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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 22 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 26 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.42% 5.37% 10.00%
As % of the System Software category 81.25% 64.29% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 6
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£325 £275 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £151 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £307 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +53.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.81 £18.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +1.72%
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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
32 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.90% 8.36% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 15
Average daily rate £325 £288 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £161 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £311 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +53.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.81 £18.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

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 6 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) VMware
4 13 (30.95%) MS Office
5 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 9 (21.43%) Firewall
9 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
9 8 (19.05%) ITIL
9 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 8 (19.05%) Citrix
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (16.67%) SQL
11 6 (14.29%) Linux
12 5 (11.90%) vSphere
12 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.90%) DHCP
12 5 (11.90%) DNS
12 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (11.90%) SLA
12 5 (11.90%) Cisco
13 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
13 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
13 4 (9.52%) Oracle
13 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
13 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
13 4 (9.52%) Service Management
13 4 (9.52%) Lync

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.52%) Lync
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) MS Office
2 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) DNS
2 5 (11.90%) DHCP
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.14%) VPN
3 3 (7.14%) LAN
3 3 (7.14%) WAN
4 2 (4.76%) ADSL
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
4 2 (4.76%) Network Security
4 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.38%) NAS
5 1 (2.38%) LDAP
5 1 (2.38%) Internet
5 1 (2.38%) 3G
5 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.38%) Wireless
5 1 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.38%) Back Office
1 1 (2.38%) Electronics
1 1 (2.38%) Retail
1 1 (2.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (7.14%) Wintel Support
4 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.38%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.38%) PKI
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (14.29%) Linux
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.38%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (2.38%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.38%) SOA
4 1 (2.38%) Project Management
4 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) MCDST
5 2 (4.76%) MCSE
5 2 (4.76%) MCSA
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.90%) vSphere
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (42.86%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) Lumension
6 2 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Sophos
7 1 (2.38%) Websense
7 1 (2.38%) Wyse
7 1 (2.38%) Altiris
7 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.38%) Veeam
7 1 (2.38%) Imperva
7 1 (2.38%) Proofpoint
7 1 (2.38%) F5
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Adobe
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Juniper