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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / South West
Rank 20 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 188 199 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.28% 6.65% 5.69%
As % of the System Software category 61.04% 58.53% 57.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 123 75
Median daily rate £228 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £120 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 43
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £12.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £31.65 £25.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
308 340 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.93% 11.36% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 210 142
Median daily rate £313 £335 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 50
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.48 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -3 49 £300 +30.43% 15
Wiltshire -2 48 £230 -34.28% 11
Devon +9 24 £168 -53.47% 2
Somerset +13 22 £273 +9.00% 4
Gloucestershire -3 22 £125 -56.89% 7
Dorset +4 14 £250 +42.85% 2
Cornwall -1 4 £350 - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 318 (83.91%) Windows
2 159 (41.95%) Windows 7
3 135 (35.62%) Microsoft
4 133 (35.09%) Windows Server
5 112 (29.55%) VMware
6 91 (24.01%) MS Office
7 87 (22.96%) ITIL
8 70 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 70 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (17.15%) MS Exchange
10 64 (16.89%) MS Excel
10 64 (16.89%) Office 365
11 59 (15.57%) Citrix
12 58 (15.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 53 (13.98%) DNS
14 52 (13.72%) Security Cleared
14 52 (13.72%) SCCM
15 44 (11.61%) Windows 10
16 42 (11.08%) Finance
17 37 (9.76%) PowerShell
17 37 (9.76%) Cisco
18 35 (9.23%) Migration
18 35 (9.23%) Firewall
18 35 (9.23%) HP
19 34 (8.97%) DHCP
19 34 (8.97%) SQL Server
20 33 (8.71%) Linux
20 33 (8.71%) SC Cleared
21 29 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
22 28 (7.39%) TCP/IP

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 65 (17.15%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (4.75%) SharePoint
4 16 (4.22%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.85%) Confluence
6 7 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.85%) IIS
7 4 (1.06%) Apache
7 4 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.53%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.53%) Moodle
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 91 (24.01%) MS Office
2 64 (16.89%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 64 (16.89%) Office 365
2 18 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.79%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.98%) DNS
2 35 (9.23%) Firewall
3 34 (8.97%) DHCP
4 28 (7.39%) TCP/IP
5 26 (6.86%) LAN
6 24 (6.33%) WAN
7 20 (5.28%) VPN
8 19 (5.01%) SAN
9 18 (4.75%) Wireless
10 12 (3.17%) Network Security
11 10 (2.64%) SSL
12 9 (2.37%) Internet
12 9 (2.37%) VoIP
13 6 (1.58%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (1.32%) NAS
14 5 (1.32%) Skype
15 4 (1.06%) Ethernet
15 4 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.79%) Redis
6 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.26%) DB2
8 1 (0.26%) Informix
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (2.11%) MSI
2 7 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.85%) JIRA
3 3 (0.79%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.79%) ReSharper
3 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (11.08%) Finance
2 17 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.43%) Military
4 6 (1.58%) Banking
4 6 (1.58%) Marketing
5 5 (1.32%) Back Office
5 5 (1.32%) Local Government
5 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.06%) Games
7 3 (0.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (21.64%) Support Engineer
2 66 (17.41%) Analyst
3 61 (16.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 40 (10.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 39 (10.29%) IT Support
6 36 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (8.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 33 (8.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 30 (7.92%) Desktop Support
8 30 (7.92%) Service Analyst
8 30 (7.92%) Service Desk Analyst
9 27 (7.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (6.33%) 1st Line Support
11 23 (6.07%) Support Analyst
12 20 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (5.01%) Help Desk Support
13 19 (5.01%) Service Desk Engineer
14 17 (4.49%) 1st Line Engineer
14 17 (4.49%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 17 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.90%) .NET
2 9 (2.37%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.85%) ELK Stack
3 7 (1.85%) Web Services
3 7 (1.85%) WebCenter
4 6 (1.58%) AppFabric
4 6 (1.58%) WCF
5 4 (1.06%) CSS
5 4 (1.06%) HTML
6 3 (0.79%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.79%) CSS3
6 3 (0.79%) HTML5
6 3 (0.79%) Kendo UI
6 3 (0.79%) SignalR
7 1 (0.26%) Ajax
7 1 (0.26%) J2EE
7 1 (0.26%) JSP
7 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.01%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.49%) Fat Client
3 17 (4.49%) Replication
3 17 (4.49%) Thin Client
4 15 (3.96%) Smartphone
5 13 (3.43%) Client/Server
5 13 (3.43%) Clustering
6 11 (2.90%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.37%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.85%) CMDB
10 6 (1.58%) PKI
11 4 (1.06%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.06%) iPhone
11 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.06%) User Experience
12 3 (0.79%) NHS
12 3 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
13 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 318 (83.91%) Windows
2 159 (41.95%) Windows 7
3 133 (35.09%) Windows Server
4 70 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (15.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (11.61%) Windows 10
7 33 (8.71%) Linux
8 29 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (6.86%) Windows 8
10 20 (5.28%) Windows XP
11 12 (3.17%) Mac OS X
11 12 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.11%) Android
13 7 (1.85%) Amazon Linux
13 7 (1.85%) Unix
14 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.79%) Solaris
15 2 (0.53%) VMS
15 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (22.96%) ITIL
2 35 (9.23%) Migration
3 27 (7.12%) Incident Management
4 19 (5.01%) Change Management
5 15 (3.96%) Service Delivery
5 15 (3.96%) Service Management
6 14 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (3.69%) DevOps
6 14 (3.69%) ITSM
7 13 (3.43%) Business Continuity
7 13 (3.43%) Time Management
8 12 (3.17%) Application Virtualisation
9 11 (2.90%) Problem Management
9 11 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (2.64%) High Availability
10 10 (2.64%) Load Balancing
10 10 (2.64%) Software Deployment
11 9 (2.37%) Project Management
12 8 (2.11%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.75%) SQL
3 13 (3.43%) VBScript
4 8 (2.11%) Java
5 7 (1.85%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.85%) VB
6 5 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.06%) AWK
7 4 (1.06%) C#
7 4 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.79%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.26%) Perl
9 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (13.72%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.01%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (3.96%) DV Cleared
4 15 (3.96%) MCSE
4 15 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.43%) DBS Check
6 8 (2.11%) MCITP
7 7 (1.85%) ISEB
8 6 (1.58%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.58%) MCP
8 6 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.32%) Degree
10 4 (1.06%) CCNA
10 4 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.79%) CCA
11 3 (0.79%) CISM
11 3 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.22%) SLA
2 9 (2.37%) QA
3 6 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (5.01%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (4.75%) Hyper-V
3 18 (4.75%) XenApp
4 15 (3.96%) VMware ESX
5 12 (3.17%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.64%) vSphere
7 9 (2.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.85%) BitLocker
8 7 (1.85%) Docker
9 5 (1.32%) Snort
9 5 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.06%) Firmware
10 4 (1.06%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (13.72%) SCCM
2 10 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (2.64%) WSUS
3 7 (1.85%) Ansible
3 7 (1.85%) Icinga
3 7 (1.85%) Kibana
3 7 (1.85%) logstash
3 7 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (1.32%) Nagios
6 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.06%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.06%) Puppet
6 4 (1.06%) vRealize
6 4 (1.06%) Zenoss
7 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.79%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 135 (35.62%) Microsoft
2 112 (29.55%) VMware
3 59 (15.57%) Citrix
4 37 (9.76%) Cisco
5 35 (9.23%) HP
6 21 (5.54%) Apple
7 20 (5.28%) Red Hat
8 18 (4.75%) Dell
9 17 (4.49%) Oracle
10 16 (4.22%) Symantec
11 13 (3.43%) Wyse
12 12 (3.17%) AppSense
13 11 (2.90%) Sophos
14 9 (2.37%) CA
15 8 (2.11%) CheckPoint
16 7 (1.85%) Atlassian
16 7 (1.85%) Intel Security
17 5 (1.32%) EMC
17 5 (1.32%) Polycom
17 5 (1.32%) Veritas
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