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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 68 94 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.10% 10.17% 8.33%
As % of the System Software category 59.65% 74.60% 60.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 48 31
Average daily rate
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£381 £363 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% +47.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 8 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.92% -45.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £17.40 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
114 126 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.59% 13.64% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 51
Average daily rate £409 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 8 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.92% -49.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £17.40 £30.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 July 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 3 July 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 155 (84.70%) Windows
2 109 (59.56%) Microsoft
3 98 (53.55%) Windows 7
4 74 (40.44%) Security Cleared
5 63 (34.43%) DV Cleared
6 46 (25.14%) ITIL
7 43 (23.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (22.95%) MS Excel
9 36 (19.67%) MS Office
10 34 (18.58%) MS Exchange
11 33 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (17.49%) SCCM
13 31 (16.94%) MCSE
13 31 (16.94%) Configuration Management
14 28 (15.30%) MCP
14 28 (15.30%) SC Cleared
15 26 (14.21%) VMware
16 25 (13.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (13.66%) SLA
17 24 (13.11%) DNS
18 23 (12.57%) SharePoint
19 21 (11.48%) HP
20 19 (10.38%) Symantec
21 18 (9.84%) MS Visio
21 18 (9.84%) Office 365
22 17 (9.29%) Windows XP
23 16 (8.74%) Linux
23 16 (8.74%) SQL
24 15 (8.20%) DHCP
24 15 (8.20%) Windows 8

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 34 (18.58%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.57%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.10%) Lync
4 10 (5.46%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.92%) IBM Notes
6 8 (4.37%) IIS
6 8 (4.37%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (3.28%) GroupWise
8 3 (1.64%) Documentum
8 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (22.95%) MS Excel
2 36 (19.67%) MS Office
3 18 (9.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.84%) Office 365
2 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.19%) Yammer
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.11%) DNS
2 15 (8.20%) DHCP
3 8 (4.37%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.83%) SAN
4 7 (3.83%) Firewall
5 6 (3.28%) IMAP
5 6 (3.28%) WAN
5 6 (3.28%) POP3
5 6 (3.28%) SMTP
6 5 (2.73%) LAN
6 5 (2.73%) VoIP
7 4 (2.19%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.64%) Internet
8 3 (1.64%) LDAP
8 3 (1.64%) PBX
9 1 (0.55%) PSTN
9 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.55%) MPLS
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.73%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.55%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (3.28%) Finance
2 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.09%) Law
3 2 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (28.42%) Support Engineer
2 28 (15.30%) 2nd Line Support
3 24 (13.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 22 (12.02%) Analyst
5 21 (11.48%) Rollout Engineer
6 13 (7.10%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (6.56%) Field Engineer
7 12 (6.56%) Desktop Support
8 11 (6.01%) Architect
9 10 (5.46%) Service Analyst
9 10 (5.46%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.37%) Consultant
12 7 (3.83%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.83%) Team Leader
12 7 (3.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.83%) Desktop Analyst
12 7 (3.83%) Server Engineer
13 6 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.28%) .NET
1 6 (3.28%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.64%) SAML
3 2 (1.09%) XML
3 2 (1.09%) WSDL
3 2 (1.09%) SOAP
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) COM
4 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.28%) Clustering
3 3 (1.64%) Cryptography
3 3 (1.64%) N-Tier
3 3 (1.64%) Replication
3 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.09%) PKI
4 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.55%) iPhone
5 1 (0.55%) Social Media
5 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 155 (84.70%) Windows
2 98 (53.55%) Windows 7
3 33 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (13.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (9.29%) Windows XP
6 16 (8.74%) Linux
7 15 (8.20%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.09%) UNIX
10 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.14%) ITIL
2 31 (16.94%) Configuration Management
3 12 (6.56%) Service Management
4 11 (6.01%) Customer Engagement
5 10 (5.46%) Migration
6 8 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.28%) Network Management
7 6 (3.28%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (2.73%) Project Management
9 4 (2.19%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.19%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.19%) Validation
9 4 (2.19%) Patch Management
10 3 (1.64%) Mentoring
10 3 (1.64%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (1.64%) OWASP
10 3 (1.64%) Waterfall
10 3 (1.64%) Performance Engineering
10 3 (1.64%) Supplier Management
10 3 (1.64%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.74%) SQL
2 7 (3.83%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.73%) VBScript
3 5 (2.73%) VB
4 4 (2.19%) C
5 1 (0.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 74 (40.44%) Security Cleared
2 63 (34.43%) DV Cleared
3 43 (23.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (16.94%) MCSE
5 28 (15.30%) MCP
5 28 (15.30%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.65%) Degree
7 12 (6.56%) MCITP
8 11 (6.01%) MCTS
9 3 (1.64%) MCSD
9 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.09%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.55%) PMP
11 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.55%) CCNA
11 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.66%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (8.20%) Hyper-V
2 14 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.19%) Terminal Services
3 4 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.09%) XenApp
4 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (17.49%) SCCM
2 14 (7.65%) SCOM
3 6 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.09%) MOM
4 2 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 109 (59.56%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.21%) VMware
3 21 (11.48%) HP
4 19 (10.38%) Symantec
5 13 (7.10%) Citrix
6 9 (4.92%) Lotus
7 6 (3.28%) Novell
7 6 (3.28%) Cisco
8 5 (2.73%) Oracle
8 5 (2.73%) Borland
9 4 (2.19%) AppSense
9 4 (2.19%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.64%) EMC
10 3 (1.64%) Avaya
11 2 (1.09%) Dell
11 2 (1.09%) Remedy
11 2 (1.09%) Sophos
12 1 (0.55%) Meridio
12 1 (0.55%) Google
12 1 (0.55%) LANDesk
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