The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 49 60 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.77% 7.98% 7.41%
As % of the System Software category 66.22% 51.72% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.20% +4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £373 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £8.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.04 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

System Software Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
74 116 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.72% 15.43% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 34
Average daily rate £400 £315 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -5.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £8.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £28.50
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 Milton Keynes

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 93 (76.23%) Windows
2 73 (59.84%) Microsoft
3 34 (27.87%) Finance
4 33 (27.05%) VMware
5 30 (24.59%) ITIL
6 29 (23.77%) MS Excel
7 28 (22.95%) Windows 7
8 27 (22.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (20.49%) Security Cleared
10 24 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (19.67%) MS Exchange
11 21 (17.21%) Citrix
11 21 (17.21%) Migration
11 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
11 21 (17.21%) Hyper-V
12 20 (16.39%) SLA
13 18 (14.75%) NetApp
14 17 (13.93%) Windows XP
15 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (13.11%) Remedy
15 16 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (12.30%) Linux
16 15 (12.30%) Blackberry
16 15 (12.30%) iSCSI
17 14 (11.48%) SCCM
17 14 (11.48%) PowerShell
17 14 (11.48%) VBScript
17 14 (11.48%) NFS
18 13 (10.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 13 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 24 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.56%) Lync
5 6 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (4.92%) IIS
6 4 (3.28%) Apache
7 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.82%) Moodle
8 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (23.77%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.02%) MS Office
3 5 (4.10%) MS Project
4 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) SaaS
1 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.30%) iSCSI
2 10 (8.20%) LDAP
3 8 (6.56%) SAN
4 6 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.10%) ATM
5 5 (4.10%) NAS
6 4 (3.28%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (3.28%) Broadband
6 4 (3.28%) LAN
6 4 (3.28%) WAN
7 3 (2.46%) Network Security
7 3 (2.46%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.64%) DNS
8 2 (1.64%) IPsec
8 2 (1.64%) X.400
8 2 (1.64%) X.500
8 2 (1.64%) SMTP
8 2 (1.64%) VoIP
9 1 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.82%) OLAP
3 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.82%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MSI
1 1 (0.82%) InstallShield
General
1 34 (27.87%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.28%) French Language
4 4 (3.28%) German Language
5 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 2 (1.64%) Back Office
5 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (32.79%) Analyst
2 17 (13.93%) Help Desk Analyst
3 14 (11.48%) Consultant
4 12 (9.84%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Help Desk Support
5 10 (8.20%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (5.74%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.10%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Active Directory Consultant
11 4 (3.28%) Mobility Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Messaging Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Systems Support Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) .NET
1 4 (3.28%) LAMP
2 1 (0.82%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.82%) WAMP
2 1 (0.82%) Web Services
2 1 (0.82%) XML
2 1 (0.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.56%) Clustering
3 3 (2.46%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.46%) Replication
4 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.82%) EPoS
4 1 (0.82%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.82%) PKI
4 1 (0.82%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.82%) PDA
4 1 (0.82%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 93 (76.23%) Windows
2 28 (22.95%) Windows 7
3 27 (22.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (13.93%) Windows XP
5 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (12.30%) Linux
7 11 (9.02%) Android
8 9 (7.38%) CentOS
8 9 (7.38%) Windows 2000
9 8 (6.56%) Windows NT
9 8 (6.56%) UNIX
9 8 (6.56%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (5.74%) Ubuntu
10 7 (5.74%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (4.10%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.46%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.82%) AIX
13 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.59%) ITIL
2 21 (17.21%) Migration
3 11 (9.02%) Change Management
4 7 (5.74%) Project Management
4 7 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.92%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.10%) Project Planning
6 5 (4.10%) Change Control
6 5 (4.10%) Logistics
7 4 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (2.46%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.46%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (1.64%) Service Management
10 1 (0.82%) Service Delivery
10 1 (0.82%) Regression Testing
10 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2
10 1 (0.82%) EAI
10 1 (0.82%) Data Modelling
10 1 (0.82%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) VBScript
1 14 (11.48%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.28%) SQL
3 3 (2.46%) C#
3 3 (2.46%) VB
4 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.82%) Java
5 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (20.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
3 16 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (9.02%) MCSE
4 11 (9.02%) DV Cleared
5 7 (5.74%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) CCNA
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.82%) MCP
7 1 (0.82%) ISEB
7 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.82%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PMP
7 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.82%) MCITP
7 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.39%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) QA
System Software
1 24 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (17.21%) Hyper-V
3 14 (11.48%) NFS
4 12 (9.84%) VMware ESX
5 10 (8.20%) vSphere
6 6 (4.92%) XenApp
6 6 (4.92%) Terminal Services
6 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (4.10%) ISA Server
7 5 (4.10%) Sendmail
8 4 (3.28%) Squid
8 4 (3.28%) Postfix
9 2 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (11.48%) SCCM
2 9 (7.38%) SCOM
3 7 (5.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (4.92%) BladeLogic
5 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.64%) Hyperic
6 2 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.64%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.82%) WSUS
7 1 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 73 (59.84%) Microsoft
2 33 (27.05%) VMware
3 21 (17.21%) Citrix
4 18 (14.75%) NetApp
5 16 (13.11%) Remedy
6 11 (9.02%) Symantec
6 11 (9.02%) Cisco
6 11 (9.02%) MobileIron
7 7 (5.74%) HP
7 7 (5.74%) Intel
8 6 (4.92%) EMC
8 6 (4.92%) IronPort
8 6 (4.92%) RightFax
9 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.46%) F5
11 2 (1.64%) SAP
11 2 (1.64%) Veeam
11 2 (1.64%) ICL
11 2 (1.64%) QNX
12 1 (0.82%) Wyse