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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 64 89 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 7.14% 6.49% 6.86%
As % of the System Software category 57.14% 65.44% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 17
Median daily rate £360 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.57 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.92% +24.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 Buckinghamshire region.

System Software Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
112 136 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.50% 9.91% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 53 29
Median daily rate £390 £359 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.71% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £245 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.57 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.71% +24.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £9.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £30.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 31 August 2016.

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
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 31 August 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
Milton Keynes +2 49 £406 +20.37% 4
High Wycombe +5 3 £417 -3.42% 2
Marlow +1 3 £325 -
Aylesbury -12 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 103 (77.44%) Windows
2 66 (49.62%) Microsoft
3 37 (27.82%) SQL Server
3 37 (27.82%) Security Cleared
4 36 (27.07%) Citrix
5 35 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 33 (24.81%) MS Office
7 31 (23.31%) Unix
7 31 (23.31%) VMware
7 31 (23.31%) SC Cleared
8 30 (22.56%) Windows Server
8 30 (22.56%) ITIL
9 28 (21.05%) MS Excel
10 25 (18.80%) SMTP
10 25 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (18.05%) Internet
12 23 (17.29%) Windows Vista
13 22 (16.54%) Finance
13 22 (16.54%) SQL
14 21 (15.79%) CISSP
14 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
15 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (13.53%) Oracle
16 18 (13.53%) Linux
16 18 (13.53%) Ethical Hacking
16 18 (13.53%) CEH
17 17 (12.78%) SSH
17 17 (12.78%) IPsec
17 17 (12.78%) CESG

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 35 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.77%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.27%) Skype for Business
4 10 (7.52%) IIS
5 8 (6.02%) Apache
6 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.76%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.50%) JBoss
10 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 33 (24.81%) MS Office
2 28 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.76%) Office 365
2 4 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.01%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (3.01%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.01%) CloudFront
3 2 (1.50%) IaaS
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.80%) SMTP
2 24 (18.05%) Internet
3 17 (12.78%) FTP
3 17 (12.78%) IPsec
3 17 (12.78%) SSH
4 16 (12.03%) SAN
5 14 (10.53%) VPN
6 13 (9.77%) LAN
6 13 (9.77%) LDAP
7 12 (9.02%) WAN
8 11 (8.27%) DNS
8 11 (8.27%) Firewall
9 9 (6.77%) iSCSI
10 7 (5.26%) DHCP
11 6 (4.51%) Network Security
12 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
12 5 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (3.01%) Kerberos
13 4 (3.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (27.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Cucumber
1 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.26%) Selenium
1 3 (2.26%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (16.54%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Retail
3 6 (4.51%) German Language
4 4 (3.01%) Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.26%) Automotive
6 2 (1.50%) Back Office
6 2 (1.50%) Electronics
6 2 (1.50%) French Language
6 2 (1.50%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.75%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (31.58%) Analyst
2 13 (9.77%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (8.27%) Consultant
3 11 (8.27%) Support Analyst
4 10 (7.52%) Server Engineer
5 9 (6.77%) Active Directory Engineer
5 9 (6.77%) Service Analyst
5 9 (6.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.02%) Active Directory Specialist
6 8 (6.02%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.02%) Information Assurance Leader
6 8 (6.02%) Server Specialist
6 8 (6.02%) Wintel Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Wintel Server Specialist
6 8 (6.02%) Wintel Specialist
7 7 (5.26%) Developer
7 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.26%) SAN Specialist
7 7 (5.26%) Security Advisor
7 7 (5.26%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) .NET
1 9 (6.77%) jQuery
1 9 (6.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 7 (5.26%) CSS
2 7 (5.26%) SOAP
2 7 (5.26%) XML
3 6 (4.51%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.51%) HTML
3 6 (4.51%) HTML5
3 6 (4.51%) Laravel
4 5 (3.76%) J2EE
5 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.26%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.26%) JMS
5 3 (2.26%) Node.js
5 3 (2.26%) React
5 3 (2.26%) REST
5 3 (2.26%) Spring
6 2 (1.50%) Middleware
7 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.78%) CESG
1 17 (12.78%) Client/Server
1 17 (12.78%) Cryptography
2 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.51%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.01%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.01%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.26%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.26%) Statistics
6 3 (2.26%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.50%) Clustering
7 2 (1.50%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.50%) IVR
7 2 (1.50%) PKI
8 1 (0.75%) AS400
8 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 103 (77.44%) Windows
2 31 (23.31%) Unix
3 30 (22.56%) Windows Server
4 23 (17.29%) Windows Vista
5 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (13.53%) Linux
8 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (6.02%) CentOS
9 8 (6.02%) Ubuntu
9 8 (6.02%) Windows 7
9 8 (6.02%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.76%) zOS
11 2 (1.50%) Android
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.56%) ITIL
2 19 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (13.53%) Ethical Hacking
4 17 (12.78%) Information Assurance
4 17 (12.78%) OWASP
4 17 (12.78%) Patch Management
5 15 (11.28%) Fuzz Testing
6 14 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (9.77%) Risk Management
8 12 (9.02%) ISMS
8 12 (9.02%) Service Management
9 10 (7.52%) Project Management
9 10 (7.52%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (7.52%) Virtual Environments
10 9 (6.77%) High Availability
10 9 (6.77%) Migration
11 8 (6.02%) Capacity Management
11 8 (6.02%) ITIL V3
11 8 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (6.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.54%) SQL
2 16 (12.03%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.77%) VB
4 12 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.77%) C#
5 9 (6.77%) Java
6 8 (6.02%) PHP
7 4 (3.01%) Python
7 4 (3.01%) VBScript
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) R
8 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (27.82%) Security Cleared
2 31 (23.31%) SC Cleared
3 21 (15.79%) CISSP
4 18 (13.53%) CEH
5 17 (12.78%) CESG Certified Professional
5 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (9.02%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.02%) MCSE
8 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.76%) CISM
9 5 (3.76%) MCP
10 4 (3.01%) GCIA
10 4 (3.01%) GCIH
10 4 (3.01%) GIAC
11 2 (1.50%) Degree
11 2 (1.50%) Dell Certification
11 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.75%) MCITP
12 1 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) RMADS
2 4 (3.01%) SLA
3 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.50%) QA
5 1 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 25 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.78%) Sendmail
3 11 (8.27%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (6.77%) NFS
4 9 (6.77%) XenApp
5 8 (6.02%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.26%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.50%) vSphere
10 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) SCOM
2 9 (6.77%) OVSD
3 5 (3.76%) SCCM
4 3 (2.26%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.50%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.50%) WSUS
6 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.75%) OpenView
6 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (49.62%) Microsoft
2 36 (27.07%) Citrix
3 31 (23.31%) VMware
4 18 (13.53%) Oracle
5 17 (12.78%) HP
6 9 (6.77%) CommVault
6 9 (6.77%) NetApp
6 9 (6.77%) Remedy
7 6 (4.51%) Cisco
7 6 (4.51%) EMC
8 5 (3.76%) Juniper
8 5 (3.76%) SAP
9 4 (3.01%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.01%) IBM
9 4 (3.01%) NetIQ
10 3 (2.26%) Avaya
10 3 (2.26%) Genesys
10 3 (2.26%) KANA
10 3 (2.26%) Micro Focus
10 3 (2.26%) Symantec