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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 201 148 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.52% 5.16% 5.87%
As % of the System Software category 65.69% 45.82% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 59 55
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£230 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £195 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £33.00 £22.40
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
306 323 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.93% 11.26% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 189 122
Average daily rate £325 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 28
Average hourly rate £19.03 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £37.50 £23.75
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 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 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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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 +16 75 £350 -2.43% 7
Bristol +15 42 £150 -50.00% 11
Gloucestershire 0 22 £210 -44.55% 8
Dorset -1 20 £278 -30.66% 9
Somerset +14 19 £225 - 5
Devon +5 17 £200 -20.00% 7
Cornwall -6 1 £100 -15.97% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 371 (84.51%) Windows
2 213 (48.52%) Microsoft
3 170 (38.72%) VMware
4 149 (33.94%) Windows 7
5 138 (31.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (25.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 109 (24.83%) MS Exchange
8 104 (23.69%) Citrix
9 97 (22.10%) MS Office
10 85 (19.36%) Security Cleared
10 85 (19.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 83 (18.91%) ITIL
12 81 (18.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 78 (17.77%) Windows XP
14 68 (15.49%) SQL
15 66 (15.03%) MS Excel
16 57 (12.98%) Linux
17 56 (12.76%) SCCM
18 53 (12.07%) SC Cleared
19 49 (11.16%) Migration
19 49 (11.16%) Cisco
20 45 (10.25%) Firewall
21 44 (10.02%) SharePoint
21 44 (10.02%) DNS
21 44 (10.02%) Office 365
22 42 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
23 40 (9.11%) SQL Server
24 36 (8.20%) DV Cleared
25 34 (7.74%) Oracle
26 33 (7.52%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 109 (24.83%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.02%) SharePoint
3 42 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (7.06%) Lync
5 28 (6.38%) IIS
6 27 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (5.01%) IBM Notes
8 16 (3.64%) Apache
9 12 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.05%) nginx
10 9 (2.05%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.37%) Confluence
12 6 (1.37%) MediaWiki
13 4 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 97 (22.10%) MS Office
2 66 (15.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Agresso
1 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.02%) Office 365
2 8 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.25%) Firewall
2 44 (10.02%) DNS
3 30 (6.83%) TCP/IP
3 30 (6.83%) DHCP
4 29 (6.61%) WAN
5 28 (6.38%) LAN
6 20 (4.56%) SAN
7 18 (4.10%) VPN
8 14 (3.19%) LDAP
9 13 (2.96%) VoIP
10 12 (2.73%) NAS
11 8 (1.82%) Internet
12 7 (1.59%) IPsec
13 6 (1.37%) X.509
13 6 (1.37%) VLAN
13 6 (1.37%) Ethernet
14 5 (1.14%) Network Security
15 3 (0.68%) Multicast
15 3 (0.68%) IPv6
15 3 (0.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (2.73%) MySQL
4 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.91%) MarkLogic
7 3 (0.68%) MS Access
8 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.23%) SQLite
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.05%) Hudson
2 9 (2.05%) Subversion
3 8 (1.82%) JIRA
3 8 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.91%) Ant
5 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.46%) MSI
6 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
General
1 20 (4.56%) Finance
2 13 (2.96%) Retail
3 11 (2.51%) Banking
4 9 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.14%) Back Office
6 3 (0.68%) Law
6 3 (0.68%) Legal
6 3 (0.68%) Local Government
7 2 (0.46%) Marketing
7 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 87 (19.82%) Support Engineer
2 72 (16.40%) Analyst
3 61 (13.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 59 (13.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 54 (12.30%) Desktop Support
6 37 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
7 34 (7.74%) Service Analyst
7 34 (7.74%) Service Desk Analyst
8 32 (7.29%) Administrator
9 30 (6.83%) Desktop Engineer
10 28 (6.38%) Consultant
11 23 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 23 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 22 (5.01%) Systems Administrator
12 22 (5.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 20 (4.56%) Support Analyst
13 20 (4.56%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (3.64%) Designer
15 14 (3.19%) IT Support
15 14 (3.19%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.42%) .NET
2 13 (2.96%) Web Services
3 8 (1.82%) Application Packaging
4 6 (1.37%) WCF
4 6 (1.37%) Middleware
5 5 (1.14%) XML
6 4 (0.91%) HTML
7 3 (0.68%) J2EE
7 3 (0.68%) CSS
7 3 (0.68%) SOAP
8 2 (0.46%) LINQ
8 2 (0.46%) jQuery
8 2 (0.46%) AppFabric
8 2 (0.46%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (0.46%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.46%) XSL
8 2 (0.46%) XSLT
8 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.46%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.29%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.47%) Clustering
3 14 (3.19%) PKI
3 14 (3.19%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.73%) Thin Client
4 12 (2.73%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.82%) Statistics
6 8 (1.82%) Wiki
6 8 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.59%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.14%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.14%) User Experience
9 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.68%) Replication
9 3 (0.68%) PDA
10 2 (0.46%) NHS
10 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.23%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 371 (84.51%) Windows
2 149 (33.94%) Windows 7
3 138 (31.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 110 (25.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (18.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (17.77%) Windows XP
7 57 (12.98%) Linux
8 22 (5.01%) UNIX
9 21 (4.78%) Windows 8
10 17 (3.87%) Solaris
11 16 (3.64%) CentOS
12 13 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.28%) Ubuntu
13 10 (2.28%) Debian
14 5 (1.14%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.91%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.91%) Fedora
15 4 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.91%) ITIL
2 49 (11.16%) Migration
3 18 (4.10%) Service Delivery
4 17 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (3.19%) Service Management
7 13 (2.96%) PRINCE
8 11 (2.51%) Patch Management
9 10 (2.28%) DevOps
9 10 (2.28%) Data Migration
9 10 (2.28%) Configuration Management
9 10 (2.28%) Load Balancing
10 9 (2.05%) Incident Management
10 9 (2.05%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (2.05%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (1.82%) Data Protection
11 8 (1.82%) Information Security
11 8 (1.82%) Asset Management
12 7 (1.59%) Project Management
12 7 (1.59%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.49%) SQL
2 25 (5.69%) Perl
3 23 (5.24%) PowerShell
4 16 (3.64%) VBScript
5 13 (2.96%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.73%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.73%) VB
7 10 (2.28%) C#
8 8 (1.82%) Python
9 7 (1.59%) Java
10 5 (1.14%) PHP
11 4 (0.91%) Ruby
12 3 (0.68%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (19.36%) Security Cleared
2 53 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 36 (8.20%) DV Cleared
4 24 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.33%) MCSE
6 18 (4.10%) RHCE
7 13 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.96%) MCSA
8 12 (2.73%) CCNA
8 12 (2.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (1.82%) Degree
10 7 (1.59%) MCITP
10 7 (1.59%) MCP
10 7 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.91%) MCTS
13 3 (0.68%) CCNP
14 2 (0.46%) ISEB
14 2 (0.46%) CISM
14 2 (0.46%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.38%) SLA
2 9 (2.05%) QA
3 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (19.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (7.52%) Hyper-V
3 25 (5.69%) XenApp
3 25 (5.69%) vSphere
4 24 (5.47%) VMware ESX
5 22 (5.01%) Samba
6 20 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (3.87%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.96%) VMware Workstation
9 11 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (2.05%) Postfix
11 8 (1.82%) Firmware
12 6 (1.37%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.37%) ISA Server
12 6 (1.37%) iptables
13 5 (1.14%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.68%) XenServer
14 3 (0.68%) Xen
14 3 (0.68%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.46%) Snort
Systems Management
1 56 (12.76%) SCCM
2 25 (5.69%) SCOM
3 21 (4.78%) Puppet
4 17 (3.87%) WSUS
5 13 (2.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 11 (2.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.82%) Ansible
8 7 (1.59%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.37%) ZABBIX
9 6 (1.37%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.14%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.14%) SCOrch
10 5 (1.14%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.14%) SCSM
11 4 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.68%) SCDPM
12 3 (0.68%) Salt
13 2 (0.46%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 213 (48.52%) Microsoft
2 170 (38.72%) VMware
3 104 (23.69%) Citrix
4 49 (11.16%) Cisco
5 34 (7.74%) Oracle
6 27 (6.15%) Lotus
7 26 (5.92%) Symantec
8 25 (5.69%) McAfee
8 25 (5.69%) Red Hat
9 24 (5.47%) HP
10 13 (2.96%) Sun
11 12 (2.73%) Dell
12 8 (1.82%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.59%) Wyse
13 7 (1.59%) NetApp
13 7 (1.59%) Avaya
14 6 (1.37%) CommVault
15 5 (1.14%) Remedy
15 5 (1.14%) Juniper
15 5 (1.14%) Veeam
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