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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 146 181 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.07% 7.05% 7.76%
As % of the System Software category 51.23% 61.15% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 87 78
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £181 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 33
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.53 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.52% +15.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £14.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.54% -1.06%
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
285 296 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.85% 11.53% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 159 110
Median daily rate £375 £398 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 35
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +5.60%

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 24 May 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
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 24 May 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 -9 63 £375 +56.25% 10
Bracknell +15 40 £255 -27.14% 7
Wokingham -2 6 £263 - 1
Maidenhead -12 5 £196 -47.66% 5
Newbury +6 4 £150 - 2
Slough -10 3 £275 -35.29% 2
Windsor -2 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 246 (82.27%) Windows
2 162 (54.18%) Windows Server
3 159 (53.18%) Microsoft
4 95 (31.77%) VMware
5 89 (29.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (24.08%) DNS
7 69 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 69 (23.08%) ITIL
8 66 (22.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 62 (20.74%) Windows 7
10 58 (19.40%) MS Office
10 58 (19.40%) SQL
11 56 (18.73%) Microsoft Azure
12 55 (18.39%) Security Cleared
12 55 (18.39%) Citrix
13 53 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 53 (17.73%) MS Excel
14 52 (17.39%) PowerShell
15 49 (16.39%) Office 365
16 46 (15.38%) Linux
17 45 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 44 (14.72%) DHCP
18 44 (14.72%) Microsoft Certification
19 42 (14.05%) SQL Server
19 42 (14.05%) Migration
20 41 (13.71%) SLA
21 40 (13.38%) SCCM
22 37 (12.37%) Oracle
23 34 (11.37%) Hyper-V
24 33 (11.04%) Firewall

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 69 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 21 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 21 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (5.35%) IIS
5 15 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (4.01%) Live Communications Server
7 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.67%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.67%) Apache
10 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.67%) Documentum
10 2 (0.67%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 58 (19.40%) MS Office
2 53 (17.73%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 56 (18.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (16.39%) Office 365
3 21 (7.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.00%) SaaS
6 2 (0.67%) Boomi
6 2 (0.67%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.67%) IaaS
6 2 (0.67%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.67%) PaaS
6 2 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 72 (24.08%) DNS
2 44 (14.72%) DHCP
3 33 (11.04%) Firewall
4 26 (8.70%) LAN
5 25 (8.36%) WAN
6 24 (8.03%) TCP/IP
7 23 (7.69%) SAN
8 12 (4.01%) VPN
9 11 (3.68%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.68%) LDAP
11 6 (2.01%) Internet
11 6 (2.01%) Wireless
12 5 (1.67%) Intranet
12 5 (1.67%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.34%) Skype
13 4 (1.34%) SMTP
13 4 (1.34%) VoIP
14 3 (1.00%) HTTP
14 3 (1.00%) MPLS
14 3 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.01%) MS Access
3 5 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.34%) EDRMS
5 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.67%) MSI
2 2 (0.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.33%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.33%) Subversion
3 1 (0.33%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 23 (7.69%) Finance
2 12 (4.01%) Retail
3 10 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.01%) French Language
4 6 (2.01%) German Language
4 6 (2.01%) Portuguese Language
4 6 (2.01%) Spanish Language
5 5 (1.67%) Electronics
5 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.67%) Marketing
6 3 (1.00%) Banking
6 3 (1.00%) Billing
6 3 (1.00%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.00%) Legal
6 3 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (30.10%) Support Engineer
2 38 (12.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 30 (10.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (9.70%) Consultant
5 26 (8.70%) Analyst
6 24 (8.03%) Windows Engineer
7 23 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (7.36%) VMware Engineer
9 20 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (5.35%) Architect
11 16 (5.35%) Linux Engineer
12 14 (4.68%) Desktop Support
12 14 (4.68%) Server Engineer
12 14 (4.68%) VMware Support Engineer
13 13 (4.35%) Field Engineer
13 13 (4.35%) Linux Support
13 13 (4.35%) Support Analyst
14 12 (4.01%) Administrator
14 12 (4.01%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.01%) .NET
2 11 (3.68%) Flash
3 10 (3.34%) Middleware
4 8 (2.68%) XML
5 6 (2.01%) Web Services
6 5 (1.67%) ADO.NET
6 5 (1.67%) OAuth2
6 5 (1.67%) SAML
7 4 (1.34%) COM
8 3 (1.00%) DCOM
8 3 (1.00%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.67%) AppFabric
9 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.67%) JDBC
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.67%) REST
9 2 (0.67%) SOAP
10 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.33%) JSON
10 1 (0.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.36%) Clustering
3 10 (3.34%) Fat Client
3 10 (3.34%) Thin Client
4 9 (3.01%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.01%) PKI
5 8 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.34%) Statistics
7 5 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.34%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.34%) Replication
9 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.00%) iPhone
9 3 (1.00%) NHS
9 3 (1.00%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.67%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 246 (82.27%) Windows
2 162 (54.18%) Windows Server
3 89 (29.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (22.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (20.74%) Windows 7
6 53 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (15.38%) Linux
8 31 (10.37%) Windows XP
9 26 (8.70%) Unix
10 20 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (4.68%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.67%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.34%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.00%) Solaris
15 2 (0.67%) AIX
15 2 (0.67%) CentOS
15 2 (0.67%) VMS
15 2 (0.67%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.33%) Android
16 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.08%) ITIL
2 42 (14.05%) Migration
3 21 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (6.69%) Problem Management
5 17 (5.69%) Change Management
5 17 (5.69%) Service Management
6 16 (5.35%) Customer Engagement
7 15 (5.02%) Incident Management
8 12 (4.01%) Identity Management
8 12 (4.01%) Time Management
9 11 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.01%) High Availability
12 8 (2.68%) Data Modelling
12 8 (2.68%) Mentoring
12 8 (2.68%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (2.34%) CRM
13 7 (2.34%) Identity Access Management
13 7 (2.34%) Load Balancing
13 7 (2.34%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.40%) SQL
2 52 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.68%) Java
4 10 (3.34%) Ruby
5 9 (3.01%) VBScript
6 5 (1.67%) C#
7 4 (1.34%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.00%) Python
8 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.00%) VB
9 2 (0.67%) AWK
9 2 (0.67%) C++
9 2 (0.67%) Groovy
9 2 (0.67%) Perl
9 2 (0.67%) sed
9 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.33%) C
10 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 44 (14.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (10.03%) SC Cleared
4 28 (9.36%) Degree
5 21 (7.02%) DV Cleared
6 20 (6.69%) MCSE
7 19 (6.35%) MCTS
8 17 (5.69%) MCITP
9 10 (3.34%) CCNA
9 10 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.34%) MCP
11 6 (2.01%) HNC
11 6 (2.01%) RHCSA
12 4 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.00%) ACMT
13 3 (1.00%) CCA
13 3 (1.00%) MCAD
13 3 (1.00%) MCPD
13 3 (1.00%) MCSA
13 3 (1.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.71%) SLA
2 5 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 45 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (11.37%) Hyper-V
3 21 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (6.35%) vSphere
5 18 (6.02%) XenApp
6 16 (5.35%) VMware ESX
7 14 (4.68%) ISA Server
8 9 (3.01%) XenDesktop
8 9 (3.01%) XenServer
9 7 (2.34%) BitLocker
9 7 (2.34%) Terminal Server
10 5 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.34%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.67%) NFS
13 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.67%) UAG
14 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (13.38%) SCCM
2 29 (9.70%) SCOM
3 22 (7.36%) WSUS
4 17 (5.69%) Puppet
5 16 (5.35%) NetBackup
6 13 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (4.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 12 (4.01%) SCVMM
7 12 (4.01%) Windows Intune
8 10 (3.34%) Netcool
9 9 (3.01%) Nagios
10 8 (2.68%) Unicenter
10 8 (2.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 6 (2.01%) Backup Exec
11 6 (2.01%) WMI
12 5 (1.67%) Ansible
13 2 (0.67%) EdgeSight
13 2 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.67%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 159 (53.18%) Microsoft
2 95 (31.77%) VMware
3 55 (18.39%) Citrix
4 37 (12.37%) Oracle
5 26 (8.70%) HP
6 21 (7.02%) Cisco
6 21 (7.02%) Remedy
7 19 (6.35%) Red Hat
8 12 (4.01%) Veritas
9 11 (3.68%) EMC
9 11 (3.68%) Meridio
10 10 (3.34%) RightScale
11 9 (3.01%) Fujitsu
12 8 (2.68%) Dell
12 8 (2.68%) F5
12 8 (2.68%) SAP
13 7 (2.34%) NetApp
13 7 (2.34%) ServiceNow
14 6 (2.01%) Symantec
15 5 (1.67%) Apple
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £269 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £195 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Boston Hale
Rate: £175 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £18-25/hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £25 - £28 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day + Please quote
Posted: 20 days ago