The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Berkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 14 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 154 203 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.12% 8.46% 5.18%
As % of the System Software category 65.53% 70.73% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 85 62
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 24
Average hourly rate £17.07 £24.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.87% +29.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
235 287 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.34% 11.96% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 115 95
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 25
Average hourly rate £18.36 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Active Directory
South East

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 1 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
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 1 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 +9 88 £310 +53.08% 15
Bracknell -11 16 £150 -50.00% 5
Slough -13 6 - - 10
Newbury -3 5 £275 +57.14% 2
Wokingham - 5 £220 - 3
Maidenhead -11 4 - - 5
Windsor - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 261 (78.38%) Windows
2 130 (39.04%) Microsoft
3 110 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 102 (30.63%) VMware
5 84 (25.23%) MS Exchange
6 79 (23.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (22.22%) DNS
8 72 (21.62%) MS Excel
8 72 (21.62%) Windows 7
9 69 (20.72%) SQL Server
9 69 (20.72%) Citrix
10 66 (19.82%) Security Cleared
11 59 (17.72%) ITIL
12 57 (17.12%) Windows XP
13 54 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 51 (15.32%) LAN
15 50 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 48 (14.41%) SQL
16 48 (14.41%) TCP/IP
17 47 (14.11%) DHCP
17 47 (14.11%) SCCM
18 46 (13.81%) Cisco
19 45 (13.51%) VPN
20 44 (13.21%) MS Office
20 44 (13.21%) SC Cleared
21 42 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
22 40 (12.01%) WAN
23 38 (11.41%) PowerShell
24 36 (10.81%) Migration
25 35 (10.51%) IIS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 84 (25.23%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.51%) IIS
3 25 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (4.80%) Lync
6 14 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.20%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.60%) IBM Notes
8 10 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.20%) Zimbra
10 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.30%) Apache
12 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
Applications
1 72 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 44 (13.21%) MS Office
3 6 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.71%) Office 365
2 9 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.60%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 74 (22.22%) DNS
2 51 (15.32%) LAN
3 48 (14.41%) TCP/IP
4 47 (14.11%) DHCP
5 45 (13.51%) VPN
6 40 (12.01%) WAN
7 31 (9.31%) Internet
8 30 (9.01%) Firewall
9 23 (6.91%) LDAP
10 22 (6.61%) SAN
11 17 (5.11%) VoIP
12 11 (3.30%) Wireless
13 9 (2.70%) MPLS
14 8 (2.40%) IPsec
14 8 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (2.40%) WLAN
15 6 (1.80%) NAS
15 6 (1.80%) DMZ
16 5 (1.50%) ISDN
16 5 (1.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.20%) MySQL
6 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.30%) IDOL
7 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.90%) MSBuild
2 2 (0.60%) Subversion
2 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.60%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.30%) PVCS
3 1 (0.30%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.30%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.30%) MSI
3 1 (0.30%) Hudson
3 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.30%) StarTeam
General
1 13 (3.90%) Finance
2 10 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.80%) Retail
4 5 (1.50%) Publishing
5 4 (1.20%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Local Government
6 2 (0.60%) Games
6 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Military
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 53 (15.92%) Support Engineer
2 43 (12.91%) Analyst
3 26 (7.81%) Consultant
4 21 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (5.71%) Architect
5 19 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 17 (5.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (5.11%) Support Analyst
7 16 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 15 (4.50%) Service Analyst
8 15 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.20%) Network Engineer
9 14 (4.20%) Desktop Support
10 13 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (3.90%) Administrator
11 12 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.60%) Server Support
12 10 (3.00%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.11%) .NET
2 10 (3.00%) DCOM
3 4 (1.20%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.20%) Web Services
4 3 (0.90%) XML
4 3 (0.90%) HTML
4 3 (0.90%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.90%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.60%) JNDI
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (0.60%) SAML
5 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) XSL
6 1 (0.30%) MAPI
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.01%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.20%) Clustering
3 13 (3.90%) PKI
4 8 (2.40%) iPhone
5 7 (2.10%) Statistics
6 6 (1.80%) iPad
7 5 (1.50%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.20%) Blog
8 4 (1.20%) Kindle
8 4 (1.20%) Replication
8 4 (1.20%) Firmware
9 3 (0.90%) EPoS
9 3 (0.90%) Handset
10 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.60%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 261 (78.38%) Windows
2 110 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (23.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (21.62%) Windows 7
5 57 (17.12%) Windows XP
6 54 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (8.71%) Linux
8 15 (4.50%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.00%) UNIX
10 8 (2.40%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (2.40%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.20%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.20%) Solaris
12 3 (0.90%) AIX
12 3 (0.90%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.60%) Android
13 2 (0.60%) CentOS
14 1 (0.30%) VMS
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (17.72%) ITIL
2 36 (10.81%) Migration
3 22 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (5.41%) Service Management
5 12 (3.60%) Configuration Management
6 10 (3.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (3.00%) Incident Management
6 10 (3.00%) Load Balancing
6 10 (3.00%) High Availability
6 10 (3.00%) Network Architecture
7 9 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (2.40%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (2.40%) Workflow
8 8 (2.40%) Validation
9 7 (2.10%) Network Design
9 7 (2.10%) Release Management
9 7 (2.10%) Time Management
10 6 (1.80%) Problem Management
10 6 (1.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (1.80%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.41%) SQL
2 38 (11.41%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.80%) C#
4 15 (4.50%) VBScript
5 13 (3.90%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.80%) VB
6 6 (1.80%) Java
7 5 (1.50%) C++
8 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.20%) C
9 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.60%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) Python
11 1 (0.30%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.30%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 66 (19.82%) Security Cleared
2 44 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 42 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (8.41%) MCSE
5 25 (7.51%) DV Cleared
6 21 (6.31%) Degree
7 20 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.60%) CCNA
8 12 (3.60%) MCP
9 11 (3.30%) MCTS
10 9 (2.70%) MCITP
11 8 (2.40%) CCNP
12 7 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.80%) CCA
14 5 (1.50%) CCVP
15 4 (1.20%) ISEB
15 4 (1.20%) MCSA
16 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.21%) SLA
2 6 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) COBIT
4 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (9.31%) Hyper-V
3 26 (7.81%) XenApp
4 13 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.70%) vSphere
6 6 (1.80%) NLBS
6 6 (1.80%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.50%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.20%) XenServer
9 3 (0.90%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.90%) KVM
9 3 (0.90%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.60%) Xen
10 2 (0.60%) UAG
10 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.60%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.60%) NFS
11 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 47 (14.11%) SCCM
2 21 (6.31%) SCOM
3 19 (5.71%) WSUS
4 10 (3.00%) WMI
5 8 (2.40%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.50%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.90%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.30%) Netcool
12 1 (0.30%) Nagios
12 1 (0.30%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.30%) Puppet
12 1 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 130 (39.04%) Microsoft
2 102 (30.63%) VMware
3 69 (20.72%) Citrix
4 46 (13.81%) Cisco
5 29 (8.71%) HP
6 14 (4.20%) Oracle
7 13 (3.90%) NetApp
8 12 (3.60%) Lotus
9 11 (3.30%) Apple
10 8 (2.40%) CA
11 7 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.10%) Symantec
12 6 (1.80%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.80%) Remedy
13 5 (1.50%) EMC
13 5 (1.50%) Altiris
14 4 (1.20%) AppSense
14 4 (1.20%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.20%) SAP
15 3 (0.90%) Avaya
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £20 - £27 per hour + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £10 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 - £25780 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + Circa £14-£15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rate paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £195 - £245 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Newbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour + Please quote
Posted: 15 days ago
Slough
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 21 days ago