The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / South West
Rank 25 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 175 222 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.55% 7.40% 6.40%
As % of the System Software category 60.14% 64.72% 66.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 123 90
Median daily rate £275 £315 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 39
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.88 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%

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

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
291 343 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.90% 11.43% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 198 149
Median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £136 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 40
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.48 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £41.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 63 £313 +35.86% 9
Wiltshire -9 46 £255 -32.00% 6
Gloucestershire -12 22 £120 -56.36% 7
Devon -6 18 £170 -45.16% 3
Somerset +1 15 £273 -39.44% 3
Dorset -3 4 £265 -18.46% 5
Avon - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 313 (83.24%) Windows
2 147 (39.10%) Windows 7
3 138 (36.70%) Windows Server
4 126 (33.51%) Microsoft
5 107 (28.46%) VMware
6 83 (22.07%) ITIL
6 83 (22.07%) MS Office
7 80 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 69 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (18.09%) DNS
10 64 (17.02%) Office 365
11 62 (16.49%) Security Cleared
11 62 (16.49%) MS Excel
11 62 (16.49%) MS Exchange
12 55 (14.63%) Citrix
13 51 (13.56%) Windows 10
14 48 (12.77%) Cisco
15 42 (11.17%) Linux
16 41 (10.90%) Finance
17 40 (10.64%) SCCM
18 37 (9.84%) SC Cleared
19 35 (9.31%) Firewall
19 35 (9.31%) DHCP
20 31 (8.24%) SQL Server
20 31 (8.24%) HP
21 30 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
22 29 (7.71%) Microsoft App-V
22 29 (7.71%) Incident Management
23 28 (7.45%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 62 (16.49%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (6.91%) Skype for Business
4 24 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 22 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.66%) IIS
8 9 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.86%) Confluence
9 7 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.33%) Apache
10 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.53%) Moodle
12 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 83 (22.07%) MS Office
2 62 (16.49%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.06%) MS Project
4 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.06%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.27%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 64 (17.02%) Office 365
2 20 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (18.09%) DNS
2 35 (9.31%) DHCP
2 35 (9.31%) Firewall
3 28 (7.45%) LAN
4 27 (7.18%) WAN
5 24 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 24 (6.38%) Wireless
6 23 (6.12%) VPN
7 14 (3.72%) Skype
8 13 (3.46%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (3.19%) SAN
9 12 (3.19%) SSL
10 11 (2.93%) Network Security
11 8 (2.13%) Internet
12 6 (1.60%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.60%) VoIP
12 6 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.06%) NAS
14 4 (1.06%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.06%) Redis
5 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.27%) DB2
7 1 (0.27%) Informix
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (1.86%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.86%) JIRA
2 4 (1.06%) ReSharper
2 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 41 (10.90%) Finance
2 16 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.46%) Military
4 9 (2.39%) Marketing
5 7 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.60%) Banking
6 6 (1.60%) Electronics
7 5 (1.33%) Local Government
8 4 (1.06%) Games
9 2 (0.53%) Back Office
9 2 (0.53%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 75 (19.95%) Support Engineer
2 69 (18.35%) Analyst
3 59 (15.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 40 (10.64%) IT Support
5 35 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 34 (9.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 31 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 30 (7.98%) Service Analyst
8 30 (7.98%) Service Desk Analyst
9 29 (7.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 26 (6.91%) Desktop Support
11 25 (6.65%) Support Analyst
12 23 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
13 21 (5.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 20 (5.32%) Architect
15 19 (5.05%) Help Desk Support
16 17 (4.52%) Service Desk Engineer
17 16 (4.26%) 1st Line Engineer
17 16 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
18 15 (3.99%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.19%) .NET
2 10 (2.66%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (1.86%) Web Services
3 7 (1.86%) WebCenter
4 6 (1.60%) AppFabric
4 6 (1.60%) WCF
5 5 (1.33%) CSS
5 5 (1.33%) HTML
6 4 (1.06%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.06%) CSS3
6 4 (1.06%) HTML5
6 4 (1.06%) Kendo UI
6 4 (1.06%) SignalR
7 1 (0.27%) Ajax
7 1 (0.27%) EJB
7 1 (0.27%) J2EE
7 1 (0.27%) JSP
7 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.32%) Client/Server
3 18 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.52%) Fat Client
4 17 (4.52%) Thin Client
5 15 (3.99%) Replication
6 13 (3.46%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.66%) Clustering
7 10 (2.66%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.86%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.86%) CMDB
9 7 (1.86%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.60%) PKI
11 5 (1.33%) User Experience
12 4 (1.06%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.06%) iPhone
13 3 (0.80%) RSA SecurID
14 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.53%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 313 (83.24%) Windows
2 147 (39.10%) Windows 7
3 138 (36.70%) Windows Server
4 80 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (13.56%) Windows 10
7 42 (11.17%) Linux
8 30 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (6.38%) Windows 8
10 21 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (4.52%) Windows XP
12 13 (3.46%) Mac OS X
13 8 (2.13%) Android
14 7 (1.86%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (1.60%) Unix
16 5 (1.33%) Apple iOS
17 4 (1.06%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.80%) Solaris
19 2 (0.53%) VMS
20 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (22.07%) ITIL
2 29 (7.71%) Incident Management
3 28 (7.45%) Migration
4 22 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (5.59%) Change Management
6 17 (4.52%) Service Delivery
7 15 (3.99%) DevOps
8 14 (3.72%) ITSM
8 14 (3.72%) Service Management
9 12 (3.19%) Load Balancing
10 11 (2.93%) Problem Management
11 10 (2.66%) Information Security
11 10 (2.66%) Network Management
12 9 (2.39%) Asset Management
12 9 (2.39%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (2.13%) PRINCE2
13 8 (2.13%) Project Management
13 8 (2.13%) Security Management
13 8 (2.13%) SIEM
13 8 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.18%) PowerShell
2 14 (3.72%) SQL
3 9 (2.39%) Java
4 5 (1.33%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.33%) C#
4 5 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.06%) AWK
5 4 (1.06%) TypeScript
6 2 (0.53%) Perl
7 1 (0.27%) PHP
7 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.59%) DV Cleared
4 19 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (4.26%) DBS Check
6 10 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.39%) MCSE
8 7 (1.86%) ISEB
9 6 (1.60%) CCNA
9 6 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.60%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.60%) MCITP
10 5 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.06%) MCP
11 4 (1.06%) SANS
12 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.80%) CHECK Team Member
12 3 (0.80%) CISM
12 3 (0.80%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.80%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.26%) SLA
2 8 (2.13%) QA
3 6 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 69 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (7.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (4.79%) VMware ESX
4 17 (4.52%) XenApp
5 14 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.72%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (2.13%) BitLocker
9 7 (1.86%) DFS Replication
9 7 (1.86%) Docker
9 7 (1.86%) vSphere
10 5 (1.33%) Snort
11 4 (1.06%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.06%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (10.64%) SCCM
2 10 (2.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.39%) WSUS
4 8 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (1.86%) Ansible
5 7 (1.86%) Icinga
5 7 (1.86%) Kibana
5 7 (1.86%) logstash
6 6 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.33%) Nagios
8 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.06%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.06%) Puppet
8 4 (1.06%) vRealize
8 4 (1.06%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 126 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 107 (28.46%) VMware
3 55 (14.63%) Citrix
4 48 (12.77%) Cisco
5 31 (8.24%) HP
6 28 (7.45%) Red Hat
7 22 (5.85%) Apple
8 20 (5.32%) Oracle
9 17 (4.52%) Dell
10 16 (4.26%) Symantec
11 14 (3.72%) AppSense
11 14 (3.72%) Wyse
12 11 (2.93%) Sophos
13 10 (2.66%) CA
13 10 (2.66%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.66%) SAP
14 9 (2.39%) Intel Security
15 7 (1.86%) Atlassian
16 6 (1.60%) EMC
16 6 (1.60%) Juniper
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