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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 91 90 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.37% 8.66% 8.48%
As % of the System Software category 64.08% 75.00% 65.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 28
Average daily rate
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£230 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £167 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 26
Average hourly rate £18.55 £14.92 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.32% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.00 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.58 £16.00 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
142 120 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.62% 11.55% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 51 47
Average daily rate £363 £365 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +26.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 29
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% -37.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.58 £16.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 4 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 150 (79.79%) Windows
2 115 (61.17%) Microsoft
3 88 (46.81%) Windows 7
4 78 (41.49%) Security Cleared
5 61 (32.45%) DV Cleared
6 44 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (23.40%) ITIL
6 44 (23.40%) MS Excel
7 43 (22.87%) SCCM
8 39 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (20.21%) MS Office
10 36 (19.15%) SC Cleared
11 35 (18.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (17.55%) Configuration Management
12 33 (17.55%) MS Exchange
13 32 (17.02%) VMware
14 28 (14.89%) SQL
14 28 (14.89%) MCSE
15 26 (13.83%) MCP
15 26 (13.83%) DNS
16 25 (13.30%) Hyper-V
17 23 (12.23%) SharePoint
18 22 (11.70%) SLA
18 22 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (10.64%) Linux
20 19 (10.11%) SCOM
21 18 (9.57%) Degree
22 17 (9.04%) PowerShell
22 17 (9.04%) HP
22 17 (9.04%) Service Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 33 (17.55%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.23%) SharePoint
3 15 (7.98%) SharePoint Server
3 15 (7.98%) Lync
4 13 (6.91%) IBM Notes
5 10 (5.32%) IIS
6 9 (4.79%) Office Communications Server
7 8 (4.26%) GroupWise
7 8 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.60%) Documentum
10 2 (1.06%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 44 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 38 (20.21%) MS Office
3 13 (6.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.85%) Office 365
2 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.83%) DNS
2 14 (7.45%) DHCP
3 9 (4.79%) SAN
4 8 (4.26%) Firewall
4 8 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.72%) IMAP
5 7 (3.72%) VoIP
5 7 (3.72%) POP3
5 7 (3.72%) SMTP
6 6 (3.19%) WAN
6 6 (3.19%) LAN
7 5 (2.66%) PBX
8 4 (2.13%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.60%) Internet
9 3 (1.60%) PSTN
10 2 (1.06%) VPN
10 2 (1.06%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.06%) RTP
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco ICM
11 1 (0.53%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.32%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.60%) MSI
3 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.53%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (3.19%) Finance
2 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.06%) Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Automotive
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
5 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 26 (13.83%) Analyst
3 23 (12.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 16 (8.51%) Field Engineer
5 16 (8.51%) Rollout Engineer
6 14 (7.45%) Desktop Support
6 14 (7.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (6.38%) Service Analyst
7 12 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.32%) Consultant
9 10 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.79%) Integration Engineer
10 9 (4.79%) Architect
10 9 (4.79%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) Server Engineer
12 6 (3.19%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.79%) .NET
2 6 (3.19%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.66%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.06%) WSDL
4 2 (1.06%) SOAP
4 2 (1.06%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.53%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.53%) SAML
5 1 (0.53%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.32%) Clustering
2 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.66%) PKI
4 4 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.60%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.60%) Replication
5 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.60%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.06%) iPhone
7 1 (0.53%) Kindle
7 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 150 (79.79%) Windows
2 88 (46.81%) Windows 7
3 39 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (18.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (10.64%) Linux
6 16 (8.51%) Windows XP
7 12 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.85%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.72%) UNIX
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.53%) Android
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.40%) ITIL
2 33 (17.55%) Configuration Management
3 17 (9.04%) Service Management
4 15 (7.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (7.45%) Customer Engagement
6 11 (5.85%) Migration
7 8 (4.26%) Network Management
8 6 (3.19%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (2.66%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.66%) Project Management
10 4 (2.13%) Waterfall
10 4 (2.13%) Validation
10 4 (2.13%) Problem Management
11 3 (1.60%) Performance Engineering
11 3 (1.60%) Mentoring
11 3 (1.60%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (1.60%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (1.60%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.89%) SQL
2 17 (9.04%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.38%) VBScript
3 12 (6.38%) VB
4 4 (2.13%) C
4 4 (2.13%) C#
5 3 (1.60%) C++
5 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 78 (41.49%) Security Cleared
2 61 (32.45%) DV Cleared
3 44 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (19.15%) SC Cleared
5 28 (14.89%) MCSE
6 26 (13.83%) MCP
7 18 (9.57%) Degree
8 16 (8.51%) MCITP
9 15 (7.98%) MCTS
10 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.60%) MCSD
11 2 (1.06%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.53%) PMP
12 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.53%) ISEB
12 1 (0.53%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (13.30%) Hyper-V
2 22 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.13%) Terminal Services
3 4 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.06%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) vSphere
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (22.87%) SCCM
2 19 (10.11%) SCOM
3 12 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (5.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.60%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.60%) SCSM
6 2 (1.06%) MOM
6 2 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.53%) Puppet
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 115 (61.17%) Microsoft
2 32 (17.02%) VMware
3 17 (9.04%) HP
4 14 (7.45%) Symantec
4 14 (7.45%) Lotus
5 12 (6.38%) Oracle
5 12 (6.38%) Citrix
6 10 (5.32%) Borland
6 10 (5.32%) Cisco
7 8 (4.26%) Novell
8 6 (3.19%) Remedy
9 5 (2.66%) Avaya
10 4 (2.13%) CA
11 3 (1.60%) AppSense
11 3 (1.60%) EMC
12 2 (1.06%) Nortel
13 1 (0.53%) LANDesk
13 1 (0.53%) WatchGuard
13 1 (0.53%) Meridio
13 1 (0.53%) Google
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