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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 69 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 10.50% 5.65% 4.38%
As % of the System Software category 81.18% 54.55% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 10
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£350 £361 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% +48.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £224 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £430 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.03 £26.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £41.25 £14.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
85 66 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 12.94% 10.36% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 33
Average daily rate £350 £380 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 6
Average hourly rate £20.19 £37.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.17% +167.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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
Swindon +14 44 £360 +1.40% 1
Corsham - 5 £325 -
Chippenham +1 2 - -
Salisbury +8 1 - - 1
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 111 (81.62%) Windows
2 71 (52.21%) Microsoft
3 52 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (36.03%) VMware
5 48 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 39 (28.68%) Windows 7
7 34 (25.00%) SQL
7 34 (25.00%) ITIL
8 33 (24.26%) SC Cleared
9 32 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (21.32%) MS Exchange
11 26 (19.12%) Windows XP
12 24 (17.65%) MS Office
13 22 (16.18%) Linux
14 21 (15.44%) Oracle
14 21 (15.44%) TCP/IP
15 20 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (13.97%) Cisco
17 17 (12.50%) RHCE
17 17 (12.50%) SCCM
18 16 (11.76%) DV Cleared
18 16 (11.76%) MS Excel
18 16 (11.76%) Solaris
19 15 (11.03%) Lotus
19 15 (11.03%) IBM Notes
19 15 (11.03%) Data Centre
19 15 (11.03%) Office 365
20 14 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2013
20 14 (10.29%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 29 (21.32%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.03%) IBM Notes
3 14 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (7.35%) IIS
5 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.88%) Lync
6 8 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.47%) Apache
8 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (17.65%) MS Office
2 16 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.03%) Office 365
2 2 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.44%) TCP/IP
2 14 (10.29%) Firewall
3 11 (8.09%) DNS
4 9 (6.62%) DHCP
5 6 (4.41%) SAN
6 5 (3.68%) LAN
6 5 (3.68%) WAN
7 4 (2.94%) NAS
7 4 (2.94%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.21%) Internet
8 3 (2.21%) Multicast
8 3 (2.21%) VLAN
9 2 (1.47%) Network Security
9 2 (1.47%) VoIP
10 1 (0.74%) WLAN
10 1 (0.74%) HTTP
10 1 (0.74%) MPLS
10 1 (0.74%) SSL
10 1 (0.74%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.74%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (5.88%) Finance
2 7 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.47%) Law
3 2 (1.47%) Legal
3 2 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.38%) Support Engineer
2 17 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 16 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 16 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (11.03%) Designer
5 12 (8.82%) Senior Designer
5 12 (8.82%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Analyst
6 11 (8.09%) Technical Support
7 10 (7.35%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (7.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) Administrator
9 8 (5.88%) Consultant
9 8 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.94%) .NET
1 4 (2.94%) Web Services
2 3 (2.21%) XML
2 3 (2.21%) J2EE
2 3 (2.21%) HTML
3 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.47%) LINQ
3 2 (1.47%) jQuery
3 2 (1.47%) AppFabric
3 2 (1.47%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.47%) CSS
3 2 (1.47%) SOAP
3 2 (1.47%) XSLT
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.41%) Thin Client
2 6 (4.41%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.21%) User Experience
3 3 (2.21%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.47%) Clustering
4 2 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.74%) BYOD
5 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.74%) Replication
5 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 111 (81.62%) Windows
2 52 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (28.68%) Windows 7
4 32 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (19.12%) Windows XP
6 22 (16.18%) Linux
7 20 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (11.76%) Solaris
9 6 (4.41%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.94%) UNIX
11 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.74%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.74%) Android
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.00%) ITIL
2 11 (8.09%) Migration
3 10 (7.35%) PRINCE
3 10 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (5.15%) Release Management
5 5 (3.68%) Data Protection
5 5 (3.68%) Asset Management
5 5 (3.68%) Information Security
6 4 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (2.94%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.21%) Service Management
7 3 (2.21%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.47%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.47%) Password Management
8 2 (1.47%) MVC
8 2 (1.47%) ETL
8 2 (1.47%) Test Planning
8 2 (1.47%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.47%) WFM
8 2 (1.47%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (8.82%) Perl
3 11 (8.09%) VBScript
4 10 (7.35%) VB
4 10 (7.35%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.21%) C#
5 3 (2.21%) Java
6 2 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 33 (24.26%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.50%) RHCE
4 16 (11.76%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.94%) MCSE
6 2 (1.47%) MCSA
6 2 (1.47%) ISEB
6 2 (1.47%) CISM
6 2 (1.47%) MOS
6 2 (1.47%) MCITP
6 2 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 20 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (8.82%) Samba
3 9 (6.62%) VMware Workstation
3 9 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.94%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.21%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.47%) Snort
8 1 (0.74%) Xen
8 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.74%) vSphere
8 1 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.74%) XenApp
8 1 (0.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (12.50%) SCCM
2 10 (7.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (7.35%) WSUS
3 6 (4.41%) SCOM
3 6 (4.41%) Puppet
4 4 (2.94%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.21%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.21%) SCSM
6 2 (1.47%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.74%) WMI
Vendors
1 71 (52.21%) Microsoft
2 49 (36.03%) VMware
3 21 (15.44%) Oracle
4 19 (13.97%) Cisco
5 15 (11.03%) Lotus
6 12 (8.82%) Sun
6 12 (8.82%) McAfee
7 6 (4.41%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.68%) Citrix
9 4 (2.94%) Dell
9 4 (2.94%) Google
9 4 (2.94%) Brocade
10 3 (2.21%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.47%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.47%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.47%) Juniper
11 2 (1.47%) Nokia
11 2 (1.47%) HP
12 1 (0.74%) IBM
12 1 (0.74%) Apple