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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 4.82% 9.71% 24.56%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 43.48% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
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£300 £163 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -70.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +1.72%
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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
6 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.23% 22.33% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 1
Average daily rate £300 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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 March 2015, 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (14.29%) vSphere
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
6 1 (14.29%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) MCITP
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (14.29%) SCOM
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Middleware
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (14.29%) Clustering
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco