The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 21 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 7.24% 10.92% 11.80%
As % of the System Software category 77.78% 64.58% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 12
Average daily rate £255 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £240 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 7
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
Active Directory
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

System Software Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
27 48 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 9.31% 16.90% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 19
Average daily rate £255 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 8
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Bracknell region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Bracknell region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 20 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 18 (50.00%) VMware
4 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
6 11 (30.56%) Windows 7
7 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
8 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
10 7 (19.44%) Migration
10 7 (19.44%) Firewall
10 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
11 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
12 5 (13.89%) SCCM
12 5 (13.89%) ITIL
12 5 (13.89%) LAN
12 5 (13.89%) WAN
12 5 (13.89%) DNS
13 4 (11.11%) SLA
13 4 (11.11%) DHCP
13 4 (11.11%) Change Management
13 4 (11.11%) Clustering
13 4 (11.11%) Blackberry

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.78%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Firewall
2 5 (13.89%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) LAN
2 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 4 (11.11%) DHCP
4 3 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) MPLS
5 2 (5.56%) SAN
5 2 (5.56%) Wireless
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.78%) Intranet
6 1 (2.78%) IPsec
6 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) PVCS
General
1 2 (5.56%) Electronics
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.56%) Marketing
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Billing
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Technical Leader
4 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Support
4 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Messaging Support
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.11%) Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 20 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 11 (30.56%) Windows 7
6 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.33%) Linux
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Migration
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Change Management
3 4 (11.11%) High Availability
4 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (5.56%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (2.78%) Change Control
6 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.78%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Server Building
6 1 (2.78%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) VCP5
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.56%) BitLocker
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) VMware
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Becrypt
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco
3 3 (8.33%) F5
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) AppSense
5 1 (2.78%) Aruba
5 1 (2.78%) CA
5 1 (2.78%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.78%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) Sage
5 1 (2.78%) WatchGuard