Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 33 24
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 152 126 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.38% 6.09% 5.91%
As % of the System Software category 50.84% 43.30% 54.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 78 67
Bristol median daily rate £338 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +40.91% -5.17%
10th Percentile £125 £113 £140
90th Percentile £675 £575 £500
South West median daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% +27.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 13
Bristol median hourly rate £15.86 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.69% +159.26% -1.33%
10th Percentile £11.02 £13.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £33.65 £40.03 £18.94
South West median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -7.14% +4.48% +24.70%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 299 291 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 16.49% 14.06% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 195 134
Bristol median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £159
90th Percentile £600 £575 £605
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 13
Bristol median hourly rate £15.86 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.69% +159.26% -11.48%
10th Percentile £11.02 £13.20 £11.17
90th Percentile £33.65 £41.80 £18.94
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £33.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -43.28% +42.55% +54.10%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 108 (71.05%) Windows
2 81 (53.29%) Microsoft
3 63 (41.45%) Azure
4 56 (36.84%) Office 365
5 51 (33.55%) Windows 7
6 48 (31.58%) Windows 10
7 44 (28.95%) Windows Server
8 42 (27.63%) Microsoft Office
9 41 (26.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 36 (23.68%) Migration
11 32 (21.05%) SCCM
12 26 (17.11%) VMware
12 26 (17.11%) PowerShell
13 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (15.79%) B2C
14 22 (14.47%) SharePoint
14 22 (14.47%) MS Visio
14 22 (14.47%) SQL Server
15 21 (13.82%) MS Exchange
16 20 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (12.50%) Open Source
17 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
17 19 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
17 19 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
17 19 (12.50%) CRM
17 19 (12.50%) Citrix
17 19 (12.50%) Serverless
18 18 (11.84%) Dynamics 365
18 18 (11.84%) Azure Functions
18 18 (11.84%) Microsoft Flow

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 22 (14.47%) SharePoint
2 21 (13.82%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.26%) IIS
4 6 (3.95%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.66%) CMS
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (27.63%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (14.47%) MS Visio
3 19 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (11.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (41.45%) Azure
2 56 (36.84%) Office 365
3 41 (26.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (12.50%) Serverless
5 18 (11.84%) Azure Functions
5 18 (11.84%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (11.84%) Microsoft Flow
5 18 (11.84%) Power Platform
5 18 (11.84%) PowerApps
6 16 (10.53%) AWS
7 15 (9.87%) SaaS
8 8 (5.26%) IaaS
9 6 (3.95%) PaaS
10 3 (1.97%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.55%) Firewall
2 11 (7.24%) Skype
3 10 (6.58%) DNS
4 8 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.26%) VPN
5 7 (4.61%) SAN
5 7 (4.61%) WAN
6 6 (3.95%) DHCP
7 5 (3.29%) Wireless
8 4 (2.63%) Kerberos
8 4 (2.63%) LAN
9 3 (1.97%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.32%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.32%) FTP
11 1 (0.66%) DSL
11 1 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.66%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.84%) Power BI
3 17 (11.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (11.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 17 (11.18%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.29%) AdminStudio
2 5 (3.29%) MSI
3 1 (0.66%) Hudson
General
1 16 (10.53%) Public Sector
2 4 (2.63%) Finance
3 3 (1.97%) Law
4 2 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (17.76%) Architect
2 20 (13.16%) IT Support
3 19 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 17 (11.18%) Analyst
5 15 (9.87%) 1st Line Support
6 14 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (7.89%) Help Desk Support
7 12 (7.89%) IT Engineer
8 11 (7.24%) Service Analyst
8 11 (7.24%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (7.24%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.58%) CRM Architect
9 10 (6.58%) Desktop Support
9 10 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM Architect
9 10 (6.58%) First Line Help Desk Support
9 10 (6.58%) Service Desk Support
10 9 (5.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (5.92%) Consultant
11 8 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.29%) JSON
1 5 (3.29%) LDAP
2 3 (1.97%) CSS
3 1 (0.66%) COM
3 1 (0.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.61%) Data Centre
1 7 (4.61%) Replication
1 7 (4.61%) Smartphone
2 5 (3.29%) PKI
3 4 (2.63%) Clustering
3 4 (2.63%) Fibre Optics
3 4 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.32%) iPhone
5 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) iPad
6 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 108 (71.05%) Windows
2 51 (33.55%) Windows 7
3 48 (31.58%) Windows 10
4 44 (28.95%) Windows Server
5 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (8.55%) Linux
8 5 (3.29%) Unix
8 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.29%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.97%) Android
9 3 (1.97%) VMS
10 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.68%) Migration
2 24 (15.79%) B2C
3 19 (12.50%) CRM
3 19 (12.50%) Open Source
4 18 (11.84%) DevOps
5 17 (11.18%) ArchiMate
6 12 (7.89%) ITIL
7 9 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (3.95%) Break/Fix
10 6 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (3.95%) Time Management
11 5 (3.29%) Information Security
11 5 (3.29%) Security Hardening
11 5 (3.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (2.63%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (2.63%) Machine Learning
12 4 (2.63%) Privileged Access Management
12 4 (2.63%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.97%) MCSE
7 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.66%) MCITP
7 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.66%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.24%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.95%) XenApp
4 5 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.29%) vSphere
5 4 (2.63%) Docker
6 3 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (21.05%) SCCM
2 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.29%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.97%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.97%) WSUS
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 81 (53.29%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.11%) VMware
3 19 (12.50%) Citrix
4 17 (11.18%) Sparx
5 8 (5.26%) Dell
6 4 (2.63%) Cisco
6 4 (2.63%) Sophos
6 4 (2.63%) Veeam
7 3 (1.97%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.97%) F5
7 3 (1.97%) HP
7 3 (1.97%) Ivanti
7 3 (1.97%) McAfee
7 3 (1.97%) Mitel
7 3 (1.97%) MobileIron
7 3 (1.97%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.97%) Sony
7 3 (1.97%) Symantec
8 2 (1.32%) Google
8 2 (1.32%) Wyse