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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 38 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 41 74 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.22% 6.30% 6.49%
As % of the System Software category 60.29% 58.27% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 18
Average daily rate £318 £349 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.95% +26.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £131 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £458 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 17
Average hourly rate £14.77 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £12.48 £9.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.45 £14.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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
68 127 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 7.00% 10.82% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 52 26
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £150 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 21
Average hourly rate £15.46 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £12.48 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 9 February 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
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 9 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Milton Keynes -16 30 £325 -7.14% 4
High Wycombe +7 7 £220 +46.66% 4
Marlow - 1 - - 4
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 68 (78.16%) Windows
2 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
3 31 (35.63%) Windows Server
4 24 (27.59%) VMware
5 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (25.29%) ITIL
7 21 (24.14%) Finance
7 21 (24.14%) Windows 7
7 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange
8 18 (20.69%) Citrix
8 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
9 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (18.39%) Linux
9 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
9 16 (18.39%) Migration
10 15 (17.24%) Unix
10 15 (17.24%) SCCM
10 15 (17.24%) Hyper-V
11 14 (16.09%) SQL
11 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
12 13 (14.94%) MS Office
13 11 (12.64%) Apache
13 11 (12.64%) LAN
13 11 (12.64%) WAN
13 11 (12.64%) DNS
14 10 (11.49%) Firewall
14 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (11.49%) High Availability

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.64%) Apache
3 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (8.05%) IIS
5 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
6 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
7 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (5.75%) JBoss
7 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
7 5 (5.75%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.94%) MS Office
3 5 (5.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.15%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) DNS
1 11 (12.64%) LAN
1 11 (12.64%) WAN
2 10 (11.49%) Firewall
3 8 (9.20%) SMTP
4 7 (8.05%) SAN
4 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.75%) ATM
5 5 (5.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (5.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (5.75%) iSCSI
5 5 (5.75%) LDAP
6 4 (4.60%) DHCP
6 4 (4.60%) Internet
7 3 (3.45%) Wireless
8 2 (2.30%) FTP
8 2 (2.30%) IPsec
8 2 (2.30%) NAS
8 2 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.15%) PowerCenter
General
1 21 (24.14%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Banking
3 4 (4.60%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.30%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Analyst
2 11 (12.64%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.05%) Consultant
5 6 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.90%) Active Directory Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) IT Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.90%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (5.75%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (5.75%) Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) IT Support
6 5 (5.75%) Middleware Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) .NET
1 5 (5.75%) AngularJS
1 5 (5.75%) CSS
1 5 (5.75%) HTML
1 5 (5.75%) HTML5
1 5 (5.75%) J2EE
1 5 (5.75%) jQuery
1 5 (5.75%) Laravel
1 5 (5.75%) Middleware
1 5 (5.75%) SOAP
1 5 (5.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (5.75%) XML
2 2 (2.30%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.75%) Clustering
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.30%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.30%) PKI
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 68 (78.16%) Windows
2 31 (35.63%) Windows Server
3 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (24.14%) Windows 7
4 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (18.39%) Linux
6 15 (17.24%) Unix
7 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (8.05%) Windows 8
9 5 (5.75%) CentOS
9 5 (5.75%) Ubuntu
9 5 (5.75%) Windows 2000
9 5 (5.75%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.75%) zOS
10 4 (4.60%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) ITIL
2 16 (18.39%) Migration
3 10 (11.49%) High Availability
4 9 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (8.05%) ITIL V3
6 6 (6.90%) DevOps
6 6 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.90%) Project Management
7 5 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.75%) ITSM
7 5 (5.75%) Logistics
7 5 (5.75%) Security Operations
7 5 (5.75%) Service Management
7 5 (5.75%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (5.75%) Web Development
7 5 (5.75%) Workflow
8 4 (4.60%) Change Control
8 4 (4.60%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (4.60%) Test Strategy
9 3 (3.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.09%) SQL
3 8 (9.20%) Java
4 6 (6.90%) C#
4 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.90%) PHP
4 6 (6.90%) VB
5 5 (5.75%) Perl
6 2 (2.30%) VBScript
7 1 (1.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.30%) Cyber Scheme
4 2 (2.30%) MCSE
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.30%) OSCP
4 2 (2.30%) Tigerscheme
4 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.15%) CEH
5 1 (1.15%) CISM
5 1 (1.15%) CISSP
5 1 (1.15%) GCIA
5 1 (1.15%) GCIH
5 1 (1.15%) GIAC
5 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.15%) MCITP
5 1 (1.15%) MCP
5 1 (1.15%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.34%) vSphere
4 5 (5.75%) NFS
5 2 (2.30%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.30%) Squid
5 2 (2.30%) XenApp
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.15%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) SCCM
2 4 (4.60%) OVSD
3 3 (3.45%) WSUS
4 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.15%) cPanel
4 1 (1.15%) SCOM
4 1 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.59%) VMware
3 18 (20.69%) Citrix
4 8 (9.20%) HP
5 6 (6.90%) Oracle
5 6 (6.90%) Remedy
6 5 (5.75%) Dell
6 5 (5.75%) F5
6 5 (5.75%) IBM
7 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.45%) Cisco
8 3 (3.45%) EMC
9 2 (2.30%) Adobe
9 2 (2.30%) GFI Software
9 2 (2.30%) NetApp
10 1 (1.15%) ILOG
10 1 (1.15%) Novell
10 1 (1.15%) SAP
10 1 (1.15%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.15%) Symantec