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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 151 157 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.88% 6.27% 8.59%
As % of the System Software category 58.30% 64.08% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 69 87
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 26
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -28.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £20.40 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
259 245 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.09% 9.79% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 102 118
Average daily rate £378 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 27
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.36 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £21.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 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 31 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 31 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 -6 70 £388 +19.23% 24
Slough +15 19 £388 - 4
Bracknell -5 17 £238 +58.33%
Maidenhead +9 11 £398 - 2
Windsor - 4 £600 -
Wokingham +2 3 £213 -3.40%
Newbury -3 2 £450 +63.63%
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 280 (81.63%) Windows
2 148 (43.15%) Windows 7
3 145 (42.27%) Microsoft
4 85 (24.78%) VMware
5 81 (23.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (22.16%) Security Cleared
7 66 (19.24%) DV Cleared
8 63 (18.37%) SCCM
9 61 (17.78%) MS Excel
10 59 (17.20%) DNS
11 57 (16.62%) MS Office
12 56 (16.33%) ITIL
13 55 (16.03%) MS Exchange
14 52 (15.16%) LAN
15 50 (14.58%) WAN
16 49 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 47 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 45 (13.12%) HP
18 45 (13.12%) Migration
19 44 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
20 42 (12.24%) Firewall
21 40 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
22 39 (11.37%) Cisco
23 37 (10.79%) Citrix
24 34 (9.91%) VPN
25 33 (9.62%) MCSE
26 31 (9.04%) Windows XP
27 30 (8.75%) MS Visio
28 29 (8.45%) Lync
28 29 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 55 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.45%) Lync
2 29 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.71%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.75%) IIS
6 6 (1.75%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.46%) Live Communications Server
7 5 (1.46%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.58%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 57 (16.62%) MS Office
3 30 (8.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.29%) Office 365
2 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.46%) Yammer
4 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.17%) SaaS
5 3 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.58%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 59 (17.20%) DNS
2 52 (15.16%) LAN
3 50 (14.58%) WAN
4 42 (12.24%) Firewall
5 34 (9.91%) VPN
6 26 (7.58%) MPLS
6 26 (7.58%) DHCP
7 24 (7.00%) SMTP
8 22 (6.41%) TCP/IP
9 21 (6.12%) HTTP
10 19 (5.54%) SAN
11 15 (4.37%) VoIP
12 8 (2.33%) LDAP
13 7 (2.04%) Unified Communications
14 6 (1.75%) VLAN
15 5 (1.46%) Cisco ICM
15 5 (1.46%) Internet
16 4 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (1.17%) PSTN
17 3 (0.87%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.29%) DB2
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.17%) MSI
2 2 (0.58%) Subversion
3 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (6.41%) Finance
2 17 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.33%) Retail
4 6 (1.75%) Back Office
5 4 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.17%) French Language
5 4 (1.17%) Banking
6 3 (0.87%) Local Government
6 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.87%) Front Office
7 2 (0.58%) Law
7 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.58%) Publishing
7 2 (0.58%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 62 (18.08%) Support Engineer
2 41 (11.95%) Analyst
3 38 (11.08%) 2nd Line Support
4 29 (8.45%) Architect
5 25 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 23 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (6.12%) Desktop Support
8 20 (5.83%) Rollout Engineer
9 17 (4.96%) Support Analyst
10 16 (4.66%) Service Analyst
10 16 (4.66%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (4.66%) Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (4.37%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
12 14 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
12 14 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
13 13 (3.79%) Team Leader
13 13 (3.79%) Consultant
14 12 (3.50%) Server Engineer
15 10 (2.92%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.46%) Application Packaging
1 5 (1.46%) REST
2 4 (1.17%) Web Services
3 3 (0.87%) XML
3 3 (0.87%) .NET
3 3 (0.87%) SAML
4 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.58%) COM
5 1 (0.29%) SOAP
5 1 (0.29%) XSL
5 1 (0.29%) WSDL
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
5 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.29%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.79%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.92%) Replication
4 9 (2.62%) Clustering
5 6 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
6 3 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.87%) iPhone
6 3 (0.87%) EqualLogic
6 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.58%) iPad
7 2 (0.58%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.58%) IVR
8 1 (0.29%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.29%) Social Media
8 1 (0.29%) DTV
8 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 280 (81.63%) Windows
2 148 (43.15%) Windows 7
3 81 (23.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (9.04%) Windows XP
7 25 (7.29%) Linux
8 22 (6.41%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.17%) UNIX
10 2 (0.58%) Solaris
11 1 (0.29%) VMS
11 1 (0.29%) CentOS
11 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.33%) ITIL
2 45 (13.12%) Migration
3 27 (7.87%) Project Management
4 23 (6.71%) Configuration Management
5 13 (3.79%) Customer Engagement
6 12 (3.50%) Service Management
7 11 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (2.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (2.62%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.33%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.04%) SOA
10 7 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (1.75%) PRINCE2
11 6 (1.75%) Mentoring
12 5 (1.46%) Identity Management
12 5 (1.46%) Business Continuity
12 5 (1.46%) Validation
12 5 (1.46%) High Availability
12 5 (1.46%) Software Testing
12 5 (1.46%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.71%) SQL
2 22 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.37%) VBScript
4 9 (2.62%) VB
5 5 (1.46%) C
6 3 (0.87%) Java
7 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 76 (22.16%) Security Cleared
2 66 (19.24%) DV Cleared
3 49 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (9.62%) MCSE
5 26 (7.58%) SC Cleared
6 22 (6.41%) MCP
7 21 (6.12%) MCITP
8 12 (3.50%) Degree
9 10 (2.92%) CCNA
9 10 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.62%) MCTS
11 7 (2.04%) MCSA
12 6 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.87%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.87%) MCSD
14 2 (0.58%) CCNP
14 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.58%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.29%) SLA
2 2 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 44 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.12%) vSphere
3 17 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.92%) XenApp
6 7 (2.04%) Terminal Services
6 7 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.46%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.87%) Samba
8 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.87%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.29%) NDS
10 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.29%) Xen
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.29%) XenServer
10 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 63 (18.37%) SCCM
2 16 (4.66%) SCOM
3 10 (2.92%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.87%) WSUS
6 3 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.87%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.87%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.87%) Puppet
7 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.29%) MOM
8 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 145 (42.27%) Microsoft
2 85 (24.78%) VMware
3 45 (13.12%) HP
4 39 (11.37%) Cisco
5 37 (10.79%) Citrix
6 22 (6.41%) CheckPoint
7 19 (5.54%) Symantec
8 10 (2.92%) Remedy
8 10 (2.92%) Dell
9 7 (2.04%) EMC
9 7 (2.04%) IBM
9 7 (2.04%) AppSense
10 6 (1.75%) SolarWinds
10 6 (1.75%) Lotus
10 6 (1.75%) 3PAR
10 6 (1.75%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.46%) Avaya
11 5 (1.46%) Oracle
11 5 (1.46%) McAfee
12 3 (0.87%) ProCurve
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