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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 18 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.14% 8.78% 12.80%
As % of the System Software category 75.00% 81.25% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 10
Average daily rate
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£175 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £300 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £252 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -6.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.90 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
24 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.18% 10.81% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 13
Average daily rate £275 £275 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -3 11 £225 -18.18% 3
Lowestoft - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (88.89%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) ITIL
5 9 (25.00%) VMware
5 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 7 (19.44%) Migration
7 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) Cisco
9 5 (13.89%) HP
9 5 (13.89%) VPN
9 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
9 5 (13.89%) Firewall
9 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (11.11%) MCITP
10 4 (11.11%) Clustering
10 4 (11.11%) SCCM
10 4 (11.11%) MCSE
10 4 (11.11%) DHCP
10 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.11%) MS Office
10 4 (11.11%) DNS
11 3 (8.33%) SAN
11 3 (8.33%) Oracle
11 3 (8.33%) Solaris

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) VPN
1 5 (13.89%) Firewall
2 4 (11.11%) DHCP
2 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) SAN
3 3 (8.33%) LAN
3 3 (8.33%) VLAN
3 3 (8.33%) IPsec
4 2 (5.56%) Wireless
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) IT Support
3 4 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) IT Support Assistant
5 2 (5.56%) IT Assistant
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) Support Assistant
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) iPad
2 2 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Solaris
5 3 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (8.33%) Network Management
4 1 (2.78%) Project Management
4 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) MCITP
2 4 (11.11%) MCSE
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) Nmap
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco
4 5 (13.89%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) Splunk
6 2 (5.56%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.56%) Apple
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) Sophos
7 1 (2.78%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.78%) Mitel