Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 21 31
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 117 158 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.79% 7.74% 6.07%
As % of the System Software category 44.83% 56.03% 57.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 67 50
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £323 £350 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.64% -14.11% +16.43%
10th Percentile £150 £125 £224
90th Percentile £454 £543 £504
South East median daily rate £335 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +3.08% -0.76% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 26
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.50 £17.46 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.41% +45.50% -25.33%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £8.50
90th Percentile £18.60 £18.00 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.88% +6.67% -6.25%

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 261 282 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.92% 13.81% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 133 102
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £193 £240 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 27
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.25 £16.92 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.60% +41.00% -23.81%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.73 £18.00 £21.20
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.33% -4.66%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -13 94 £322 -11.31% 12
Aylesbury +8 5 £350 +40.00%
High Wycombe -6 4 £243 +94.00% 10
Amersham +1 2 £149 -54.23%
Buckingham -1 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Marlow -3 2 £175 -42.62% 1
Beaconsfield +3 1 £525 -
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 88 (75.21%) Windows
2 60 (51.28%) Microsoft
3 38 (32.48%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (32.48%) Security Cleared
4 37 (31.62%) ITIL
4 37 (31.62%) Office 365
5 32 (27.35%) SCCM
6 31 (26.50%) Windows 7
7 30 (25.64%) SC Cleared
8 25 (21.37%) Citrix
8 25 (21.37%) Windows Server
9 24 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (18.80%) Change Management
10 22 (18.80%) VMware
10 22 (18.80%) Windows 10
11 21 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (17.95%) ITIL V3
12 20 (17.09%) DV Cleared
13 19 (16.24%) PowerShell
13 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (15.38%) McAfee
14 18 (15.38%) Firewall
15 17 (14.53%) Cisco
16 16 (13.68%) HP
16 16 (13.68%) SQL
16 16 (13.68%) MCSA
16 16 (13.68%) Migration
17 15 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (11.97%) SLA
19 13 (11.11%) Service Management

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 12 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.40%) IIS
2 11 (9.40%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.55%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.71%) Apache
5 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.71%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.71%) nginx
Applications
1 38 (32.48%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.71%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 37 (31.62%) Office 365
2 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (4.27%) IaaS
4 4 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.71%) GitHub
5 2 (1.71%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.71%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.71%) PaaS
5 2 (1.71%) SaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.38%) Firewall
2 11 (9.40%) DNS
3 9 (7.69%) LAN
3 9 (7.69%) WAN
4 8 (6.84%) DHCP
4 8 (6.84%) VPN
5 4 (3.42%) Internet
6 3 (2.56%) Network Security
6 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.71%) Intranet
7 2 (1.71%) NAS
7 2 (1.71%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.71%) SAN
7 2 (1.71%) Skype
7 2 (1.71%) SSL
7 2 (1.71%) VLAN
7 2 (1.71%) Wireless
8 1 (0.85%) ATM
8 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.71%) GIS
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MSI
General
1 6 (5.13%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.56%) Banking
3 3 (2.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (35.90%) Analyst
2 20 (17.09%) Desktop Support
3 13 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.84%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (6.84%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (5.98%) Architect
6 7 (5.98%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.98%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.98%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
8 5 (4.27%) Active Directory Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Consultant
8 5 (4.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Support Specialist
9 4 (3.42%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.56%) .NET
2 2 (1.71%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.71%) J2EE
2 2 (1.71%) JSON
2 2 (1.71%) LAMP
2 2 (1.71%) LDAP
2 2 (1.71%) Spring
3 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.85%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.85%) Middleware
3 1 (0.85%) REST
3 1 (0.85%) SAML
3 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.13%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.56%) Clustering
4 3 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.71%) iPad
5 2 (1.71%) iPhone
5 2 (1.71%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.85%) Social Media
6 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (75.21%) Windows
2 31 (26.50%) Windows 7
3 25 (21.37%) Windows Server
4 24 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (18.80%) Windows 10
6 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (9.40%) Linux
9 7 (5.98%) Unix
10 6 (5.13%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.56%) Android
11 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.71%) DC/OS
12 2 (1.71%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.85%) Solaris
13 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.62%) ITIL
2 22 (18.80%) Change Management
3 21 (17.95%) ITIL V3
4 16 (13.68%) Migration
5 13 (11.11%) Service Management
6 10 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (5.98%) ITSM
7 7 (5.98%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.27%) Change Control
8 5 (4.27%) CRM
8 5 (4.27%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 5 (4.27%) TOGAF
9 4 (3.42%) Analytics
9 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (3.42%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.42%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (2.56%) Matrix Organization
10 3 (2.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.24%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.68%) SQL
3 2 (1.71%) Java
3 2 (1.71%) PHP
3 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.85%) C#
4 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (32.48%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 21 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (17.09%) DV Cleared
5 16 (13.68%) MCSA
6 10 (8.55%) MCSE
7 5 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.56%) CCNA
9 3 (2.56%) CCNP
9 3 (2.56%) MCP
10 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.85%) Degree
10 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.85%) MCITP
10 1 (0.85%) MCTS
10 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.85%) PMP
10 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.97%) SLA
2 12 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 15 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.42%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (2.56%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (2.56%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.56%) UAG
5 3 (2.56%) XenApp
6 2 (1.71%) Docker
6 2 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.71%) Xen
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (27.35%) SCCM
2 6 (5.13%) WSUS
3 4 (3.42%) OVSD
4 2 (1.71%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.71%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 60 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (21.37%) Citrix
3 22 (18.80%) VMware
4 18 (15.38%) McAfee
5 17 (14.53%) Cisco
6 16 (13.68%) HP
7 11 (9.40%) Remedy
8 6 (5.13%) NetApp
9 5 (4.27%) Forcepoint
9 5 (4.27%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.42%) Oracle
11 3 (2.56%) Computacenter
11 3 (2.56%) Lumension
11 3 (2.56%) Meraki
11 3 (2.56%) Sage
11 3 (2.56%) Symantec
12 2 (1.71%) Demandware
12 2 (1.71%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.71%) QNAP
12 2 (1.71%) Tableau