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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 18 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.66% 5.54% 12.57%
As % of the System Software category 35.71% 41.86% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 14
Average daily rate
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£253 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.09% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £120 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £360 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 17
Average hourly rate £22.88 £11.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.95% -56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.58 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £15.63 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
28 43 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.45% 13.23% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 15
Average daily rate £300 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £285 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £438 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Average hourly rate £22.75 £11.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.81% -52.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.83 £10.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £17.50 £35.00
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 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (27.78%) Migration
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (22.22%) Avaya
7 4 (22.22%) Citrix
7 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
8 3 (16.67%) XenApp
8 3 (16.67%) vSphere
8 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
8 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
8 3 (16.67%) Office 365
9 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (11.11%) Project Management
9 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 2 (11.11%) DNS
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (11.11%) HP
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) Firewall
9 2 (11.11%) PKI
9 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Lync
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.56%) IPsec
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (11.11%) Architect
1 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
1 2 (11.11%) Consultant
1 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
1 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (11.11%) Support Consultant
1 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) ICT Project Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Specialist
2 1 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) XenApp
2 3 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Avaya
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.56%) IronPort
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Websense
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint