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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 18 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 249 226 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.51% 7.54% 5.95%
As % of the System Software category 62.56% 79.58% 55.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 112 79
Median daily rate £323 £260 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £126 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 35
Median hourly rate £13.23 £18.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.51% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.47 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £22.15 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £14.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.54% -1.06%
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
398 284 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.60% 9.47% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 142 184
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 42
Median hourly rate £16.13 £20.19 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.11% +44.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £29.20 £36.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +5.60%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -3 74 £350 - 7
Gloucestershire +14 51 £254 -38.79% 9
Bristol -1 50 £325 +23.22% 22
Somerset +8 24 £263 +16.66% 14
Dorset -12 16 £290 -0.42% 6
Devon -12 12 £120 -46.06% 5
Cornwall +5 4 £215 +104.76% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 369 (77.85%) Windows
2 181 (38.19%) Windows Server
3 178 (37.55%) Microsoft
4 174 (36.71%) VMware
5 150 (31.65%) Windows 7
6 96 (20.25%) ITIL
7 94 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 93 (19.62%) Security Cleared
9 90 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 84 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 77 (16.24%) DNS
11 77 (16.24%) Citrix
12 69 (14.56%) SCCM
13 68 (14.35%) MS Exchange
14 63 (13.29%) Migration
14 63 (13.29%) Office 365
15 59 (12.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 58 (12.24%) DHCP
16 58 (12.24%) MS Office
16 58 (12.24%) SQL Server
17 57 (12.03%) SQL
18 56 (11.81%) Linux
19 52 (10.97%) PowerShell
20 50 (10.55%) SC Cleared
20 50 (10.55%) TCP/IP
21 49 (10.34%) MS Excel
22 43 (9.07%) Finance
22 43 (9.07%) Cisco
23 41 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
24 39 (8.23%) vSphere

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 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 28 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (5.49%) IBM Notes
5 21 (4.43%) Skype for Business
6 17 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (2.95%) Tomcat
10 13 (2.74%) Apache
11 9 (1.90%) IIS
12 8 (1.69%) IBM Domino
13 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.21%) Eucalyptus
15 1 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (12.24%) MS Office
2 49 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.16%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.27%) InfoPath
5 5 (1.05%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 63 (13.29%) Office 365
2 24 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.27%) SaaS
5 3 (0.63%) IaaS
5 3 (0.63%) PaaS
6 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (16.24%) DNS
2 58 (12.24%) DHCP
3 50 (10.55%) TCP/IP
4 37 (7.81%) Firewall
5 29 (6.12%) LAN
5 29 (6.12%) Remote Desktop
6 28 (5.91%) WAN
7 25 (5.27%) Internet
8 18 (3.80%) SAN
9 16 (3.38%) VPN
10 14 (2.95%) Network Security
11 13 (2.74%) Wireless
12 12 (2.53%) VoIP
13 9 (1.90%) LDAP
14 7 (1.48%) SSL
14 7 (1.48%) VLAN
15 6 (1.27%) Skype
16 5 (1.05%) NAS
17 4 (0.84%) Intranet
17 4 (0.84%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (4.22%) MySQL
4 13 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (2.53%) JIRA
2 9 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.69%) Capybara
3 8 (1.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (9.07%) Finance
2 13 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.48%) Back Office
3 7 (1.48%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.05%) Billing
5 3 (0.63%) Banking
5 3 (0.63%) Electronics
5 3 (0.63%) Marketing
5 3 (0.63%) Retail
6 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.42%) Law
6 2 (0.42%) Legal
6 2 (0.42%) Military
7 1 (0.21%) Local Government
7 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (21.31%) Support Engineer
2 57 (12.03%) 2nd Line Support
3 56 (11.81%) Analyst
4 49 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 45 (9.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 39 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 39 (8.23%) Desktop Support
7 37 (7.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 35 (7.38%) Architect
9 33 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (6.75%) Desktop Engineer
11 29 (6.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 26 (5.49%) Consultant
13 25 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 23 (4.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 22 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
16 20 (4.22%) VMware Engineer
17 18 (3.80%) Service Analyst
18 17 (3.59%) 1st Line Support
18 17 (3.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.95%) .NET
2 12 (2.53%) LAMP
3 8 (1.69%) Gherkin
4 7 (1.48%) HTML
5 6 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.27%) CSS
5 6 (1.27%) jQuery
5 6 (1.27%) XML
6 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.63%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.63%) 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%) Java EE
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 34 (7.17%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.06%) Blackberry
3 16 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.38%) Replication
4 14 (2.95%) Clustering
4 14 (2.95%) Fat Client
4 14 (2.95%) Thin Client
5 12 (2.53%) Wiki
6 9 (1.90%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.90%) PKI
7 7 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.48%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.48%) iPhone
7 7 (1.48%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.84%) iPad
10 3 (0.63%) CESG
10 3 (0.63%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 369 (77.85%) Windows
2 181 (38.19%) Windows Server
3 150 (31.65%) Windows 7
4 90 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 84 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (12.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (11.81%) Linux
8 39 (8.23%) Windows 8
9 28 (5.91%) Windows 10
10 27 (5.70%) Windows XP
11 16 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (2.53%) CentOS
12 12 (2.53%) Solaris
13 10 (2.11%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.69%) Android
15 7 (1.48%) Unix
16 6 (1.27%) Windows 2000
17 5 (1.05%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (20.25%) ITIL
2 63 (13.29%) Migration
3 30 (6.33%) Service Management
4 25 (5.27%) Service Delivery
5 19 (4.01%) Incident Management
6 17 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (3.16%) Configuration Management
7 15 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (3.16%) Knowledge Management
8 14 (2.95%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (2.74%) Server Building
10 12 (2.53%) ITIL V3
11 9 (1.90%) Problem Management
12 8 (1.69%) ITSM
12 8 (1.69%) Patch Management
13 7 (1.48%) Mobile Device Management
13 7 (1.48%) Network Design
13 7 (1.48%) Time Management
14 6 (1.27%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.03%) SQL
2 52 (10.97%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.16%) Perl
4 13 (2.74%) VBScript
5 10 (2.11%) C#
5 10 (2.11%) Java
6 8 (1.69%) Ruby
6 8 (1.69%) VB
7 6 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.84%) C
9 2 (0.42%) Python
Qualifications
1 93 (19.62%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.55%) SC Cleared
3 41 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.01%) DV Cleared
5 18 (3.80%) MCSE
6 14 (2.95%) RHCE
7 10 (2.11%) MCP
7 10 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.90%) MCSA
9 8 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.69%) MCDST
9 8 (1.69%) MCITP
9 8 (1.69%) MCTS
10 7 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.48%) CCNA
10 7 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.27%) MCAD
11 6 (1.27%) MCSD
12 3 (0.63%) CISSP
12 3 (0.63%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.06%) SLA
2 7 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.42%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 94 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (8.23%) vSphere
3 33 (6.96%) Hyper-V
4 31 (6.54%) XenApp
5 21 (4.43%) XenDesktop
6 20 (4.22%) VMware ESX
7 16 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.53%) Samba
9 9 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.27%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.05%) Firmware
12 4 (0.84%) UAG
13 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.42%) Xen
14 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 69 (14.56%) SCCM
2 21 (4.43%) WSUS
3 15 (3.16%) Puppet
4 12 (2.53%) ZABBIX
5 11 (2.32%) SCOM
6 7 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.05%) Nagios
8 5 (1.05%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.42%) Ansible
10 2 (0.42%) DameWare
10 2 (0.42%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.21%) Hyperic
11 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.21%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 178 (37.55%) Microsoft
2 174 (36.71%) VMware
3 77 (16.24%) Citrix
4 43 (9.07%) Cisco
5 31 (6.54%) HP
6 30 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 23 (4.85%) Oracle
8 22 (4.64%) Lotus
9 21 (4.43%) Dell
10 18 (3.80%) Apple
11 15 (3.16%) IBM
12 14 (2.95%) Sophos
12 14 (2.95%) Symantec
13 13 (2.74%) AppSense
13 13 (2.74%) NetApp
14 11 (2.32%) Forcepoint
15 9 (1.90%) Intel Security
16 8 (1.69%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.69%) Remedy
16 8 (1.69%) Wyse
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