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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 204 202 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.53% 6.34% 5.52%
As % of the System Software category 53.97% 58.89% 51.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 109 84
Median daily rate £228 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -20.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.00 £38.25 £37.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
378 343 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.95% 10.76% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 190 184
Median daily rate £330 £335 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -5.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £154 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 59
Median hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +57.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.00 £43.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +6 54 £234 -22.00% 14
Wiltshire -3 36 £230 -29.23% 4
Devon +13 31 £155 -56.94% 2
Gloucestershire -5 29 £170 -47.69% 8
Somerset +27 20 £188 -53.12% 3
Dorset -2 20 £110 -50.56% 16
Cornwall 0 9 £350 +211.11% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 335 (84.38%) Windows
2 159 (40.05%) Windows 7
3 133 (33.50%) Windows Server
4 132 (33.25%) Microsoft
5 128 (32.24%) VMware
6 86 (21.66%) MS Office
7 82 (20.65%) ITIL
8 80 (20.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 79 (19.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (17.63%) MS Excel
12 68 (17.13%) MS Exchange
13 67 (16.88%) SCCM
14 64 (16.12%) Citrix
15 62 (15.62%) Security Cleared
16 57 (14.36%) Office 365
17 50 (12.59%) DNS
17 50 (12.59%) Windows 10
18 46 (11.59%) PowerShell
19 44 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
20 43 (10.83%) Cisco
21 40 (10.08%) Migration
22 38 (9.57%) HP
22 38 (9.57%) TCP/IP
23 36 (9.07%) SC Cleared
24 35 (8.82%) DHCP
24 35 (8.82%) SQL Server
24 35 (8.82%) Firewall
25 33 (8.31%) SAN
26 32 (8.06%) Linux

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 68 (17.13%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (6.80%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.79%) Skype for Business
5 15 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.27%) Apache
7 9 (2.27%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.76%) IIS
9 5 (1.26%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.01%) IBM Domino
10 4 (1.01%) Mule
10 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.50%) Moodle
12 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 86 (21.66%) MS Office
2 70 (17.63%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.36%) Office 365
2 20 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.76%) IaaS
4 3 (0.76%) SaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.59%) DNS
2 38 (9.57%) TCP/IP
3 35 (8.82%) DHCP
3 35 (8.82%) Firewall
4 33 (8.31%) SAN
5 29 (7.30%) LAN
6 25 (6.30%) WAN
7 20 (5.04%) VPN
8 17 (4.28%) Wireless
9 13 (3.27%) Network Security
10 12 (3.02%) Skype
10 12 (3.02%) VoIP
11 11 (2.77%) SSL
12 8 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.51%) Internet
15 5 (1.26%) Ethernet
15 5 (1.26%) NAS
15 5 (1.26%) NetScaler
16 4 (1.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.26%) MySQL
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.76%) Redis
8 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.25%) DB2
9 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.25%) HBase
9 1 (0.25%) Informix
9 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (2.02%) MSI
2 5 (1.26%) JIRA
3 3 (0.76%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.76%) ReSharper
3 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (6.80%) Finance
2 16 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.53%) Military
4 7 (1.76%) Banking
5 6 (1.51%) Back Office
6 4 (1.01%) Games
7 3 (0.76%) Local Government
7 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.76%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (20.91%) Support Engineer
2 66 (16.62%) Analyst
3 55 (13.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (9.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 34 (8.56%) Service Analyst
5 34 (8.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 32 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 32 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 31 (7.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 30 (7.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 30 (7.56%) Desktop Support
8 30 (7.56%) IT Support
9 29 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 26 (6.55%) Architect
11 20 (5.04%) 1st Line Support
11 20 (5.04%) Support Analyst
12 19 (4.79%) Service Desk Engineer
13 17 (4.28%) 1st Line Engineer
13 17 (4.28%) IT Engineer
13 17 (4.28%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.52%) .NET
2 8 (2.02%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.26%) AppFabric
3 5 (1.26%) LAMP
3 5 (1.26%) WCF
4 4 (1.01%) CSS
4 4 (1.01%) HTML
4 4 (1.01%) Web Services
5 3 (0.76%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.76%) CSS3
5 3 (0.76%) HTML5
5 3 (0.76%) Kendo UI
5 3 (0.76%) SignalR
6 1 (0.25%) Ajax
6 1 (0.25%) JSP
6 1 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.25%) XML
6 1 (0.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.29%) Data Centre
1 21 (5.29%) Replication
2 19 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.03%) Smartphone
4 15 (3.78%) Clustering
4 15 (3.78%) Fat Client
4 15 (3.78%) Thin Client
5 14 (3.53%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.77%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.52%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.27%) PKI
9 8 (2.02%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.76%) NHS
11 5 (1.26%) Wiki
12 4 (1.01%) iPhone
12 4 (1.01%) User Experience
12 4 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.76%) CESG
14 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 335 (84.38%) Windows
2 159 (40.05%) Windows 7
3 133 (33.50%) Windows Server
4 80 (20.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (19.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (12.59%) Windows 10
7 44 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (8.06%) Linux
9 26 (6.55%) Windows 8
10 21 (5.29%) Windows XP
11 13 (3.27%) Mac OS X
11 13 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.02%) Solaris
13 6 (1.51%) CentOS
14 5 (1.26%) Android
14 5 (1.26%) Unix
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.65%) ITIL
2 40 (10.08%) Migration
3 17 (4.28%) Change Management
3 17 (4.28%) Service Delivery
4 16 (4.03%) Problem Management
5 15 (3.78%) Service Management
6 13 (3.27%) Business Continuity
7 12 (3.02%) Incident Management
7 12 (3.02%) Time Management
8 11 (2.77%) High Availability
8 11 (2.77%) Mobile Device Management
9 10 (2.52%) Application Virtualisation
9 10 (2.52%) Configuration Management
9 10 (2.52%) DevOps
9 10 (2.52%) Project Management
9 10 (2.52%) Software Deployment
10 9 (2.27%) ITSM
10 9 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (2.02%) Patch Management
11 8 (2.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.59%) PowerShell
2 23 (5.79%) SQL
3 19 (4.79%) VBScript
4 7 (1.76%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.76%) VB
5 6 (1.51%) Perl
6 4 (1.01%) AWK
6 4 (1.01%) C#
6 4 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.76%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) Java
9 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 62 (15.62%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.04%) DV Cleared
4 17 (4.28%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.53%) MCSE
7 8 (2.02%) MCITP
7 8 (2.02%) RHCE
8 7 (1.76%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.51%) CCNA
9 6 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.51%) CISSP
9 6 (1.51%) Degree
9 6 (1.51%) ISEB
9 6 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.26%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.26%) MCP
11 4 (1.01%) CCA
11 4 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.27%) SLA
2 9 (2.27%) QA
3 5 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.76%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (6.30%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.78%) XenApp
4 13 (3.27%) vSphere
5 12 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (3.02%) VMware ESX
6 10 (2.52%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.51%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.26%) Samba
8 5 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.01%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.01%) Firmware
9 4 (1.01%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.01%) Snort
9 4 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.76%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 67 (16.88%) SCCM
2 15 (3.78%) WSUS
3 14 (3.53%) Puppet
4 13 (3.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.51%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.26%) Ansible
7 5 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.01%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.01%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.01%) SCOM
8 4 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.01%) vRealize
8 4 (1.01%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.76%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.50%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.50%) Nagios
11 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 132 (33.25%) Microsoft
2 128 (32.24%) VMware
3 64 (16.12%) Citrix
4 43 (10.83%) Cisco
5 38 (9.57%) HP
6 18 (4.53%) Red Hat
7 17 (4.28%) Dell
8 14 (3.53%) Apple
9 13 (3.27%) Symantec
10 12 (3.02%) Oracle
11 9 (2.27%) EMC
12 8 (2.02%) Sophos
12 8 (2.02%) Wyse
13 7 (1.76%) CA
14 6 (1.51%) Veeam
14 6 (1.51%) Veritas
15 5 (1.26%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.26%) Google
15 5 (1.26%) Intel Security
15 5 (1.26%) Lotus
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