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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 29 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 76 58 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.42% 6.03% 8.29%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 54.21% 63.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 47
Median daily rate £331 £420 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.13% +31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £538 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 20
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £18.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -33.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £19.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 152 107 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.84% 11.12% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 104 137
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £266 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 45
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £8.50 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £19.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 58 £375 -12.79% 8
High Wycombe +5 5 £125 -69.98% 2
Aylesbury +1 1 £250 -
Amersham - 1 £325 -
Marlow - 1 £305 -
Princes Risborough - 1 £130 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 130 (83.87%) Windows
2 70 (45.16%) Security Cleared
3 68 (43.87%) SC Cleared
4 57 (36.77%) VMware
5 55 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 46 (29.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 40 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (25.81%) Office 365
7 40 (25.81%) Windows Server
7 40 (25.81%) ITIL
8 38 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (23.87%) Citrix
10 36 (23.23%) Hyper-V
11 31 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
12 30 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (18.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (18.06%) HP
14 28 (18.06%) SharePoint
14 28 (18.06%) Linux
14 28 (18.06%) SCCM
15 27 (17.42%) SQL
16 26 (16.77%) Windows Vista
16 26 (16.77%) Migration
17 25 (16.13%) Change Management
18 24 (15.48%) MS Exchange
18 24 (15.48%) Windows 7
18 24 (15.48%) Windows 10
18 24 (15.48%) Virtual Environments
19 22 (14.19%) Unix
20 19 (12.26%) Analytical Skills

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 28 (18.06%) SharePoint
2 24 (15.48%) MS Exchange
3 17 (10.97%) Skype for Business
4 16 (10.32%) IIS
5 14 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.87%) WebSphere
8 5 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.58%) Apache
10 3 (1.94%) Confluence
10 3 (1.94%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.94%) LiveCycle
10 3 (1.94%) SAS
11 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.94%) Staffware
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.65%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 40 (25.81%) Office 365
2 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.94%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.94%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.32%) Firewall
2 15 (9.68%) DNS
3 14 (9.03%) WAN
4 13 (8.39%) VPN
5 10 (6.45%) LAN
5 10 (6.45%) SAN
6 9 (5.81%) DHCP
7 8 (5.16%) BIG-IP
7 8 (5.16%) LDAP
8 7 (4.52%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.87%) Skype
10 5 (3.23%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.58%) NAS
11 4 (2.58%) Wireless
12 2 (1.29%) ATM
12 2 (1.29%) Intranet
12 2 (1.29%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.29%) Network Security
13 1 (0.65%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.16%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.87%) DB2
4 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.94%) Big Data
5 3 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.94%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.94%) JIRA
1 3 (1.94%) SonarQube
1 3 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.65%) MSI
2 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.65%) XMLSpy
General
1 10 (6.45%) Finance
2 6 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.23%) Electronics
3 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.23%) Marketing
4 4 (2.58%) Banking
5 2 (1.29%) German Language
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (23.87%) Analyst
2 25 (16.13%) Architect
3 23 (14.84%) Technical Architect
4 16 (10.32%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.03%) Service Analyst
5 14 (9.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (8.39%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (6.45%) IT Support
8 8 (5.16%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.52%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.52%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.87%) Administrator
10 6 (3.87%) Consultant
10 6 (3.87%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) IT Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.94%) .NET
1 3 (1.94%) XML
2 2 (1.29%) ADO
2 2 (1.29%) HTML
2 2 (1.29%) HTML5
2 2 (1.29%) Laravel
2 2 (1.29%) Node.js
2 2 (1.29%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (1.29%) SOAP
2 2 (1.29%) YAML
3 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.65%) Middleware
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.74%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.52%) Clustering
3 7 (4.52%) Replication
3 7 (4.52%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.58%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.58%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.29%) CMDB
7 2 (1.29%) Handset
7 2 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.29%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 130 (83.87%) Windows
2 40 (25.81%) Windows Server
2 40 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (18.06%) Linux
6 26 (16.77%) Windows Vista
7 24 (15.48%) Windows 10
7 24 (15.48%) Windows 7
8 22 (14.19%) Unix
9 10 (6.45%) Solaris
10 8 (5.16%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.87%) Android
12 5 (3.23%) AIX
12 5 (3.23%) zOS
13 4 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.94%) CentOS
15 2 (1.29%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.81%) ITIL
2 26 (16.77%) Migration
3 25 (16.13%) Change Management
4 24 (15.48%) Virtual Environments
5 18 (11.61%) Service Management
6 16 (10.32%) ITIL V3
7 14 (9.03%) Incident Management
8 13 (8.39%) ITSM
9 12 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.10%) Problem Management
11 10 (6.45%) Project Management
11 10 (6.45%) Service Delivery
12 8 (5.16%) DNA
12 8 (5.16%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 7 (4.52%) DevOps
14 6 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (3.87%) Patch Management
14 6 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (3.87%) Security Patching
14 6 (3.87%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.42%) SQL
2 19 (12.26%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.87%) VB
4 5 (3.23%) VBScript
5 2 (1.29%) C#
5 2 (1.29%) Java
5 2 (1.29%) PHP
5 2 (1.29%) Python
5 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 68 (43.87%) SC Cleared
3 29 (18.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (10.97%) DV Cleared
5 16 (10.32%) MCP
5 16 (10.32%) MCSE
6 11 (7.10%) MCSA
7 8 (5.16%) CCNA
7 8 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (5.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.87%) CCNP
9 5 (3.23%) MCITP
10 4 (2.58%) MCDBA
11 3 (1.94%) APMG
11 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.94%) Degree
12 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.32%) SLA
2 3 (1.94%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (29.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (23.23%) Hyper-V
3 13 (8.39%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (3.87%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (3.87%) UAG
4 6 (3.87%) XenApp
5 5 (3.23%) ISA Server
5 5 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.94%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.29%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.29%) vSphere
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (18.06%) SCCM
2 10 (6.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (5.81%) SCOM
4 7 (4.52%) WSUS
5 6 (3.87%) BladeLogic
5 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.23%) OVSD
7 4 (2.58%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.29%) Ansible
8 2 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.29%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.29%) OpenView
8 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.65%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 57 (36.77%) VMware
2 55 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 37 (23.87%) Citrix
4 28 (18.06%) HP
5 16 (10.32%) Cisco
5 16 (10.32%) SAP
6 13 (8.39%) Remedy
7 11 (7.10%) Oracle
8 8 (5.16%) F5
9 7 (4.52%) Forcepoint
9 7 (4.52%) ServiceNow
10 6 (3.87%) Apple
11 5 (3.23%) Adobe
11 5 (3.23%) Dell
11 5 (3.23%) NetApp
11 5 (3.23%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.23%) Sun
12 4 (2.58%) McAfee
12 4 (2.58%) StorageTek
12 4 (2.58%) Toshiba
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