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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 142 194 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.59% 7.33% 8.88%
As % of the System Software category 64.84% 66.44% 77.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 90 98
Average daily rate £353 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.65 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.40 £53.02 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
219 292 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.62% 11.03% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 142 131
Average daily rate £353 £398 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.32% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 41
Average hourly rate £55.55 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.65 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £39.80 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 66 £300 +25.00% 41
Bracknell -9 19 £255 -20.00% 3
Maidenhead +11 13 £402 +1.13% 7
Slough +8 9 £364 -9.06% 2
Wokingham -2 7 £325 -18.75% 3
Newbury +11 3 - - 2
Windsor +3 2 £383 +163.79% 2
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 269 (87.06%) Windows
2 146 (47.25%) Microsoft
3 140 (45.31%) Windows Server
4 117 (37.86%) VMware
5 94 (30.42%) Windows 7
6 79 (25.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (22.65%) DNS
8 62 (20.06%) Citrix
9 61 (19.74%) SCCM
10 58 (18.77%) Security Cleared
10 58 (18.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 56 (18.12%) MS Exchange
11 56 (18.12%) ITIL
12 54 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 49 (15.86%) Windows XP
13 49 (15.86%) DHCP
14 46 (14.89%) Linux
14 46 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (13.27%) PowerShell
15 41 (13.27%) Migration
16 39 (12.62%) Firewall
16 39 (12.62%) DV Cleared
17 38 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
17 38 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
17 38 (12.30%) SQL
18 37 (11.97%) MS Office
18 37 (11.97%) Office 365
19 34 (11.00%) Hyper-V
20 33 (10.68%) MS Excel
21 32 (10.36%) SLA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 56 (18.12%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (4.85%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.53%) IIS
6 9 (2.91%) Lync
7 8 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.97%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.65%) Apache
10 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.65%) JBoss
10 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (11.97%) MS Office
2 33 (10.68%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (11.97%) Office 365
3 13 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.97%) IaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (22.65%) DNS
2 49 (15.86%) DHCP
3 39 (12.62%) Firewall
4 29 (9.39%) LAN
5 28 (9.06%) TCP/IP
5 28 (9.06%) WAN
6 12 (3.88%) SAN
7 10 (3.24%) VPN
8 9 (2.91%) Wireless
9 8 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.94%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.94%) Network Security
11 5 (1.62%) Skype
11 5 (1.62%) VLAN
12 4 (1.29%) MPLS
12 4 (1.29%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.29%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.97%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.97%) HTTP
13 3 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.32%) Big Data
4 1 (0.32%) DB2
4 1 (0.32%) HPCC
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (2.91%) Git (software)
1 9 (2.91%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.97%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.32%) MSI
3 1 (0.32%) PVCS
General
1 16 (5.18%) Finance
2 11 (3.56%) Retail
3 7 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.94%) Banking
5 4 (1.29%) Marketing
6 3 (0.97%) Billing
6 3 (0.97%) Electronics
6 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.97%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (22.98%) Support Engineer
2 43 (13.92%) Windows Engineer
3 31 (10.03%) Analyst
4 30 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.44%) Desktop Support
7 22 (7.12%) Active Directory Engineer
8 19 (6.15%) Exchange Engineer
9 18 (5.83%) Administrator
9 18 (5.83%) Consultant
10 17 (5.50%) Support Analyst
11 16 (5.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 16 (5.18%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (4.85%) VMware Engineer
12 15 (4.85%) Windows Support Engineer
13 14 (4.53%) Server Engineer
14 13 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (4.21%) Service Analyst
14 13 (4.21%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.21%) Middleware
2 7 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (0.32%) .NET
3 1 (0.32%) COM
3 1 (0.32%) J2EE
3 1 (0.32%) LAMP
3 1 (0.32%) WAP
3 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.18%) Clustering
3 12 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.88%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (2.91%) Replication
5 5 (1.62%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.62%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.62%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.62%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.97%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.97%) NHS
7 3 (0.97%) Social Media
7 3 (0.97%) VCE vBlock
8 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) User Experience
8 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 269 (87.06%) Windows
2 140 (45.31%) Windows Server
3 94 (30.42%) Windows 7
4 79 (25.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (18.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (15.86%) Windows XP
7 46 (14.89%) Linux
7 46 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (8.74%) Windows 8
10 21 (6.80%) Unix
11 11 (3.56%) Windows Vista
12 9 (2.91%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.97%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.65%) AIX
14 2 (0.65%) CentOS
14 2 (0.65%) Solaris
15 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.12%) ITIL
2 41 (13.27%) Migration
3 30 (9.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (4.85%) Configuration Management
5 13 (4.21%) Change Management
6 12 (3.88%) High Availability
6 12 (3.88%) Problem Management
7 9 (2.91%) Incident Management
7 9 (2.91%) Service Management
8 8 (2.59%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (2.59%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (2.27%) Capacity Management
9 7 (2.27%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (1.94%) BCP
10 6 (1.94%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (1.94%) DevOps
10 6 (1.94%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (1.94%) Project Management
10 6 (1.94%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.27%) PowerShell
2 38 (12.30%) SQL
3 13 (4.21%) Ruby
4 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.29%) Perl
4 4 (1.29%) Python
4 4 (1.29%) VBScript
5 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.65%) AWK
6 2 (0.65%) Java
6 2 (0.65%) sed
6 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.65%) VB
7 1 (0.32%) C
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (18.77%) Security Cleared
2 39 (12.62%) DV Cleared
3 38 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (7.12%) MCSE
5 16 (5.18%) SC Cleared
6 13 (4.21%) Degree
7 12 (3.88%) CCNA
7 12 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (3.24%) MCP
9 9 (2.91%) MCITP
10 8 (2.59%) MCTS
11 6 (1.94%) DBS Check
11 6 (1.94%) HNC
11 6 (1.94%) MCSA
11 6 (1.94%) RHCSA
12 5 (1.62%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.29%) CCA
13 4 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.97%) CCNP
14 3 (0.97%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.36%) SLA
2 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (11.00%) Hyper-V
3 27 (8.74%) vSphere
4 20 (6.47%) XenApp
5 16 (5.18%) VMware ESX
6 8 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.27%) BitLocker
7 7 (2.27%) XenServer
8 6 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (1.94%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.62%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.29%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.29%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.29%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.65%) NFS
12 2 (0.65%) vCloud
13 1 (0.32%) KVM
13 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (19.74%) SCCM
2 27 (8.74%) SCOM
3 24 (7.77%) Puppet
4 16 (5.18%) WSUS
5 14 (4.53%) Nagios
5 14 (4.53%) SCVMM
5 14 (4.53%) Windows Intune
6 11 (3.56%) NetBackup
7 10 (3.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (2.91%) Ansible
9 6 (1.94%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.65%) EdgeSight
11 2 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.65%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.32%) Simpana
Vendors
1 146 (47.25%) Microsoft
2 117 (37.86%) VMware
3 62 (20.06%) Citrix
4 30 (9.71%) HP
5 28 (9.06%) Cisco
5 28 (9.06%) Red Hat
6 19 (6.15%) Remedy
7 17 (5.50%) Oracle
8 14 (4.53%) RightScale
9 8 (2.59%) CA
9 8 (2.59%) Dell
9 8 (2.59%) EMC
10 7 (2.27%) Symantec
11 6 (1.94%) Altiris
12 5 (1.62%) AppSense
12 5 (1.62%) IBM
12 5 (1.62%) Juniper
12 5 (1.62%) McAfee
12 5 (1.62%) NetApp
13 4 (1.29%) SAP
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