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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 26 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 168 150 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.29% 6.03% 4.83%
As % of the System Software category 57.93% 62.50% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 56 36
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £252 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 38
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.30 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £21.20 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £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
290 240 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.13% 9.65% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 106 128
Average daily rate £353 £279 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.45% -23.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 46
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.75 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £21.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Bristol +2 43 £325 +66.66% 38
Wiltshire -2 42 £355 +25.66% 12
Gloucestershire -24 26 £225 -22.41% 13
Somerset -7 18 £258 +27.95% 6
Devon -2 15 £225 -21.05% 8
Dorset -5 9 £304 +59.86% 14
Cornwall -5 3 - - 4
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 260 (73.03%) Windows
2 184 (51.69%) Microsoft
3 122 (34.27%) VMware
4 100 (28.09%) Windows 7
5 95 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (25.28%) Security Cleared
6 90 (25.28%) MS Exchange
7 80 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 76 (21.35%) Citrix
9 74 (20.79%) MS Office
10 70 (19.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 68 (19.10%) DNS
12 67 (18.82%) MS Excel
13 66 (18.54%) ITIL
14 59 (16.57%) SQL
15 52 (14.61%) Windows XP
16 48 (13.48%) DHCP
16 48 (13.48%) Firewall
16 48 (13.48%) SC Cleared
17 43 (12.08%) Migration
17 43 (12.08%) LAN
17 43 (12.08%) WAN
17 43 (12.08%) SharePoint
18 42 (11.80%) SCCM
19 40 (11.24%) Linux
20 39 (10.96%) DV Cleared
20 39 (10.96%) Hyper-V
21 35 (9.83%) Finance
22 32 (8.99%) Clustering
22 32 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 90 (25.28%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.08%) SharePoint
3 32 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (6.74%) IIS
6 23 (6.46%) Lync
7 19 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (5.06%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (3.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (3.65%) Apache
10 12 (3.37%) IBM Notes
10 12 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.40%) Eucalyptus
12 5 (1.40%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.40%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.28%) Confluence
14 1 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 74 (20.79%) MS Office
2 67 (18.82%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.65%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) assyst
4 1 (0.28%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.87%) Office 365
2 12 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (19.10%) DNS
2 48 (13.48%) DHCP
2 48 (13.48%) Firewall
3 43 (12.08%) LAN
3 43 (12.08%) WAN
4 26 (7.30%) TCP/IP
5 21 (5.90%) VPN
6 18 (5.06%) SAN
7 9 (2.53%) Internet
8 7 (1.97%) SSH
8 7 (1.97%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.97%) HTTPS
9 6 (1.69%) IPsec
10 5 (1.40%) PuTTY
10 5 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (1.40%) Wireless
11 3 (0.84%) Network Security
11 3 (0.84%) SMTP
11 3 (0.84%) VoIP
12 2 (0.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.97%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.97%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.69%) MySQL
5 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.40%) JasperReports
5 5 (1.40%) Ingres
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (3.93%) MSI
2 5 (1.40%) PHPUnit
3 4 (1.12%) Subversion
4 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.56%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.28%) Hudson
6 1 (0.28%) JIRA
6 1 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
General
1 35 (9.83%) Finance
2 19 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.69%) Retail
4 5 (1.40%) Banking
5 4 (1.12%) Law
5 4 (1.12%) Back Office
6 3 (0.84%) Marketing
6 3 (0.84%) Electronics
6 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.56%) Military
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (21.07%) Analyst
2 57 (16.01%) Support Engineer
3 41 (11.52%) Architect
4 37 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 29 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 29 (8.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 29 (8.15%) Service Analyst
6 27 (7.58%) Support Analyst
6 27 (7.58%) Consultant
7 22 (6.18%) Desktop Support
8 21 (5.90%) Administrator
8 21 (5.90%) Infrastructure Architect
9 20 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (4.78%) Server Engineer
12 16 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
12 16 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.93%) 1st Line Support
13 14 (3.93%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.62%) Application Packaging
2 19 (5.34%) .NET
3 6 (1.69%) Middleware
3 6 (1.69%) HTML
3 6 (1.69%) JDBC
3 6 (1.69%) Laravel
4 5 (1.40%) DAO
4 5 (1.40%) Java EE
4 5 (1.40%) Web Services
4 5 (1.40%) CSS
4 5 (1.40%) CGI
4 5 (1.40%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.56%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.56%) XML
5 2 (0.56%) XSL
5 2 (0.56%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.28%) Flash
6 1 (0.28%) EJB
6 1 (0.28%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.99%) Clustering
2 16 (4.49%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.25%) Thin Client
3 8 (2.25%) Fat Client
3 8 (2.25%) PDA
4 7 (1.97%) iPad
4 7 (1.97%) iPhone
5 6 (1.69%) Replication
5 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.40%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.40%) NHS
7 4 (1.12%) Statistics
7 4 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.12%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.12%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.84%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.84%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.84%) DTV
9 2 (0.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 260 (73.03%) Windows
2 100 (28.09%) Windows 7
3 95 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (19.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (14.61%) Windows XP
6 40 (11.24%) Linux
7 29 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (7.30%) UNIX
9 18 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (4.49%) Windows 8
11 12 (3.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (2.25%) VMS
12 8 (2.25%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.69%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.69%) Windows NT
14 5 (1.40%) Android
15 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.56%) CentOS
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
16 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.54%) ITIL
2 43 (12.08%) Migration
3 24 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (3.37%) CRM
4 12 (3.37%) Data Migration
5 11 (3.09%) Capacity Management
5 11 (3.09%) Change Control
6 10 (2.81%) Configuration Management
6 10 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (2.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (2.53%) Load Balancing
7 9 (2.53%) Service Management
8 8 (2.25%) PRINCE
9 7 (1.97%) TOGAF
9 7 (1.97%) Incident Management
9 7 (1.97%) System Testing
9 7 (1.97%) Time Management
9 7 (1.97%) OO
9 7 (1.97%) Service Delivery
9 7 (1.97%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.57%) SQL
2 15 (4.21%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.93%) Java
4 10 (2.81%) VBScript
5 9 (2.53%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.53%) Perl
6 8 (2.25%) VB
7 7 (1.97%) Korn
7 7 (1.97%) PHP
8 6 (1.69%) C
9 5 (1.40%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.84%) C#
11 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.56%) VB6
12 1 (0.28%) Python
12 1 (0.28%) VBA
12 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 90 (25.28%) Security Cleared
2 48 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 39 (10.96%) DV Cleared
4 22 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.34%) MCSE
6 12 (3.37%) MCP
7 10 (2.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.40%) CCNA
10 5 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.12%) Degree
12 3 (0.84%) MCITP
12 3 (0.84%) CCNP
13 2 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.56%) MCSA
13 2 (0.56%) MCDST
13 2 (0.56%) MCTS
14 1 (0.28%) MOS
14 1 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.62%) SLA
2 11 (3.09%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 80 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (10.96%) Hyper-V
3 31 (8.71%) XenApp
4 19 (5.34%) vSphere
5 14 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (3.37%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.53%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.25%) NFS
9 7 (1.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (1.97%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.12%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.84%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.84%) Samba
12 2 (0.56%) Firmware
12 2 (0.56%) XenServer
13 1 (0.28%) UAG
13 1 (0.28%) Postfix
13 1 (0.28%) Nmap
13 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 42 (11.80%) SCCM
2 15 (4.21%) SCOM
3 14 (3.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 12 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.81%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (2.25%) WSUS
7 8 (2.25%) HP SIM
8 6 (1.69%) Puppet
9 3 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.28%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.28%) Nessus
11 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 184 (51.69%) Microsoft
2 122 (34.27%) VMware
3 76 (21.35%) Citrix
4 30 (8.43%) Cisco
5 28 (7.87%) HP
6 24 (6.74%) Symantec
7 16 (4.49%) Oracle
8 15 (4.21%) NetApp
9 14 (3.93%) McAfee
10 13 (3.65%) Lotus
11 10 (2.81%) Sophos
12 8 (2.25%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.97%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.97%) Avaya
13 7 (1.97%) Dell
14 6 (1.69%) Remedy
14 6 (1.69%) Intel
15 5 (1.40%) Novell
15 5 (1.40%) Wyse
16 4 (1.12%) CommVault
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £110 - £140 per day + neg for right candidate
Posted: 5 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Westek Recruitment
Rate: £16 - £17 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £370 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago