The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 8 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 6.56% 15.93% 15.00%
As % of the System Software category 53.33% 85.71% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £368 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +63.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 10
Average hourly rate £12.75 £22.85 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.20% +79.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £17.29 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £37.50 £14.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Maidenhead region.

System Software Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
15 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 12.30% 18.58% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate £400 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 10
Average hourly rate £12.75 £32.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.46% +193.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £37.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -0.99%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Maidenhead region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Maidenhead region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (40.00%) SAN
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) MS Office
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 3 (20.00%) WSUS
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (20.00%) DFS Replication
7 3 (20.00%) vSphere
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
7 3 (20.00%) X-Windows
7 3 (20.00%) IBM
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Dell
7 3 (20.00%) EMC
7 3 (20.00%) CA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (20.00%) DFS Replication
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (20.00%) WSUS
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) EMC
3 3 (20.00%) CA
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix