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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 223 181 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.98% 5.48% 6.66%
As % of the System Software category 70.79% 51.86% 61.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 71 50
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£255 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 35
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £13.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £20.00 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
315 349 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.87% 10.56% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 184 113
Average daily rate £316 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 40
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £20.35 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +11 66 £350 -17.64% 15
Bristol +28 53 £280 -30.00% 19
Somerset +3 28 £238 -2.85% 4
Gloucestershire -20 24 £210 -44.00% 14
Devon +7 20 £225 +52.54% 7
Dorset +2 20 £165 -65.26% 10
Cornwall +6 9 £105 -11.77% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 317 (82.12%) Windows
2 187 (48.45%) Microsoft
3 137 (35.49%) VMware
4 117 (30.31%) Windows 7
5 112 (29.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 106 (27.46%) MS Exchange
7 94 (24.35%) MS Office
8 93 (24.09%) Citrix
9 92 (23.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 85 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
11 79 (20.47%) Security Cleared
12 63 (16.32%) ITIL
12 63 (16.32%) MS Excel
13 62 (16.06%) SQL
14 57 (14.77%) Windows XP
15 50 (12.95%) SCCM
16 49 (12.69%) Firewall
17 48 (12.44%) SC Cleared
18 47 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 47 (12.18%) Cisco
19 46 (11.92%) Linux
20 43 (11.14%) WAN
21 42 (10.88%) LAN
21 42 (10.88%) DNS
22 40 (10.36%) SQL Server
22 40 (10.36%) Migration
23 39 (10.10%) Office 365
24 37 (9.59%) SharePoint
25 36 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
26 35 (9.07%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 106 (27.46%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.59%) SharePoint
3 36 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (9.07%) IIS
5 24 (6.22%) Lync
6 23 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (4.66%) IBM Notes
8 15 (3.89%) Apache
9 13 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (2.33%) nginx
11 7 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.55%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.55%) Confluence
12 6 (1.55%) MediaWiki
13 5 (1.30%) OpenStack
13 5 (1.30%) Eucalyptus
14 3 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 94 (24.35%) MS Office
2 63 (16.32%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.10%) Office 365
2 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.69%) Firewall
2 43 (11.14%) WAN
3 42 (10.88%) LAN
3 42 (10.88%) DNS
4 30 (7.77%) TCP/IP
5 29 (7.51%) DHCP
6 22 (5.70%) VPN
7 16 (4.15%) SAN
8 14 (3.63%) LDAP
9 11 (2.85%) Internet
10 9 (2.33%) NAS
10 9 (2.33%) VoIP
11 8 (2.07%) IPsec
12 7 (1.81%) Ethernet
13 6 (1.55%) VLAN
13 6 (1.55%) Network Security
13 6 (1.55%) X.509
14 5 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (1.04%) Multicast
15 4 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (2.85%) MySQL
4 8 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.52%) MS Access
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.26%) SQLite
9 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.85%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.33%) Hudson
2 9 (2.33%) Subversion
3 8 (2.07%) MSI
3 8 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.55%) JIRA
5 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.52%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.52%) Ant
6 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 30 (7.77%) Finance
2 8 (2.07%) Telecoms
2 8 (2.07%) Retail
3 6 (1.55%) Law
4 4 (1.04%) Banking
5 3 (0.78%) Local Government
6 2 (0.52%) Marketing
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.52%) Back Office
6 2 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (20.21%) Support Engineer
2 73 (18.91%) Analyst
3 59 (15.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 43 (11.14%) Desktop Support
5 42 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (7.51%) Service Analyst
6 29 (7.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 28 (7.25%) Consultant
7 28 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (6.74%) Support Analyst
8 26 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 24 (6.22%) Administrator
10 21 (5.44%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 17 (4.40%) IT Support
12 17 (4.40%) Architect
13 15 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.89%) Technical Support
14 14 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (3.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.89%) Application Packaging
2 11 (2.85%) .NET
3 7 (1.81%) Middleware
4 5 (1.30%) XML
4 5 (1.30%) Java EE
5 3 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.78%) HTML
5 3 (0.78%) J2EE
6 2 (0.52%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.52%) CSS
6 2 (0.52%) SOAP
6 2 (0.52%) Web Services
6 2 (0.52%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.52%) XSL
6 2 (0.52%) XSLT
6 2 (0.52%) LINQ
6 2 (0.52%) jQuery
6 2 (0.52%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.22%) Clustering
2 14 (3.63%) PKI
3 12 (3.11%) Fat Client
3 12 (3.11%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.81%) Statistics
7 6 (1.55%) Wiki
7 6 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.55%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.55%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.55%) Replication
8 5 (1.30%) PDA
8 5 (1.30%) NHS
8 5 (1.30%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.78%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.52%) DTV
10 2 (0.52%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 317 (82.12%) Windows
2 117 (30.31%) Windows 7
3 112 (29.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (23.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (14.77%) Windows XP
6 47 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (11.92%) Linux
8 21 (5.44%) UNIX
9 20 (5.18%) Windows 8
10 13 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.59%) CentOS
11 10 (2.59%) Solaris
12 9 (2.33%) Debian
12 9 (2.33%) Ubuntu
12 9 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (2.07%) Windows 2000
13 8 (2.07%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.04%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.52%) Android
15 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.32%) ITIL
2 40 (10.36%) Migration
3 17 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (4.15%) Service Management
5 13 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (3.37%) Load Balancing
6 12 (3.11%) Data Migration
6 12 (3.11%) PRINCE
7 9 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 9 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (2.33%) DevOps
8 8 (2.07%) Change Control
8 8 (2.07%) Identity Management
9 7 (1.81%) Incident Management
10 6 (1.55%) Project Management
10 6 (1.55%) Build Automation
10 6 (1.55%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (1.30%) Capacity Management
11 5 (1.30%) Configuration Management
11 5 (1.30%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (16.06%) SQL
2 20 (5.18%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.15%) VBScript
4 14 (3.63%) Perl
5 13 (3.37%) VB
6 12 (3.11%) Java
7 7 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.55%) C#
8 6 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.30%) Python
10 4 (1.04%) Ruby
10 4 (1.04%) C
10 4 (1.04%) PHP
11 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.52%) VB6
12 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 79 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.44%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.74%) DV Cleared
4 23 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (5.18%) MCSE
6 15 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (3.37%) CCNA
8 12 (3.11%) MCP
9 10 (2.59%) RHCE
10 9 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.55%) Degree
12 6 (1.55%) MCSA
13 5 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.78%) CCNP
15 2 (0.52%) MOS
15 2 (0.52%) MCDST
16 1 (0.26%) MCTS
16 1 (0.26%) MCITP
16 1 (0.26%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.15%) SLA
2 8 (2.07%) QA
3 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 85 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (8.81%) XenApp
3 25 (6.48%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.66%) Samba
5 16 (4.15%) vSphere
6 15 (3.89%) VMware ESX
6 15 (3.89%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.33%) Postfix
8 9 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (2.07%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.55%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.55%) iptables
11 4 (1.04%) XenServer
12 3 (0.78%) Firmware
12 3 (0.78%) Xen
12 3 (0.78%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.52%) NFS
14 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 50 (12.95%) SCCM
2 20 (5.18%) SCOM
3 12 (3.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 11 (2.85%) Puppet
5 9 (2.33%) WSUS
6 8 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.55%) ZABBIX
9 5 (1.30%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.04%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.78%) Ansible
11 3 (0.78%) Salt
11 3 (0.78%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 187 (48.45%) Microsoft
2 137 (35.49%) VMware
3 93 (24.09%) Citrix
4 47 (12.18%) Cisco
5 27 (6.99%) Oracle
6 26 (6.74%) Symantec
7 21 (5.44%) HP
8 20 (5.18%) Lotus
8 20 (5.18%) McAfee
9 17 (4.40%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.37%) NetApp
11 8 (2.07%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.07%) Remedy
11 8 (2.07%) Wyse
11 8 (2.07%) Dell
11 8 (2.07%) Sun
12 6 (1.55%) CommVault
12 6 (1.55%) Avaya
12 6 (1.55%) Sophos
13 5 (1.30%) AppSense
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cornwall
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Cornwall
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Rate: £225 - £250 per day
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Swindon
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Rate: £200 - £275 per day
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