The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 25 April 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
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 21 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 6 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.41% 3.00% 7.62%
As % of the System Software category 46.15% 35.29% 57.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 13
Median daily rate £295 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £230 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £310 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £319 £300
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 Slough with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13 17 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 9.56% 8.50% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 27
Median daily rate £350 £359 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -10.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £273 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £347
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.11% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Slough

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Slough over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Slough

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Slough

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Slough region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) WSUS
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) BMC
5 1 (11.11%) CA

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) SoftLayer
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Cloud Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Support
2 1 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
1 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) vCloud
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
2 1 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) BMC
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Nimsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy