Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 21 13
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8 +34
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 205 184 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.94% 7.98% 9.78%
As % of the System Software category 60.12% 53.18% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 104 87
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £328 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% -7.75% -2.07%
10th Percentile £132 £122 £227
90th Percentile £500 £500 £508
South East median daily rate £376 £318 £330
% change year-on-year +18.43% -3.79% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 26
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £13.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +44.93% -18.06%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.74 £8.71
90th Percentile £24.75 £21.00 £18.00
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -10.16%

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 341 346 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.53% 15.00% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 155 119
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £378 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £163 £134 £235
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 32 27
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.70% +46.15% -18.03%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.20 £8.72
90th Percentile £29.91 £40.35 £18.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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
Milton Keynes +8 181 £362 -3.60% 22
High Wycombe 0 10 £213 +41.67% 15
Marlow +3 5 £130 - 3
Aylesbury -4 1 £180 +28.57% 1
Bletchley - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 161 (78.54%) Windows
2 105 (51.22%) Microsoft
3 81 (39.51%) Office 365
4 75 (36.59%) Windows Server
5 73 (35.61%) ITIL
6 68 (33.17%) VMware
7 66 (32.20%) Security Cleared
8 51 (24.88%) SC Cleared
9 48 (23.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (23.41%) SCCM
9 48 (23.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 44 (21.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 42 (20.49%) Microsoft Office
12 41 (20.00%) Windows 10
13 40 (19.51%) Firewall
14 39 (19.02%) ITIL V3
15 37 (18.05%) SQL
15 37 (18.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 35 (17.07%) MS Exchange
17 34 (16.59%) DV Cleared
18 33 (16.10%) Service Management
19 32 (15.61%) NetApp
19 32 (15.61%) Citrix
20 30 (14.63%) PowerShell
20 30 (14.63%) Migration
21 29 (14.15%) Windows 7
22 28 (13.66%) McAfee
23 27 (13.17%) Microsoft Certification
24 26 (12.68%) SharePoint
24 26 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003

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 35 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 26 (12.68%) SharePoint
3 19 (9.27%) Skype for Business
4 18 (8.78%) IIS
5 8 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.44%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.49%) CMS
12 1 (0.49%) Confluence
12 1 (0.49%) Documentum
12 1 (0.49%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (20.49%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 81 (39.51%) Office 365
2 37 (18.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (5.85%) OneDrive
5 10 (4.88%) IaaS
6 4 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.98%) Akamai
7 2 (0.98%) PaaS
8 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.51%) Firewall
2 24 (11.71%) WAN
3 23 (11.22%) SAN
4 20 (9.76%) LAN
5 17 (8.29%) Skype
6 14 (6.83%) NAS
6 14 (6.83%) TCP/IP
7 12 (5.85%) VPN
8 6 (2.93%) DNS
8 6 (2.93%) Wireless
9 5 (2.44%) Network Security
10 4 (1.95%) DHCP
11 3 (1.46%) Internet
11 3 (1.46%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.98%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.49%) SSL
13 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.37%) Power BI
3 5 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.49%) QlikView
6 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) GitLab
1 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.49%) JIRA
1 1 (0.49%) MSI
1 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (11.71%) Finance
2 14 (6.83%) Law
3 9 (4.39%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.44%) Retail
5 4 (1.95%) Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Publishing
7 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (27.32%) Analyst
2 26 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (7.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (7.80%) Service Analyst
3 16 (7.80%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (7.32%) Support Analyst
4 15 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 14 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (6.83%) Project Engineer
6 13 (6.34%) Administrator
7 12 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.39%) Applications Support
8 9 (4.39%) IT Support
9 8 (3.90%) Office 365 Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.41%) Active Directory Support
11 6 (2.93%) Architect
11 6 (2.93%) Consultant
11 6 (2.93%) Desktop Support
11 6 (2.93%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.93%) LDAP
2 3 (1.46%) .NET
2 3 (1.46%) HTML
2 3 (1.46%) HTML5
2 3 (1.46%) Node.js
2 3 (1.46%) SOAP
2 3 (1.46%) Web Services
2 3 (1.46%) XML
3 2 (0.98%) ADSI
3 2 (0.98%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.49%) COM
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) Spring
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.83%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.85%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.90%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.90%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.93%) Wiki
6 4 (1.95%) Clustering
7 3 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.46%) Robotics
8 2 (0.98%) BYOD
8 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.98%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 161 (78.54%) Windows
2 75 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 48 (23.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (23.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 29 (14.15%) Windows 7
6 26 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (10.73%) Linux
8 13 (6.34%) Android
9 7 (3.41%) Unix
10 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (35.61%) ITIL
2 39 (19.02%) ITIL V3
3 33 (16.10%) Service Management
4 30 (14.63%) Migration
5 26 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 24 (11.71%) ITSM
7 20 (9.76%) Change Management
8 15 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (6.34%) Service Delivery
10 12 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.39%) Patch Management
12 8 (3.90%) Application Packaging
12 8 (3.90%) Presales
13 7 (3.41%) Ticket Management
13 7 (3.41%) Virtual Environments
14 6 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (2.93%) Incident Management
14 6 (2.93%) Mentoring
14 6 (2.93%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
14 6 (2.93%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.05%) SQL
2 30 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.46%) Java
3 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.46%) PHP
3 3 (1.46%) Python
4 2 (0.98%) C
4 2 (0.98%) VB
5 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (32.20%) Security Cleared
2 51 (24.88%) SC Cleared
3 34 (16.59%) DV Cleared
4 27 (13.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (6.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (5.85%) MCSA
8 7 (3.41%) MCITP
8 7 (3.41%) MCSE
9 5 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.44%) MCDBA
9 5 (2.44%) MCP
10 4 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.46%) CCNA
11 3 (1.46%) CCNP
11 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.98%) Degree
12 2 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.49%) CCA
13 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.80%) SLA
2 5 (2.44%) QA
3 3 (1.46%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (21.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.80%) VMware ESXi
2 16 (7.80%) vSphere
3 11 (5.37%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.37%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (2.93%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (1.46%) UAG
5 3 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.46%) XenApp
5 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.98%) Docker
6 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (23.41%) SCCM
2 15 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (5.37%) WSUS
4 9 (4.39%) OVSD
5 7 (3.41%) SCOM
6 5 (2.44%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.98%) Control-M
8 2 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.98%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.49%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 105 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 68 (33.17%) VMware
3 32 (15.61%) Citrix
3 32 (15.61%) NetApp
4 28 (13.66%) McAfee
5 19 (9.27%) HP
5 19 (9.27%) Remedy
6 14 (6.83%) Cisco
6 14 (6.83%) Sony
7 11 (5.37%) F5
8 8 (3.90%) SAP
9 5 (2.44%) Apple
9 5 (2.44%) Oracle
10 4 (1.95%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.95%) webMethods
11 3 (1.46%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.46%) Forcepoint
11 3 (1.46%) Lumension
12 2 (0.98%) Meraki