Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 21 30
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 190 139 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.04% 7.95% 5.31%
As % of the System Software category 57.06% 60.70% 55.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 72 66
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57% +39.72%
10th Percentile £122 £156 £234
90th Percentile £500 £538 £450
South East median daily rate £315 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -3.08% +1.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 35
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.17% -25.65% +24.15%
10th Percentile £11.51 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £15.65 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -14.71% +13.33%

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 333 229 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.10% 13.09% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 116 106
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £131 £204 £213
90th Percentile £494 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.20% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 29
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -25.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £11.58 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £58.88 £16.10 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -14.29% +12.90%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -3 149 £345 -10.97% 9
High Wycombe -6 9 £202 +26.41% 5
Aylesbury +5 6 £140 -53.33%
Amersham -2 1 £325 -31.58% 1
Marlow -3 1 £305 -4.31%
Newport Pagnell - 1 £125 -
Princes Risborough - 1 £130 - 2
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 129 (67.89%) Windows
2 80 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 60 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 52 (27.37%) SC Cleared
4 52 (27.37%) VMware
5 51 (26.84%) Office 365
6 48 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (25.26%) Microsoft Office
7 45 (23.68%) Windows Server
8 44 (23.16%) ITIL
9 42 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (17.37%) SCCM
11 31 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
12 30 (15.79%) SharePoint
13 29 (15.26%) Migration
14 28 (14.74%) DV Cleared
14 28 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (14.21%) MS Exchange
15 27 (14.21%) Windows 10
16 24 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
17 23 (12.11%) ITIL V3
17 23 (12.11%) SQL Server
18 22 (11.58%) Linux
18 22 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (11.05%) SQL
19 21 (11.05%) Windows 7
19 21 (11.05%) Skype for Business
20 20 (10.53%) Finance
21 19 (10.00%) Hyper-V

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 30 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 27 (14.21%) MS Exchange
3 21 (11.05%) Skype for Business
4 11 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.74%) IIS
6 8 (4.21%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.63%) Confluence
7 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.63%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.58%) Apache
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 48 (25.26%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 51 (26.84%) Office 365
2 31 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.68%) IaaS
5 6 (3.16%) OneDrive
5 6 (3.16%) PaaS
6 5 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.05%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.00%) Skype
2 11 (5.79%) Firewall
3 10 (5.26%) SAN
4 7 (3.68%) NAS
5 6 (3.16%) DNS
5 6 (3.16%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.63%) LAN
6 5 (2.63%) LDAP
6 5 (2.63%) VPN
6 5 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.11%) WAN
8 3 (1.58%) ATM
8 3 (1.58%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.58%) DHCP
8 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.05%) Network Security
9 2 (1.05%) Wireless
10 1 (0.53%) IPsec
10 1 (0.53%) SSH
10 1 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.05%) Big Data
5 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.05%) DB2
5 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.63%) GitLab
1 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.63%) JIRA
2 4 (2.11%) MSI
3 2 (1.05%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.05%) WiX
4 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.53%) XMLSpy
General
1 20 (10.53%) Finance
2 18 (9.47%) Banking
3 7 (3.68%) Financial Institution
3 7 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.53%) Advertising
4 1 (0.53%) Electronics
4 1 (0.53%) German Language
4 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.53%) Marketing
4 1 (0.53%) Retail
4 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (16.84%) Analyst
2 25 (13.16%) Architect
3 20 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.95%) Consultant
5 16 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (6.32%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.79%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.26%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (4.74%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Wintel Architect
11 7 (3.68%) Active Directory Support
11 7 (3.68%) Administrator
11 7 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (3.16%) Active Directory Analyst
12 6 (3.16%) CyberArk Consultant
12 6 (3.16%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.74%) .NET
2 3 (1.58%) XML
3 2 (1.05%) HTML
3 2 (1.05%) HTML5
3 2 (1.05%) Laravel
3 2 (1.05%) Node.js
3 2 (1.05%) SOAP
3 2 (1.05%) YAML
4 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.53%) ADO
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.53%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) REST
4 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.79%) CMDB
2 11 (5.79%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.79%) PKI
3 5 (2.63%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.11%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.11%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.11%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.58%) Clustering
5 3 (1.58%) User Experience
6 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.53%) CESG
7 1 (0.53%) iPad
7 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.53%) Social Media
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 129 (67.89%) Windows
2 48 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 45 (23.68%) Windows Server
4 28 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (14.21%) Windows 10
6 22 (11.58%) Linux
6 22 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (11.05%) Windows 7
8 14 (7.37%) Windows Vista
9 10 (5.26%) Android
9 10 (5.26%) Unix
10 8 (4.21%) Solaris
11 6 (3.16%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.58%) AIX
13 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.16%) ITIL
2 29 (15.26%) Migration
3 23 (12.11%) ITIL V3
4 19 (10.00%) Change Management
5 17 (8.95%) Virtual Environments
6 14 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (5.79%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (5.79%) Disk Encryption
8 9 (4.74%) Matrix Organization
8 9 (4.74%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 9 (4.74%) Process Improvement
8 9 (4.74%) Project Management
8 9 (4.74%) Service Management
9 8 (4.21%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.68%) ITSM
10 7 (3.68%) Open Source
10 7 (3.68%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.16%) DevOps
11 6 (3.16%) Hardware Maintenance
11 6 (3.16%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.05%) SQL
2 18 (9.47%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.63%) VBScript
4 4 (2.11%) Java
5 2 (1.05%) C#
5 2 (1.05%) PHP
5 2 (1.05%) Python
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 52 (27.37%) SC Cleared
3 28 (14.74%) DV Cleared
4 22 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (9.47%) MCSE
6 10 (5.26%) MCSA
7 9 (4.74%) MCP
8 7 (3.68%) CISSP
9 6 (3.16%) GCIA
9 6 (3.16%) GSEC
10 5 (2.63%) DBS Check
11 4 (2.11%) MCITP
11 4 (2.11%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.11%) PMP
12 3 (1.58%) CCNA
12 3 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.05%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.05%) CCSP
13 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) QA
1 10 (5.26%) SLA
2 8 (4.21%) GDPR
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 10 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (4.21%) BitLocker
5 7 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.16%) XenApp
7 5 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.63%) VMware Server
8 4 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.11%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.05%) vSphere
11 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.53%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (17.37%) SCCM
2 11 (5.79%) Jamf Pro
3 9 (4.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (4.21%) SCOM
5 7 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.11%) WSUS
8 3 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.05%) Ansible
9 2 (1.05%) EdgeSight
9 2 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.05%) OpenView
9 2 (1.05%) OVSD
9 2 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.53%) MOM
10 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 80 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 52 (27.37%) VMware
3 18 (9.47%) Citrix
4 16 (8.42%) HP
5 13 (6.84%) Symantec
6 12 (6.32%) Apple
6 12 (6.32%) McAfee
7 11 (5.79%) Remedy
8 10 (5.26%) Cisco
9 7 (3.68%) CyberArk
9 7 (3.68%) ServiceNow
10 6 (3.16%) Lumension
11 5 (2.63%) Google
12 4 (2.11%) AppSense
12 4 (2.11%) Computacenter
12 4 (2.11%) Oracle
12 4 (2.11%) SAP
12 4 (2.11%) Sun
13 3 (1.58%) NetApp
13 3 (1.58%) StorageTek