Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 35 20
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 262 207 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.39% 5.15% 6.31%
As % of the System Software category 47.99% 48.59% 65.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 114 158
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.88% +15.11% +8.59%
10th Percentile £166 £202 £163
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
South East median daily rate £318 £330 £313
% change year-on-year -3.79% +5.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.81% -15.31% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.78 £15.90
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £30.90
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year +3.45% -10.16% +7.60%

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 546 426 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.31% 10.60% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 234 240
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +16.84% +0.34%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £175
90th Percentile £588 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.93 £24.75 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.64% -19.90% +76.57%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.13 £16.00
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.33 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +10.24%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +23 115 £380 +26.67% 30
Bracknell -20 26 £431 -13.75% 5
Slough +14 24 £303 +4.31% 4
Newbury +3 22 £350 +19.15% 1
Maidenhead -6 11 £210 -50.59% 2
Windsor -3 7 - -
Wokingham +6 2 £223 -34.07% 3
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 204 (77.86%) Windows
2 127 (48.47%) Microsoft
3 96 (36.64%) Windows Server
4 87 (33.21%) VMware
5 75 (28.63%) PowerShell
6 64 (24.43%) Office 365
7 63 (24.05%) Windows 7
8 52 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (19.85%) ITIL
9 50 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 50 (19.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (18.32%) SCCM
11 47 (17.94%) Security Cleared
12 46 (17.56%) DNS
13 42 (16.03%) Cisco
14 41 (15.65%) Windows 10
15 38 (14.50%) DHCP
16 35 (13.36%) Migration
17 34 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
17 34 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
18 32 (12.21%) Citrix
19 31 (11.83%) SQL
20 29 (11.07%) SharePoint
20 29 (11.07%) MS Exchange
20 29 (11.07%) SC Cleared
21 27 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (9.92%) Azure Active Directory
22 26 (9.92%) Firewall
23 25 (9.54%) Linux
24 24 (9.16%) SCOM

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 29 (11.07%) MS Exchange
1 29 (11.07%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.87%) IIS
3 16 (6.11%) Skype for Business
4 15 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.96%) Documentum
6 6 (2.29%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.53%) Liferay
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.15%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 64 (24.43%) Office 365
2 50 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (9.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.67%) G Suite
6 5 (1.91%) IaaS
7 3 (1.15%) HP Helion
7 3 (1.15%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.76%) GitHub
8 2 (0.76%) SaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.56%) DNS
2 38 (14.50%) DHCP
3 26 (9.92%) Firewall
4 21 (8.02%) LAN
4 21 (8.02%) WAN
5 20 (7.63%) Skype
5 20 (7.63%) TCP/IP
6 15 (5.73%) VPN
7 11 (4.20%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (3.44%) Network Security
8 9 (3.44%) SAN
9 6 (2.29%) Internet
9 6 (2.29%) NAS
9 6 (2.29%) VLAN
10 5 (1.91%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.15%) FTP
12 3 (1.15%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.53%) JasperReports
4 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) Big Data
7 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.38%) Power BI
7 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.15%) MSI
2 3 (1.15%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (4.58%) Finance
2 10 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.67%) Retail
4 6 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.91%) French Language
6 4 (1.53%) Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
7 3 (1.15%) Marketing
8 2 (0.76%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (14.89%) Analyst
2 36 (13.74%) Support Engineer
3 35 (13.36%) Consultant
4 33 (12.60%) Architect
5 21 (8.02%) IT Support
6 16 (6.11%) Desktop Support
7 14 (5.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 13 (4.96%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.58%) Support Technician
10 11 (4.20%) Active Directory Consultant
10 11 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.82%) Administrator
11 10 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.82%) IT Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) Service Desk Support
11 10 (3.82%) VMware Engineer
11 10 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.05%) XML
2 7 (2.67%) .NET
3 6 (2.29%) Web Services
4 4 (1.53%) Java EE
5 3 (1.15%) JSON
6 2 (0.76%) REST
6 2 (0.76%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.96%) PKI
3 12 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.05%) BYOD
4 8 (3.05%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.05%) Smartphone
5 5 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.53%) Fintech
6 4 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.15%) CESG
7 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.15%) iPad
7 3 (1.15%) iPhone
7 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) Replication
7 3 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 204 (77.86%) Windows
2 96 (36.64%) Windows Server
3 63 (24.05%) Windows 7
4 52 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (19.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (15.65%) Windows 10
7 25 (9.54%) Linux
8 18 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (5.34%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.20%) Apple iOS
10 11 (4.20%) Windows XP
11 8 (3.05%) Android
12 6 (2.29%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.91%) SUSE
13 5 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (1.91%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.38%) Mesosphere
15 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.85%) ITIL
2 35 (13.36%) Migration
3 21 (8.02%) DevOps
4 17 (6.49%) Workflow
5 13 (4.96%) Mentoring
5 13 (4.96%) Service Management
6 10 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (3.44%) Coaching
7 9 (3.44%) Infrastructure Management
7 9 (3.44%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (3.44%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (3.44%) Validation
8 8 (3.05%) Change Management
8 8 (3.05%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (3.05%) Identity Management
8 8 (3.05%) PRINCE2
9 7 (2.67%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (2.67%) Data Analysis
9 7 (2.67%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (2.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.63%) PowerShell
2 31 (11.83%) SQL
3 8 (3.05%) VBScript
4 6 (2.29%) C#
4 6 (2.29%) Java
5 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.38%) Python
6 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (17.94%) Security Cleared
2 34 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (11.07%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.49%) Degree
4 17 (6.49%) MCSE
5 13 (4.96%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.44%) CCNA
7 9 (3.44%) MCSA
8 8 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.29%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.29%) MCITP
9 6 (2.29%) MCTS
10 5 (1.91%) CCNP
10 5 (1.91%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (1.53%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.53%) MCP
11 4 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (1.15%) CISSP
13 2 (0.76%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.73%) SLA
2 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.15%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) PMO
4 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (9.16%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (6.11%) XenApp
4 13 (4.96%) vSphere
5 10 (3.82%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.44%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.67%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (2.29%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.29%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.91%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.53%) Docker
11 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.38%) Snort
12 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 48 (18.32%) SCCM
2 24 (9.16%) SCOM
3 18 (6.87%) WSUS
4 11 (4.20%) AirWatch
5 10 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (3.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (3.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (2.29%) PowerCLI
7 6 (2.29%) SCSM
7 6 (2.29%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.53%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.53%) Puppet
8 4 (1.53%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.15%) Ansible
9 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (1.15%) MOM
9 3 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.15%) vRealize
10 2 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 127 (48.47%) Microsoft
2 87 (33.21%) VMware
3 42 (16.03%) Cisco
4 32 (12.21%) Citrix
5 23 (8.78%) HP
6 13 (4.96%) Oracle
7 12 (4.58%) Palo Alto
7 12 (4.58%) Symantec
8 10 (3.82%) SolarWinds
9 8 (3.05%) Apple
9 8 (3.05%) Lumension
10 7 (2.67%) Google
10 7 (2.67%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.29%) Forcepoint
11 6 (2.29%) MobileIron
12 5 (1.91%) Infoblox
12 5 (1.91%) Ivanti
12 5 (1.91%) McAfee
12 5 (1.91%) Samsung
12 5 (1.91%) Veeam