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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 16 24
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 60 108 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.01% 8.61% 6.17%
As % of the System Software category 53.57% 69.23% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £136 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 24
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.03 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
112 156 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.36% 12.44% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 62 37
Average daily rate £390 £300 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £211 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 32
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.88 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.88 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.85%

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 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 -15 36 £400 +23.07% 11
Aylesbury +3 6 £200 - 1
High Wycombe -11 6 - - 6
Buckingham - 2 - -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 104 (81.25%) Windows
2 63 (49.22%) Microsoft
3 42 (32.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (31.25%) VMware
5 39 (30.47%) Windows 7
6 35 (27.34%) ITIL
7 33 (25.78%) MS Excel
8 31 (24.22%) Citrix
9 30 (23.44%) PowerShell
10 28 (21.88%) SCCM
10 28 (21.88%) Hyper-V
11 27 (21.09%) DNS
12 26 (20.31%) Finance
12 26 (20.31%) Security Cleared
13 25 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (19.53%) Migration
13 25 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (17.97%) SC Cleared
15 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (14.84%) vSphere
17 18 (14.06%) MS Exchange
17 18 (14.06%) SQL
17 18 (14.06%) MS Office
18 16 (12.50%) Windows XP
18 16 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
18 16 (12.50%) Data Centre
19 15 (11.72%) XenApp
19 15 (11.72%) MCSE
19 15 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (10.94%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.59%) IIS
4 8 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.47%) Lync
6 5 (3.91%) Apache
6 5 (3.91%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.34%) SAS
8 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (25.78%) MS Excel
2 18 (14.06%) MS Office
3 10 (7.81%) MS Project
4 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.69%) Office 365
3 4 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.34%) PaaS
5 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.09%) DNS
2 13 (10.16%) DHCP
3 11 (8.59%) LAN
3 11 (8.59%) WAN
4 10 (7.81%) ATM
4 10 (7.81%) VPN
5 8 (6.25%) SAN
6 7 (5.47%) Firewall
7 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.91%) SMTP
8 5 (3.91%) SSL
8 5 (3.91%) Wireshark
8 5 (3.91%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.13%) 4G
9 4 (3.13%) Internet
9 4 (3.13%) 3G
9 4 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.56%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.56%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (2.34%) OLAP
3 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.78%) Base SAS
General
1 26 (20.31%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Banking
2 9 (7.03%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Back Office
4 2 (1.56%) Electronics
4 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (17.97%) Consultant
2 22 (17.19%) Analyst
3 19 (14.84%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.03%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (7.03%) Desktop Support
5 9 (7.03%) Active Directory Consultant
6 8 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Citrix Consultant
8 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (4.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) Web Services
2 5 (3.91%) .NET
3 4 (3.13%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.56%) HTML
4 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.56%) XML
5 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.47%) User Experience
3 7 (5.47%) NHS
3 7 (5.47%) Clustering
3 7 (5.47%) PKI
4 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.13%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.34%) Replication
7 2 (1.56%) DTV
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Telematics
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 104 (81.25%) Windows
2 42 (32.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (30.47%) Windows 7
4 25 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.03%) UNIX
7 9 (7.03%) Linux
7 9 (7.03%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.91%) Windows NT
8 5 (3.91%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.56%) CentOS
10 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.78%) Android
11 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) ITIL
2 25 (19.53%) Migration
3 11 (8.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (7.81%) Logistics
5 9 (7.03%) Change Management
6 8 (6.25%) Project Planning
7 7 (5.47%) Release Management
7 7 (5.47%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (4.69%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.69%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.69%) Patch Management
9 5 (3.91%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.91%) Asset Management
9 5 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.13%) Process Improvement
11 3 (2.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (2.34%) Analytics
11 3 (2.34%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.44%) PowerShell
2 18 (14.06%) SQL
3 10 (7.81%) VBScript
4 5 (3.91%) VB
4 5 (3.91%) Python
4 5 (3.91%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.91%) Perl
5 4 (3.13%) C#
6 2 (1.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.78%) C
7 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.97%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (11.72%) MCSE
4 8 (6.25%) MCP
5 6 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.91%) MCTS
6 5 (3.91%) MCITP
6 5 (3.91%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.13%) MCSA
8 2 (1.56%) CCA
8 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.78%) CCEA
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.78%) CCNP
9 1 (0.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.78%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.78%) Degree
9 1 (0.78%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (21.88%) Hyper-V
2 25 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (14.84%) vSphere
4 15 (11.72%) XenApp
5 13 (10.16%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.91%) UAG
6 5 (3.91%) HDFS
7 4 (3.13%) BitLocker
7 4 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (3.13%) Firmware
8 3 (2.34%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.56%) NFS
9 2 (1.56%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (21.88%) SCCM
2 10 (7.81%) SCOM
3 8 (6.25%) AirWatch
4 7 (5.47%) XenMobile
5 5 (3.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (3.91%) Zenoss
5 5 (3.91%) Nagios
5 5 (3.91%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.13%) OVSD
6 4 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (3.13%) WSUS
7 3 (2.34%) OpenView
8 1 (0.78%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 63 (49.22%) Microsoft
2 40 (31.25%) VMware
3 31 (24.22%) Citrix
4 14 (10.94%) HP
5 11 (8.59%) Remedy
6 9 (7.03%) Cisco
6 9 (7.03%) AppSense
7 7 (5.47%) Dell
7 7 (5.47%) Oracle
8 5 (3.91%) Splunk
8 5 (3.91%) Symantec
9 4 (3.13%) NetApp
9 4 (3.13%) GFI Software
10 2 (1.56%) SAP
10 2 (1.56%) F5
11 1 (0.78%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.78%) QNX
11 1 (0.78%) Intel
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