The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 19 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.27% 5.88% 8.66%
As % of the System Software category 86.36% 72.00% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
Average daily rate £430 £290 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.27% +73.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £333 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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 Somerset region.

System Software Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
22 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.26% 8.17% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 19
Average daily rate £450 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £235 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £333 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +25.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -4 6 £90 -60.00% 4
Taunton +13 4 £450 +50.00%
Yeovil -11 3 - -
Street +6 1 - -
Clevedon - 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 35 (89.74%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows 7
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 14 (35.90%) VMware
4 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
8 6 (15.38%) Firewall
9 5 (12.82%) ITIL
9 5 (12.82%) MS Office
10 4 (10.26%) Unix
10 4 (10.26%) SAN
10 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (10.26%) Migration
10 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
11 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
11 3 (7.69%) Nessus
11 3 (7.69%) MCITP
11 3 (7.69%) Time Management
11 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
11 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
11 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (7.69%) Citrix
11 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (7.69%) MCSE
11 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
11 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
11 3 (7.69%) LAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Firewall
2 4 (10.26%) SAN
3 3 (7.69%) LAN
3 3 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (5.13%) DNS
4 2 (5.13%) DSL
4 2 (5.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
General
1 1 (2.56%) Electronics
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.56%) Marketing
1 1 (2.56%) Publishing
1 1 (2.56%) Retail
1 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Support Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Field Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Field Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Statistics
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (89.74%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows 7
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.26%) Unix
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Android
8 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.56%) Linux
8 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) Time Management
4 2 (5.13%) Change Control
4 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) MCITP
1 3 (7.69%) MCSE
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Nessus
2 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) VMware
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) CommVault
4 2 (5.13%) Intel Security
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Symantec
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) Lotus
5 1 (2.56%) SAP