The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 5.01% 6.07% 5.66%
As % of the System Software category 49.32% 60.78% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 11
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£388 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.25 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £12.40 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 £25.40 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -3.33%
Active Directory
South West

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

System Software Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
73 51 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 10.15% 9.98% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 21
Average daily rate £388 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.16% -24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £141 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £591 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Average hourly rate £39.38 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.13% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.40 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £131.00
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 Wiltshire

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Swindon 0 22 £400 +100.00% 1
Trowbridge - 1 £355 - 1
Chippenham - - - - 8
Corsham - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 75 (86.21%) Windows
2 62 (71.26%) Microsoft
3 38 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (42.53%) Security Cleared
5 35 (40.23%) DNS
5 35 (40.23%) VMware
6 32 (36.78%) DHCP
6 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (36.78%) MS Excel
7 28 (32.18%) ITIL
7 28 (32.18%) HP
7 28 (32.18%) Windows 7
8 26 (29.89%) DV Cleared
9 25 (28.74%) Windows XP
10 24 (27.59%) MS Exchange
11 22 (25.29%) Symantec
11 22 (25.29%) Telecoms
12 21 (24.14%) Firewall
12 21 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 18 (20.69%) SCCM
14 17 (19.54%) SC Cleared
14 17 (19.54%) SLA
14 17 (19.54%) Linux
15 15 (17.24%) NetBackup
15 15 (17.24%) HP SIM
16 13 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (14.94%) Cisco
17 12 (13.79%) Capacity Management
18 11 (12.64%) 3PAR
18 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 24 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (11.49%) IIS
4 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.05%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
7 4 (4.60%) Lync
8 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (36.78%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.49%) MS Office
3 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (40.23%) DNS
2 32 (36.78%) DHCP
3 21 (24.14%) Firewall
4 8 (9.20%) VPN
5 5 (5.75%) Wireless
5 5 (5.75%) LAN
6 4 (4.60%) WAN
6 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.45%) SMTP
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.30%) Internet
8 2 (2.30%) LDAP
8 2 (2.30%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.15%) VoIP
9 1 (1.15%) VLAN
9 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.15%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MSI
2 2 (2.30%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.15%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (25.29%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Administrator
2 15 (17.24%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (13.79%) Consultant
4 11 (12.64%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Storage Administrator
4 11 (12.64%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.05%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Architect
6 6 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.75%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Designer
8 4 (4.60%) Active Directory Specialist
8 4 (4.60%) Designer
9 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) SOAP
2 2 (2.30%) Web Services
2 2 (2.30%) XML
2 2 (2.30%) MSMQ
2 2 (2.30%) SAML
2 2 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.30%) WCF
2 2 (2.30%) OAuth
2 2 (2.30%) XACML
2 2 (2.30%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (1.15%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Blackberry
1 4 (4.60%) PDA
2 3 (3.45%) iPhone
2 3 (3.45%) iPad
3 2 (2.30%) CMDB
3 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.30%) IVR
3 2 (2.30%) PKI
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 75 (86.21%) Windows
2 38 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (32.18%) Windows 7
5 25 (28.74%) Windows XP
6 17 (19.54%) Linux
7 11 (12.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (6.90%) UNIX
9 6 (6.90%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (4.60%) Windows NT
11 3 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.18%) ITIL
2 12 (13.79%) Capacity Management
3 11 (12.64%) Migration
4 9 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 6 (6.90%) System Testing
5 6 (6.90%) Identity Management
6 4 (4.60%) ArchiMate
6 4 (4.60%) DoDAF
6 4 (4.60%) MODAF
6 4 (4.60%) SysML
6 4 (4.60%) UML
6 4 (4.60%) SSADM
7 3 (3.45%) CAD
7 3 (3.45%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.30%) Network Management
8 2 (2.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.30%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.30%) Service Management
8 2 (2.30%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.15%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) VBScript
2 9 (10.34%) SQL
3 8 (9.20%) VB
4 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.45%) Java
7 2 (2.30%) C
8 1 (1.15%) C#
8 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (42.53%) Security Cleared
2 26 (29.89%) DV Cleared
3 17 (19.54%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.60%) CCNP
7 3 (3.45%) MCSE
7 3 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.15%) MCSA
8 1 (1.15%) MCP
8 1 (1.15%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.54%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (12.64%) vSphere
2 9 (10.34%) XenDesktop
3 8 (9.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.60%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (4.60%) XenApp
7 3 (3.45%) MetaFrame
7 3 (3.45%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.45%) UAG
8 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.15%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 21 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 18 (20.69%) SCCM
3 15 (17.24%) NetBackup
3 15 (17.24%) HP SIM
4 10 (11.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (9.20%) SCOM
6 6 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.30%) MIIS
7 2 (2.30%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 62 (71.26%) Microsoft
2 35 (40.23%) VMware
3 28 (32.18%) HP
4 22 (25.29%) Symantec
5 13 (14.94%) Cisco
6 11 (12.64%) 3PAR
7 10 (11.49%) Citrix
8 7 (8.05%) McAfee
9 5 (5.75%) Computacenter
9 5 (5.75%) Dell
10 4 (4.60%) IBM
10 4 (4.60%) Brocade
10 4 (4.60%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.45%) Sophos
11 3 (3.45%) Remedy
11 3 (3.45%) Avaya
12 2 (2.30%) Unisys
12 2 (2.30%) AppSense
13 1 (1.15%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.15%) Oracle