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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 66 103 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.69% 12.00% 11.20%
As % of the System Software category 53.66% 75.74% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 47
Average daily rate £300 £240 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £139 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 14
Average hourly rate £55.65 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.38% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.80 £55.65 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
123 136 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.46% 15.85% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 55
Average daily rate £340 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 15
Average hourly rate £55.55 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.87% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.86 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 129 (87.16%) Windows
2 80 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 57 (38.51%) Windows Server
4 52 (35.14%) Windows 7
5 51 (34.46%) VMware
6 46 (31.08%) DNS
7 35 (23.65%) Security Cleared
8 34 (22.97%) DHCP
9 33 (22.30%) Citrix
10 32 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (20.95%) DV Cleared
12 29 (19.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (18.92%) ITIL
14 26 (17.57%) SCCM
15 23 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (15.54%) Windows XP
16 22 (14.86%) MS Office
16 22 (14.86%) TCP/IP
16 22 (14.86%) Office 365
17 21 (14.19%) MS Exchange
17 21 (14.19%) MS Excel
17 21 (14.19%) MCSE
18 20 (13.51%) HP
19 19 (12.84%) SLA
19 19 (12.84%) Linux
20 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
21 15 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
21 15 (10.14%) SQL Server
21 15 (10.14%) PowerShell
22 14 (9.46%) Hyper-V

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 21 (14.19%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.41%) IIS
4 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.68%) Lync
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (14.86%) MS Office
2 21 (14.19%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.86%) Office 365
2 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.35%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (31.08%) DNS
2 34 (22.97%) DHCP
3 22 (14.86%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.41%) SAN
5 6 (4.05%) Firewall
5 6 (4.05%) iSCSI
5 6 (4.05%) LAN
5 6 (4.05%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (3.38%) WAN
6 5 (3.38%) Wireless
7 3 (2.03%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.03%) Skype
8 2 (1.35%) HTTP
8 2 (1.35%) Internet
8 2 (1.35%) NAS
8 2 (1.35%) Network Security
8 2 (1.35%) VLAN
8 2 (1.35%) VPN
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) DB2
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.38%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.03%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (6.76%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Banking
2 5 (3.38%) Retail
3 3 (2.03%) Publishing
4 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (32.43%) Support Engineer
2 33 (22.30%) Windows Engineer
3 17 (11.49%) Analyst
4 15 (10.14%) Desktop Support
5 14 (9.46%) Active Directory Engineer
5 14 (9.46%) Windows Support Engineer
6 13 (8.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (7.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 11 (7.43%) Service Analyst
8 11 (7.43%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (6.76%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (6.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 9 (6.08%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 9 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (6.08%) Exchange Engineer
10 9 (6.08%) Support Analyst
10 9 (6.08%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (0.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.68%) COM
2 1 (0.68%) Middleware
2 1 (0.68%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.38%) Clustering
2 5 (3.38%) Replication
3 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.68%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.68%) PKI
5 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Social Media
5 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 129 (87.16%) Windows
2 57 (38.51%) Windows Server
3 52 (35.14%) Windows 7
4 32 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (15.54%) Windows XP
6 19 (12.84%) Linux
7 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (9.46%) Unix
10 11 (7.43%) Windows 8
11 8 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (4.73%) Windows 10
13 5 (3.38%) Windows Vista
14 3 (2.03%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.68%) Solaris
15 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) ITIL
2 11 (7.43%) Configuration Management
2 11 (7.43%) Migration
3 9 (6.08%) Service Management
4 8 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 7 (4.73%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.05%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.38%) High Availability
7 5 (3.38%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (2.03%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.03%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.03%) DevOps
9 3 (2.03%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.03%) Project Management
9 3 (2.03%) Security Management
9 3 (2.03%) Software Distribution
9 3 (2.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.14%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.43%) SQL
3 3 (2.03%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.35%) AWK
4 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.35%) Perl
4 2 (1.35%) Python
4 2 (1.35%) sed
4 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.68%) C
5 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (23.65%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.95%) DV Cleared
3 29 (19.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (14.19%) MCSE
5 9 (6.08%) MCP
6 8 (5.41%) Degree
7 7 (4.73%) MCITP
7 7 (4.73%) MCTS
8 6 (4.05%) CCNA
8 6 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.05%) DBS Check
8 6 (4.05%) HNC
8 6 (4.05%) RHCSA
9 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.03%) ACMT
10 3 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.35%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.35%) CCA
11 2 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.35%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.84%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 23 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.46%) Hyper-V
3 12 (8.11%) XenApp
4 9 (6.08%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.38%) BitLocker
5 5 (3.38%) Terminal Server
5 5 (3.38%) XenServer
6 4 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (2.70%) vSphere
7 2 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.35%) NFS
7 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (17.57%) SCCM
2 11 (7.43%) WSUS
3 9 (6.08%) Nagios
4 8 (5.41%) Puppet
5 6 (4.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (4.05%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.05%) SCOM
6 5 (3.38%) Ansible
7 4 (2.70%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.35%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.68%) Simpana
9 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.68%) vMotion
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 80 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 51 (34.46%) VMware
3 33 (22.30%) Citrix
4 20 (13.51%) HP
5 12 (8.11%) Remedy
6 8 (5.41%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.05%) Altiris
8 4 (2.70%) Apple
8 4 (2.70%) Symantec
9 3 (2.03%) Cisco
9 3 (2.03%) EMC
10 2 (1.35%) Google
10 2 (1.35%) IBM
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle
10 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.35%) SAP
11 1 (0.68%) AppSense
11 1 (0.68%) Kaspersky
11 1 (0.68%) ProCurve
11 1 (0.68%) Sage
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