Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 23 28
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 228 265 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.52% 6.46% 5.48%
As % of the System Software category 48.82% 49.63% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 136 112
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £366 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.02% +1.03% +8.21%
10th Percentile £140 £135 £161
90th Percentile £525 £555 £575
South East median daily rate £375 £314 £325
% change year-on-year +19.52% -3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 39
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.30% -16.18% -21.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.49 £12.20
90th Percentile £20.00 £37.84 £45.75
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -14.26%

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 467 534 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.30% 13.02% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 283 261
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £174 £214 £195
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
South East median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +7.73% +5.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -15.01% -20.84%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.47 £12.25
90th Percentile £22.85 £38.80 £47.63
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.19% +12.50% -14.29%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -10 95 £375 - 21
Slough -3 32 £288 -6.50% 6
Maidenhead +19 31 £413 +14.58% 5
Bracknell -6 30 £238 -6.68% 8
Wokingham -5 10 £150 -32.58% 3
Newbury -19 9 £338 -3.57%
Windsor -1 2 £160 -68.78% 2
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 181 (79.39%) Windows
2 98 (42.98%) Microsoft
3 81 (35.53%) Windows Server
4 67 (29.39%) Office 365
5 66 (28.95%) VMware
6 54 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 50 (21.93%) Windows 10
8 49 (21.49%) Windows 7
9 47 (20.61%) PowerShell
10 43 (18.86%) DNS
11 35 (15.35%) SQL
12 34 (14.91%) Azure Active Directory
13 32 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 31 (13.60%) SCCM
14 31 (13.60%) Security Cleared
15 30 (13.16%) DHCP
16 29 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (11.40%) ITIL
18 24 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (10.09%) Migration
19 23 (10.09%) Firewall
20 22 (9.65%) SC Cleared
21 21 (9.21%) SharePoint
21 21 (9.21%) MS Exchange
22 20 (8.77%) SQL Server
22 20 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
22 20 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
23 19 (8.33%) Hyper-V
23 19 (8.33%) Skype for Business
23 19 (8.33%) Linux

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 21 (9.21%) MS Exchange
1 21 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 15 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.07%) IIS
5 7 (3.07%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.63%) Apache
7 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.44%) JBoss
8 1 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (29.39%) Office 365
2 54 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (14.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (7.46%) IaaS
5 10 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (4.39%) PaaS
6 9 (3.95%) SaaS
7 6 (2.63%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.86%) DNS
2 30 (13.16%) DHCP
3 23 (10.09%) Firewall
4 16 (7.02%) WAN
5 15 (6.58%) LAN
5 15 (6.58%) Skype
6 14 (6.14%) VPN
7 13 (5.70%) TCP/IP
8 11 (4.82%) Network Security
9 10 (4.39%) SAN
9 10 (4.39%) Wireless
10 9 (3.95%) Internet
11 7 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.19%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.75%) NAS
13 4 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (1.75%) VoIP
13 4 (1.75%) WLAN
14 3 (1.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Toad
2 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.88%) MSI
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (4.82%) Retail
2 6 (2.63%) French Language
3 5 (2.19%) Finance
4 4 (1.75%) Automotive
4 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.44%) Games
5 1 (0.44%) German Language
5 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.44%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.44%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (14.04%) Consultant
2 30 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (13.16%) Support Engineer
3 26 (11.40%) Analyst
3 26 (11.40%) Architect
4 16 (7.02%) Desktop Support
5 14 (6.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (6.14%) IT Support
6 12 (5.26%) Active Directory Consultant
6 12 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (4.82%) Administrator
7 11 (4.82%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.39%) Azure Consultant
9 9 (3.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (3.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 8 (3.51%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.51%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.95%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.75%) REST
3 3 (1.32%) JSON
3 3 (1.32%) LDAP
4 2 (0.88%) .NET
4 2 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.44%) Middleware
5 1 (0.44%) OAuth
5 1 (0.44%) WAP
5 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.26%) PKI
3 9 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (3.07%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.07%) Replication
5 6 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.75%) Clustering
6 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.75%) iPhone
6 4 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.88%) Digital Signage
7 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.88%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.88%) iPad
7 2 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 181 (79.39%) Windows
2 81 (35.53%) Windows Server
3 50 (21.93%) Windows 10
4 49 (21.49%) Windows 7
5 24 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (8.33%) Linux
8 10 (4.39%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.19%) Solaris
10 4 (1.75%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.32%) Android
11 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.32%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.88%) Unix
12 2 (0.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.44%) AIX
13 1 (0.44%) HPUX
13 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (11.40%) ITIL
3 23 (10.09%) Migration
4 18 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (7.46%) Mobile Device Management
6 14 (6.14%) Identity Access Management
6 14 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (4.39%) SIEM
8 8 (3.51%) Information Security
8 8 (3.51%) Time Management
9 7 (3.07%) Change Management
9 7 (3.07%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 7 (3.07%) Project Management
9 7 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.07%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (2.63%) Application Packaging
10 6 (2.63%) Proactive Monitoring
11 5 (2.19%) Break/Fix
11 5 (2.19%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.61%) PowerShell
2 35 (15.35%) SQL
3 9 (3.95%) Python
4 7 (3.07%) Perl
5 4 (1.75%) VB
6 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.88%) C
6 2 (0.88%) Java
6 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.88%) PHP
6 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.44%) Ruby
7 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.65%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.82%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.07%) MCSE
6 6 (2.63%) CCNA
6 6 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.19%) CCNP
7 5 (2.19%) Degree
8 4 (1.75%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.75%) MCITP
8 4 (1.75%) MCTS
9 2 (0.88%) CCIE
9 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.32%) SLA
3 2 (0.88%) COBIT
3 2 (0.88%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.88%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) GAMP
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) GPG13
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.95%) vSphere
4 7 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.19%) Squid
5 5 (2.19%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (2.19%) XenApp
6 4 (1.75%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.32%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.44%) iptables
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.44%) Postfix
9 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (13.60%) SCCM
2 12 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 8 (3.51%) Puppet
3 8 (3.51%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (3.07%) AirWatch
4 7 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.19%) SCOM
5 5 (2.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.32%) Ansible
7 3 (1.32%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.88%) vRealize
9 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 98 (42.98%) Microsoft
2 66 (28.95%) VMware
3 17 (7.46%) HP
4 13 (5.70%) Cisco
5 12 (5.26%) Citrix
5 12 (5.26%) Veeam
6 11 (4.82%) McAfee
7 10 (4.39%) Okta
7 10 (4.39%) Symantec
8 9 (3.95%) Oracle
9 7 (3.07%) CyberArk
10 6 (2.63%) Apple
10 6 (2.63%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.19%) Dell
11 5 (2.19%) F5
11 5 (2.19%) Forcepoint
11 5 (2.19%) Hitachi
11 5 (2.19%) Juniper
11 5 (2.19%) LogRhythm
11 5 (2.19%) Palo Alto