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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 12 30
Rank change year-on-year -21 +18  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 43 74 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.05% 8.72% 4.87%
As % of the System Software category 52.44% 68.52% 63.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 29
Median daily rate £275 £335 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.91% +34.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £590 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 10
Median hourly rate - £12.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 82 108 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 9.62% 12.72% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 68 41
Median daily rate £400 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £513 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 11
Median hourly rate £34.00 £12.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +177.55% -18.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 92 (84.40%) Windows
2 52 (47.71%) Windows Server
3 44 (40.37%) Microsoft
4 35 (32.11%) Office 365
5 31 (28.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (28.44%) DNS
5 31 (28.44%) VMware
6 29 (26.61%) Windows 7
7 25 (22.94%) Microsoft Office
8 24 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (22.02%) Windows 10
9 23 (21.10%) SCCM
10 21 (19.27%) Citrix
11 19 (17.43%) Dell
12 18 (16.51%) MS Exchange
12 18 (16.51%) Skype for Business
13 17 (15.60%) Finance
13 17 (15.60%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (14.68%) Incident Management
14 16 (14.68%) Security Cleared
14 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (13.76%) DHCP
15 15 (13.76%) VPN
15 15 (13.76%) ITIL
15 15 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (12.84%) PowerShell
17 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
17 13 (11.93%) XenApp
17 13 (11.93%) Skype
18 12 (11.01%) Linux

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 18 (16.51%) MS Exchange
1 18 (16.51%) Skype for Business
2 15 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (10.09%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.75%) Apache
7 3 (2.75%) IIS
7 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.83%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.92%) GlassFish
Applications
1 25 (22.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (32.11%) Office 365
2 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.92%) PaaS
4 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (28.44%) DNS
2 15 (13.76%) DHCP
2 15 (13.76%) VPN
3 13 (11.93%) Skype
4 10 (9.17%) Firewall
4 10 (9.17%) SAN
5 9 (8.26%) WAN
6 7 (6.42%) LAN
6 7 (6.42%) LDAP
6 7 (6.42%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (4.59%) Network Security
8 4 (3.67%) Wireless
9 3 (2.75%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.75%) VLAN
9 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.83%) NAS
10 2 (1.83%) SSL
11 1 (0.92%) Broadband
11 1 (0.92%) IPsec
11 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.92%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (15.60%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.75%) Billing
4 3 (2.75%) Electronics
4 3 (2.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (18.35%) Analyst
2 18 (16.51%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.17%) Architect
5 7 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (6.42%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 7 (6.42%) IT Support
6 6 (5.50%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Active Directory Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Server Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (4.59%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.59%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.92%) COM+
2 1 (0.92%) CSS
2 1 (0.92%) DCOM
2 1 (0.92%) HTML
2 1 (0.92%) LAMP
2 1 (0.92%) Middleware
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.92%) SAML
2 1 (0.92%) Web Services
2 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (8.26%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.34%) Fat Client
2 8 (7.34%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.50%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.59%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.59%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.67%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.75%) FlexPod
6 3 (2.75%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (2.75%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.83%) CMDB
7 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.83%) iPhone
7 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 92 (84.40%) Windows
2 52 (47.71%) Windows Server
3 31 (28.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (26.61%) Windows 7
5 24 (22.02%) Windows 10
5 24 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (11.01%) Linux
7 9 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.59%) Android
10 3 (2.75%) Unix
11 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.92%) CentOS
12 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.68%) Incident Management
2 15 (13.76%) ITIL
3 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.17%) Change Management
5 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.50%) Business Continuity
6 6 (5.50%) Project Management
6 6 (5.50%) Software Deployment
6 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (4.59%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.59%) Migration
7 5 (4.59%) Patch Management
8 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.67%) Identity Management
8 4 (3.67%) Information Security
8 4 (3.67%) ITSM
8 4 (3.67%) Server Patching
8 4 (3.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.84%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.59%) SQL
3 4 (3.67%) VBScript
4 3 (2.75%) Perl
5 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) Ruby
6 1 (0.92%) C#
6 1 (0.92%) C++
6 1 (0.92%) Java
6 1 (0.92%) PHP
6 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.92%) VB
6 1 (0.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.67%) MCSE
5 3 (2.75%) Degree
6 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (15.60%) Microsoft App-V
2 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.93%) XenApp
4 9 (8.26%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.34%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (6.42%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.42%) XenDesktop
7 6 (5.50%) DFS Replication
8 5 (4.59%) ISA Server
8 5 (4.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.75%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.83%) Xen
11 1 (0.92%) GFS2
11 1 (0.92%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.92%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 23 (21.10%) SCCM
2 7 (6.42%) SCOrch
3 5 (4.59%) WSUS
4 4 (3.67%) SCOM
5 3 (2.75%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.83%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.83%) Puppet
7 1 (0.92%) Ansible
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.92%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (40.37%) Microsoft
2 31 (28.44%) VMware
3 21 (19.27%) Citrix
4 19 (17.43%) Dell
5 12 (11.01%) HP
6 11 (10.09%) Red Hat
7 10 (9.17%) Cisco
8 7 (6.42%) AppSense
8 7 (6.42%) NetApp
8 7 (6.42%) Wyse
9 6 (5.50%) Oracle
10 5 (4.59%) Intel
11 4 (3.67%) Apple
11 4 (3.67%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (3.67%) IBM
11 4 (3.67%) IronPort
11 4 (3.67%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (3.67%) RightFax
12 3 (2.75%) SAP
12 3 (2.75%) Veeam
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