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 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 201 207 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.94% 6.19% 5.57%
As % of the System Software category 62.04% 59.83% 49.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 93 86
Median daily rate £275 £170 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -47.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £111 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £412 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 33
Median hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.50 £24.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
324 346 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.19% 10.34% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 171 208
Median daily rate £330 £345 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £128 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 37
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £13.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.19 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +8 81 £290 +123.07% 13
Somerset +27 38 £225 -23.07% 10
Wiltshire -13 32 £320 -1.53% 10
Gloucestershire +14 29 £275 +71.87% 7
Devon -5 14 £205 -3.52% 2
Dorset -22 4 £158 +31.25% 5
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 356 (78.59%) Windows
2 162 (35.76%) Windows 7
3 154 (34.00%) VMware
4 150 (33.11%) Windows Server
5 147 (32.45%) Microsoft
6 95 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (18.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 83 (18.32%) Security Cleared
9 81 (17.88%) SCCM
10 77 (17.00%) Citrix
11 76 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 72 (15.89%) MS Excel
13 70 (15.45%) ITIL
14 69 (15.23%) MS Office
15 66 (14.57%) Migration
15 66 (14.57%) Office 365
16 64 (14.13%) PowerShell
16 64 (14.13%) MS Exchange
17 58 (12.80%) DNS
18 54 (11.92%) Windows Server 2003
19 52 (11.48%) SQL
20 49 (10.82%) TCP/IP
20 49 (10.82%) Windows 10
21 47 (10.38%) DHCP
22 43 (9.49%) SC Cleared
23 41 (9.05%) Linux
24 40 (8.83%) SharePoint
25 39 (8.61%) Hyper-V
26 34 (7.51%) Cisco
26 34 (7.51%) WAN

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 64 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.83%) SharePoint
3 29 (6.40%) Skype for Business
4 27 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (5.52%) IBM Notes
6 14 (3.09%) Apache
6 14 (3.09%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.77%) IIS
11 6 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.10%) IBM Domino
12 5 (1.10%) Mule
13 3 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.44%) CMS
14 2 (0.44%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 72 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 69 (15.23%) MS Office
3 7 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.66%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (14.57%) Office 365
2 31 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.87%) SaaS
5 10 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.55%) IaaS
7 6 (1.32%) PaaS
8 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (12.80%) DNS
2 49 (10.82%) TCP/IP
3 47 (10.38%) DHCP
4 34 (7.51%) WAN
5 33 (7.28%) Firewall
6 32 (7.06%) LAN
7 27 (5.96%) SAN
8 20 (4.42%) Remote Desktop
8 20 (4.42%) VPN
9 18 (3.97%) Wireless
10 16 (3.53%) Network Security
11 14 (3.09%) Internet
11 14 (3.09%) Skype
12 13 (2.87%) VoIP
13 12 (2.65%) SSL
14 9 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (1.32%) VLAN
16 4 (0.88%) Intranet
16 4 (0.88%) NetScaler
16 4 (0.88%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.86%) MySQL
3 13 (2.87%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.22%) HBase
8 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (3.09%) JIRA
2 7 (1.55%) MSI
3 3 (0.66%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (7.06%) Finance
2 18 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.10%) Back Office
3 5 (1.10%) Law
4 3 (0.66%) Banking
4 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.66%) Retail
5 2 (0.44%) Electronics
5 2 (0.44%) Legal
5 2 (0.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.22%) Local Government
6 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 99 (21.85%) Support Engineer
2 55 (12.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 55 (12.14%) Analyst
3 53 (11.70%) Architect
4 47 (10.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 45 (9.93%) 3rd Line Support
6 41 (9.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 41 (9.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 40 (8.83%) Desktop Support
8 34 (7.51%) Consultant
9 30 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (5.96%) Desktop Engineer
11 26 (5.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 26 (5.74%) Service Analyst
12 25 (5.52%) Service Desk Analyst
13 24 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 24 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
14 23 (5.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 18 (3.97%) Infrastructure Support
15 18 (3.97%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.09%) LAMP
2 4 (0.88%) .NET
2 4 (0.88%) HTML
3 3 (0.66%) CSS
3 3 (0.66%) jQuery
3 3 (0.66%) XML
4 2 (0.44%) Middleware
4 2 (0.44%) RSS
4 2 (0.44%) Web Services
5 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.30%) Blackberry
2 17 (3.75%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.75%) Smartphone
3 14 (3.09%) PKI
3 14 (3.09%) Wiki
4 12 (2.65%) Replication
5 11 (2.43%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.43%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.21%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.77%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.77%) iPhone
7 8 (1.77%) NHS
8 6 (1.32%) Clustering
9 4 (0.88%) EMC VNX
9 4 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.66%) iPad
11 2 (0.44%) CESG
11 2 (0.44%) CMDB
11 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 356 (78.59%) Windows
2 162 (35.76%) Windows 7
3 150 (33.11%) Windows Server
4 95 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (18.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (11.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (10.82%) Windows 10
8 41 (9.05%) Linux
9 33 (7.28%) Windows 8
10 26 (5.74%) Windows XP
11 14 (3.09%) CentOS
11 14 (3.09%) Solaris
12 10 (2.21%) Android
12 10 (2.21%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.32%) Unix
14 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (15.45%) ITIL
2 66 (14.57%) Migration
3 25 (5.52%) Configuration Management
4 18 (3.97%) Service Delivery
5 15 (3.31%) High Availability
5 15 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (3.09%) Mobile Device Management
6 14 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (2.65%) Incident Management
7 12 (2.65%) Knowledge Management
7 12 (2.65%) Patch Management
8 9 (1.99%) Change Management
8 9 (1.99%) Network Design
8 9 (1.99%) Problem Management
8 9 (1.99%) Project Management
8 9 (1.99%) Project Planning
8 9 (1.99%) Server Building
8 9 (1.99%) Service Management
8 9 (1.99%) SIEM
8 9 (1.99%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 64 (14.13%) PowerShell
2 52 (11.48%) SQL
3 29 (6.40%) VBScript
4 17 (3.75%) Perl
5 11 (2.43%) VB
6 6 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.66%) C#
8 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.66%) Python
9 2 (0.44%) Java
10 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.49%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.64%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.53%) RHCE
6 14 (3.09%) MCSE
7 10 (2.21%) CISSP
8 9 (1.99%) MCP
9 8 (1.77%) MCDST
10 7 (1.55%) CCNA
10 7 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.55%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.10%) Degree
11 5 (1.10%) ISSAP
11 5 (1.10%) MCITP
12 4 (0.88%) CCA
12 4 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.88%) MCTS
13 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.75%) SLA
2 5 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.66%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 76 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (8.61%) Hyper-V
3 27 (5.96%) XenApp
4 26 (5.74%) vSphere
5 17 (3.75%) XenDesktop
6 14 (3.09%) Samba
7 10 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.21%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.10%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.88%) Firmware
10 4 (0.88%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.66%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.44%) UAG
13 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 81 (17.88%) SCCM
2 23 (5.08%) Puppet
3 18 (3.97%) WSUS
4 14 (3.09%) SCOM
5 8 (1.77%) Ansible
5 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.77%) ZABBIX
6 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (1.10%) Nagios
6 5 (1.10%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.66%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.66%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.44%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.44%) SCSM
9 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 154 (34.00%) VMware
2 147 (32.45%) Microsoft
3 77 (17.00%) Citrix
4 34 (7.51%) Cisco
5 24 (5.30%) Dell
6 21 (4.64%) HP
6 21 (4.64%) Lotus
6 21 (4.64%) Oracle
6 21 (4.64%) Red Hat
7 14 (3.09%) Apple
8 11 (2.43%) IBM
8 11 (2.43%) Mitel
9 9 (1.99%) AppSense
10 8 (1.77%) Intel Security
11 7 (1.55%) Google
11 7 (1.55%) Wyse
12 6 (1.32%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.32%) NetApp
12 6 (1.32%) Sophos
13 5 (1.10%) Palo Alto
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