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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 153 167 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.31% 6.77% 8.57%
As % of the System Software category 59.07% 61.85% 65.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 73 84
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£388 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 12 31
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.25 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.31% -35.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £19.39 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
259 270 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.68% 10.94% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 106 118
Average daily rate £398 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 13 32
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £21.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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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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 -3 68 £381 +5.17% 14
Slough +10 18 £400 +70.21% 4
Maidenhead +8 17 £398 +17.77% 4
Bracknell -3 12 £200 -28.57%
Windsor - 9 £600 - 1
Wokingham +1 2 £310 +40.90% 2
Newbury -4 2 - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 303 (81.45%) Windows
2 171 (45.97%) Microsoft
3 153 (41.13%) Windows 7
4 94 (25.27%) VMware
5 91 (24.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 84 (22.58%) Security Cleared
7 72 (19.35%) MS Exchange
8 69 (18.55%) MS Excel
9 67 (18.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 67 (18.01%) DV Cleared
9 67 (18.01%) SCCM
10 66 (17.74%) DNS
11 64 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 63 (16.94%) ITIL
13 60 (16.13%) MS Office
14 54 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (13.98%) LAN
16 51 (13.71%) HP
17 50 (13.44%) WAN
18 49 (13.17%) Migration
19 48 (12.90%) Firewall
20 44 (11.83%) Cisco
21 43 (11.56%) MCSE
21 43 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
22 37 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2010
23 36 (9.68%) VPN
23 36 (9.68%) Citrix
24 34 (9.14%) Configuration Management
24 34 (9.14%) SharePoint
24 34 (9.14%) Windows XP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 72 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (9.14%) SharePoint
3 34 (9.14%) Lync
4 14 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (3.49%) IIS
5 13 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (2.69%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (2.69%) IBM Notes
8 8 (2.15%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (1.61%) GroupWise
10 4 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.81%) Documentum
12 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.27%) Live Communications Server
13 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (18.55%) MS Excel
2 60 (16.13%) MS Office
3 33 (8.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.53%) Office 365
2 8 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.08%) SaaS
3 4 (1.08%) Yammer
3 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.54%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (17.74%) DNS
2 52 (13.98%) LAN
3 50 (13.44%) WAN
4 48 (12.90%) Firewall
5 36 (9.68%) VPN
6 30 (8.06%) DHCP
7 29 (7.80%) MPLS
8 28 (7.53%) SMTP
9 26 (6.99%) SAN
10 22 (5.91%) TCP/IP
11 21 (5.65%) HTTP
12 20 (5.38%) VoIP
13 8 (2.15%) LDAP
14 7 (1.88%) Unified Communications
15 6 (1.61%) POP3
15 6 (1.61%) VLAN
15 6 (1.61%) IMAP
16 5 (1.34%) Cisco ICM
16 5 (1.34%) Internet
16 5 (1.34%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.27%) DB2
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.34%) StarTeam
2 4 (1.08%) MSI
3 2 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (4.84%) Telecoms
2 17 (4.57%) Finance
3 8 (2.15%) Retail
4 6 (1.61%) Back Office
5 5 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.08%) Banking
6 4 (1.08%) French Language
7 3 (0.81%) Front Office
8 2 (0.54%) Publishing
8 2 (0.54%) Games
8 2 (0.54%) Law
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (21.24%) Support Engineer
2 44 (11.83%) 2nd Line Support
2 44 (11.83%) Analyst
3 31 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 29 (7.80%) Architect
5 27 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (5.91%) Desktop Support
7 21 (5.65%) Rollout Engineer
8 19 (5.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (5.11%) Consultant
8 19 (5.11%) Support Analyst
9 17 (4.57%) Server Engineer
10 16 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (4.30%) Service Analyst
11 15 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
12 14 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.76%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (3.49%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.15%) .NET
2 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.34%) XML
3 5 (1.34%) Application Packaging
3 5 (1.34%) REST
4 4 (1.08%) Web Services
5 3 (0.81%) SAML
6 2 (0.54%) WSDL
6 2 (0.54%) SOAP
6 2 (0.54%) COM
7 1 (0.27%) COM+
7 1 (0.27%) HTML
7 1 (0.27%) XSL
7 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.18%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.42%) Clustering
4 7 (1.88%) Blackberry
5 6 (1.61%) Replication
6 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.08%) IVR
7 3 (0.81%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.81%) iPhone
7 3 (0.81%) EqualLogic
7 3 (0.81%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.81%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.81%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.54%) iPad
8 2 (0.54%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.54%) PKI
9 1 (0.27%) Social Media
9 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 303 (81.45%) Windows
2 153 (41.13%) Windows 7
3 91 (24.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (9.14%) Windows XP
7 25 (6.72%) Linux
8 24 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.08%) UNIX
10 2 (0.54%) Solaris
11 1 (0.27%) VMS
11 1 (0.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.94%) ITIL
2 49 (13.17%) Migration
3 34 (9.14%) Configuration Management
4 26 (6.99%) Project Management
5 19 (5.11%) Customer Engagement
6 18 (4.84%) Service Management
7 13 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (2.42%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (2.15%) SOA
9 8 (2.15%) Service Delivery
10 7 (1.88%) Patch Management
11 6 (1.61%) Mentoring
11 6 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (1.61%) Network Management
12 5 (1.34%) Change Control
12 5 (1.34%) Problem Management
12 5 (1.34%) Validation
12 5 (1.34%) Identity Management
12 5 (1.34%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.80%) PowerShell
2 26 (6.99%) SQL
3 19 (5.11%) VBScript
4 17 (4.57%) VB
5 5 (1.34%) C
6 3 (0.81%) Java
7 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.27%) C#
7 1 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 84 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 67 (18.01%) DV Cleared
2 67 (18.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (11.56%) MCSE
4 32 (8.60%) SC Cleared
5 31 (8.33%) MCP
6 28 (7.53%) MCITP
7 18 (4.84%) Degree
8 16 (4.30%) MCTS
9 8 (2.15%) CCNA
9 8 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.61%) MCSA
10 6 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.81%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.81%) MCSD
12 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.54%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.53%) SLA
2 2 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 54 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (6.18%) vSphere
3 21 (5.65%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.96%) Terminal Services
5 10 (2.69%) XenApp
5 10 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.34%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.81%) Samba
8 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.81%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.27%) NDS
10 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.27%) Xen
10 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.27%) XenServer
10 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 67 (18.01%) SCCM
2 20 (5.38%) SCOM
3 12 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
4 9 (2.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.34%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.81%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.81%) WSUS
8 3 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.54%) vMotion
9 2 (0.54%) MOM
9 2 (0.54%) Puppet
9 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 171 (45.97%) Microsoft
2 94 (25.27%) VMware
3 51 (13.71%) HP
4 44 (11.83%) Cisco
5 36 (9.68%) Citrix
6 22 (5.91%) Symantec
6 22 (5.91%) CheckPoint
7 12 (3.23%) Dell
8 10 (2.69%) EMC
8 10 (2.69%) Lotus
9 9 (2.42%) IBM
9 9 (2.42%) Oracle
9 9 (2.42%) Remedy
10 7 (1.88%) Avaya
10 7 (1.88%) Novell
11 6 (1.61%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.61%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.61%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.34%) Borland
12 5 (1.34%) McAfee
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