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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 19 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 243 233 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.36% 7.45% 5.80%
As % of the System Software category 71.47% 76.14% 53.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 108 82
Median daily rate £310 £251 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% -26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £134 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 48 29
Median hourly rate £12.74 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.21% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £30.30 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
340 306 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.70% 9.79% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 147 193
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 39
Median hourly rate £15.18 £20.06 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.33% +43.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.65 £32.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 2 May 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
Wiltshire +4 71 £358 +2.14% 10
Gloucestershire +24 54 £250 -44.44% 5
Bristol -5 53 £310 +11.71% 8
Somerset +6 21 £263 +35.48% 6
Dorset -12 15 £325 +44.44% 2
Cornwall +1 7 £325 +150.00% 2
Devon -12 5 £120 -46.06% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 349 (78.60%) Windows
2 182 (40.99%) Windows Server
3 171 (38.51%) Microsoft
4 169 (38.06%) VMware
5 135 (30.41%) Windows 7
6 97 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 95 (21.40%) ITIL
8 90 (20.27%) Security Cleared
9 80 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 73 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (16.22%) Citrix
12 70 (15.77%) MS Exchange
12 70 (15.77%) DNS
13 68 (15.32%) Migration
13 68 (15.32%) SCCM
14 67 (15.09%) Office 365
15 58 (13.06%) SQL
16 57 (12.84%) SQL Server
17 56 (12.61%) MS Office
18 54 (12.16%) DHCP
19 53 (11.94%) Linux
19 53 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
20 47 (10.59%) SC Cleared
21 44 (9.91%) PowerShell
21 44 (9.91%) TCP/IP
22 41 (9.23%) vSphere
22 41 (9.23%) Cisco
23 38 (8.56%) MS Excel
23 38 (8.56%) SharePoint
24 37 (8.33%) Hyper-V

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 (15.77%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.56%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (5.41%) IBM Notes
6 22 (4.95%) Skype for Business
7 21 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (2.93%) Tomcat
9 12 (2.70%) Apache
10 8 (1.80%) IIS
11 7 (1.58%) IBM Domino
12 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.23%) CMS
15 1 (0.23%) Eucalyptus
15 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (12.61%) MS Office
2 38 (8.56%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.58%) InfoPath
5 5 (1.13%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.45%) MS Project
8 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 67 (15.09%) Office 365
2 17 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.45%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (15.77%) DNS
2 54 (12.16%) DHCP
3 44 (9.91%) TCP/IP
4 27 (6.08%) Firewall
4 27 (6.08%) Remote Desktop
5 25 (5.63%) LAN
6 24 (5.41%) WAN
7 23 (5.18%) Internet
8 18 (4.05%) SAN
9 14 (3.15%) VoIP
10 13 (2.93%) VPN
11 11 (2.48%) Skype
12 9 (2.03%) LDAP
13 7 (1.58%) VLAN
13 7 (1.58%) Wireless
14 6 (1.35%) Network Security
15 5 (1.13%) Intranet
15 5 (1.13%) NAS
16 4 (0.90%) OpenVPN
16 4 (0.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (4.28%) MySQL
4 13 (2.93%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (3.15%) Capybara
1 14 (3.15%) Cucumber
2 11 (2.48%) JIRA
3 10 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (7.88%) Finance
2 12 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.58%) Back Office
5 5 (1.13%) Billing
6 4 (0.90%) Electronics
6 4 (0.90%) Marketing
7 3 (0.68%) Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.45%) Military
8 2 (0.45%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (22.75%) Support Engineer
2 57 (12.84%) 2nd Line Support
3 56 (12.61%) Analyst
4 49 (11.04%) 3rd Line Support
5 48 (10.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 42 (9.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 38 (8.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 36 (8.11%) Desktop Support
9 31 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
10 28 (6.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 28 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 26 (5.86%) Windows Engineer
13 23 (5.18%) Architect
14 22 (4.95%) Consultant
15 21 (4.73%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 21 (4.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 18 (4.05%) Administrator
16 18 (4.05%) VMware Engineer
17 16 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.38%) .NET
2 14 (3.15%) Gherkin
3 11 (2.48%) LAMP
4 7 (1.58%) CSS
4 7 (1.58%) HTML
4 7 (1.58%) jQuery
4 7 (1.58%) XML
5 6 (1.35%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.90%) Middleware
7 3 (0.68%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.68%) J2EE
8 1 (0.23%) COM
8 1 (0.23%) Java EE
8 1 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.23%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.23%) Web Services
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.88%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.83%) Blackberry
3 17 (3.83%) Replication
4 14 (3.15%) Clustering
5 13 (2.93%) Fat Client
5 13 (2.93%) Thin Client
6 11 (2.48%) Wiki
7 9 (2.03%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.35%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.13%) Statistics
10 5 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.90%) HP Storage
11 4 (0.90%) iPad
11 4 (0.90%) iPhone
12 3 (0.68%) NHS
12 3 (0.68%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.45%) CESG
13 2 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 349 (78.60%) Windows
2 182 (40.99%) Windows Server
3 135 (30.41%) Windows 7
4 80 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (11.94%) Linux
6 53 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (7.21%) Windows 8
8 23 (5.18%) Windows 10
8 23 (5.18%) Windows XP
9 16 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (2.48%) CentOS
10 11 (2.48%) Solaris
11 7 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.58%) Unix
12 5 (1.13%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.13%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.90%) Android
13 4 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (21.40%) ITIL
2 68 (15.32%) Migration
3 31 (6.98%) Service Management
4 24 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 22 (4.95%) Incident Management
6 19 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (3.60%) Knowledge Management
7 16 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (2.93%) Configuration Management
10 11 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (2.48%) Server Building
10 11 (2.48%) Time Management
11 9 (2.03%) ITIL V3
11 9 (2.03%) Problem Management
12 7 (1.58%) Change Control
12 7 (1.58%) ITSM
12 7 (1.58%) Scrum
12 7 (1.58%) Security Auditing
12 7 (1.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.06%) SQL
2 44 (9.91%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.15%) Perl
3 14 (3.15%) Ruby
4 12 (2.70%) C#
5 11 (2.48%) VBScript
6 10 (2.25%) Java
7 8 (1.80%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.58%) VB
9 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.68%) C
11 2 (0.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 90 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 47 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.28%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.93%) MCSE
5 13 (2.93%) RHCE
6 10 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.03%) MCITP
7 9 (2.03%) MCSA
7 9 (2.03%) MCTS
8 7 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.58%) MCAD
8 7 (1.58%) MCSD
9 6 (1.35%) CCNA
9 6 (1.35%) MCP
10 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.90%) MCDST
12 3 (0.68%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.28%) SLA
2 6 (1.35%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 97 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (9.23%) vSphere
3 37 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.41%) XenApp
5 19 (4.28%) XenDesktop
6 18 (4.05%) VMware ESX
7 16 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.48%) Samba
9 9 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.35%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.13%) Firmware
12 4 (0.90%) UAG
13 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.45%) Xen
14 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (15.32%) SCCM
2 20 (4.50%) WSUS
3 13 (2.93%) Puppet
4 12 (2.70%) ZABBIX
5 10 (2.25%) SCOM
6 8 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.13%) Nagios
8 3 (0.68%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.45%) DameWare
9 2 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.23%) Ansible
10 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.23%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.23%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.23%) Nessus
10 1 (0.23%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 171 (38.51%) Microsoft
2 169 (38.06%) VMware
3 72 (16.22%) Citrix
4 41 (9.23%) Cisco
5 36 (8.11%) HP
6 29 (6.53%) Red Hat
7 22 (4.95%) Dell
8 21 (4.73%) Lotus
9 20 (4.50%) Oracle
10 16 (3.60%) Symantec
11 15 (3.38%) IBM
12 14 (3.15%) Apple
12 14 (3.15%) Sophos
13 13 (2.93%) NetApp
14 12 (2.70%) AppSense
15 11 (2.48%) Forcepoint
16 8 (1.80%) Intel Security
16 8 (1.80%) Veeam
17 7 (1.58%) CheckPoint
17 7 (1.58%) Wyse
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