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 24 June 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 20 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 44 55 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.67% 6.36% 9.05%
As % of the System Software category 62.86% 55.00% 59.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 23
Median daily rate £307 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.06% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £149 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £472 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.13 £27.90 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 70 100 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 12.20% 11.56% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 59
Median daily rate £363 £388 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -7.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £233 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 31
Median hourly rate £19.66 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.82% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £14.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £43.28 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 55 (77.46%) Windows
2 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
3 25 (35.21%) Windows Server
4 23 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (30.99%) PowerShell
5 22 (30.99%) DNS
6 17 (23.94%) MS Exchange
6 17 (23.94%) Windows 7
6 17 (23.94%) Office 365
7 16 (22.54%) DHCP
8 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
8 14 (19.72%) VMware
8 14 (19.72%) Skype for Business
9 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (16.90%) Skype
10 12 (16.90%) SCCM
11 11 (15.49%) SMTP
11 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
12 10 (14.08%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (14.08%) Windows 10
12 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (12.68%) LAN
13 9 (12.68%) Cisco
13 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
13 9 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (12.68%) DV Cleared
13 9 (12.68%) Task Automation
14 8 (11.27%) Public Cloud
14 8 (11.27%) Ansible

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 17 (23.94%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.72%) Skype for Business
3 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.94%) Office 365
2 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (14.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.82%) IaaS
6 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.99%) DNS
2 16 (22.54%) DHCP
3 12 (16.90%) Skype
4 11 (15.49%) SMTP
5 9 (12.68%) LAN
6 6 (8.45%) HTTP
7 5 (7.04%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.63%) VPN
9 3 (4.23%) Firewall
9 3 (4.23%) SSH
9 3 (4.23%) WAN
9 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.41%) Internet
11 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.41%) SAN
11 1 (1.41%) Wireless
11 1 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.23%) Marketing
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Active Directory Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Consultant
4 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Service Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) VMware Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (7.04%) 1st Line Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.04%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Exchange Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Office 365 Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Public Cloud
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.63%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.82%) Social Media
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (77.46%) Windows
2 25 (35.21%) Windows Server
3 23 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (23.94%) Windows 7
5 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.08%) Windows 10
6 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (9.86%) Linux
8 6 (8.45%) Android
9 5 (7.04%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
2 9 (12.68%) Task Automation
3 8 (11.27%) ITIL
3 8 (11.27%) Migration
4 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.86%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.86%) Patch Management
5 6 (8.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (8.45%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.45%) Scrum
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 4 (5.63%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (5.63%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.23%) Information Management
8 3 (4.23%) Product Management
9 2 (2.82%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (2.82%) Coaching
9 2 (2.82%) Data Protection
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.99%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.27%) Python
3 7 (9.86%) VB
4 5 (7.04%) SQL
5 3 (4.23%) C
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) DV Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.45%) MCSE
5 4 (5.63%) MCP
5 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) MCSA
6 2 (2.82%) VCP6
6 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
2 4 (5.63%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.41%) vCloud
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) SCCM
2 8 (11.27%) Ansible
2 8 (11.27%) WSUS
3 7 (9.86%) AirWatch
4 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (7.04%) NetBackup
4 5 (7.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (5.63%) SCOM
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.72%) VMware
3 9 (12.68%) Cisco
4 8 (11.27%) HP
5 6 (8.45%) MobileIron
5 6 (8.45%) Symantec
6 3 (4.23%) Citrix
7 1 (1.41%) Apple
7 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.41%) Dell
7 1 (1.41%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.41%) McAfee
7 1 (1.41%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.41%) Samsung
7 1 (1.41%) SendGrid
7 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.41%) Sophos
Reading, Berkshire
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