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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 41 19 8
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 70 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.90% 7.45% 11.64%
As % of the System Software category 45.16% 57.85% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 36 53
Median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Median hourly rate £43.28 £18.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.44% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.46 £15.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £30.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
62 121 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.64% 12.89% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 66 76
Median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 8
Median hourly rate £55.65 £21.55 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.23% +21.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 52 (76.47%) Windows
2 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 26 (38.24%) Windows Server
4 25 (36.76%) VMware
5 21 (30.88%) Office 365
6 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
7 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
8 12 (17.65%) DHCP
8 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 12 (17.65%) SCCM
8 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (16.18%) DV Cleared
9 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
9 11 (16.18%) LAN
9 11 (16.18%) DNS
10 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (14.71%) MS Office
10 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
11 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
11 9 (13.24%) Citrix
11 9 (13.24%) Firewall
12 8 (11.76%) HP
12 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
12 8 (11.76%) WAN
13 7 (10.29%) SCOM
13 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (8.82%) SAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.41%) Documentum
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Office
2 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.88%) Office 365
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.41%) Yammer
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.47%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
2 12 (17.65%) DHCP
3 11 (16.18%) DNS
3 11 (16.18%) LAN
4 9 (13.24%) Firewall
5 8 (11.76%) WAN
6 6 (8.82%) MPLS
6 6 (8.82%) SAN
7 5 (7.35%) VoIP
8 3 (4.41%) WLAN
9 2 (2.94%) Internet
9 2 (2.94%) LDAP
9 2 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.94%) SSL
10 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.47%) Network Security
10 1 (1.47%) SMTP
10 1 (1.47%) VPN
10 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Law
3 2 (2.94%) Legal
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Support Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Architect
4 9 (13.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Consultant
8 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
1 2 (2.94%) Middleware
1 2 (2.94%) VML
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 52 (76.47%) Windows
2 26 (38.24%) Windows Server
3 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
5 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.82%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.35%) Linux
7 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.41%) Android
9 2 (2.94%) AIX
9 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.94%) Solaris
9 2 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.82%) Migration
1 6 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
1 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (5.88%) Data Protection
2 4 (5.88%) Project Management
2 4 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (4.41%) ITIL
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (4.41%) Network Management
3 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
3 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.41%) Use Case
4 2 (2.94%) CRM
4 2 (2.94%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (2.94%) Data Modelling
4 2 (2.94%) Email Management
4 2 (2.94%) Machine Learning
4 2 (2.94%) Presales
4 2 (2.94%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (2.94%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.47%) C
3 1 (1.47%) VB
3 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.18%) DV Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.41%) MCP
5 2 (2.94%) CCNA
5 2 (2.94%) CCNP
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) MCSA
5 2 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
1 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) XenApp
2 3 (4.41%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.47%) Firmware
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) SCCM
2 7 (10.29%) SCOM
3 6 (8.82%) WSUS
4 2 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 25 (36.76%) VMware
3 9 (13.24%) Citrix
4 8 (11.76%) HP
5 5 (7.35%) EMC
6 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco
6 4 (5.88%) NetApp
7 3 (4.41%) Dell
7 3 (4.41%) Samsung
8 2 (2.94%) Apple
8 2 (2.94%) IBM
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle
8 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.94%) Splunk
8 2 (2.94%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.47%) Aruba
9 1 (1.47%) Sophos
9 1 (1.47%) Veritas