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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South East / Berkshire
Rank 29 23 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 93 149 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.67% 6.03% 7.61%
As % of the System Software category 48.44% 58.66% 65.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 95 98
Median daily rate £400 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £175 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £450 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 28
Median hourly rate £30.91 £24.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.46% +38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.08 £72.70 £49.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%

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
192 254 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.64% 10.27% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 156 165
Median daily rate £400 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 29
Median hourly rate £30.91 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% +96.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £14.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.65 £41.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -26 21 £300 +0.84% 9
Bracknell -2 19 £513 +100.98% 3
Maidenhead -2 9 £110 -66.15% 2
Slough +1 5 £425 +20.56%
Windsor +5 4 £276 -30.93% 2
Wokingham -3 3 £338 +3.84% 1
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 142 (70.30%) Windows
2 84 (41.58%) Microsoft
3 75 (37.13%) Windows Server
4 57 (28.22%) VMware
5 50 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (24.26%) Office 365
7 40 (19.80%) MS Exchange
8 39 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
9 34 (16.83%) PowerShell
9 34 (16.83%) DNS
10 33 (16.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (15.84%) Security Cleared
11 32 (15.84%) Windows 7
12 31 (15.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (14.85%) SCCM
13 30 (14.85%) Citrix
13 30 (14.85%) MS Excel
14 25 (12.38%) Migration
15 23 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (10.89%) Hyper-V
16 22 (10.89%) Cisco
17 21 (10.40%) TCP/IP
17 21 (10.40%) MS Office
17 21 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (9.90%) Linux
18 20 (9.90%) Windows 10
19 19 (9.41%) Azure Active Directory
19 19 (9.41%) LAN
19 19 (9.41%) DHCP
19 19 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification

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 40 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.92%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.46%) IIS
4 9 (4.46%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.97%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.49%) CMS
8 3 (1.49%) Drupal
8 3 (1.49%) WordPress
9 2 (0.99%) Apache
9 2 (0.99%) Jetty
9 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (14.85%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 49 (24.26%) Office 365
2 39 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (9.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.48%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (2.48%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.49%) IaaS
6 3 (1.49%) PaaS
6 3 (1.49%) Yammer
7 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.99%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.50%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.50%) G Suite
8 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.83%) DNS
2 21 (10.40%) TCP/IP
3 19 (9.41%) DHCP
3 19 (9.41%) LAN
4 15 (7.43%) WAN
5 12 (5.94%) Firewall
6 11 (5.45%) NetScaler
6 11 (5.45%) SAN
7 8 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.47%) Skype
9 5 (2.48%) SSL
10 4 (1.98%) HTTP
10 4 (1.98%) LDAP
10 4 (1.98%) VoIP
10 4 (1.98%) VSAN
11 3 (1.49%) Internet
11 3 (1.49%) MPLS
11 3 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.49%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.98%) MySQL
3 3 (1.49%) MS Access
4 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.50%) Redis
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.99%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (7.92%) Retail
2 12 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.47%) Finance
4 6 (2.97%) Advertising
5 3 (1.49%) Back Office
5 3 (1.49%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Law
6 2 (0.99%) Legal
6 2 (0.99%) Local Government
6 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (22.28%) Architect
2 34 (16.83%) Support Engineer
3 21 (10.40%) Consultant
3 21 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (8.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 16 (7.92%) Windows Engineer
6 15 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (6.93%) Analyst
8 13 (6.44%) Server Engineer
9 12 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.45%) IT Support
10 11 (5.45%) Security Architect
11 10 (4.95%) Office 365 Architect
11 10 (4.95%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
13 8 (3.96%) Technical Consultant
13 8 (3.96%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.95%) SAML
2 7 (3.47%) Web Services
3 6 (2.97%) .NET
4 3 (1.49%) JSON
4 3 (1.49%) YAML
5 2 (0.99%) Flash
5 2 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.50%) CORBA
6 1 (0.50%) CSS
6 1 (0.50%) CSS3
6 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.50%) HTML
6 1 (0.50%) J2EE
6 1 (0.50%) Kafka
6 1 (0.50%) OAuth
6 1 (0.50%) SignalR
6 1 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.50%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.46%) Clustering
2 8 (3.96%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.97%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.48%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.98%) PKI
6 4 (1.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.99%) Replication
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 142 (70.30%) Windows
2 75 (37.13%) Windows Server
3 50 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (16.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (15.84%) Windows 7
6 21 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (9.90%) Linux
7 20 (9.90%) Windows 10
8 13 (6.44%) Android
9 11 (5.45%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.96%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 6 (2.97%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.48%) SUSE
13 5 (2.48%) Unix
14 4 (1.98%) AIX
14 4 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.99%) CentOS
15 2 (0.99%) Solaris
16 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.38%) Migration
2 14 (6.93%) ITIL
3 12 (5.94%) Problem Management
4 9 (4.46%) Project Management
4 9 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (3.96%) Presales
6 7 (3.47%) DevOps
7 6 (2.97%) Incident Management
7 6 (2.97%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (2.48%) Asset Management
8 5 (2.48%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (2.48%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (2.48%) Data Protection
8 5 (2.48%) High Availability
8 5 (2.48%) Mentoring
8 5 (2.48%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (2.48%) Service Delivery
9 4 (1.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.98%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.83%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.92%) SQL
3 12 (5.94%) Python
4 10 (4.95%) Java
5 7 (3.47%) VBScript
6 6 (2.97%) Perl
7 5 (2.48%) Ruby
8 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.49%) C#
8 3 (1.49%) PHP
8 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.99%) C
10 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (8.42%) DV Cleared
4 15 (7.43%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.94%) MCSE
6 8 (3.96%) CISMP
6 8 (3.96%) CRISC
7 5 (2.48%) Degree
8 4 (1.98%) MCP
8 4 (1.98%) VCDX
9 3 (1.49%) CCNA
9 3 (1.49%) CCNP
9 3 (1.49%) CISA
9 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.49%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.99%) MCSA
11 1 (0.50%) CISM
11 1 (0.50%) CISSP
11 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.94%) SLA
2 10 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.49%) QA
5 2 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (15.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (10.89%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.94%) vCloud
3 12 (5.94%) XenApp
4 10 (4.95%) vSphere
5 7 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.97%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.97%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.98%) Docker
8 2 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.99%) Firmware
8 2 (0.99%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.50%) Squid
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (14.85%) SCCM
2 14 (6.93%) Ansible
3 10 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.95%) Puppet
4 9 (4.46%) SCOM
5 8 (3.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (2.97%) AirWatch
6 6 (2.97%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.48%) vRealize
7 5 (2.48%) WSUS
8 3 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.49%) Netcool
8 3 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.99%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 84 (41.58%) Microsoft
2 57 (28.22%) VMware
3 30 (14.85%) Citrix
4 22 (10.89%) Cisco
5 15 (7.43%) Oracle
6 13 (6.44%) HP
7 12 (5.94%) CheckPoint
8 8 (3.96%) EMC
8 8 (3.96%) NetApp
8 8 (3.96%) Palo Alto
9 7 (3.47%) Symantec
10 6 (2.97%) Intel Security
10 6 (2.97%) Veritas
11 5 (2.48%) Dell
11 5 (2.48%) Nimsoft
12 4 (1.98%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.98%) IBM
12 4 (1.98%) Samsung
13 3 (1.49%) Apple
13 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
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