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 29 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 61 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 8.20% 7.03% 5.64%
As % of the System Software category 54.46% 65.43% 61.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 11
Median daily rate £358 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £308 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £503 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.46% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 5
Median hourly rate £16.75 £17.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.59% +8.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £10.96 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £30.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +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 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 112 81 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 15.05% 10.74% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 43 27
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 5
Median hourly rate £16.75 £17.38 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.59% +7.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £10.96 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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 29 March 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 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 104 (81.25%) Windows
2 71 (55.47%) Security Cleared
3 67 (52.34%) SC Cleared
4 43 (33.59%) Microsoft
5 33 (25.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (25.78%) Windows Server
6 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (24.22%) Hyper-V
7 31 (24.22%) ITIL
8 27 (21.09%) VMware
8 27 (21.09%) Windows 10
9 24 (18.75%) Citrix
10 23 (17.97%) Linux
11 21 (16.41%) Migration
11 21 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (14.84%) MS Office
13 19 (14.84%) Windows Vista
14 17 (13.28%) SCCM
14 17 (13.28%) Change Management
14 17 (13.28%) Unix
15 16 (12.50%) MS Excel
15 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (11.72%) SQL
16 15 (11.72%) SharePoint
17 14 (10.94%) Oracle
17 14 (10.94%) Remedy
18 13 (10.16%) MCSA
18 13 (10.16%) DV Cleared
18 13 (10.16%) SailPoint

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 15 (11.72%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.59%) IIS
3 8 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.47%) Drupal
4 7 (5.47%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.91%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.34%) Confluence
7 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.34%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.34%) LiveCycle
7 3 (2.34%) SAS
8 2 (1.56%) Apache
8 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (14.84%) MS Office
2 16 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Staffware
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Office 365
2 3 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) Unified Communications
2 11 (8.59%) DNS
3 10 (7.81%) Firewall
4 9 (7.03%) DHCP
4 9 (7.03%) WAN
5 8 (6.25%) LAN
5 8 (6.25%) SAN
6 7 (5.47%) IPsec
7 6 (4.69%) Wireless
8 4 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.13%) Skype
8 4 (3.13%) VPN
9 3 (2.34%) BIG-IP
9 3 (2.34%) LDAP
9 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.56%) ADSL
10 2 (1.56%) FTP
10 2 (1.56%) SMTP
10 2 (1.56%) VoIP
10 2 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) DB2
3 4 (3.13%) Big Data
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) MySQL
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.34%) JIRA
1 3 (2.34%) SonarQube
1 3 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.78%) MSI
General
1 5 (3.91%) Finance
2 2 (1.56%) German Language
2 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.78%) Back Office
3 1 (0.78%) Electronics
3 1 (0.78%) Finnish Language
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.78%) Marketing
3 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.78%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Russian Language
3 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Analyst
2 14 (10.94%) Architect
3 11 (8.59%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (7.03%) Wintel Analyst
5 8 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 8 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (3.91%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (3.13%) Active Directory Analyst
7 4 (3.13%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.13%) Security Advisor
7 4 (3.13%) Support Specialist
8 3 (2.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (2.34%) Consultant
8 3 (2.34%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (2.34%) Process Analyst
8 3 (2.34%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.16%) SailPoint
2 9 (7.03%) SAML
3 2 (1.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.47%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.47%) Replication
3 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.69%) CESG
4 4 (3.13%) Clustering
4 4 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.56%) CMDB
6 2 (1.56%) Handset
6 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.78%) BYOD
7 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 104 (81.25%) Windows
2 33 (25.78%) Windows Server
2 33 (25.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (21.09%) Windows 10
5 23 (17.97%) Linux
6 19 (14.84%) Windows Vista
7 17 (13.28%) Unix
8 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (7.81%) Windows 7
9 10 (7.81%) Windows 8
10 9 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.13%) Windows XP
11 4 (3.13%) zOS
12 3 (2.34%) Solaris
12 3 (2.34%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.56%) AIX
14 1 (0.78%) HPUX
14 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.22%) ITIL
2 21 (16.41%) Migration
3 17 (13.28%) Change Management
4 13 (10.16%) Virtual Environments
5 12 (9.38%) Service Management
6 10 (7.81%) ITIL V3
6 10 (7.81%) Patch Management
7 9 (7.03%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.25%) ITSM
9 7 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (5.47%) Time Management
10 6 (4.69%) Cryptography
10 6 (4.69%) Disk Encryption
10 6 (4.69%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.69%) Server Building
10 6 (4.69%) Software Deployment
10 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.91%) Project Management
11 5 (3.91%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.72%) SQL
2 11 (8.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.25%) VB
4 6 (4.69%) VBScript
5 1 (0.78%) C
5 1 (0.78%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 71 (55.47%) Security Cleared
2 67 (52.34%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (10.16%) DV Cleared
4 13 (10.16%) MCSA
5 10 (7.81%) CCNP
5 10 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.25%) MCP
6 8 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (5.47%) CISSP
8 6 (4.69%) CCNA
8 6 (4.69%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (3.13%) CCIE
9 4 (3.13%) MCDBA
10 3 (2.34%) APMG
10 3 (2.34%) Degree
10 3 (2.34%) MCSE
11 2 (1.56%) CEH
12 1 (0.78%) CISM
12 1 (0.78%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) SLA
2 5 (3.91%) RMADS
3 4 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 31 (24.22%) Hyper-V
2 21 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (4.69%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (4.69%) ISA Server
4 6 (4.69%) UAG
5 5 (3.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.91%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (3.91%) XenApp
6 2 (1.56%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.56%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (13.28%) SCCM
2 8 (6.25%) WSUS
3 4 (3.13%) AppDNA
3 4 (3.13%) BladeLogic
3 4 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.34%) OVSD
4 3 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.78%) Nessus
6 1 (0.78%) SCOM
6 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 43 (33.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.09%) VMware
3 24 (18.75%) Citrix
4 14 (10.94%) Oracle
4 14 (10.94%) Remedy
5 12 (9.38%) Cisco
5 12 (9.38%) Symantec
6 11 (8.59%) HP
7 9 (7.03%) Forcepoint
8 8 (6.25%) SAP
9 6 (4.69%) Intel Security
10 5 (3.91%) Lumension
11 3 (2.34%) Adobe
11 3 (2.34%) Computacenter
11 3 (2.34%) F5
11 3 (2.34%) ILOG
11 3 (2.34%) NetApp
11 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.56%) EMC
12 2 (1.56%) IBM
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