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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 21 15
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 96 161 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.04% 6.46% 7.29%
As % of the System Software category 55.17% 52.96% 60.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 95 94
Median daily rate £400 £325 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +9.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £147 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £458 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 33
Median hourly rate £12.30 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.70 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £25.80 £38.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  

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 174 304 351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.13% 12.20% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 185 186
Median daily rate £365 £365 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £230 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £362 £348
% change year-on-year -0.41% +3.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 33
Median hourly rate £13.40 £18.17 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.23% +10.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.56 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -7 35 £308 -18.00% 14
Bracknell -7 18 £506 +98.52% 2
Maidenhead -9 7 £110 -46.34% 2
Slough +8 6 £295 +18.00% 3
Newbury 0 2 £475 +216.66% 2
Windsor - 1 £153 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 118 (69.01%) Windows
2 89 (52.05%) Microsoft
3 59 (34.50%) Windows Server
4 44 (25.73%) VMware
5 42 (24.56%) PowerShell
6 40 (23.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (22.81%) DNS
7 39 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 38 (22.22%) Office 365
9 35 (20.47%) MS Exchange
10 28 (16.37%) Windows 7
11 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
12 26 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
14 24 (14.04%) Migration
15 23 (13.45%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (12.87%) DHCP
17 21 (12.28%) Cisco
18 20 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (10.53%) Citrix
19 18 (10.53%) TCP/IP
19 18 (10.53%) Linux
19 18 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (10.53%) SCCM
19 18 (10.53%) Problem Management
20 17 (9.94%) LAN
20 17 (9.94%) Ansible
20 17 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
21 16 (9.36%) Python
22 15 (8.77%) SharePoint

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 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 14 (8.19%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.68%) IIS
7 7 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.92%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.75%) CMS
10 3 (1.75%) Drupal
10 3 (1.75%) WordPress
11 2 (1.17%) Apache
11 2 (1.17%) Jetty
11 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.58%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.17%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.17%) Changepoint
2 2 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.17%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.58%) FRx
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (22.22%) Office 365
3 25 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (13.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.92%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (2.92%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.75%) IaaS
7 2 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.17%) PaaS
7 2 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.58%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.58%) G Suite
8 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.81%) DNS
2 22 (12.87%) DHCP
3 18 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 17 (9.94%) LAN
5 11 (6.43%) Skype
6 10 (5.85%) Firewall
6 10 (5.85%) WAN
7 9 (5.26%) SMTP
8 8 (4.68%) NetScaler
9 6 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (3.51%) HTTP
10 5 (2.92%) SAN
11 4 (2.34%) Internet
11 4 (2.34%) VSAN
11 4 (2.34%) WLAN
12 3 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.75%) MPLS
12 3 (1.75%) SSH
12 3 (1.75%) SSL
12 3 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.34%) MySQL
2 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.17%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.17%) MS Access
4 2 (1.17%) QlikView
4 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.17%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (7.60%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.26%) Retail
3 4 (2.34%) Finance
4 3 (1.75%) Back Office
5 2 (1.17%) Advertising
5 2 (1.17%) Banking
5 2 (1.17%) Law
5 2 (1.17%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (19.30%) Architect
2 26 (15.20%) Consultant
3 24 (14.04%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.94%) Analyst
5 16 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (7.02%) Server Engineer
6 12 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (6.43%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.85%) Office 365 Architect
9 8 (4.68%) Active Directory Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.09%) IT Support
10 7 (4.09%) Security Analyst
10 7 (4.09%) Security Architect
10 7 (4.09%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (4.09%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.85%) Web Services
2 6 (3.51%) SAML
3 4 (2.34%) .NET
3 4 (2.34%) JSON
4 3 (1.75%) YAML
5 2 (1.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 8 (4.68%) Clustering
3 6 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.92%) FlexPod
4 5 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.34%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.34%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.34%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.17%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 118 (69.01%) Windows
2 59 (34.50%) Windows Server
3 40 (23.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (16.37%) Windows 7
5 26 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (10.53%) Linux
8 15 (8.77%) Windows 10
9 8 (4.68%) Android
9 8 (4.68%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.92%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.92%) SUSE
10 5 (2.92%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.34%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.17%) AIX
12 2 (1.17%) CentOS
12 2 (1.17%) Unix
12 2 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.04%) Migration
2 18 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 12 (7.02%) ITIL
4 9 (5.26%) Presales
5 8 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (4.68%) Mentoring
5 8 (4.68%) Project Management
6 7 (4.09%) DevOps
6 7 (4.09%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.09%) Load Balancing
6 7 (4.09%) Patch Management
7 6 (3.51%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (3.51%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 6 (3.51%) Scrum
8 5 (2.92%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (2.92%) CRM
8 5 (2.92%) Identity Management
8 5 (2.92%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (2.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.56%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.36%) Python
3 15 (8.77%) SQL
4 9 (5.26%) Java
5 5 (2.92%) Perl
5 5 (2.92%) Ruby
6 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.75%) VB
7 2 (1.17%) C
7 2 (1.17%) C#
7 2 (1.17%) PHP
7 2 (1.17%) VBScript
8 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.60%) DV Cleared
4 10 (5.85%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.68%) MCSE
6 6 (3.51%) CISMP
6 6 (3.51%) CRISC
7 5 (2.92%) Degree
8 4 (2.34%) VCDX
9 3 (1.75%) CCNA
9 3 (1.75%) CCNP
9 3 (1.75%) CISA
9 3 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.58%) CISM
10 1 (0.58%) CISSP
10 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.43%) SLA
2 7 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.09%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.34%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.19%) Hyper-V
3 10 (5.85%) vCloud
3 10 (5.85%) vSphere
4 6 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.51%) XenApp
5 5 (2.92%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.34%) Docker
7 2 (1.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.58%) Xen
8 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (10.53%) SCCM
2 17 (9.94%) Ansible
3 10 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.26%) Puppet
5 8 (4.68%) WSUS
6 6 (3.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (2.92%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.92%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.92%) SCOM
7 5 (2.92%) vRealize
8 4 (2.34%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.17%) Netcool
10 2 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.17%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.17%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 89 (52.05%) Microsoft
2 44 (25.73%) VMware
3 21 (12.28%) Cisco
4 18 (10.53%) Citrix
5 12 (7.02%) CheckPoint
5 12 (7.02%) Symantec
6 11 (6.43%) Oracle
7 10 (5.85%) HP
8 6 (3.51%) Palo Alto
9 5 (2.92%) Nimsoft
9 5 (2.92%) Veeam
10 4 (2.34%) Dell
10 4 (2.34%) IBM
10 4 (2.34%) Meridio
11 3 (1.75%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.75%) EMC
11 3 (1.75%) Google
11 3 (1.75%) MobileIron
11 3 (1.75%) NetApp
12 2 (1.17%) F5
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55.65 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
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LA International
Rate: £269 per day
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