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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 159 172 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.88% 7.31% 6.01%
As % of the System Software category 50.64% 66.15% 53.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 69 48
Average daily rate
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£339 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £386 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 46 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +6.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.25 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £22.75 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
314 260 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.64% 11.05% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 118 122
Average daily rate £365 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 47
Average hourly rate £22.69 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -9.71%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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
Bristol -12 45 £325 +83.09% 16
Wiltshire -8 35 £375 +87.50% 14
Gloucestershire -22 27 £325 +12.06% 9
Somerset -12 18 £128 -52.99% 4
Dorset +6 13 £375 +8.69% 7
Devon -11 12 £225 -12.79% 7
Cornwall - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 263 (77.58%) Windows
2 183 (53.98%) Microsoft
3 104 (30.68%) VMware
3 104 (30.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (28.32%) Windows 7
5 90 (26.55%) Security Cleared
6 78 (23.01%) MS Exchange
7 75 (22.12%) MS Excel
8 74 (21.83%) DNS
9 71 (20.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 62 (18.29%) MS Office
11 60 (17.70%) ITIL
12 58 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 56 (16.52%) Windows XP
14 55 (16.22%) Citrix
15 53 (15.63%) DHCP
16 50 (14.75%) Firewall
17 48 (14.16%) SCCM
18 45 (13.27%) DV Cleared
19 44 (12.98%) SQL
20 42 (12.39%) SC Cleared
21 41 (12.09%) LAN
21 41 (12.09%) WAN
21 41 (12.09%) SharePoint
22 40 (11.80%) Migration
22 40 (11.80%) HP
23 39 (11.50%) Linux
23 39 (11.50%) Hyper-V
24 36 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2007
25 32 (9.44%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 78 (23.01%) MS Exchange
2 41 (12.09%) SharePoint
3 36 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (6.78%) Lync
6 22 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (5.90%) IIS
9 19 (5.60%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (4.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (2.36%) Apache
13 6 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.47%) WebSphere
15 4 (1.18%) OpenStack
15 4 (1.18%) Eucalyptus
16 3 (0.88%) IBM Notes
17 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
17 1 (0.29%) CMS
17 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 75 (22.12%) MS Excel
2 62 (18.29%) MS Office
3 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.83%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) assyst
4 1 (0.29%) Agresso
4 1 (0.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.60%) Office 365
2 12 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (21.83%) DNS
2 53 (15.63%) DHCP
3 50 (14.75%) Firewall
4 41 (12.09%) WAN
4 41 (12.09%) LAN
5 26 (7.67%) TCP/IP
6 20 (5.90%) VPN
7 19 (5.60%) SAN
8 10 (2.95%) Internet
9 7 (2.06%) HTTPS
9 7 (2.06%) SSH
10 6 (1.77%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.47%) PuTTY
11 5 (1.47%) Wireless
11 5 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.88%) VoIP
13 3 (0.88%) SMTP
13 3 (0.88%) LDAP
14 2 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (2.06%) RDBMS
2 7 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.47%) JasperReports
3 5 (1.47%) Ingres
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (4.13%) MSI
2 5 (1.47%) PHPUnit
3 2 (0.59%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.59%) Subversion
3 2 (0.59%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.59%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
General
1 32 (9.44%) Finance
2 27 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.77%) Banking
4 4 (1.18%) Retail
4 4 (1.18%) Law
5 3 (0.88%) Legal
5 3 (0.88%) Military
6 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.59%) Back Office
6 2 (0.59%) Electronics
6 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (19.17%) Analyst
2 41 (12.09%) Support Engineer
3 39 (11.50%) Architect
4 33 (9.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (7.96%) Support Analyst
6 25 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
6 25 (7.37%) Administrator
7 23 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 23 (6.78%) Consultant
7 23 (6.78%) Service Analyst
8 22 (6.49%) Desktop Support
9 21 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (5.31%) Server Engineer
11 16 (4.72%) Infrastructure Architect
11 16 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (3.83%) Help Desk Support
13 13 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (3.24%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.08%) Application Packaging
2 15 (4.42%) .NET
3 7 (2.06%) Web Services
4 6 (1.77%) JDBC
4 6 (1.77%) HTML
4 6 (1.77%) Laravel
5 5 (1.47%) Hibernate
5 5 (1.47%) DAO
5 5 (1.47%) CSS
5 5 (1.47%) CGI
6 4 (1.18%) Java EE
6 4 (1.18%) Middleware
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 2 (0.59%) SAML
7 2 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.59%) SOAP
7 2 (0.59%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.59%) WCF
7 2 (0.59%) OAuth
7 2 (0.59%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.44%) Clustering
2 16 (4.72%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.65%) iPhone
4 8 (2.36%) iPad
5 7 (2.06%) PDA
6 5 (1.47%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.18%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.18%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.18%) Replication
7 4 (1.18%) NHS
8 3 (0.88%) Statistics
8 3 (0.88%) PKI
8 3 (0.88%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.59%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.59%) IVR
9 2 (0.59%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 263 (77.58%) Windows
2 104 (30.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (28.32%) Windows 7
4 71 (20.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (16.52%) Windows XP
6 39 (11.50%) Linux
7 27 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (5.90%) UNIX
9 19 (5.60%) Windows 8
10 17 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (3.24%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (2.36%) Windows Vista
13 7 (2.06%) Android
13 7 (2.06%) VMS
14 6 (1.77%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.18%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.29%) zOS
17 1 (0.29%) CentOS
17 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (17.70%) ITIL
2 40 (11.80%) Migration
3 20 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (3.83%) Capacity Management
5 12 (3.54%) CRM
6 10 (2.95%) Configuration Management
6 10 (2.95%) TOGAF
7 9 (2.65%) Identity Management
7 9 (2.65%) Service Management
7 9 (2.65%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (2.65%) Change Control
8 8 (2.36%) Time Management
8 8 (2.36%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.06%) OO
9 7 (2.06%) Validation
9 7 (2.06%) Business Continuity
9 7 (2.06%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.06%) Data Migration
9 7 (2.06%) Load Balancing
9 7 (2.06%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.98%) SQL
2 14 (4.13%) VBScript
2 14 (4.13%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.83%) Java
4 12 (3.54%) VB
5 9 (2.65%) Bash Shell
6 8 (2.36%) Perl
7 7 (2.06%) PHP
7 7 (2.06%) C
7 7 (2.06%) Korn
8 5 (1.47%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.59%) VB6
11 1 (0.29%) VBA
11 1 (0.29%) Python
11 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 90 (26.55%) Security Cleared
2 45 (13.27%) DV Cleared
3 42 (12.39%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (5.31%) MCSE
6 10 (2.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (2.36%) MCP
8 6 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.47%) Degree
10 4 (1.18%) CCNP
11 3 (0.88%) MCSA
11 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.88%) MCITP
12 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.29%) MOS
13 1 (0.29%) CCNA
13 1 (0.29%) ISEB
13 1 (0.29%) MCDST
13 1 (0.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.37%) SLA
2 11 (3.24%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 58 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (11.50%) Hyper-V
3 25 (7.37%) XenApp
4 18 (5.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (4.72%) vSphere
6 13 (3.83%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.95%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.36%) NFS
9 7 (2.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (1.77%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.18%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.88%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.88%) UAG
13 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.59%) XenServer
14 1 (0.29%) Firmware
14 1 (0.29%) Samba
14 1 (0.29%) Nmap
14 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 48 (14.16%) SCCM
2 21 (6.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 19 (5.60%) SCOM
4 16 (4.72%) NetBackup
5 15 (4.42%) HP SIM
6 13 (3.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (2.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (2.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (2.06%) WSUS
9 5 (1.47%) Puppet
10 2 (0.59%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.59%) MIIS
10 2 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.29%) OpenView
11 1 (0.29%) MOM
11 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.29%) Nessus
11 1 (0.29%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 183 (53.98%) Microsoft
2 104 (30.68%) VMware
3 55 (16.22%) Citrix
4 40 (11.80%) HP
5 30 (8.85%) Symantec
6 27 (7.96%) Cisco
7 15 (4.42%) McAfee
8 14 (4.13%) NetApp
9 11 (3.24%) 3PAR
10 9 (2.65%) Dell
10 9 (2.65%) Oracle
10 9 (2.65%) Sophos
11 8 (2.36%) Remedy
12 7 (2.06%) Intel
13 5 (1.47%) Computacenter
13 5 (1.47%) IBM
13 5 (1.47%) Novell
13 5 (1.47%) RightFax
14 4 (1.18%) IronPort
14 4 (1.18%) ProCurve
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