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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 7.07% 2.29% 4.62%
As % of the System Software category 65.12% 50.00% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £12.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 £20.45 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
43 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.86% 4.58% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 11
Average daily rate £375 £285 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £363 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Average hourly rate £39.38 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.13% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £21.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 31 (58.49%) Microsoft
3 24 (45.28%) MS Exchange
4 20 (37.74%) Windows 7
5 19 (35.85%) Windows XP
6 18 (33.96%) VMware
7 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
7 15 (28.30%) ITIL
8 14 (26.42%) DNS
9 13 (24.53%) DHCP
9 13 (24.53%) MS Office
10 12 (22.64%) SQL
11 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (18.87%) Office 365
13 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (16.98%) SCCM
13 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
13 9 (16.98%) Finance
14 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (15.09%) Lotus
14 8 (15.09%) Cisco
14 8 (15.09%) IBM Notes
15 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
15 7 (13.21%) XenDesktop
15 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (11.32%) Windows Vista
16 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
16 6 (11.32%) Microsoft App-V

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 24 (45.28%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (15.09%) IBM Notes
4 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.66%) IIS
6 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.77%) Lync
7 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) DNS
2 13 (24.53%) DHCP
3 5 (9.43%) LAN
4 4 (7.55%) Wireless
4 4 (7.55%) WAN
5 3 (5.66%) SMTP
5 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.66%) Firewall
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.89%) VPN
6 1 (1.89%) VoIP
6 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MSI
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Support Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Consultant
3 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Support
5 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Wintel Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
1 2 (3.77%) IVR
1 2 (3.77%) CMDB
1 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) PDA
2 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Windows 7
3 19 (35.85%) Windows XP
4 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Vista
6 5 (9.43%) Windows NT
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.32%) System Testing
2 6 (11.32%) PRINCE
3 4 (7.55%) Migration
4 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.77%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (3.77%) Project Management
5 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.77%) ERP
6 1 (1.89%) Service Management
6 1 (1.89%) Network Design
6 1 (1.89%) Network Management
6 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) VBScript
3 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) MCSE
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCSA
5 1 (1.89%) MCP
5 1 (1.89%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
2 7 (13.21%) XenDesktop
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
2 6 (11.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (11.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (9.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.77%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (58.49%) Microsoft
2 18 (33.96%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) Lotus
3 8 (15.09%) Cisco
4 6 (11.32%) Symantec
4 6 (11.32%) Citrix
5 4 (7.55%) HP
6 3 (5.66%) Sophos
6 3 (5.66%) Remedy
6 3 (5.66%) McAfee
7 2 (3.77%) AppSense
7 2 (3.77%) Computacenter
7 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.77%) Juniper
7 2 (3.77%) Nokia
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) Dell
8 1 (1.89%) Veeam
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