The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 14 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 7.12% 8.27% 2.27%
As % of the System Software category 44.44% 71.43% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 3
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £178 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Average hourly rate £75.25 £18.53 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+306.09% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £9.55 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.05 £22.80 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Active Directory
Wiltshire

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

System Software Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
63 49 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.03% 11.58% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 23 6
Average daily rate £350 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.89% +5.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 37 (88.10%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 20 (47.62%) MS Exchange
4 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 19 (45.24%) VMware
4 19 (45.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (35.71%) Migration
8 14 (33.33%) ITIL
9 12 (28.57%) DNS
10 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (26.19%) vSphere
11 10 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (23.81%) Skype for Business
11 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (23.81%) NetApp
11 10 (23.81%) VMware ESX
11 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
12 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (21.43%) DHCP
12 9 (21.43%) Skype
12 9 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
13 8 (19.05%) MCSE
13 8 (19.05%) MCSA
13 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 20 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 19 (45.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (23.81%) Skype for Business
6 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.38%) IBM Domino
7 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.38%) IIS
7 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) DNS
2 9 (21.43%) DHCP
2 9 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
2 9 (21.43%) Skype
3 6 (14.29%) Internet
4 4 (9.52%) Firewall
4 4 (9.52%) Unified Communications
4 4 (9.52%) WAN
5 3 (7.14%) LAN
6 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.76%) Intranet
6 2 (4.76%) VPN
7 1 (2.38%) MPLS
7 1 (2.38%) SAN
7 1 (2.38%) Wireless
7 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) IT Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Exchange Support
5 4 (9.52%) Senior IT Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.76%) NHS
4 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.38%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.38%) iPad
5 1 (2.38%) iPhone
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 37 (88.10%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Linux
5 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.38%) Unix
8 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Migration
2 14 (33.33%) ITIL
3 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 3 (7.14%) PRINCE
5 2 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity Management
6 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) DevOps
6 1 (2.38%) E-Discovery
6 1 (2.38%) Email Filtering
6 1 (2.38%) ITSM
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.38%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.38%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (19.05%) MCSA
2 8 (19.05%) MCSE
2 8 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (26.19%) vSphere
3 10 (23.81%) VMware ESX
3 10 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) WSUS
2 3 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.38%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.38%) SCSM
4 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
1 19 (45.24%) VMware
2 10 (23.81%) NetApp
3 6 (14.29%) Sophos
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.14%) Forcepoint
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco
7 2 (4.76%) EMC
8 1 (2.38%) Apple
8 1 (2.38%) arcserve
8 1 (2.38%) Dell
8 1 (2.38%) hybris
8 1 (2.38%) Lotus
8 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.38%) Wyse