The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 10 22
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.97% 7.79% 4.41%
As % of the System Software category 56.25% 65.52% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £260 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +173.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -55.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

System Software Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
16 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.28% 11.89% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 4
Average daily rate £325 £300 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £190 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -55.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Slough region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Slough region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Slough region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) SAN
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 4 (23.53%) MS Office
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Banking
5 3 (17.65%) Change Management
5 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) VBScript
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) LAN
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
6 2 (11.76%) High Availability
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
6 2 (11.76%) WAN
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Lync
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) DHCP
4 2 (11.76%) LDAP
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
2 1 (5.88%) DTS
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Consultant
1 2 (11.76%) Analyst
1 2 (11.76%) Consultant
1 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) DBA
1 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
1 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Specialist
1 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
1 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
2 1 (5.88%) Access Developer
2 1 (5.88%) Network Support
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) VBA Developer
2 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Change Management
1 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
2 2 (11.76%) High Availability
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) VBScript
3 2 (11.76%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) VBA
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy