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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 8 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.55% 22.64% 12.73%
As % of the System Software category 61.54% 75.00% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
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£430 £268 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.74% -10.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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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
13 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 12.26% 30.19% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 4
Average daily rate £400 £268 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.53% -10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £369 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 October 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) SOA
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) IaaS
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (22.22%) Digital Media
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Clustering
5 1 (11.11%) MCITP
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (11.11%) SCOM
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Digital Media
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) SOA
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco