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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 69 88 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.29% 9.94% 6.70%
As % of the System Software category 60.00% 73.95% 63.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 46 22
Average daily rate
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£388 £310 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +53.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £241 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 14
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -37.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
115 119 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.16% 13.45% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 59 37
Average daily rate £417 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 14
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -37.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%

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 August 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 4 August 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 133 (83.65%) Windows
2 94 (59.12%) Windows 7
3 88 (55.35%) Microsoft
4 63 (39.62%) Security Cleared
5 58 (36.48%) DV Cleared
6 35 (22.01%) MS Excel
7 34 (21.38%) MS Office
8 33 (20.75%) ITIL
9 29 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (17.61%) MS Exchange
11 26 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (14.47%) MCSE
12 23 (14.47%) SCCM
12 23 (14.47%) VMware
13 21 (13.21%) SC Cleared
14 20 (12.58%) MCP
14 20 (12.58%) SLA
15 19 (11.95%) DNS
15 19 (11.95%) Configuration Management
16 18 (11.32%) HP
17 16 (10.06%) Linux
17 16 (10.06%) Symantec
18 15 (9.43%) Citrix
18 15 (9.43%) MS Visio
18 15 (9.43%) Office 365
19 14 (8.81%) SharePoint
20 13 (8.18%) DHCP
20 13 (8.18%) Lync
21 12 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
22 11 (6.92%) Windows XP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 28 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.81%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.18%) Lync
4 10 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.14%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (3.14%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.52%) IIS
7 2 (1.26%) GroupWise
7 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 35 (22.01%) MS Excel
2 34 (21.38%) MS Office
3 15 (9.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.43%) Office 365
2 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.14%) Yammer
4 2 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.95%) DNS
2 13 (8.18%) DHCP
3 7 (4.40%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.77%) WAN
5 5 (3.14%) LAN
6 4 (2.52%) Firewall
6 4 (2.52%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.89%) SMTP
7 3 (1.89%) SAN
7 3 (1.89%) Internet
7 3 (1.89%) PBX
7 3 (1.89%) LDAP
7 3 (1.89%) VoIP
8 2 (1.26%) POP3
8 2 (1.26%) IMAP
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.63%) PSTN
9 1 (0.63%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.63%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (5.66%) Finance
2 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.26%) Banking
3 2 (1.26%) Law
4 1 (0.63%) Publishing
4 1 (0.63%) Military
4 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (24.53%) Support Engineer
2 23 (14.47%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (13.21%) Rollout Engineer
4 20 (12.58%) Analyst
5 18 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (7.55%) Desktop Support
7 11 (6.92%) Architect
8 10 (6.29%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (5.66%) Service Analyst
9 9 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Desktop Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.77%) Support Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
12 5 (3.14%) Field Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) Team Leader
12 5 (3.14%) Help Desk Engineer
13 4 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 4 (2.52%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.89%) SAML
2 2 (1.26%) Web Services
2 2 (1.26%) .NET
2 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.63%) COM
3 1 (0.63%) SOAP
3 1 (0.63%) XML
3 1 (0.63%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.89%) Replication
2 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.26%) Clustering
3 2 (1.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.63%) CESG
4 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.63%) PKI
4 1 (0.63%) Social Media
4 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 133 (83.65%) Windows
2 94 (59.12%) Windows 7
3 26 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (10.06%) Linux
5 12 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.92%) Windows 8
6 11 (6.92%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.26%) UNIX
9 1 (0.63%) VMS
9 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.75%) ITIL
2 19 (11.95%) Configuration Management
3 9 (5.66%) Migration
4 6 (3.77%) Service Management
5 5 (3.14%) Project Management
5 5 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.14%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (3.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (2.52%) Validation
6 4 (2.52%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.89%) Supplier Management
7 3 (1.89%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (1.89%) Mentoring
7 3 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (1.89%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (1.26%) Software Distribution
8 2 (1.26%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.26%) Security Management
9 1 (0.63%) Contact Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.29%) SQL
2 4 (2.52%) C
2 4 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.63%) VBScript
3 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (39.62%) Security Cleared
2 58 (36.48%) DV Cleared
3 29 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (14.47%) MCSE
5 21 (13.21%) SC Cleared
6 20 (12.58%) MCP
7 8 (5.03%) Degree
8 6 (3.77%) MCITP
9 5 (3.14%) MCTS
10 3 (1.89%) MCSD
10 3 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.26%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.63%) PMP
12 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.63%) CCNA
12 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.58%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.66%) Hyper-V
2 8 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.26%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.26%) XenApp
6 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (14.47%) SCCM
2 8 (5.03%) SCOM
3 2 (1.26%) Puppet
3 2 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.63%) MOM
4 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 88 (55.35%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.47%) VMware
3 18 (11.32%) HP
4 16 (10.06%) Symantec
5 15 (9.43%) Citrix
6 7 (4.40%) AppSense
7 6 (3.77%) Cisco
8 5 (3.14%) Lotus
9 4 (2.52%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.89%) Remedy
10 3 (1.89%) Avaya
11 2 (1.26%) Novell
11 2 (1.26%) Dell
11 2 (1.26%) Sophos
12 1 (0.63%) Oracle
12 1 (0.63%) Borland
12 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
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