The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 19 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.41% 9.09% 5.03%
As % of the System Software category 86.36% 74.29% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £235 £169
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +39.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £186 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £214
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Average hourly rate £25.75 £14.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.70% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £19.50 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
Active Directory
East of England

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

System Software Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
22 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 10.89% 12.24% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 5
Average daily rate £225 £260 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £208 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £10.85 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £19.50 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +5 17 £225 -4.76%
Haverhill - 1 £450 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.00%) Cisco
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (25.00%) VMware
5 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (22.50%) ITIL
6 8 (20.00%) MS Office
6 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (20.00%) SCCM
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
7 7 (17.50%) MCSE
8 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (15.00%) Clustering
8 6 (15.00%) Firewall
8 6 (15.00%) MCITP
9 5 (12.50%) VLAN
9 5 (12.50%) LAN
9 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.00%) SQL
10 4 (10.00%) Wireless
11 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
11 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
11 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.50%) Splunk
11 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) VLAN
2 5 (12.50%) LAN
2 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.00%) Wireless
4 3 (7.50%) IPsec
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.00%) WAN
5 2 (5.00%) FCoE
5 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.50%) NX-OS
6 1 (2.50%) DNS
6 1 (2.50%) DHCP
6 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (15.00%) Server Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
2 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.00%) PKI
2 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) PDA
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
6 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (7.50%) Solaris
7 3 (7.50%) UNIX
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (7.50%) Network Management
2 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (7.50%) Project Management
3 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.50%) Email Migration
4 1 (2.50%) Migration
4 1 (2.50%) Change Management
4 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.50%) CRM
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (17.50%) MCSE
2 6 (15.00%) MCITP
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) CCA
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) MCP
5 1 (2.50%) MCSD
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PMP
5 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (5.00%) vCloud
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (2.50%) vSphere
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) ARCserve
2 2 (5.00%) WSUS
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.50%) Nmap
3 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.00%) Cisco
3 10 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Splunk
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Intel
5 2 (5.00%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.50%) Lotus
6 1 (2.50%) Sophos