The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 31 16 9
Rank change year-on-year -15 -7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 27 77 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.10% 7.64% 11.07%
As % of the System Software category 51.92% 44.25% 75.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 45 50
Median daily rate £400 £305 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.14% +32.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.90% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Median hourly rate £30.91 £24.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.46% +67.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £13.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.39 £72.70 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 52 174 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 7.89% 17.26% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 106 77
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £250 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +283.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £56.39 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Reading

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Reading

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Reading over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Reading

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Reading

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Reading over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
3 27 (45.76%) Windows Server
4 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (30.51%) DNS
6 16 (27.12%) VMware
7 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
8 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
8 12 (20.34%) DHCP
8 12 (20.34%) PowerShell
9 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
9 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
9 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (18.64%) Office 365
10 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
10 10 (16.95%) LAN
10 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (15.25%) SCCM
11 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
12 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
12 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
12 8 (13.56%) Public Cloud
12 8 (13.56%) Ansible
12 8 (13.56%) SCOM
12 8 (13.56%) Python
13 7 (11.86%) SMTP
13 7 (11.86%) Linux
13 7 (11.86%) Web Services
13 7 (11.86%) Migration

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 (23.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.64%) Office 365
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.39%) IaaS
6 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.51%) DNS
2 12 (20.34%) DHCP
3 10 (16.95%) LAN
3 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.86%) SMTP
5 6 (10.17%) Firewall
5 6 (10.17%) HTTP
5 6 (10.17%) WAN
6 3 (5.08%) MPLS
6 3 (5.08%) Skype
6 3 (5.08%) SSH
6 3 (5.08%) VoIP
6 3 (5.08%) VPN
6 3 (5.08%) WLAN
7 2 (3.39%) SAN
7 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.69%) Network Security
8 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Advertising
3 2 (3.39%) Law
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Support Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Consultant
2 8 (13.56%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Server Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) IT Support
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.08%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 27 (45.76%) Windows Server
3 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
6 7 (11.86%) Linux
7 6 (10.17%) Windows 10
7 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.08%) Android
8 3 (5.08%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
2 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.86%) Migration
2 7 (11.86%) Patch Management
3 6 (10.17%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.17%) Problem Management
3 6 (10.17%) Scrum
4 5 (8.47%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.78%) Project Management
5 4 (6.78%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (5.08%) Information Management
6 3 (5.08%) Product Management
7 2 (3.39%) Business Development
7 2 (3.39%) CRM
7 2 (3.39%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.39%) Presales
8 1 (1.69%) ITIL
8 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.56%) Python
3 2 (3.39%) C
4 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) CCNA
3 2 (3.39%) CCNP
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
2 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) XenApp
3 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
2 8 (13.56%) Ansible
2 8 (13.56%) SCOM
3 5 (8.47%) WSUS
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.12%) VMware
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix
5 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.08%) NetApp
6 2 (3.39%) Samsung
7 1 (1.69%) EMC
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago