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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 182 144 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.49% 6.74% 5.85%
As % of the System Software category 53.06% 66.98% 60.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 61 66
Average daily rate
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£330 £260 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £145 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £400 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 44 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £24.70 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
343 215 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 10.06% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 107 126
Average daily rate £350 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £164 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 48 41
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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
Bristol -13 50 £325 -7.14% 38
Wiltshire +4 43 £375 +154.23% 17
Gloucestershire -13 25 £250 -3.84% 14
Dorset +13 22 £375 +114.28% 10
Somerset -8 20 £260 -2.80% 11
Devon -9 16 £275 +6.58% 3
Cornwall -3 2 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 251 (77.23%) Windows
2 168 (51.69%) Microsoft
3 106 (32.62%) VMware
4 102 (31.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (26.15%) Security Cleared
6 77 (23.69%) Windows 7
7 69 (21.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 69 (21.23%) MS Exchange
8 66 (20.31%) DNS
8 66 (20.31%) MS Excel
9 61 (18.77%) ITIL
10 58 (17.85%) Windows XP
11 51 (15.69%) MS Office
12 50 (15.38%) Citrix
13 48 (14.77%) DHCP
13 48 (14.77%) DV Cleared
14 45 (13.85%) Firewall
15 44 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 42 (12.92%) HP
17 40 (12.31%) SQL
17 40 (12.31%) SCCM
18 38 (11.69%) SC Cleared
18 38 (11.69%) Linux
19 37 (11.38%) SharePoint
20 36 (11.08%) Windows Server 2012
21 35 (10.77%) Telecoms
22 33 (10.15%) Symantec
22 33 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2010
23 31 (9.54%) Exchange Server 2007
23 31 (9.54%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 69 (21.23%) MS Exchange
2 37 (11.38%) SharePoint
3 33 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (9.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (6.77%) Lync
6 22 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (5.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (3.69%) IIS
11 9 (2.77%) Apache
12 2 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.31%) Eucalyptus
13 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 66 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 51 (15.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) assyst
3 1 (0.31%) Agresso
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.85%) Office 365
2 13 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.54%) IaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (20.31%) DNS
2 48 (14.77%) DHCP
3 45 (13.85%) Firewall
4 27 (8.31%) WAN
4 27 (8.31%) LAN
5 22 (6.77%) TCP/IP
6 20 (6.15%) SAN
7 13 (4.00%) VPN
8 11 (3.38%) Internet
9 7 (2.15%) SSH
9 7 (2.15%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.54%) PuTTY
10 5 (1.54%) LDAP
10 5 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.92%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.92%) Wireless
12 2 (0.62%) VoIP
12 2 (0.62%) 3G
12 2 (0.62%) NAS
13 1 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.15%) RDBMS
3 5 (1.54%) JasperReports
3 5 (1.54%) Ingres
4 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.31%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 8 (2.46%) ClearCase
1 8 (2.46%) MSI
2 5 (1.54%) PHPUnit
3 2 (0.62%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 35 (10.77%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.77%) Finance
3 6 (1.85%) Banking
4 4 (1.23%) Retail
5 3 (0.92%) Military
5 3 (0.92%) Legal
5 3 (0.92%) Back Office
6 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Local Government
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (16.92%) Analyst
2 42 (12.92%) Architect
3 32 (9.85%) Administrator
4 30 (9.23%) Support Engineer
4 30 (9.23%) Systems Administrator
5 27 (8.31%) Service Analyst
6 23 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.08%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (6.46%) 3rd Line Support
7 21 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (6.46%) Consultant
8 20 (6.15%) Support Analyst
9 17 (5.23%) Infrastructure Architect
10 16 (4.92%) Desktop Support
11 15 (4.62%) Server Engineer
12 13 (4.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 13 (4.00%) Storage Administrator
13 11 (3.38%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
14 9 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.23%) Application Packaging
2 15 (4.62%) .NET
3 8 (2.46%) Web Services
4 6 (1.85%) HTML
4 6 (1.85%) JDBC
4 6 (1.85%) Laravel
5 5 (1.54%) DAO
5 5 (1.54%) CGI
5 5 (1.54%) CSS
5 5 (1.54%) Hibernate
6 3 (0.92%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 3 (0.92%) XACML
6 3 (0.92%) WCF
6 3 (0.92%) OAuth
6 3 (0.92%) SAML
6 3 (0.92%) Middleware
6 3 (0.92%) SOAP
6 3 (0.92%) XML
7 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.31%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.00%) Clustering
2 14 (4.31%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.46%) iPhone
4 7 (2.15%) iPad
5 5 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.54%) PKI
5 5 (1.54%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.23%) PDA
6 4 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.23%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.23%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.92%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.62%) IVR
8 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.62%) CMDB
8 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 251 (77.23%) Windows
2 102 (31.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (23.69%) Windows 7
4 69 (21.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (17.85%) Windows XP
6 38 (11.69%) Linux
7 36 (11.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (5.85%) UNIX
10 16 (4.92%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.15%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.15%) VMS
12 6 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.54%) Android
14 3 (0.92%) CentOS
14 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.62%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.77%) ITIL
2 25 (7.69%) Migration
3 19 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (4.92%) Configuration Management
5 15 (4.62%) Service Delivery
6 13 (4.00%) Capacity Management
6 13 (4.00%) Identity Management
7 12 (3.69%) CRM
8 9 (2.77%) Change Control
8 9 (2.77%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (2.46%) TOGAF
9 8 (2.46%) Project Management
9 8 (2.46%) Unit Testing
10 7 (2.15%) OO
10 7 (2.15%) Business Continuity
10 7 (2.15%) Validation
11 6 (1.85%) SOA
11 6 (1.85%) Incident Management
11 6 (1.85%) Time Management
11 6 (1.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.31%) SQL
2 12 (3.69%) VBScript
3 10 (3.08%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.77%) Java
5 7 (2.15%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.15%) Korn
5 7 (2.15%) PHP
6 6 (1.85%) Perl
6 6 (1.85%) VB
7 5 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.92%) C
10 2 (0.62%) Python
10 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (26.15%) Security Cleared
2 48 (14.77%) DV Cleared
3 38 (11.69%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.69%) MCSE
6 8 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.85%) MCP
9 5 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.54%) CCNP
10 4 (1.23%) Degree
11 3 (0.92%) MCITP
11 3 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.62%) MOS
12 2 (0.62%) MCSA
12 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.31%) MCTS
13 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.31%) RHCE
13 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.23%) SLA
2 6 (1.85%) QA
3 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 44 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (9.54%) Hyper-V
3 22 (6.77%) XenApp
4 19 (5.85%) vSphere
5 18 (5.54%) VMware ESX
6 14 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (4.31%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.08%) NFS
8 7 (2.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.23%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.23%) UAG
10 3 (0.92%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.92%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.92%) Samba
11 1 (0.31%) vCloud
11 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.31%) XenServer
11 1 (0.31%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 40 (12.31%) SCCM
2 26 (8.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 20 (6.15%) HP SIM
3 20 (6.15%) NetBackup
4 18 (5.54%) SCOM
5 12 (3.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.54%) Puppet
8 4 (1.23%) WSUS
9 3 (0.92%) MIIS
10 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.62%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.62%) MOM
10 2 (0.62%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.31%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 168 (51.69%) Microsoft
2 106 (32.62%) VMware
3 50 (15.38%) Citrix
4 42 (12.92%) HP
5 33 (10.15%) Symantec
6 20 (6.15%) Cisco
7 18 (5.54%) McAfee
8 13 (4.00%) 3PAR
9 12 (3.69%) Sophos
10 8 (2.46%) Oracle
10 8 (2.46%) Dell
11 7 (2.15%) Avaya
11 7 (2.15%) Intel
12 6 (1.85%) Altiris
12 6 (1.85%) NetApp
13 5 (1.54%) RightFax
13 5 (1.54%) Remedy
14 4 (1.23%) Apple
14 4 (1.23%) Brocade
14 4 (1.23%) IronPort
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