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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 5 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 120 89 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.44% 8.20% 6.16%
As % of the System Software category 88.89% 67.42% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 49 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £16.86 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.90
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
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
135 132 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.12% 12.17% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 62 54
Average daily rate £400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -44.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £16.86 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 October 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
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 24 October 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 147 (66.82%) Windows
2 110 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 61 (27.73%) Windows 7
4 54 (24.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (22.73%) Security Cleared
6 49 (22.27%) DNS
7 45 (20.45%) VMware
8 44 (20.00%) Citrix
9 42 (19.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (18.64%) SQL
11 33 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (15.00%) DHCP
12 32 (14.55%) HP
13 31 (14.09%) MS Exchange
13 31 (14.09%) ITIL
13 31 (14.09%) Linux
13 31 (14.09%) MS Excel
13 31 (14.09%) Hyper-V
14 30 (13.64%) Lync
14 30 (13.64%) Windows XP
14 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (13.18%) SharePoint
15 29 (13.18%) Clustering
15 29 (13.18%) Exchange Server 2013
15 29 (13.18%) DV Cleared
16 27 (12.27%) SC Cleared
16 27 (12.27%) SLA
16 27 (12.27%) SQL Server
17 25 (11.36%) SCCM
18 24 (10.91%) Internet

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 31 (14.09%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.64%) Lync
3 29 (13.18%) SharePoint
3 29 (13.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (10.91%) IIS
5 23 (10.45%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (10.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (10.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.36%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.45%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.45%) WorkSite
Applications
1 31 (14.09%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.91%) MS Office
3 7 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.36%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (4.55%) Office 365
3 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (22.27%) DNS
2 33 (15.00%) DHCP
3 24 (10.91%) Internet
4 19 (8.64%) VPN
5 18 (8.18%) TCP/IP
5 18 (8.18%) WAN
5 18 (8.18%) LAN
6 14 (6.36%) Firewall
7 11 (5.00%) LDAP
7 11 (5.00%) DMZ
8 9 (4.09%) Wireless
9 8 (3.64%) IPsec
9 8 (3.64%) MPLS
9 8 (3.64%) WLAN
10 6 (2.73%) VoIP
11 5 (2.27%) SAN
12 4 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.91%) IMAP
13 2 (0.91%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.91%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) IDOL
2 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.45%) MSI
2 1 (0.45%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.45%) PVCS
2 1 (0.45%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (0.45%) Law
2 1 (0.45%) Publishing
2 1 (0.45%) Banking
2 1 (0.45%) Retail
2 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 33 (15.00%) Architect
3 27 (12.27%) Technical Architect
4 19 (8.64%) Field Engineer
5 18 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (8.18%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (7.27%) Analyst
7 12 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (4.55%) Desktop Support
9 9 (4.09%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.09%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (4.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) SCCM Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 8 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) Team Leader
10 8 (3.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.45%) .NET
2 21 (9.55%) Application Packaging
3 9 (4.09%) DCOM
4 8 (3.64%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.36%) XML
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (0.91%) JNDI
7 1 (0.45%) MAPI
7 1 (0.45%) Web Services
7 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.45%) HTML
7 1 (0.45%) jQuery
7 1 (0.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.18%) Clustering
2 12 (5.45%) PKI
3 11 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 11 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.64%) Replication
5 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.91%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.91%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.91%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.45%) Blog
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.45%) Handset
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 147 (66.82%) Windows
2 61 (27.73%) Windows 7
3 54 (24.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (19.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (14.09%) Linux
6 30 (13.64%) Windows XP
7 22 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (8.64%) UNIX
9 12 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.82%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.91%) AIX
13 1 (0.45%) Solaris
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 31 (14.09%) ITIL
3 24 (10.91%) CRM
4 14 (6.36%) SOA
4 14 (6.36%) Configuration Management
5 12 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 11 (5.00%) Service Management
7 10 (4.55%) Network Architecture
8 8 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.18%) Migration
9 7 (3.18%) Network Design
10 6 (2.73%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.73%) Customer Engagement
11 4 (1.82%) Test Scripting
11 4 (1.82%) Project Management
12 3 (1.36%) Workflow
12 3 (1.36%) Service Delivery
12 3 (1.36%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.64%) SQL
2 21 (9.55%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.00%) VBScript
3 11 (5.00%) VB
4 10 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.55%) Perl
5 9 (4.09%) Korn
5 9 (4.09%) Bourne shell
5 9 (4.09%) C
6 7 (3.18%) C#
7 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.45%) Ruby
8 1 (0.45%) Python
8 1 (0.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 50 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (13.18%) DV Cleared
4 27 (12.27%) SC Cleared
5 21 (9.55%) MCSE
6 12 (5.45%) MCP
6 12 (5.45%) Degree
7 11 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.09%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (4.09%) CCNP
9 8 (3.64%) HNC
9 8 (3.64%) MCITP
10 7 (3.18%) CCA
10 7 (3.18%) MCTS
11 3 (1.36%) CCNA
12 2 (0.91%) ISEB
12 2 (0.91%) PhD
12 2 (0.91%) CCEE
12 2 (0.91%) CCIA
13 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.27%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) COBIT
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (14.09%) Hyper-V
2 18 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.27%) XenApp
4 10 (4.55%) NFS
5 7 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.18%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.18%) vSphere
6 4 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.91%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (11.36%) SCCM
2 16 (7.27%) NetBackup
3 12 (5.45%) Nagios
4 10 (4.55%) WSUS
4 10 (4.55%) SCOM
5 9 (4.09%) WMI
6 6 (2.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.45%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.45%) Netcool
9 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 110 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (20.45%) VMware
3 44 (20.00%) Citrix
4 32 (14.55%) HP
5 15 (6.82%) Red Hat
5 15 (6.82%) Symantec
6 11 (5.00%) EMC
7 10 (4.55%) Isilon
8 9 (4.09%) Altiris
9 8 (3.64%) Remedy
9 8 (3.64%) Veritas
10 7 (3.18%) NetApp
11 6 (2.73%) Cisco
12 4 (1.82%) AppSense
12 4 (1.82%) CA
13 3 (1.36%) Unica
13 3 (1.36%) Oracle
13 3 (1.36%) TIBCO
14 2 (0.91%) NetIQ
14 2 (0.91%) Dell
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