The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 11 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 177 243 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.63% 9.35% 5.50%
As % of the System Software category 60.00% 74.31% 66.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 116 45
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£338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £172 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 38
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.69 £11.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £27.38 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.30 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.96% -4.68%
Active Directory
South 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 Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
295 327 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.05% 12.58% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 151 85
Average daily rate £400 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £155 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £433 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.80 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £28.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Reading +4 97 £290 -27.50% 15
Bracknell -5 21 £375 -11.76% 5
Newbury +9 9 £300 -31.42% 4
Slough -23 7 £450 +76.47% 3
Maidenhead -17 6 £400 - 4
Hungerford - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 249 (66.94%) Windows
2 167 (44.89%) Microsoft
3 105 (28.23%) Windows 7
4 93 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (24.73%) Security Cleared
6 85 (22.85%) VMware
7 79 (21.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 74 (19.89%) SQL
9 73 (19.62%) MS Exchange
10 72 (19.35%) DNS
11 68 (18.28%) Citrix
12 63 (16.94%) ITIL
13 61 (16.40%) MS Excel
14 56 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
15 55 (14.78%) DV Cleared
16 54 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
17 51 (13.71%) DHCP
18 50 (13.44%) TCP/IP
19 49 (13.17%) Windows XP
19 49 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
20 48 (12.90%) Lync
20 48 (12.90%) SC Cleared
21 47 (12.63%) HP
22 45 (12.10%) Hyper-V
22 45 (12.10%) SCCM
23 44 (11.83%) PowerShell
24 43 (11.56%) MCSE
24 43 (11.56%) MS Office
25 42 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
26 41 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2013

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 73 (19.62%) MS Exchange
2 48 (12.90%) Lync
3 41 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 39 (10.48%) SharePoint
5 30 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (7.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 28 (7.53%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (7.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 24 (6.45%) IIS
9 17 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.34%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
13 3 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.81%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 2 (0.54%) Live Communications Server
15 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 61 (16.40%) MS Excel
2 43 (11.56%) MS Office
3 12 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (7.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (6.99%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) assyst
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.99%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.15%) Office 365
3 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.08%) IaaS
5 3 (0.81%) SaaS
5 3 (0.81%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (19.35%) DNS
2 51 (13.71%) DHCP
3 50 (13.44%) TCP/IP
4 27 (7.26%) Internet
4 27 (7.26%) SAN
4 27 (7.26%) Firewall
5 26 (6.99%) LAN
5 26 (6.99%) WAN
6 20 (5.38%) VPN
7 13 (3.49%) VoIP
8 11 (2.96%) DMZ
9 7 (1.88%) FTP
9 7 (1.88%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.61%) Wireless
11 4 (1.08%) LDAP
11 4 (1.08%) MPLS
12 3 (0.81%) IPsec
12 3 (0.81%) POP3
12 3 (0.81%) WLAN
12 3 (0.81%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.27%) IDOL
5 1 (0.27%) DTS
5 1 (0.27%) MS Access
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.08%) StarTeam
1 4 (1.08%) MSI
2 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.27%) PVCS
2 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
General
1 20 (5.38%) Finance
2 15 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.61%) Retail
4 5 (1.34%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.08%) Banking
6 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.54%) Publishing
7 2 (0.54%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (13.98%) Support Engineer
2 45 (12.10%) Architect
3 44 (11.83%) Analyst
4 31 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 28 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (5.91%) Consultant
8 20 (5.38%) Service Analyst
8 20 (5.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 19 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
9 19 (5.11%) Field Engineer
10 16 (4.30%) Support Analyst
11 15 (4.03%) Desktop Support
11 15 (4.03%) Administrator
12 14 (3.76%) Rollout Engineer
13 13 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (3.49%) IT Support
13 13 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.49%) Server Engineer
14 12 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.60%) .NET
2 25 (6.72%) Application Packaging
3 9 (2.42%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.15%) Software Packaging
4 8 (2.15%) DCOM
5 5 (1.34%) XML
6 4 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.81%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.81%) Web Services
8 2 (0.54%) COM+
9 1 (0.27%) SAML
9 1 (0.27%) MAPI
9 1 (0.27%) HTML
9 1 (0.27%) XSL
9 1 (0.27%) COM
9 1 (0.27%) jQuery
9 1 (0.27%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.41%) Clustering
2 14 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.76%) PKI
3 10 (2.69%) Fat Client
3 10 (2.69%) Thin Client
3 10 (2.69%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.15%) Replication
5 6 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.81%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.54%) Blog
8 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.54%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.27%) Handset
9 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 249 (66.94%) Windows
2 105 (28.23%) Windows 7
3 93 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (21.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (13.17%) Windows XP
5 49 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (9.41%) Linux
7 23 (6.18%) UNIX
8 21 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (4.03%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.27%) VMS
11 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.94%) ITIL
2 42 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (8.87%) Migration
4 28 (7.53%) CRM
5 20 (5.38%) Configuration Management
5 20 (5.38%) Service Management
6 17 (4.57%) SOA
7 14 (3.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (2.96%) Time Management
8 11 (2.96%) Incident Management
9 9 (2.42%) Validation
10 7 (1.88%) Workflow
11 6 (1.61%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (1.61%) Change Management
12 5 (1.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (1.34%) Project Management
12 5 (1.34%) Fault Management
12 5 (1.34%) Network Design
12 5 (1.34%) Load Balancing
13 4 (1.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 74 (19.89%) SQL
2 44 (11.83%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.91%) VB
4 17 (4.57%) VBScript
5 15 (4.03%) C#
6 14 (3.76%) Perl
7 13 (3.49%) C
8 12 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.42%) Korn
9 9 (2.42%) Bourne shell
10 4 (1.08%) C++
10 4 (1.08%) Java
10 4 (1.08%) Python
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.27%) VBA
11 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (24.73%) Security Cleared
2 56 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (14.78%) DV Cleared
4 48 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 43 (11.56%) MCSE
6 18 (4.84%) MCP
7 16 (4.30%) Degree
7 16 (4.30%) MCITP
8 11 (2.96%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (2.42%) HNC
10 9 (2.42%) CCA
11 7 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.61%) MCTS
13 4 (1.08%) MCSA
13 4 (1.08%) CCNP
13 4 (1.08%) CCNA
14 3 (0.81%) RHCSA
15 2 (0.54%) CCIA
15 2 (0.54%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.75%) SLA
2 8 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.54%) COBIT
3 2 (0.54%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (12.10%) Hyper-V
3 18 (4.84%) vSphere
4 16 (4.30%) XenApp
5 10 (2.69%) NFS
6 9 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.88%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.61%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.34%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.81%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.81%) vCloud
11 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.54%) Xen
11 2 (0.54%) XenServer
11 2 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.27%) Firmware
12 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.27%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 45 (12.10%) SCCM
2 20 (5.38%) SCOM
2 20 (5.38%) NetBackup
3 13 (3.49%) Nagios
4 9 (2.42%) WMI
5 8 (2.15%) WSUS
6 6 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.34%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.08%) SCSM
9 3 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.27%) Netcool
10 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.27%) Puppet
10 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.27%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 167 (44.89%) Microsoft
2 85 (22.85%) VMware
3 68 (18.28%) Citrix
4 47 (12.63%) HP
5 28 (7.53%) Red Hat
6 25 (6.72%) Cisco
7 22 (5.91%) Symantec
8 21 (5.65%) Remedy
9 15 (4.03%) EMC
10 13 (3.49%) CA
11 11 (2.96%) NetApp
11 11 (2.96%) Isilon
12 9 (2.42%) Altiris
12 9 (2.42%) Oracle
13 8 (2.15%) Veritas
14 7 (1.88%) Dell
15 6 (1.61%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.61%) Lotus
16 5 (1.34%) IBM
17 4 (1.08%) Borland
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