Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 23 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 219 291 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.79% 5.95% 7.02%
As % of the System Software category 56.74% 49.57% 59.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 142 180
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -11.43% +11.46%
10th Percentile £123 £143 £145
90th Percentile £526 £475 £488
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 69
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -32.61% +12.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £36.30 £30.30 £30.90
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 386 587 639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 10.21% 12.00% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 313 338
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -0.66% +7.86%
10th Percentile £164 £158 £179
90th Percentile £550 £525 £502
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +10.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 69
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -24.53% +10.75%
10th Percentile £10.85 £12.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £30.75 £33.75 £30.90
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +6.45%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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 +2 86 £315 -16.00% 18
Bracknell -9 39 £500 +96.08% 2
Maidenhead +4 17 £360 +157.14% 3
Slough +3 12 £363 +11.54% 9
Newbury +5 7 £424 +85.14% 2
Windsor +5 3 £475 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 157 (71.69%) Windows
2 102 (46.58%) Microsoft
3 71 (32.42%) Windows Server
4 60 (27.40%) Office 365
5 55 (25.11%) PowerShell
6 51 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (21.00%) DNS
7 46 (21.00%) VMware
8 40 (18.26%) Windows 7
9 39 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (17.35%) DHCP
11 37 (16.89%) Migration
11 37 (16.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 35 (15.98%) MS Exchange
13 30 (13.70%) SCCM
13 30 (13.70%) Azure Active Directory
14 29 (13.24%) Security Cleared
15 28 (12.79%) SharePoint
16 26 (11.87%) SQL Server
16 26 (11.87%) HP
17 25 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (11.42%) ITIL
18 24 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (10.96%) Windows 10
19 22 (10.05%) Skype
19 22 (10.05%) Cisco
20 21 (9.59%) Skype for Business
21 20 (9.13%) Android
22 19 (8.68%) MCSE

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 35 (15.98%) MS Exchange
2 28 (12.79%) SharePoint
3 21 (9.59%) Skype for Business
4 16 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (4.11%) IIS
7 7 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.37%) CMS
9 3 (1.37%) Drupal
9 3 (1.37%) WordPress
10 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.91%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.46%) Apache
11 1 (0.46%) Jetty
11 1 (0.46%) Liferay
11 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.91%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.91%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.46%) FRx
3 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 60 (27.40%) Office 365
2 37 (16.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (13.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.37%) IaaS
6 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.91%) G Suite
6 2 (0.91%) SaaS
6 2 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.46%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.46%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (21.00%) DNS
2 38 (17.35%) DHCP
3 22 (10.05%) Skype
4 16 (7.31%) SMTP
5 15 (6.85%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.85%) VPN
6 13 (5.94%) LAN
7 10 (4.57%) Firewall
7 10 (4.57%) Internet
8 9 (4.11%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (3.20%) WAN
9 7 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (2.74%) HTTP
10 6 (2.74%) SAN
11 4 (1.83%) MPLS
12 3 (1.37%) NAS
12 3 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.37%) SSH
12 3 (1.37%) Wireless
13 2 (0.91%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.28%) MySQL
2 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.83%) DB2
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.91%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.91%) MS Access
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.91%) QlikView
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.46%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.46%) MSI
3 1 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (3.65%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.74%) Retail
3 5 (2.28%) Finance
4 3 (1.37%) Banking
4 3 (1.37%) Marketing
5 2 (0.91%) Advertising
5 2 (0.91%) Publishing
6 1 (0.46%) French Language
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (14.61%) Consultant
2 31 (14.16%) Support Engineer
3 28 (12.79%) Architect
4 26 (11.87%) Analyst
5 20 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (5.94%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (5.48%) Desktop Support
8 11 (5.02%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.57%) Office 365 Architect
9 10 (4.57%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.57%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.11%) 1st Line Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Active Directory Consultant
10 9 (4.11%) Active Directory Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.11%) Security Analyst
10 9 (4.11%) Service Desk Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.65%) Web Services
2 4 (1.83%) JSON
3 3 (1.37%) YAML
4 2 (0.91%) .NET
4 2 (0.91%) Flash
5 1 (0.46%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.46%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.65%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.20%) Clustering
4 6 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.83%) PKI
5 4 (1.83%) Social Media
6 3 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.37%) iPhone
6 3 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.37%) Replication
6 3 (1.37%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.91%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.91%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 157 (71.69%) Windows
2 71 (32.42%) Windows Server
3 51 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (18.26%) Windows 7
5 39 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (10.96%) Windows 10
6 24 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (9.13%) Android
8 18 (8.22%) Linux
9 11 (5.02%) Windows XP
10 10 (4.57%) Windows 8
11 9 (4.11%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.28%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.83%) Unix
13 4 (1.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 3 (1.37%) Solaris
15 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.91%) SUSE
15 2 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.89%) Migration
2 25 (11.42%) ITIL
3 16 (7.31%) Problem Management
4 15 (6.85%) Mentoring
5 12 (5.48%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.57%) Project Management
8 9 (4.11%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 9 (4.11%) Task Automation
9 8 (3.65%) Information Security
9 8 (3.65%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.20%) DevOps
10 7 (3.20%) Identity Management
10 7 (3.20%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (3.20%) Patch Management
10 7 (3.20%) Translating Business Requirements
11 6 (2.74%) Scrum
11 6 (2.74%) SOA
11 6 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.11%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.22%) SQL
3 11 (5.02%) Python
3 11 (5.02%) VB
4 8 (3.65%) VBScript
5 4 (1.83%) Java
6 3 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.91%) C
8 1 (0.46%) C#
8 1 (0.46%) PHP
8 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (8.68%) MCSE
4 15 (6.85%) DV Cleared
5 12 (5.48%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.20%) Degree
7 5 (2.28%) CISA
7 5 (2.28%) MCP
8 4 (1.83%) CISM
8 4 (1.83%) MCITP
8 4 (1.83%) MCSA
8 4 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.37%) CISSP
10 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.91%) CCNA
10 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.91%) CRISC
10 2 (0.91%) MCTS
10 2 (0.91%) RHCE
10 2 (0.91%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.48%) SLA
2 6 (2.74%) QA
3 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.46%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.57%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.28%) vSphere
4 5 (2.28%) XenApp
5 2 (0.91%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.91%) vCloud
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (13.70%) SCCM
2 17 (7.76%) WSUS
3 16 (7.31%) AirWatch
4 12 (5.48%) Ansible
5 11 (5.02%) NetBackup
6 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.74%) SCOM
8 5 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.83%) Puppet
9 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.83%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.37%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (1.37%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.91%) Netcool
11 2 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.91%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 102 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 46 (21.00%) VMware
3 26 (11.87%) HP
4 22 (10.05%) Cisco
5 17 (7.76%) Citrix
6 13 (5.94%) Oracle
6 13 (5.94%) Symantec
7 11 (5.02%) MobileIron
8 7 (3.20%) McAfee
8 7 (3.20%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.74%) Dell
10 5 (2.28%) Samsung
11 4 (1.83%) EMC
11 4 (1.83%) IBM
11 4 (1.83%) Meridio
11 4 (1.83%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.83%) Splunk
11 4 (1.83%) Veeam
12 2 (0.91%) Cognos
12 2 (0.91%) Veritas
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £24 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago