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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 161 215 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.52% 8.86% 5.47%
As % of the System Software category 65.71% 69.81% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 92 62
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +13.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £140 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 31
Average hourly rate £17.07 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.87% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
245 308 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.92% 12.70% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 123 95
Average daily rate £369 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 32
Average hourly rate £17.07 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.58% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.95 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 98 £350 +30.84% 20
Bracknell -11 15 £150 -50.00% 4
Slough -13 6 - - 6
Newbury -2 5 £275 +57.14% 1
Maidenhead -12 5 £324 -7.50% 2
Wokingham - 4 £220 - 3
Windsor - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 258 (77.95%) Windows
2 138 (41.69%) Microsoft
3 108 (32.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 107 (32.33%) VMware
5 84 (25.38%) MS Exchange
6 78 (23.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 75 (22.66%) SQL Server
8 74 (22.36%) MS Excel
9 73 (22.05%) DNS
10 70 (21.15%) Windows 7
11 64 (19.34%) Security Cleared
12 61 (18.43%) Citrix
13 60 (18.13%) ITIL
14 53 (16.01%) VMware Infrastructure
14 53 (16.01%) Windows Server 2012
15 51 (15.41%) SQL
16 50 (15.11%) Windows XP
16 50 (15.11%) LAN
17 49 (14.80%) Cisco
18 47 (14.20%) SC Cleared
19 46 (13.90%) DHCP
19 46 (13.90%) MS Office
20 45 (13.60%) VPN
20 45 (13.60%) SCCM
21 44 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
21 44 (13.29%) TCP/IP
22 38 (11.48%) WAN
22 38 (11.48%) PowerShell
23 36 (10.88%) IIS
24 32 (9.67%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 84 (25.38%) MS Exchange
2 36 (10.88%) IIS
3 27 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (6.34%) Lync
5 19 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (4.83%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (3.63%) IBM Notes
9 11 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.21%) Zimbra
10 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.21%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.91%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
Applications
1 74 (22.36%) MS Excel
2 46 (13.90%) MS Office
3 6 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.21%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.34%) Office 365
2 9 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.60%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 73 (22.05%) DNS
2 50 (15.11%) LAN
3 46 (13.90%) DHCP
4 45 (13.60%) VPN
5 44 (13.29%) TCP/IP
6 38 (11.48%) WAN
7 31 (9.37%) Internet
8 30 (9.06%) Firewall
9 23 (6.95%) LDAP
10 21 (6.34%) SAN
11 18 (5.44%) VoIP
12 10 (3.02%) Wireless
13 9 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (2.72%) MPLS
14 8 (2.42%) IPsec
14 8 (2.42%) WLAN
15 7 (2.11%) RTP
16 6 (1.81%) DMZ
16 6 (1.81%) NAS
17 5 (1.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (22.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.21%) MySQL
5 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.30%) IDOL
6 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.91%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.60%) Subversion
3 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.60%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.30%) MSI
4 1 (0.30%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.30%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.30%) PVCS
4 1 (0.30%) Hudson
4 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.30%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (3.63%) Finance
2 11 (3.32%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.81%) Retail
4 5 (1.51%) Publishing
5 4 (1.21%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Back Office
6 2 (0.60%) Games
6 2 (0.60%) Local Government
7 1 (0.30%) French Language
7 1 (0.30%) Military
7 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (17.22%) Support Engineer
2 40 (12.08%) Analyst
3 28 (8.46%) Consultant
4 23 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (6.04%) Server Engineer
6 19 (5.74%) Architect
7 17 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (4.83%) Support Analyst
8 16 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (4.23%) Administrator
10 14 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
10 14 (4.23%) Server Support
10 14 (4.23%) Desktop Support
10 14 (4.23%) Network Engineer
11 13 (3.93%) Service Analyst
11 13 (3.93%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (3.32%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.14%) .NET
2 9 (2.72%) DCOM
3 4 (1.21%) Web Services
3 4 (1.21%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.91%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.91%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.91%) XML
4 3 (0.91%) HTML
5 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.60%) SAML
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (0.60%) JNDI
6 1 (0.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.30%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.30%) jQuery
6 1 (0.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.34%) Blackberry
2 15 (4.53%) Clustering
2 15 (4.53%) PKI
3 8 (2.42%) iPhone
4 7 (2.11%) Statistics
5 6 (1.81%) iPad
6 5 (1.51%) Blog
6 5 (1.51%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.51%) Replication
6 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.51%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.21%) EPoS
7 4 (1.21%) Firmware
7 4 (1.21%) Kindle
8 3 (0.91%) Handset
9 2 (0.60%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 258 (77.95%) Windows
2 108 (32.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (23.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 70 (21.15%) Windows 7
5 53 (16.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (15.11%) Windows XP
7 28 (8.46%) Linux
8 14 (4.23%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.72%) UNIX
10 8 (2.42%) Windows 2000
10 8 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.21%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.21%) Solaris
12 3 (0.91%) AIX
12 3 (0.91%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.60%) Android
13 2 (0.60%) CentOS
14 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.13%) ITIL
2 32 (9.67%) Migration
3 24 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (6.04%) Service Management
5 12 (3.63%) Configuration Management
6 11 (3.32%) Incident Management
6 11 (3.32%) Load Balancing
6 11 (3.32%) High Availability
7 10 (3.02%) Test Scripting
7 10 (3.02%) Network Architecture
7 10 (3.02%) Validation
8 9 (2.72%) Release Management
8 9 (2.72%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (2.42%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (2.42%) Workflow
10 7 (2.11%) Network Design
10 7 (2.11%) Project Management
10 7 (2.11%) Identity Management
11 6 (1.81%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (1.81%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.41%) SQL
2 38 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.83%) C#
4 14 (4.23%) VBScript
5 12 (3.63%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.81%) Java
7 5 (1.51%) C++
7 5 (1.51%) VB
8 4 (1.21%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.91%) C
9 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.30%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) Python
11 1 (0.30%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 64 (19.34%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.20%) SC Cleared
3 44 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (7.85%) MCSE
5 22 (6.65%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (6.65%) Degree
6 20 (6.04%) DV Cleared
7 14 (4.23%) CCNA
8 13 (3.93%) MCTS
9 12 (3.63%) MCITP
9 12 (3.63%) MCP
10 9 (2.72%) CCNP
11 7 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.51%) CCA
13 5 (1.51%) CCVP
14 4 (1.21%) ISEB
14 4 (1.21%) MCSA
15 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.16%) SLA
2 6 (1.81%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 53 (16.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (9.37%) Hyper-V
3 22 (6.65%) XenApp
4 11 (3.32%) vSphere
4 11 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.81%) NLBS
6 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.21%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.21%) XenServer
6 4 (1.21%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.91%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.91%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.91%) KVM
8 2 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.60%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.60%) UAG
8 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.30%) Nmap
9 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (13.60%) SCCM
2 20 (6.04%) SCOM
3 19 (5.74%) WSUS
4 9 (2.72%) WMI
5 7 (2.11%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.51%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.91%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.30%) Salt
11 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.30%) Netcool
11 1 (0.30%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 138 (41.69%) Microsoft
2 107 (32.33%) VMware
3 61 (18.43%) Citrix
4 49 (14.80%) Cisco
5 30 (9.06%) HP
6 16 (4.83%) Oracle
7 14 (4.23%) Lotus
8 11 (3.32%) NetApp
8 11 (3.32%) Apple
9 8 (2.42%) CA
10 7 (2.11%) Symantec
10 7 (2.11%) Remedy
11 6 (1.81%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.51%) Altiris
12 5 (1.51%) Avaya
13 4 (1.21%) SAP
13 4 (1.21%) EMC
13 4 (1.21%) AppSense
13 4 (1.21%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.21%) Twitter
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Cititec Associates Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £7 to £9 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £195 to £245 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 - £25780 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour + Please quote
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
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