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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 249 207 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.44% 6.68% 5.54%
As % of the System Software category 60.88% 67.43% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 101 73
Median daily rate £311 £238 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.05% -26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.30 £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
409 307 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.87% 9.90% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 160 200
Median daily rate £393 £325 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -7.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £145 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £480 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 45
Median hourly rate £15.18 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £22.10 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +20 74 £335 +34.67% 12
Wiltshire -9 59 £313 -10.71% 8
Gloucestershire +11 43 £325 +54.76% 9
Somerset +17 36 £263 +41.89% 10
Devon +1 14 £240 +37.14% 4
Dorset -16 10 £135 -41.30% 17
Cornwall +7 3 £215 +37.60% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 367 (76.94%) Windows
2 174 (36.48%) Microsoft
2 174 (36.48%) Windows Server
3 161 (33.75%) Windows 7
4 159 (33.33%) VMware
5 94 (19.71%) Security Cleared
6 92 (19.29%) ITIL
7 91 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (19.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 83 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 74 (15.51%) SCCM
10 73 (15.30%) DNS
11 72 (15.09%) MS Office
12 70 (14.68%) MS Exchange
13 68 (14.26%) Citrix
13 68 (14.26%) Office 365
14 63 (13.21%) MS Excel
15 61 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 61 (12.79%) Migration
16 57 (11.95%) SQL
16 57 (11.95%) Linux
17 53 (11.11%) SQL Server
17 53 (11.11%) DHCP
17 53 (11.11%) PowerShell
18 52 (10.90%) TCP/IP
19 48 (10.06%) SC Cleared
20 43 (9.01%) Cisco
21 41 (8.60%) Firewall
22 39 (8.18%) Windows 8
23 38 (7.97%) Finance

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 70 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.34%) SharePoint
3 32 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.82%) IBM Notes
5 22 (4.61%) Skype for Business
6 18 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.94%) Apache
8 14 (2.94%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (1.89%) IIS
12 5 (1.05%) Mule
13 3 (0.63%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.42%) CMS
14 2 (0.42%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 72 (15.09%) MS Office
2 63 (13.21%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.05%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.26%) Office 365
2 29 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.52%) SaaS
5 10 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.26%) IaaS
7 5 (1.05%) PaaS
8 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (15.30%) DNS
2 53 (11.11%) DHCP
3 52 (10.90%) TCP/IP
4 41 (8.60%) Firewall
5 34 (7.13%) WAN
6 32 (6.71%) LAN
7 23 (4.82%) Remote Desktop
7 23 (4.82%) VPN
8 21 (4.40%) Wireless
9 18 (3.77%) SAN
10 17 (3.56%) Internet
11 16 (3.35%) Network Security
12 13 (2.73%) VoIP
13 11 (2.31%) SSL
14 10 (2.10%) LDAP
15 7 (1.47%) VLAN
15 7 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.26%) Skype
17 4 (0.84%) Intranet
17 4 (0.84%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (4.61%) MySQL
4 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (2.94%) JIRA
2 8 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.47%) Capybara
3 7 (1.47%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (7.97%) Finance
2 14 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.47%) Back Office
4 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.63%) Law
5 3 (0.63%) Retail
6 2 (0.42%) Banking
6 2 (0.42%) Electronics
6 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.42%) Legal
6 2 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.21%) Local Government
7 1 (0.21%) Military
7 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (20.13%) Support Engineer
2 65 (13.63%) Analyst
3 57 (11.95%) 2nd Line Support
4 51 (10.69%) Architect
5 48 (10.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 46 (9.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 40 (8.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 39 (8.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 37 (7.76%) Desktop Support
10 31 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (6.08%) Desktop Engineer
12 27 (5.66%) Consultant
12 27 (5.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 26 (5.45%) Service Analyst
14 25 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 25 (5.24%) Service Desk Analyst
14 25 (5.24%) Windows Engineer
15 24 (5.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 18 (3.77%) Infrastructure Support
16 18 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.94%) LAMP
2 10 (2.10%) .NET
3 7 (1.47%) Gherkin
4 6 (1.26%) HTML
5 5 (1.05%) CSS
5 5 (1.05%) jQuery
5 5 (1.05%) XML
6 4 (0.84%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.63%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.42%) J2EE
8 2 (0.42%) Middleware
8 2 (0.42%) RSS
8 2 (0.42%) Web Services
9 1 (0.21%) COM
9 1 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.21%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 18 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.94%) Wiki
5 13 (2.73%) PKI
5 13 (2.73%) Replication
6 12 (2.52%) Clustering
6 12 (2.52%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.52%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.31%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.89%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.47%) iPhone
10 5 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.63%) iPad
12 2 (0.42%) CMDB
12 2 (0.42%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.42%) PDA
12 2 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 367 (76.94%) Windows
2 174 (36.48%) Windows Server
3 161 (33.75%) Windows 7
4 91 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 91 (19.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (11.95%) Linux
7 39 (8.18%) Windows 8
8 30 (6.29%) Windows 10
9 27 (5.66%) Windows XP
10 14 (2.94%) CentOS
10 14 (2.94%) Solaris
11 13 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (2.31%) Android
13 9 (1.89%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.26%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.05%) Unix
16 4 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.29%) ITIL
2 61 (12.79%) Migration
3 22 (4.61%) Service Delivery
4 21 (4.40%) Configuration Management
5 17 (3.56%) Service Management
6 15 (3.14%) Incident Management
6 15 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
7 14 (2.94%) Server Building
7 14 (2.94%) Virtual Environments
8 12 (2.52%) ITIL V3
8 12 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
9 10 (2.10%) High Availability
9 10 (2.10%) Patch Management
10 9 (1.89%) DevOps
10 9 (1.89%) Network Design
10 9 (1.89%) Project Planning
11 8 (1.68%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (11.95%) SQL
2 53 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.56%) Perl
4 14 (2.94%) VBScript
5 7 (1.47%) Ruby
6 6 (1.26%) C#
6 6 (1.26%) VB
7 5 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.84%) Java
9 2 (0.42%) C
9 2 (0.42%) Python
Qualifications
1 94 (19.71%) Security Cleared
2 48 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.40%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.35%) RHCE
6 15 (3.14%) MCSE
7 10 (2.10%) CISSP
7 10 (2.10%) MCP
7 10 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.89%) MCDST
9 8 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.68%) CCNA
9 8 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.68%) MCSA
10 7 (1.47%) MCTS
11 6 (1.26%) MCITP
12 5 (1.05%) ISSAP
12 5 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.05%) MCAD
12 5 (1.05%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.98%) SLA
2 8 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 83 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (7.76%) vSphere
3 34 (7.13%) Hyper-V
4 32 (6.71%) XenApp
5 23 (4.82%) XenDesktop
6 22 (4.61%) VMware ESX
7 17 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.94%) Samba
9 9 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.26%) BitLocker
12 5 (1.05%) Firmware
12 5 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.84%) UAG
14 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.42%) Xen
16 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 74 (15.51%) SCCM
2 23 (4.82%) Puppet
3 20 (4.19%) WSUS
4 11 (2.31%) SCOM
5 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.89%) ZABBIX
7 8 (1.68%) Ansible
8 7 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (1.05%) Nagios
11 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.42%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 1 (0.21%) Hyperic
13 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
13 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.21%) SCSM
13 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 174 (36.48%) Microsoft
2 159 (33.33%) VMware
3 68 (14.26%) Citrix
4 43 (9.01%) Cisco
5 29 (6.08%) Red Hat
6 27 (5.66%) Oracle
7 21 (4.40%) HP
8 19 (3.98%) Dell
8 19 (3.98%) Lotus
9 16 (3.35%) IBM
10 14 (2.94%) Sophos
11 13 (2.73%) Apple
11 13 (2.73%) AppSense
12 12 (2.52%) NetApp
13 11 (2.31%) Forcepoint
13 11 (2.31%) Intel Security
14 9 (1.89%) Google
14 9 (1.89%) Mitel
14 9 (1.89%) Wyse
15 8 (1.68%) CheckPoint
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