Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 24 26
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 207 256 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.33% 6.37% 5.52%
As % of the System Software category 48.36% 52.24% 49.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 128 108
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £134 £149
90th Percentile £500 £541 £538
South East median daily rate £363 £318 £335
% change year-on-year +14.17% -5.22% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 43
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% -35.03%
10th Percentile £11.83 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £29.50 £39.75 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +10.00% -9.09%

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 428 490 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.03% 12.19% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 250 262
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.61% +3.40% -3.85%
10th Percentile £173 £170 £193
90th Percentile £560 £575 £549
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 43 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34% -32.71%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.85 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.28 £39.75 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -5.71% +14.75% -12.86%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -12 90 £393 +20.77% 15
Maidenhead +20 30 £413 +14.58% 3
Bracknell -8 25 £300 +17.88% 8
Slough -2 24 £275 -11.29% 2
Wokingham -5 11 £150 -32.58% 1
Newbury -8 6 £218 -47.27% 1
Windsor +5 1 - - 1
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 168 (81.16%) Windows
2 95 (45.89%) Microsoft
3 77 (37.20%) Windows Server
4 62 (29.95%) Office 365
5 54 (26.09%) Windows 10
6 53 (25.60%) VMware
7 47 (22.71%) Windows 7
8 46 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 38 (18.36%) SCCM
10 36 (17.39%) PowerShell
11 33 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 29 (14.01%) DNS
13 28 (13.53%) SQL
13 28 (13.53%) Azure Active Directory
14 27 (13.04%) Security Cleared
15 26 (12.56%) Firewall
16 23 (11.11%) DHCP
16 23 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 21 (10.14%) ITIL
17 21 (10.14%) MS Exchange
18 20 (9.66%) Migration
19 19 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
20 18 (8.70%) Linux
21 17 (8.21%) SharePoint
21 17 (8.21%) SC Cleared
21 17 (8.21%) Hyper-V
22 16 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
22 16 (7.73%) Mobile Device Management
22 16 (7.73%) Skype for Business

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 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.21%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.73%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.31%) IIS
6 9 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (3.86%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.97%) Apache
8 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.48%) JBoss
9 1 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 62 (29.95%) Office 365
2 46 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (13.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (6.28%) IaaS
5 11 (5.31%) SaaS
6 8 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (3.38%) PaaS
8 4 (1.93%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.97%) G Suite
10 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.01%) DNS
2 26 (12.56%) Firewall
3 23 (11.11%) DHCP
4 16 (7.73%) Skype
4 16 (7.73%) TCP/IP
5 15 (7.25%) VPN
6 10 (4.83%) Internet
6 10 (4.83%) Network Security
7 8 (3.86%) LAN
7 8 (3.86%) WAN
7 8 (3.86%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (3.38%) Wireless
9 5 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.42%) SAN
10 4 (1.93%) VoIP
11 3 (1.45%) IPsec
11 3 (1.45%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.45%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.45%) VLAN
11 3 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.45%) Toad
2 2 (0.97%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.97%) MSI
3 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (4.83%) Retail
2 6 (2.90%) Finance
3 4 (1.93%) French Language
4 3 (1.45%) Automotive
4 3 (1.45%) Publishing
5 2 (0.97%) Legal
5 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (13.53%) Architect
2 28 (13.53%) Support Engineer
3 24 (11.59%) Consultant
4 20 (9.66%) Analyst
4 20 (9.66%) IT Support
5 13 (6.28%) Desktop Support
6 12 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (4.83%) Active Directory Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) IT Analyst
9 9 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (3.86%) IT Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) IT Support Analyst
12 6 (2.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.90%) SailPoint
2 5 (2.42%) JSON
2 5 (2.42%) REST
3 3 (1.45%) .NET
3 3 (1.45%) LDAP
4 2 (0.97%) Web Services
5 1 (0.48%) Middleware
5 1 (0.48%) OAuth
5 1 (0.48%) WAP
5 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.31%) PKI
2 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.38%) Replication
4 6 (2.90%) Clustering
5 5 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.93%) Social Media
7 3 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.45%) iPhone
7 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.45%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.97%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.97%) Digital Signage
8 2 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.97%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 168 (81.16%) Windows
2 77 (37.20%) Windows Server
3 54 (26.09%) Windows 10
4 47 (22.71%) Windows 7
5 23 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (8.70%) Linux
7 16 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.31%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.86%) Android
10 7 (3.38%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.42%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.93%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.45%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.97%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.97%) Unix
14 2 (0.97%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.48%) CentOS
15 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (10.14%) ITIL
3 20 (9.66%) Migration
4 16 (7.73%) Mobile Device Management
5 12 (5.80%) Identity Access Management
6 10 (4.83%) SIEM
7 9 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
8 8 (3.86%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (3.86%) Time Management
9 7 (3.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 7 (3.38%) Presales
10 6 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (2.90%) Application Packaging
10 6 (2.90%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (2.42%) Change Management
11 5 (2.42%) Patch Management
12 4 (1.93%) Mentoring
12 4 (1.93%) Security Patching
12 4 (1.93%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 28 (13.53%) SQL
3 6 (2.90%) Python
4 3 (1.45%) Java
5 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.48%) C
6 1 (0.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.28%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.38%) Degree
5 7 (3.38%) MCSE
6 4 (1.93%) CCNA
6 4 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.93%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.45%) CCNP
7 3 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.97%) CCIE
8 2 (0.97%) MCITP
8 2 (0.97%) MCTS
9 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.48%) MCP
9 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.93%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.48%) COBIT
3 1 (0.48%) GAMP
3 1 (0.48%) GPG13
3 1 (0.48%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.21%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.90%) BitLocker
4 5 (2.42%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (2.42%) vSphere
4 5 (2.42%) XenApp
5 4 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.45%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.48%) Docker
8 1 (0.48%) iptables
8 1 (0.48%) Postfix
8 1 (0.48%) Squid
8 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (18.36%) SCCM
2 11 (5.31%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (3.86%) AirWatch
5 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.90%) SCOM
7 5 (2.42%) Puppet
8 4 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.93%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.45%) Ansible
9 3 (1.45%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.97%) Terraform
11 1 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 95 (45.89%) Microsoft
2 53 (25.60%) VMware
3 16 (7.73%) HP
4 15 (7.25%) Cisco
5 13 (6.28%) Citrix
6 10 (4.83%) McAfee
7 8 (3.86%) Oracle
8 7 (3.38%) Symantec
8 7 (3.38%) Veeam
9 6 (2.90%) CyberArk
9 6 (2.90%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.42%) Apple
10 5 (2.42%) Okta
11 4 (1.93%) Dell
11 4 (1.93%) Forcepoint
11 4 (1.93%) Fujitsu
11 4 (1.93%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.93%) Motorola
11 4 (1.93%) Nokia
11 4 (1.93%) Samsung