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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 38 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 50 40 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.94% 6.39% 8.22%
As % of the System Software category 64.94% 85.11% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £167 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £418 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -31.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.90 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
77 47 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.61% 7.51% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 19 39
Average daily rate £450 £238 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £423 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 48 (66.67%) Windows
2 44 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
4 17 (23.61%) SQL
4 17 (23.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 16 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 16 (22.22%) Lync
6 14 (19.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
6 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (18.06%) MS Office
8 12 (16.67%) CRM
8 12 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (16.67%) Application Packaging
8 12 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (15.28%) Clustering
9 11 (15.28%) .NET
10 10 (13.89%) WAN
10 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (13.89%) Finance
11 9 (12.50%) VMware
12 8 (11.11%) Blackberry
12 8 (11.11%) LAN
12 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 16 (22.22%) Lync
2 14 (19.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.78%) IIS
7 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.39%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.39%) Agresso
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) WAN
2 8 (11.11%) LAN
3 7 (9.72%) DNS
4 5 (6.94%) Internet
5 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.78%) DHCP
6 2 (2.78%) Firewall
7 1 (1.39%) VoIP
7 1 (1.39%) VPN
7 1 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Local Government
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Architect
3 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Consultant
4 6 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.94%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Messaging Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 11 (15.28%) .NET
3 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Clustering
2 8 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.94%) iPhone
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) iPad
4 4 (5.56%) Data Integration
5 3 (4.17%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.39%) NHS
7 1 (1.39%) DTV
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.72%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.94%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.94%) Android
8 3 (4.17%) Linux
8 3 (4.17%) CentOS
8 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (16.67%) CRM
3 7 (9.72%) ITIL
4 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.17%) Change Management
4 3 (4.17%) Data Modelling
4 3 (4.17%) Document Management
4 3 (4.17%) Migration
4 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (4.17%) Data Architecture
5 2 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.78%) Performance Management
5 2 (2.78%) Project Management
5 2 (2.78%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.78%) Change Control
5 2 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.78%) Business Continuity
5 2 (2.78%) Workflow
5 2 (2.78%) SOA
5 2 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) Python
2 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) MCP
2 2 (2.78%) MCSE
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.39%) MCTS
3 1 (1.39%) ISEB
3 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.17%) Samba
3 3 (4.17%) NFS
4 2 (2.78%) XenApp
5 1 (1.39%) XenServer
5 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.50%) VMware
3 7 (9.72%) Intel
4 6 (8.33%) Citrix
5 5 (6.94%) RightFax
6 4 (5.56%) IronPort
7 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.78%) HP
8 2 (2.78%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.78%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.39%) SAP
9 1 (1.39%) Cisco
9 1 (1.39%) Juniper
9 1 (1.39%) Lotus
9 1 (1.39%) Apple
9 1 (1.39%) Civica
9 1 (1.39%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.39%) Polycom
9 1 (1.39%) Aastra
9 1 (1.39%) ForgeRock
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