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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 7.39% 6.76% 3.80%
As % of the System Software category 59.02% 56.86% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.48% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £169 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 0
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
61 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 12.53% 11.89% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 25
Average daily rate £450 £313 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 0
Average hourly rate £19.03 £21.28 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 August 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 August 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 68 (95.77%) Windows
2 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
3 31 (43.66%) Windows 7
4 26 (36.62%) Windows XP
5 24 (33.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (28.17%) VMware
7 18 (25.35%) SQL
7 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
8 17 (23.94%) SCCM
9 16 (22.54%) ITIL
10 13 (18.31%) MS Excel
10 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (16.90%) MS Office
11 12 (16.90%) McAfee
11 12 (16.90%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (15.49%) Migration
12 11 (15.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (15.49%) T-SQL
12 11 (15.49%) VBScript
12 11 (15.49%) VB
12 11 (15.49%) DV Cleared
13 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
13 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (12.68%) MS Exchange
14 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
15 8 (11.27%) Lync
15 8 (11.27%) WSUS
16 7 (9.86%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (9.86%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (12.68%) MS Exchange
1 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (11.27%) Lync
3 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.23%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.82%) IIS
7 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) IaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) DHCP
1 6 (8.45%) DNS
2 5 (7.04%) Firewall
3 4 (5.63%) Ethernet
4 3 (4.23%) VoIP
5 2 (2.82%) WAN
6 1 (1.41%) SMTP
6 1 (1.41%) WLAN
6 1 (1.41%) VPN
6 1 (1.41%) Internet
6 1 (1.41%) Wireless
6 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.41%) SSH
6 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.41%) Network Security
6 1 (1.41%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.90%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.49%) Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (12.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
1 2 (2.82%) AppFabric
2 1 (1.41%) WCF
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Client/Server
2 5 (7.04%) User Experience
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.82%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.41%) BYOD
4 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 68 (95.77%) Windows
2 31 (43.66%) Windows 7
3 26 (36.62%) Windows XP
4 24 (33.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.04%) UNIX
8 4 (5.63%) Solaris
8 4 (5.63%) Linux
9 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) Migration
3 7 (9.86%) Data Protection
4 6 (8.45%) Release Management
5 3 (4.23%) WFM
5 3 (4.23%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.23%) PRINCE
5 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (2.82%) Test Planning
6 2 (2.82%) ETL
6 2 (2.82%) Service Management
6 2 (2.82%) Information Security
6 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.82%) Security Testing
7 1 (1.41%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.41%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.41%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.41%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.35%) SQL
2 11 (15.49%) T-SQL
2 11 (15.49%) VBScript
2 11 (15.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) DV Cleared
3 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) MCSE
4 2 (2.82%) MCSA
4 2 (2.82%) ISEB
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.82%) CISM
4 2 (2.82%) MCITP
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) VMware Workstation
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.04%) DFS Replication
4 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.23%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.82%) Snort
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.41%) vSphere
7 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (23.94%) SCCM
2 11 (15.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (11.27%) WSUS
4 7 (9.86%) SCOM
5 5 (7.04%) SCVMM
5 5 (7.04%) SCOrch
5 5 (7.04%) SCSM
6 3 (4.23%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Intune
8 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.41%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.41%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.17%) VMware
3 12 (16.90%) McAfee
4 5 (7.04%) Citrix
5 4 (5.63%) Oracle
5 4 (5.63%) Google
5 4 (5.63%) Brocade
6 3 (4.23%) Lotus
7 2 (2.82%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.82%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.82%) EMC
8 1 (1.41%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.41%) Apple
8 1 (1.41%) Symantec
8 1 (1.41%) Avaya
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco
8 1 (1.41%) HP
8 1 (1.41%) Dell
8 1 (1.41%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.41%) Veeam