Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 38 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 212 169 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.28% 4.42% 6.11%
As % of the System Software category 45.30% 48.15% 56.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 93 177
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £129 £163 £155
90th Percentile £475 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 31
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +17.19% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £20.95 £55.46 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -4.61%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 468 351 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.66% 9.17% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 193 305
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £210 £201 £197
90th Percentile £588 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.16% +57.14% -
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £40.20 £55.13 £55.56
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% -4.48%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Berkshire over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Berkshire over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 25 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 90 £425 +41.67% 29
Maidenhead +16 28 £210 +90.91% 9
Bracknell -10 25 £123 -76.10% 5
Slough +5 16 £303 -16.55% 11
Newbury -15 8 £350 +64.71% 2
Windsor -2 3 - - 1
Wokingham 0 1 - - 2
Thatcham - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 158 (74.53%) Windows
2 91 (42.92%) Microsoft
3 87 (41.04%) Windows Server
4 54 (25.47%) VMware
5 52 (24.53%) Cisco
6 47 (22.17%) PowerShell
7 43 (20.28%) Office 365
8 40 (18.87%) Security Cleared
8 40 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
9 36 (16.98%) Windows 7
10 30 (14.15%) Linux
11 28 (13.21%) Windows 10
12 26 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (12.26%) Firewall
12 26 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
12 26 (12.26%) SC Cleared
12 26 (12.26%) Migration
13 25 (11.79%) SCCM
14 24 (11.32%) MS Exchange
15 23 (10.85%) DNS
16 22 (10.38%) SQL
17 21 (9.91%) ITIL
18 19 (8.96%) HP
18 19 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (8.49%) Palo Alto
20 17 (8.02%) Citrix
20 17 (8.02%) SharePoint
21 15 (7.08%) DV Cleared
21 15 (7.08%) Azure Active Directory
22 14 (6.60%) Workflow

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 24 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.02%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.13%) Documentum
4 11 (5.19%) IIS
4 11 (5.19%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.94%) GroupWise
7 2 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) Apache
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 26 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 43 (20.28%) Office 365
2 40 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (4.25%) IaaS
5 7 (3.30%) G Suite
6 5 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.89%) PaaS
8 3 (1.42%) SaaS
9 2 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.94%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.26%) Firewall
2 23 (10.85%) DNS
3 14 (6.60%) WAN
4 12 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.19%) DHCP
5 11 (5.19%) VPN
6 9 (4.25%) LAN
7 8 (3.77%) Internet
7 8 (3.77%) Skype
8 6 (2.83%) SAN
9 4 (1.89%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.89%) Network Security
10 3 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.42%) SMS
10 3 (1.42%) SSL
10 3 (1.42%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.42%) VLAN
10 3 (1.42%) VoIP
11 2 (0.94%) PBX
11 2 (0.94%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (0.94%) Big Data
2 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (0.47%) Power BI
3 1 (0.47%) Redis
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Bitbucket
1 4 (1.89%) MSI
2 3 (1.42%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.94%) Hudson
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (3.30%) Retail
2 6 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.89%) Finance
3 4 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.94%) Banking
4 2 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.47%) Military
5 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (19.81%) Support Engineer
2 29 (13.68%) Analyst
2 29 (13.68%) Architect
3 26 (12.26%) IT Support
4 24 (11.32%) IT Engineer
5 22 (10.38%) IT Support Engineer
6 19 (8.96%) Consultant
7 12 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (5.19%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.72%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) Administrator
10 9 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) IT Analyst
11 8 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
12 7 (3.30%) Requirements Analyst
12 7 (3.30%) Test Analyst
12 7 (3.30%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.36%) .NET
1 5 (2.36%) XML
2 4 (1.89%) LDAP
3 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) JSON
3 1 (0.47%) SAML
3 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.19%) Driving Licence
2 7 (3.30%) BYOD
2 7 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (2.36%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (1.89%) Clustering
4 4 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.42%) Fintech
6 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.94%) Replication
6 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.94%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) IVR
7 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.47%) PKI
7 1 (0.47%) PMI
7 1 (0.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 158 (74.53%) Windows
2 87 (41.04%) Windows Server
3 36 (16.98%) Windows 7
4 30 (14.15%) Linux
5 28 (13.21%) Windows 10
6 26 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.19%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.77%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.36%) Solaris
10 5 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.36%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.89%) Unix
12 3 (1.42%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.94%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.47%) Android
14 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.47%) OS/2
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.26%) Migration
2 21 (9.91%) ITIL
3 14 (6.60%) Workflow
4 10 (4.72%) Traceability Matrix
4 10 (4.72%) Validation
5 9 (4.25%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (3.77%) Proactive Monitoring
7 6 (2.83%) DevOps
7 6 (2.83%) Information Security
7 6 (2.83%) PRINCE2
8 5 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.36%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.36%) Service Management
8 5 (2.36%) Software Distribution
8 5 (2.36%) Time Management
9 4 (1.89%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (1.89%) Defect Management
9 4 (1.89%) Mentoring
9 4 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (1.89%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.17%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.38%) SQL
3 6 (2.83%) C#
4 4 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.08%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.30%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.83%) Degree
7 5 (2.36%) MCSE
8 4 (1.89%) CCNA
8 4 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.42%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.94%) CISSP
10 2 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.94%) GCIA
10 2 (0.94%) GSEC
10 2 (0.94%) MCITP
10 2 (0.94%) MCSA
10 2 (0.94%) MCTS
11 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.83%) PCI DSS
1 6 (2.83%) SLA
2 4 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.89%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) PMO
4 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.72%) vSphere
3 8 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.42%) XenApp
6 2 (0.94%) Docker
7 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (11.79%) SCCM
2 10 (4.72%) AirWatch
2 10 (4.72%) SCOM
3 9 (4.25%) WSUS
4 8 (3.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.89%) Terraform
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.94%) MOM
7 2 (0.94%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (42.92%) Microsoft
2 54 (25.47%) VMware
3 52 (24.53%) Cisco
4 19 (8.96%) HP
5 18 (8.49%) Palo Alto
6 17 (8.02%) Citrix
7 12 (5.66%) Oracle
8 9 (4.25%) Google
9 7 (3.30%) Lumension
10 6 (2.83%) CyberArk
10 6 (2.83%) Veeam
11 5 (2.36%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.89%) Avaya
12 4 (1.89%) Borland
12 4 (1.89%) McAfee
13 3 (1.42%) Acme Packet
13 3 (1.42%) Dell
13 3 (1.42%) Sonus
14 2 (0.94%) IBM
14 2 (0.94%) Twitter