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 2 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 135 167 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.76% 6.76% 8.22%
As % of the System Software category 47.70% 58.60% 67.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 81 88
Median daily rate £344 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £166 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £523 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 40 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +43.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £24.12 £19.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
283 285 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.07% 11.54% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 147 122
Median daily rate £375 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 40 14
Median hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £24.12 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Reading -10 55 £375 -3.22% 9
Bracknell +13 37 £227 +13.62% 3
Slough -9 8 £325 -18.75% 3
Newbury -3 5 £229 - 1
Maidenhead -13 4 £186 -53.33% 2
Wokingham -4 2 - - 3
Windsor -3 1 - - 1
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 236 (81.66%) Windows
2 157 (54.33%) Windows Server
3 152 (52.60%) Microsoft
4 87 (30.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (28.03%) VMware
6 73 (25.26%) Security Cleared
7 71 (24.57%) MS Exchange
8 70 (24.22%) DNS
9 60 (20.76%) MS Excel
10 56 (19.38%) SQL
10 56 (19.38%) Citrix
10 56 (19.38%) Windows 7
11 54 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 54 (18.69%) MS Office
12 53 (18.34%) ITIL
13 50 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 46 (15.92%) Office 365
14 46 (15.92%) PowerShell
15 45 (15.57%) SQL Server
16 44 (15.22%) SC Cleared
17 43 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
17 43 (14.88%) SLA
18 42 (14.53%) DHCP
19 38 (13.15%) Microsoft Certification
20 37 (12.80%) Linux
20 37 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 36 (12.46%) Oracle
22 35 (12.11%) Migration
23 34 (11.76%) Windows XP
24 33 (11.42%) SharePoint

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 71 (24.57%) MS Exchange
2 33 (11.42%) SharePoint
3 23 (7.96%) IIS
4 20 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (4.15%) Live Communications Server
8 5 (1.73%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.69%) Apache
10 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.69%) Documentum
10 2 (0.69%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.35%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 60 (20.76%) MS Excel
2 54 (18.69%) MS Office
3 7 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) 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 46 (15.92%) Office 365
2 43 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.73%) SaaS
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.69%) Boomi
5 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.69%) PaaS
5 2 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (24.22%) DNS
2 42 (14.53%) DHCP
3 28 (9.69%) SAN
4 21 (7.27%) Firewall
4 21 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 20 (6.92%) LAN
6 18 (6.23%) WAN
7 17 (5.88%) VPN
8 9 (3.11%) Internet
8 9 (3.11%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (2.77%) LDAP
10 7 (2.42%) Intranet
10 7 (2.42%) VoIP
11 6 (2.08%) SMTP
12 5 (1.73%) Kerberos
12 5 (1.73%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.73%) Wireless
13 4 (1.38%) NAS
13 4 (1.38%) NetScaler
13 4 (1.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.50%) MS Access
3 6 (2.08%) EDRMS
3 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.73%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Connection
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) DB2
6 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.38%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.69%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.35%) MSI
3 1 (0.35%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.35%) Subversion
3 1 (0.35%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 20 (6.92%) Finance
2 11 (3.81%) Retail
3 10 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.08%) French Language
4 6 (2.08%) German Language
4 6 (2.08%) Portuguese Language
4 6 (2.08%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.04%) Banking
5 3 (1.04%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.04%) Legal
6 2 (0.69%) Electronics
6 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.69%) Marketing
6 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (31.83%) Support Engineer
2 38 (13.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 33 (11.42%) Consultant
4 29 (10.03%) 3rd Line Support
5 27 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (7.61%) Analyst
7 21 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 20 (6.92%) Architect
9 19 (6.57%) VMware Engineer
9 19 (6.57%) Web Engineer
9 19 (6.57%) Web Support Engineer
9 19 (6.57%) Windows Engineer
10 18 (6.23%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.84%) Desktop Support
12 13 (4.50%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (4.15%) Field Engineer
13 12 (4.15%) Support Analyst
13 12 (4.15%) VMware Support Engineer
14 11 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
14 11 (3.81%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.54%) Flash
2 11 (3.81%) .NET
3 8 (2.77%) XML
4 6 (2.08%) Web Services
5 5 (1.73%) ADO.NET
5 5 (1.73%) OAuth2
5 5 (1.73%) SAML
6 3 (1.04%) COM
6 3 (1.04%) DCOM
6 3 (1.04%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.69%) AppFabric
7 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.69%) JDBC
7 2 (0.69%) Middleware
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.69%) REST
7 2 (0.69%) SOAP
8 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.35%) JSON
8 1 (0.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.34%) Clustering
2 22 (7.61%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.81%) Fat Client
3 11 (3.81%) Statistics
3 11 (3.81%) Thin Client
4 10 (3.46%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.11%) PKI
6 6 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.04%) iPhone
8 3 (1.04%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.69%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.69%) FMCG
9 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.69%) Replication
10 1 (0.35%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 236 (81.66%) Windows
2 157 (54.33%) Windows Server
3 87 (30.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (19.38%) Windows 7
5 54 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (12.80%) Linux
8 34 (11.76%) Windows XP
9 25 (8.65%) Unix
10 9 (3.11%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.42%) Solaris
12 7 (2.42%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.04%) AIX
13 3 (1.04%) VMS
14 2 (0.69%) Android
14 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.35%) CentOS
15 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.34%) ITIL
2 35 (12.11%) Migration
3 22 (7.61%) Problem Management
4 17 (5.88%) Time Management
5 15 (5.19%) Incident Management
6 14 (4.84%) Customer Engagement
6 14 (4.84%) Identity Management
7 13 (4.50%) Service Management
8 12 (4.15%) Change Management
9 10 (3.46%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (3.11%) High Availability
10 9 (3.11%) Load Balancing
11 8 (2.77%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (2.77%) Mentoring
11 8 (2.77%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (2.42%) CRM
12 7 (2.42%) Data Modelling
12 7 (2.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (19.38%) SQL
2 46 (15.92%) PowerShell
3 20 (6.92%) Java
4 9 (3.11%) VBScript
5 5 (1.73%) C#
5 5 (1.73%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.38%) Python
7 3 (1.04%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.04%) VB
8 2 (0.69%) AWK
8 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.69%) C++
8 2 (0.69%) Groovy
8 2 (0.69%) Perl
8 2 (0.69%) PHP
8 2 (0.69%) Ruby
8 2 (0.69%) sed
8 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (25.26%) Security Cleared
2 44 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 38 (13.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (9.34%) DV Cleared
5 26 (9.00%) Degree
6 18 (6.23%) MCSE
7 17 (5.88%) MCTS
8 15 (5.19%) MCITP
9 7 (2.42%) MCP
10 4 (1.38%) CCNA
10 4 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.04%) CCA
11 3 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.04%) MCAD
11 3 (1.04%) MCPD
11 3 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.69%) HNC
12 2 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (14.88%) SLA
2 5 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 37 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.96%) Hyper-V
3 21 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (5.88%) VMware ESX
5 16 (5.54%) ISA Server
6 13 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (4.50%) XenApp
7 10 (3.46%) vSphere
8 9 (3.11%) XenServer
9 8 (2.77%) BitLocker
9 8 (2.77%) XenDesktop
10 7 (2.42%) Terminal Server
10 7 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (1.04%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 33 (11.42%) SCCM
2 25 (8.65%) WSUS
3 20 (6.92%) SCOM
4 19 (6.57%) NetBackup
5 17 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (5.19%) Netcool
7 10 (3.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (3.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 8 (2.77%) Unicenter
10 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (2.08%) Backup Exec
11 6 (2.08%) Puppet
11 6 (2.08%) WMI
12 4 (1.38%) Ansible
12 4 (1.38%) Nagios
13 3 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
14 2 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
14 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 152 (52.60%) Microsoft
2 81 (28.03%) VMware
3 56 (19.38%) Citrix
4 36 (12.46%) Oracle
5 28 (9.69%) HP
6 19 (6.57%) Veritas
7 18 (6.23%) Cisco
8 16 (5.54%) EMC
8 16 (5.54%) Remedy
9 13 (4.50%) Fujitsu
9 13 (4.50%) Meridio
10 10 (3.46%) Intel Security
11 8 (2.77%) F5
11 8 (2.77%) NetApp
11 8 (2.77%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.42%) Dell
12 7 (2.42%) Symantec
13 5 (1.73%) IBM
13 5 (1.73%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.38%) SAP
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