Period
to 20 July 2019

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 6 months to 20 July 2019 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 22 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 77 100 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.45% 6.78% 6.81%
As % of the System Software category 37.38% 56.50% 59.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 38
Reading median daily rate £375 £388 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +23.02% -16.00%
10th Percentile £121 £140 £109
90th Percentile £560 £500 £477
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £300 £388
% change year-on-year +20.83% -22.68% +26.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 18
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £14.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +18.54% -30.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £29.50 £49.38
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.07 £17.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +159.22% +23.64% +3.77%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 206 177 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 14.57% 12.01% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 86 67
Reading median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £188 £150
90th Percentile £575 £544 £523
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 24
Reading median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £14.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +28.70% -30.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.70 £39.47
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.82 £17.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +151.71% +22.79% +3.57%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 52 (67.53%) Windows
2 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
3 33 (42.86%) Office 365
4 29 (37.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (31.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (25.97%) Windows 7
7 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
7 18 (23.38%) Windows 10
8 16 (20.78%) SCCM
8 16 (20.78%) PowerShell
9 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (18.18%) Migration
11 13 (16.88%) MCSE
11 13 (16.88%) Windows Server
11 13 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (12.99%) DNS
12 10 (12.99%) Firewall
12 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
13 9 (11.69%) Windows 8
13 9 (11.69%) IaaS
13 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
14 8 (10.39%) Identity Management
14 8 (10.39%) Legal
14 8 (10.39%) VMware
15 7 (9.09%) SLA
15 7 (9.09%) VPN
15 7 (9.09%) HP
15 7 (9.09%) Novell
15 7 (9.09%) XenApp
15 7 (9.09%) QA

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 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.30%) CMS
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.30%) JBoss
5 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (42.86%) Office 365
2 29 (37.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (31.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (11.69%) IaaS
5 5 (6.49%) SaaS
6 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.60%) CloudFront
7 2 (2.60%) G Suite
7 2 (2.60%) PaaS
7 2 (2.60%) Route 53
8 1 (1.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.30%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) DNS
1 10 (12.99%) Firewall
2 7 (9.09%) VPN
3 6 (7.79%) DHCP
4 4 (5.19%) HTTP
4 4 (5.19%) Internet
5 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.90%) Skype
5 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.60%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.60%) IPsec
6 2 (2.60%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.60%) Network Security
6 2 (2.60%) WAN
6 2 (2.60%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) InstallShield
1 5 (6.49%) MSI
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
3 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.30%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.39%) Legal
2 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Finance
4 1 (1.30%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.30%) French Language
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (11.69%) Analyst
2 8 (10.39%) Consultant
3 7 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Applications Specialist
4 6 (7.79%) Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.19%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Administrator
6 4 (5.19%) Azure Specialist
6 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.19%) Field Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Security Specialist
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (3.90%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) LDAP
1 6 (7.79%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) OAuth
2 2 (2.60%) OAuth2
2 2 (2.60%) OpenID
2 2 (2.60%) SAML
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.30%) JSON
3 1 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.30%) React
3 1 (1.30%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.19%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.90%) BYOD
4 3 (3.90%) iPhone
5 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.60%) DataPower
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.30%) Blog
6 1 (1.30%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
6 1 (1.30%) iSeries
6 1 (1.30%) PDA
6 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (67.53%) Windows
2 20 (25.97%) Windows 7
3 18 (23.38%) Windows 10
4 13 (16.88%) Windows Server
5 9 (11.69%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.49%) Linux
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.90%) Android
8 3 (3.90%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) Migration
2 13 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (10.39%) Identity Management
4 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (7.79%) ITSM
5 5 (6.49%) Application Packaging
5 5 (6.49%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.49%) Escalation Management
5 5 (6.49%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (6.49%) Network Architecture
5 5 (6.49%) Technical Leadership
5 5 (6.49%) Time Management
6 4 (5.19%) Change Management
6 4 (5.19%) DevOps
6 4 (5.19%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (5.19%) ITIL
7 3 (3.90%) Presales
7 3 (3.90%) Privileged Identity Management
7 3 (3.90%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.19%) SQL
4 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.60%) Java
6 1 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (16.88%) MCSE
3 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.79%) CISSP
5 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.90%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (3.90%) MCSA
8 2 (2.60%) PMP
9 1 (1.30%) Degree
9 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) PMO
3 1 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 7 (9.09%) XenApp
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.90%) vSphere
4 2 (2.60%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.60%) NDS
4 2 (2.60%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.30%) Squid
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.90%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.60%) Nessus
5 2 (2.60%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (2.60%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.30%) SCOM
6 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) VMware
3 7 (9.09%) HP
3 7 (9.09%) Novell
4 5 (6.49%) Citrix
4 5 (6.49%) Okta
5 4 (5.19%) Dell
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle
6 3 (3.90%) IBM
6 3 (3.90%) SAP
7 2 (2.60%) Apple
7 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.60%) Bomgar
7 2 (2.60%) Dell KACE
7 2 (2.60%) Lotus
7 2 (2.60%) Peregrine
7 2 (2.60%) Qualys
7 2 (2.60%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) Splunk