The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 15 24 7
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.14% 2.22% 14.86%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 40.00% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate £450 £300 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +79.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Active Directory
Somerset

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

System Software Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 10.71% 5.56% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 17
Average daily rate £430 £250 £302
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -17.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) MCSE
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Time Management
5 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (30.00%) Nessus
5 3 (30.00%) MCITP
6 2 (20.00%) WSUS
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) NAS
6 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (20.00%) DSL
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) DSL
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (30.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) IT Security Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCITP
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Nessus
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus