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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.25% 9.02% 8.48%
As % of the System Software category 51.16% 57.50% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 3
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£313 £245 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.55% +145.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £23.25 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.50 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £13.50 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
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
43 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.26% 15.69% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 4
Average daily rate £325 £245 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% +122.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £197 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £366 £237
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £21.82 £18.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.22% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £14.40 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.73 £21.60 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -10 19 £313 +27.55%
Sunderland +1 2 - - 1
Wallsend - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Active Directory
North East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 59 (90.77%) Windows
2 37 (56.92%) ITIL
3 35 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 30 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 29 (44.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (32.31%) SQL
6 21 (32.31%) VMware
7 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (30.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (29.23%) Clustering
9 18 (27.69%) MS Excel
9 18 (27.69%) DV Cleared
10 17 (26.15%) DNS
10 17 (26.15%) Service Management
11 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
12 15 (23.08%) HP
13 14 (21.54%) Windows XP
13 14 (21.54%) MS Exchange
14 13 (20.00%) DHCP
15 11 (16.92%) UNIX
16 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
16 10 (15.38%) Problem Management
17 9 (13.85%) SCCM
17 9 (13.85%) Knowledge Management
17 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
17 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
17 9 (13.85%) MIIS
18 8 (12.31%) Oracle
18 8 (12.31%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 14 (21.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.77%) IBM Notes
4 5 (7.69%) Apache
4 5 (7.69%) IIS
5 4 (6.15%) JBoss
6 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 18 (27.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.15%) DNS
2 13 (20.00%) DHCP
3 7 (10.77%) SAN
4 5 (7.69%) Firewall
5 3 (4.62%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (4.62%) LDAP
6 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.08%) LAN
6 2 (3.08%) WAN
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.54%) SSH
7 1 (1.54%) DSL
7 1 (1.54%) MPLS
7 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.54%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.54%) Military
1 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Support Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) Desktop Support
2 9 (13.85%) Analyst
3 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Wintel Support
5 4 (6.15%) Support Specialist
5 4 (6.15%) Administrator
5 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support Specialist
6 3 (4.62%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (1.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) Clustering
2 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.62%) Replication
5 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 59 (90.77%) Windows
2 29 (44.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (21.54%) Windows XP
5 11 (16.92%) UNIX
6 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.77%) Solaris
8 4 (6.15%) Linux
8 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.08%) VME
10 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) ITIL
2 17 (26.15%) Service Management
3 10 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 9 (13.85%) Knowledge Management
4 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
5 8 (12.31%) Change Management
6 7 (10.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (10.77%) Business Continuity
7 6 (9.23%) Incident Management
7 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.08%) BCP
9 2 (3.08%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.08%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.08%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.08%) Business Continuity Planning
10 1 (1.54%) Capacity Management
10 1 (1.54%) Data Protection
10 1 (1.54%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.62%) C
4 1 (1.54%) Korn
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (27.69%) DV Cleared
3 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.62%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.08%) vSphere
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (30.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (13.85%) SCCM
2 9 (13.85%) MIIS
3 5 (7.69%) HP SIM
3 5 (7.69%) OpenView
4 1 (1.54%) SCOM
4 1 (1.54%) WSUS
4 1 (1.54%) Netcool
Vendors
1 35 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (32.31%) VMware
3 15 (23.08%) HP
4 8 (12.31%) Oracle
5 7 (10.77%) Citrix
5 7 (10.77%) Lotus
6 5 (7.69%) CA
7 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco
8 1 (1.54%) Draytek
8 1 (1.54%) Wyse
8 1 (1.54%) Adobe
8 1 (1.54%) NetApp