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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 16 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 77 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.53% 7.54% 15.75%
As % of the System Software category 54.93% 63.11% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 67
Median daily rate £375 £285 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 30
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.90 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.27% +71.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.62 £30.90 £25.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.56 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.43% -3.33%
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
71 122 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.07% 11.95% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 61 81
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 30
Median hourly rate £31.64 £30.90 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.39% +71.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £30.90 £25.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 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 30 September 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 73 (77.66%) Windows
2 60 (63.83%) Microsoft
3 39 (41.49%) Windows Server
4 33 (35.11%) VMware
5 23 (24.47%) Office 365
6 22 (23.40%) MS Excel
6 22 (23.40%) MS Office
7 21 (22.34%) SCCM
8 20 (21.28%) Security Cleared
9 19 (20.21%) ITIL
9 19 (20.21%) Citrix
9 19 (20.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (18.09%) DNS
10 17 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (18.09%) Windows 7
11 16 (17.02%) PowerShell
12 14 (14.89%) DV Cleared
12 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (14.89%) MS Exchange
12 14 (14.89%) SQL
13 13 (13.83%) SLA
13 13 (13.83%) HP
13 13 (13.83%) WSUS
14 11 (11.70%) SCOM
14 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (10.64%) Hyper-V
15 10 (10.64%) Degree
15 10 (10.64%) Finance
15 10 (10.64%) TCP/IP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.19%) Documentum
4 3 (3.19%) IIS
4 3 (3.19%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (23.40%) MS Excel
1 22 (23.40%) MS Office
2 8 (8.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.47%) Office 365
2 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.26%) Yammer
5 2 (2.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.06%) Boomi
6 1 (1.06%) IaaS
6 1 (1.06%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.06%) PaaS
6 1 (1.06%) SaaS
6 1 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.09%) DNS
2 10 (10.64%) DHCP
2 10 (10.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.51%) LAN
4 7 (7.45%) SAN
5 6 (6.38%) Internet
6 5 (5.32%) WAN
7 4 (4.26%) Firewall
7 4 (4.26%) MPLS
7 4 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (4.26%) VPN
8 3 (3.19%) VoIP
9 2 (2.13%) LDAP
9 2 (2.13%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.13%) Network Security
9 2 (2.13%) SMTP
9 2 (2.13%) SSL
9 2 (2.13%) VLAN
10 1 (1.06%) NAS
10 1 (1.06%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.06%) DocumentDB
3 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.06%) Power BI
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MSI
1 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (10.64%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Marketing
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.13%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) French Language
5 1 (1.06%) German Language
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.06%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Support Engineer
2 14 (14.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 14 (14.89%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (13.83%) Architect
4 12 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (10.64%) Desktop Support
6 9 (9.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (9.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (8.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.45%) Consultant
8 7 (7.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Field Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.32%) IT Support
11 4 (4.26%) VMware Specialist
11 4 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) .NET
1 6 (6.38%) XML
2 3 (3.19%) DCOM
2 3 (3.19%) Middleware
2 3 (3.19%) MSMQ
3 2 (2.13%) ADO.NET
3 2 (2.13%) VML
4 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.06%) JDBC
4 1 (1.06%) JSON
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.06%) REST
4 1 (1.06%) SOAP
4 1 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Clustering
1 7 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.19%) PKI
4 2 (2.13%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.06%) FMCG
5 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (77.66%) Windows
2 39 (41.49%) Windows Server
3 17 (18.09%) Windows 7
3 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.57%) Windows 10
6 8 (8.51%) Linux
7 7 (7.45%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.38%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.19%) AIX
10 3 (3.19%) Solaris
11 2 (2.13%) Android
11 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.13%) Unix
12 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.21%) ITIL
2 8 (8.51%) Migration
3 7 (7.45%) Data Protection
4 6 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (5.32%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (5.32%) Service Management
6 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.26%) CRM
6 4 (4.26%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.19%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.19%) High Availability
7 3 (3.19%) Network Management
7 3 (3.19%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (3.19%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.19%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (3.19%) Use Case
7 3 (3.19%) Validation
7 3 (3.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.89%) SQL
3 9 (9.57%) VBScript
4 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.19%) C#
5 3 (3.19%) Java
5 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.19%) VB
6 2 (2.13%) C++
6 2 (2.13%) PHP
6 2 (2.13%) Python
6 2 (2.13%) Ruby
7 1 (1.06%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 19 (20.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (14.89%) DV Cleared
4 10 (10.64%) Degree
4 10 (10.64%) MCSE
5 9 (9.57%) MCP
6 6 (6.38%) MCTS
6 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.32%) MCITP
8 2 (2.13%) MCSA
9 1 (1.06%) MCAD
9 1 (1.06%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.83%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 17 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.26%) VMware ESX
3 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.26%) vSphere
4 3 (3.19%) XenApp
5 2 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.13%) XenServer
6 1 (1.06%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.06%) Firmware
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (22.34%) SCCM
2 13 (13.83%) WSUS
3 11 (11.70%) SCOM
4 6 (6.38%) WMI
5 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.13%) Perfmon
7 2 (2.13%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.13%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 60 (63.83%) Microsoft
2 33 (35.11%) VMware
3 19 (20.21%) Citrix
4 13 (13.83%) HP
5 6 (6.38%) Cisco
5 6 (6.38%) EMC
6 4 (4.26%) Dell
6 4 (4.26%) Symantec
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle
8 2 (2.13%) Apple
8 2 (2.13%) IBM
8 2 (2.13%) Juniper
8 2 (2.13%) NetApp
8 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.13%) Remedy
8 2 (2.13%) Samsung
8 2 (2.13%) SAP
8 2 (2.13%) Splunk
9 1 (1.06%) Concur
9 1 (1.06%) Lumension
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £43.28 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading
Seven Principles AG
Rate: £550 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago