The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 28 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 22 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 59 46 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 8.01% 6.85% 8.39%
As % of the System Software category 52.21% 58.97% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 36
Median daily rate £375 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £266 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £538 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £324 £300
% change year-on-year -7.44% +8.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 12
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 £14.67 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.31% +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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 113 78 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 15.33% 11.61% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 80 104
Median daily rate £400 £428 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £359 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 18
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -61.60%  
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 Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Milton Keynes

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 105 (87.50%) Windows
2 66 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 64 (53.33%) SC Cleared
4 50 (41.67%) VMware
5 43 (35.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (32.50%) Microsoft
7 36 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (29.17%) ITIL
9 34 (28.33%) Citrix
9 34 (28.33%) Windows Server
10 33 (27.50%) Hyper-V
11 32 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (21.67%) Linux
14 25 (20.83%) SQL
14 25 (20.83%) Windows 10
15 24 (20.00%) Change Management
15 24 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
15 24 (20.00%) Windows Vista
16 23 (19.17%) Office 365
16 23 (19.17%) Virtual Environments
17 22 (18.33%) SharePoint
17 22 (18.33%) SCCM
18 21 (17.50%) HP
18 21 (17.50%) Migration
19 20 (16.67%) Unix
20 18 (15.00%) MS Exchange
20 18 (15.00%) PowerShell
21 17 (14.17%) Service Management

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 22 (18.33%) SharePoint
2 18 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 16 (13.33%) IIS
4 10 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (6.67%) Skype for Business
6 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (4.17%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.33%) Apache
9 3 (2.50%) Confluence
9 3 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (2.50%) LiveCycle
9 3 (2.50%) SAS
10 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.50%) Staffware
3 2 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.17%) Office 365
2 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.67%) DNS
2 12 (10.00%) Firewall
3 10 (8.33%) SAN
4 8 (6.67%) DHCP
4 8 (6.67%) WAN
5 7 (5.83%) BIG-IP
5 7 (5.83%) LAN
5 7 (5.83%) LDAP
6 5 (4.17%) Unified Communications
7 4 (3.33%) NAS
8 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.67%) ATM
9 2 (1.67%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.67%) VPN
10 1 (0.83%) ADSL
10 1 (0.83%) BGP
10 1 (0.83%) IPv4
10 1 (0.83%) MPLS
10 1 (0.83%) OSPF
10 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.17%) DB2
6 3 (2.50%) Big Data
6 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.83%) MySQL
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.50%) JIRA
1 3 (2.50%) SonarQube
1 3 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.83%) MSI
2 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.83%) XMLSpy
General
1 9 (7.50%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.33%) Electronics
3 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.33%) Marketing
4 3 (2.50%) Banking
5 2 (1.67%) German Language
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (29.17%) Analyst
2 25 (20.83%) Architect
3 23 (19.17%) Technical Architect
4 13 (10.83%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 12 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Wintel Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
9 4 (3.33%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Messaging Specialist
9 4 (3.33%) Office 365 Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.50%) .NET
1 3 (2.50%) XML
2 2 (1.67%) HTML
2 2 (1.67%) HTML5
2 2 (1.67%) Laravel
2 2 (1.67%) Node.js
2 2 (1.67%) SOAP
2 2 (1.67%) YAML
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.83%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.17%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.83%) Clustering
4 5 (4.17%) Replication
5 3 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.50%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.67%) CMDB
6 2 (1.67%) Handset
6 2 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.83%) PKI
7 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (87.50%) Windows
2 36 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (28.33%) Windows Server
4 32 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (21.67%) Linux
7 25 (20.83%) Windows 10
8 24 (20.00%) Windows Vista
9 20 (16.67%) Unix
10 11 (9.17%) Windows 7
11 9 (7.50%) Solaris
12 5 (4.17%) AIX
12 5 (4.17%) Windows 8
12 5 (4.17%) zOS
13 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (2.50%) CentOS
15 2 (1.67%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.83%) Debian
16 1 (0.83%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.17%) ITIL
2 24 (20.00%) Change Management
3 23 (19.17%) Virtual Environments
4 21 (17.50%) Migration
5 17 (14.17%) Service Management
6 15 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 12 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (10.00%) ITSM
8 10 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 9 (7.50%) Project Management
9 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.83%) DevOps
10 7 (5.83%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 6 (5.00%) Problem Management
11 6 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (5.00%) Software Deployment
12 5 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (4.17%) Personalization
12 5 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.83%) SQL
2 18 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.00%) VB
4 5 (4.17%) VBScript
5 2 (1.67%) C#
5 2 (1.67%) Java
5 2 (1.67%) PHP
5 2 (1.67%) Python
5 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 26 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 15 (12.50%) MCP
6 14 (11.67%) MCSE
7 9 (7.50%) MCSA
8 8 (6.67%) CCNA
8 8 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (5.00%) CCNP
10 4 (3.33%) MCDBA
11 3 (2.50%) APMG
11 3 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.50%) Degree
11 3 (2.50%) MCITP
12 1 (0.83%) GSAE
12 1 (0.83%) ISEB
12 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (35.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (27.50%) Hyper-V
3 12 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (5.00%) UAG
5 5 (4.17%) ISA Server
5 5 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.17%) XenApp
6 4 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.50%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.67%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.67%) vSphere
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (18.33%) SCCM
2 9 (7.50%) SCOM
3 8 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (4.17%) OVSD
5 5 (4.17%) WSUS
6 4 (3.33%) BladeLogic
7 3 (2.50%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.67%) Ansible
8 2 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.67%) OpenView
8 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.83%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (41.67%) VMware
2 39 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 34 (28.33%) Citrix
4 21 (17.50%) HP
5 12 (10.00%) Remedy
6 10 (8.33%) Oracle
6 10 (8.33%) SAP
7 9 (7.50%) Cisco
8 7 (5.83%) F5
8 7 (5.83%) Forcepoint
9 6 (5.00%) ServiceNow
10 5 (4.17%) NetApp
10 5 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.17%) Sun
11 4 (3.33%) StorageTek
12 3 (2.50%) Adobe
12 3 (2.50%) Computacenter
12 3 (2.50%) ILOG
13 2 (1.67%) McAfee
13 2 (1.67%) Wyse
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