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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 171 205 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.46% 7.88% 5.51%
As % of the System Software category 61.96% 72.70% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 89 46
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£300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 30
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.70 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £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
276 282 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.43% 10.84% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 125 74
Average daily rate £350 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 97 £238 -22.44% 33
Bracknell +1 32 £319 -3.40% 5
Slough -15 9 £400 +53.84% 1
Maidenhead -14 4 £398 -0.62% 13
Newbury 0 2 £325 -25.71% 5
Wokingham - 2 £400 - 1
Thatcham - - - - 2
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 259 (69.62%) Windows
2 182 (48.92%) Microsoft
3 110 (29.57%) Windows 7
4 103 (27.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (25.54%) VMware
6 92 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 88 (23.66%) Security Cleared
8 85 (22.85%) MS Exchange
9 70 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 69 (18.55%) DNS
10 69 (18.55%) SQL
11 63 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 61 (16.40%) ITIL
13 57 (15.32%) Citrix
13 57 (15.32%) DV Cleared
14 56 (15.05%) MS Excel
15 53 (14.25%) SharePoint
15 53 (14.25%) Hyper-V
15 53 (14.25%) Lync
15 53 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 50 (13.44%) DHCP
17 49 (13.17%) SCCM
18 48 (12.90%) SC Cleared
18 48 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
19 47 (12.63%) MCSE
20 46 (12.37%) HP
20 46 (12.37%) Disaster Recovery
21 44 (11.83%) PowerShell
22 41 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2013
22 41 (11.02%) SLA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 85 (22.85%) MS Exchange
2 53 (14.25%) SharePoint
2 53 (14.25%) Lync
3 48 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (7.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 27 (7.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 27 (7.26%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 21 (5.65%) IIS
9 15 (4.03%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (2.96%) IBM Notes
12 7 (1.88%) GroupWise
13 4 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.81%) Documentum
14 3 (0.81%) Live Communications Server
14 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 56 (15.05%) MS Excel
2 36 (9.68%) MS Office
3 16 (4.30%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (7.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (6.99%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.99%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (2.69%) Office 365
3 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.08%) IaaS
5 3 (0.81%) SaaS
5 3 (0.81%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (18.55%) DNS
2 50 (13.44%) DHCP
3 38 (10.22%) TCP/IP
4 34 (9.14%) Firewall
5 33 (8.87%) SAN
6 23 (6.18%) WAN
6 23 (6.18%) LAN
7 19 (5.11%) VoIP
8 16 (4.30%) VPN
9 13 (3.49%) Internet
10 8 (2.15%) SMTP
10 8 (2.15%) DMZ
11 7 (1.88%) FTP
11 7 (1.88%) MPLS
11 7 (1.88%) PBX
12 6 (1.61%) IMAP
12 6 (1.61%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.61%) POP3
13 4 (1.08%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.27%) IDOL
5 1 (0.27%) DTS
5 1 (0.27%) MS Access
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.42%) StarTeam
2 4 (1.08%) MSI
3 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (4.57%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.49%) Finance
3 6 (1.61%) Retail
4 5 (1.34%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.08%) Banking
5 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.27%) Games
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 72 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 44 (11.83%) Architect
3 37 (9.95%) Analyst
4 33 (8.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 31 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 30 (8.06%) Technical Architect
7 24 (6.45%) Consultant
7 24 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
8 23 (6.18%) Field Engineer
9 21 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 18 (4.84%) Desktop Support
11 16 (4.30%) Server Engineer
12 15 (4.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 15 (4.03%) Administrator
12 15 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (3.76%) Support Analyst
14 13 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
14 13 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 12 (3.23%) IT Support
15 12 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.53%) .NET
2 25 (6.72%) Application Packaging
3 8 (2.15%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.34%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.34%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.08%) Web Services
5 4 (1.08%) XML
6 3 (0.81%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.81%) COM+
7 2 (0.54%) DCOM
8 1 (0.27%) WSDL
8 1 (0.27%) SAML
8 1 (0.27%) SOAP
8 1 (0.27%) XSL
8 1 (0.27%) COM
8 1 (0.27%) jQuery
8 1 (0.27%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.22%) Clustering
2 10 (2.69%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.42%) Thin Client
3 9 (2.42%) Fat Client
3 9 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.15%) PKI
5 7 (1.88%) Replication
6 6 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.08%) IVR
8 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.81%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.81%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.54%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.54%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.27%) Handset
10 1 (0.27%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 259 (69.62%) Windows
2 110 (29.57%) Windows 7
3 103 (27.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (10.22%) Windows XP
7 32 (8.60%) Linux
8 23 (6.18%) UNIX
9 18 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (4.84%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.27%) VMS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.40%) ITIL
2 46 (12.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (8.60%) CRM
3 32 (8.60%) Migration
4 30 (8.06%) Configuration Management
5 20 (5.38%) Service Management
6 18 (4.84%) SOA
7 14 (3.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
9 11 (2.96%) Incident Management
10 8 (2.15%) Network Management
11 7 (1.88%) Time Management
12 6 (1.61%) Validation
12 6 (1.61%) Change Management
13 5 (1.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (1.34%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (1.34%) Project Management
13 5 (1.34%) Fault Management
13 5 (1.34%) Network Design
14 4 (1.08%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.55%) SQL
2 44 (11.83%) PowerShell
3 33 (8.87%) VB
4 18 (4.84%) VBScript
5 14 (3.76%) Perl
6 12 (3.23%) C
7 9 (2.42%) C#
7 9 (2.42%) Korn
7 9 (2.42%) Bourne shell
8 5 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.08%) C++
9 4 (1.08%) Java
9 4 (1.08%) Python
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
10 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 70 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (15.32%) DV Cleared
4 48 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 47 (12.63%) MCSE
6 23 (6.18%) MCITP
6 23 (6.18%) MCP
7 20 (5.38%) Degree
8 15 (4.03%) MCTS
9 9 (2.42%) HNC
10 8 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.88%) CCA
12 5 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.34%) MCSA
13 4 (1.08%) CCNA
14 3 (0.81%) RHCSA
15 2 (0.54%) PhD
15 2 (0.54%) CCNP
16 1 (0.27%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.02%) SLA
2 6 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.54%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (14.25%) Hyper-V
3 19 (5.11%) vSphere
4 12 (3.23%) XenApp
4 12 (3.23%) Terminal Services
5 10 (2.69%) NFS
6 7 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.34%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.08%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.81%) vCloud
9 3 (0.81%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.27%) Firmware
11 1 (0.27%) Docker
11 1 (0.27%) LXC
11 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.27%) NLBS
11 1 (0.27%) Xen
11 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (13.17%) SCCM
2 20 (5.38%) NetBackup
3 18 (4.84%) SCOM
4 13 (3.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (3.49%) Nagios
5 10 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (1.61%) WSUS
7 5 (1.34%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.08%) SCSM
9 3 (0.81%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.81%) WMI
10 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.27%) MOM
10 1 (0.27%) Netcool
10 1 (0.27%) Puppet
10 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.27%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 182 (48.92%) Microsoft
2 95 (25.54%) VMware
3 57 (15.32%) Citrix
4 46 (12.37%) HP
5 30 (8.06%) Cisco
6 25 (6.72%) Red Hat
7 24 (6.45%) Symantec
8 20 (5.38%) Remedy
9 18 (4.84%) EMC
10 16 (4.30%) Oracle
11 13 (3.49%) Lotus
12 11 (2.96%) Isilon
13 10 (2.69%) Dell
14 9 (2.42%) CA
14 9 (2.42%) Borland
15 8 (2.15%) Avaya
15 8 (2.15%) Altiris
16 7 (1.88%) NetApp
16 7 (1.88%) Novell
16 7 (1.88%) Veritas
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