Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 24 February 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 13 45
Rank change year-on-year -10 +32 -18
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 157 164 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.08% 9.26% 3.74%
As % of the System Software category 50.81% 68.33% 47.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 34
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +10.00% +6.56%
10th Percentile £140 £223 £144
90th Percentile £500 £495 £434
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 20
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.59% +17.81%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.76 £9.57
90th Percentile £22.20 £18.00 £18.13
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.84% -7.03% +6.67%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 309 240 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.94% 13.54% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 125 76
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £394 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.99% -5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £244 £190
90th Percentile £518 £500 £531
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 22
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -13.68% +22.54%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.77 £9.75
90th Percentile £42.50 £18.00 £23.75
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Milton Keynes -6 117 £391 +5.61% 20
Aylesbury +3 9 £140 -53.33% 1
High Wycombe -1 7 £203 +48.62% 5
Amersham -1 2 £149 -68.68%
Buckingham -2 2 £350 -12.50%
Beaconsfield +2 1 £118 - 1
Marlow -5 1 - - 5
Newport Pagnell - 1 £125 -
Gerrards Cross - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 120 (76.43%) Windows
2 66 (42.04%) Microsoft
3 56 (35.67%) ITIL
4 55 (35.03%) Security Cleared
5 47 (29.94%) SC Cleared
6 43 (27.39%) Windows Server
7 41 (26.11%) SCCM
8 40 (25.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (24.84%) Office 365
10 37 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (23.57%) VMware
11 29 (18.47%) Change Management
11 29 (18.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (18.47%) DV Cleared
11 29 (18.47%) ITIL V3
12 27 (17.20%) Windows 7
12 27 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (16.56%) Citrix
13 26 (16.56%) Windows 10
14 25 (15.92%) SQL
14 25 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
15 24 (15.29%) MCSE
16 22 (14.01%) MS Exchange
17 21 (13.38%) Hyper-V
18 20 (12.74%) PowerShell
19 19 (12.10%) SQL Server
20 18 (11.46%) Migration
21 17 (10.83%) MCSA

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 22 (14.01%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.83%) SharePoint
3 15 (9.55%) IIS
4 12 (7.64%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.91%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.27%) Apache
8 2 (1.27%) Confluence
8 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Dynamics GP
2 6 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.84%) Office 365
2 25 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.18%) IaaS
6 3 (1.91%) PaaS
7 2 (1.27%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.19%) Firewall
2 8 (5.10%) DHCP
2 8 (5.10%) LAN
2 8 (5.10%) WAN
3 7 (4.46%) DNS
3 7 (4.46%) Skype
4 6 (3.82%) ATM
5 5 (3.18%) Internet
5 5 (3.18%) SAN
5 5 (3.18%) VPN
6 4 (2.55%) NAS
7 3 (1.91%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.27%) Network Security
8 2 (1.27%) Wireless
9 1 (0.64%) Intranet
9 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.64%) VLAN
9 1 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.91%) Big Data
4 3 (1.91%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) MSI
2 2 (1.27%) GitLab
2 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.64%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.64%) WiX
General
1 14 (8.92%) Finance
2 10 (6.37%) Banking
3 7 (4.46%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.27%) Retail
4 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (16.56%) Analyst
2 21 (13.38%) Architect
3 20 (12.74%) Support Engineer
4 17 (10.83%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (7.64%) Consultant
6 11 (7.01%) Technical Architect
7 10 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) Desktop Support
8 9 (5.73%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
10 7 (4.46%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) IT Support
10 7 (4.46%) Support Specialist
10 7 (4.46%) Technical Manager
10 7 (4.46%) Technical Project Manager
10 7 (4.46%) Wintel Architect
11 6 (3.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.82%) CyberArk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.10%) .NET
2 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.64%) Entity Framework
2 1 (0.64%) JSON
2 1 (0.64%) LDAP
2 1 (0.64%) Middleware
2 1 (0.64%) REST
2 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.01%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.37%) PKI
4 4 (2.55%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.55%) Clustering
4 4 (2.55%) User Experience
4 4 (2.55%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.91%) CMDB
5 3 (1.91%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.91%) iPad
5 3 (1.91%) iPhone
5 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.91%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.91%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.91%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) Social Media
6 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 120 (76.43%) Windows
2 43 (27.39%) Windows Server
3 40 (25.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (17.20%) Windows 7
5 27 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (16.56%) Windows 10
7 12 (7.64%) Linux
8 6 (3.82%) Android
8 6 (3.82%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.55%) Unix
9 4 (2.55%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.91%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.67%) ITIL
2 29 (18.47%) Change Management
2 29 (18.47%) ITIL V3
3 18 (11.46%) Migration
4 12 (7.64%) Virtual Environments
5 11 (7.01%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 10 (6.37%) ITSM
6 10 (6.37%) Service Management
7 8 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.10%) Disk Encryption
7 8 (5.10%) Problem Management
7 8 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.46%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (4.46%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.46%) Process Improvement
8 7 (4.46%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.46%) TOGAF
9 6 (3.82%) CRM
9 6 (3.82%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.82%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.92%) SQL
2 20 (12.74%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.91%) VBScript
4 2 (1.27%) Java
5 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (35.03%) Security Cleared
2 47 (29.94%) SC Cleared
3 29 (18.47%) DV Cleared
3 29 (18.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (15.29%) MCSE
5 17 (10.83%) MCSA
6 12 (7.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.46%) CCNA
8 7 (4.46%) MCP
9 6 (3.82%) CISSP
9 6 (3.82%) GCIA
9 6 (3.82%) GSEC
9 6 (3.82%) MCITP
9 6 (3.82%) PMI Certification
9 6 (3.82%) PMP
10 4 (2.55%) CCSP
10 4 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.91%) CCA
11 3 (1.91%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.19%) SLA
2 9 (5.73%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) GDPR
4 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (13.38%) Hyper-V
3 11 (7.01%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (5.73%) BitLocker
5 6 (3.82%) XenApp
6 4 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.55%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.91%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.91%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.91%) UAG
7 3 (1.91%) Xen
8 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 41 (26.11%) SCCM
2 8 (5.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (4.46%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.18%) SCOM
5 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.27%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.64%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.64%) MOM
8 1 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.64%) OVSD
8 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 66 (42.04%) Microsoft
2 37 (23.57%) VMware
3 26 (16.56%) Citrix
4 15 (9.55%) Cisco
4 15 (9.55%) McAfee
5 12 (7.64%) HP
6 11 (7.01%) Symantec
7 10 (6.37%) Apple
7 10 (6.37%) Remedy
8 7 (4.46%) ServiceNow
9 6 (3.82%) CyberArk
9 6 (3.82%) Lumension
10 5 (3.18%) Forcepoint
11 4 (2.55%) Computacenter
11 4 (2.55%) Ivanti
12 3 (1.91%) F5
12 3 (1.91%) Google
13 2 (1.27%) Meraki
13 2 (1.27%) MobileIron
13 2 (1.27%) NetApp