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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 169 99 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.11% 4.47% 4.58%
As % of the System Software category 49.27% 54.70% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 42 60
Average daily rate
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£305 £286 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £141 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £449 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £279 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.44% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 24 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £21.35 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.85%
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
343 181 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.37% 8.18% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 99 138
Average daily rate £325 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 27
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +14 52 £275 +89.65% 16
Bristol -6 32 £300 -14.28% 38
Gloucestershire -14 27 £275 -11.29% 8
Dorset +10 24 £375 +123.88% 18
Devon -10 14 £275 - 5
Somerset -13 13 £430 +56.36% 13
Cornwall -2 2 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 244 (79.48%) Windows
2 143 (46.58%) Microsoft
3 105 (34.20%) VMware
4 91 (29.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (28.01%) Security Cleared
6 78 (25.41%) MS Exchange
7 76 (24.76%) Windows 7
8 65 (21.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 63 (20.52%) Windows XP
9 63 (20.52%) MS Excel
10 59 (19.22%) DNS
11 57 (18.57%) MS Office
12 49 (15.96%) ITIL
12 49 (15.96%) Citrix
13 43 (14.01%) DHCP
13 43 (14.01%) DV Cleared
14 42 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (13.36%) SC Cleared
16 39 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 39 (12.70%) Telecoms
17 38 (12.38%) Firewall
17 38 (12.38%) HP
17 38 (12.38%) SCCM
18 37 (12.05%) Linux
19 33 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
20 32 (10.42%) SQL
21 29 (9.45%) SharePoint
22 28 (9.12%) SLA
22 28 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2007
23 27 (8.79%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (25.41%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (9.45%) SharePoint
4 28 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (5.21%) IIS
7 14 (4.56%) Lync
8 11 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (3.26%) Apache
10 7 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.33%) Commerce Server
14 1 (0.33%) Documentum
14 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.33%) Eucalyptus
14 1 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 63 (20.52%) MS Excel
2 57 (18.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) assyst
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.33%) Agresso
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.33%) Summit
3 1 (0.33%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.19%) Office 365
2 5 (1.63%) IaaS
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (19.22%) DNS
2 43 (14.01%) DHCP
3 38 (12.38%) Firewall
4 22 (7.17%) LAN
4 22 (7.17%) WAN
5 21 (6.84%) TCP/IP
6 20 (6.51%) Internet
7 13 (4.23%) SAN
7 13 (4.23%) VPN
8 6 (1.95%) LDAP
8 6 (1.95%) SSH
9 5 (1.63%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.63%) Wireless
10 4 (1.30%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.30%) Nortel Meridian
11 3 (0.98%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.98%) VoIP
12 2 (0.65%) 3G
12 2 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.63%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.98%) Ingres
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.98%) JasperReports
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.33%) MySQL
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.33%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 10 (3.26%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.63%) MSI
3 3 (0.98%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.65%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.65%) Subversion
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA
5 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 39 (12.70%) Telecoms
2 22 (7.17%) Finance
3 6 (1.95%) Banking
4 4 (1.30%) Retail
4 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.98%) Legal
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) Electronics
6 2 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (15.31%) Analyst
2 29 (9.45%) Architect
3 27 (8.79%) Administrator
4 25 (8.14%) Support Engineer
4 25 (8.14%) Systems Administrator
5 24 (7.82%) Service Analyst
6 23 (7.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.49%) Desktop Support
7 22 (7.17%) Consultant
7 22 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (6.19%) Support Analyst
8 19 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (4.89%) Server Engineer
9 15 (4.89%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.26%) Storage Administrator
11 10 (3.26%) Technical Architect
11 10 (3.26%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 9 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (2.93%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.28%) .NET
1 7 (2.28%) Web Services
2 5 (1.63%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.30%) Laravel
3 4 (1.30%) XML
3 4 (1.30%) HTML
3 4 (1.30%) JDBC
3 4 (1.30%) SAML
4 3 (0.98%) SOAP
4 3 (0.98%) Hibernate
4 3 (0.98%) DAO
4 3 (0.98%) CSS
4 3 (0.98%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 3 (0.98%) CGI
4 3 (0.98%) WCF
4 3 (0.98%) OAuth
4 3 (0.98%) XACML
5 2 (0.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.33%) Spring
6 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.84%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.91%) Clustering
3 11 (3.58%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (2.28%) iPhone
5 6 (1.95%) iPad
5 6 (1.95%) PKI
6 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.30%) PDA
7 4 (1.30%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.98%) CMDB
8 3 (0.98%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.65%) DTV
9 2 (0.65%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.65%) IVR
9 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.33%) Wiki
10 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 244 (79.48%) Windows
2 91 (29.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (24.76%) Windows 7
4 65 (21.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (20.52%) Windows XP
6 39 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (12.05%) Linux
8 17 (5.54%) UNIX
9 16 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.26%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.63%) Android
11 5 (1.63%) VMS
12 3 (0.98%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.98%) CentOS
13 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.33%) zOS
14 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (15.96%) ITIL
2 19 (6.19%) Migration
3 17 (5.54%) Configuration Management
4 15 (4.89%) Service Delivery
5 12 (3.91%) Identity Management
6 10 (3.26%) Project Management
6 10 (3.26%) Unit Testing
6 10 (3.26%) Capacity Management
7 8 (2.61%) Change Control
7 8 (2.61%) Service Management
8 7 (2.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (1.95%) SOA
9 6 (1.95%) Validation
9 6 (1.95%) Business Continuity
9 6 (1.95%) Time Management
9 6 (1.95%) Incident Management
9 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (1.63%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.63%) TOGAF
10 5 (1.63%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.42%) SQL
2 16 (5.21%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.89%) VBScript
4 8 (2.61%) Java
5 6 (1.95%) VB
5 6 (1.95%) PHP
6 5 (1.63%) Korn
6 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.63%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.30%) Perl
7 4 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.65%) C
8 2 (0.65%) Python
8 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.33%) C#
9 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (28.01%) Security Cleared
2 43 (14.01%) DV Cleared
3 41 (13.36%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.61%) MCSE
5 8 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (2.28%) MCP
7 6 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.63%) CCNP
9 4 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.98%) Degree
11 2 (0.65%) MCSA
12 1 (0.33%) ISEB
12 1 (0.33%) CCA
12 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.33%) MCITP
12 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.33%) MOS
12 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.12%) SLA
2 7 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.63%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 42 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.49%) XenApp
3 20 (6.51%) VMware ESX
4 19 (6.19%) Hyper-V
5 18 (5.86%) vSphere
6 14 (4.56%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.61%) NFS
9 5 (1.63%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.30%) MetaFrame
10 4 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.30%) UAG
11 3 (0.98%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.98%) Samba
12 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.65%) XenServer
13 1 (0.33%) vCloud
13 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 38 (12.38%) SCCM
2 18 (5.86%) NetBackup
3 17 (5.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 17 (5.54%) HP SIM
4 14 (4.56%) SCOM
5 9 (2.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.98%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.98%) MIIS
8 3 (0.98%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.98%) Puppet
9 2 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.65%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.65%) MOM
9 2 (0.65%) WSUS
10 1 (0.33%) OpenView
10 1 (0.33%) Nessus
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.33%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 143 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 105 (34.20%) VMware
3 49 (15.96%) Citrix
4 38 (12.38%) HP
5 27 (8.79%) Symantec
6 25 (8.14%) Cisco
7 21 (6.84%) McAfee
8 15 (4.89%) Sophos
9 10 (3.26%) Altiris
9 10 (3.26%) 3PAR
10 9 (2.93%) Oracle
10 9 (2.93%) Avaya
10 9 (2.93%) Dell
11 5 (1.63%) Intel
11 5 (1.63%) NetApp
11 5 (1.63%) Apple
12 4 (1.30%) Nortel
12 4 (1.30%) EMC
12 4 (1.30%) RightFax
12 4 (1.30%) Brocade
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £250 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Rate: From £230 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £270.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £220 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per month + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago