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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 26 8
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.56% 3.68% 8.64%
As % of the System Software category 69.23% 64.71% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 13
Average daily rate £364 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.06% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Active Directory
Berkshire

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
13 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.14% 5.69% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 21
Average daily rate £353 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £286 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 10 (47.62%) VMware
4 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) Citrix
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (28.57%) DNS
6 6 (28.57%) DHCP
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) Office 365
8 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (19.05%) XenApp
8 4 (19.05%) Change Management
8 4 (19.05%) Migration
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) NetApp
9 3 (14.29%) Dell
9 3 (14.29%) IBM
9 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
9 3 (14.29%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
9 3 (14.29%) Clustering
9 3 (14.29%) ISA Server
9 3 (14.29%) Project Management
9 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (14.29%) Lync
4 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) DHCP
1 6 (28.57%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security
3 2 (9.52%) Skype
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Lync Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Messaging Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.76%) iSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 2 (9.52%) AIX
7 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Unix
8 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Change Management
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Coaching
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) BCP
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) VB
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) VCP5
2 2 (9.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (19.05%) XenApp
2 3 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (14.29%) ISA Server
2 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
2 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) WSUS
2 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.52%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (9.52%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (9.52%) Tivoli
2 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Citrix
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) NetApp
4 3 (14.29%) Dell
4 3 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) Veritas
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) Polycom
6 1 (4.76%) Sun