Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 12 35
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23 -20
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 96 115 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.43% 9.16% 4.84%
As % of the System Software category 46.38% 56.93% 48.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 65 33
Reading median daily rate £400 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +26.67% +5.26%
10th Percentile £204 £191 £163
90th Percentile £534 £550 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +15.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 12
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £37.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -57.54% +20.05%
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -14.29% -18.79%

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 207 202 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.86% 16.10% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 125 69
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £230 £304 £203
90th Percentile £580 £550 £578
Berkshire median daily rate £441 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.82% - +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 15
Reading median hourly rate £47.50 £17.48 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.74% -59.61% +40.06%
10th Percentile £20.00 £13.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £39.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.74 £20.00
% change year-on-year +19.47% -16.30% -30.31%

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 January 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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 59 (61.46%) Windows
2 45 (46.88%) Microsoft
3 44 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (41.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (31.25%) PowerShell
6 29 (30.21%) Windows Server
7 25 (26.04%) Office 365
8 20 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 14 (14.58%) Windows 7
10 14 (14.58%) DNS
10 14 (14.58%) Technical Leadership
11 13 (13.54%) SQL
12 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 12 (12.50%) VMware
12 12 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (11.46%) ITIL
14 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
14 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (10.42%) IaaS
15 9 (9.38%) Skype for Business
15 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (8.33%) Oracle
16 8 (8.33%) DHCP
16 8 (8.33%) Migration
16 8 (8.33%) Business Continuity
17 7 (7.29%) Firewall
17 7 (7.29%) CRM
17 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
17 7 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement

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 (9.38%) Skype for Business
2 6 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (41.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 25 (26.04%) Office 365
4 10 (10.42%) IaaS
5 6 (6.25%) PaaS
6 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.58%) DNS
2 8 (8.33%) DHCP
3 7 (7.29%) Firewall
4 5 (5.21%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.17%) Skype
5 4 (4.17%) VoIP
6 2 (2.08%) Internet
6 2 (2.08%) LAN
6 2 (2.08%) NAS
6 2 (2.08%) SAN
6 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.08%) VPN
6 2 (2.08%) WAN
6 2 (2.08%) WLAN
7 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MSI
1 3 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 2 (2.08%) Automotive
1 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.04%) Back Office
2 1 (1.04%) French Language
Job Titles
1 33 (34.38%) Consultant
2 16 (16.67%) Active Directory Consultant
3 15 (15.63%) Azure Consultant
4 8 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Active Directory Specialist
6 6 (6.25%) Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Active Directory Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Cloud Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Field Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Office 365 Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.13%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) LDAP
2 1 (1.04%) OAuth
2 1 (1.04%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (7.29%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.08%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.08%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.08%) PKI
5 2 (2.08%) Replication
6 1 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (61.46%) Windows
2 29 (30.21%) Windows Server
3 14 (14.58%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.04%) Linux
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (14.58%) Technical Leadership
3 11 (11.46%) ITIL
4 8 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 8 (8.33%) Migration
5 7 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (7.29%) CRM
6 6 (6.25%) B2C
6 6 (6.25%) Identity Management
6 6 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
6 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.21%) DevOps
7 5 (5.21%) Service Design
7 5 (5.21%) Service Management
8 4 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (4.17%) Privileged Access Management
8 4 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (4.17%) Programme Management
8 4 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.54%) SQL
3 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.04%) C
4 1 (1.04%) Java
4 1 (1.04%) Perl
4 1 (1.04%) PHP
4 1 (1.04%) Python
4 1 (1.04%) Ruby
4 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.29%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.13%) CCNA
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.13%) Degree
5 3 (3.13%) MCITP
5 3 (3.13%) MCTS
6 2 (2.08%) CCIE
6 2 (2.08%) CCNP
6 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.04%) APMP
7 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) PMO
2 1 (1.04%) GDPR
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.08%) vSphere
4 2 (2.08%) XenApp
4 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) SCCM
2 4 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.17%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.17%) Nessus
2 4 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.08%) vRealize
4 1 (1.04%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 45 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) VMware
3 8 (8.33%) Oracle
4 5 (5.21%) Veeam
5 4 (4.17%) Acme Packet
5 4 (4.17%) Avaya
5 4 (4.17%) Cisco
5 4 (4.17%) HP
5 4 (4.17%) Sonus
6 3 (3.13%) Lumension
6 3 (3.13%) McAfee
7 2 (2.08%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.08%) Citrix
7 2 (2.08%) Juniper
7 2 (2.08%) Lotus
8 1 (1.04%) Dell
8 1 (1.04%) IBM
8 1 (1.04%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.04%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) Symantec