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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 97 55 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.10% 5.48% 7.34%
As % of the System Software category 77.60% 63.95% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 22 35
Average daily rate
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£300 £270 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.72% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
125 86 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.30% 8.57% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 34 63
Average daily rate £318 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.01% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 29 August 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 138 (73.80%) Windows
2 85 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 59 (31.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (26.74%) VMware
5 47 (25.13%) DNS
6 43 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (22.46%) MS Exchange
8 40 (21.39%) SQL Server
9 39 (20.86%) Windows 7
10 38 (20.32%) Security Cleared
11 34 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (17.11%) Citrix
12 32 (17.11%) SQL
13 30 (16.04%) Windows XP
14 29 (15.51%) MS Excel
15 27 (14.44%) DHCP
15 27 (14.44%) VPN
15 27 (14.44%) IIS
16 26 (13.90%) Linux
16 26 (13.90%) Internet
16 26 (13.90%) SC Cleared
17 25 (13.37%) SCCM
17 25 (13.37%) LAN
18 24 (12.83%) ITIL
18 24 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (12.30%) PowerShell
19 23 (12.30%) WAN
19 23 (12.30%) Firewall
20 21 (11.23%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 42 (22.46%) MS Exchange
2 27 (14.44%) IIS
3 20 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.74%) Lync
7 5 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.14%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.60%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.53%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.53%) GroupWise
Applications
1 29 (15.51%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.02%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.21%) Office 365
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (25.13%) DNS
2 27 (14.44%) DHCP
2 27 (14.44%) VPN
3 26 (13.90%) Internet
4 25 (13.37%) LAN
5 23 (12.30%) WAN
5 23 (12.30%) Firewall
6 20 (10.70%) TCP/IP
7 12 (6.42%) LDAP
8 9 (4.81%) DMZ
8 9 (4.81%) MPLS
8 9 (4.81%) WLAN
8 9 (4.81%) Wireless
8 9 (4.81%) IPsec
9 7 (3.74%) VoIP
10 6 (3.21%) SAN
11 4 (2.14%) Intranet
11 4 (2.14%) HTTP
12 3 (1.60%) PABX
12 3 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (21.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.14%) MySQL
2 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.53%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.07%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.53%) PVCS
2 1 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.53%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.53%) MSI
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (2.67%) Finance
2 4 (2.14%) Publishing
3 1 (0.53%) Retail
3 1 (0.53%) Games
3 1 (0.53%) Law
3 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (14.97%) Support Engineer
2 18 (9.63%) Analyst
3 14 (7.49%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (7.49%) Consultant
4 13 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 11 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (4.81%) SCCM Engineer
6 9 (4.81%) Administrator
6 9 (4.81%) Field Engineer
7 8 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.28%) Server Engineer
7 8 (4.28%) Architect
8 7 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (3.74%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (3.74%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.21%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.81%) DCOM
1 9 (4.81%) .NET
2 4 (2.14%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.14%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.60%) XML
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (1.07%) JNDI
4 2 (1.07%) HTML
5 1 (0.53%) jQuery
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.53%) MAPI
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.42%) PKI
2 8 (4.28%) Thin Client
2 8 (4.28%) Fat Client
3 7 (3.74%) Clustering
4 4 (2.14%) Replication
4 4 (2.14%) Statistics
4 4 (2.14%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.60%) EPoS
5 3 (1.60%) Firmware
5 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.07%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.07%) Kindle
6 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.53%) Blog
7 1 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 138 (73.80%) Windows
2 59 (31.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (20.86%) Windows 7
5 30 (16.04%) Windows XP
6 26 (13.90%) Linux
7 24 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (6.42%) UNIX
9 7 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.21%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.14%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.60%) AIX
13 2 (1.07%) Solaris
13 2 (1.07%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.07%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.83%) ITIL
2 19 (10.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (5.88%) Network Architecture
3 11 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 11 (5.88%) Migration
4 10 (5.35%) Service Management
5 9 (4.81%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (4.81%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.28%) Network Design
6 8 (4.28%) High Availability
6 8 (4.28%) Test Scripting
7 6 (3.21%) Workflow
8 5 (2.67%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (2.14%) Validation
9 4 (2.14%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.14%) DevOps
9 4 (2.14%) Release Management
10 3 (1.60%) Load Testing
10 3 (1.60%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.11%) SQL
2 23 (12.30%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.42%) T-SQL
3 12 (6.42%) VBScript
4 8 (4.28%) VB
4 8 (4.28%) C#
5 6 (3.21%) C
5 6 (3.21%) Perl
6 5 (2.67%) Bourne shell
6 5 (2.67%) Korn
7 4 (2.14%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.53%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.53%) Python
9 1 (0.53%) Java
9 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (20.32%) Security Cleared
2 34 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (13.90%) SC Cleared
4 20 (10.70%) MCSE
5 15 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (8.02%) Degree
6 14 (7.49%) DV Cleared
7 11 (5.88%) MCP
8 10 (5.35%) CCNP
9 9 (4.81%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (4.28%) CCA
11 7 (3.74%) MCITP
12 6 (3.21%) MCTS
12 6 (3.21%) CCNA
13 4 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (2.14%) ISEB
13 4 (2.14%) HNC
13 4 (2.14%) MCSA
14 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.21%) SLA
2 4 (2.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (9.09%) XenApp
3 12 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.74%) vSphere
6 6 (3.21%) NFS
6 6 (3.21%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (2.14%) XenServer
8 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.60%) KVM
8 3 (1.60%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.60%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.07%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.53%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 25 (13.37%) SCCM
2 10 (5.35%) NetBackup
2 10 (5.35%) WSUS
2 10 (5.35%) SCOM
3 9 (4.81%) WMI
4 5 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.67%) Nagios
5 4 (2.14%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.60%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.53%) Puppet
8 1 (0.53%) Salt
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.53%) Netcool
Vendors
1 85 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 50 (26.74%) VMware
3 32 (17.11%) Citrix
4 21 (11.23%) HP
5 13 (6.95%) Cisco
6 9 (4.81%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.28%) EMC
8 7 (3.74%) Symantec
9 6 (3.21%) Altiris
9 6 (3.21%) NetApp
10 5 (2.67%) Isilon
11 4 (2.14%) AppSense
11 4 (2.14%) Veritas
11 4 (2.14%) CA
12 3 (1.60%) Unica
12 3 (1.60%) Oracle
12 3 (1.60%) Remedy
12 3 (1.60%) TIBCO
13 2 (1.07%) KANA
13 2 (1.07%) NetIQ
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