Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 27 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 211 221 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.32% 5.81% 5.97%
As % of the System Software category 44.23% 56.96% 49.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 100 142
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.63% +25.08% -11.43%
10th Percentile £119 £123 £143
90th Percentile £490 £526 £475
South East median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 38
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.64% +3.77% -28.57%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £27.60 £36.30 £29.73
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.88% +6.67% -6.25%

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 477 388 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.04% 10.19% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 195 312
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £163 £164 £158
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 42
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.81 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.79% +3.57% -24.53%
10th Percentile £11.98 £10.85 £12.25
90th Percentile £43.83 £30.75 £33.18
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -9.09%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 0 100 £388 +23.02% 21
Maidenhead +3 32 £210 -41.67% 5
Slough +3 22 £300 -17.24% 5
Bracknell -15 20 £123 -75.50% 5
Wokingham - 9 £150 - 1
Newbury -14 7 £225 -46.87% 3
Thatcham - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 172 (81.52%) Windows
2 91 (43.13%) Microsoft
3 84 (39.81%) Windows Server
4 61 (28.91%) Office 365
5 49 (23.22%) VMware
6 48 (22.75%) Windows 10
7 47 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 42 (19.91%) Windows 7
9 33 (15.64%) Cisco
10 32 (15.17%) Linux
11 31 (14.69%) DNS
12 28 (13.27%) SCCM
12 28 (13.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
13 27 (12.80%) MS Exchange
14 26 (12.32%) PowerShell
15 24 (11.37%) Firewall
16 23 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 22 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (9.95%) Security Cleared
19 20 (9.48%) DHCP
20 19 (9.00%) SQL
21 18 (8.53%) ITIL
21 18 (8.53%) TCP/IP
22 17 (8.06%) VPN
22 17 (8.06%) Migration
23 16 (7.58%) HP
23 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
23 16 (7.58%) Skype
24 14 (6.64%) IaaS

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 27 (12.80%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.64%) Skype for Business
3 12 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.27%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.79%) IIS
6 7 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.95%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.47%) Apache
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 61 (28.91%) Office 365
2 47 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (13.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (6.64%) IaaS
5 13 (6.16%) SaaS
6 8 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (3.79%) PaaS
7 4 (1.90%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.69%) DNS
2 24 (11.37%) Firewall
3 20 (9.48%) DHCP
4 18 (8.53%) TCP/IP
5 17 (8.06%) VPN
6 16 (7.58%) Skype
7 13 (6.16%) WAN
8 8 (3.79%) Internet
8 8 (3.79%) LAN
9 6 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.37%) SAN
10 5 (2.37%) VLAN
11 4 (1.90%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.90%) SSL
12 3 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.42%) VoIP
13 2 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.95%) Network Security
13 2 (0.95%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.47%) Big Data
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.95%) Hudson
2 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.47%) MSI
3 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (4.27%) Retail
2 7 (3.32%) Finance
3 5 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.90%) French Language
5 3 (1.42%) Publishing
6 2 (0.95%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (21.33%) Support Engineer
2 30 (14.22%) IT Support
3 28 (13.27%) Architect
4 24 (11.37%) Analyst
5 22 (10.43%) IT Engineer
6 21 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (9.48%) Consultant
8 19 (9.00%) IT Support Engineer
9 16 (7.58%) Desktop Support
10 13 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (4.74%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (4.27%) Administrator
13 9 (4.27%) IT Analyst
14 8 (3.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 8 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
14 8 (3.79%) Active Directory Engineer
14 8 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 7 (3.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.37%) LDAP
1 5 (2.37%) REST
1 5 (2.37%) SailPoint
2 3 (1.42%) .NET
2 3 (1.42%) JSON
2 3 (1.42%) Web Services
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) Middleware
3 1 (0.47%) SAML
3 1 (0.47%) WAP
3 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.21%) Driving Licence
2 6 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.37%) Clustering
3 5 (2.37%) Replication
4 4 (1.90%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.90%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.42%) Social Media
6 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.95%) Digital Signage
6 2 (0.95%) iPad
6 2 (0.95%) iPhone
6 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 172 (81.52%) Windows
2 84 (39.81%) Windows Server
3 48 (22.75%) Windows 10
4 42 (19.91%) Windows 7
5 32 (15.17%) Linux
6 23 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (6.64%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.27%) Windows XP
10 8 (3.79%) Android
11 7 (3.32%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.37%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.37%) Solaris
12 5 (2.37%) Unix
12 5 (2.37%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.47%) AIX
15 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.47%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (8.53%) ITIL
2 17 (8.06%) Migration
3 13 (6.16%) Identity Access Management
4 11 (5.21%) Proactive Monitoring
5 8 (3.79%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (3.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (3.32%) Presales
6 7 (3.32%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (3.32%) Time Management
7 6 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (2.84%) Information Security
7 6 (2.84%) Service Management
8 5 (2.37%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (2.37%) Mentoring
8 5 (2.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (1.90%) Break/Fix
9 4 (1.90%) DevOps
9 4 (1.90%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (1.90%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.32%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.00%) SQL
3 5 (2.37%) Python
4 2 (0.95%) Java
5 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (9.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.16%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.27%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.84%) Degree
5 5 (2.37%) MCSE
6 3 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.95%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.95%) MCITP
7 2 (0.95%) MCTS
8 1 (0.47%) CCIE
8 1 (0.47%) CCNA
8 1 (0.47%) CCNP
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.47%) CISMP
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCP
8 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.37%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.16%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.84%) BitLocker
3 6 (2.84%) vSphere
4 5 (2.37%) XenApp
5 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.42%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.95%) Docker
7 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (13.27%) SCCM
2 8 (3.79%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (2.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (2.37%) SCOM
4 4 (1.90%) Terraform
5 3 (1.42%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.42%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.95%) Puppet
6 2 (0.95%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.47%) Ansible
7 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (43.13%) Microsoft
2 49 (23.22%) VMware
3 33 (15.64%) Cisco
4 16 (7.58%) HP
5 14 (6.64%) Citrix
6 10 (4.74%) Veeam
7 8 (3.79%) CyberArk
7 8 (3.79%) Oracle
8 6 (2.84%) Palo Alto
8 6 (2.84%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.37%) Samsung
10 4 (1.90%) Apple
10 4 (1.90%) McAfee
10 4 (1.90%) Nokia
10 4 (1.90%) Okta
11 3 (1.42%) Avaya
11 3 (1.42%) Dell
11 3 (1.42%) Intel
12 2 (0.95%) IBM
12 2 (0.95%) Symantec