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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 61 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.40% 7.17% 8.71%
As % of the System Software category 55.45% 69.15% 56.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 25
Average hourly rate £13.09 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.60 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.61 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
110 94 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.35% 10.36% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 40
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £234 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 25
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% +17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.75 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £18.75 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 81 (77.14%) Windows
2 61 (58.10%) Microsoft
3 34 (32.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (31.43%) VMware
5 30 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 27 (25.71%) Migration
6 27 (25.71%) MS Excel
7 26 (24.76%) Finance
8 25 (23.81%) ITIL
8 25 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 25 (23.81%) SCCM
9 23 (21.90%) PowerShell
10 21 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (19.05%) Citrix
12 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (17.14%) vSphere
14 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
14 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (16.19%) Data Centre
15 16 (15.24%) SQL
15 16 (15.24%) MS Exchange
16 14 (13.33%) SC Cleared
17 13 (12.38%) DNS
17 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
17 13 (12.38%) MS Project
17 13 (12.38%) Financial Institution
17 13 (12.38%) Banking
18 12 (11.43%) VBScript
18 12 (11.43%) PKI
19 11 (10.48%) Logistics

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 16 (15.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.90%) IIS
6 2 (1.90%) SAS
7 1 (0.95%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.38%) MS Project
3 11 (10.48%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) PaaS
2 4 (3.81%) Office 365
3 1 (0.95%) IaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) DNS
2 11 (10.48%) ATM
3 4 (3.81%) LAN
3 4 (3.81%) WAN
3 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.81%) VPN
3 4 (3.81%) SAN
4 3 (2.86%) Firewall
4 3 (2.86%) BIG-IP
4 3 (2.86%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.90%) 4G
5 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.90%) Internet
5 2 (1.90%) 3G
5 2 (1.90%) DHCP
6 1 (0.95%) SSL
6 1 (0.95%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) OLAP
2 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.95%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.95%) MS Access
General
1 26 (24.76%) Finance
2 13 (12.38%) Financial Institution
2 13 (12.38%) Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
3 1 (0.95%) Local Government
3 1 (0.95%) Marketing
3 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.95%) Back Office
3 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.90%) Consultant
2 17 (16.19%) Project Manager
3 15 (14.29%) Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Active Directory Consultant
5 8 (7.62%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Citrix Specialist
7 6 (5.71%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.81%) Migration Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Citrix Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Data Centre Project Manager
10 3 (2.86%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (2.86%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) .NET
1 2 (1.90%) Web Services
1 2 (1.90%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.43%) PKI
3 7 (6.67%) User Experience
4 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.76%) Clustering
5 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.81%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.81%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.86%) NHS
8 2 (1.90%) CMDB
8 2 (1.90%) Replication
8 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.95%) BYOD
9 1 (0.95%) FMCG
9 1 (0.95%) Telematics
9 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.95%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 81 (77.14%) Windows
2 34 (32.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.62%) UNIX
6 8 (7.62%) Linux
7 7 (6.67%) Windows 2000
7 7 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.76%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.86%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.86%) CentOS
10 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.71%) Migration
2 25 (23.81%) ITIL
3 11 (10.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (10.48%) Logistics
4 9 (8.57%) Project Planning
4 9 (8.57%) Release Management
5 8 (7.62%) Change Management
6 7 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (5.71%) Process Improvement
7 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.76%) Patch Management
9 4 (3.81%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.81%) V-Model
9 4 (3.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (2.86%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.86%) Change Control
10 3 (2.86%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.86%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.86%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.86%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) PowerShell
2 16 (15.24%) SQL
3 12 (11.43%) VBScript
4 2 (1.90%) VB
4 2 (1.90%) C#
5 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.62%) MCSE
3 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.71%) MCP
5 5 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.81%) Degree
7 3 (2.86%) MCSA
8 1 (0.95%) CCA
8 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.95%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 21 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (17.14%) vSphere
4 8 (7.62%) XenApp
5 7 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.81%) Firmware
7 3 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.86%) NFS
7 3 (2.86%) UAG
8 2 (1.90%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.95%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (23.81%) SCCM
2 11 (10.48%) WSUS
3 8 (7.62%) AirWatch
4 7 (6.67%) XenMobile
4 7 (6.67%) Backup Exec
4 7 (6.67%) SCOM
5 5 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.90%) OVSD
8 1 (0.95%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.95%) OpenView
Vendors
1 61 (58.10%) Microsoft
2 33 (31.43%) VMware
3 20 (19.05%) Citrix
4 11 (10.48%) Remedy
5 10 (9.52%) HP
6 9 (8.57%) Cisco
7 6 (5.71%) Symantec
8 5 (4.76%) GFI Software
8 5 (4.76%) NetApp
8 5 (4.76%) Dell
9 4 (3.81%) F5
10 3 (2.86%) Oracle
11 2 (1.90%) Veeam
12 1 (0.95%) QNX
12 1 (0.95%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.95%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.95%) Apple
12 1 (0.95%) Intel
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