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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 22 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 61 53 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.13% 5.89% 8.07%
As % of the System Software category 58.10% 63.86% 49.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £400 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 19
Average hourly rate £16.32 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.37 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.77 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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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
105 83 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.27% 9.22% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 20 45
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £252 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 20
Average hourly rate £16.32 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.75 £14.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 75 (73.53%) Windows
2 58 (56.86%) Microsoft
3 32 (31.37%) Migration
3 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (26.47%) Windows 7
4 27 (26.47%) SCCM
5 26 (25.49%) Finance
6 24 (23.53%) VMware
6 24 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 23 (22.55%) MS Excel
8 22 (21.57%) Citrix
8 22 (21.57%) Hyper-V
9 21 (20.59%) ITIL
10 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (17.65%) MS Exchange
12 17 (16.67%) Data Centre
13 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (15.69%) vSphere
14 15 (14.71%) Remedy
14 15 (14.71%) Financial Institution
14 15 (14.71%) Banking
15 13 (12.75%) DNS
15 13 (12.75%) MS Project
15 13 (12.75%) SQL
15 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (11.76%) PKI
16 12 (11.76%) VBScript
16 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
17 11 (10.78%) ATM
17 11 (10.78%) Logistics

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 18 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (22.55%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.75%) MS Project
3 10 (9.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.86%) Office 365
3 2 (1.96%) PaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) DNS
2 11 (10.78%) ATM
3 5 (4.90%) SAN
4 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.92%) VPN
5 3 (2.94%) Firewall
6 2 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.96%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.96%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.96%) Internet
6 2 (1.96%) 3G
6 2 (1.96%) 4G
6 2 (1.96%) LAN
6 2 (1.96%) WAN
6 2 (1.96%) DHCP
7 1 (0.98%) SSL
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.98%) OLAP
2 1 (0.98%) MS Access
2 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.98%) Base SAS
2 1 (0.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 26 (25.49%) Finance
2 15 (14.71%) Banking
2 15 (14.71%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.98%) Back Office
3 1 (0.98%) Retail
3 1 (0.98%) Local Government
3 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (19.61%) Consultant
2 19 (18.63%) Project Manager
3 13 (12.75%) Analyst
4 11 (10.78%) Active Directory Consultant
5 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 8 (7.84%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.90%) Migration Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.90%) Citrix Specialist
9 4 (3.92%) Implementation Project Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Implementation Manager
9 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (3.92%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) .NET
1 2 (1.96%) X-Windows
1 2 (1.96%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.76%) PKI
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.90%) User Experience
5 4 (3.92%) NHS
5 4 (3.92%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.96%) CMDB
6 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.96%) Clustering
7 1 (0.98%) EPoS
7 1 (0.98%) BYOD
7 1 (0.98%) Telematics
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (73.53%) Windows
2 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (26.47%) Windows 7
4 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.90%) UNIX
8 4 (3.92%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.92%) Linux
8 4 (3.92%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.96%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.96%) CentOS
10 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.37%) Migration
2 21 (20.59%) ITIL
3 11 (10.78%) Logistics
4 9 (8.82%) Project Planning
5 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (6.86%) Change Management
5 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 6 (5.88%) Release Management
7 5 (4.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.92%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.92%) V-Model
9 3 (2.94%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.94%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (2.94%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.96%) Risk Management
10 2 (1.96%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.96%) ITSM
10 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.75%) SQL
3 12 (11.76%) VBScript
4 3 (2.94%) VB
5 2 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) MCSE
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.94%) MCP
4 3 (2.94%) MCSA
4 3 (2.94%) Degree
5 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.98%) SAS Certification
6 1 (0.98%) CCA
6 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (21.57%) Hyper-V
2 16 (15.69%) vSphere
3 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.86%) XenApp
5 6 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.94%) UAG
7 2 (1.96%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.96%) NFS
7 2 (1.96%) Firmware
8 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.98%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (26.47%) SCCM
2 10 (9.80%) WSUS
3 6 (5.88%) AirWatch
4 5 (4.90%) XenMobile
4 5 (4.90%) SCOM
5 4 (3.92%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.96%) OVSD
8 1 (0.98%) OpenView
8 1 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.98%) Control-M
8 1 (0.98%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 58 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.53%) VMware
3 22 (21.57%) Citrix
4 15 (14.71%) Remedy
5 8 (7.84%) HP
5 8 (7.84%) Cisco
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle
7 3 (2.94%) Dell
7 3 (2.94%) F5
7 3 (2.94%) Symantec
7 3 (2.94%) GFI Software
8 2 (1.96%) Veeam
8 2 (1.96%) NetApp
9 1 (0.98%) Apple
9 1 (0.98%) QNX
9 1 (0.98%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.98%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.98%) BMC
9 1 (0.98%) Adobe
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