Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 24 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 95 94 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.58% 6.30% 8.98%
As % of the System Software category 49.22% 58.02% 56.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 55
Reading median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £107 £137 £169
90th Percentile £538 £528 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £318 £363 £373
% change year-on-year -12.41% -2.68% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 25
Reading median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +33.33% -65.34%
10th Percentile £20.45 £20.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £26.65 £39.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.50 £17.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year +44.12% +19.30% -16.18%

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 193 162 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.37% 10.85% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 80 109
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £146 £190 £263
90th Percentile £586 £557 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 33
Reading median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% +33.33% -65.34%
10th Percentile £21.20 £20.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £38.50 £39.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.00 £17.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +158.82% +17.24% -15.01%

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 12 November 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 12 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 80 (84.21%) Windows
2 62 (65.26%) Microsoft
3 45 (47.37%) Office 365
4 38 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 35 (36.84%) Windows 10
6 28 (29.47%) SCCM
7 26 (27.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (27.37%) Windows Server
8 24 (25.26%) MCSE
9 23 (24.21%) Microsoft Office
9 23 (24.21%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
11 19 (20.00%) Azure
12 17 (17.89%) DNS
13 16 (16.84%) ITIL
13 16 (16.84%) Windows 8
14 14 (14.74%) TCP/IP
14 14 (14.74%) SLA
14 14 (14.74%) DV Cleared
15 13 (13.68%) Firewall
15 13 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (12.63%) HP
17 11 (11.58%) Internet
17 11 (11.58%) VMware
17 11 (11.58%) ITSM
17 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
18 10 (10.53%) Mac OS
18 10 (10.53%) Application Packaging
18 10 (10.53%) VPN
18 10 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
1 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (24.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.05%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (47.37%) Office 365
2 19 (20.00%) Azure
3 13 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (7.37%) IaaS
5 5 (5.26%) PaaS
5 5 (5.26%) SaaS
6 3 (3.16%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.11%) AWS
8 1 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) DNS
2 14 (14.74%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.68%) Firewall
4 11 (11.58%) Internet
5 10 (10.53%) VPN
6 9 (9.47%) DHCP
7 7 (7.37%) SAN
8 6 (6.32%) HTTP
8 6 (6.32%) NAS
9 4 (4.21%) HTTPS
9 4 (4.21%) IPsec
9 4 (4.21%) Kerberos
9 4 (4.21%) LAN
9 4 (4.21%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (4.21%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (4.21%) Skype
9 4 (4.21%) WAN
10 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) InstallShield
1 7 (7.37%) MSI
2 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 4 (4.21%) Retail
2 2 (2.11%) Legal
2 2 (2.11%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.05%) Billing
3 1 (1.05%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.05%) Finance
3 1 (1.05%) French Language
3 1 (1.05%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Analyst
2 15 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.63%) Service Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (8.42%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support
5 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) IT Analyst
5 8 (8.42%) IT Support
6 7 (7.37%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.37%) Applications Specialist
7 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Security Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Web Services
2 4 (4.21%) LDAP
2 4 (4.21%) SAML
3 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.05%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.05%) JSON
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.05%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (8.42%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (7.37%) iPhone
3 6 (6.32%) BYOD
4 5 (5.26%) Replication
5 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.16%) Blog
6 3 (3.16%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.16%) Clustering
6 3 (3.16%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.11%) PKI
7 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.05%) iPad
8 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.05%) PDA
8 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (84.21%) Windows
2 38 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 35 (36.84%) Windows 10
4 26 (27.37%) Windows Server
5 16 (16.84%) Windows 8
6 10 (10.53%) Mac OS
7 9 (9.47%) Android
8 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.16%) Linux
11 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.11%) VMS
11 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (16.84%) ITIL
3 11 (11.58%) ITSM
4 10 (10.53%) Application Packaging
4 10 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (8.42%) Migration
5 8 (8.42%) Service Management
6 7 (7.37%) Analytics
6 7 (7.37%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.37%) Escalation Management
6 7 (7.37%) Identity Management
6 7 (7.37%) Knowledge Management
6 7 (7.37%) Time Management
7 6 (6.32%) Preventative Maintenance
8 4 (4.21%) Event Correlation
8 4 (4.21%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 4 (4.21%) Runbook
8 4 (4.21%) Security Operations
8 4 (4.21%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (27.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (25.26%) MCSE
3 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
4 14 (14.74%) DV Cleared
5 9 (9.47%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.21%) Degree
6 4 (4.21%) MCSA
7 3 (3.16%) ISEB
7 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.11%) MOS
8 2 (2.11%) PMP
9 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.05%) CCNA
9 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.05%) CISSP
9 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.05%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) SLA
2 7 (7.37%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) XenApp
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.21%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (4.21%) vSphere
5 3 (3.16%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.11%) NDS
6 2 (2.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (29.47%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.21%) Nessus
2 4 (4.21%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.11%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.11%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.05%) SCOM
5 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 62 (65.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.63%) HP
3 11 (11.58%) VMware
4 9 (9.47%) Dell
4 9 (9.47%) Novell
5 5 (5.26%) Apple
5 5 (5.26%) Cisco
5 5 (5.26%) Okta
6 4 (4.21%) Blue Coat
6 4 (4.21%) Citrix
6 4 (4.21%) Qualys
6 4 (4.21%) Splunk
6 4 (4.21%) Workday
6 4 (4.21%) Zscaler
7 3 (3.16%) EMC
7 3 (3.16%) Juniper
8 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.11%) Lotus
8 2 (2.11%) Peregrine
8 2 (2.11%) Symantec