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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 60 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.43% 4.33% 6.15%
As % of the System Software category 67.42% 50.00% 62.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 11
Median daily rate £413 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.83 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.65 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £27.00 £13.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
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
89 88 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.99% 8.65% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 22
Median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £453 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.83 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.65 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £27.00 £13.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 74 (70.48%) Windows
2 53 (50.48%) Microsoft
3 30 (28.57%) MS Office
4 28 (26.67%) Unix
5 27 (25.71%) Citrix
5 27 (25.71%) Security Cleared
6 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
7 25 (23.81%) MS Exchange
8 23 (21.90%) Windows Vista
9 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
10 21 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 21 (20.00%) ITIL
11 20 (19.05%) CISSP
12 19 (18.10%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (17.14%) SMTP
13 18 (17.14%) Oracle
13 18 (17.14%) Internet
14 17 (16.19%) Ethical Hacking
14 17 (16.19%) CEH
15 16 (15.24%) SSH
15 16 (15.24%) Cryptography
15 16 (15.24%) CESG
15 16 (15.24%) OWASP
15 16 (15.24%) Information Assurance
15 16 (15.24%) Sendmail
15 16 (15.24%) IPsec
15 16 (15.24%) Finance
15 16 (15.24%) Client/Server
15 16 (15.24%) FTP
15 16 (15.24%) Patch Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.71%) Apache
4 5 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.81%) IIS
5 4 (3.81%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.81%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.81%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (28.57%) MS Office
2 21 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.14%) Internet
1 18 (17.14%) SMTP
2 16 (15.24%) FTP
2 16 (15.24%) IPsec
2 16 (15.24%) SSH
3 11 (10.48%) SAN
4 10 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (8.57%) Firewall
6 7 (6.67%) LAN
6 7 (6.67%) VPN
6 7 (6.67%) WAN
7 6 (5.71%) LDAP
8 5 (4.76%) DNS
8 5 (4.76%) Network Security
9 4 (3.81%) DMZ
9 4 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (3.81%) MPLS
9 4 (3.81%) NAS
9 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.90%) DB2
5 1 (0.95%) MS Access
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
1 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.81%) Selenium
1 4 (3.81%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Retail
3 6 (5.71%) German Language
4 4 (3.81%) Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Automotive
5 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.90%) French Language
6 2 (1.90%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.95%) Electronics
7 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.95%) Marketing
7 1 (0.95%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (44.76%) Analyst
2 12 (11.43%) Help Desk Analyst
2 12 (11.43%) Support Analyst
3 11 (10.48%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (10.48%) Service Analyst
3 11 (10.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (7.62%) Information Assurance Leader
5 7 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.67%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) Security Advisor
7 5 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Active Directory Specialist
7 5 (4.76%) Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) J2EE
2 6 (5.71%) jQuery
2 6 (5.71%) SOAP
2 6 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (5.71%) XML
3 4 (3.81%) Hibernate
3 4 (3.81%) JMS
3 4 (3.81%) Node.js
3 4 (3.81%) React
3 4 (3.81%) REST
3 4 (3.81%) Spring
4 2 (1.90%) .NET
4 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.90%) CSS
4 2 (1.90%) HTML
4 2 (1.90%) HTML5
4 2 (1.90%) Laravel
5 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.95%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) CESG
1 16 (15.24%) Client/Server
1 16 (15.24%) Cryptography
2 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.81%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.81%) Clustering
5 4 (3.81%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.81%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.86%) Statistics
7 2 (1.90%) IVR
7 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.90%) PKI
7 2 (1.90%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.95%) AS400
8 1 (0.95%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (70.48%) Windows
2 28 (26.67%) Unix
3 23 (21.90%) Windows Vista
4 15 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 13 (12.38%) Linux
6 9 (8.57%) Windows XP
7 7 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.81%) zOS
10 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.90%) CentOS
11 2 (1.90%) Solaris
11 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.00%) ITIL
2 19 (18.10%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (16.19%) Ethical Hacking
4 16 (15.24%) Information Assurance
4 16 (15.24%) OWASP
4 16 (15.24%) Patch Management
5 15 (14.29%) Fuzz Testing
6 13 (12.38%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (11.43%) Risk Management
8 11 (10.48%) ISMS
9 9 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (7.62%) Migration
10 8 (7.62%) Project Management
11 7 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.76%) PRINCE2
12 5 (4.76%) Scrum
12 5 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.33%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) C#
2 6 (5.71%) Java
2 6 (5.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.71%) VB
3 4 (3.81%) Python
4 2 (1.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 20 (19.05%) CISSP
4 17 (16.19%) CEH
5 16 (15.24%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.67%) DV Cleared
8 6 (5.71%) MCSE
9 5 (4.76%) CISM
9 5 (4.76%) MCP
10 4 (3.81%) GCIA
10 4 (3.81%) GCIH
10 4 (3.81%) GIAC
11 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.95%) MCITP
12 1 (0.95%) MCTS
12 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) RMADS
2 4 (3.81%) SLA
3 2 (1.90%) QA
4 1 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (15.24%) Sendmail
2 11 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.86%) NFS
5 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.86%) XenApp
6 2 (1.90%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) SCCM
2 5 (4.76%) SCOM
3 4 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.90%) OVSD
6 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 53 (50.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (25.71%) Citrix
3 18 (17.14%) Oracle
4 13 (12.38%) VMware
5 9 (8.57%) Remedy
6 5 (4.76%) HP
7 4 (3.81%) Avaya
7 4 (3.81%) CommVault
7 4 (3.81%) Genesys
7 4 (3.81%) KANA
7 4 (3.81%) NetApp
7 4 (3.81%) SAP
8 3 (2.86%) Altiris
8 3 (2.86%) EMC
8 3 (2.86%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.90%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.90%) Computacenter
9 2 (1.90%) IBM
9 2 (1.90%) Lumension
10 1 (0.95%) Cyber-Ark
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