Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 21 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 203 185 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 11.96% 7.82% 8.16%
As % of the System Software category 55.92% 56.40% 62.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 103 76
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -14.47% +8.57%
10th Percentile £160 £121 £158
90th Percentile £500 £500 £538
South East median daily rate £375 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +19.05% -3.08% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 30 28
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.05% +54.17% -25.65%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.18 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.43 £21.00 £15.61
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -14.71%

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 363 328 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.39% 13.86% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 160 120
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £376 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £130 £200
90th Percentile £506 £494 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +8.42% +4.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 38 29
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £19.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.05% +58.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.55 £8.50
90th Percentile £18.60 £59.13 £16.10
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% +11.67% -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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +11 180 £360 +4.73% 26
High Wycombe -1 9 £228 -10.78% 13
Marlow -2 3 £150 -50.82% 1
Aylesbury -4 1 - - 5
Bletchley - 1 - -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 153 (75.37%) Windows
2 107 (52.71%) Microsoft
3 72 (35.47%) Office 365
4 71 (34.98%) ITIL
5 70 (34.48%) Windows Server
6 69 (33.99%) Security Cleared
7 66 (32.51%) VMware
8 57 (28.08%) SC Cleared
9 49 (24.14%) SCCM
10 46 (22.66%) ITIL V3
11 44 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (19.70%) Citrix
14 39 (19.21%) Microsoft Office
14 39 (19.21%) Firewall
14 39 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 36 (17.73%) McAfee
16 35 (17.24%) Service Management
16 35 (17.24%) SQL
16 35 (17.24%) MS Exchange
16 35 (17.24%) DV Cleared
17 34 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
17 34 (16.75%) NetApp
18 32 (15.76%) Change Management
18 32 (15.76%) PowerShell
19 31 (15.27%) Windows 7
19 31 (15.27%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (15.27%) Migration
20 30 (14.78%) SharePoint
21 29 (14.29%) Linux

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 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.78%) SharePoint
3 23 (11.33%) Skype for Business
4 17 (8.37%) IIS
5 7 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.45%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.49%) CMS
10 1 (0.49%) Confluence
10 1 (0.49%) Documentum
10 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (19.21%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (35.47%) Office 365
2 31 (15.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (9.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (6.40%) OneDrive
5 10 (4.93%) IaaS
6 4 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.99%) Akamai
7 2 (0.99%) PaaS
8 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.21%) Firewall
2 23 (11.33%) SAN
3 22 (10.84%) WAN
4 20 (9.85%) LAN
5 16 (7.88%) Skype
6 14 (6.90%) NAS
6 14 (6.90%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.93%) VPN
8 6 (2.96%) DNS
9 5 (2.46%) DHCP
9 5 (2.46%) Network Security
10 3 (1.48%) Internet
10 3 (1.48%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.48%) Wireless
11 2 (0.99%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.49%) MPLS
12 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.42%) Power BI
3 4 (1.97%) DB2
3 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.99%) 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%) PostgreSQL
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 29 (14.29%) Finance
2 15 (7.39%) Financial Institution
3 14 (6.90%) Law
4 8 (3.94%) Banking
5 3 (1.48%) Retail
6 2 (0.99%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (29.56%) Analyst
2 24 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (9.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (8.37%) Administrator
5 16 (7.88%) Project Engineer
6 15 (7.39%) Desktop Support
6 15 (7.39%) Support Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (5.91%) Service Analyst
8 12 (5.91%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (5.42%) Applications Support
10 10 (4.93%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) Support Specialist
12 7 (3.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
12 7 (3.45%) Applications Support Specialist
12 7 (3.45%) IT Support
12 7 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.45%) LDAP
2 2 (0.99%) .NET
2 2 (0.99%) ADSI
3 1 (0.49%) COM
3 1 (0.49%) HTML
3 1 (0.49%) HTML5
3 1 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.49%) Node.js
3 1 (0.49%) SOAP
3 1 (0.49%) Spring
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.91%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.93%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.46%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.46%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.97%) Clustering
7 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.97%) Wiki
8 2 (0.99%) BYOD
8 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.49%) iPad
9 1 (0.49%) Robotics
9 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 153 (75.37%) Windows
2 70 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 44 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (15.27%) Windows 7
6 29 (14.29%) Linux
7 24 (11.82%) Windows 10
8 20 (9.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (6.90%) Unix
10 7 (3.45%) Android
11 4 (1.97%) Solaris
12 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (34.98%) ITIL
2 46 (22.66%) ITIL V3
3 35 (17.24%) Service Management
4 32 (15.76%) Change Management
5 31 (15.27%) Migration
6 27 (13.30%) ITSM
7 24 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.42%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (3.94%) CRM
11 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 7 (3.45%) Application Packaging
12 7 (3.45%) Critical Thinking
12 7 (3.45%) Information Security
12 7 (3.45%) Patch Management
12 7 (3.45%) Ticket Management
12 7 (3.45%) Virtual Environments
13 6 (2.96%) Change Control
13 6 (2.96%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.24%) SQL
2 32 (15.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.99%) C
3 2 (0.99%) VB
4 1 (0.49%) Java
4 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.49%) PHP
4 1 (0.49%) Python
4 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (33.99%) Security Cleared
2 57 (28.08%) SC Cleared
3 35 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 34 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (8.87%) MCSA
6 15 (7.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (4.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (3.45%) MCITP
8 7 (3.45%) MCSE
9 5 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.46%) MCDBA
10 3 (1.48%) CCNA
10 3 (1.48%) CCNP
10 3 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.48%) Degree
10 3 (1.48%) MCP
11 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.87%) SLA
2 15 (7.39%) QA
3 3 (1.48%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.37%) vSphere
3 15 (7.39%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.42%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.46%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.48%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.48%) UAG
8 3 (1.48%) XenApp
8 3 (1.48%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.99%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.99%) Docker
9 2 (0.99%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (24.14%) SCCM
2 17 (8.37%) WSUS
3 15 (7.39%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (5.91%) OVSD
5 7 (3.45%) SCOM
6 4 (1.97%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.99%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.99%) Control-M
7 2 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.99%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.49%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 107 (52.71%) Microsoft
2 66 (32.51%) VMware
3 40 (19.70%) Citrix
4 36 (17.73%) McAfee
5 34 (16.75%) NetApp
6 26 (12.81%) HP
7 23 (11.33%) Remedy
8 14 (6.90%) Cisco
8 14 (6.90%) Sony
9 10 (4.93%) F5
10 9 (4.43%) Oracle
11 6 (2.96%) Apple
12 4 (1.97%) SAP
13 3 (1.48%) EMC
13 3 (1.48%) Forcepoint
13 3 (1.48%) Lumension
13 3 (1.48%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.48%) webMethods
14 2 (0.99%) Blue Coat
14 2 (0.99%) CheckPoint