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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 218 204 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.32% 6.33% 5.70%
As % of the System Software category 65.07% 67.11% 63.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 89 51
Average daily rate £315 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £124 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 44 34
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.60 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
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
335 304 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.25% 9.43% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 141 96
Average daily rate £333 £375 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £160 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 40
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £21.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 64 £360 +1.40% 10
Bristol +5 50 £230 -39.47% 22
Gloucestershire +13 34 £290 -10.76% 13
Devon +5 29 £360 +102.24% 4
Somerset +2 19 £430 +48.27% 7
Dorset +4 15 £175 -27.46% 6
Cornwall +1 4 £325 +116.66% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 348 (79.63%) Windows
2 218 (49.89%) Microsoft
3 188 (43.02%) Windows Server
4 144 (32.95%) VMware
5 142 (32.49%) Windows 7
6 104 (23.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 102 (23.34%) MS Office
8 96 (21.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 89 (20.37%) MS Exchange
10 88 (20.14%) ITIL
11 87 (19.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 79 (18.08%) Security Cleared
13 77 (17.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 74 (16.93%) Citrix
15 71 (16.25%) DNS
16 62 (14.19%) Office 365
17 55 (12.59%) MS Excel
18 54 (12.36%) SCCM
19 52 (11.90%) DHCP
20 48 (10.98%) Migration
20 48 (10.98%) PowerShell
21 45 (10.30%) Firewall
21 45 (10.30%) Windows XP
21 45 (10.30%) Cisco
22 43 (9.84%) SQL Server
23 42 (9.61%) Linux
23 42 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2013
24 40 (9.15%) HP
25 38 (8.70%) SC Cleared
26 37 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 89 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 42 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 37 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (6.18%) SharePoint
5 22 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (4.12%) Skype for Business
8 11 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.60%) IBM Domino
9 7 (1.60%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.37%) IIS
10 6 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.92%) Apache
13 3 (0.69%) Eucalyptus
13 3 (0.69%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.23%) JBoss
14 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 102 (23.34%) MS Office
2 55 (12.59%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.37%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.19%) Office 365
2 14 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.46%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.46%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 71 (16.25%) DNS
2 52 (11.90%) DHCP
3 45 (10.30%) Firewall
4 36 (8.24%) TCP/IP
5 32 (7.32%) LAN
6 29 (6.64%) WAN
7 24 (5.49%) Internet
8 21 (4.81%) Remote Desktop
9 19 (4.35%) SAN
10 18 (4.12%) VPN
11 14 (3.20%) VoIP
12 13 (2.97%) Ethernet
13 11 (2.52%) Wireless
14 10 (2.29%) Skype
15 9 (2.06%) NAS
16 6 (1.37%) LDAP
16 6 (1.37%) Network Security
17 5 (1.14%) Broadband
17 5 (1.14%) Unified Communications
18 4 (0.92%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (1.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 8 (1.83%) BusinessObjects XI
3 8 (1.83%) Ingres
3 8 (1.83%) SAP BI
3 8 (1.83%) SAP Data Services
3 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.83%) Xcelsius
4 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.14%) MySQL
5 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (4.35%) Capybara
1 19 (4.35%) Cucumber
2 6 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.69%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (7.09%) Finance
2 13 (2.97%) Back Office
3 11 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.14%) Billing
4 5 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.92%) Banking
5 4 (0.92%) German Language
5 4 (0.92%) Marketing
6 3 (0.69%) Polish Language
7 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.46%) Electronics
7 2 (0.46%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (20.82%) Support Engineer
2 74 (16.93%) Analyst
3 50 (11.44%) 2nd Line Support
4 42 (9.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 41 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 35 (8.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 31 (7.09%) Service Analyst
7 31 (7.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 30 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (6.64%) Windows Engineer
10 23 (5.26%) Administrator
11 22 (5.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 21 (4.81%) Desktop Support
13 20 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 19 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
15 18 (4.12%) Consultant
15 18 (4.12%) Test Analyst
16 17 (3.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 17 (3.89%) IT Engineer
17 16 (3.66%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.35%) Gherkin
2 13 (2.97%) .NET
3 8 (1.83%) SAP XI
4 6 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.37%) Web Services
5 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.92%) Middleware
6 3 (0.69%) CSS
6 3 (0.69%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.69%) HTML
6 3 (0.69%) Java EE
6 3 (0.69%) jQuery
6 3 (0.69%) LAMP
6 3 (0.69%) WCF
6 3 (0.69%) XML
7 2 (0.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.78%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.66%) Fat Client
3 16 (3.66%) NHS
3 16 (3.66%) Thin Client
4 15 (3.43%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.52%) Replication
6 10 (2.29%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.83%) Clustering
8 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.14%) Statistics
9 4 (0.92%) HP Storage
9 4 (0.92%) iPad
9 4 (0.92%) iPhone
9 4 (0.92%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.69%) PKI
10 3 (0.69%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.69%) Wiki
11 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 348 (79.63%) Windows
2 188 (43.02%) Windows Server
3 142 (32.49%) Windows 7
4 104 (23.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (19.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (17.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (10.30%) Windows XP
8 42 (9.61%) Linux
9 25 (5.72%) Windows 8
10 20 (4.58%) Unix
11 14 (3.20%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.29%) Windows 10
13 7 (1.60%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.60%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.92%) Solaris
15 3 (0.69%) Android
15 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (20.14%) ITIL
2 48 (10.98%) Migration
3 29 (6.64%) Service Management
4 25 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (4.58%) Time Management
6 19 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 17 (3.89%) Service Delivery
8 14 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (2.75%) Identity Management
9 12 (2.75%) PRINCE2
10 11 (2.52%) Information Security
11 10 (2.29%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (2.29%) Project Management
11 10 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (2.06%) CRM
12 9 (2.06%) Data Protection
12 9 (2.06%) Scrum
12 9 (2.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (10.98%) PowerShell
2 34 (7.78%) SQL
3 19 (4.35%) Ruby
4 12 (2.75%) C#
4 12 (2.75%) VBScript
5 10 (2.29%) VB
6 9 (2.06%) Java
6 9 (2.06%) Perl
6 9 (2.06%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.69%) C
10 2 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 79 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.58%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.66%) MCSE
6 10 (2.29%) MCSA
7 9 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.60%) CCNA
9 7 (1.60%) MCITP
10 5 (1.14%) MCP
11 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.92%) MCTS
12 3 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.69%) MCAD
12 3 (0.69%) MCSD
12 3 (0.69%) RHCE
13 2 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.46%) MCDST
14 1 (0.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.58%) SLA
2 8 (1.83%) QA
3 7 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.14%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 96 (21.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (8.24%) Hyper-V
3 31 (7.09%) vSphere
4 22 (5.03%) XenApp
5 20 (4.58%) VMware ESX
6 19 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.52%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.37%) XenServer
10 3 (0.69%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.69%) Samba
10 3 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.46%) Firmware
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.23%) UAG
12 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (12.36%) SCCM
2 18 (4.12%) WSUS
3 8 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (1.14%) SCOM
6 4 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Intune
6 4 (0.92%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.69%) Nessus
7 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.69%) Puppet
7 3 (0.69%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.46%) DameWare
8 2 (0.46%) OpenView
8 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 218 (49.89%) Microsoft
2 144 (32.95%) VMware
3 74 (16.93%) Citrix
4 45 (10.30%) Cisco
5 40 (9.15%) HP
6 21 (4.81%) Symantec
7 19 (4.35%) Dell
8 16 (3.66%) Apple
9 13 (2.97%) NetApp
10 12 (2.75%) SAP
11 11 (2.52%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.52%) Sophos
12 10 (2.29%) Oracle
13 9 (2.06%) Adobe
13 9 (2.06%) Remedy
14 8 (1.83%) Lotus
15 7 (1.60%) Forcepoint
15 7 (1.60%) Wyse
16 6 (1.37%) Intel Security
16 6 (1.37%) Veeam
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