Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 11 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 119 205 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 9.75% 13.05% 7.86%
As % of the System Software category 57.77% 59.94% 52.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 109 100
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - -1.41%
10th Percentile £126 £129 £120
90th Percentile £468 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £375 £376 £318
% change year-on-year -0.27% +18.43% -3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 29
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -23.68% +38.18%
10th Percentile £9.24 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.25 £25.51 £21.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.84%

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 206 342 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 16.89% 21.77% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 188 158
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £378 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -2.27% +8.80%
10th Percentile £135 £160 £140
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £434 £400
% change year-on-year -2.02% +8.44% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 45 32
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -23.68% +40.74%
10th Percentile £9.96 £9.00 £9.22
90th Percentile £17.25 £40.50 £40.35
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.93 £16.62
% change year-on-year +3.58% -4.12% +10.77%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 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 +2 89 £343 -5.26% 22
High Wycombe +2 14 £180 -12.73% 6
Aylesbury +6 1 £90 -50.00% 3
Marlow -1 1 £200 +53.85%
Bletchley -3 1 - - 1
Buckingham - 1 £274 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 84 (70.59%) Windows
2 55 (46.22%) Microsoft
3 42 (35.29%) Windows 10
4 32 (26.89%) Microsoft Office
5 31 (26.05%) Office 365
6 23 (19.33%) Windows Server
7 22 (18.49%) ITIL
7 22 (18.49%) VMware
8 21 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 20 (16.81%) SCCM
10 17 (14.29%) ITSM
11 16 (13.45%) CRM
12 15 (12.61%) Citrix
13 14 (11.76%) Cisco
14 13 (10.92%) SQL
14 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
14 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
14 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (10.08%) SLA
15 12 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (9.24%) WAN
16 11 (9.24%) Firewall
16 11 (9.24%) Service Management
17 10 (8.40%) PowerShell
17 10 (8.40%) Degree
17 10 (8.40%) Change Management
17 10 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (8.40%) Remedy
17 10 (8.40%) Red Hat

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 (8.40%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.88%) IIS
3 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.52%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.68%) Apache
4 2 (1.68%) JBoss
4 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 32 (26.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (4.20%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.84%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.05%) Office 365
2 9 (7.56%) Azure
3 5 (4.20%) AWS
4 3 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.68%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.84%) IaaS
6 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.84%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.84%) PaaS
6 1 (0.84%) SaaS
6 1 (0.84%) Serverless
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) Firewall
1 11 (9.24%) WAN
2 9 (7.56%) DNS
2 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.72%) DHCP
3 8 (6.72%) LAN
4 7 (5.88%) SAN
4 7 (5.88%) VPN
5 5 (4.20%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (3.36%) Wireless
7 3 (2.52%) IP Telephony
7 3 (2.52%) PBX
7 3 (2.52%) Skype
7 3 (2.52%) VoIP
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.68%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.68%) HTTP
9 1 (0.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.68%) MySQL
3 2 (1.68%) Power BI
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.84%) MariaDB
General
1 5 (4.20%) Retail
2 4 (3.36%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Publishing
3 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.68%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.84%) Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Law
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (39.50%) Analyst
2 32 (26.89%) Service Analyst
2 32 (26.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (9.24%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (8.40%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (7.56%) Architect
5 9 (7.56%) IT Analyst
5 9 (7.56%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Technical Services Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.72%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.20%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) 1st Line Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.36%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) .NET
2 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.52%) HTML
3 2 (1.68%) J2EE
3 2 (1.68%) Middleware
4 1 (0.84%) LAMP
4 1 (0.84%) OLE
4 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.36%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.36%) Clustering
4 4 (3.36%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.36%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.36%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.68%) CMDB
5 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.68%) Replication
5 2 (1.68%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.84%) BYOD
6 1 (0.84%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.84%) EPoS
6 1 (0.84%) iPad
6 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (70.59%) Windows
2 42 (35.29%) Windows 10
3 23 (19.33%) Windows Server
4 21 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 12 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.40%) Linux
6 10 (8.40%) Unix
7 8 (6.72%) Android
8 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.52%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.52%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.52%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.68%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.84%) CentOS
11 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.49%) ITIL
2 17 (14.29%) ITSM
3 16 (13.45%) CRM
4 11 (9.24%) Service Management
5 10 (8.40%) Change Management
5 10 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.72%) Application Packaging
6 8 (6.72%) Migration
7 7 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.88%) Patch Management
8 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.20%) Break/Fix
9 5 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.20%) Security Management
10 4 (3.36%) Critical Thinking
10 4 (3.36%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.36%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (3.36%) Server Building
10 4 (3.36%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) SQL
2 10 (8.40%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.52%) C#
3 3 (2.52%) Perl
3 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.84%) C
4 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.84%) LotusScript
4 1 (0.84%) Python
4 1 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
1 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.40%) Degree
3 7 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.20%) CCNA
5 5 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.52%) MCSA
6 3 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.68%) CCNP
7 2 (1.68%) MCSE
8 1 (0.84%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.84%) ACMT
8 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.68%) vCloud
5 2 (1.68%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.84%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.84%) UAG
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.84%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.84%) vSphere
6 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (16.81%) SCCM
2 4 (3.36%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.52%) Puppet
3 3 (2.52%) SCOM
4 2 (1.68%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.68%) Linux-HA
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.84%) Ansible
5 1 (0.84%) DameWare
5 1 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.84%) Nagios
5 1 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.84%) Terraform
5 1 (0.84%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (46.22%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.49%) VMware
3 15 (12.61%) Citrix
4 14 (11.76%) Cisco
5 10 (8.40%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.40%) Remedy
6 8 (6.72%) HP
7 6 (5.04%) Apple
7 6 (5.04%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.04%) McAfee
7 6 (5.04%) Mercator
8 5 (4.20%) Blue Coat
8 5 (4.20%) NetApp
8 5 (4.20%) ServiceNow
8 5 (4.20%) Splunk
9 3 (2.52%) Adobe
9 3 (2.52%) Dell
9 3 (2.52%) Mitel
9 3 (2.52%) Oracle
10 2 (1.68%) SAP