The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 31 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 147 106 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.81% 4.98% 3.63%
As % of the System Software category 46.52% 51.96% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 40
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £139 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £422 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.52 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £23.08 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
316 204 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 9.58% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 118 119
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.86 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £23.75 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
Active Directory
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Wiltshire +10 42 £325 +16.07% 8
Gloucestershire -14 26 £313 +0.56% 9
Dorset +8 22 £400 +81.81% 8
Bristol -14 22 £300 +9.09% 24
Cornwall -2 11 - - 1
Devon -7 11 £250 -24.24% 7
Somerset -26 6 £300 +9.09% 24
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 262 (81.37%) Windows
2 161 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 105 (32.61%) VMware
4 98 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (30.43%) Windows 7
5 91 (28.26%) MS Exchange
6 86 (26.71%) Windows XP
7 71 (22.05%) MS Office
7 71 (22.05%) Security Cleared
8 63 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (18.01%) MS Excel
10 57 (17.70%) ITIL
11 52 (16.15%) Citrix
12 50 (15.53%) SCCM
13 47 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 47 (14.60%) DNS
14 43 (13.35%) DHCP
15 41 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 38 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2010
17 37 (11.49%) Telecoms
18 35 (10.87%) SC Cleared
19 34 (10.56%) DV Cleared
20 32 (9.94%) HP
21 29 (9.01%) Firewall
22 28 (8.70%) Cisco
22 28 (8.70%) SharePoint
22 28 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
23 27 (8.39%) Linux
23 27 (8.39%) SQL
24 24 (7.45%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 91 (28.26%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 28 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (6.83%) IIS
5 21 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (5.90%) Lync
7 13 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.80%) Confluence
9 9 (2.80%) WebLogic
10 8 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.55%) Apache
12 3 (0.93%) CMS
12 3 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.62%) Drupal
13 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.31%) Commerce Server
14 1 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 71 (22.05%) MS Office
2 58 (18.01%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.24%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.24%) assyst
3 3 (0.93%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.31%) Summit
4 1 (0.31%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.59%) Office 365
2 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.60%) DNS
2 43 (13.35%) DHCP
3 29 (9.01%) Firewall
4 24 (7.45%) SAN
5 22 (6.83%) TCP/IP
6 21 (6.52%) Internet
7 20 (6.21%) WAN
7 20 (6.21%) LAN
8 14 (4.35%) LDAP
9 9 (2.80%) VPN
10 8 (2.48%) SSL
10 8 (2.48%) X.509
11 5 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.24%) Intranet
12 4 (1.24%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.24%) Nortel Meridian
12 4 (1.24%) SMS
13 3 (0.93%) VoIP
13 3 (0.93%) 3G
13 3 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.31%) ReportNet
6 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.42%) Subversion
2 10 (3.11%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.80%) ClearCase
3 9 (2.80%) JIRA
4 7 (2.17%) MSI
5 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.62%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.62%) Maven
6 2 (0.62%) Ant
6 2 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.31%) Selenium
7 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (11.49%) Telecoms
2 23 (7.14%) Finance
3 6 (1.86%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.24%) Back Office
5 3 (0.93%) Banking
5 3 (0.93%) Front Office
6 2 (0.62%) Marketing
6 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Military
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) French Language
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (16.77%) Analyst
2 35 (10.87%) Desktop Support
3 31 (9.63%) Consultant
4 27 (8.39%) Service Analyst
5 26 (8.07%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.14%) Administrator
7 21 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 21 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (6.21%) Architect
8 20 (6.21%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.35%) Developer
10 13 (4.04%) Server Engineer
11 10 (3.11%) Wintel Support
11 10 (3.11%) Designer
12 9 (2.80%) WebLogic Developer
12 9 (2.80%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (2.48%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.04%) Web Services
2 12 (3.73%) .NET
3 11 (3.42%) SAML
4 10 (3.11%) WSDL
4 10 (3.11%) Spring
4 10 (3.11%) JAX-WS
5 9 (2.80%) Application Packaging
6 6 (1.86%) XML
7 3 (0.93%) SOAP
7 3 (0.93%) WCF
7 3 (0.93%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 3 (0.93%) OAuth
7 3 (0.93%) XACML
7 3 (0.93%) REST
8 2 (0.62%) Middleware
9 1 (0.31%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.31%) jQuery
9 1 (0.31%) JSF
9 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.83%) Blackberry
2 11 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (3.11%) Clustering
4 9 (2.80%) Thin Client
4 9 (2.80%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.48%) iPhone
6 7 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.86%) PKI
7 6 (1.86%) NHS
8 4 (1.24%) Statistics
8 4 (1.24%) iPad
9 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.93%) Wiki
10 2 (0.62%) EPoS
10 2 (0.62%) Chip and PIN
11 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.31%) PMI
11 1 (0.31%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 262 (81.37%) Windows
2 98 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 98 (30.43%) Windows 7
3 86 (26.71%) Windows XP
4 63 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (8.39%) Linux
7 12 (3.73%) UNIX
7 12 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.11%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (1.55%) Android
10 3 (0.93%) CentOS
11 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.62%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.70%) ITIL
2 22 (6.83%) Configuration Management
3 19 (5.90%) Service Delivery
4 14 (4.35%) Service Management
5 13 (4.04%) Project Management
5 13 (4.04%) Migration
6 10 (3.11%) Identity Management
6 10 (3.11%) Scrum
6 10 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (2.80%) Unit Testing
7 9 (2.80%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (2.80%) Change Management
8 8 (2.48%) PRINCE2
8 8 (2.48%) Capacity Management
8 8 (2.48%) Data Protection
8 8 (2.48%) Load Balancing
8 8 (2.48%) Validation
9 7 (2.17%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.39%) SQL
2 20 (6.21%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.97%) VBScript
4 15 (4.66%) Java
5 8 (2.48%) VB
6 4 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.93%) C
8 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.62%) Python
8 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.31%) PHP
9 1 (0.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 71 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 34 (10.56%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (3.42%) MCSE
7 8 (2.48%) MCP
8 6 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.24%) CCNP
11 3 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.93%) MCSA
11 3 (0.93%) Degree
12 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.62%) MCITP
12 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.31%) RHCE
13 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.31%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.52%) SLA
2 7 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (7.45%) XenApp
3 22 (6.83%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.21%) VMware ESX
5 19 (5.90%) vSphere
6 14 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.24%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.24%) ISA Server
8 4 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.93%) Samba
9 3 (0.93%) NFS
9 3 (0.93%) UAG
9 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.62%) vCloud
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.62%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.62%) XenServer
11 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (15.53%) SCCM
2 21 (6.52%) SCOM
3 16 (4.97%) NetBackup
4 13 (4.04%) HP SIM
4 13 (4.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.55%) WSUS
7 5 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.55%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.93%) SCSM
8 3 (0.93%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.93%) MIIS
8 3 (0.93%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.93%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.62%) MOM
9 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.31%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 161 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 105 (32.61%) VMware
3 52 (16.15%) Citrix
4 32 (9.94%) HP
5 28 (8.70%) Cisco
6 22 (6.83%) Symantec
7 21 (6.52%) McAfee
8 16 (4.97%) Oracle
9 12 (3.73%) Sophos
10 10 (3.11%) Dell
10 10 (3.11%) Avaya
10 10 (3.11%) 3PAR
11 9 (2.80%) Altiris
12 6 (1.86%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.86%) Apple
12 6 (1.86%) AppSense
13 5 (1.55%) SAP
14 4 (1.24%) EMC
14 4 (1.24%) Nortel
15 3 (0.93%) Veritas
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £18.00 - £20.00 per hour + Up to £26k Per Annum (Perm)
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £14.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £13.50 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £170 - £250 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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