Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 17 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 8.43% 7.49% 8.66%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 53.06% 51.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 16
Slough median daily rate £150 £276 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.70% -8.68% +4.31%
10th Percentile £109 £135 £214
90th Percentile £469 £434 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £225 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -41.94% +3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Slough median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +51.32% +5.73% -14.29%

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 44 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 16.86% 14.12% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 31
Slough median daily rate £363 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +23.08% -10.34%
10th Percentile £119 £139 £228
90th Percentile £531 £573 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Slough median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +25.00% -20.00%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020, 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 Slough region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Office 365
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
3 12 (54.55%) Windows 10
3 12 (54.55%) VMware
4 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) Cisco
8 6 (27.27%) Wireless
8 6 (27.27%) Smartphone
8 6 (27.27%) Windows Vista
8 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
8 6 (27.27%) Apple
9 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
10 4 (18.18%) DNS
10 4 (18.18%) DHCP
10 4 (18.18%) Azure
11 3 (13.64%) AWS
11 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (13.64%) SLA
11 3 (13.64%) Firewall
12 2 (9.09%) Statistics
12 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
12 2 (9.09%) Android
12 2 (9.09%) SCCM
12 2 (9.09%) Time Management
12 2 (9.09%) Ethernet

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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) Office 365
2 4 (18.18%) Azure
3 3 (13.64%) AWS
4 2 (9.09%) IaaS
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.55%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Wireless
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) Skype
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (22.73%) Deployment Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) OAuth
1 1 (4.55%) SAML
1 1 (4.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
3 12 (54.55%) Windows 10
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Vista
4 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.09%) Android
6 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Statistics
2 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Architecture Roadmap
3 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.55%) Change Control
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.55%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security Governance
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
3 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco
4 6 (27.27%) Apple
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Okta
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle