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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 9 9 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 95 127 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.49% 11.69% 5.11%
As % of the System Software category 71.97% 79.87% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 64 13
Average daily rate
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£285 £400 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +45.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £165 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £24.40 £26.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -3.33%
Active Directory
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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
132 159 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.57% 14.64% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 74 26
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £123 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £24.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 134 (62.62%) Windows
2 112 (52.34%) Microsoft
3 71 (33.18%) Windows 7
4 61 (28.50%) Security Cleared
5 50 (23.36%) SQL
6 45 (21.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (19.16%) DNS
8 40 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (17.76%) DV Cleared
10 37 (17.29%) Citrix
11 35 (16.36%) SharePoint
11 35 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (16.36%) VMware
11 35 (16.36%) Hyper-V
11 35 (16.36%) Lync
12 34 (15.89%) ITIL
12 34 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 33 (15.42%) SLA
13 33 (15.42%) MS Excel
13 33 (15.42%) SC Cleared
14 32 (14.95%) HP
15 31 (14.49%) Clustering
15 31 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2013
16 29 (13.55%) DHCP
17 27 (12.62%) MCSE
17 27 (12.62%) SCCM
18 26 (12.15%) CRM
18 26 (12.15%) SharePoint 2013
18 26 (12.15%) SharePoint 2010
19 25 (11.68%) Cloud Computing

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 35 (16.36%) SharePoint
1 35 (16.36%) Lync
2 31 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (12.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 26 (12.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 25 (11.68%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (10.28%) MS Exchange
6 16 (7.48%) IIS
7 8 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.34%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.40%) GroupWise
9 3 (1.40%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.93%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 33 (15.42%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.94%) MS Office
3 11 (5.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (11.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 25 (11.68%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.40%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.68%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.87%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.16%) DNS
2 29 (13.55%) DHCP
3 15 (7.01%) Internet
4 14 (6.54%) WAN
5 13 (6.07%) TCP/IP
6 12 (5.61%) LAN
6 12 (5.61%) Firewall
7 11 (5.14%) VPN
8 8 (3.74%) VoIP
8 8 (3.74%) DMZ
9 5 (2.34%) Wireless
9 5 (2.34%) SAN
10 3 (1.40%) WLAN
10 3 (1.40%) IPsec
10 3 (1.40%) MPLS
11 2 (0.93%) RTP
11 2 (0.93%) SSH
11 2 (0.93%) IMAP
11 2 (0.93%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.93%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.34%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.40%) MSI
3 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.47%) PVCS
3 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
General
1 7 (3.27%) Finance
2 3 (1.40%) Retail
3 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.47%) Automotive
3 1 (0.47%) Publishing
3 1 (0.47%) Games
3 1 (0.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (21.03%) Support Engineer
2 37 (17.29%) Architect
3 29 (13.55%) Technical Architect
4 23 (10.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (9.35%) Analyst
6 19 (8.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (8.41%) Field Engineer
8 13 (6.07%) Desktop Support
8 13 (6.07%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (5.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.67%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.21%) IT Support
12 8 (3.74%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 8 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (3.74%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.27%) Technical Engineer
13 7 (3.27%) Server Engineer
13 7 (3.27%) Linux Support
13 7 (3.27%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.68%) .NET
2 23 (10.75%) Application Packaging
3 8 (3.74%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.34%) DCOM
5 3 (1.40%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) XSL
6 1 (0.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.49%) Clustering
2 10 (4.67%) PKI
2 10 (4.67%) Thin Client
2 10 (4.67%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.34%) Replication
4 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.40%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.40%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.47%) iPhone
7 1 (0.47%) Kindle
7 1 (0.47%) Blog
7 1 (0.47%) Handset
7 1 (0.47%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 134 (62.62%) Windows
2 71 (33.18%) Windows 7
3 45 (21.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (10.75%) Windows XP
6 21 (9.81%) Linux
7 20 (9.35%) UNIX
8 18 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.27%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.47%) Android
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 34 (15.89%) ITIL
3 26 (12.15%) CRM
4 22 (10.28%) Configuration Management
5 15 (7.01%) SOA
6 13 (6.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (5.14%) Service Management
8 8 (3.74%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.34%) Load Balancing
9 5 (2.34%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (2.34%) Migration
10 4 (1.87%) Workflow
10 4 (1.87%) Network Design
10 4 (1.87%) Data Modelling
10 4 (1.87%) Network Architecture
10 4 (1.87%) Analytics
10 4 (1.87%) Data Architecture
11 3 (1.40%) Network Management
11 3 (1.40%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (1.40%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.36%) SQL
2 25 (11.68%) PowerShell
3 16 (7.48%) VB
4 13 (6.07%) VBScript
5 11 (5.14%) Perl
6 9 (4.21%) C
6 9 (4.21%) C#
6 9 (4.21%) Bourne shell
6 9 (4.21%) Korn
7 8 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.87%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) Java
9 1 (0.47%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (28.50%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.76%) DV Cleared
3 34 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (15.42%) SC Cleared
5 27 (12.62%) MCSE
6 16 (7.48%) MCP
7 12 (5.61%) Degree
8 9 (4.21%) HNC
9 8 (3.74%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (3.27%) CCA
10 7 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.80%) MCTS
11 6 (2.80%) MCITP
12 4 (1.87%) CCNP
12 4 (1.87%) CCNA
13 3 (1.40%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.93%) PhD
15 1 (0.47%) ISEB
15 1 (0.47%) CISSP
15 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.42%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) COBIT
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (16.36%) Hyper-V
2 20 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.07%) XenApp
4 10 (4.67%) NFS
5 6 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.34%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.34%) vSphere
7 3 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 27 (12.62%) SCCM
2 16 (7.48%) NetBackup
3 13 (6.07%) SCOM
3 13 (6.07%) Nagios
4 5 (2.34%) WMI
4 5 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.87%) SCSM
5 4 (1.87%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 112 (52.34%) Microsoft
2 37 (17.29%) Citrix
3 35 (16.36%) VMware
4 32 (14.95%) HP
5 18 (8.41%) Symantec
6 14 (6.54%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.14%) Isilon
8 10 (4.67%) Remedy
9 9 (4.21%) Altiris
9 9 (4.21%) EMC
10 8 (3.74%) Veritas
11 7 (3.27%) CA
11 7 (3.27%) NetApp
11 7 (3.27%) Oracle
12 6 (2.80%) Cisco
12 6 (2.80%) Lotus
13 5 (2.34%) Borland
14 3 (1.40%) Novell
14 3 (1.40%) TIBCO
14 3 (1.40%) Avaya