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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 206 137 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.79% 4.69% 6.03%
As % of the System Software category 74.64% 45.36% 53.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 58 46
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£255 £326 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £192 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £477 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 28
Average hourly rate £19.75 £13.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.63% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £21.35 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.08
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.98%
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
276 302 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.10% 10.34% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 179 123
Average daily rate £325 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £199 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 31
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.17% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £36.75 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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 1 June 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 1 June 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 1 June 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 66 £350 -9.67% 17
Bristol +28 50 £264 -29.66% 33
Somerset +18 27 £225 - 11
Gloucestershire -1 22 £415 +14.08% 11
Devon +3 18 £223 -11.00% 6
Dorset -6 15 £205 -57.94% 10
Cornwall -4 6 £105 -11.77%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 327 (82.58%) Windows
2 194 (48.99%) Microsoft
3 148 (37.37%) VMware
4 122 (30.81%) Windows 7
5 113 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (25.76%) MS Exchange
7 95 (23.99%) Citrix
8 90 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 85 (21.46%) MS Office
10 81 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 75 (18.94%) Security Cleared
12 64 (16.16%) Windows XP
13 63 (15.91%) SQL
14 61 (15.40%) ITIL
15 60 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 58 (14.65%) MS Excel
17 49 (12.37%) SC Cleared
18 48 (12.12%) Linux
19 47 (11.87%) Cisco
19 47 (11.87%) Firewall
20 42 (10.61%) SCCM
20 42 (10.61%) Office 365
21 40 (10.10%) DNS
22 39 (9.85%) SQL Server
23 38 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
24 35 (8.84%) SharePoint
24 35 (8.84%) Migration
25 33 (8.33%) IIS
26 31 (7.83%) TCP/IP
27 30 (7.58%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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
1 102 (25.76%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (8.84%) SharePoint
4 33 (8.33%) IIS
5 23 (5.81%) Lync
6 19 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (4.80%) IBM Notes
7 16 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (3.54%) Apache
9 12 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.27%) nginx
11 8 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.52%) Confluence
12 6 (1.52%) MediaWiki
13 5 (1.26%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.76%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 85 (21.46%) MS Office
2 58 (14.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.61%) Office 365
2 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.87%) Firewall
2 40 (10.10%) DNS
3 31 (7.83%) TCP/IP
4 29 (7.32%) WAN
5 27 (6.82%) LAN
6 24 (6.06%) DHCP
7 16 (4.04%) VPN
7 16 (4.04%) SAN
8 14 (3.54%) LDAP
9 12 (3.03%) NAS
10 10 (2.53%) VoIP
11 9 (2.27%) Internet
12 7 (1.77%) IPsec
13 6 (1.52%) Ethernet
13 6 (1.52%) X.509
13 6 (1.52%) VLAN
14 5 (1.26%) Network Security
15 3 (0.76%) Multicast
15 3 (0.76%) BGP
15 3 (0.76%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.53%) MySQL
3 9 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.76%) MS Access
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQLite
9 1 (0.25%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.27%) Subversion
2 9 (2.27%) Hudson
3 8 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.52%) JIRA
5 4 (1.01%) MSI
6 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.76%) Ant
7 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 21 (5.30%) Finance
2 10 (2.53%) Retail
3 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.26%) Banking
5 4 (1.01%) Back Office
6 3 (0.76%) Local Government
6 3 (0.76%) Law
7 2 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 80 (20.20%) Support Engineer
2 67 (16.92%) Analyst
3 57 (14.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 49 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 46 (11.62%) Desktop Support
6 32 (8.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 31 (7.83%) Service Analyst
7 31 (7.83%) Administrator
7 31 (7.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 26 (6.57%) Consultant
9 25 (6.31%) Desktop Engineer
10 22 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 22 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
11 19 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 18 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
13 17 (4.29%) Support Analyst
13 17 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 15 (3.79%) Technical Support
15 12 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.53%) .NET
1 10 (2.53%) Application Packaging
2 8 (2.02%) Middleware
3 5 (1.26%) XML
4 4 (1.01%) Web Services
5 3 (0.76%) Java EE
5 3 (0.76%) HTML
5 3 (0.76%) J2EE
6 2 (0.51%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.51%) XSL
6 2 (0.51%) XSLT
6 2 (0.51%) SOAP
6 2 (0.51%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.51%) CSS
6 2 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.51%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (0.51%) jQuery
6 2 (0.51%) LINQ
6 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.25%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.81%) Clustering
3 14 (3.54%) PKI
4 13 (3.28%) Fat Client
4 13 (3.28%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.03%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.53%) Statistics
7 6 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.52%) Wiki
8 5 (1.26%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.01%) Replication
9 4 (1.01%) PDA
10 3 (0.76%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.76%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.76%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.76%) NHS
11 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 327 (82.58%) Windows
2 122 (30.81%) Windows 7
3 113 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 64 (16.16%) Windows XP
6 60 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (12.12%) Linux
8 21 (5.30%) UNIX
9 20 (5.05%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.54%) Solaris
11 12 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.53%) CentOS
13 9 (2.27%) Ubuntu
13 9 (2.27%) Debian
14 5 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (1.26%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.01%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.40%) ITIL
2 35 (8.84%) Migration
3 19 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (3.03%) PRINCE
4 12 (3.03%) Service Delivery
4 12 (3.03%) Service Management
4 12 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (2.78%) Load Balancing
6 10 (2.53%) Incident Management
7 9 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (2.27%) Change Control
7 9 (2.27%) DevOps
8 7 (1.77%) Release Management
8 7 (1.77%) Data Migration
8 7 (1.77%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (1.77%) Information Security
8 7 (1.77%) Project Management
9 6 (1.52%) Identity Management
9 6 (1.52%) Build Automation
10 5 (1.26%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (15.91%) SQL
2 23 (5.81%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.04%) Perl
4 15 (3.79%) VBScript
5 14 (3.54%) VB
6 10 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.27%) Java
8 6 (1.52%) C#
9 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.26%) Python
10 4 (1.01%) PHP
10 4 (1.01%) Ruby
11 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.51%) VB6
13 1 (0.25%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (18.94%) Security Cleared
2 49 (12.37%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.31%) DV Cleared
4 21 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.04%) RHCE
5 16 (4.04%) MCSE
6 14 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.03%) CCNA
8 11 (2.78%) MCP
9 10 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (1.77%) MCSA
11 6 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.52%) Degree
12 4 (1.01%) MCITP
12 4 (1.01%) MCTS
13 3 (0.76%) CCNP
14 2 (0.51%) MOS
15 1 (0.25%) MCDST
15 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.80%) SLA
2 6 (1.52%) QA
3 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (6.57%) Hyper-V
2 26 (6.57%) XenApp
3 20 (5.05%) Samba
4 19 (4.80%) VMware ESX
5 18 (4.55%) vSphere
6 15 (3.79%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.27%) Postfix
9 8 (2.02%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (1.77%) Firmware
11 6 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.52%) iptables
12 5 (1.26%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.76%) Xen
13 3 (0.76%) XenServer
13 3 (0.76%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.25%) Snort
14 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 42 (10.61%) SCCM
2 18 (4.55%) SCOM
3 15 (3.79%) Puppet
4 12 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (2.02%) WSUS
7 7 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.52%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.52%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.01%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.01%) Ansible
9 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.01%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.76%) Salt
11 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.51%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 194 (48.99%) Microsoft
2 148 (37.37%) VMware
3 95 (23.99%) Citrix
4 47 (11.87%) Cisco
5 28 (7.07%) Oracle
6 24 (6.06%) Symantec
6 24 (6.06%) McAfee
7 22 (5.56%) Lotus
8 21 (5.30%) HP
9 19 (4.80%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.78%) Sun
11 10 (2.53%) Dell
12 8 (2.02%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.02%) CommVault
12 8 (2.02%) NetApp
13 7 (1.77%) Wyse
14 6 (1.52%) Avaya
15 5 (1.26%) Juniper
15 5 (1.26%) Remedy
16 4 (1.01%) Sophos
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