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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 190 229 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.93% 6.92% 5.69%
As % of the System Software category 60.32% 62.91% 51.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 102 97
Median daily rate £237 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.37% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £419 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 34
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £22.50 £21.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -3.33%
Active Directory
England

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
315 364 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.49% 10.99% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 174 215
Median daily rate £325 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £125 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
- +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 53 42
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £46.68 £24.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 72 £253 +94.23% 9
Wiltshire -10 31 £298 +19.00% 3
Gloucestershire +6 30 £175 -30.00% 13
Devon -4 25 £153 -49.16% 2
Somerset +26 24 £203 -10.00% 8
Dorset -18 5 £105 -12.50% 13
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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.

1 361 (81.86%) Windows
2 175 (39.68%) Windows 7
3 146 (33.11%) Microsoft
4 144 (32.65%) VMware
5 141 (31.97%) Windows Server
6 95 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 90 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 85 (19.27%) SCCM
8 85 (19.27%) ITIL
9 81 (18.37%) MS Office
10 76 (17.23%) Citrix
11 75 (17.01%) MS Excel
11 75 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
12 74 (16.78%) Security Cleared
13 69 (15.65%) Office 365
14 66 (14.97%) MS Exchange
15 61 (13.83%) PowerShell
16 57 (12.93%) DNS
17 55 (12.47%) Windows 10
18 54 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
18 54 (12.24%) Migration
19 45 (10.20%) DHCP
20 44 (9.98%) TCP/IP
21 42 (9.52%) SQL
22 39 (8.84%) Firewall
23 38 (8.62%) Cisco
24 36 (8.16%) SharePoint
24 36 (8.16%) Hyper-V
25 35 (7.94%) SC Cleared
26 34 (7.71%) Windows 8

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 66 (14.97%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 32 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (7.03%) Skype for Business
5 16 (3.63%) IBM Notes
6 15 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.59%) Apache
9 7 (1.59%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.13%) IBM Domino
10 5 (1.13%) IIS
10 5 (1.13%) Mule
11 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.45%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.45%) Moodle
14 1 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 81 (18.37%) MS Office
2 75 (17.01%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 69 (15.65%) Office 365
2 33 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.95%) SaaS
5 10 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.59%) IaaS
7 6 (1.36%) PaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.93%) DNS
2 45 (10.20%) DHCP
3 44 (9.98%) TCP/IP
4 39 (8.84%) Firewall
5 27 (6.12%) LAN
5 27 (6.12%) WAN
6 25 (5.67%) SAN
7 20 (4.54%) VPN
7 20 (4.54%) Wireless
8 17 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (3.40%) Network Security
9 15 (3.40%) Skype
10 14 (3.17%) Internet
11 12 (2.72%) VoIP
12 11 (2.49%) SSL
13 9 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.36%) VLAN
15 5 (1.13%) NetScaler
16 3 (0.68%) Extranet
16 3 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.49%) MySQL
2 11 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.23%) HBase
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.81%) MSI
2 7 (1.59%) JIRA
3 3 (0.68%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (6.12%) Finance
2 18 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.13%) Back Office
4 4 (0.91%) Law
5 3 (0.68%) Banking
5 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.45%) Electronics
6 2 (0.45%) Legal
6 2 (0.45%) Local Government
6 2 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.23%) Military
7 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 104 (23.58%) Support Engineer
2 66 (14.97%) Analyst
3 60 (13.61%) 2nd Line Support
4 49 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 45 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 42 (9.52%) Architect
7 39 (8.84%) 3rd Line Support
8 38 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 35 (7.94%) Service Analyst
9 35 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
10 34 (7.71%) Desktop Support
11 31 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 27 (6.12%) IT Support
13 23 (5.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 23 (5.22%) Desktop Engineer
13 23 (5.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 23 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
14 22 (4.99%) Consultant
15 19 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.59%) LAMP
2 2 (0.45%) Middleware
2 2 (0.45%) RSS
2 2 (0.45%) Web Services
3 1 (0.23%) HTML
3 1 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.99%) Blackberry
2 15 (3.40%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.40%) Smartphone
3 14 (3.17%) Driving Licence
3 14 (3.17%) PKI
4 12 (2.72%) Fat Client
4 12 (2.72%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.49%) Replication
6 10 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.04%) Clustering
8 7 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.59%) NHS
8 7 (1.59%) Wiki
9 5 (1.13%) iPhone
10 4 (0.91%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.45%) CESG
12 2 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
13 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 361 (81.86%) Windows
2 175 (39.68%) Windows 7
3 141 (31.97%) Windows Server
4 95 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (12.47%) Windows 10
7 54 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (7.71%) Windows 8
9 29 (6.58%) Windows XP
10 26 (5.90%) Linux
11 14 (3.17%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.81%) CentOS
13 7 (1.59%) Android
13 7 (1.59%) Solaris
14 6 (1.36%) Unix
15 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.68%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (19.27%) ITIL
2 54 (12.24%) Migration
3 18 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 16 (3.63%) Configuration Management
4 16 (3.63%) Mobile Device Management
4 16 (3.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (3.40%) High Availability
6 14 (3.17%) Patch Management
7 13 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (2.72%) Incident Management
8 12 (2.72%) Knowledge Management
9 9 (2.04%) Change Management
9 9 (2.04%) DevOps
9 9 (2.04%) Problem Management
9 9 (2.04%) Service Management
9 9 (2.04%) SIEM
9 9 (2.04%) Software Deployment
9 9 (2.04%) Time Management
10 8 (1.81%) Application Virtualisation
10 8 (1.81%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.83%) PowerShell
2 42 (9.52%) SQL
3 24 (5.44%) VBScript
4 11 (2.49%) VB
5 10 (2.27%) Perl
6 6 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.68%) Python
8 2 (0.45%) Java
9 1 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 74 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 21 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (3.40%) MCSE
5 11 (2.49%) MCP
6 10 (2.27%) CISSP
7 9 (2.04%) RHCE
8 7 (1.59%) CCNA
8 7 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.36%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.36%) Degree
9 6 (1.36%) MCDST
10 5 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.13%) ISSAP
10 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.91%) CCA
11 4 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.91%) MCITP
12 3 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.31%) SLA
2 5 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.68%) QA
5 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 75 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (8.16%) Hyper-V
3 24 (5.44%) vSphere
4 22 (4.99%) XenApp
5 13 (2.95%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (1.81%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.59%) Samba
9 5 (1.13%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.91%) Firmware
10 4 (0.91%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.23%) HDFS
13 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 85 (19.27%) SCCM
2 22 (4.99%) WSUS
3 16 (3.63%) Puppet
4 15 (3.40%) SCOM
5 9 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.81%) Ansible
7 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.13%) Nagios
7 5 (1.13%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.91%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.91%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.45%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.45%) SCSM
10 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 146 (33.11%) Microsoft
2 144 (32.65%) VMware
3 76 (17.23%) Citrix
4 38 (8.62%) Cisco
5 26 (5.90%) HP
6 19 (4.31%) Dell
7 16 (3.63%) Apple
8 14 (3.17%) Lotus
9 13 (2.95%) Oracle
9 13 (2.95%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.27%) Mitel
11 8 (1.81%) Intel Security
12 7 (1.59%) Google
12 7 (1.59%) Wyse
13 6 (1.36%) Symantec
14 5 (1.13%) AppSense
14 5 (1.13%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.13%) Palo Alto
14 5 (1.13%) Sophos
15 4 (0.91%) Polycom
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