The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Bristol region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 44 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.05% 3.54% 4.27%
As % of the System Software category 35.82% 59.38% 55.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £17.80 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
67 32 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.50% 5.96% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 15 28
Average daily rate £375 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% -19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.25 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £17.60 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Active Directory
South West

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 25 July 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 34 (79.07%) Windows
2 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
3 21 (48.84%) Windows 7
4 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (27.91%) MS Office
5 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
6 10 (23.26%) Windows XP
6 10 (23.26%) WAN
6 10 (23.26%) Blackberry
7 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (18.60%) Internet
8 8 (18.60%) ITIL
9 7 (16.28%) LAN
9 7 (16.28%) SCCM
10 6 (13.95%) Lync
10 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (13.95%) VMware
10 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
11 5 (11.63%) Citrix
11 5 (11.63%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (11.63%) Cisco
11 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
11 5 (11.63%) iPhone
12 4 (9.30%) SCOM
12 4 (9.30%) IP Telephony
12 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (9.30%) iPad
12 4 (9.30%) Change Control
12 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (9.30%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (13.95%) Lync
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (4.65%) IIS
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Office
2 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) WAN
2 8 (18.60%) Internet
3 7 (16.28%) LAN
4 4 (9.30%) IP Telephony
5 3 (6.98%) VPN
6 2 (4.65%) DNS
6 2 (4.65%) VoIP
7 1 (2.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Consultant
3 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Blackberry
2 5 (11.63%) iPhone
3 4 (9.30%) iPad
4 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.33%) Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 34 (79.07%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (23.26%) Windows XP
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.30%) Linux
7 3 (6.98%) CentOS
8 2 (4.65%) Android
9 1 (2.33%) UNIX
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) Migration
2 4 (9.30%) Change Control
3 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (6.98%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (6.98%) CRM
4 2 (4.65%) Project Management
4 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.33%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.33%) High Availability
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) Python
2 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.65%) MCP
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.98%) NFS
2 3 (6.98%) Samba
3 2 (4.65%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) XenServer
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) VMware
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Avaya
4 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.98%) Dell
6 2 (4.65%) HP
6 2 (4.65%) RightFax
6 2 (4.65%) Capita
7 1 (2.33%) IronPort
7 1 (2.33%) Polycom
7 1 (2.33%) Intel
7 1 (2.33%) Apple
7 1 (2.33%) Symantec
7 1 (2.33%) Juniper
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Rate: £14.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £170 - £250 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago