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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 184 168 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.45% 6.05% 6.40%
As % of the System Software category 57.86% 64.12% 60.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 69 59
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£300 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.60 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.96 £25.85 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
318 262 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.15% 9.43% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 109 100
Average daily rate £400 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.70 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £27.88 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +4 95 £230 -23.33% 25
Bracknell 0 22 £151 -51.83% 4
Slough +3 18 £400 +88.23% 4
Maidenhead +6 14 £398 +11.97% 11
Windsor - 4 £485 - 1
Wokingham - 4 £300 -
Newbury -7 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 281 (80.06%) Windows
2 168 (47.86%) Microsoft
3 126 (35.90%) Windows 7
4 92 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (24.79%) Security Cleared
6 84 (23.93%) VMware
7 78 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 70 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 67 (19.09%) SCCM
10 63 (17.95%) DV Cleared
11 62 (17.66%) MS Excel
12 60 (17.09%) DNS
13 59 (16.81%) ITIL
14 58 (16.52%) MS Office
15 54 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 44 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2010
17 43 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (12.25%) MCSE
18 41 (11.68%) Cisco
18 41 (11.68%) HP
18 41 (11.68%) SC Cleared
19 40 (11.40%) Firewall
20 38 (10.83%) Migration
21 37 (10.54%) Lync
22 36 (10.26%) PowerShell
22 36 (10.26%) SharePoint
23 35 (9.97%) LAN
23 35 (9.97%) SQL
24 34 (9.69%) Configuration Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 78 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 44 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (10.54%) Lync
4 36 (10.26%) SharePoint
5 20 (5.70%) IIS
6 19 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (4.27%) SharePoint Server
8 14 (3.99%) IBM Notes
9 13 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
12 8 (2.28%) GroupWise
13 6 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (1.14%) Live Communications Server
16 3 (0.85%) Documentum
16 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
17 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 62 (17.66%) MS Excel
2 58 (16.52%) MS Office
3 24 (6.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.13%) Office 365
2 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.71%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.57%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (17.09%) DNS
2 40 (11.40%) Firewall
3 35 (9.97%) LAN
4 32 (9.12%) DHCP
5 31 (8.83%) WAN
6 30 (8.55%) TCP/IP
7 27 (7.69%) SAN
8 25 (7.12%) VPN
9 23 (6.55%) VoIP
10 19 (5.41%) SMTP
11 15 (4.27%) MPLS
12 12 (3.42%) HTTP
13 10 (2.85%) PBX
14 9 (2.56%) Unified Communications
15 7 (1.99%) PSTN
15 7 (1.99%) POP3
15 7 (1.99%) IMAP
16 6 (1.71%) Cisco ICM
16 6 (1.71%) RTP
17 4 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (2.85%) StarTeam
2 4 (1.14%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (5.98%) Telecoms
2 10 (2.85%) Finance
3 8 (2.28%) Retail
4 6 (1.71%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.85%) French Language
7 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.57%) Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Publishing
7 2 (0.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (21.65%) Support Engineer
2 46 (13.11%) Analyst
3 34 (9.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 24 (6.84%) Architect
4 24 (6.84%) Consultant
4 24 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 21 (5.98%) Server Engineer
7 20 (5.70%) Desktop Support
8 19 (5.41%) Support Analyst
8 19 (5.41%) Service Analyst
8 19 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 17 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
9 17 (4.84%) Field Engineer
10 16 (4.56%) Administrator
11 15 (4.27%) Rollout Engineer
12 14 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (3.99%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (3.70%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.70%) .NET
2 8 (2.28%) Application Packaging
2 8 (2.28%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.71%) XML
4 4 (1.14%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.85%) Web Services
6 2 (0.57%) XSL
6 2 (0.57%) COM
6 2 (0.57%) COM+
6 2 (0.57%) SOAP
6 2 (0.57%) WSDL
7 1 (0.28%) HTML
7 1 (0.28%) SAML
7 1 (0.28%) LINQ
7 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.56%) Clustering
2 13 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.28%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.28%) Replication
4 6 (1.71%) PKI
5 5 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.14%) iPhone
6 4 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.14%) IVR
7 3 (0.85%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.57%) iPad
9 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.28%) EPoS
9 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 281 (80.06%) Windows
2 126 (35.90%) Windows 7
3 92 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (8.83%) Linux
7 28 (7.98%) Windows XP
8 15 (4.27%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.85%) UNIX
10 6 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.81%) ITIL
2 38 (10.83%) Migration
3 34 (9.69%) Configuration Management
4 22 (6.27%) Customer Engagement
5 21 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (5.70%) Service Management
7 14 (3.99%) Project Management
8 9 (2.56%) Service Delivery
8 9 (2.56%) CRM
9 8 (2.28%) Network Management
9 8 (2.28%) Validation
10 7 (1.99%) Network Design
11 6 (1.71%) Problem Management
11 6 (1.71%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (1.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (1.14%) Waterfall
13 4 (1.14%) High Availability
13 4 (1.14%) Network Load Balancing
13 4 (1.14%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (1.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 35 (9.97%) SQL
3 23 (6.55%) VB
4 17 (4.84%) VBScript
5 6 (1.71%) C
6 5 (1.42%) C#
7 4 (1.14%) C++
8 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.28%) Java
9 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.28%) Perl
9 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 87 (24.79%) Security Cleared
2 70 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (17.95%) DV Cleared
4 43 (12.25%) MCSE
5 41 (11.68%) SC Cleared
6 29 (8.26%) MCP
7 27 (7.69%) MCITP
8 20 (5.70%) MCTS
8 20 (5.70%) Degree
9 6 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.71%) MCSA
10 5 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.85%) MCSD
12 2 (0.57%) CCNA
12 2 (0.57%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.28%) HNC
13 1 (0.28%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (9.40%) Hyper-V
3 19 (5.41%) vSphere
4 11 (3.13%) XenApp
4 11 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.85%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.14%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.85%) Samba
7 3 (0.85%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.28%) NDS
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.28%) NLBS
8 1 (0.28%) vCloud
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 67 (19.09%) SCCM
2 23 (6.55%) SCOM
3 14 (3.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (3.42%) HP Data Protector
5 10 (2.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.14%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.14%) SCSM
8 3 (0.85%) vMotion
8 3 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.85%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.57%) Puppet
9 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.57%) MOM
10 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.28%) Netcool
10 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 168 (47.86%) Microsoft
2 84 (23.93%) VMware
3 41 (11.68%) Cisco
3 41 (11.68%) HP
4 32 (9.12%) Citrix
5 16 (4.56%) Lotus
6 15 (4.27%) Symantec
6 15 (4.27%) Oracle
7 12 (3.42%) Remedy
7 12 (3.42%) CheckPoint
8 11 (3.13%) Avaya
9 10 (2.85%) Borland
10 9 (2.56%) Novell
10 9 (2.56%) Dell
11 6 (1.71%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.71%) IBM
12 5 (1.42%) CA
12 5 (1.42%) Verint
13 4 (1.14%) SolarWinds
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £24.12 per hour
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Rate: £21.55 per hour
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Rate: £370 per day + Negotiable
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Explore Group
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Explore Group
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Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
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Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
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