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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 207 154 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.05% 5.49% 6.27%
As % of the System Software category 62.54% 65.25% 64.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 59
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £171 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 31
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.60 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 £27.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
331 236 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.27% 8.41% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 102 100
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 37
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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
Reading +8 108 £230 -24.89% 26
Bracknell +11 34 £241 -23.16% 2
Maidenhead +13 16 £398 +15.21% 11
Slough +2 13 £375 +96.07% 5
Wokingham - 6 £400 -
Windsor - 2 £260 -
Ascot - - - -
Thatcham - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 292 (77.25%) Windows
2 176 (46.56%) Microsoft
3 124 (32.80%) Windows 7
4 98 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (24.34%) VMware
6 90 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 86 (22.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 79 (20.90%) MS Exchange
9 71 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 70 (18.52%) SCCM
11 63 (16.67%) DV Cleared
11 63 (16.67%) DNS
11 63 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 63 (16.67%) ITIL
12 59 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
13 56 (14.81%) MS Office
14 49 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 45 (11.90%) SQL
16 44 (11.64%) SharePoint
16 44 (11.64%) Hyper-V
17 43 (11.38%) MCSE
18 42 (11.11%) SC Cleared
19 41 (10.85%) Lync
19 41 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
19 41 (10.85%) Migration
20 40 (10.58%) TCP/IP
20 40 (10.58%) Cisco
20 40 (10.58%) HP
20 40 (10.58%) Citrix
21 38 (10.05%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 79 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 44 (11.64%) SharePoint
3 41 (10.85%) Lync
3 41 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (6.08%) IIS
5 18 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (4.23%) SharePoint Server
8 13 (3.44%) IBM Notes
9 12 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (2.12%) GroupWise
14 7 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.06%) Live Communications Server
16 3 (0.79%) Documentum
Applications
1 63 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 56 (14.81%) MS Office
3 20 (5.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.97%) Office 365
2 13 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.53%) IaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (16.67%) DNS
2 40 (10.58%) TCP/IP
3 38 (10.05%) Firewall
4 34 (8.99%) DHCP
5 31 (8.20%) LAN
6 27 (7.14%) WAN
7 24 (6.35%) VoIP
7 24 (6.35%) VPN
7 24 (6.35%) SAN
8 18 (4.76%) SMTP
9 14 (3.70%) MPLS
10 11 (2.91%) HTTP
11 10 (2.65%) PBX
12 9 (2.38%) Unified Communications
13 8 (2.12%) Internet
14 7 (1.85%) PSTN
14 7 (1.85%) POP3
14 7 (1.85%) IMAP
15 6 (1.59%) Cisco ICM
15 6 (1.59%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.53%) MySQL
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.26%) MS Access
4 1 (0.26%) DTS
4 1 (0.26%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.65%) StarTeam
2 4 (1.06%) MSI
3 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.26%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 21 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.23%) Finance
3 11 (2.91%) Retail
4 6 (1.59%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.79%) Banking
6 3 (0.79%) French Language
7 2 (0.53%) Publishing
7 2 (0.53%) Automotive
7 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 80 (21.16%) Support Engineer
2 45 (11.90%) Analyst
3 34 (8.99%) Architect
4 31 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (7.14%) Consultant
6 26 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.82%) Server Engineer
8 21 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 20 (5.29%) Field Engineer
9 20 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (5.03%) Administrator
10 19 (5.03%) Desktop Support
10 19 (5.03%) Desktop Engineer
11 18 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (4.76%) Service Analyst
12 15 (3.97%) Support Analyst
12 15 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.70%) Rollout Engineer
13 14 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 13 (3.44%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.03%) .NET
2 12 (3.17%) Application Packaging
3 9 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.85%) XML
5 5 (1.32%) Software Packaging
6 4 (1.06%) Web Services
7 3 (0.79%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.79%) COM+
8 2 (0.53%) DCOM
8 2 (0.53%) SOAP
8 2 (0.53%) COM
8 2 (0.53%) XSL
8 2 (0.53%) WSDL
9 1 (0.26%) SAML
9 1 (0.26%) HTML
9 1 (0.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.61%) Clustering
2 14 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.12%) Replication
3 8 (2.12%) PKI
4 7 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 6 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.06%) iPhone
7 4 (1.06%) IVR
8 3 (0.79%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.79%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.53%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.53%) iPad
9 2 (0.53%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.53%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.53%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.26%) Kindle
10 1 (0.26%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 292 (77.25%) Windows
2 124 (32.80%) Windows 7
3 98 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (22.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (8.47%) Windows XP
7 28 (7.41%) Linux
8 20 (5.29%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.23%) UNIX
10 10 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.26%) Android
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.67%) ITIL
2 41 (10.85%) Migration
3 32 (8.47%) Configuration Management
4 29 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (6.35%) Service Management
6 22 (5.82%) Customer Engagement
7 16 (4.23%) CRM
8 14 (3.70%) Project Management
9 9 (2.38%) Service Delivery
9 9 (2.38%) SOA
9 9 (2.38%) Network Management
9 9 (2.38%) Validation
10 7 (1.85%) Network Design
11 6 (1.59%) Incident Management
11 6 (1.59%) Problem Management
11 6 (1.59%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (1.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (1.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (1.06%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.90%) SQL
2 38 (10.05%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.14%) VB
4 20 (5.29%) VBScript
5 7 (1.85%) C
6 6 (1.59%) C#
7 5 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.06%) Perl
8 4 (1.06%) C++
9 3 (0.79%) Java
10 2 (0.53%) Python
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) Korn
11 1 (0.26%) XPath
11 1 (0.26%) VBA
11 1 (0.26%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 90 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 71 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 43 (11.38%) MCSE
5 42 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 27 (7.14%) MCITP
6 27 (7.14%) MCP
7 22 (5.82%) Degree
8 20 (5.29%) MCTS
9 6 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.32%) MCSA
11 4 (1.06%) HNC
11 4 (1.06%) CCNA
11 4 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.79%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.79%) MCSD
13 2 (0.53%) PhD
13 2 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.53%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.94%) SLA
2 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (11.64%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.50%) vSphere
4 10 (2.65%) XenApp
5 9 (2.38%) Terminal Services
6 8 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.53%) vCloud
8 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.26%) XenServer
9 1 (0.26%) NLBS
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.26%) NFS
9 1 (0.26%) NDS
9 1 (0.26%) Firmware
9 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 70 (18.52%) SCCM
2 26 (6.88%) SCOM
3 14 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
5 11 (2.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.85%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.32%) Nagios
7 5 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.06%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.06%) SCSM
9 3 (0.79%) vMotion
9 3 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.79%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.53%) Puppet
10 2 (0.53%) MOM
10 2 (0.53%) WMI
10 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.26%) WSUS
11 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 176 (46.56%) Microsoft
2 92 (24.34%) VMware
3 40 (10.58%) HP
3 40 (10.58%) Cisco
3 40 (10.58%) Citrix
4 16 (4.23%) Oracle
4 16 (4.23%) Remedy
5 15 (3.97%) Lotus
6 14 (3.70%) Symantec
7 12 (3.17%) Avaya
7 12 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.91%) CheckPoint
9 10 (2.65%) Borland
10 9 (2.38%) Novell
10 9 (2.38%) Dell
11 6 (1.59%) IBM
12 5 (1.32%) EMC
12 5 (1.32%) CA
12 5 (1.32%) Verint
13 4 (1.06%) 3PAR
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