Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 35 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 79 203 229
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.61% 4.74% 5.68%
As % of the System Software category 37.62% 42.47% 45.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 108 119
Median daily rate £245 £361 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.18% +11.15% -10.34%
10th Percentile £120 £125 £119
90th Percentile £463 £508 £479
South East median daily rate £338 £388 £335
% change year-on-year -12.90% +15.67% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 24
Median hourly rate £20.00 £44.07 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.62% +159.22% +17.24%
10th Percentile £14.33 £13.88 £11.89
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.00 £26.65
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.42% -0.88%

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 210 478 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.25% 11.15% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 274 234
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £146 £206 £178
90th Percentile £575 £575 £584
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 32
Median hourly rate £20.00 £45.64 £17.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.17% +156.30% +13.86%
10th Percentile £14.50 £18.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.95 £43.75
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.62 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.69% -2.26% +3.03%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Berkshire over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in Berkshire over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 -5 34 £250 -33.33% 7
Newbury 0 10 £245 -30.00% 1
Slough +23 9 £268 -23.57% 1
Bracknell +11 7 £407 +150.15% 2
Ascot +3 4 £153 -29.89% 1
Maidenhead +1 4 £124 -63.60%
Wokingham +20 3 £135 -
Windsor - 1 £425 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 65 (82.28%) Windows
2 40 (50.63%) Microsoft
3 32 (40.51%) Office 365
4 25 (31.65%) Windows 10
5 24 (30.38%) Windows Server
5 24 (30.38%) VMware
6 21 (26.58%) Windows 7
7 17 (21.52%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (20.25%) Linux
9 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (16.46%) Azure
11 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
11 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (16.46%) DNS
11 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (15.19%) PowerShell
12 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2016
13 11 (13.92%) Firewall
13 11 (13.92%) DHCP
14 10 (12.66%) ITIL
14 10 (12.66%) SCCM
14 10 (12.66%) PKI
15 9 (11.39%) Service Management
16 8 (10.13%) MCSE
16 8 (10.13%) Dell
16 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 7 (8.86%) Windows 8
17 7 (8.86%) Cisco

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 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.53%) IIS
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) Documentum
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.27%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (40.51%) Office 365
2 13 (16.46%) Azure
3 3 (3.80%) AWS
3 3 (3.80%) IaaS
4 2 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.53%) G Suite
4 2 (2.53%) GCP
5 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.27%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.27%) PaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.46%) DNS
2 11 (13.92%) DHCP
2 11 (13.92%) Firewall
3 4 (5.06%) Network Security
3 4 (5.06%) VPN
3 4 (5.06%) Wireless
4 3 (3.80%) LAN
4 3 (3.80%) SAN
4 3 (3.80%) WAN
5 2 (2.53%) HTTP
5 2 (2.53%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.53%) VLAN
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) Junos
6 1 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Big Data
3 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.80%) Subversion
4 1 (1.27%) JIRA
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (2.53%) Retail
1 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Analyst
2 12 (15.19%) Desktop Support
3 11 (13.92%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Architect
5 8 (10.13%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Service Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Active Directory Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) IT Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) IT Support
9 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) HTML
2 3 (3.80%) LDAP
3 2 (2.53%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) PKI
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) NHS
5 2 (2.53%) Replication
5 2 (2.53%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.53%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.27%) Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) CMDB
6 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) PDA
6 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (82.28%) Windows
2 25 (31.65%) Windows 10
3 24 (30.38%) Windows Server
4 21 (26.58%) Windows 7
5 16 (20.25%) Linux
6 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (8.86%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.53%) SUSE
12 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.53%) VMS
12 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.27%) Unix
13 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (12.66%) ITIL
3 9 (11.39%) Service Management
4 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (8.86%) ITSM
6 5 (6.33%) Break/Fix
7 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.06%) Cryptography
7 4 (5.06%) DevOps
7 4 (5.06%) Migration
7 4 (5.06%) SIEM
7 4 (5.06%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.80%) Change Control
8 3 (3.80%) Change Management
8 3 (3.80%) High Availability
8 3 (3.80%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.53%) Office Automation
9 2 (2.53%) Security Operations
9 2 (2.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.19%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.33%) SQL
3 4 (5.06%) C++
3 4 (5.06%) Java
4 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.80%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.13%) MCSE
3 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.06%) Degree
6 3 (3.80%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.27%) CCNA
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.33%) VMware NSX
3 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.80%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.80%) vSphere
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.53%) XenApp
5 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.27%) Docker
6 1 (1.27%) Firmware
6 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) SCCM
2 6 (7.59%) Ansible
3 5 (6.33%) Puppet
4 3 (3.80%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.80%) WSUS
4 3 (3.80%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.53%) Demisto
5 2 (2.53%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.53%) QRadar
5 2 (2.53%) SCOM
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.27%) PingFederate
6 1 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 40 (50.63%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.38%) VMware
3 8 (10.13%) Dell
4 7 (8.86%) Cisco
5 6 (7.59%) Citrix
5 6 (7.59%) Google
5 6 (7.59%) NetApp
6 5 (6.33%) HP
7 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.80%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.80%) Ivanti
8 3 (3.80%) Oracle
8 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.80%) Snow
8 3 (3.80%) Veeam
9 2 (2.53%) Apple
9 2 (2.53%) Avaya
9 2 (2.53%) Carbon Black
9 2 (2.53%) Juniper
9 2 (2.53%) Okta