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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 235 202 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.70% 6.30% 5.75%
As % of the System Software category 57.46% 61.03% 53.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 92 81
Median daily rate £320 £225 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 39
Median hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £12.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £22.50 £31.20
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
409 331 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.41% 10.32% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 170 183
Median daily rate £386 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 44
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.19 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +16 83 £340 +161.53% 11
Wiltshire -10 51 £320 -9.85% 5
Somerset +31 40 £263 -4.54% 9
Gloucestershire +10 30 £300 +71.42% 6
Devon +4 18 £240 +6.66% 2
Dorset -18 8 £135 -10.00% 4
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 375 (77.64%) Windows
2 159 (32.92%) VMware
3 158 (32.71%) Microsoft
4 157 (32.51%) Windows Server
5 152 (31.47%) Windows 7
6 102 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 100 (20.70%) Security Cleared
8 83 (17.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 79 (16.36%) SCCM
9 79 (16.36%) ITIL
10 77 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (14.49%) MS Excel
12 66 (13.66%) Citrix
13 65 (13.46%) MS Office
13 65 (13.46%) Migration
13 65 (13.46%) Office 365
14 64 (13.25%) MS Exchange
15 63 (13.04%) DNS
15 63 (13.04%) PowerShell
16 62 (12.84%) SQL
17 59 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 58 (12.01%) SQL Server
19 55 (11.39%) Linux
19 55 (11.39%) SC Cleared
20 52 (10.77%) TCP/IP
21 44 (9.11%) Windows 10
22 43 (8.90%) Hyper-V
23 41 (8.49%) DHCP
24 40 (8.28%) Finance
25 39 (8.07%) SharePoint

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 (13.25%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.07%) SharePoint
3 29 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 27 (5.59%) IBM Notes
5 23 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (3.31%) Apache
6 16 (3.31%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.07%) IIS
9 8 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.24%) IBM Domino
11 5 (1.04%) Mule
12 3 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.41%) CMS
13 2 (0.41%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 65 (13.46%) MS Office
3 10 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.83%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 65 (13.46%) Office 365
2 31 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.69%) SaaS
5 10 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.45%) IaaS
7 6 (1.24%) PaaS
8 3 (0.62%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.41%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.41%) Yammer
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (13.04%) DNS
2 52 (10.77%) TCP/IP
3 41 (8.49%) DHCP
4 35 (7.25%) Firewall
4 35 (7.25%) WAN
5 31 (6.42%) LAN
6 30 (6.21%) SAN
7 23 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
8 22 (4.55%) VPN
9 20 (4.14%) Wireless
10 16 (3.31%) Network Security
11 14 (2.90%) Skype
11 14 (2.90%) VoIP
12 13 (2.69%) Internet
13 12 (2.48%) SSL
14 9 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (1.24%) LDAP
15 6 (1.24%) VLAN
16 4 (0.83%) Intranet
16 4 (0.83%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.97%) MySQL
3 23 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.21%) HBase
Development Applications
1 16 (3.31%) JIRA
2 7 (1.45%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.83%) MSI
4 2 (0.41%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (8.28%) Finance
2 16 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.24%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.04%) Law
5 3 (0.62%) Back Office
5 3 (0.62%) Banking
5 3 (0.62%) Electronics
5 3 (0.62%) Marketing
5 3 (0.62%) Retail
6 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.21%) Local Government
7 1 (0.21%) Military
7 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (19.46%) Support Engineer
2 65 (13.46%) Analyst
3 54 (11.18%) Architect
4 50 (10.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 45 (9.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (8.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 40 (8.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 37 (7.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 36 (7.45%) Desktop Support
9 35 (7.25%) Consultant
10 29 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 28 (5.80%) Service Analyst
12 27 (5.59%) Desktop Engineer
12 27 (5.59%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (5.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 23 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 22 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 22 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
16 20 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
17 19 (3.93%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.31%) LAMP
2 8 (1.66%) .NET
3 5 (1.04%) HTML
4 4 (0.83%) CSS
4 4 (0.83%) jQuery
4 4 (0.83%) XML
5 3 (0.62%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.62%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.41%) J2EE
6 2 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.41%) Middleware
6 2 (0.41%) RSS
6 2 (0.41%) Web Services
7 1 (0.21%) COM
7 1 (0.21%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.97%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.14%) Blackberry
3 16 (3.31%) Replication
3 16 (3.31%) Wiki
4 14 (2.90%) Clustering
4 14 (2.90%) PKI
4 14 (2.90%) Smartphone
5 12 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.66%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.66%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.45%) iPhone
8 7 (1.45%) NHS
9 4 (0.83%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.62%) iPad
11 2 (0.41%) CMDB
11 2 (0.41%) PDA
11 2 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 375 (77.64%) Windows
2 157 (32.51%) Windows Server
3 152 (31.47%) Windows 7
4 102 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (17.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (11.39%) Linux
8 44 (9.11%) Windows 10
9 34 (7.04%) Windows 8
10 24 (4.97%) Windows XP
11 16 (3.31%) CentOS
11 16 (3.31%) Solaris
12 14 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.07%) Android
14 9 (1.86%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.04%) Unix
16 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.36%) ITIL
2 65 (13.46%) Migration
3 27 (5.59%) Configuration Management
3 27 (5.59%) Service Delivery
4 19 (3.93%) Root Cause Analysis
4 19 (3.93%) Service Management
4 19 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (3.52%) High Availability
5 17 (3.52%) Knowledge Management
6 15 (3.11%) Incident Management
6 15 (3.11%) Server Building
7 13 (2.69%) Mobile Device Management
7 13 (2.69%) Patch Management
7 13 (2.69%) Problem Management
8 10 (2.07%) ITIL V3
9 9 (1.86%) Change Management
9 9 (1.86%) DevOps
9 9 (1.86%) Network Design
9 9 (1.86%) Project Management
9 9 (1.86%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 63 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 62 (12.84%) SQL
3 28 (5.80%) VBScript
4 19 (3.93%) Perl
5 9 (1.86%) VB
6 6 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.83%) C#
7 4 (0.83%) Java
7 4 (0.83%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.62%) Python
9 1 (0.21%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (20.70%) Security Cleared
2 55 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 23 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.73%) RHCE
5 10 (2.07%) CISSP
6 9 (1.86%) MCP
7 8 (1.66%) MCDST
7 8 (1.66%) MCSE
8 7 (1.45%) CCNA
8 7 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.24%) MCTS
10 5 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.04%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.04%) Degree
10 5 (1.04%) ISSAP
10 5 (1.04%) MCITP
11 4 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.83%) MCAD
11 4 (0.83%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.93%) SLA
2 8 (1.66%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 77 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (8.90%) Hyper-V
3 29 (6.00%) vSphere
4 26 (5.38%) XenApp
5 19 (3.93%) XenDesktop
6 16 (3.31%) Samba
7 12 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.86%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.04%) Firmware
11 5 (1.04%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.83%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.83%) UAG
13 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.41%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.41%) Xen
15 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 79 (16.36%) SCCM
2 25 (5.18%) Puppet
3 21 (4.35%) WSUS
4 14 (2.90%) SCOM
5 9 (1.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.86%) ZABBIX
6 8 (1.66%) Ansible
6 8 (1.66%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.04%) Nagios
8 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.41%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.41%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.41%) DameWare
9 2 (0.41%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.41%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.41%) SCSM
Vendors
1 159 (32.92%) VMware
2 158 (32.71%) Microsoft
3 66 (13.66%) Citrix
4 39 (8.07%) Cisco
5 31 (6.42%) Red Hat
6 25 (5.18%) Oracle
7 24 (4.97%) Dell
7 24 (4.97%) HP
8 23 (4.76%) Lotus
9 15 (3.11%) IBM
10 11 (2.28%) Apple
10 11 (2.28%) Intel Security
10 11 (2.28%) Mitel
11 9 (1.86%) AppSense
12 8 (1.66%) Google
12 8 (1.66%) Sophos
13 7 (1.45%) NetApp
13 7 (1.45%) Sun
14 6 (1.24%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.04%) Wyse
Bristol, Avon
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Networkers
Rate: £11 - £13.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago