The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 42 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.82% 6.09% 7.72%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 85.71% 63.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 4
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£252 £305 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.29% +48.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £165 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £434 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.18% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 - £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Active Directory
North East

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

System Software Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
63 14 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.23% 7.11% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 9
Average daily rate £313 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £165 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £415 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 34 £260 -16.12% 4
Sunderland +4 7 £225 -
Active Directory
North East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 57 (85.07%) Windows
2 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
3 25 (37.31%) SQL
4 24 (35.82%) ITIL
4 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (32.84%) Windows XP
5 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
6 20 (29.85%) DNS
7 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
9 16 (23.88%) Clustering
10 14 (20.90%) VMware
10 14 (20.90%) UNIX
10 14 (20.90%) Oracle
10 14 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (19.40%) Linux
11 13 (19.40%) Service Management
12 12 (17.91%) DHCP
12 12 (17.91%) HP
12 12 (17.91%) DV Cleared
12 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
13 11 (16.42%) Firewall
14 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
14 10 (14.93%) MS Exchange
14 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (13.43%) JBoss
15 9 (13.43%) WebLogic
15 9 (13.43%) MIIS
16 8 (11.94%) OpenView Configuration Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 10 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.43%) WebLogic
2 9 (13.43%) JBoss
3 7 (10.45%) IBM Notes
4 5 (7.46%) IIS
4 5 (7.46%) Apache
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.85%) DNS
2 12 (17.91%) DHCP
3 11 (16.42%) Firewall
4 7 (10.45%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (10.45%) LDAP
5 5 (7.46%) LAN
5 5 (7.46%) WAN
5 5 (7.46%) SSH
6 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.99%) SAN
7 2 (2.99%) MPLS
7 2 (2.99%) DSL
8 1 (1.49%) Internet
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) DTS
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.99%) Finance
1 2 (2.99%) Military
2 1 (1.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Support Engineer
2 14 (20.90%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Desktop Support
3 8 (11.94%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Support Specialist
4 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.96%) UNIX Support
5 5 (7.46%) Linux Support
5 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Wintel Support
6 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Server Support
6 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) IT Support
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) Java EE
2 1 (1.49%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Clustering
2 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 57 (85.07%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (32.84%) Windows XP
4 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (20.90%) UNIX
6 13 (19.40%) Linux
7 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
8 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.99%) VME
9 2 (2.99%) Solaris
10 1 (1.49%) AIX
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) ITIL
2 13 (19.40%) Service Management
3 5 (7.46%) Change Management
3 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
3 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
4 4 (5.97%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.48%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.99%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (2.99%) BCP
6 2 (2.99%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.49%) Information Security
7 1 (1.49%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.49%) Information Security Management
7 1 (1.49%) Security Management
7 1 (1.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) Perl
2 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
3 5 (7.46%) Korn
4 3 (4.48%) C
5 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.91%) DV Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.46%) NFS
2 5 (7.46%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.49%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) MIIS
2 8 (11.94%) SCCM
2 8 (11.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (8.96%) OpenView
4 5 (7.46%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.99%) Netcool
5 2 (2.99%) WSUS
6 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) Oracle
2 14 (20.90%) VMware
3 12 (17.91%) HP
4 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
5 7 (10.45%) Lotus
5 7 (10.45%) Citrix
6 6 (8.96%) Cisco
7 2 (2.99%) CA
7 2 (2.99%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Axway
8 1 (1.49%) Draytek
8 1 (1.49%) Informatica
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Siebel