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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 168 186 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.75% 7.27% 5.77%
As % of the System Software category 68.02% 71.81% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 82 66
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£300 £308 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 23
Average hourly rate £15.54 £22.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.17% +34.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £30.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
247 259 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.92% 10.12% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 110 116
Average daily rate £325 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 25
Average hourly rate £17.07 £23.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £30.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 100 £300 +1.69% 17
Bracknell -12 12 £150 -50.00% 3
Slough -10 8 - - 8
Maidenhead -9 7 £338 -3.57% 4
Newbury -4 3 £275 - 1
Wokingham - 2 £213 - 2
Windsor - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 259 (78.01%) Windows
2 130 (39.16%) Microsoft
3 104 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (29.52%) VMware
5 89 (26.81%) MS Exchange
6 84 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 79 (23.80%) Windows 7
8 73 (21.99%) DNS
9 69 (20.78%) Citrix
10 66 (19.88%) MS Excel
10 66 (19.88%) SQL Server
11 65 (19.58%) Security Cleared
12 61 (18.37%) Windows XP
13 60 (18.07%) ITIL
14 51 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (14.76%) SQL
15 49 (14.76%) DHCP
16 48 (14.46%) LAN
17 47 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 46 (13.86%) SCCM
19 44 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
19 44 (13.25%) Cisco
20 43 (12.95%) TCP/IP
20 43 (12.95%) VPN
21 42 (12.65%) MS Office
22 40 (12.05%) WAN
22 40 (12.05%) PowerShell
22 40 (12.05%) SC Cleared
23 35 (10.54%) Migration
24 34 (10.24%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 89 (26.81%) MS Exchange
2 31 (9.34%) IIS
3 30 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (5.42%) Lync
7 15 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.92%) IBM Notes
9 10 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.20%) Zimbra
11 4 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.30%) Apache
14 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
Applications
1 66 (19.88%) MS Excel
2 42 (12.65%) MS Office
3 5 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.52%) Office 365
2 10 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 73 (21.99%) DNS
2 49 (14.76%) DHCP
3 48 (14.46%) LAN
4 43 (12.95%) TCP/IP
4 43 (12.95%) VPN
5 40 (12.05%) WAN
6 34 (10.24%) Firewall
7 33 (9.94%) Internet
8 22 (6.63%) SAN
9 17 (5.12%) VoIP
9 17 (5.12%) LDAP
10 12 (3.61%) DMZ
10 12 (3.61%) Wireless
11 9 (2.71%) IPsec
11 9 (2.71%) WLAN
11 9 (2.71%) MPLS
12 8 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.51%) RTP
13 5 (1.51%) ISDN
13 5 (1.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.20%) MySQL
6 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.30%) IDOL
7 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.60%) MSBuild
1 2 (0.60%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.30%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.30%) MSI
2 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.30%) PVCS
2 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.30%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.30%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.30%) Subversion
2 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (3.31%) Finance
2 10 (3.01%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.51%) Publishing
4 4 (1.20%) Legal
5 3 (0.90%) Retail
6 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Military
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (14.76%) Support Engineer
2 41 (12.35%) Analyst
3 27 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (7.83%) Consultant
5 18 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (5.12%) Service Analyst
6 17 (5.12%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (4.52%) Architect
8 15 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.22%) Network Engineer
9 14 (4.22%) Administrator
10 13 (3.92%) Server Engineer
11 12 (3.61%) Desktop Support
12 11 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.31%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (3.31%) Field Engineer
12 11 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.31%) Rollout Engineer
13 10 (3.01%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.82%) .NET
2 10 (3.01%) DCOM
3 4 (1.20%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.20%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.90%) XML
4 3 (0.90%) HTML
4 3 (0.90%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.60%) JNDI
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.30%) XSL
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) Web Services
6 1 (0.30%) MAPI
6 1 (0.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.30%) jQuery
6 1 (0.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.33%) Blackberry
2 13 (3.92%) PKI
3 11 (3.31%) Clustering
4 8 (2.41%) iPhone
5 7 (2.11%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.11%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.81%) Statistics
7 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.20%) Replication
9 3 (0.90%) Handset
9 3 (0.90%) EPoS
9 3 (0.90%) Firmware
9 3 (0.90%) Kindle
9 3 (0.90%) iPad
10 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.60%) Blog
10 2 (0.60%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 259 (78.01%) Windows
2 104 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (23.80%) Windows 7
5 61 (18.37%) Windows XP
6 51 (15.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (9.64%) Linux
8 15 (4.52%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.92%) UNIX
10 8 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (2.11%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.20%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.20%) Solaris
14 3 (0.90%) AIX
14 3 (0.90%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.60%) CentOS
15 2 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.07%) ITIL
2 35 (10.54%) Migration
3 21 (6.33%) Service Management
4 20 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (3.31%) Load Balancing
5 11 (3.31%) Time Management
5 11 (3.31%) Network Architecture
6 9 (2.71%) Configuration Management
6 9 (2.71%) Test Scripting
6 9 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (2.71%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (2.41%) High Availability
7 8 (2.41%) Network Design
8 7 (2.11%) Workflow
8 7 (2.11%) Project Management
9 6 (1.81%) Validation
10 5 (1.51%) Service Delivery
10 5 (1.51%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.51%) Release Management
10 5 (1.51%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 49 (14.76%) SQL
2 40 (12.05%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.52%) VBScript
3 15 (4.52%) C#
4 13 (3.92%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.41%) VB
6 6 (1.81%) C
6 6 (1.81%) Java
7 5 (1.51%) C++
7 5 (1.51%) Perl
8 4 (1.20%) Bourne shell
8 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.20%) Korn
9 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.30%) Python
11 1 (0.30%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 65 (19.58%) Security Cleared
2 44 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (12.05%) SC Cleared
4 30 (9.04%) MCSE
5 26 (7.83%) DV Cleared
6 23 (6.93%) Degree
7 21 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.61%) CCNA
8 12 (3.61%) MCP
9 11 (3.31%) MCTS
10 10 (3.01%) MCITP
10 10 (3.01%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (3.01%) CCNP
11 9 (2.71%) CCA
12 7 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.51%) CCVP
14 4 (1.20%) ISEB
14 4 (1.20%) MCSA
15 3 (0.90%) HNC
15 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.93%) SLA
2 5 (1.51%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 47 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (7.53%) Hyper-V
2 25 (7.53%) XenApp
3 15 (4.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (3.31%) vSphere
5 8 (2.41%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.81%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.51%) NFS
7 5 (1.51%) XenServer
8 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.20%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.90%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.90%) KVM
10 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.60%) NLBS
10 2 (0.60%) Xen
11 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 46 (13.86%) SCCM
2 20 (6.02%) SCOM
3 17 (5.12%) WSUS
4 11 (3.31%) NetBackup
4 11 (3.31%) WMI
5 5 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.20%) Nagios
6 4 (1.20%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.90%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.30%) Netcool
9 1 (0.30%) Puppet
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 130 (39.16%) Microsoft
2 98 (29.52%) VMware
3 69 (20.78%) Citrix
4 44 (13.25%) Cisco
5 30 (9.04%) HP
6 13 (3.92%) NetApp
6 13 (3.92%) Lotus
7 12 (3.61%) Oracle
8 11 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.41%) Remedy
9 8 (2.41%) CA
10 7 (2.11%) EMC
10 7 (2.11%) Altiris
10 7 (2.11%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.81%) Apple
11 6 (1.81%) Symantec
12 5 (1.51%) AppSense
13 4 (1.20%) Isilon
13 4 (1.20%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.20%) Veritas
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