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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 115 156 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.10% 6.07% 7.54%
As % of the System Software category 45.82% 58.43% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 68 81
Median daily rate £361 £304 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £154 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 20
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.78 £15.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.17% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.90 £27.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
251 267 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.13% 10.39% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 135 111
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +14.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.90 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 37 £313 -19.35% 18
Bracknell +12 33 £275 +15.78% 3
Maidenhead +2 10 £360 +9.50% 1
Slough 0 9 £363 +16.00% 5
Newbury -6 3 £308 -25.45% 3
Wokingham -9 3 £410 +92.94% 2
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 201 (76.43%) Windows
2 145 (55.13%) Microsoft
3 128 (48.67%) Windows Server
4 79 (30.04%) Security Cleared
5 71 (27.00%) MS Exchange
6 62 (23.57%) VMware
7 58 (22.05%) DNS
8 56 (21.29%) MS Office
9 55 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (20.53%) MS Excel
11 52 (19.77%) PowerShell
11 52 (19.77%) SC Cleared
11 52 (19.77%) Windows 7
12 51 (19.39%) Office 365
13 49 (18.63%) SQL
14 44 (16.73%) Microsoft Azure
15 43 (16.35%) SQL Server
16 41 (15.59%) Oracle
17 40 (15.21%) SharePoint
18 39 (14.83%) Migration
19 38 (14.45%) HP
20 37 (14.07%) Windows Server 2003
21 36 (13.69%) SLA
21 36 (13.69%) Citrix
21 36 (13.69%) ITIL
21 36 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
21 36 (13.69%) SCCM
22 34 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
23 30 (11.41%) DHCP
24 28 (10.65%) Windows XP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 71 (27.00%) MS Exchange
2 40 (15.21%) SharePoint
3 20 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (6.46%) IIS
5 17 (6.46%) Skype for Business
6 15 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (4.18%) Live Communications Server
8 6 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.90%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.14%) Documentum
10 3 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.76%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 56 (21.29%) MS Office
2 54 (20.53%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 51 (19.39%) Office 365
2 44 (16.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (8.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.90%) IaaS
4 5 (1.90%) SaaS
5 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.14%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.14%) PaaS
6 2 (0.76%) Boomi
6 2 (0.76%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.38%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (22.05%) DNS
2 30 (11.41%) DHCP
3 25 (9.51%) SAN
4 20 (7.60%) LAN
5 18 (6.84%) TCP/IP
6 17 (6.46%) WAN
7 15 (5.70%) VPN
8 13 (4.94%) Skype
9 12 (4.56%) Firewall
10 11 (4.18%) LDAP
10 11 (4.18%) SMTP
11 9 (3.42%) VoIP
12 8 (3.04%) Internet
13 7 (2.66%) Unified Communications
14 6 (2.28%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.28%) MPLS
15 5 (1.90%) HTTP
15 5 (1.90%) Kerberos
15 5 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.94%) MS Access
3 9 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.28%) EDRMS
4 6 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (0.38%) Cognos Connection
9 1 (0.38%) Cognos Query Studio
9 1 (0.38%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.38%) DocumentDB
9 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) MSI
2 2 (0.76%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.38%) Subversion
3 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 16 (6.08%) Finance
2 9 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.04%) Retail
4 7 (2.66%) Electronics
5 6 (2.28%) French Language
5 6 (2.28%) German Language
5 6 (2.28%) Portuguese Language
5 6 (2.28%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.14%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (30.42%) Support Engineer
2 35 (13.31%) Consultant
3 32 (12.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 28 (10.65%) Architect
5 27 (10.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 23 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (8.75%) Web Engineer
6 23 (8.75%) Web Support Engineer
7 21 (7.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 19 (7.22%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (7.22%) Desktop Support
9 15 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (5.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (5.70%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (5.32%) Analyst
11 12 (4.56%) Active Directory Consultant
12 11 (4.18%) IT Support
13 10 (3.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 10 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
14 9 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.60%) Flash
2 10 (3.80%) .NET
3 8 (3.04%) XML
4 7 (2.66%) SAML
5 5 (1.90%) ADO.NET
5 5 (1.90%) OAuth2
6 4 (1.52%) Middleware
6 4 (1.52%) Web Services
7 3 (1.14%) DCOM
7 3 (1.14%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.76%) AppFabric
8 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.76%) COM
8 2 (0.76%) HTML
8 2 (0.76%) JDBC
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.76%) REST
8 2 (0.76%) SOAP
9 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.60%) Clustering
2 17 (6.46%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.18%) Fat Client
3 11 (4.18%) Statistics
3 11 (4.18%) Thin Client
4 9 (3.42%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.42%) PKI
5 8 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.76%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.76%) FMCG
7 2 (0.76%) iPhone
7 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.76%) Replication
7 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.38%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.38%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.38%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 201 (76.43%) Windows
2 128 (48.67%) Windows Server
3 55 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (19.77%) Windows 7
5 37 (14.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (10.65%) Windows XP
8 20 (7.60%) Linux
9 14 (5.32%) Windows 10
10 13 (4.94%) Unix
10 13 (4.94%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.42%) Solaris
12 8 (3.04%) Android
13 5 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.76%) AIX
15 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.76%) VMS
16 1 (0.38%) CentOS
16 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.83%) Migration
2 36 (13.69%) ITIL
3 20 (7.60%) Time Management
4 19 (7.22%) Problem Management
5 18 (6.84%) Identity Management
6 9 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (3.42%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.04%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (3.04%) Presales
8 7 (2.66%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (2.66%) Data Centre Operations
8 7 (2.66%) High Availability
8 7 (2.66%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (2.66%) Mentoring
8 7 (2.66%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 6 (2.28%) CRM
9 6 (2.28%) Data Modelling
9 6 (2.28%) Data Protection
9 6 (2.28%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.28%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.77%) PowerShell
2 49 (18.63%) SQL
3 24 (9.13%) Java
4 11 (4.18%) VBScript
5 10 (3.80%) VB
6 6 (2.28%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.90%) C#
8 3 (1.14%) Python
8 3 (1.14%) Ruby
8 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.76%) C++
9 2 (0.76%) Groovy
9 2 (0.76%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 79 (30.04%) Security Cleared
2 52 (19.77%) SC Cleared
3 27 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (9.89%) DV Cleared
5 16 (6.08%) Degree
6 13 (4.94%) MCSE
7 8 (3.04%) MCP
7 8 (3.04%) MCTS
8 6 (2.28%) MCITP
9 3 (1.14%) MCAD
9 3 (1.14%) MCPD
10 2 (0.76%) CCNA
10 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.76%) CISMP
10 2 (0.76%) CRISC
11 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.69%) SLA
2 6 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 36 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.84%) Hyper-V
2 18 (6.84%) ISA Server
3 10 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (3.80%) vSphere
4 9 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.42%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.90%) XenApp
6 4 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.52%) XenServer
7 3 (1.14%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.14%) vCloud
7 3 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.38%) Docker
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.38%) UAG
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (13.69%) SCCM
2 24 (9.13%) NetBackup
3 22 (8.37%) WSUS
4 19 (7.22%) SCOM
5 17 (6.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (5.70%) Netcool
7 10 (3.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (3.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 8 (3.04%) Unicenter
10 7 (2.66%) AirWatch
10 7 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (2.28%) WMI
12 5 (1.90%) Backup Exec
13 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
14 2 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.76%) Perfmon
14 2 (0.76%) SCVMM
14 2 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 145 (55.13%) Microsoft
2 62 (23.57%) VMware
3 41 (15.59%) Oracle
4 38 (14.45%) HP
5 36 (13.69%) Citrix
6 24 (9.13%) Cisco
7 19 (7.22%) EMC
8 18 (6.84%) Veritas
9 17 (6.46%) Fujitsu
9 17 (6.46%) Symantec
10 13 (4.94%) Meridio
11 9 (3.42%) Intel Security
11 9 (3.42%) MobileIron
12 7 (2.66%) Remedy
13 6 (2.28%) Dell
14 5 (1.90%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.90%) ServiceNow
15 4 (1.52%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.52%) NetApp
15 4 (1.52%) Veeam
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