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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 30 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 60 46 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.93% 5.09% 10.01%
As % of the System Software category 74.07% 58.97% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 23
Average daily rate £420 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.04 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.58% +0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.89 £9.00 £8.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £19.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Active Directory
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
81 78 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.70% 8.63% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 46
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.04 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.58% -8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.89 £9.00 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 69 (79.31%) Windows
2 37 (42.53%) SQL Server
3 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
4 33 (37.93%) SQL
5 30 (34.48%) Finance
5 30 (34.48%) VMware
6 27 (31.03%) Citrix
7 26 (29.89%) MS Office
7 26 (29.89%) MS Excel
8 24 (27.59%) Windows Server
9 22 (25.29%) MS Exchange
9 22 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (24.14%) SMTP
10 21 (24.14%) ITIL
10 21 (24.14%) Unix
11 20 (22.99%) Security Cleared
12 19 (21.84%) PowerShell
13 18 (20.69%) Project Management
14 16 (18.39%) VB
14 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
15 15 (17.24%) IIS
15 15 (17.24%) SAN
16 14 (16.09%) C#
16 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
16 14 (16.09%) PHP
16 14 (16.09%) Banking
17 13 (14.94%) Web Development
17 13 (14.94%) jQuery
17 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (14.94%) HTML5

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 22 (25.29%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.24%) IIS
3 12 (13.79%) Apache
3 12 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 12 (13.79%) WebSphere
4 7 (8.05%) Skype for Business
5 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (29.89%) MS Excel
1 26 (29.89%) MS Office
2 4 (4.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.15%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) IaaS
1 2 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.14%) SMTP
2 15 (17.24%) SAN
3 13 (14.94%) LDAP
4 10 (11.49%) Internet
4 10 (11.49%) LAN
4 10 (11.49%) WAN
5 8 (9.20%) FTP
5 8 (9.20%) IPsec
5 8 (9.20%) SSH
6 5 (5.75%) DNS
7 4 (4.60%) ATM
7 4 (4.60%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.60%) VPN
8 3 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.30%) NAS
9 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.30%) Wireless
10 1 (1.15%) Firewall
10 1 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (42.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) MS Access
6 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.15%) PowerCenter
General
1 30 (34.48%) Finance
2 14 (16.09%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) Law
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Analyst
2 13 (14.94%) Developer
3 9 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (9.20%) Service Analyst
4 8 (9.20%) Wintel Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Consultant
5 7 (8.05%) Server Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Server Specialist
5 7 (8.05%) Wintel Server Specialist
5 7 (8.05%) Wintel Specialist
6 6 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.90%) DBA
6 6 (6.90%) SAN Specialist
6 6 (6.90%) SQL DBA
6 6 (6.90%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Active Directory Specialist
7 5 (5.75%) Exchange Specialist
7 5 (5.75%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) .NET
1 13 (14.94%) AngularJS
1 13 (14.94%) CSS
1 13 (14.94%) HTML
1 13 (14.94%) HTML5
1 13 (14.94%) jQuery
1 13 (14.94%) Laravel
1 13 (14.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 11 (12.64%) SOAP
2 11 (12.64%) XML
3 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.30%) AppFabric
5 1 (1.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) Client/Server
2 8 (9.20%) Cryptography
3 6 (6.90%) CESG
3 6 (6.90%) Statistics
4 4 (4.60%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.15%) iPhone
7 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 69 (79.31%) Windows
2 24 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 21 (24.14%) Unix
4 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (12.64%) Windows 7
6 11 (12.64%) zOS
7 8 (9.20%) Linux
7 8 (9.20%) Windows Vista
8 6 (6.90%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.60%) CentOS
9 4 (4.60%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.60%) Windows 2000
9 4 (4.60%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.14%) ITIL
2 18 (20.69%) Project Management
3 13 (14.94%) DevOps
3 13 (14.94%) Technical Analysis
3 13 (14.94%) Web Development
4 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.79%) Security Operations
4 12 (13.79%) Workflow
5 11 (12.64%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (9.20%) OWASP
7 8 (9.20%) Patch Management
8 7 (8.05%) Fuzz Testing
8 7 (8.05%) High Availability
9 6 (6.90%) Ethical Hacking
9 6 (6.90%) Information Assurance
9 6 (6.90%) ISMS
9 6 (6.90%) Migration
9 6 (6.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.93%) SQL
2 19 (21.84%) PowerShell
3 16 (18.39%) VB
4 14 (16.09%) C#
4 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
4 14 (16.09%) PHP
5 11 (12.64%) Java
6 3 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
4 9 (10.34%) CISSP
4 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.90%) CEH
5 6 (6.90%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (6.90%) MCSE
5 6 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.45%) CISM
6 3 (3.45%) GCIA
6 3 (3.45%) GCIH
6 3 (3.45%) GIAC
7 2 (2.30%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.30%) Cyber Scheme
7 2 (2.30%) Dell Certification
7 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.30%) OSCP
7 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) RMADS
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.20%) Sendmail
3 7 (8.05%) vSphere
4 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.90%) XenApp
5 5 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.60%) NFS
7 3 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) SCOM
2 5 (5.75%) SCCM
3 4 (4.60%) OVSD
4 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.15%) cPanel
4 1 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
2 30 (34.48%) VMware
3 27 (31.03%) Citrix
4 11 (12.64%) IBM
5 10 (11.49%) Oracle
6 9 (10.34%) HP
7 8 (9.20%) CommVault
7 8 (9.20%) EMC
8 6 (6.90%) Dell
8 6 (6.90%) NetApp
9 3 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.45%) SAP
10 2 (2.30%) Cisco
10 2 (2.30%) Remedy
11 1 (1.15%) GFI Software
11 1 (1.15%) ILOG
11 1 (1.15%) Lotus
11 1 (1.15%) Sitecore
11 1 (1.15%) Symantec
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