The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 166 162 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.82% 6.59% 4.76%
As % of the System Software category 65.87% 64.54% 64.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 59
Average daily rate £300 £270 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £178 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 23
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.75 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.51 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
252 251 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.83% 10.21% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 100 103
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 39 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.25 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 84 £300 +27.65% 16
Bracknell -2 27 £314 -7.64% 2
Slough +13 14 £213 - 4
Maidenhead -12 10 £265 -7.82% 3
Newbury -5 2 £150 -73.91% 6
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 315 (83.78%) Windows
2 176 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 148 (39.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 124 (32.98%) VMware
5 111 (29.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 111 (29.52%) Windows 7
6 100 (26.60%) MS Exchange
7 92 (24.47%) DNS
8 88 (23.40%) MS Excel
9 75 (19.95%) MS Office
9 75 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 69 (18.35%) SCCM
11 68 (18.09%) SQL
12 64 (17.02%) SQL Server
12 64 (17.02%) Windows XP
13 62 (16.49%) LAN
13 62 (16.49%) Security Cleared
14 61 (16.22%) VPN
15 59 (15.69%) Cisco
15 59 (15.69%) Citrix
16 56 (14.89%) SC Cleared
17 54 (14.36%) Windows Server 2012
18 53 (14.10%) DHCP
19 52 (13.83%) ITIL
20 51 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
21 49 (13.03%) PowerShell
21 49 (13.03%) Microsoft Certification
22 46 (12.23%) HP
22 46 (12.23%) Internet
22 46 (12.23%) Blackberry

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 100 (26.60%) MS Exchange
2 51 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (10.64%) IIS
4 38 (10.11%) Lync
5 33 (8.78%) SharePoint
6 31 (8.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (4.26%) IBM Notes
10 10 (2.66%) Live Communications Server
10 10 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (2.39%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.06%) Zimbra
13 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.53%) Apache
14 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 88 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 75 (19.95%) MS Office
3 7 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.04%) Office 365
2 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.06%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 92 (24.47%) DNS
2 62 (16.49%) LAN
3 61 (16.22%) VPN
4 53 (14.10%) DHCP
5 46 (12.23%) Internet
6 45 (11.97%) WAN
7 44 (11.70%) TCP/IP
8 38 (10.11%) Firewall
8 38 (10.11%) SAN
9 27 (7.18%) LDAP
10 18 (4.79%) VoIP
11 16 (4.26%) MPLS
12 14 (3.72%) HTTP
13 11 (2.93%) RTP
14 10 (2.66%) SMTP
15 7 (1.86%) Network Security
15 7 (1.86%) PBX
15 7 (1.86%) PSTN
16 6 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.39%) Oracle Database
2 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.33%) MySQL
4 4 (1.06%) MS Access
5 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.06%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.06%) Maven
3 4 (1.06%) JIRA
3 4 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.80%) MSBuild
4 3 (0.80%) Subversion
5 2 (0.53%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.53%) Hudson
6 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.27%) Bugzilla
General
1 18 (4.79%) Finance
2 16 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.39%) Retail
4 6 (1.60%) Japanese Language
5 5 (1.33%) French Language
6 4 (1.06%) Legal
6 4 (1.06%) German Language
6 4 (1.06%) Italian Language
7 3 (0.80%) Publishing
8 2 (0.53%) Games
8 2 (0.53%) Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 90 (23.94%) Support Engineer
2 45 (11.97%) Analyst
3 38 (10.11%) Consultant
4 33 (8.78%) Desktop Support
5 28 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (7.18%) Server Engineer
7 26 (6.91%) Architect
8 22 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (5.85%) Server Support
9 21 (5.59%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (5.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 19 (5.05%) Support Analyst
11 19 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 18 (4.79%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (4.52%) Server Support Engineer
14 14 (3.72%) Team Leader
15 12 (3.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 12 (3.19%) Desktop Analyst
15 12 (3.19%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.38%) .NET
2 9 (2.39%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.60%) HTML
4 5 (1.33%) SAML
5 4 (1.06%) J2EE
6 3 (0.80%) Web Services
7 2 (0.53%) DCOM
8 1 (0.27%) OAuth
8 1 (0.27%) CSS
8 1 (0.27%) SOAP
8 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.27%) XML
8 1 (0.27%) XSL
8 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.23%) Blackberry
2 19 (5.05%) PKI
3 17 (4.52%) Clustering
4 13 (3.46%) Replication
5 8 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.13%) iPhone
6 7 (1.86%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.86%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.60%) Firmware
7 6 (1.60%) Blog
7 6 (1.60%) Statistics
7 6 (1.60%) iPad
8 4 (1.06%) EPoS
8 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.06%) Kindle
9 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.80%) Social Media
9 3 (0.80%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.80%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 315 (83.78%) Windows
2 148 (39.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (29.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 111 (29.52%) Windows 7
4 64 (17.02%) Windows XP
5 54 (14.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (7.18%) Linux
7 19 (5.05%) UNIX
8 12 (3.19%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.93%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (1.86%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.06%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.80%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.80%) Solaris
14 2 (0.53%) Android
15 1 (0.27%) CentOS
15 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.83%) ITIL
2 40 (10.64%) Migration
3 28 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (4.79%) Incident Management
5 16 (4.26%) Validation
6 14 (3.72%) Service Management
6 14 (3.72%) Problem Management
7 13 (3.46%) Project Management
8 10 (2.66%) Configuration Management
8 10 (2.66%) Release Management
8 10 (2.66%) High Availability
9 8 (2.13%) Data Security
9 8 (2.13%) Change Management
9 8 (2.13%) Test Scripting
9 8 (2.13%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (1.86%) Software Distribution
10 7 (1.86%) Network Load Balancing
10 7 (1.86%) Identity Management
11 6 (1.60%) ITSM
11 6 (1.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (18.09%) SQL
2 49 (13.03%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.13%) Perl
3 8 (2.13%) C#
4 7 (1.86%) VB
5 6 (1.60%) VBScript
6 5 (1.33%) Java
6 5 (1.33%) C++
6 5 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.06%) C
7 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.53%) Korn
8 2 (0.53%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.27%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 62 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 56 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 49 (13.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (6.65%) MCSE
5 23 (6.12%) Degree
6 15 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.99%) CCNA
7 14 (3.72%) MCTS
8 9 (2.39%) MCITP
9 8 (2.13%) CCA
9 8 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (2.13%) MCP
9 8 (2.13%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.06%) CCVP
12 3 (0.80%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.80%) MCSA
12 3 (0.80%) MCSD
12 3 (0.80%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.79%) SLA
2 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (7.18%) Hyper-V
3 26 (6.91%) vSphere
4 21 (5.59%) XenApp
5 8 (2.13%) KVM
6 7 (1.86%) ISA Server
7 6 (1.60%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.60%) NLBS
8 4 (1.06%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.06%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.80%) XenServer
9 3 (0.80%) UAG
9 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.80%) NFS
9 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.53%) VMFS
10 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 69 (18.35%) SCCM
2 27 (7.18%) WSUS
3 26 (6.91%) NetBackup
4 18 (4.79%) SCOM
5 15 (3.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (2.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (2.39%) ARCserve
7 8 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (1.60%) Windows Intune
9 4 (1.06%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.80%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.80%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.53%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.53%) WMI
12 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 176 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 124 (32.98%) VMware
3 59 (15.69%) Cisco
3 59 (15.69%) Citrix
4 46 (12.23%) HP
5 28 (7.45%) Oracle
6 22 (5.85%) Lotus
7 18 (4.79%) Apple
7 18 (4.79%) Symantec
7 18 (4.79%) Remedy
8 13 (3.46%) CheckPoint
9 12 (3.19%) McAfee
9 12 (3.19%) Avaya
9 12 (3.19%) Blue Coat
10 11 (2.93%) F5
10 11 (2.93%) MobileIron
11 10 (2.66%) Veritas
12 9 (2.39%) CA
12 9 (2.39%) NetApp
12 9 (2.39%) EMC
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £304 to £304 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £10 - £14 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £260 - £300 per day + expenses etc.
Posted: 18 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago