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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 12 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 61 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.74% 4.74% 6.54%
As % of the System Software category 70.93% 64.15% 56.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 21
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £128 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £521 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Median hourly rate £12.25 £14.76 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.01% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £11.37 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £22.50 £15.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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
86 53 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.74% 7.38% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 22 44
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £245 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 5
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.76 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.09% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £11.37 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £15.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 89 (72.36%) Windows
2 59 (47.97%) Security Cleared
3 56 (45.53%) SC Cleared
4 50 (40.65%) Microsoft
5 31 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (24.39%) Windows Server
7 29 (23.58%) Hyper-V
8 28 (22.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (20.33%) ITIL
10 22 (17.89%) Linux
10 22 (17.89%) Windows 10
11 21 (17.07%) MS Office
11 21 (17.07%) Windows Vista
12 19 (15.45%) Unix
13 17 (13.82%) SCCM
14 16 (13.01%) Remedy
15 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (12.20%) MS Excel
15 15 (12.20%) Firewall
16 14 (11.38%) VMware
17 13 (10.57%) Migration
17 13 (10.57%) Citrix
17 13 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (10.57%) Symantec
17 13 (10.57%) SailPoint
18 12 (9.76%) Unified Communications
18 12 (9.76%) Patch Management
18 12 (9.76%) SAN
18 12 (9.76%) Cisco
18 12 (9.76%) LAN

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 9 (7.32%) IIS
1 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.50%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.69%) Drupal
4 6 (4.88%) Apache
4 6 (4.88%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.88%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (17.07%) MS Office
2 15 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.20%) Firewall
2 12 (9.76%) LAN
2 12 (9.76%) SAN
2 12 (9.76%) Unified Communications
2 12 (9.76%) WAN
3 10 (8.13%) DHCP
3 10 (8.13%) DNS
4 9 (7.32%) IPsec
5 8 (6.50%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (4.88%) DMZ
6 6 (4.88%) NAS
6 6 (4.88%) Wireless
6 6 (4.88%) WLAN
7 5 (4.07%) ADSL
7 5 (4.07%) MPLS
7 5 (4.07%) VoIP
8 4 (3.25%) Internet
8 4 (3.25%) SMTP
8 4 (3.25%) SSH
8 4 (3.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) Big Data
3 3 (2.44%) DB2
4 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.81%) Selenium
1 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (3.25%) Finance
2 2 (1.63%) Banking
2 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
2 2 (1.63%) German Language
2 2 (1.63%) Retail
2 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.81%) Back Office
3 1 (0.81%) Electronics
3 1 (0.81%) Finnish Language
3 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.81%) Marketing
3 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.81%) Russian Language
3 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (30.08%) Analyst
2 12 (9.76%) Architect
3 9 (7.32%) Wintel Analyst
4 8 (6.50%) Support Analyst
5 6 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (4.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (4.88%) Service Analyst
5 6 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (4.07%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (3.25%) Active Directory Analyst
7 4 (3.25%) Network Architect
7 4 (3.25%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.25%) Security Advisor
7 4 (3.25%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.25%) Voice Architect
8 3 (2.44%) Deployment Specialist
8 3 (2.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (2.44%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) SailPoint
2 9 (7.32%) SAML
3 7 (5.69%) J2EE
4 2 (1.63%) XML
5 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.81%) JMS
5 1 (0.81%) jQuery
5 1 (0.81%) Node.js
5 1 (0.81%) React
5 1 (0.81%) REST
5 1 (0.81%) SOAP
5 1 (0.81%) Spring
5 1 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.81%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.50%) CESG
3 7 (5.69%) Clustering
3 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.69%) Replication
4 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.25%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.81%) BYOD
7 1 (0.81%) CMDB
7 1 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Handset
7 1 (0.81%) PKI
7 1 (0.81%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 89 (72.36%) Windows
2 31 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (24.39%) Windows Server
4 28 (22.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (17.89%) Linux
5 22 (17.89%) Windows 10
6 21 (17.07%) Windows Vista
7 19 (15.45%) Unix
8 13 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (8.94%) Windows 7
10 10 (8.13%) Windows 8
11 9 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.44%) Solaris
12 3 (2.44%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.63%) zOS
14 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.81%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.33%) ITIL
2 13 (10.57%) Migration
3 12 (9.76%) Patch Management
4 10 (8.13%) Change Management
5 9 (7.32%) Virtual Environments
6 8 (6.50%) Cryptography
7 7 (5.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.69%) Time Management
8 6 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.88%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.88%) Information Assurance
8 6 (4.88%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.88%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.88%) Server Building
8 6 (4.88%) Service Management
8 6 (4.88%) TOGAF
9 5 (4.07%) Identity Management
9 5 (4.07%) Presales
9 5 (4.07%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.94%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.32%) SQL
3 7 (5.69%) VB
4 5 (4.07%) VBScript
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 59 (47.97%) Security Cleared
2 56 (45.53%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.13%) CCNP
4 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.13%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.13%) MCSA
5 9 (7.32%) CISSP
6 8 (6.50%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (4.88%) CCNA
9 4 (3.25%) CCIE
9 4 (3.25%) CEH
10 3 (2.44%) MCP
10 3 (2.44%) MCSE
11 1 (0.81%) CCA
11 1 (0.81%) CISM
11 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.81%) MCITP
11 1 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) SLA
2 5 (4.07%) RMADS
3 2 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 29 (23.58%) Hyper-V
2 11 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.50%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (4.88%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (4.88%) ISA Server
4 6 (4.88%) UAG
5 4 (3.25%) Sendmail
5 4 (3.25%) XenApp
6 2 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (13.82%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) WSUS
3 6 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.25%) AppDNA
4 4 (3.25%) BladeLogic
4 4 (3.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Nessus
5 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.81%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (40.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.01%) Remedy
3 14 (11.38%) VMware
4 13 (10.57%) Citrix
4 13 (10.57%) Symantec
5 12 (9.76%) Cisco
6 11 (8.94%) Oracle
7 9 (7.32%) Forcepoint
8 7 (5.69%) HP
9 5 (4.07%) Altiris
9 5 (4.07%) Intel Security
9 5 (4.07%) SAP
10 4 (3.25%) Computacenter
11 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.44%) F5
11 3 (2.44%) Lumension
11 3 (2.44%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.63%) Apple
13 1 (0.81%) Clearswift
13 1 (0.81%) Wyse
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