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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 5 17 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 121 89 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.64% 8.36% 6.16%
As % of the System Software category 87.68% 67.42% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 49 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £16.86 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
138 132 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.56% 12.39% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 62 54
Average daily rate £400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -44.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £16.86 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 146 (66.67%) Windows
2 109 (49.77%) Microsoft
3 60 (27.40%) Windows 7
4 54 (24.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (22.37%) Security Cleared
5 49 (22.37%) DNS
6 45 (20.55%) VMware
7 44 (20.09%) Citrix
8 42 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (18.72%) SQL
10 33 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 33 (15.07%) DHCP
11 31 (14.16%) MS Exchange
11 31 (14.16%) HP
11 31 (14.16%) Linux
11 31 (14.16%) MS Excel
11 31 (14.16%) Hyper-V
12 30 (13.70%) Lync
12 30 (13.70%) ITIL
12 30 (13.70%) Windows XP
13 29 (13.24%) SharePoint
13 29 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (13.24%) Clustering
13 29 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
14 28 (12.79%) DV Cleared
15 27 (12.33%) SQL Server
16 26 (11.87%) SLA
16 26 (11.87%) SC Cleared
17 25 (11.42%) SCCM
18 24 (10.96%) IIS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 31 (14.16%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.70%) Lync
3 29 (13.24%) SharePoint
3 29 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (10.96%) IIS
5 23 (10.50%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (10.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (10.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.46%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.46%) WorkSite
Applications
1 31 (14.16%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.94%) MS Office
3 6 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (10.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (10.05%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.05%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (4.57%) Office 365
3 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (22.37%) DNS
2 33 (15.07%) DHCP
3 24 (10.96%) Internet
4 19 (8.68%) VPN
5 18 (8.22%) TCP/IP
5 18 (8.22%) WAN
5 18 (8.22%) LAN
6 14 (6.39%) Firewall
7 11 (5.02%) LDAP
7 11 (5.02%) DMZ
8 9 (4.11%) Wireless
9 8 (3.65%) IPsec
9 8 (3.65%) MPLS
9 8 (3.65%) WLAN
10 6 (2.74%) VoIP
11 5 (2.28%) SAN
12 4 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.91%) IMAP
13 2 (0.91%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.91%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) IDOL
2 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.46%) MSI
2 1 (0.46%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.46%) PVCS
2 1 (0.46%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (2.28%) Finance
2 1 (0.46%) Law
2 1 (0.46%) Publishing
2 1 (0.46%) Banking
2 1 (0.46%) Retail
2 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (17.81%) Support Engineer
2 33 (15.07%) Architect
3 27 (12.33%) Technical Architect
4 19 (8.68%) Field Engineer
5 18 (8.22%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (7.31%) Analyst
8 12 (5.48%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (4.57%) Desktop Support
10 9 (4.11%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (4.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) SCCM Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 8 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Team Leader
11 8 (3.65%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.20%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.50%) .NET
2 21 (9.59%) Application Packaging
3 9 (4.11%) DCOM
4 8 (3.65%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.37%) XML
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (0.91%) JNDI
7 1 (0.46%) MAPI
7 1 (0.46%) Web Services
7 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.46%) HTML
7 1 (0.46%) jQuery
7 1 (0.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.24%) Clustering
2 12 (5.48%) PKI
3 11 (5.02%) Thin Client
3 11 (5.02%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.65%) Replication
5 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.91%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.91%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.91%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.46%) Blog
8 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.46%) Handset
8 1 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 146 (66.67%) Windows
2 60 (27.40%) Windows 7
3 54 (24.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (14.16%) Linux
6 30 (13.70%) Windows XP
7 22 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (8.68%) UNIX
9 12 (5.48%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.83%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.91%) AIX
13 1 (0.46%) Solaris
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
2 30 (13.70%) ITIL
3 24 (10.96%) CRM
4 14 (6.39%) SOA
5 13 (5.94%) Configuration Management
6 12 (5.48%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (5.02%) Load Balancing
7 11 (5.02%) Service Management
8 10 (4.57%) Network Architecture
9 8 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.20%) Migration
10 7 (3.20%) Network Design
11 6 (2.74%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.74%) Customer Engagement
12 4 (1.83%) Test Scripting
12 4 (1.83%) Project Management
13 3 (1.37%) Workflow
13 3 (1.37%) Service Delivery
13 3 (1.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.72%) SQL
2 21 (9.59%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.02%) VBScript
3 11 (5.02%) VB
4 10 (4.57%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.57%) Perl
5 9 (4.11%) Korn
5 9 (4.11%) Bourne shell
5 9 (4.11%) C
6 7 (3.20%) C#
7 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.46%) Ruby
8 1 (0.46%) Python
8 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (12.79%) DV Cleared
4 26 (11.87%) SC Cleared
5 20 (9.13%) MCSE
6 12 (5.48%) Degree
7 11 (5.02%) MCP
7 11 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (4.11%) CCNP
9 8 (3.65%) HNC
9 8 (3.65%) MCITP
10 7 (3.20%) CCA
10 7 (3.20%) MCTS
11 3 (1.37%) CCNA
12 2 (0.91%) ISEB
12 2 (0.91%) PhD
12 2 (0.91%) CCEE
12 2 (0.91%) CCIA
13 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.87%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (14.16%) Hyper-V
2 18 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.31%) XenApp
4 10 (4.57%) NFS
5 7 (3.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.20%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.20%) vSphere
6 4 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.91%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (11.42%) SCCM
2 16 (7.31%) NetBackup
3 12 (5.48%) Nagios
4 10 (4.57%) WSUS
4 10 (4.57%) SCOM
5 9 (4.11%) WMI
6 6 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.46%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.46%) Netcool
9 1 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 109 (49.77%) Microsoft
2 45 (20.55%) VMware
3 44 (20.09%) Citrix
4 31 (14.16%) HP
5 15 (6.85%) Red Hat
6 14 (6.39%) Symantec
7 11 (5.02%) EMC
8 10 (4.57%) Isilon
9 9 (4.11%) Altiris
10 8 (3.65%) Remedy
10 8 (3.65%) Veritas
11 7 (3.20%) NetApp
12 6 (2.74%) Cisco
13 4 (1.83%) AppSense
13 4 (1.83%) CA
14 3 (1.37%) Unica
14 3 (1.37%) Oracle
14 3 (1.37%) TIBCO
15 2 (0.91%) NetIQ
15 2 (0.91%) Dell
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