The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 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 Southampton 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 35 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.46% 11.25% 13.87%
As % of the System Software category 33.33% 63.64% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 15
Average daily rate
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£295 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £122 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
36 55 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.37% 17.68% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 21
Average daily rate £330 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £438 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 20
Average hourly rate £22.75 £18.88 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.52% -46.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Southampton region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Southampton region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (32.14%) Citrix
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
7 6 (21.43%) LAN
7 6 (21.43%) DNS
8 5 (17.86%) XenApp
8 5 (17.86%) vSphere
9 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
9 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (14.29%) MS Office
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
9 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
10 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
10 3 (10.71%) DHCP
10 3 (10.71%) Avaya
10 3 (10.71%) Office 365
10 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
11 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (7.14%) SCCM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Lync
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) LAN
1 6 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.14%) Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.14%) Replication
1 2 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
2 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.14%) Information Security
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) ITSM
4 1 (3.57%) Matrix Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) XenApp
2 5 (17.86%) vSphere
3 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) Citrix
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Avaya
5 2 (7.14%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) BMC
6 1 (3.57%) Apple
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) EMC
6 1 (3.57%) Intel