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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 77 96 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.48% 9.77% 10.07%
As % of the System Software category 48.13% 65.75% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 50
Average daily rate £375 £230 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £132 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £417 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.55 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +23.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £13.80 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £22.82 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
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
160 146 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.55% 14.85% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 72 57
Average daily rate £420 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 13
Average hourly rate £19.42 £18.55 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +15.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 121 (82.88%) Windows
2 80 (54.79%) Microsoft
3 73 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 52 (35.62%) DNS
5 39 (26.71%) ITIL
6 37 (25.34%) VMware
6 37 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (23.29%) Windows 7
7 34 (23.29%) MS Office
8 33 (22.60%) DHCP
8 33 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (21.23%) MS Excel
10 29 (19.86%) Citrix
11 28 (19.18%) Office 365
12 25 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (16.44%) Linux
14 23 (15.75%) PowerShell
15 22 (15.07%) SCCM
16 21 (14.38%) SLA
16 21 (14.38%) Unix
17 19 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (13.01%) MS Exchange
17 19 (13.01%) Degree
18 18 (12.33%) Remedy
19 17 (11.64%) SQL
19 17 (11.64%) WSUS
19 17 (11.64%) MCTS
19 17 (11.64%) Service Management
19 17 (11.64%) Security Cleared

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 19 (13.01%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.79%) IIS
4 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.37%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.68%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (23.29%) MS Office
2 31 (21.23%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.18%) Office 365
2 24 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (8.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.37%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Boomi
5 1 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 52 (35.62%) DNS
2 33 (22.60%) DHCP
3 16 (10.96%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.53%) SAN
5 7 (4.79%) Firewall
5 7 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (2.74%) Internet
6 4 (2.74%) Kerberos
6 4 (2.74%) LDAP
6 4 (2.74%) VPN
6 4 (2.74%) Wireless
7 3 (2.05%) LAN
7 3 (2.05%) Skype
7 3 (2.05%) VLAN
8 2 (1.37%) HTTP
8 2 (1.37%) Intranet
8 2 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.37%) NAS
8 2 (1.37%) SMTP
8 2 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.68%) DB2
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.85%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Retail
3 4 (2.74%) French Language
3 4 (2.74%) German Language
3 4 (2.74%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (2.74%) Spanish Language
3 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.05%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.37%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (34.25%) Support Engineer
2 20 (13.70%) Windows Engineer
3 17 (11.64%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (10.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (10.27%) Field Engineer
6 13 (8.90%) Analyst
6 13 (8.90%) Consultant
7 12 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (8.22%) Linux Support
7 12 (8.22%) Linux Support Engineer
7 12 (8.22%) Windows Support Engineer
8 11 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (7.53%) Architect
8 11 (7.53%) Desktop Support
8 11 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (6.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 10 (6.85%) Active Directory Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) .NET
2 4 (2.74%) OAuth2
2 4 (2.74%) SAML
2 4 (2.74%) XML
3 3 (2.05%) DCOM
4 2 (1.37%) ADO.NET
4 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.37%) COM
5 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.68%) JDBC
5 1 (0.68%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.68%) REST
5 1 (0.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.68%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.90%) Clustering
2 8 (5.48%) PKI
3 5 (3.42%) Replication
4 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.05%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.05%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.37%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 121 (82.88%) Windows
2 73 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 37 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (23.29%) Windows 7
5 25 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (16.44%) Linux
7 21 (14.38%) Unix
8 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (8.22%) Windows XP
9 9 (6.16%) Windows 8
10 8 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.42%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.05%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.37%) Solaris
14 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.71%) ITIL
2 17 (11.64%) Service Management
3 16 (10.96%) Customer Engagement
4 15 (10.27%) Incident Management
5 10 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.16%) Migration
7 7 (4.79%) High Availability
7 7 (4.79%) Performance Optimisation
7 7 (4.79%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.11%) CRM
8 6 (4.11%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (3.42%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.42%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.74%) B2B
10 4 (2.74%) B2C
10 4 (2.74%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.74%) DevOps
10 4 (2.74%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.75%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.64%) SQL
3 6 (4.11%) VBScript
4 3 (2.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.37%) AWK
5 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.37%) C#
5 2 (1.37%) Java
5 2 (1.37%) Perl
5 2 (1.37%) Python
5 2 (1.37%) sed
5 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) Groovy
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (13.01%) Degree
3 17 (11.64%) MCTS
3 17 (11.64%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.96%) MCITP
4 16 (10.96%) MCSE
5 12 (8.22%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.11%) CCNA
6 6 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.11%) HNC
6 6 (4.11%) MCP
6 6 (4.11%) RHCSA
7 5 (3.42%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.05%) ACMT
8 3 (2.05%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.68%) CCA
10 1 (0.68%) CCEA
10 1 (0.68%) MCAD
10 1 (0.68%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.37%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.59%) Hyper-V
3 11 (7.53%) XenApp
4 7 (4.79%) Terminal Server
5 6 (4.11%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.05%) XenServer
7 2 (1.37%) NFS
7 2 (1.37%) UAG
7 2 (1.37%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.68%) vSphere
8 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (15.07%) SCCM
2 17 (11.64%) WSUS
3 11 (7.53%) SCOM
4 10 (6.85%) Nagios
5 8 (5.48%) Puppet
6 6 (4.11%) Ansible
6 6 (4.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (4.11%) WMI
7 5 (3.42%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.74%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.68%) Simpana
10 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 80 (54.79%) Microsoft
2 37 (25.34%) VMware
3 29 (19.86%) Citrix
4 18 (12.33%) Remedy
5 9 (6.16%) HP
6 8 (5.48%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.74%) Altiris
7 4 (2.74%) Apple
7 4 (2.74%) Cisco
7 4 (2.74%) SAP
7 4 (2.74%) Symantec
8 3 (2.05%) Oracle
9 2 (1.37%) Dell
9 2 (1.37%) Google
9 2 (1.37%) IBM
9 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.37%) Siebel
10 1 (0.68%) CommVault
10 1 (0.68%) EMC
10 1 (0.68%) Juniper
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