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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 101 87 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.70% 8.69% 9.23%
As % of the System Software category 74.81% 78.38% 75.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 29
Average daily rate
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£209 £280 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.44% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £153 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £25.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +3.44%
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
135 111 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.30% 11.09% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 53 45
Average daily rate £400 £306 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% +3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £179 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 23
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.05 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £23.80 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%

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 4 March 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 4 March 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 159 (69.74%) Windows
2 136 (59.65%) Microsoft
3 84 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 81 (35.53%) Security Cleared
5 61 (26.75%) DV Cleared
6 52 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (20.61%) ITIL
7 47 (20.61%) SharePoint
7 47 (20.61%) SQL
8 46 (20.18%) MS Excel
8 46 (20.18%) Hyper-V
9 45 (19.74%) VMware
10 44 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 44 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 42 (18.42%) SCCM
12 40 (17.54%) SC Cleared
12 40 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
13 39 (17.11%) SLA
14 36 (15.79%) Clustering
14 36 (15.79%) Lync
15 35 (15.35%) DNS
15 35 (15.35%) MS Exchange
16 32 (14.04%) Configuration Management
17 30 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (12.72%) MCSE
19 27 (11.84%) Citrix
19 27 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2013
20 26 (11.40%) SharePoint 2013
20 26 (11.40%) SharePoint 2010
20 26 (11.40%) CRM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 47 (20.61%) SharePoint
2 36 (15.79%) Lync
3 35 (15.35%) MS Exchange
4 27 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (11.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 26 (11.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 26 (11.40%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (7.02%) SharePoint Server
7 12 (5.26%) IIS
8 11 (4.82%) IBM Notes
9 8 (3.51%) GroupWise
9 8 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (3.07%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.32%) Documentum
11 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.88%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 46 (20.18%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.65%) MS Office
3 12 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 25 (10.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.40%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (4.39%) Office 365
3 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.35%) DNS
2 23 (10.09%) DHCP
3 10 (4.39%) SAN
3 10 (4.39%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.95%) Firewall
5 8 (3.51%) VoIP
6 7 (3.07%) WAN
6 7 (3.07%) POP3
6 7 (3.07%) SMTP
6 7 (3.07%) LAN
6 7 (3.07%) IMAP
7 3 (1.32%) PBX
7 3 (1.32%) PSTN
7 3 (1.32%) VPN
8 2 (0.88%) Wireless
8 2 (0.88%) SSH
8 2 (0.88%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.88%) FTP
8 2 (0.88%) RTP
8 2 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.44%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.39%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.32%) MSI
3 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.44%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (2.19%) Finance
2 3 (1.32%) Retail
3 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.44%) Automotive
4 1 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (23.25%) Support Engineer
2 38 (16.67%) Architect
3 29 (12.72%) Technical Architect
4 24 (10.53%) Field Engineer
5 21 (9.21%) Desktop Engineer
5 21 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (8.33%) Analyst
7 15 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (5.70%) Desktop Support
9 12 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (4.82%) Team Leader
10 11 (4.82%) Rollout Engineer
10 11 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.82%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 10 (4.39%) Integration Engineer
11 10 (4.39%) Consultant
12 9 (3.95%) Service Analyst
12 9 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.95%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.53%) .NET
2 22 (9.65%) Application Packaging
3 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.19%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.88%) SOAP
5 2 (0.88%) XML
5 2 (0.88%) WSDL
6 1 (0.44%) SAML
6 1 (0.44%) XSL
6 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.79%) Clustering
2 8 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.19%) Replication
3 5 (2.19%) PKI
4 4 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.32%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.32%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.32%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.32%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.88%) iPhone
7 1 (0.44%) Kindle
7 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 159 (69.74%) Windows
2 84 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 52 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (9.21%) Linux
6 20 (8.77%) Windows XP
7 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (7.02%) UNIX
9 12 (5.26%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.44%) VMS
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.61%) ITIL
2 40 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (14.04%) Configuration Management
4 26 (11.40%) CRM
5 17 (7.46%) SOA
6 15 (6.58%) Service Management
7 13 (5.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 13 (5.70%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (3.95%) Network Management
8 9 (3.95%) Migration
9 7 (3.07%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.19%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (2.19%) Project Management
11 4 (1.75%) Data Architecture
11 4 (1.75%) Data Modelling
11 4 (1.75%) Waterfall
12 3 (1.32%) OWASP
12 3 (1.32%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (1.32%) Problem Management
13 2 (0.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.61%) SQL
2 20 (8.77%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.46%) VB
4 14 (6.14%) VBScript
5 6 (2.63%) Perl
6 5 (2.19%) C
6 5 (2.19%) C#
7 4 (1.75%) Korn
7 4 (1.75%) C++
7 4 (1.75%) Bourne shell
8 3 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) Java
9 1 (0.44%) Python
9 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (35.53%) Security Cleared
2 61 (26.75%) DV Cleared
3 44 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (17.54%) SC Cleared
5 29 (12.72%) MCSE
6 24 (10.53%) MCP
7 17 (7.46%) Degree
8 14 (6.14%) MCTS
8 14 (6.14%) MCITP
9 5 (2.19%) HNC
10 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.75%) CCNA
10 4 (1.75%) VCP4
11 3 (1.32%) RHCSA
11 3 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.88%) PhD
12 2 (0.88%) MCSD
12 2 (0.88%) CCA
12 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.44%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (17.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 46 (20.18%) Hyper-V
2 30 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.63%) XenApp
4 4 (1.75%) NFS
5 3 (1.32%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.88%) vSphere
7 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (18.42%) SCCM
2 19 (8.33%) SCOM
3 12 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (4.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (4.39%) NetBackup
6 8 (3.51%) Nagios
7 4 (1.75%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.75%) SCSM
8 2 (0.88%) MOM
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.44%) Puppet
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 136 (59.65%) Microsoft
2 45 (19.74%) VMware
3 27 (11.84%) Citrix
4 23 (10.09%) HP
5 19 (8.33%) Symantec
6 13 (5.70%) Oracle
7 12 (5.26%) Lotus
8 11 (4.82%) Remedy
9 10 (4.39%) Borland
10 8 (3.51%) Novell
10 8 (3.51%) Red Hat
11 7 (3.07%) Cisco
11 7 (3.07%) EMC
12 6 (2.63%) Altiris
12 6 (2.63%) Isilon
13 5 (2.19%) Veritas
14 4 (1.75%) CA
14 4 (1.75%) NetApp
14 4 (1.75%) Avaya
15 2 (0.88%) AppSense
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