The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Reading region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 97 71 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.78% 7.41% 7.05%
As % of the System Software category 75.19% 65.74% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 28 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £228 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £138 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £397 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 10
Average hourly rate £17.07 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.92% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
129 108 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.33% 11.27% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 44 57
Average daily rate £325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.92% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.65 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Active Directory
Berkshire

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 28 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 137 (74.05%) Windows
2 88 (47.57%) Microsoft
3 61 (32.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (29.73%) VMware
5 50 (27.03%) MS Exchange
6 45 (24.32%) SQL Server
7 43 (23.24%) DNS
8 39 (21.08%) MS Excel
9 37 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 35 (18.92%) SQL
10 35 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (16.76%) IIS
11 31 (16.76%) VPN
12 30 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (15.14%) Windows 7
14 27 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (14.59%) SC Cleared
14 27 (14.59%) SCCM
14 27 (14.59%) LAN
14 27 (14.59%) ITIL
15 26 (14.05%) Windows XP
15 26 (14.05%) Citrix
15 26 (14.05%) Internet
16 25 (13.51%) PowerShell
17 24 (12.97%) WAN
17 24 (12.97%) TCP/IP
18 23 (12.43%) Disaster Recovery
18 23 (12.43%) Firewall
19 21 (11.35%) DHCP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 50 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 31 (16.76%) IIS
3 21 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (5.41%) Lync
6 9 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.32%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.62%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.08%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.54%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (21.08%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.54%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.41%) Office 365
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.08%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.54%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 43 (23.24%) DNS
2 31 (16.76%) VPN
3 27 (14.59%) LAN
4 26 (14.05%) Internet
5 24 (12.97%) WAN
5 24 (12.97%) TCP/IP
6 23 (12.43%) Firewall
7 21 (11.35%) DHCP
8 14 (7.57%) LDAP
9 10 (5.41%) SAN
10 9 (4.86%) VoIP
10 9 (4.86%) Wireless
11 8 (4.32%) IPsec
11 8 (4.32%) MPLS
11 8 (4.32%) WLAN
12 5 (2.70%) DMZ
12 5 (2.70%) Intranet
13 4 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (2.16%) NAS
13 4 (2.16%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.16%) MySQL
4 3 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.54%) IDOL
5 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.08%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.54%) PVCS
2 1 (0.54%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.54%) MSI
2 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.54%) Subversion
2 1 (0.54%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (3.24%) Finance
2 4 (2.16%) Publishing
3 2 (1.08%) Back Office
4 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.54%) Law
4 1 (0.54%) Games
4 1 (0.54%) Retail
4 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (16.22%) Support Engineer
2 21 (11.35%) Consultant
3 17 (9.19%) Analyst
4 12 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 10 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (4.86%) Administrator
6 9 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) Server Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) SCCM Engineer
7 8 (4.32%) Field Engineer
7 8 (4.32%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (4.32%) Architect
8 7 (3.78%) Desktop Support
8 7 (3.78%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.24%) Active Directory Consultant
9 6 (3.24%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.86%) .NET
1 9 (4.86%) DCOM
2 4 (2.16%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.62%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.62%) XML
4 2 (1.08%) SAML
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (1.08%) JNDI
4 2 (1.08%) HTML
5 1 (0.54%) jQuery
5 1 (0.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.54%) XSL
5 1 (0.54%) MAPI
5 1 (0.54%) CSS
5 1 (0.54%) Web Services
5 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.11%) PKI
2 9 (4.86%) Clustering
3 5 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.70%) Statistics
4 4 (2.16%) Kindle
4 4 (2.16%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.16%) Replication
4 4 (2.16%) EPoS
4 4 (2.16%) Firmware
4 4 (2.16%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.08%) Blog
6 2 (1.08%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.54%) iPhone
7 1 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 137 (74.05%) Windows
2 61 (32.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (15.14%) Windows 7
5 27 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (14.05%) Windows XP
7 21 (11.35%) Linux
8 8 (4.32%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.78%) UNIX
10 6 (3.24%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.16%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.62%) AIX
13 2 (1.08%) Solaris
13 2 (1.08%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.08%) CentOS
14 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.54%) VMS
14 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.59%) ITIL
2 23 (12.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (7.03%) Migration
4 11 (5.95%) Load Balancing
5 10 (5.41%) Network Architecture
5 10 (5.41%) High Availability
6 9 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (4.86%) Test Scripting
6 9 (4.86%) Service Management
7 8 (4.32%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.32%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (3.78%) Workflow
8 7 (3.78%) Network Design
9 6 (3.24%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.24%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (2.70%) DevOps
11 4 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.16%) Change Control
11 4 (2.16%) Document Management
11 4 (2.16%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.92%) SQL
2 25 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.49%) T-SQL
3 12 (6.49%) VBScript
4 8 (4.32%) C#
5 4 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.62%) VB
7 2 (1.08%) C
8 1 (0.54%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (0.54%) Python
8 1 (0.54%) Java
8 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (14.59%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.57%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.57%) Degree
4 14 (7.57%) MCSE
5 12 (6.49%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.41%) MCP
7 8 (4.32%) MCTS
7 8 (4.32%) MCITP
7 8 (4.32%) CCNP
8 6 (3.24%) CCNA
9 5 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.16%) ISEB
10 4 (2.16%) CCA
10 4 (2.16%) MCSA
11 3 (1.62%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.54%) MCDST
12 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.32%) SLA
2 6 (3.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.54%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.65%) Hyper-V
3 14 (7.57%) XenApp
4 7 (3.78%) vSphere
4 7 (3.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.16%) NLBS
5 4 (2.16%) XenServer
5 4 (2.16%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.62%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.62%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.62%) KVM
7 2 (1.08%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.08%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.54%) UAG
8 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.54%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 27 (14.59%) SCCM
2 11 (5.95%) SCOM
3 10 (5.41%) WSUS
4 9 (4.86%) WMI
5 6 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (3.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (2.16%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.16%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.62%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.62%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.54%) Puppet
9 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.54%) Netcool
9 1 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 88 (47.57%) Microsoft
2 55 (29.73%) VMware
3 26 (14.05%) Citrix
4 19 (10.27%) Cisco
5 14 (7.57%) HP
6 6 (3.24%) Symantec
7 5 (2.70%) NetApp
8 4 (2.16%) CA
8 4 (2.16%) Lotus
8 4 (2.16%) Apple
8 4 (2.16%) EMC
8 4 (2.16%) Remedy
8 4 (2.16%) AppSense
8 4 (2.16%) Altiris
9 3 (1.62%) Google
9 3 (1.62%) Unica
9 3 (1.62%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.62%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.62%) Oracle
10 2 (1.08%) Avaya
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