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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 78 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.53% 7.23% 6.31%
As % of the System Software category 73.58% 51.97% 62.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £245 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £31.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
106 152 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.88% 13.91% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 59 43
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £154 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £8.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £36.59 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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
Milton Keynes -11 47 £400 +14.20% 2
High Wycombe +8 15 £178 -58.23% 4
Marlow - - - - 1
Bletchley - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

1 151 (80.75%) Windows
2 89 (47.59%) Microsoft
3 57 (30.48%) Windows 7
4 53 (28.34%) VMware
5 45 (24.06%) Windows XP
6 44 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 41 (21.93%) ITIL
8 38 (20.32%) MS Excel
9 37 (19.79%) Finance
10 36 (19.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (17.65%) Security Cleared
12 32 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (17.11%) Migration
12 32 (17.11%) MS Office
13 31 (16.58%) Citrix
14 29 (15.51%) SC Cleared
15 28 (14.97%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (13.90%) Exchange Server 2010
17 24 (12.83%) NetApp
17 24 (12.83%) Hyper-V
18 23 (12.30%) iSCSI
18 23 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (12.30%) SLA
19 22 (11.76%) Blackberry
20 21 (11.23%) SAN
20 21 (11.23%) SCCM
21 19 (10.16%) Linux
22 18 (9.63%) MCSE
22 18 (9.63%) NFS
22 18 (9.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 44 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 26 (13.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (9.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (5.88%) IIS
6 9 (4.81%) Lync
7 8 (4.28%) Apache
8 6 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.53%) SAS
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.53%) Moodle
Applications
1 38 (20.32%) MS Excel
2 32 (17.11%) MS Office
3 7 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
1 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.30%) iSCSI
2 21 (11.23%) SAN
3 14 (7.49%) LDAP
3 14 (7.49%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.88%) LAN
5 10 (5.35%) WAN
5 10 (5.35%) Firewall
6 7 (3.74%) NAS
6 7 (3.74%) DNS
6 7 (3.74%) MPLS
7 6 (3.21%) ATM
7 6 (3.21%) BIG-IP
7 6 (3.21%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (2.67%) Network Security
8 5 (2.67%) VLAN
8 5 (2.67%) VoIP
8 5 (2.67%) DHCP
9 4 (2.14%) Broadband
9 4 (2.14%) VPN
9 4 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.07%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.53%) OLAP
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.53%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MSI
1 1 (0.53%) InstallShield
General
1 37 (19.79%) Finance
2 11 (5.88%) Banking
3 5 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.14%) French Language
4 4 (2.14%) German Language
5 2 (1.07%) Retail
5 2 (1.07%) Back Office
5 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (32.62%) Analyst
2 20 (10.70%) Support Analyst
2 20 (10.70%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.16%) Help Desk Analyst
4 17 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
5 16 (8.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (8.02%) Service Analyst
7 14 (7.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (7.49%) Consultant
8 10 (5.35%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.28%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.28%) Administrator
10 8 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 7 (3.74%) Project Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.28%) LAMP
2 4 (2.14%) .NET
3 2 (1.07%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.53%) WAMP
4 1 (0.53%) Web Services
4 1 (0.53%) XML
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.28%) Clustering
3 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
3 3 (1.60%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.60%) Replication
3 3 (1.60%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.60%) EqualLogic
3 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.53%) EPoS
5 1 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.53%) PKI
5 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.53%) PDA
5 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.53%) iPad
5 1 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 151 (80.75%) Windows
2 57 (30.48%) Windows 7
3 45 (24.06%) Windows XP
4 36 (19.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (14.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (10.16%) Linux
7 13 (6.95%) CentOS
8 12 (6.42%) Android
9 11 (5.88%) Ubuntu
10 10 (5.35%) Windows 2000
11 9 (4.81%) UNIX
11 9 (4.81%) Windows 8
12 8 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (4.28%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (4.28%) Windows NT
13 7 (3.74%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (2.67%) Apple iOS
15 4 (2.14%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.53%) AIX
16 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.93%) ITIL
2 32 (17.11%) Migration
3 13 (6.95%) Problem Management
4 11 (5.88%) Change Management
5 9 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.28%) Project Management
7 7 (3.74%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.21%) Service Management
9 5 (2.67%) Logistics
9 5 (2.67%) Project Planning
9 5 (2.67%) Change Control
10 4 (2.14%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (1.60%) Capacity Management
11 3 (1.60%) Risk Assessment
12 2 (1.07%) Business Continuity
12 2 (1.07%) ITSM
12 2 (1.07%) Service Delivery
12 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2
12 2 (1.07%) Software Deployment
13 1 (0.53%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.49%) VBScript
1 14 (7.49%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.88%) SQL
3 5 (2.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.60%) C#
4 3 (1.60%) VB
5 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.53%) Java
6 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.51%) SC Cleared
3 23 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (9.63%) MCSE
5 15 (8.02%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.81%) Degree
7 6 (3.21%) MCP
8 5 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.67%) MCSA
8 5 (2.67%) CCNA
9 4 (2.14%) MCITP
10 2 (1.07%) MCDST
10 2 (1.07%) MCTS
11 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.53%) ISEB
11 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.53%) SAS Certification
11 1 (0.53%) PMP
11 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.30%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) QA
System Software
1 32 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (12.83%) Hyper-V
3 18 (9.63%) NFS
4 16 (8.56%) vSphere
5 12 (6.42%) XenApp
5 12 (6.42%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.81%) Sendmail
7 8 (4.28%) Postfix
7 8 (4.28%) Squid
8 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (3.21%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.67%) ISA Server
10 4 (2.14%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.60%) Xen
11 3 (1.60%) NLBS
12 2 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 21 (11.23%) SCCM
2 9 (4.81%) SCOM
3 8 (4.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 7 (3.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (3.21%) BladeLogic
5 6 (3.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.14%) WSUS
7 2 (1.07%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.07%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.07%) Hyperic
7 2 (1.07%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.53%) DameWare
8 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.53%) OpenView
8 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 89 (47.59%) Microsoft
2 53 (28.34%) VMware
3 31 (16.58%) Citrix
4 24 (12.83%) NetApp
5 16 (8.56%) Cisco
6 15 (8.02%) Remedy
7 13 (6.95%) Symantec
8 12 (6.42%) HP
9 11 (5.88%) MobileIron
10 8 (4.28%) ServiceNow
10 8 (4.28%) Red Hat
11 7 (3.74%) Intel
11 7 (3.74%) Veeam
12 6 (3.21%) IronPort
12 6 (3.21%) RightFax
12 6 (3.21%) EMC
13 3 (1.60%) SAP
13 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.60%) F5
14 2 (1.07%) Kaseya
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