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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 124 163 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.28% 6.35% 7.66%
As % of the System Software category 45.59% 58.63% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 81 81
Median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £163 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £499 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 16
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
272 278 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.58% 10.83% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 149 112
Median daily rate £400 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 16
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £17.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +12.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 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
Bracknell +10 43 £227 -4.31% 4
Reading -13 42 £300 -21.31% 7
Slough -1 9 £344 -11.29% 4
Wokingham -7 4 £410 +92.94% 1
Maidenhead -8 3 £112 -71.82% 2
Newbury -4 2 £308 - 1
Windsor 0 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 221 (78.09%) Windows
2 149 (52.65%) Windows Server
3 145 (51.24%) Microsoft
4 75 (26.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (25.44%) Security Cleared
5 72 (25.44%) VMware
6 68 (24.03%) MS Exchange
7 62 (21.91%) DNS
8 58 (20.49%) MS Excel
9 56 (19.79%) Office 365
10 54 (19.08%) Windows 7
10 54 (19.08%) SQL
11 52 (18.37%) MS Office
11 52 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
12 49 (17.31%) SC Cleared
12 49 (17.31%) PowerShell
12 49 (17.31%) Citrix
13 48 (16.96%) ITIL
14 47 (16.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 44 (15.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 42 (14.84%) SQL Server
17 41 (14.49%) Migration
18 40 (14.13%) Oracle
18 40 (14.13%) SLA
19 37 (13.07%) SharePoint
20 33 (11.66%) Linux
21 32 (11.31%) DHCP
21 32 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
22 31 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
23 30 (10.60%) Windows XP

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 68 (24.03%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.07%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.77%) IIS
4 19 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (4.59%) Skype for Business
7 12 (4.24%) Live Communications Server
8 5 (1.77%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.71%) Apache
10 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.71%) Documentum
10 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.71%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 58 (20.49%) MS Excel
2 52 (18.37%) MS Office
3 6 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.35%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 56 (19.79%) Office 365
2 52 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (8.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.77%) SaaS
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.06%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.71%) Boomi
6 2 (0.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.71%) PaaS
6 2 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.35%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 62 (21.91%) DNS
2 32 (11.31%) DHCP
3 25 (8.83%) SAN
4 23 (8.13%) LAN
5 21 (7.42%) WAN
6 20 (7.07%) TCP/IP
7 19 (6.71%) Firewall
8 15 (5.30%) VPN
9 10 (3.53%) LDAP
10 9 (3.18%) Skype
11 8 (2.83%) Internet
11 8 (2.83%) VoIP
12 7 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (2.47%) SMTP
12 7 (2.47%) Unified Communications
13 5 (1.77%) Intranet
13 5 (1.77%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.77%) MPLS
13 5 (1.77%) Wireless
14 4 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.59%) MS Access
3 6 (2.12%) EDRMS
4 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.35%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 1 (0.35%) Cognos Connection
8 1 (0.35%) Cognos Query Studio
8 1 (0.35%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.35%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.35%) DocumentDB
8 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.35%) Power BI
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.71%) SoapUI
1 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
1 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.35%) MSI
2 1 (0.35%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.35%) Subversion
2 1 (0.35%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 18 (6.36%) Finance
2 10 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.83%) Retail
4 6 (2.12%) French Language
4 6 (2.12%) German Language
4 6 (2.12%) Portuguese Language
4 6 (2.12%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.06%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 2 (0.71%) Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Electronics
6 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (30.04%) Support Engineer
2 39 (13.78%) Consultant
3 36 (12.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 26 (9.19%) 3rd Line Support
5 25 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (7.77%) Web Engineer
6 22 (7.77%) Web Support Engineer
7 21 (7.42%) Analyst
8 20 (7.07%) Architect
9 19 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (6.01%) VMware Engineer
10 17 (6.01%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (5.30%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (5.30%) Desktop Support
13 12 (4.24%) Field Engineer
13 12 (4.24%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (3.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 11 (3.89%) IT Support
14 11 (3.89%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.71%) Flash
2 11 (3.89%) .NET
3 8 (2.83%) XML
4 6 (2.12%) Web Services
5 5 (1.77%) ADO.NET
5 5 (1.77%) OAuth2
5 5 (1.77%) SAML
6 3 (1.06%) COM
6 3 (1.06%) DCOM
6 3 (1.06%) Middleware
6 3 (1.06%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.71%) AppFabric
7 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.71%) JDBC
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.71%) REST
7 2 (0.71%) SOAP
8 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.35%) JSON
8 1 (0.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.48%) Clustering
2 20 (7.07%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.89%) Statistics
4 10 (3.53%) Fat Client
4 10 (3.53%) Thin Client
5 9 (3.18%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.18%) PKI
6 8 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.71%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.71%) FMCG
9 2 (0.71%) iPhone
9 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) Replication
9 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.35%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 221 (78.09%) Windows
2 149 (52.65%) Windows Server
3 75 (26.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (19.08%) Windows 7
5 47 (16.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (15.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (11.66%) Linux
8 30 (10.60%) Windows XP
9 22 (7.77%) Unix
10 12 (4.24%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.83%) Solaris
12 6 (2.12%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.06%) VMS
15 2 (0.71%) AIX
15 2 (0.71%) Android
15 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.35%) CentOS
16 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.96%) ITIL
2 41 (14.49%) Migration
3 20 (7.07%) Identity Management
3 20 (7.07%) Problem Management
4 19 (6.71%) Time Management
5 13 (4.59%) Customer Engagement
6 12 (4.24%) Incident Management
7 11 (3.89%) Change Management
7 11 (3.89%) Service Management
8 10 (3.53%) Identity Access Management
9 9 (3.18%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (3.18%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (3.18%) High Availability
9 9 (3.18%) Load Balancing
10 8 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (2.83%) Presales
11 7 (2.47%) Data Modelling
11 7 (2.47%) Mentoring
11 7 (2.47%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (2.12%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.08%) SQL
2 49 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.13%) Java
4 9 (3.18%) VBScript
5 5 (1.77%) C#
5 5 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.06%) Python
6 3 (1.06%) Ruby
6 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.06%) VB
7 2 (0.71%) C++
7 2 (0.71%) Groovy
7 2 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (25.44%) Security Cleared
2 49 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (8.13%) DV Cleared
5 22 (7.77%) Degree
6 14 (4.95%) MCSE
6 14 (4.95%) MCTS
7 12 (4.24%) MCITP
8 8 (2.83%) MCP
9 3 (1.06%) MCAD
9 3 (1.06%) MCPD
10 2 (0.71%) CCNA
10 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.35%) CCA
11 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.35%) MCSD
11 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (14.13%) SLA
2 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 32 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.71%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.01%) ISA Server
5 13 (4.59%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.89%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (3.89%) vSphere
7 10 (3.53%) XenApp
8 6 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.77%) BitLocker
9 5 (1.77%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.77%) XenServer
10 4 (1.41%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.71%) UAG
12 2 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.35%) Docker
13 1 (0.35%) vCloud
13 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (10.25%) SCCM
2 19 (6.71%) NetBackup
2 19 (6.71%) WSUS
3 17 (6.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (6.01%) SCOM
4 15 (5.30%) Netcool
5 13 (4.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (3.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 8 (2.83%) Unicenter
8 7 (2.47%) Backup Exec
8 7 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (2.12%) WMI
10 3 (1.06%) Ansible
10 3 (1.06%) Puppet
11 2 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.71%) Nagios
11 2 (0.71%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.71%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 145 (51.24%) Microsoft
2 72 (25.44%) VMware
3 49 (17.31%) Citrix
4 40 (14.13%) Oracle
5 27 (9.54%) HP
6 18 (6.36%) Veritas
7 17 (6.01%) Cisco
8 16 (5.65%) EMC
8 16 (5.65%) Fujitsu
9 14 (4.95%) Remedy
10 13 (4.59%) Meridio
11 9 (3.18%) Intel Security
11 9 (3.18%) Symantec
12 8 (2.83%) F5
13 6 (2.12%) NetApp
14 5 (1.77%) Dell
14 5 (1.77%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.77%) ServiceNow
15 4 (1.41%) SAP
15 4 (1.41%) Veeam
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