Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 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
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 23 25
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 8.73% 4.76% 4.79%
As % of the System Software category 51.06% 38.24% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 12
Slough median daily rate £303 £290 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.31% -19.44% +26.32%
10th Percentile £214 £176 £312
90th Percentile £450 £416 £436
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £400 £348
% change year-on-year -6.25% +15.11% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Slough median hourly rate - £18.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -14.29% -18.79% +23.14%

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 Slough with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 47 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 17.09% 12.45% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 21
Slough median daily rate £325 £363 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -8.23% +31.67%
10th Percentile £228 £212 £306
90th Percentile £525 £466 £523
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £364
% change year-on-year -0.59% +16.84% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Slough median hourly rate - £18.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £30.90
% change year-on-year -27.27% -28.80% +76.57%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

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 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018, 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 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (66.67%) DHCP
4 16 (66.67%) DNS
5 14 (58.33%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (50.00%) Citrix
6 12 (50.00%) XenApp
7 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
7 11 (45.83%) Office 365
8 10 (41.67%) Windows 10
8 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (37.50%) Firewall
9 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
9 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
9 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (33.33%) Windows 8
11 7 (29.17%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (29.17%) LAN
11 7 (29.17%) WAN
11 7 (29.17%) Linux
11 7 (29.17%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (25.00%) XenDesktop
12 6 (25.00%) VLAN
12 6 (25.00%) Apple
12 6 (25.00%) Symantec
12 6 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (25.00%) Forcepoint
13 5 (20.83%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Domino
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) DHCP
1 16 (66.67%) DNS
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (29.17%) LAN
3 7 (29.17%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (8.33%) SAN
6 2 (8.33%) SMTP
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.17%) NAS
7 1 (4.17%) Network Security
7 1 (4.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (12.50%) Back Office
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) French Language
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) iPad
2 3 (12.50%) iPhone
2 3 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
3 1 (4.17%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
5 10 (41.67%) Windows 10
5 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 7 (29.17%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) Apple iOS
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Phone
9 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
10 1 (4.17%) Android
10 1 (4.17%) Mesosphere
10 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) High Availability
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security
4 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Security Operations
4 1 (4.17%) SIEM
4 1 (4.17%) Statistics
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) CCNA
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) CCENT
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) MCSA
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.17%) CCA
4 1 (4.17%) CCAA
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) COBIT
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (50.00%) XenApp
3 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (16.67%) vSphere
6 1 (4.17%) Docker
6 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.17%) PowerCLI
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 12 (50.00%) Citrix
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) Apple
4 6 (25.00%) Forcepoint
4 6 (25.00%) Symantec
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco
5 5 (20.83%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) MobileIron
5 5 (20.83%) Polycom
6 4 (16.67%) Canon
6 4 (16.67%) Veeam
7 3 (12.50%) Dell
8 2 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (8.33%) IBM
8 2 (8.33%) Ivanti
8 2 (8.33%) Kaspersky
9 1 (4.17%) Intel
9 1 (4.17%) McAfee
9 1 (4.17%) Wonderware