The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 11 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 84 45 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.02% 4.56% 6.29%
As % of the System Software category 69.42% 59.21% 59.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 26
Median daily rate £350 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £120 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £518 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 8
Median hourly rate £14.25 £14.77 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +7.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.83 £11.58 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £15.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%

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

System Software Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
121 76 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.00% 7.70% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 31 53
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Median hourly rate £14.25 £15.46 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.79% +12.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.83 £11.79 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £24.00 £15.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes +21 64 £350 +7.69% 7
Marlow +2 4 £303 - 2
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Beaconsfield - 2 - -
High Wycombe -4 1 - - 9
Buckingham - 1 £400 - 1
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 121 (73.78%) Windows
2 71 (43.29%) Microsoft
3 65 (39.63%) Security Cleared
4 62 (37.80%) SC Cleared
5 46 (28.05%) Windows Server
6 43 (26.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (22.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (19.51%) ITIL
9 30 (18.29%) MS Office
9 30 (18.29%) Hyper-V
10 27 (16.46%) Linux
11 26 (15.85%) Windows Vista
12 25 (15.24%) VMware
13 24 (14.63%) Unix
13 24 (14.63%) Windows 7
14 23 (14.02%) Windows 10
14 23 (14.02%) MS Excel
14 23 (14.02%) WAN
15 22 (13.41%) Cisco
15 22 (13.41%) LAN
15 22 (13.41%) Symantec
15 22 (13.41%) SCCM
16 21 (12.80%) HP
17 20 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
18 19 (11.59%) MS Exchange
18 19 (11.59%) Skype for Business
19 18 (10.98%) Citrix
20 17 (10.37%) Remedy
20 17 (10.37%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 19 (11.59%) MS Exchange
1 19 (11.59%) Skype for Business
2 14 (8.54%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.32%) IIS
4 8 (4.88%) Drupal
4 8 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.27%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.66%) Apache
6 6 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.66%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.22%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (18.29%) MS Office
2 23 (14.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.02%) WAN
2 22 (13.41%) LAN
3 17 (10.37%) Firewall
4 16 (9.76%) DNS
4 16 (9.76%) SAN
5 15 (9.15%) DHCP
6 12 (7.32%) Unified Communications
6 12 (7.32%) VPN
7 10 (6.10%) IPsec
7 10 (6.10%) Wireless
8 9 (5.49%) Skype
8 9 (5.49%) SMTP
9 8 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (3.66%) ATM
10 6 (3.66%) DMZ
10 6 (3.66%) Internet
10 6 (3.66%) NAS
10 6 (3.66%) WLAN
11 5 (3.05%) ADSL
11 5 (3.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.66%) DB2
3 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.44%) Big Data
4 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.61%) MSI
1 1 (0.61%) Selenium
1 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (4.88%) Finance
2 6 (3.66%) Banking
3 5 (3.05%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.22%) German Language
4 2 (1.22%) Retail
4 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.61%) Finnish Language
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.61%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (27.44%) Analyst
2 13 (7.93%) Architect
2 13 (7.93%) Support Analyst
3 11 (6.71%) IT Support
4 9 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (5.49%) Service Analyst
4 9 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (5.49%) Support Engineer
4 9 (5.49%) Wintel Analyst
5 8 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (3.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (3.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (3.66%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (3.66%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (3.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (3.05%) Active Directory Engineer
7 5 (3.05%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.93%) SailPoint
2 10 (6.10%) SAML
3 7 (4.27%) J2EE
4 5 (3.05%) ADO
5 2 (1.22%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (1.22%) XML
6 1 (0.61%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.61%) JMS
6 1 (0.61%) jQuery
6 1 (0.61%) Node.js
6 1 (0.61%) React
6 1 (0.61%) REST
6 1 (0.61%) SOAP
6 1 (0.61%) Spring
6 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.61%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.49%) CESG
2 9 (5.49%) Replication
3 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.27%) Clustering
5 6 (3.66%) Smartphone
6 5 (3.05%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.05%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.05%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (2.44%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.22%) CMDB
8 2 (1.22%) Handset
9 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.61%) BYOD
9 1 (0.61%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 121 (73.78%) Windows
2 46 (28.05%) Windows Server
3 43 (26.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (22.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (16.46%) Linux
6 26 (15.85%) Windows Vista
7 24 (14.63%) Unix
7 24 (14.63%) Windows 7
8 23 (14.02%) Windows 10
9 20 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (7.93%) Windows 8
11 11 (6.71%) Android
12 10 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (3.66%) Solaris
14 5 (3.05%) zOS
15 4 (2.44%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.51%) ITIL
2 15 (9.15%) Migration
2 15 (9.15%) Patch Management
3 11 (6.71%) Change Management
3 11 (6.71%) Incident Management
4 10 (6.10%) Virtual Environments
5 9 (5.49%) Cryptography
5 9 (5.49%) DNA
6 8 (4.88%) Time Management
7 7 (4.27%) Information Assurance
7 7 (4.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 7 (4.27%) ITIL V3
7 7 (4.27%) Logistics
7 7 (4.27%) Matrix Organization
7 7 (4.27%) Release Management
7 7 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (4.27%) Service Management
7 7 (4.27%) TOGAF
8 6 (3.66%) Security Patching
8 6 (3.66%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.32%) VB
3 11 (6.71%) SQL
4 6 (3.66%) VBScript
5 1 (0.61%) C
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) Java
5 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (39.63%) Security Cleared
2 62 (37.80%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.71%) MCSA
5 10 (6.10%) CCNP
5 10 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (6.10%) CISSP
5 10 (6.10%) DV Cleared
6 9 (5.49%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.66%) CCNA
8 6 (3.66%) MCSE
9 5 (3.05%) MCP
10 4 (2.44%) CCIE
10 4 (2.44%) CEH
11 2 (1.22%) MCITP
11 2 (1.22%) MCTS
12 1 (0.61%) CCAA
12 1 (0.61%) CISM
12 1 (0.61%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.93%) SLA
2 5 (3.05%) RMADS
3 2 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 30 (18.29%) Hyper-V
2 17 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.66%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (3.66%) ISA Server
4 6 (3.66%) UAG
4 6 (3.66%) XenApp
5 5 (3.05%) Sendmail
6 3 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (13.41%) SCCM
2 14 (8.54%) WSUS
3 8 (4.88%) NetBackup
4 7 (4.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (3.66%) BladeLogic
5 6 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (3.05%) AppDNA
6 5 (3.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.44%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.22%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.61%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.61%) Nessus
9 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.61%) OVSD
9 1 (0.61%) SCOM
9 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 71 (43.29%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.24%) VMware
3 22 (13.41%) Cisco
3 22 (13.41%) Symantec
4 21 (12.80%) HP
5 18 (10.98%) Citrix
6 17 (10.37%) Remedy
7 15 (9.15%) Oracle
8 9 (5.49%) Forcepoint
9 8 (4.88%) SAP
10 7 (4.27%) Apple
11 5 (3.05%) Altiris
11 5 (3.05%) Dell
11 5 (3.05%) Intel Security
11 5 (3.05%) Toshiba
12 4 (2.44%) Computacenter
12 4 (2.44%) F5
12 4 (2.44%) MobileIron
12 4 (2.44%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.83%) Lumension
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