The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 84 72 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.82% 9.33% 8.07%
As % of the System Software category 75.68% 73.47% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 26 47
Average daily rate £300 £235 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -32.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £165 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 14
Average hourly rate £15.42 £18.50 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.64% +20.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £16.60 £14.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £29.80 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
111 98 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.34% 12.69% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 68
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.75 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.50% +35.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £17.50 £14.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
Berkshire

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 18 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 149 (82.78%) Windows
2 93 (51.67%) Microsoft
3 65 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (31.11%) MS Exchange
5 46 (25.56%) VMware
6 42 (23.33%) MS Excel
7 38 (21.11%) DNS
8 37 (20.56%) SQL
8 37 (20.56%) Windows 7
9 36 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (19.44%) SQL Server
11 34 (18.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 28 (15.56%) Security Cleared
14 27 (15.00%) ITIL
15 26 (14.44%) TCP/IP
15 26 (14.44%) Citrix
15 26 (14.44%) Internet
15 26 (14.44%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (14.44%) Lync
16 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (13.89%) PowerShell
16 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
16 25 (13.89%) IIS
17 24 (13.33%) VPN
17 24 (13.33%) Windows XP
18 23 (12.78%) Office 365
19 22 (12.22%) LAN
19 22 (12.22%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 56 (31.11%) MS Exchange
2 29 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (14.44%) Lync
4 25 (13.89%) IIS
5 18 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 11 (6.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (3.89%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (3.33%) IBM Notes
9 6 (3.33%) Live Communications Server
10 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.22%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 22 (12.22%) MS Office
3 2 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.78%) Office 365
2 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.22%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.67%) IaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.11%) DNS
2 26 (14.44%) TCP/IP
2 26 (14.44%) Internet
3 24 (13.33%) VPN
4 22 (12.22%) LAN
4 22 (12.22%) WAN
4 22 (12.22%) Firewall
5 18 (10.00%) DHCP
6 12 (6.67%) SAN
7 10 (5.56%) VoIP
8 9 (5.00%) LDAP
9 6 (3.33%) RTP
9 6 (3.33%) PBX
9 6 (3.33%) PSTN
10 4 (2.22%) NAS
10 4 (2.22%) PABX
10 4 (2.22%) Intranet
10 4 (2.22%) HTTP
11 3 (1.67%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) MySQL
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.56%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.22%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.22%) Maven
2 4 (2.22%) JIRA
3 2 (1.11%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.11%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.11%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.56%) Hudson
General
1 6 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.67%) Finance
2 3 (1.67%) Publishing
3 2 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) Games
4 1 (0.56%) Back Office
4 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 32 (17.78%) Consultant
3 14 (7.78%) Analyst
4 13 (7.22%) Architect
5 12 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.11%) Active Directory Consultant
7 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 9 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Deployment Specialist
10 7 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (3.89%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.89%) Server Support
11 6 (3.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.00%) .NET
2 9 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.78%) HTML
4 4 (2.22%) SAML
4 4 (2.22%) J2EE
5 2 (1.11%) DCOM
6 1 (0.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.56%) XSL
6 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.89%) PKI
2 14 (7.78%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.56%) Clustering
4 8 (4.44%) Replication
5 6 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.33%) Firmware
6 5 (2.78%) Blog
6 5 (2.78%) Statistics
6 5 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.78%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.22%) Kindle
7 4 (2.22%) EPoS
7 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.67%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 149 (82.78%) Windows
2 65 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (20.56%) Windows 7
4 36 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 17 (9.44%) Linux
8 14 (7.78%) UNIX
9 8 (4.44%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.78%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.11%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.56%) VMS
13 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.00%) ITIL
2 26 (14.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (7.78%) Migration
4 10 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 7 (3.89%) High Availability
6 6 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (3.33%) Service Management
6 6 (3.33%) Validation
6 6 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (2.78%) Workflow
7 5 (2.78%) E-Commerce
7 5 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 5 (2.78%) Test Scripting
7 5 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (2.78%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.22%) Analytics
8 4 (2.22%) Identity Management
8 4 (2.22%) Document Management
8 4 (2.22%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.56%) SQL
2 25 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.33%) Perl
4 5 (2.78%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.78%) VBScript
5 4 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.67%) VB
7 2 (1.11%) C
7 2 (1.11%) C#
8 1 (0.56%) C++
8 1 (0.56%) Java
8 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.56%) Python
8 1 (0.56%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 34 (18.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (15.56%) Security Cleared
3 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 17 (9.44%) MCSE
5 16 (8.89%) Degree
6 10 (5.56%) MCTS
7 8 (4.44%) MCITP
8 6 (3.33%) CCA
8 6 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.33%) CCNA
9 5 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.78%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.22%) MCP
11 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.67%) MCSD
11 3 (1.67%) MCSA
11 3 (1.67%) RHCE
12 2 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.89%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (9.44%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.11%) XenApp
4 4 (2.22%) vSphere
4 4 (2.22%) Shibboleth
4 4 (2.22%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.22%) NLBS
5 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.67%) KVM
5 3 (1.67%) XenServer
5 3 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.11%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.11%) VMFS
6 2 (1.11%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.56%) Xen
7 1 (0.56%) Nmap
7 1 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (9.44%) SCCM
2 9 (5.00%) SCOM
3 7 (3.89%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (3.33%) Windows Intune
5 4 (2.22%) ARCserve
5 4 (2.22%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.11%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.11%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.11%) WMI
6 2 (1.11%) WSUS
7 1 (0.56%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.56%) SCSM
7 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.56%) Puppet
7 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 93 (51.67%) Microsoft
2 46 (25.56%) VMware
3 26 (14.44%) Citrix
4 22 (12.22%) Cisco
5 12 (6.67%) Lotus
6 11 (6.11%) Remedy
7 7 (3.89%) HP
8 6 (3.33%) Avaya
8 6 (3.33%) Veritas
8 6 (3.33%) Nortel
8 6 (3.33%) Oracle
9 5 (2.78%) Google
9 5 (2.78%) Altiris
9 5 (2.78%) Apple
9 5 (2.78%) NetApp
9 5 (2.78%) Twitter
10 4 (2.22%) CA
10 4 (2.22%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.22%) JBoss
10 4 (2.22%) Sybase
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