The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3317 2798 2765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.86% 5.31% 4.78%
As % of the System Software category 61.56% 55.02% 57.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1737 1264 1190
Average daily rate
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£285 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £137 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 514 529
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.90 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5388 5085 4819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3028 2629 2333
Average daily rate £325 £339 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 580 588
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England +2 3039 £288 -2.95% 778
London +10 1236 £300 - 266
South East +2 700 £290 -9.37% 172
City of London +8 335 £280 -13.84% 95
East of England -9 254 £253 -3.80% 67
North West +6 200 £265 -3.63% 60
Hampshire +2 168 £310 -3.12% 38
West Midlands -2 168 £258 -8.03% 33
South West +3 167 £300 +8.10% 80
Berkshire +2 163 £300 -0.82% 31
Scotland +11 162 £281 -13.53% 23
Yorkshire +5 157 £270 +35.00% 56
East Midlands -9 113 £330 +82.06% 27
Reading +21 97 £300 +11.11% 9
West Yorkshire +5 96 £225 +12.50% 42
Surrey -1 90 £275 -16.66% 40
Buckinghamshire 0 80 £300 -14.28% 16
Cheshire +15 74 £280 +21.73% 17
West Sussex +12 72 £220 -21.42% 8
Cambridgeshire +6 69 £225 -3.22% 18
Leeds +8 68 £213 +88.88% 23
Manchester -1 66 £254 -5.48% 32
Hertfordshire 0 59 £190 +46.15% 22
Wiltshire +10 55 £275 +66.66% 13
Edinburgh +7 55 £268 -32.06% 7
Milton Keynes -10 49 £400 +14.20% 3
Cambridge -2 46 £225 +50.00% 12
Birmingham -8 44 £241 -16.08% 15
Essex -14 42 £350 +108.95% 8
Oxfordshire +7 41 £220 -32.30% 24

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5066 (79.85%) Windows
2 2785 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 1946 (30.67%) Windows 7
4 1831 (28.86%) VMware
5 1830 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1695 (26.72%) MS Exchange
7 1502 (23.68%) Citrix
8 1466 (23.11%) MS Office
9 1363 (21.48%) Windows XP
10 1339 (21.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 1338 (21.09%) ITIL
12 1189 (18.74%) MS Excel
13 1030 (16.24%) DNS
14 972 (15.32%) SCCM
15 946 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
16 773 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2010
17 740 (11.66%) DHCP
18 729 (11.49%) Finance
19 719 (11.33%) Security Cleared
20 714 (11.25%) Cisco
21 686 (10.81%) SQL
22 682 (10.75%) HP
23 679 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
24 648 (10.21%) Blackberry
25 642 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
26 634 (9.99%) SQL Server
27 633 (9.98%) Firewall
28 628 (9.90%) PowerShell
29 625 (9.85%) SAN
30 596 (9.39%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1695 (26.72%) MS Exchange
2 773 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 549 (8.65%) SharePoint
4 430 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 386 (6.08%) IIS
6 384 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 293 (4.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 269 (4.24%) Lync
9 148 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 147 (2.32%) IBM Notes
11 117 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 91 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 50 (0.79%) Apache
14 41 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
15 31 (0.49%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.49%) WorkSite
16 30 (0.47%) Tomcat
17 27 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
17 27 (0.43%) WebLogic
18 22 (0.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 1466 (23.11%) MS Office
2 1189 (18.74%) MS Excel
3 89 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (0.65%) MS Project
5 39 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.079%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.079%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.063%) InDesign
8 4 (0.063%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.032%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.032%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.032%) CATIA
9 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.032%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.016%) SPSS
10 1 (0.016%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 26 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.32%) assyst
4 17 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
6 9 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.079%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.063%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.063%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.047%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.047%) Adaptiv
9 3 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.032%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.032%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.032%) ReMetrica
10 2 (0.032%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 232 (3.66%) Office 365
2 105 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.35%) IaaS
5 20 (0.32%) SaaS
6 13 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.11%) PaaS
9 4 (0.063%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.016%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.016%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1030 (16.24%) DNS
2 740 (11.66%) DHCP
3 633 (9.98%) Firewall
4 625 (9.85%) SAN
5 589 (9.28%) TCP/IP
6 477 (7.52%) LAN
7 446 (7.03%) WAN
8 364 (5.74%) VPN
9 195 (3.07%) VoIP
10 194 (3.06%) LDAP
11 172 (2.71%) Internet
12 155 (2.44%) Wireless
13 145 (2.29%) NAS
14 119 (1.88%) VLAN
15 101 (1.59%) MPLS
16 87 (1.37%) Network Security
17 77 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
18 75 (1.18%) SSL
19 71 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
20 70 (1.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 634 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 196 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 64 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 60 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 52 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (0.55%) MySQL
8 33 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 17 (0.27%) Relational Database
11 17 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (0.24%) OLAP
12 15 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (0.20%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.17%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
16 9 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 67 (1.06%) MSI
2 37 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (0.50%) Subversion
4 31 (0.49%) InstallShield
5 21 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 19 (0.30%) Git (software)
7 18 (0.28%) AdminStudio
8 14 (0.22%) JIRA
9 13 (0.20%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.20%) ClearCase
10 7 (0.11%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
10 7 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.11%) StarTeam
11 6 (0.095%) Log4Net
12 5 (0.079%) MSBuild
12 5 (0.079%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.079%) Selenium
13 4 (0.063%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.063%) ClearQuest
General
1 729 (11.49%) Finance
2 287 (4.52%) Banking
3 153 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 124 (1.95%) Legal
5 123 (1.94%) Law
6 105 (1.66%) Retail
7 95 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 84 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 61 (0.96%) Advertising
10 54 (0.85%) French Language
11 51 (0.80%) Back Office
11 51 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 37 (0.58%) Front Office
13 31 (0.49%) Publishing
14 30 (0.47%) Local Government
15 29 (0.46%) Marketing
16 21 (0.33%) German Language
17 19 (0.30%) Spanish Language
18 18 (0.28%) Dutch Language
18 18 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 1468 (23.14%) Analyst
2 801 (12.63%) Support Engineer
3 626 (9.87%) Support Analyst
4 568 (8.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 538 (8.48%) Service Analyst
6 523 (8.24%) Service Desk Analyst
7 510 (8.04%) Desktop Support
8 424 (6.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 338 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
10 336 (5.30%) Consultant
11 320 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
12 305 (4.81%) Administrator
13 286 (4.51%) Architect
14 265 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
15 217 (3.42%) IT Support
16 196 (3.09%) Server Engineer
17 182 (2.87%) Help Desk Analyst
18 168 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 163 (2.57%) Systems Administrator
20 154 (2.43%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (3.12%) .NET
2 102 (1.61%) Application Packaging
3 95 (1.50%) Web Services
4 67 (1.06%) HTML
5 66 (1.04%) XML
5 66 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 53 (0.84%) Middleware
7 49 (0.77%) CSS
8 37 (0.58%) jQuery
9 34 (0.54%) WCF
10 29 (0.46%) Software Packaging
11 27 (0.43%) .NET Framework
12 26 (0.41%) HTML5
13 16 (0.25%) JSON
13 16 (0.25%) SOAP
14 15 (0.24%) MSMQ
15 14 (0.22%) Ajax
15 14 (0.22%) Java EE
16 13 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
16 13 (0.20%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 648 (10.21%) Blackberry
2 270 (4.26%) Clustering
3 137 (2.16%) Replication
4 120 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 114 (1.80%) PKI
6 106 (1.67%) iPhone
7 95 (1.50%) Thin Client
7 95 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 78 (1.23%) NHS
9 70 (1.10%) iPad
10 69 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
11 62 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 61 (0.96%) Computer Science
13 45 (0.71%) Handset
14 41 (0.65%) Client/Server
15 37 (0.58%) PDA
16 31 (0.49%) Open Source
17 30 (0.47%) AS400
18 29 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
19 27 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5066 (79.85%) Windows
2 1946 (30.67%) Windows 7
3 1830 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1363 (21.48%) Windows XP
5 1339 (21.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 642 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 473 (7.46%) Linux
8 335 (5.28%) Windows 8
9 254 (4.00%) UNIX
10 157 (2.47%) Windows Vista
11 126 (1.99%) Windows 2000
12 123 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 93 (1.47%) Android
14 81 (1.28%) Apple iOS
15 79 (1.25%) Solaris
15 79 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
16 46 (0.73%) Mac OS X
17 40 (0.63%) AIX
18 38 (0.60%) CentOS
19 31 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1338 (21.09%) ITIL
2 596 (9.39%) Migration
3 263 (4.15%) Incident Management
4 220 (3.47%) Service Management
5 186 (2.93%) Project Management
6 184 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 176 (2.77%) Service Delivery
8 155 (2.44%) Change Management
9 130 (2.05%) Problem Management
9 130 (2.05%) Configuration Management
10 108 (1.70%) Load Balancing
11 91 (1.43%) PRINCE2
12 83 (1.31%) Capacity Planning
13 79 (1.25%) Asset Management
13 79 (1.25%) Change Control
14 76 (1.20%) Performance Tuning
15 74 (1.17%) E-Commerce
15 74 (1.17%) Document Management
16 72 (1.13%) Time Management
17 69 (1.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 686 (10.81%) SQL
2 628 (9.90%) PowerShell
3 231 (3.64%) VBScript
4 158 (2.49%) VB
5 96 (1.51%) C#
6 79 (1.25%) Perl
7 77 (1.21%) Java
8 68 (1.07%) C
9 62 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 56 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 55 (0.87%) JavaScript
12 42 (0.66%) Python
13 28 (0.44%) VBA
14 26 (0.41%) PHP
14 26 (0.41%) Bash Shell
15 21 (0.33%) Korn
16 15 (0.24%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.20%) Ruby
18 7 (0.11%) C++
19 6 (0.095%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 719 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 679 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 520 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 443 (6.98%) MCSE
5 235 (3.70%) MCP
6 173 (2.73%) Degree
7 166 (2.62%) MCITP
8 154 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
9 150 (2.36%) DV Cleared
10 124 (1.95%) MCSA
11 121 (1.91%) CCNA
12 100 (1.58%) MCTS
13 94 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 89 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
15 71 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
16 61 (0.96%) CCNP
17 57 (0.90%) CISSP
18 50 (0.79%) CCA
19 46 (0.73%) MCDST
20 33 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 384 (6.05%) SLA
2 76 (1.20%) QA
3 43 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 27 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.095%) COBIT
8 5 (0.079%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.047%) BS7799
10 2 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.032%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.016%) BS25999
11 1 (0.016%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 946 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 520 (8.20%) XenApp
3 417 (6.57%) vSphere
4 347 (5.47%) Hyper-V
5 219 (3.45%) VMware ESX
6 181 (2.85%) XenDesktop
7 179 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 150 (2.36%) XenServer
9 124 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 119 (1.88%) Terminal Services
11 70 (1.10%) ISA Server
12 67 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 64 (1.01%) NFS
14 49 (0.77%) Xen
15 48 (0.76%) UAG
16 40 (0.63%) vCloud
16 40 (0.63%) VMware Server
17 31 (0.49%) Terminal Server
18 28 (0.44%) DFS Replication
19 25 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 972 (15.32%) SCCM
2 307 (4.84%) SCOM
3 146 (2.30%) Backup Exec
4 130 (2.05%) WSUS
5 115 (1.81%) NetBackup
6 79 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 65 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 65 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 64 (1.01%) HP SIM
9 48 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 46 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
11 43 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 39 (0.61%) Control-M
12 39 (0.61%) Tivoli
13 38 (0.60%) Nagios
14 36 (0.57%) OpenView
15 35 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 35 (0.55%) ARCserve
16 31 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
17 28 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2785 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 1831 (28.86%) VMware
3 1502 (23.68%) Citrix
4 714 (11.25%) Cisco
5 682 (10.75%) HP
6 259 (4.08%) Symantec
7 228 (3.59%) Oracle
8 221 (3.48%) Dell
9 212 (3.34%) NetApp
10 186 (2.93%) Remedy
11 163 (2.57%) IBM
12 161 (2.54%) EMC
13 156 (2.46%) Lotus
14 140 (2.21%) McAfee
15 139 (2.19%) Altiris
16 128 (2.02%) Red Hat
17 119 (1.88%) Apple
18 111 (1.75%) CheckPoint
19 95 (1.50%) Sophos
20 88 (1.39%) AppSense
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