The table below looks at the statistics 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 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 38 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.56% 7.03% 11.00%
As % of the System Software category 30.00% 62.16% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £285 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -9.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £115 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 11
Average hourly rate £18.44 £12.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 £16.45 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

System Software Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
30 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.52% 11.31% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 11
Average daily rate £335 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £116 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 13
Average hourly rate £18.44 £13.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.09% -19.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £10.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 £17.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
6 5 (23.81%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (19.05%) Citrix
7 4 (19.05%) Firewall
8 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (14.29%) Service Management
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (14.29%) Avaya
8 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
8 3 (14.29%) MS Office
8 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
9 2 (9.52%) SCOM
9 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (9.52%) Office 365

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Lync
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.76%) IPsec
3 1 (4.76%) 3G
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (4.76%) ADSL
3 1 (4.76%) Broadband
3 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (9.52%) Support Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) MCDST
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Avaya
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Wyse
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.76%) Websense
6 1 (4.76%) Symantec
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) Nokia
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.76%) IronPort
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