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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 5 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 15.17% 10.64% 7.43%
As % of the System Software category 95.65% 80.00% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 7
Average daily rate £170 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £115 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £257 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
23 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 15.86% 13.30% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 10
Average daily rate £200 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £136 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 2016.

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 8 £145 -35.55%
Beccles - 1 £103 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 12 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 12 (28.57%) DNS
7 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
7 11 (26.19%) ITIL
7 11 (26.19%) VMware
7 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
8 10 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (21.43%) Firewall
9 9 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (21.43%) DHCP
9 9 (21.43%) Software Licensing
10 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (19.05%) IIS
10 8 (19.05%) Cisco
11 7 (16.67%) Citrix
11 7 (16.67%) SQL
11 7 (16.67%) VoIP
11 7 (16.67%) iSCSI
11 7 (16.67%) Office 365
12 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (14.29%) NAS
12 6 (14.29%) Web Services

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (19.05%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) DNS
2 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
3 9 (21.43%) DHCP
3 9 (21.43%) Firewall
3 9 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 7 (16.67%) VoIP
5 6 (14.29%) NAS
5 6 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.38%) FCoE
7 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.38%) LDAP
7 1 (2.38%) NX-OS
7 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 9 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Server Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (7.14%) Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) Exchange Support
7 3 (7.14%) Server Migration Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.29%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 12 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (21.43%) Software Licensing
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (4.76%) High Availability
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.76%) Release Management
6 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.38%) Email Filtering
7 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.38%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
1 2 (4.76%) ECDL
1 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (4.76%) MCSE
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) CCA
2 1 (2.38%) CCNA
2 1 (2.38%) CCNP
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.38%) MCDST
2 1 (2.38%) MCITP
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Cisco
4 7 (16.67%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) Panasonic
7 1 (2.38%) Sophos