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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South East / Berkshire
Rank 38 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 73 144 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.83% 5.84% 7.24%
As % of the System Software category 41.48% 62.88% 62.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 80 91
Median daily rate £363 £364 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £175 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £302 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 16
Median hourly rate £30.91 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.62% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.56 £15.10 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £61.53 £37.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%

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
176 229 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.24% 9.29% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 121 151
Median daily rate £438 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 18
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £15.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.65 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.75%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Reading -22 24 £300 +5.26% 9
Bracknell -1 14 £513 +85.52% 5
Windsor +5 5 £400 +4.57%
Wokingham -3 4 £338 - 1
Slough +3 3 £363 -0.34% 5
Newbury +1 2 £203 - 2
Maidenhead -15 1 - - 8
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 144 (71.64%) Windows
2 85 (42.29%) Microsoft
3 80 (39.80%) Windows Server
4 67 (33.33%) VMware
5 47 (23.38%) Office 365
6 46 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 42 (20.90%) MS Exchange
9 41 (20.40%) Security Cleared
10 40 (19.90%) DNS
11 37 (18.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (17.41%) SCCM
12 35 (17.41%) Windows 7
13 32 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
14 30 (14.93%) Cisco
15 29 (14.43%) MS Excel
15 29 (14.43%) PowerShell
16 28 (13.93%) Citrix
17 26 (12.94%) DHCP
17 26 (12.94%) Windows 10
18 24 (11.94%) LAN
18 24 (11.94%) MS Office
19 23 (11.44%) HP
19 23 (11.44%) TCP/IP
20 22 (10.95%) Migration
20 22 (10.95%) Hyper-V
21 21 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
22 20 (9.95%) WAN
22 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
23 19 (9.45%) DV Cleared

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 42 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 17 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (5.47%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.99%) IIS
7 6 (2.99%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.49%) Documentum
10 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.50%) nginx
10 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 29 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.94%) MS Office
3 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (23.38%) Office 365
2 32 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.49%) IaaS
4 5 (2.49%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (2.49%) SoftLayer
5 4 (1.99%) PaaS
6 3 (1.49%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.49%) Yammer
7 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.50%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.90%) DNS
2 26 (12.94%) DHCP
3 24 (11.94%) LAN
4 23 (11.44%) TCP/IP
5 20 (9.95%) WAN
6 13 (6.47%) Firewall
6 13 (6.47%) NetScaler
7 11 (5.47%) SAN
8 10 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (4.98%) Skype
9 7 (3.48%) SMTP
10 6 (2.99%) SSL
10 6 (2.99%) VoIP
11 5 (2.49%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (2.49%) MPLS
12 4 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.99%) VSAN
12 4 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.49%) Internet
13 3 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.00%) MS Access
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.50%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Redis
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.00%) MSI
3 1 (0.50%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (8.46%) Retail
2 8 (3.98%) Finance
3 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.99%) Electronics
5 5 (2.49%) Advertising
6 4 (1.99%) Marketing
7 3 (1.49%) Back Office
7 3 (1.49%) Local Government
8 2 (1.00%) Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Law
8 2 (1.00%) Legal
8 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (22.89%) Architect
2 38 (18.91%) Support Engineer
3 23 (11.44%) Consultant
4 22 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 16 (7.96%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (6.97%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (6.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 13 (6.47%) Security Architect
9 13 (6.47%) Server Engineer
10 12 (5.97%) Desktop Support
11 11 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (4.98%) IT Support
13 9 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (4.48%) Technical Architect
14 8 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.97%) SAML
2 4 (1.99%) .NET
2 4 (1.99%) Flash
3 3 (1.49%) HTML
3 3 (1.49%) Middleware
3 3 (1.49%) Web Services
4 2 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.00%) VML
5 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.50%) CORBA
5 1 (0.50%) CSS3
5 1 (0.50%) Django
5 1 (0.50%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.50%) HTML5
5 1 (0.50%) J2EE
5 1 (0.50%) Kafka
5 1 (0.50%) OAuth
5 1 (0.50%) SignalR
5 1 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.98%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.98%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.48%) Clustering
3 7 (3.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.49%) FlexPod
5 4 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.99%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.99%) Statistics
5 4 (1.99%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.99%) VCE vBlock
6 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.49%) PKI
7 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 144 (71.64%) Windows
2 80 (39.80%) Windows Server
3 46 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (18.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (17.41%) Windows 7
6 26 (12.94%) Windows 10
7 21 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (9.45%) Android
9 12 (5.97%) Apple iOS
9 12 (5.97%) Linux
10 10 (4.98%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.48%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.48%) Windows CE
12 5 (2.49%) Unix
13 4 (1.99%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.49%) AIX
14 3 (1.49%) Solaris
14 3 (1.49%) SUSE
15 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.95%) Migration
2 16 (7.96%) ITIL
3 13 (6.47%) Problem Management
4 12 (5.97%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (4.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 9 (4.48%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 8 (3.98%) Presales
6 8 (3.98%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (2.99%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 6 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (2.99%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 5 (2.49%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.49%) Converged Infrastructure
9 5 (2.49%) Data Centre Operations
9 5 (2.49%) Data Protection
9 5 (2.49%) Project Management
9 5 (2.49%) Security Management
10 4 (1.99%) Asset Management
10 4 (1.99%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.43%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.96%) SQL
3 10 (4.98%) Java
4 9 (4.48%) VBScript
5 7 (3.48%) VB
6 6 (2.99%) Perl
7 5 (2.49%) Python
7 5 (2.49%) Ruby
8 2 (1.00%) C
8 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) C#
9 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (20.40%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.45%) DV Cleared
4 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.98%) CISMP
5 10 (4.98%) CRISC
6 7 (3.48%) MCSE
7 4 (1.99%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.99%) MCP
7 4 (1.99%) VCDX
8 3 (1.49%) Degree
8 3 (1.49%) MCSA
9 2 (1.00%) CCNA
9 2 (1.00%) CCNP
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.50%) MCITP
10 1 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.46%) SLA
2 11 (5.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 44 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (10.95%) Hyper-V
3 14 (6.97%) vCloud
4 12 (5.97%) XenApp
5 11 (5.47%) vSphere
6 6 (2.99%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.99%) Docker
7 4 (1.99%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.00%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.00%) Firmware
8 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.50%) Squid
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (17.41%) SCCM
2 15 (7.46%) WSUS
3 13 (6.47%) AirWatch
4 12 (5.97%) SCOM
5 11 (5.47%) NetBackup
6 10 (4.98%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 6 (2.99%) Ansible
7 6 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.99%) Puppet
8 5 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.49%) vRealize
9 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.00%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.00%) Netcool
10 2 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.50%) OpenView
11 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 85 (42.29%) Microsoft
2 67 (33.33%) VMware
3 30 (14.93%) Cisco
4 28 (13.93%) Citrix
5 23 (11.44%) HP
6 18 (8.96%) Oracle
7 15 (7.46%) CheckPoint
7 15 (7.46%) Symantec
8 10 (4.98%) Palo Alto
9 9 (4.48%) EMC
9 9 (4.48%) MobileIron
10 7 (3.48%) NetApp
11 6 (2.99%) Dell
11 6 (2.99%) Intel Security
12 5 (2.49%) Apple
12 5 (2.49%) Nimsoft
12 5 (2.49%) Veritas
13 4 (1.99%) IBM
13 4 (1.99%) Samsung
14 3 (1.49%) Google
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