX
9 17 (4.44%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.61%) CentOS
12 9 (2.35%) Debian
12 9 (2.35%) Ubuntu
13 8 (2.09%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.83%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.83%) Windows 2000
14 7 (1.83%) Windows NT
15 6 (1.57%) Solaris
16 2 (0.52%) Android
16 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.02%) ITIL
2 39 (10.18%) Migration
3 28 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (4.18%) Service Management
5 13 (3.39%) CRM
5 13 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (3.39%) Load Balancing
6 12 (3.13%) Data Migration
6 12 (3.13%) PRINCE
7 10 (2.61%) Identity Management
8 9 (2.35%) Service Delivery
8 9 (2.35%) Change Control
8 9 (2.35%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (2.35%) DevOps
9 6 (1.57%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (1.57%) System Testing
9 6 (1.57%) Capacity Management
9 6 (1.57%) Build Automation
9 6 (1.57%) TOGAF
10 5 (1.31%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.02%) SQL
2 19 (4.96%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.66%) VBScript
4 12 (3.13%) Perl
4 12 (3.13%) Java
5 11 (2.87%) VB
6 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.31%) Python
7 5 (1.31%) C#
7 5 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.04%) PHP
8 4 (1.04%) C
8 4 (1.04%) Ruby
9 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.52%) VB6
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 80 (20.89%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.53%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.79%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.96%) MCSE
6 15 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (3.39%) CCNA
8 11 (2.87%) MCP
9 8 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.57%) MCSA
11 6 (1.57%) RHCE
12 5 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.04%) Degree
14 3 (0.78%) CCNP
15 2 (0.52%) MCDST
15 2 (0.52%) MCTS
15 2 (0.52%) MOS
16 1 (0.26%) MCITP
16 1 (0.26%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.18%) SLA
2 7 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (9.14%) Hyper-V
3 34 (8.88%) XenApp
4 17 (4.44%) vSphere
5 16 (4.18%) Samba
6 14 (3.66%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (2.61%) VMware ESX
9 9 (2.35%) Postfix
10 8 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.83%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.57%) ISA Server
12 6 (1.57%) iptables
13 4 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (1.04%) XenServer
14 3 (0.78%) Firmware
15 2 (0.52%) NFS
16 1 (0.26%) Xen
16 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (12.27%) SCCM
2 15 (3.92%) SCOM
3 13 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (2.61%) WSUS
4 10 (2.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (2.35%) Puppet
6 6 (1.57%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.31%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.04%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.78%) Ansible
9 3 (0.78%) Salt
9 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Intune
11 1 (0.26%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 192 (50.13%) Microsoft
2 130 (33.94%) VMware
3 91 (23.76%) Citrix
4 41 (10.70%) Cisco
5 24 (6.27%) Symantec
6 23 (6.01%) Oracle
7 19 (4.96%) HP
7 19 (4.96%) Lotus
8 18 (4.70%) McAfee
9 15 (3.92%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.39%) NetApp
11 8 (2.09%) Dell
11 8 (2.09%) Remedy
12 7 (1.83%) CommVault
13 6 (1.57%) Sun
13 6 (1.57%) Avaya
13 6 (1.57%) Sophos
14 5 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.31%) Novell
14 5 (1.31%) Wyse
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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