Period
to 20 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 27 34
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 232 243 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.49% 6.02% 5.16%
As % of the System Software category 45.14% 46.82% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 139 113
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -10.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £137 £160 £182
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South East median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 23
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -23.68% -11.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.36 £11.40
90th Percentile £20.00 £20.11 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.94
% change year-on-year -3.37% +0.42% -6.64%

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 514 519 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.15% 12.85% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 296 231
Berkshire median daily rate £446 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.19% +20.00%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £217
90th Percentile £593 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.86 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.10% -42.33% -4.18%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.40 £12.03
90th Percentile £50.15 £27.87 £55.59
South East median hourly rate £15.80 £16.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.63% +7.08% -11.76%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -5 100 £400 - 17
Bracknell +2 36 £163 -61.76% 9
Maidenhead +10 22 £375 +78.57% 1
Slough -6 22 £400 +30.08% 2
Newbury -5 12 £400 +14.29% 1
Windsor +1 2 £160 -
Wokingham -3 2 £210 -5.62%
Ascot - 1 £350 - 1
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 152 (65.52%) Windows
2 107 (46.12%) Microsoft
3 83 (35.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (29.31%) Windows Server
5 64 (27.59%) Office 365
6 55 (23.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 53 (22.84%) PowerShell
8 47 (20.26%) VMware
9 43 (18.53%) DNS
10 42 (18.10%) Security Cleared
11 35 (15.09%) Windows 7
12 33 (14.22%) Windows 10
12 33 (14.22%) SQL
12 33 (14.22%) Firewall
13 31 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (13.36%) SC Cleared
14 28 (12.07%) DHCP
15 26 (11.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (11.21%) SCCM
15 26 (11.21%) Skype for Business
16 25 (10.78%) Migration
17 24 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
17 24 (10.34%) ITIL
18 23 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (9.48%) SharePoint
19 22 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 21 (9.05%) LAN
21 20 (8.62%) Linux
22 19 (8.19%) SQL Server
22 19 (8.19%) 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 26 (11.21%) Skype for Business
2 22 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.33%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.02%) IIS
7 6 (2.59%) Apache
8 5 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.16%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.29%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.43%) CMS
11 1 (0.43%) JBoss
11 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 83 (35.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (27.59%) Office 365
3 55 (23.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (8.19%) IaaS
5 18 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (3.88%) PaaS
7 5 (2.16%) SaaS
8 4 (1.72%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.29%) G Suite
10 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.43%) Route 53
11 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.53%) DNS
2 33 (14.22%) Firewall
3 28 (12.07%) DHCP
4 21 (9.05%) LAN
5 19 (8.19%) Skype
6 18 (7.76%) WAN
7 14 (6.03%) VPN
8 13 (5.60%) TCP/IP
9 10 (4.31%) SAN
10 9 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (3.02%) Network Security
11 7 (3.02%) Wireless
12 6 (2.59%) Internet
12 6 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (2.16%) VoIP
14 4 (1.72%) MPLS
14 4 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (1.72%) WLAN
15 3 (1.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.29%) MSI
3 2 (0.86%) Toad
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 9 (3.88%) Retail
2 8 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.29%) Finance
4 3 (1.29%) French Language
4 3 (1.29%) Legal
5 2 (0.86%) Automotive
5 2 (0.86%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.43%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) German Language
6 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.43%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (19.83%) Consultant
2 25 (10.78%) Architect
3 23 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (9.48%) Analyst
5 21 (9.05%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.76%) Active Directory Consultant
7 17 (7.33%) Azure Consultant
8 16 (6.90%) Administrator
9 11 (4.74%) Active Directory Engineer
9 11 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (4.31%) IT Engineer
11 9 (3.88%) IT Support
12 8 (3.45%) Active Directory Specialist
12 8 (3.45%) Security Consultant
12 8 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.02%) Field Engineer
13 7 (3.02%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.45%) Web Services
2 7 (3.02%) LDAP
3 4 (1.72%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.72%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.86%) OAuth
4 2 (0.86%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.86%) SAML
5 1 (0.43%) .NET
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.43%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.43%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (5.60%) PKI
3 11 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.02%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.59%) Clustering
7 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.29%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.86%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.86%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.86%) iPhone
10 1 (0.43%) DataPower
10 1 (0.43%) IVR
10 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 152 (65.52%) Windows
2 68 (29.31%) Windows Server
3 35 (15.09%) Windows 7
4 33 (14.22%) Windows 10
5 31 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (8.62%) Linux
7 16 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.59%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.16%) Solaris
9 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.16%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.29%) Unix
10 3 (1.29%) VMS
10 3 (1.29%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.86%) Android
11 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.43%) Debian
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (11.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 25 (10.78%) Migration
3 24 (10.34%) ITIL
4 22 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (6.90%) Technical Leadership
7 15 (6.47%) Network Virtualisation
8 14 (6.03%) Business Continuity
9 12 (5.17%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (4.74%) Project Management
11 10 (4.31%) Change Management
11 10 (4.31%) CRM
11 10 (4.31%) Service Management
12 9 (3.88%) Break/Fix
12 9 (3.88%) Identity Management
12 9 (3.88%) Information Security
12 9 (3.88%) ITSM
12 9 (3.88%) SIEM
13 8 (3.45%) Load Balancing
13 8 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 53 (22.84%) PowerShell
2 33 (14.22%) SQL
3 9 (3.88%) Perl
4 8 (3.45%) Python
5 5 (2.16%) VB
6 4 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.72%) VBScript
7 3 (1.29%) Java
7 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.86%) PHP
9 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.43%) C
9 1 (0.43%) Ruby
9 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.03%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.02%) MCSE
6 6 (2.59%) CCNA
6 6 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.16%) CCNP
8 4 (1.72%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.72%) Degree
8 4 (1.72%) MCITP
9 3 (1.29%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.29%) CISSP
9 3 (1.29%) MCTS
10 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.86%) CCIE
10 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.43%) APMP
11 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.02%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.72%) PMO
4 3 (1.29%) QA
5 2 (0.86%) COBIT
5 2 (0.86%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.43%) GAMP
6 1 (0.43%) GDPR
6 1 (0.43%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.03%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.45%) vSphere
5 7 (3.02%) XenApp
6 6 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.59%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.16%) Squid
7 5 (2.16%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.86%) iptables
11 1 (0.43%) Firmware
11 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.43%) Postfix
11 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.43%) vCloud
11 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (11.21%) SCCM
2 8 (3.45%) SCOM
3 7 (3.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (2.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (2.16%) Nessus
5 5 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.16%) Puppet
5 5 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.72%) HP ALM
6 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.29%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.86%) QRadar
8 2 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 107 (46.12%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.26%) VMware
3 19 (8.19%) Cisco
4 18 (7.76%) HP
5 12 (5.17%) Oracle
6 11 (4.74%) Citrix
7 10 (4.31%) McAfee
8 9 (3.88%) Juniper
8 9 (3.88%) Symantec
9 8 (3.45%) F5
9 8 (3.45%) Okta
10 7 (3.02%) Dell
10 7 (3.02%) Veeam
11 5 (2.16%) Forcepoint
11 5 (2.16%) LogRhythm
11 5 (2.16%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.16%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.16%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.72%) Acme Packet
12 4 (1.72%) CyberArk