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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 17 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 187 154 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.65% 6.03% 5.58%
As % of the System Software category 70.04% 68.75% 68.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 67 65
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£338 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
- -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 22
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.50 £20.90
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
267 224 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.92% 8.78% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 89 117
Average daily rate £338 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 24
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £21.90 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 15 September 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
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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 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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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 +30 113 £369 +2.43% 24
Bracknell -9 15 £150 -37.50% 6
Slough -12 11 £285 -8.80% 3
Maidenhead -6 6 £369 +5.35% 4
Newbury +1 3 £275 -30.37%
Wokingham - 2 £213 - 1
Windsor - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 265 (75.50%) Windows
2 145 (41.31%) Microsoft
3 105 (29.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (27.92%) VMware
5 89 (25.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 85 (24.22%) Windows 7
7 84 (23.93%) DNS
8 79 (22.51%) MS Exchange
9 73 (20.80%) Citrix
10 67 (19.09%) Security Cleared
11 66 (18.80%) MS Excel
12 61 (17.38%) ITIL
13 60 (17.09%) SQL
13 60 (17.09%) SQL Server
14 59 (16.81%) DHCP
15 58 (16.52%) Windows XP
16 52 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 51 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 49 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
19 43 (12.25%) TCP/IP
19 43 (12.25%) SCCM
20 42 (11.97%) PowerShell
20 42 (11.97%) LAN
21 39 (11.11%) Cisco
21 39 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
21 39 (11.11%) SC Cleared
21 39 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
21 39 (11.11%) Hyper-V
22 38 (10.83%) Linux
22 38 (10.83%) MS Office

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 79 (22.51%) MS Exchange
2 39 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 35 (9.97%) Lync
4 31 (8.83%) IIS
5 28 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (7.41%) SharePoint
7 21 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (3.42%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.14%) Zimbra
13 4 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
14 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.28%) Apache
16 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 66 (18.80%) MS Excel
2 38 (10.83%) MS Office
3 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (4.56%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.84%) Office 365
2 16 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (23.93%) DNS
2 59 (16.81%) DHCP
3 43 (12.25%) TCP/IP
4 42 (11.97%) LAN
5 36 (10.26%) WAN
5 36 (10.26%) VPN
6 32 (9.12%) Internet
7 31 (8.83%) Firewall
8 24 (6.84%) SAN
9 19 (5.41%) LDAP
10 14 (3.99%) VoIP
11 12 (3.42%) DMZ
12 11 (3.13%) Wireless
13 9 (2.56%) IPsec
13 9 (2.56%) MPLS
13 9 (2.56%) WLAN
14 6 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.42%) RTP
15 5 (1.42%) HTTP
15 5 (1.42%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.14%) MySQL
5 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.28%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.57%) TestDirector
1 2 (0.57%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.28%) PVCS
2 1 (0.28%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.28%) MSI
2 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.28%) Subversion
2 1 (0.28%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (3.13%) Finance
2 10 (2.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.14%) Publishing
4 3 (0.85%) Legal
4 3 (0.85%) Banking
4 3 (0.85%) Retail
5 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.28%) Games
6 1 (0.28%) Military
6 1 (0.28%) Back Office
6 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (13.11%) Support Engineer
2 44 (12.54%) Analyst
3 32 (9.12%) Architect
4 29 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (5.98%) Consultant
5 21 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (5.70%) Technical Architect
7 19 (5.41%) Support Analyst
8 18 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
9 16 (4.56%) Service Analyst
10 15 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
10 15 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (3.99%) Administrator
11 14 (3.99%) Field Engineer
11 14 (3.99%) Network Engineer
12 13 (3.70%) Server Engineer
13 12 (3.42%) Rollout Engineer
13 12 (3.42%) Desktop Support
14 11 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
15 10 (2.85%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.69%) .NET
2 17 (4.84%) Application Packaging
3 10 (2.85%) DCOM
4 6 (1.71%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.14%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.85%) XML
7 2 (0.57%) Web Services
7 2 (0.57%) HTML
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (0.57%) JNDI
8 1 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.28%) jQuery
8 1 (0.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.28%) XSL
8 1 (0.28%) MAPI
8 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.69%) Clustering
2 19 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 18 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.70%) PKI
5 10 (2.85%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.85%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.28%) iPhone
7 7 (1.99%) Replication
8 6 (1.71%) Statistics
9 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.85%) Handset
11 3 (0.85%) EPoS
11 3 (0.85%) Firmware
11 3 (0.85%) iPad
12 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.57%) Blog
12 2 (0.57%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 265 (75.50%) Windows
2 105 (29.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (25.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 85 (24.22%) Windows 7
5 58 (16.52%) Windows XP
6 52 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (10.83%) Linux
8 17 (4.84%) UNIX
9 16 (4.56%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.42%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.14%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.14%) Solaris
14 3 (0.85%) AIX
15 2 (0.57%) Android
15 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.38%) ITIL
2 39 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 35 (9.97%) Migration
4 22 (6.27%) Service Management
5 19 (5.41%) CRM
6 12 (3.42%) Load Balancing
7 11 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 11 (3.13%) Time Management
7 11 (3.13%) Network Architecture
8 10 (2.85%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (2.56%) SOA
9 9 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (2.28%) High Availability
10 8 (2.28%) Test Scripting
10 8 (2.28%) Project Management
10 8 (2.28%) Network Design
11 7 (1.99%) Workflow
12 6 (1.71%) Validation
12 6 (1.71%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (17.09%) SQL
2 42 (11.97%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.56%) C#
4 15 (4.27%) VBScript
5 13 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.85%) C
6 10 (2.85%) Perl
6 10 (2.85%) VB
7 8 (2.28%) Korn
7 8 (2.28%) Bourne shell
8 6 (1.71%) Java
9 5 (1.42%) C++
10 4 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.28%) Python
12 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 67 (19.09%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 34 (9.69%) MCSE
5 32 (9.12%) DV Cleared
6 23 (6.55%) Degree
7 20 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (3.70%) MCP
9 12 (3.42%) MCTS
9 12 (3.42%) MCITP
10 11 (3.13%) CCNA
10 11 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (2.85%) CCNP
11 10 (2.85%) CCA
12 8 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.42%) HNC
13 5 (1.42%) MCSA
13 5 (1.42%) CCVP
14 3 (0.85%) ISEB
14 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.83%) SLA
2 4 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.57%) COBIT
4 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 24 (6.84%) XenApp
4 14 (3.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (3.70%) vSphere
6 9 (2.56%) NFS
7 8 (2.28%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.42%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.14%) XenServer
10 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.85%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.85%) KVM
12 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.57%) Xen
12 2 (0.57%) NLBS
13 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.28%) vCloud
13 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 43 (12.25%) SCCM
2 19 (5.41%) WSUS
3 18 (5.13%) SCOM
4 16 (4.56%) NetBackup
5 11 (3.13%) WMI
6 8 (2.28%) Nagios
7 5 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.85%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.28%) Puppet
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.28%) Netcool
Vendors
1 145 (41.31%) Microsoft
2 98 (27.92%) VMware
3 73 (20.80%) Citrix
4 39 (11.11%) Cisco
5 37 (10.54%) HP
6 17 (4.84%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.70%) EMC
8 12 (3.42%) Lotus
9 11 (3.13%) NetApp
9 11 (3.13%) Oracle
9 11 (3.13%) Symantec
10 10 (2.85%) CA
11 8 (2.28%) Altiris
11 8 (2.28%) Isilon
12 7 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.99%) Remedy
13 6 (1.71%) Apple
13 6 (1.71%) Veritas
14 5 (1.42%) AppSense
15 4 (1.14%) TIBCO
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