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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 17 34 10
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -24
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 30 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.82% 3.12% 10.61%
As % of the System Software category 68.18% 33.33% 62.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 14
Average daily rate
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£306 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £134 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £454 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £20.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.53 £20.00 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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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
44 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.94% 9.35% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 31
Average daily rate £340 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £403 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.65% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £20.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.53 £22.75 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 3 August 2015.

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
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 3 August 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 33 (63.46%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) VMware
3 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
4 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (34.62%) PowerShell
5 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (32.69%) vSphere
7 13 (25.00%) Citrix
7 13 (25.00%) SLA
7 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 12 (23.08%) SCCM
9 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
9 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
9 10 (19.23%) SQL
10 9 (17.31%) XenApp
11 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
11 8 (15.38%) SCOM
11 8 (15.38%) Cisco
11 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (15.38%) SAN
12 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
12 7 (13.46%) DNS
12 7 (13.46%) MCSE
12 7 (13.46%) VBScript
12 7 (13.46%) Linux
12 7 (13.46%) ITIL
12 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
12 7 (13.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (13.46%) VCP4

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.92%) Lync
4 1 (1.92%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 8 (15.38%) SAN
3 7 (13.46%) DNS
3 7 (13.46%) FCoE
3 7 (13.46%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (13.46%) NetScaler
4 3 (5.77%) Internet
5 2 (3.85%) Firewall
5 2 (3.85%) DHCP
5 2 (3.85%) NAS
6 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (1.92%) Finance
1 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.77%) Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) IT Support
9 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) YAML
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.85%) Clustering
1 2 (3.85%) Statistics
1 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.85%) BYOD
1 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) iPhone
2 1 (1.92%) PKI
2 1 (1.92%) GIS
2 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (63.46%) Windows
2 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
5 7 (13.46%) Linux
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.62%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) ITIL
1 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
2 6 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (5.77%) Patch Management
4 2 (3.85%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (3.85%) SOA
4 2 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.92%) Migration
5 1 (1.92%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.92%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (1.92%) Web Development
5 1 (1.92%) Time Management
5 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.23%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) VBScript
4 4 (7.69%) VB
4 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.85%) Java
5 2 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (13.46%) MCSE
3 7 (13.46%) VCP4
4 1 (1.92%) CCNP
4 1 (1.92%) CCNA
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (32.69%) vSphere
3 9 (17.31%) XenApp
4 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.85%) XenServer
6 1 (1.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) SCCM
2 8 (15.38%) SCOM
3 7 (13.46%) vMotion
4 3 (5.77%) Puppet
4 3 (5.77%) Vagrant
5 2 (3.85%) WMI
5 2 (3.85%) WSUS
6 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) VMware
2 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.00%) Citrix
4 8 (15.38%) Cisco
5 7 (13.46%) 3PAR
6 6 (11.54%) HP
7 5 (9.62%) Oracle
8 2 (3.85%) SAP
9 1 (1.92%) IBM
9 1 (1.92%) Juniper
9 1 (1.92%) Nokia
9 1 (1.92%) Apple
9 1 (1.92%) Dell
9 1 (1.92%) Veeam
9 1 (1.92%) Lumension