The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 6 15 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 97 92 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.28% 9.30% 5.88%
As % of the System Software category 72.93% 76.67% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 20
Average daily rate
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£238 £306 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +30.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £25.00 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Active Directory
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
133 120 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.47% 12.13% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 51 35
Average daily rate £296 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £203 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 15
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £23.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 147 (67.74%) Windows
2 122 (56.22%) Microsoft
3 81 (37.33%) Windows 7
4 70 (32.26%) Security Cleared
5 52 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (22.58%) SQL
6 49 (22.58%) DV Cleared
7 45 (20.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (20.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (20.28%) ITIL
8 44 (20.28%) SharePoint
9 39 (17.97%) Hyper-V
10 38 (17.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 37 (17.05%) DNS
11 37 (17.05%) VMware
11 37 (17.05%) Lync
12 36 (16.59%) SC Cleared
13 35 (16.13%) Clustering
13 35 (16.13%) Citrix
13 35 (16.13%) MS Excel
14 34 (15.67%) SLA
15 31 (14.29%) HP
15 31 (14.29%) MCSE
15 31 (14.29%) SCCM
16 30 (13.82%) MS Exchange
16 30 (13.82%) Configuration Management
17 29 (13.36%) Exchange Server 2013
18 28 (12.90%) DHCP
19 26 (11.98%) CRM
19 26 (11.98%) SharePoint 2013

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (20.28%) SharePoint
2 37 (17.05%) Lync
3 30 (13.82%) MS Exchange
4 29 (13.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (11.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 26 (11.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 25 (11.52%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (5.07%) IIS
9 10 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (4.61%) IBM Notes
10 7 (3.23%) GroupWise
11 4 (1.84%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.38%) Documentum
13 2 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.92%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 35 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.83%) MS Office
3 12 (5.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (11.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 25 (11.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.52%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.69%) Office 365
3 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.05%) DNS
2 28 (12.90%) DHCP
3 13 (5.99%) Firewall
4 10 (4.61%) WAN
5 9 (4.15%) VoIP
5 9 (4.15%) SAN
6 8 (3.69%) LAN
7 6 (2.76%) DMZ
7 6 (2.76%) POP3
7 6 (2.76%) SMTP
7 6 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.76%) VPN
7 6 (2.76%) IMAP
8 5 (2.30%) Internet
9 3 (1.38%) Wireless
10 2 (0.92%) MPLS
10 2 (0.92%) RTP
10 2 (0.92%) PBX
10 2 (0.92%) PSTN
10 2 (0.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.46%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.15%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.38%) MSI
3 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.46%) CruiseControl
General
1 3 (1.38%) Finance
1 3 (1.38%) Retail
2 1 (0.46%) Games
2 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.46%) Automotive
2 1 (0.46%) Banking
2 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (23.96%) Support Engineer
2 37 (17.05%) Architect
3 29 (13.36%) Technical Architect
4 24 (11.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (10.14%) Field Engineer
6 21 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (6.91%) Analyst
8 14 (6.45%) Desktop Support
9 13 (5.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 13 (5.99%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) Rollout Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) Consultant
12 8 (3.69%) IT Support
12 8 (3.69%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.69%) Server Engineer
12 8 (3.69%) Integration Engineer
12 8 (3.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.60%) Application Packaging
2 22 (10.14%) .NET
3 5 (2.30%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.84%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.46%) WSDL
5 1 (0.46%) SOAP
5 1 (0.46%) XML
5 1 (0.46%) XSL
5 1 (0.46%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.13%) Clustering
2 9 (4.15%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.15%) Thin Client
3 5 (2.30%) PKI
4 4 (1.84%) Replication
5 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.38%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.38%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.92%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.92%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.46%) Kindle
7 1 (0.46%) Blog
7 1 (0.46%) iPhone
7 1 (0.46%) Handset
7 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 147 (67.74%) Windows
2 81 (37.33%) Windows 7
3 52 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (20.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (10.60%) Windows XP
6 21 (9.68%) Linux
7 20 (9.22%) UNIX
7 20 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.61%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.46%) Android
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.28%) ITIL
2 38 (17.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (13.82%) Configuration Management
4 26 (11.98%) CRM
5 16 (7.37%) SOA
6 15 (6.91%) Service Management
7 13 (5.99%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (5.07%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (3.69%) Network Management
9 8 (3.69%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.76%) Migration
11 4 (1.84%) Data Modelling
11 4 (1.84%) Data Architecture
12 3 (1.38%) Waterfall
12 3 (1.38%) Problem Management
12 3 (1.38%) Load Balancing
12 3 (1.38%) Time Management
12 3 (1.38%) Project Management
13 2 (0.92%) Service Delivery
13 2 (0.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.58%) SQL
2 22 (10.14%) PowerShell
3 21 (9.68%) VB
4 13 (5.99%) VBScript
5 11 (5.07%) Perl
6 9 (4.15%) Korn
6 9 (4.15%) C
6 9 (4.15%) Bourne shell
7 5 (2.30%) C#
8 4 (1.84%) C++
9 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.46%) Ruby
10 1 (0.46%) Python
10 1 (0.46%) Java
10 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 49 (22.58%) DV Cleared
3 44 (20.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (16.59%) SC Cleared
5 31 (14.29%) MCSE
6 21 (9.68%) MCP
7 16 (7.37%) Degree
8 12 (5.53%) MCITP
8 12 (5.53%) MCTS
9 9 (4.15%) HNC
10 7 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.76%) CCA
12 5 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.84%) CCNA
14 3 (1.38%) RHCSA
15 2 (0.92%) PhD
15 2 (0.92%) CCNP
16 1 (0.46%) CCEE
16 1 (0.46%) CCIA
16 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (15.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (17.97%) Hyper-V
2 24 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.61%) NFS
4 9 (4.15%) XenApp
5 4 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.38%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.92%) vSphere
8 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 31 (14.29%) SCCM
2 16 (7.37%) NetBackup
3 13 (5.99%) SCOM
3 13 (5.99%) Nagios
4 10 (4.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (4.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.84%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.84%) SCSM
6 3 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.46%) MOM
Vendors
1 122 (56.22%) Microsoft
2 37 (17.05%) VMware
3 35 (16.13%) Citrix
4 31 (14.29%) HP
5 19 (8.76%) Symantec
6 14 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 12 (5.53%) Oracle
7 12 (5.53%) EMC
8 11 (5.07%) Remedy
8 11 (5.07%) Lotus
8 11 (5.07%) Isilon
9 9 (4.15%) Borland
10 8 (3.69%) Altiris
11 7 (3.23%) Novell
11 7 (3.23%) Veritas
12 5 (2.30%) Cisco
12 5 (2.30%) NetApp
13 4 (1.84%) CA
14 3 (1.38%) Avaya
15 2 (0.92%) Dell
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