Period
to 25 September 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 25 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 24 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 159 175 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.45% 7.77% 7.14%
As % of the System Software category 50.16% 54.01% 59.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 95 56
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £253 £325 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.31% -21.45% +20.36%
10th Percentile £163 £120 £138
90th Percentile £483 £538 £544
South East median daily rate £363 £316 £335
% change year-on-year +14.62% -5.60% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 32
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +44.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.21 £8.50
90th Percentile £18.88 £19.50 £19.14
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 317 324 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 16.84% 14.38% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 163 99
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £395 £395 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £200 £126 £215
90th Percentile £509 £530 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.56% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 33
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +38.46% -18.03%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.49 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.25 £54.50 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £17.49 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.95% +16.60% -14.29%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 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
Milton Keynes +6 135 £285 -17.69% 27
High Wycombe -2 8 £213 +73.47% 7
Marlow -3 2 £183 -40.16% 3
Aylesbury -2 1 - - 3
Beaconsfield - 1 £525 - 1
Bletchley - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 111 (69.81%) Windows
2 84 (52.83%) Microsoft
3 53 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 52 (32.70%) Windows Server
5 50 (31.45%) Office 365
6 44 (27.67%) VMware
6 44 (27.67%) SC Cleared
7 43 (27.04%) ITIL
8 42 (26.42%) Microsoft Office
9 35 (22.01%) ITIL V3
10 33 (20.75%) Citrix
11 29 (18.24%) McAfee
11 29 (18.24%) Windows 7
12 28 (17.61%) SQL
13 27 (16.98%) SCCM
14 26 (16.35%) Linux
14 26 (16.35%) SharePoint
14 26 (16.35%) Change Management
15 25 (15.72%) Firewall
15 25 (15.72%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (15.72%) DV Cleared
15 25 (15.72%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (14.47%) Migration
16 23 (14.47%) MS Exchange
16 23 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 22 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
18 21 (13.21%) HP
19 20 (12.58%) PowerShell
20 19 (11.95%) Remedy

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 26 (16.35%) SharePoint
2 23 (14.47%) MS Exchange
3 17 (10.69%) Skype for Business
4 11 (6.92%) IIS
5 8 (5.03%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.26%) Apache
9 2 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.26%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.26%) nginx
10 1 (0.63%) Confluence
10 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (26.42%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (7.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 50 (31.45%) Office 365
2 21 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.55%) IaaS
4 11 (6.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (6.29%) OneDrive
6 5 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (2.52%) PaaS
8 3 (1.89%) SaaS
9 2 (1.26%) GitHub
9 2 (1.26%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.72%) Firewall
2 14 (8.81%) LAN
2 14 (8.81%) WAN
3 12 (7.55%) SAN
4 10 (6.29%) NAS
4 10 (6.29%) Skype
4 10 (6.29%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.66%) VPN
6 6 (3.77%) DNS
7 3 (1.89%) DHCP
7 3 (1.89%) Internet
7 3 (1.89%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.89%) Network Security
8 2 (1.26%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.26%) SSL
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.63%) MPLS
9 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.40%) Power BI
3 4 (2.52%) DB2
4 2 (1.26%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.26%) GIS
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.63%) QlikView
5 1 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) GitLab
1 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 19 (11.95%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Law
3 9 (5.66%) Financial Institution
4 8 (5.03%) Banking
5 3 (1.89%) Advertising
6 2 (1.26%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 48 (30.19%) Analyst
2 24 (15.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (13.21%) Desktop Support
4 17 (10.69%) Support Engineer
5 15 (9.43%) Administrator
6 14 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Project Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Support Analyst
8 10 (6.29%) Applications Support
8 10 (6.29%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 8 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.03%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
9 8 (5.03%) Support Specialist
10 7 (4.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Applications Support Specialist
10 7 (4.40%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.77%) LDAP
2 3 (1.89%) .NET
2 3 (1.89%) Spring
3 2 (1.26%) ADSI
3 2 (1.26%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.26%) J2EE
3 2 (1.26%) LAMP
4 1 (0.63%) Middleware
4 1 (0.63%) SAML
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.29%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.89%) Clustering
7 2 (1.26%) BYOD
7 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.26%) Wiki
8 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.63%) iPad
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 111 (69.81%) Windows
2 52 (32.70%) Windows Server
3 29 (18.24%) Windows 7
4 26 (16.35%) Linux
5 25 (15.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (9.43%) Unix
8 11 (6.92%) Windows 10
8 11 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.52%) Android
9 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.52%) Solaris
9 4 (2.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.26%) DC/OS
10 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.04%) ITIL
2 35 (22.01%) ITIL V3
3 26 (16.35%) Change Management
4 23 (14.47%) Migration
5 19 (11.95%) Service Management
6 16 (10.06%) ITSM
7 14 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (6.92%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.03%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 7 (4.40%) Virtual Environments
12 5 (3.14%) Change Control
12 5 (3.14%) Critical Thinking
12 5 (3.14%) CRM
12 5 (3.14%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.14%) Service Delivery
13 4 (2.52%) Information Security
13 4 (2.52%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
13 4 (2.52%) Proactive Monitoring
13 4 (2.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.61%) SQL
2 20 (12.58%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.26%) Java
3 2 (1.26%) PHP
3 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.26%) VB
4 1 (0.63%) C
4 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 44 (27.67%) SC Cleared
3 25 (15.72%) DV Cleared
3 25 (15.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (8.81%) MCSA
5 6 (3.77%) MCITP
6 5 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (3.14%) MCDBA
6 5 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.89%) MCP
8 3 (1.89%) MCSE
9 2 (1.26%) Degree
10 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.63%) CCA
10 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.43%) QA
2 12 (7.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.26%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.18%) vSphere
3 8 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (5.03%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.52%) Docker
6 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.26%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.26%) XenApp
7 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (16.98%) SCCM
2 12 (7.55%) WSUS
3 10 (6.29%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.52%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.52%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.52%) OVSD
5 2 (1.26%) Control-M
5 2 (1.26%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.26%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 84 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 44 (27.67%) VMware
3 33 (20.75%) Citrix
4 29 (18.24%) McAfee
5 21 (13.21%) HP
6 19 (11.95%) NetApp
6 19 (11.95%) Remedy
7 11 (6.92%) Oracle
8 10 (6.29%) Sony
9 9 (5.66%) Cisco
10 7 (4.40%) F5
11 4 (2.52%) SAP
12 3 (1.89%) Google
12 3 (1.89%) IBM
12 3 (1.89%) Lumension
12 3 (1.89%) Tableau
13 2 (1.26%) CA
13 2 (1.26%) Demandware
13 2 (1.26%) EMC
13 2 (1.26%) hybris