Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 30 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 196 231 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.43% 5.52% 6.03%
As % of the System Software category 49.62% 45.38% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 106 137
Berkshire median daily rate £225 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.94% +10.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £120 £143 £148
90th Percentile £533 £555 £550
South East median daily rate £365 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -2.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 19
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -10.34% -19.58%
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.17 £10.36
90th Percentile £82.50 £20.00 £20.11
South East median hourly rate £15.93 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.90% -3.37% +0.42%

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 395 509 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.96% 12.16% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 271 294
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +4.12% -
10th Percentile £144 £215 £210
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £428 £400
% change year-on-year -0.70% +7.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +26.10% -42.33%
10th Percentile £13.80 £11.24 £10.40
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.15 £27.87
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 87 £225 -43.75% 32
Bracknell +22 28 £225 +38.46% 4
Slough +3 20 £150 -62.50% 10
Newbury +1 15 £245 -38.75% 5
Ascot +2 9 £153 -56.43% 1
Maidenhead +1 8 £201 -46.33% 4
Wokingham +5 2 £135 -35.71% 4
Windsor +3 1 £425 +165.63%
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 167 (85.20%) Windows
2 109 (55.61%) Microsoft
3 82 (41.84%) Office 365
4 80 (40.82%) Windows 10
5 68 (34.69%) Windows Server
5 68 (34.69%) Windows 7
6 55 (28.06%) Security Cleared
6 55 (28.06%) VMware
7 51 (26.02%) Microsoft Office
8 45 (22.96%) SCCM
9 41 (20.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 40 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 39 (19.90%) DNS
12 37 (18.88%) Azure
13 36 (18.37%) PowerShell
14 33 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (14.80%) ITIL
16 28 (14.29%) Firewall
17 27 (13.78%) DHCP
17 27 (13.78%) TCP/IP
18 26 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (12.76%) MS Exchange
20 24 (12.24%) ITSM
20 24 (12.24%) SC Cleared
21 23 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
22 22 (11.22%) DV Cleared
23 21 (10.71%) Citrix
23 21 (10.71%) Service Management
24 20 (10.20%) MCSE
24 20 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008

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 25 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.12%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.10%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.06%) IIS
5 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 51 (26.02%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.53%) Acrobat
3 3 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 82 (41.84%) Office 365
2 37 (18.88%) Azure
3 17 (8.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (7.65%) IaaS
5 10 (5.10%) AWS
6 9 (4.59%) PaaS
6 9 (4.59%) SaaS
7 5 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.53%) GCP
9 2 (1.02%) G Suite
10 1 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.90%) DNS
2 28 (14.29%) Firewall
3 27 (13.78%) DHCP
3 27 (13.78%) TCP/IP
4 18 (9.18%) VPN
5 16 (8.16%) SAN
6 14 (7.14%) Skype
7 13 (6.63%) Internet
8 10 (5.10%) NAS
9 9 (4.59%) LAN
9 9 (4.59%) Wireless
10 8 (4.08%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (4.08%) WAN
11 6 (3.06%) HTTP
11 6 (3.06%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.55%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.53%) Network Security
13 3 (1.53%) WebEx
14 2 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (1.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.02%) Big Data
5 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.02%) JIRA
2 2 (1.02%) MSI
2 2 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 11 (5.61%) Retail
2 5 (2.55%) Public Sector
3 3 (1.53%) Back Office
3 3 (1.53%) Finance
4 2 (1.02%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Billing
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (20.41%) Support Engineer
2 36 (18.37%) Analyst
3 30 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (14.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (11.73%) Desktop Support
6 21 (10.71%) IT Support
7 20 (10.20%) Service Analyst
7 20 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
8 18 (9.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 17 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 15 (7.65%) Architect
10 15 (7.65%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (6.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (6.63%) Support Analyst
12 12 (6.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 12 (6.12%) Azure Engineer
12 12 (6.12%) IT Engineer
13 11 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (5.61%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 11 (5.61%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.59%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.08%) Web Services
3 4 (2.04%) HTML
4 3 (1.53%) LDAP
5 2 (1.02%) SailPoint
5 2 (1.02%) SAML
6 1 (0.51%) .NET
6 1 (0.51%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.51%) JSON
6 1 (0.51%) OAuth
6 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.16%) PKI
1 16 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (6.63%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.61%) Replication
4 8 (4.08%) Smartphone
5 7 (3.57%) iPhone
6 6 (3.06%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.04%) BYOD
7 4 (2.04%) NHS
7 4 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.53%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.53%) PDA
9 2 (1.02%) Blog
9 2 (1.02%) Clustering
9 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.02%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 167 (85.20%) Windows
2 80 (40.82%) Windows 10
3 68 (34.69%) Windows 7
3 68 (34.69%) Windows Server
4 26 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (8.67%) Android
6 17 (8.67%) Windows 8
7 11 (5.61%) Linux
7 11 (5.61%) Mac OS
8 10 (5.10%) VMS
9 9 (4.59%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.59%) Windows Vista
10 8 (4.08%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.53%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.02%) SUSE
13 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (14.80%) ITIL
4 24 (12.24%) ITSM
5 21 (10.71%) Service Management
6 18 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (8.67%) Migration
8 13 (6.63%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.10%) Analytics
9 10 (5.10%) Data Protection
9 10 (5.10%) Network Virtualisation
9 10 (5.10%) Proactive Maintenance
10 9 (4.59%) Application Packaging
10 9 (4.59%) Break/Fix
10 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Management
10 9 (4.59%) SOA
11 8 (4.08%) High Availability
11 8 (4.08%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (4.08%) Runbook
12 7 (3.57%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.37%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.14%) SQL
3 10 (5.10%) VB
4 3 (1.53%) VBScript
5 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.02%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (28.06%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 23 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (11.22%) DV Cleared
5 20 (10.20%) MCSE
6 12 (6.12%) Degree
7 7 (3.57%) MCP
8 5 (2.55%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.55%) MCSA
9 4 (2.04%) CCNA
10 3 (1.53%) ISEB
10 3 (1.53%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.53%) MOS
11 2 (1.02%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.67%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.14%) XenApp
3 12 (6.12%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (5.61%) XenDesktop
5 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (5.10%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (4.59%) Hyper-V
7 7 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.06%) vSphere
9 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.02%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.51%) Docker
10 1 (0.51%) Firmware
10 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (22.96%) SCCM
2 11 (5.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (4.08%) AirWatch
4 7 (3.57%) WSUS
5 6 (3.06%) SCOM
6 5 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.53%) Ansible
8 3 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.53%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.02%) Demisto
9 2 (1.02%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.02%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (1.02%) PingFederate
9 2 (1.02%) Puppet
9 2 (1.02%) QRadar
Vendors
1 109 (55.61%) Microsoft
2 55 (28.06%) VMware
3 21 (10.71%) Citrix
4 15 (7.65%) Cisco
5 12 (6.12%) Dell
6 11 (5.61%) HP
7 8 (4.08%) Apple
8 7 (3.57%) Juniper
8 7 (3.57%) Oracle
9 6 (3.06%) EMC
9 6 (3.06%) Google
10 5 (2.55%) NetApp
10 5 (2.55%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.55%) Symantec
11 4 (2.04%) CA
11 4 (2.04%) Clearswift
11 4 (2.04%) Okta
11 4 (2.04%) Remedy
12 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.53%) Peregrine