Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 31 11
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 114 78 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.87% 5.25% 8.12%
As % of the System Software category 55.88% 47.85% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 39 59
Reading median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +10.24%
10th Percentile £161 £141 £163
90th Percentile £550 £503 £490
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £323
% change year-on-year - +16.28% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 53
Reading median hourly rate £14.75 £43.28 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.92% +100.84% +21.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.13 £13.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £30.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.06 £21.55
% change year-on-year -17.94% -20.84% +21.41%

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 204 163 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.88% 10.98% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 81 111
Reading median daily rate £400 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £158 £175
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 58
Reading median hourly rate £14.75 £43.28 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.92% +100.84% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.88 £13.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -17.14% -18.79% +24.67%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 86 (75.44%) Windows
2 52 (45.61%) Microsoft
3 34 (29.82%) Office 365
4 33 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 28 (24.56%) Windows 7
6 28 (24.56%) ITIL
7 27 (23.68%) PowerShell
8 24 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (18.42%) VMware
10 19 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
12 17 (14.91%) SQL
13 16 (14.04%) DNS
13 16 (14.04%) Cisco
14 14 (12.28%) IIS
14 14 (12.28%) SCCM
15 13 (11.40%) Android
15 13 (11.40%) Linux
15 13 (11.40%) VPN
15 13 (11.40%) Service Management
16 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
17 11 (9.65%) Windows 10
17 11 (9.65%) DHCP
17 11 (9.65%) TCP/IP
17 11 (9.65%) MS Exchange
17 11 (9.65%) Skype for Business
17 11 (9.65%) Degree

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 14 (12.28%) IIS
2 11 (9.65%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.65%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.14%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.51%) Liferay
5 4 (3.51%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.82%) Office 365
2 33 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.51%) SaaS
6 3 (2.63%) IaaS
7 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.75%) GitHub
7 2 (1.75%) PaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.04%) DNS
2 13 (11.40%) VPN
3 11 (9.65%) DHCP
3 11 (9.65%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.89%) Firewall
4 9 (7.89%) Skype
4 9 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (5.26%) NAS
5 6 (5.26%) SAN
6 5 (4.39%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.51%) LAN
7 4 (3.51%) Network Security
7 4 (3.51%) WAN
8 3 (2.63%) Internet
8 3 (2.63%) IP Telephony
8 3 (2.63%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.75%) SMS
9 2 (1.75%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.88%) SMTP
10 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (3.51%) JasperReports
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Talend Open Studio
1 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) French Language
2 4 (3.51%) Publishing
3 2 (1.75%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (16.67%) Consultant
2 14 (12.28%) IT Support
3 13 (11.40%) Architect
3 13 (11.40%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) Support Technician
5 9 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (7.89%) Desktop Support
6 7 (6.14%) Administrator
6 7 (6.14%) Field Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) IT Support Technician
6 7 (6.14%) IT Technician
6 7 (6.14%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Administrator
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.26%) Active Directory Consultant
7 6 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Help Desk Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Implementation Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) Web Services
1 5 (4.39%) XML
2 4 (3.51%) Java EE
3 3 (2.63%) JSON
4 2 (1.75%) .NET
4 2 (1.75%) REST
4 2 (1.75%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (7.89%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.51%) PKI
3 4 (3.51%) Social Media
4 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.75%) Clustering
4 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.75%) iPhone
4 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.75%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.75%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.88%) CESG
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.88%) IVR
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 86 (75.44%) Windows
2 30 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 28 (24.56%) Windows 7
4 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.40%) Android
5 13 (11.40%) Linux
6 11 (9.65%) Windows 10
7 10 (8.77%) Apple iOS
8 9 (7.89%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.63%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.75%) Unix
13 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.88%) SUSE
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) ITIL
2 13 (11.40%) Service Management
3 9 (7.89%) Mentoring
4 8 (7.02%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (7.02%) Migration
4 8 (7.02%) Remediation Plan
5 7 (6.14%) Coaching
6 6 (5.26%) DevOps
6 6 (5.26%) Identity Management
6 6 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (4.39%) Business Continuity
7 5 (4.39%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.51%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (3.51%) High Availability
8 4 (3.51%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (3.51%) Project Management
8 4 (3.51%) Server Building
8 4 (3.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 17 (14.91%) SQL
3 6 (5.26%) Java
4 3 (2.63%) VB
5 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) C
6 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.65%) Degree
3 10 (8.77%) MCSE
3 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.02%) MCITP
5 7 (6.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (5.26%) MCSA
6 6 (5.26%) MCTS
7 5 (4.39%) MCP
8 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.63%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.63%) CCNA
9 3 (2.63%) CCNP
9 3 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.63%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.75%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.51%) vSphere
5 2 (1.75%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.75%) Docker
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.88%) XenApp
6 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (12.28%) SCCM
2 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (7.02%) SCOM
4 4 (3.51%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.51%) WSUS
5 3 (2.63%) Ansible
5 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.63%) Puppet
6 2 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.75%) MOM
6 2 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 52 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.42%) VMware
3 16 (14.04%) Cisco
4 10 (8.77%) HP
5 9 (7.89%) Citrix
5 9 (7.89%) Samsung
6 5 (4.39%) Oracle
7 4 (3.51%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.51%) Talend
8 3 (2.63%) Symantec
9 2 (1.75%) Avaya
9 2 (1.75%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.75%) MobileIron
9 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.75%) SendGrid
9 2 (1.75%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.75%) WSO2
10 1 (0.88%) Acme Packet
10 1 (0.88%) Lumension
10 1 (0.88%) Sonus