Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 15 25
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 88 108 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.10% 8.64% 6.13%
As % of the System Software category 56.77% 56.54% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 52 52
Reading median daily rate £393 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.77% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £139 £132 £143
90th Percentile £528 £511 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +0.69% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 14
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -24.99% -1.02%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.25 £11.93
90th Percentile £29.50 £45.18 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +19.35% +10.71% -35.03%

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 155 191 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.75% 15.28% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 97 101
Reading median daily rate £425 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £187 £166 £158
90th Percentile £545 £538 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £386 £378
% change year-on-year +10.03% +2.32% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 33 15
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -24.99% -1.02%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.85 £12.15
90th Percentile £44.50 £41.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34% -32.71%

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 21 September 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

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 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 (78.41%) Windows
2 40 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 31 (35.23%) Windows Server
4 30 (34.09%) Office 365
5 21 (23.86%) Windows 10
6 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (21.59%) PowerShell
8 18 (20.45%) Windows 7
9 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
9 15 (17.05%) SCCM
10 14 (15.91%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (14.77%) DNS
12 12 (13.64%) MS Exchange
12 12 (13.64%) VMware
13 11 (12.50%) Migration
13 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (12.50%) SQL
13 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 10 (11.36%) VPN
14 10 (11.36%) DHCP
14 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
14 10 (11.36%) Skype
14 10 (11.36%) SaaS
14 10 (11.36%) DV Cleared
15 9 (10.23%) Skype for Business
15 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (10.23%) HP
15 9 (10.23%) Proactive Monitoring
16 8 (9.09%) ITIL
16 8 (9.09%) SharePoint

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 12 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.23%) Skype for Business
3 8 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.41%) IIS
6 2 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.09%) Office 365
2 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (15.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (11.36%) SaaS
5 7 (7.95%) IaaS
5 7 (7.95%) PaaS
6 4 (4.55%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) DNS
2 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.36%) DHCP
3 10 (11.36%) Skype
3 10 (11.36%) VPN
4 5 (5.68%) Firewall
4 5 (5.68%) Internet
5 4 (4.55%) SAN
5 4 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.41%) LAN
6 3 (3.41%) VoIP
6 3 (3.41%) WAN
7 2 (2.27%) NAS
7 2 (2.27%) PBX
7 2 (2.27%) PSTN
7 2 (2.27%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.27%) VLAN
7 2 (2.27%) WLAN
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Toad
2 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.27%) MSI
3 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (3.41%) Finance
1 3 (3.41%) Publishing
2 2 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Automotive
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Consultant
2 13 (14.77%) Architect
3 11 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Technical Architect
5 5 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.68%) Desktop Support
5 5 (5.68%) IT Support
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Azure Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Active Directory Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Office 365 Consultant
7 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
1 3 (3.41%) JSON
2 2 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) Middleware
3 1 (1.14%) REST
3 1 (1.14%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Replication
2 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.55%) Social Media
4 3 (3.41%) Clustering
4 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.27%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.27%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.14%) CCTV
6 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (78.41%) Windows
2 31 (35.23%) Windows Server
3 21 (23.86%) Windows 10
4 18 (20.45%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.82%) Android
7 6 (6.82%) Apple iOS
7 6 (6.82%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.55%) Linux
8 4 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.14%) CentOS
10 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.50%) Migration
2 9 (10.23%) Proactive Monitoring
3 8 (9.09%) ITIL
4 7 (7.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 6 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.82%) Presales
5 6 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (5.68%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (5.68%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 4 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.55%) Service Management
7 4 (4.55%) SIEM
8 3 (3.41%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (3.41%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.41%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.59%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.14%) C
4 1 (1.14%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) Python
4 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) DV Cleared
3 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.82%) Degree
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.41%) MCSE
6 2 (2.27%) CCNA
6 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.27%) MCITP
6 2 (2.27%) MCTS
7 1 (1.14%) CCIE
7 1 (1.14%) CCNP
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Hyper-V
1 7 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.68%) BitLocker
3 3 (3.41%) vSphere
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.14%) Docker
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (17.05%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.41%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.27%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.27%) Puppet
5 1 (1.14%) Ansible
5 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.14%) SCOM
5 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.64%) VMware
3 9 (10.23%) HP
4 6 (6.82%) Oracle
5 4 (4.55%) McAfee
5 4 (4.55%) Okta
5 4 (4.55%) Samsung
6 3 (3.41%) Citrix
7 2 (2.27%) Acme Packet
7 2 (2.27%) Avaya
7 2 (2.27%) Cisco
7 2 (2.27%) Dell
7 2 (2.27%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.27%) Lumension
7 2 (2.27%) Sonus
8 1 (1.14%) Capita
8 1 (1.14%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.14%) Snow
8 1 (1.14%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.14%) WatchGuard