Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 13 31
Rank change year-on-year -12 +18 -20
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 94 113 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.29% 8.86% 5.21%
As % of the System Software category 56.29% 56.78% 47.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 39
Reading median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -20.53%
10th Percentile £132 £159 £141
90th Percentile £525 £550 £503
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £366 £363
% change year-on-year -1.02% +1.03% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 12
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -65.34% +100.84%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £17.03
% change year-on-year +19.30% -16.32% -20.97%

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 167 199 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.18% 15.61% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 109 81
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £194 £250 £158
90th Percentile £554 £550 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 33 14
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -65.34% +100.84%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £17.28
% change year-on-year +17.24% -16.09% -19.81%

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 16 November 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 69 (73.40%) Windows
2 43 (45.74%) Microsoft
3 35 (37.23%) Office 365
3 35 (37.23%) Windows Server
4 28 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (25.53%) PowerShell
6 22 (23.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (20.21%) Windows 7
8 17 (18.09%) DNS
9 16 (17.02%) VMware
10 15 (15.96%) ITIL
10 15 (15.96%) Windows 10
11 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
12 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
12 13 (13.83%) SQL
12 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (12.77%) SCCM
13 12 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (11.70%) DHCP
14 11 (11.70%) IaaS
15 10 (10.64%) MS Exchange
16 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
16 9 (9.57%) Migration
16 9 (9.57%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (9.57%) PaaS
16 9 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 8 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (8.51%) DV Cleared

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 10 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.45%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (37.23%) Office 365
2 28 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (23.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (11.70%) IaaS
5 9 (9.57%) PaaS
6 6 (6.38%) SaaS
7 2 (2.13%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.09%) DNS
2 11 (11.70%) DHCP
3 7 (7.45%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.38%) Skype
5 5 (5.32%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (5.32%) VPN
6 3 (3.19%) Internet
6 3 (3.19%) LAN
6 3 (3.19%) NAS
6 3 (3.19%) SAN
6 3 (3.19%) WAN
7 2 (2.13%) Firewall
7 2 (2.13%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.13%) VoIP
7 2 (2.13%) WLAN
8 1 (1.06%) BGP
8 1 (1.06%) OSPF
8 1 (1.06%) VLAN
8 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Toad
2 2 (2.13%) MSI
3 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (3.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (1.06%) French Language
3 1 (1.06%) Publishing
3 1 (1.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (23.40%) Consultant
2 14 (14.89%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.70%) Active Directory Consultant
4 10 (10.64%) Architect
4 10 (10.64%) Azure Consultant
5 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.38%) Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Cloud Consultant
6 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.26%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) .NET
1 1 (1.06%) JSON
1 1 (1.06%) Middleware
1 1 (1.06%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.06%) Web Services
1 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.32%) Replication
4 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.13%) Clustering
6 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.13%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.13%) PKI
6 2 (2.13%) Social Media
7 1 (1.06%) CCTV
7 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (73.40%) Windows
2 35 (37.23%) Windows Server
3 19 (20.21%) Windows 7
4 15 (15.96%) Windows 10
5 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.32%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.19%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.13%) Linux
10 1 (1.06%) Android
10 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.06%) CentOS
10 1 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.96%) ITIL
2 12 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (9.57%) Migration
4 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (6.38%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (5.32%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (5.32%) Service Management
7 4 (4.26%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.19%) High Availability
8 3 (3.19%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (3.19%) ITSM
8 3 (3.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (3.19%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (3.19%) Presales
8 3 (3.19%) Privileged Identity Management
9 2 (2.13%) Data Loss Prevention
9 2 (2.13%) Infrastructure Transformation
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.53%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.83%) SQL
3 2 (2.13%) Python
3 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.06%) C
4 1 (1.06%) Java
4 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.06%) Perl
4 1 (1.06%) PHP
4 1 (1.06%) Ruby
4 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.26%) MCITP
5 4 (4.26%) MCSE
5 4 (4.26%) MCTS
6 3 (3.19%) CCNA
6 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.19%) Degree
7 2 (2.13%) CCIE
7 2 (2.13%) CCNP
7 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) GDPR
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.45%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.19%) BitLocker
3 3 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.19%) vSphere
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (12.77%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.13%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.13%) vRealize
5 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.06%) Puppet
5 1 (1.06%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.02%) VMware
3 6 (6.38%) HP
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle
4 5 (5.32%) Veeam
5 4 (4.26%) McAfee
6 2 (2.13%) Acme Packet
6 2 (2.13%) Avaya
6 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco
6 2 (2.13%) Dell
6 2 (2.13%) Ivanti
6 2 (2.13%) Juniper
6 2 (2.13%) Lotus
6 2 (2.13%) Lumension
6 2 (2.13%) Okta
6 2 (2.13%) Sonus
7 1 (1.06%) Samsung
7 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.06%) Snow