The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 25 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 54 49 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.34% 5.76% 3.35%
As % of the System Software category 79.41% 75.38% 79.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 9
Average daily rate £225 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £19.50 £14.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.08%
Active Directory
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

System Software Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
68 65 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.98% 7.64% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 11
Average daily rate £235 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.32% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.75 £14.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Bristol region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Bristol region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 90 (78.95%) Windows
2 63 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 41 (35.96%) Windows 7
4 29 (25.44%) Windows Server
5 28 (24.56%) MS Office
6 26 (22.81%) VMware
7 18 (15.79%) Windows XP
7 18 (15.79%) SCCM
8 17 (14.91%) MS Excel
9 16 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
10 15 (13.16%) DNS
11 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
11 14 (12.28%) Office 365
12 13 (11.40%) Citrix
12 13 (11.40%) ITIL
12 13 (11.40%) Linux
13 12 (10.53%) SLA
13 12 (10.53%) Dell
13 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
13 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
14 11 (9.65%) Windows Vista
14 11 (9.65%) SQL
15 10 (8.77%) SAP
15 10 (8.77%) DHCP
15 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (7.89%) Incident Management
16 9 (7.89%) XenDesktop

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 9 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.26%) IBM Domino
2 6 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 5 (4.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (4.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.39%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (24.56%) MS Office
2 17 (14.91%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.39%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.28%) Office 365
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.16%) DNS
2 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.77%) DHCP
4 9 (7.89%) Internet
5 8 (7.02%) Firewall
6 7 (6.14%) LAN
7 5 (4.39%) LDAP
7 5 (4.39%) VoIP
8 4 (3.51%) SAN
8 4 (3.51%) VPN
8 4 (3.51%) WAN
9 3 (2.63%) Network Security
10 2 (1.75%) Intranet
10 2 (1.75%) NAS
10 2 (1.75%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.88%) DMZ
11 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.88%) MPLS
11 1 (0.88%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.02%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (7.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 8 (7.02%) BusinessObjects XI
2 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.02%) Ingres
2 8 (7.02%) SAP BI
2 8 (7.02%) SAP Data Services
2 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (7.02%) Xcelsius
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.39%) Billing
4 4 (3.51%) German Language
5 3 (2.63%) Back Office
5 3 (2.63%) Polish Language
6 2 (1.75%) Electronics
6 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (19.30%) Analyst
2 17 (14.91%) Support Engineer
3 12 (10.53%) Consultant
4 11 (9.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) Service Analyst
5 10 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (7.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) DBA
8 7 (6.14%) Administrator
8 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 7 (6.14%) Deskside Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Deskside Support
8 7 (6.14%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) SQL DBA
9 6 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.02%) SAP XI
2 2 (1.75%) Middleware
2 2 (1.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.88%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.51%) Clustering
4 4 (3.51%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.51%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.51%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.75%) NHS
6 2 (1.75%) Statistics
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 90 (78.95%) Windows
2 41 (35.96%) Windows 7
3 29 (25.44%) Windows Server
4 18 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 16 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (11.40%) Linux
8 11 (9.65%) Windows Vista
9 9 (7.89%) Unix
10 8 (7.02%) Windows 8
10 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (5.26%) Apple iOS
12 5 (4.39%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.75%) Android
13 2 (1.75%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.75%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.40%) ITIL
2 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (7.89%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.02%) CRM
4 8 (7.02%) Dimensional Modelling
4 8 (7.02%) ETL
4 8 (7.02%) ETL Development
4 8 (7.02%) Identity Management
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Optimisation
5 7 (6.14%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.26%) Service Management
7 4 (3.51%) Migration
7 4 (3.51%) Server Building
8 3 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.63%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.63%) Information Security
8 3 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.63%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.65%) SQL
2 8 (7.02%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.02%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.39%) Java
4 3 (2.63%) C#
5 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) CCNA
5 1 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.89%) XenDesktop
3 8 (7.02%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.14%) XenApp
5 5 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.39%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.75%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (15.79%) SCCM
2 5 (4.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.75%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 26 (22.81%) VMware
3 13 (11.40%) Citrix
4 12 (10.53%) Dell
5 10 (8.77%) SAP
6 9 (7.89%) Cisco
7 8 (7.02%) Apple
7 8 (7.02%) Symantec
8 6 (5.26%) Lotus
9 5 (4.39%) Adobe
9 5 (4.39%) HP
10 4 (3.51%) AppSense
10 4 (3.51%) CA
10 4 (3.51%) Forcepoint
10 4 (3.51%) Juniper
10 4 (3.51%) Polycom
10 4 (3.51%) Wyse
11 3 (2.63%) Remedy
11 3 (2.63%) Sun
12 2 (1.75%) Intel Security
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