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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 142 163 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.38% 6.72% 6.98%
As % of the System Software category 56.35% 65.73% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 73 76
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £150 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 24
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -16.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £23.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
252 248 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.55% 10.22% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 105 103
Average daily rate £359 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 25
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.07 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -16.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £23.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -12 71 £381 +27.08% 18
Slough +7 15 £300 +5.26% 1
Bracknell -6 13 £238 +58.33% 2
Maidenhead +4 5 £320 -5.18%
Newbury -9 4 £413 +50.00%
Wokingham -1 3 £213 -0.11%
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 242 (81.76%) Windows
2 137 (46.28%) Microsoft
3 123 (41.55%) Windows 7
4 77 (26.01%) VMware
5 66 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (21.96%) Security Cleared
7 58 (19.59%) DV Cleared
8 49 (16.55%) SCCM
8 49 (16.55%) MS Exchange
8 49 (16.55%) ITIL
9 48 (16.22%) MS Office
9 48 (16.22%) MS Excel
10 45 (15.20%) DNS
11 44 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (14.19%) Citrix
12 42 (14.19%) WAN
13 41 (13.85%) LAN
14 40 (13.51%) HP
15 39 (13.18%) Migration
15 39 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
18 33 (11.15%) Windows XP
19 31 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
20 30 (10.14%) Firewall
21 29 (9.80%) Cisco
21 29 (9.80%) SQL
22 28 (9.46%) MCSE
23 26 (8.78%) Lync
24 24 (8.11%) Office 365

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 49 (16.55%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (8.78%) Lync
4 18 (6.08%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.04%) IIS
8 8 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.35%) Live Communications Server
10 3 (1.01%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 48 (16.22%) MS Office
1 48 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.11%) Office 365
2 11 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.69%) Yammer
4 4 (1.35%) SaaS
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (15.20%) DNS
2 42 (14.19%) WAN
3 41 (13.85%) LAN
4 30 (10.14%) Firewall
5 24 (8.11%) DHCP
5 24 (8.11%) VPN
6 20 (6.76%) TCP/IP
7 15 (5.07%) SAN
7 15 (5.07%) MPLS
8 12 (4.05%) HTTP
8 12 (4.05%) SMTP
9 11 (3.72%) VoIP
10 9 (3.04%) LDAP
11 7 (2.36%) VLAN
12 5 (1.69%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.69%) Internet
13 4 (1.35%) SSL
14 3 (1.01%) SNMP
14 3 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.35%) MSI
2 2 (0.68%) Subversion
3 1 (0.34%) PVCS
General
1 24 (8.11%) Finance
2 14 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.03%) Banking
4 5 (1.69%) Retail
4 5 (1.69%) Back Office
5 4 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.35%) French Language
6 3 (1.01%) Local Government
6 3 (1.01%) Front Office
7 2 (0.68%) Games
7 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.68%) Law
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Military
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (17.57%) Support Engineer
2 32 (10.81%) Analyst
3 30 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (8.45%) Desktop Support
5 23 (7.77%) Architect
6 22 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 21 (7.09%) Rollout Engineer
8 16 (5.41%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.07%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (4.73%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (4.39%) Consultant
12 10 (3.38%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.38%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (3.38%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.38%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
13 9 (3.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 9 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.04%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.03%) Web Services
2 5 (1.69%) REST
3 4 (1.35%) SAML
4 3 (1.01%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.34%) OAuth
5 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.34%) WAP
5 1 (0.34%) .NET
5 1 (0.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.38%) Replication
3 10 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.69%) Clustering
6 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.01%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.68%) IVR
7 2 (0.68%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.34%) CESG
8 1 (0.34%) PKI
8 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.34%) PMI
8 1 (0.34%) DTV
8 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 242 (81.76%) Windows
2 123 (41.55%) Windows 7
3 66 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (11.15%) Windows XP
7 19 (6.42%) Linux
8 17 (5.74%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.01%) Solaris
10 2 (0.68%) Android
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.34%) UNIX
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.55%) ITIL
2 39 (13.18%) Migration
3 20 (6.76%) Configuration Management
4 16 (5.41%) Project Management
5 12 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (3.04%) Service Management
6 9 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (3.04%) Incident Management
7 8 (2.70%) Service Delivery
8 7 (2.36%) Business Continuity
9 6 (2.03%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.03%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (2.03%) Mentoring
10 5 (1.69%) High Availability
10 5 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (1.69%) SOA
10 5 (1.69%) Identity Management
10 5 (1.69%) Software Testing
11 4 (1.35%) Validation
11 4 (1.35%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.80%) SQL
2 23 (7.77%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.72%) VBScript
4 7 (2.36%) VB
5 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.01%) C
5 3 (1.01%) Java
6 1 (0.34%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (21.96%) Security Cleared
2 58 (19.59%) DV Cleared
3 44 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (9.46%) MCSE
5 20 (6.76%) SC Cleared
5 20 (6.76%) MCITP
6 17 (5.74%) MCP
7 9 (3.04%) CCNA
7 9 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.70%) MCTS
8 8 (2.70%) Degree
9 6 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.03%) MCSA
10 4 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.01%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.01%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.68%) CCNP
13 1 (0.34%) MCSD
13 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.42%) SLA
2 2 (0.68%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
System Software
1 39 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.74%) vSphere
3 13 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.38%) XenApp
4 10 (3.38%) VMware ESX
5 8 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.03%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.01%) Samba
9 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.34%) NDS
10 1 (0.34%) Xen
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (16.55%) SCCM
2 9 (3.04%) SCOM
3 7 (2.36%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.03%) WSUS
4 6 (2.03%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.01%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.01%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.34%) Puppet
8 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.34%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 137 (46.28%) Microsoft
2 77 (26.01%) VMware
3 42 (14.19%) Citrix
4 40 (13.51%) HP
5 29 (9.80%) Cisco
6 20 (6.76%) Symantec
7 13 (4.39%) Remedy
8 12 (4.05%) CheckPoint
9 10 (3.38%) Dell
10 9 (3.04%) AppSense
11 7 (2.36%) EMC
12 6 (2.03%) IBM
12 6 (2.03%) McAfee
12 6 (2.03%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.03%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.69%) Oracle
14 4 (1.35%) Avaya
14 4 (1.35%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.35%) ProCurve
15 3 (1.01%) Brocade
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