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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 16 28 24
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 83 61 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.13% 5.92% 6.41%
As % of the System Software category 58.45% 63.54% 66.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 19
Median daily rate £362 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.05% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £171 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.90% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 12
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.13 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.50% +0.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.02 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £16.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +7.14%  

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 142 96 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.91% 9.32% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 45 38
Median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 12
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.13 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.50% +0.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.02 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £16.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +11 65 £358 -13.33% 10
Aylesbury - 4 - -
High Wycombe -2 3 - - 4
Beaconsfield - 2 - -
Buckingham 0 1 £400 -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 134 (80.24%) Windows
2 75 (44.91%) Security Cleared
3 71 (42.51%) SC Cleared
4 63 (37.72%) Microsoft
5 47 (28.14%) Windows Server
6 43 (25.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (24.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (22.16%) ITIL
9 36 (21.56%) VMware
10 34 (20.36%) Hyper-V
11 28 (16.77%) Windows 10
11 28 (16.77%) MS Office
12 27 (16.17%) Citrix
12 27 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (14.97%) Linux
14 24 (14.37%) MS Excel
14 24 (14.37%) Windows 7
15 23 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (13.77%) HP
15 23 (13.77%) Migration
16 22 (13.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (13.17%) Windows Vista
16 22 (13.17%) SCCM
17 20 (11.98%) Symantec
17 20 (11.98%) Cisco
18 19 (11.38%) WAN
18 19 (11.38%) Unix
19 18 (10.78%) SharePoint
19 18 (10.78%) Change Management
19 18 (10.78%) Skype for Business

Active Directory
Top Related 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 18 (10.78%) SharePoint
1 18 (10.78%) Skype for Business
2 17 (10.18%) MS Exchange
3 12 (7.19%) IIS
4 9 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.79%) Drupal
6 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.19%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.80%) Confluence
9 3 (1.80%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (1.80%) LiveCycle
9 3 (1.80%) SAS
10 2 (1.20%) Apache
10 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (16.77%) MS Office
2 24 (14.37%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Staffware
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.58%) Office 365
2 3 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.38%) WAN
2 17 (10.18%) DNS
2 17 (10.18%) LAN
3 14 (8.38%) DHCP
4 12 (7.19%) Unified Communications
5 11 (6.59%) Firewall
6 10 (5.99%) VPN
6 10 (5.99%) Wireless
7 9 (5.39%) SAN
7 9 (5.39%) Skype
8 8 (4.79%) IPsec
9 7 (4.19%) SMTP
10 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.40%) BIG-IP
11 4 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.40%) Internet
12 3 (1.80%) Network Security
12 3 (1.80%) SSH
12 3 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.59%) DB2
5 4 (2.40%) Big Data
6 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) MySQL
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.80%) JIRA
1 3 (1.80%) SonarQube
1 3 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.60%) MSI
General
1 7 (4.19%) Finance
2 3 (1.80%) Banking
3 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.20%) German Language
3 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.60%) Back Office
4 1 (0.60%) Electronics
4 1 (0.60%) Finnish Language
4 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.60%) Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Russian Language
4 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (27.54%) Analyst
2 15 (8.98%) Architect
3 12 (7.19%) Support Analyst
4 11 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (6.59%) IT Support
4 11 (6.59%) Service Analyst
4 11 (6.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (5.99%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Technical Architect
6 9 (5.39%) Wintel Analyst
7 7 (4.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (4.19%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.59%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (2.99%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) Active Directory Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.78%) SailPoint
2 10 (5.99%) SAML
3 4 (2.40%) ADO
4 2 (1.20%) J2EE
4 2 (1.20%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.60%) Middleware
5 1 (0.60%) XML
5 1 (0.60%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.39%) Replication
4 7 (4.19%) CESG
4 7 (4.19%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.99%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (2.40%) Clustering
6 4 (2.40%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.80%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.20%) CMDB
8 2 (1.20%) Handset
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) BYOD
9 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.60%) PKI
9 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 134 (80.24%) Windows
2 47 (28.14%) Windows Server
3 43 (25.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (24.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (16.77%) Windows 10
6 25 (14.97%) Linux
7 24 (14.37%) Windows 7
8 22 (13.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (13.17%) Windows Vista
9 19 (11.38%) Unix
10 13 (7.78%) Windows 8
11 11 (6.59%) Android
12 10 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (2.99%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.99%) zOS
14 4 (2.40%) Solaris
15 3 (1.80%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.60%) AIX
16 1 (0.60%) HPUX
16 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.16%) ITIL
2 23 (13.77%) Migration
3 18 (10.78%) Change Management
4 14 (8.38%) Virtual Environments
5 13 (7.78%) Incident Management
5 13 (7.78%) Patch Management
5 13 (7.78%) Service Management
6 11 (6.59%) ITIL V3
7 9 (5.39%) DNA
7 9 (5.39%) ITSM
7 9 (5.39%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (4.79%) Time Management
9 7 (4.19%) Cryptography
9 7 (4.19%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 7 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.59%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.59%) Project Management
10 6 (3.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.58%) PowerShell
1 16 (9.58%) SQL
2 12 (7.19%) VB
3 6 (3.59%) VBScript
4 1 (0.60%) C
4 1 (0.60%) C#
4 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (44.91%) Security Cleared
2 71 (42.51%) SC Cleared
3 23 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (8.98%) MCSA
5 13 (7.78%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.99%) CCNP
6 10 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (5.39%) MCP
8 8 (4.79%) CISSP
8 8 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (4.19%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (3.59%) CCNA
11 5 (2.99%) MCSE
12 4 (2.40%) CCIE
12 4 (2.40%) MCDBA
13 3 (1.80%) APMG
13 3 (1.80%) Degree
13 3 (1.80%) MCITP
14 2 (1.20%) CEH
14 2 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.19%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) RMADS
3 4 (2.40%) QA
System Software
1 34 (20.36%) Hyper-V
2 27 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.59%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (3.59%) ISA Server
4 6 (3.59%) UAG
4 6 (3.59%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (3.59%) XenApp
5 5 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.80%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.20%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (13.17%) SCCM
2 14 (8.38%) WSUS
3 7 (4.19%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.59%) BladeLogic
4 6 (3.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.99%) AppDNA
6 4 (2.40%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.80%) OVSD
8 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.60%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.60%) Nessus
9 1 (0.60%) SCOM
9 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 63 (37.72%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.56%) VMware
3 27 (16.17%) Citrix
4 23 (13.77%) HP
5 20 (11.98%) Cisco
5 20 (11.98%) Symantec
6 17 (10.18%) Remedy
7 15 (8.98%) Oracle
8 10 (5.99%) SAP
9 9 (5.39%) Forcepoint
10 6 (3.59%) Apple
10 6 (3.59%) Intel Security
11 5 (2.99%) Adobe
11 5 (2.99%) Dell
11 5 (2.99%) Lumension
11 5 (2.99%) Toshiba
12 4 (2.40%) F5
12 4 (2.40%) MobileIron
12 4 (2.40%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.80%) Computacenter
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