Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 135 153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.65% 9.20% 8.11%
As % of the System Software category 39.34% 48.04% 48.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 72 71
Median daily rate £429 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.44% +40.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £323 £135 £163
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £325 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -13.33% +4.17% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 36 36
Median hourly rate £12.73 £14.50 £14.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.24% +3.20% -21.94%
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £36.23 £24.75 £18.88
South East median hourly rate £15.10 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -5.63% +0.88% -3.88%

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 61 281 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.35% 19.15% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 147 153
Median daily rate £450 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -1.89%
10th Percentile £353 £180 £200
90th Percentile £550 £628 £513
South East median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 40 41
Median hourly rate £14.05 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +3.70% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.10 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £23.95 £20.25
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.41% +3.03% -5.71%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Buckinghamshire.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Buckinghamshire.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Buckinghamshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 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
Milton Keynes -11 21 £432 +8.02% 10
Bletchley - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £150 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (41.67%) Office 365
4 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Citrix
5 7 (29.17%) Azure
5 7 (29.17%) Migration
5 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
6 6 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (20.83%) DNS
7 5 (20.83%) Firewall
7 5 (20.83%) WAN
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
7 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.67%) SCCM
8 4 (16.67%) Financial Institution
9 3 (12.50%) Korn
9 3 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (12.50%) JIRA

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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) nginx
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Office 365
2 7 (29.17%) Azure
3 6 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (12.50%) OneDrive
5 2 (8.33%) AWS
6 1 (4.17%) Datadog
6 1 (4.17%) Mimecast
6 1 (4.17%) Power Platform
6 1 (4.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
1 5 (20.83%) WAN
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Ant
1 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) JUnit
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Migration Architect
5 1 (4.17%) SailPoint Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
1 3 (12.50%) JSP
1 3 (12.50%) LDAP
1 3 (12.50%) SailPoint
1 3 (12.50%) Servlets
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.17%) Electron Framework
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) iPhone
1 3 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
1 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (12.50%) DevOps
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (8.33%) Project Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (4.17%) Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.17%) ISMS
4 1 (4.17%) Network Design
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) BeanShell
2 3 (12.50%) Bourne shell
2 3 (12.50%) C
2 3 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.50%) Korn
2 3 (12.50%) Perl
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCA
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) RACF
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 2 (8.33%) XenApp
3 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (8.33%) SCOM
4 1 (4.17%) vRealize
4 1 (4.17%) WMI
4 1 (4.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Citrix
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
4 3 (12.50%) NetApp
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Zscaler
6 1 (4.17%) Capita
6 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
6 1 (4.17%) Remedy
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Sony