Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 26 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 125 104 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.62% 6.05% 7.71%
As % of the System Software category 50.81% 57.78% 66.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 87
Bristol median daily rate £331 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.45% -15.38% +40.54%
10th Percentile £130 £123 £132
90th Percentile £523 £390 £565
South West median daily rate £300 £290 £315
% change year-on-year +3.45% -7.94% +34.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 12
Bristol median hourly rate £20.00 £12.82 £12.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.07% -0.47% -21.97%
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.13 £11.33
90th Percentile £187.50 £15.65 £32.33
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £13.60 £13.63
% change year-on-year +17.65% -0.18% -19.44%

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 246 180 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.04% 10.48% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 119 142
Bristol median daily rate £391 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.79% -0.71% +21.55%
10th Percentile £213 £156 £163
90th Percentile £522 £506 £536
South West median daily rate £390 £363 £359
% change year-on-year +7.59% +1.05% +14.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 12
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £16.50 £12.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.58% +28.16% -21.97%
10th Percentile £15.05 £12.19 £11.33
90th Percentile £159.40 £34.00 £32.33
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.13 £15.75
% change year-on-year +15.70% -3.97% -19.23%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 93 (74.40%) Windows
2 57 (45.60%) Windows Server
3 55 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 47 (37.60%) VMware
5 35 (28.00%) SCCM
6 32 (25.60%) Office 365
7 30 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (24.00%) Windows 10
8 29 (23.20%) ITIL
9 27 (21.60%) Windows 7
9 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
9 27 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 24 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Office
11 24 (19.20%) Citrix
12 23 (18.40%) Firewall
12 23 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 22 (17.60%) DNS
14 21 (16.80%) PowerShell
15 15 (12.00%) DHCP
15 15 (12.00%) Linux
16 14 (11.20%) Finance
16 14 (11.20%) VMware ESXi
17 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
17 13 (10.40%) Azure Active Directory
18 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
19 11 (8.80%) Telecoms
20 10 (8.00%) SharePoint
20 10 (8.00%) Security Cleared

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 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.40%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.40%) IIS
6 2 (1.60%) Apache
6 2 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.80%) JBoss
7 1 (0.80%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.60%) Office 365
2 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (10.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (6.40%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.40%) Firewall
2 22 (17.60%) DNS
3 15 (12.00%) DHCP
4 8 (6.40%) SAN
4 8 (6.40%) Skype
5 7 (5.60%) LAN
5 7 (5.60%) WAN
6 6 (4.80%) NAS
6 6 (4.80%) Network Security
6 6 (4.80%) VPN
7 5 (4.00%) NetScaler
7 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.20%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (3.20%) Wireless
9 3 (2.40%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.80%) Extranet
10 1 (0.80%) Intranet
10 1 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.80%) Junos
10 1 (0.80%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) MySQL
3 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.80%) GIS
3 1 (0.80%) JasperReports
3 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Ant
1 1 (0.80%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.80%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.80%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.80%) FishEye
1 1 (0.80%) Hudson
1 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.80%) JIRA
1 1 (0.80%) JUnit
1 1 (0.80%) Maven
1 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (11.20%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Law
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (17.60%) Support Engineer
3 17 (13.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (10.40%) Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Administrator
6 10 (8.00%) Desktop Support
7 9 (7.20%) IT Support
8 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Consultant
8 8 (6.40%) Server Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (4.80%) IT Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (4.80%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) XML
2 4 (3.20%) Node.js
3 2 (1.60%) Web Services
4 1 (0.80%) Ajax
4 1 (0.80%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.80%) AWT
4 1 (0.80%) COM
4 1 (0.80%) CSS
4 1 (0.80%) GWT
4 1 (0.80%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.80%) HTML
4 1 (0.80%) JMS
4 1 (0.80%) JSON
4 1 (0.80%) LAMP
4 1 (0.80%) LDAP
4 1 (0.80%) Middleware
4 1 (0.80%) REST
4 1 (0.80%) SAML
4 1 (0.80%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Smartphone
2 6 (4.80%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.00%) PKI
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.20%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.20%) Replication
4 4 (3.20%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.40%) Clustering
5 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.40%) iPad
5 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.60%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.60%) iPhone
6 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (74.40%) Windows
2 57 (45.60%) Windows Server
3 30 (24.00%) Windows 10
3 30 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (21.60%) Windows 7
4 27 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (12.00%) Linux
6 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.40%) AIX
8 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.60%) Unix
9 1 (0.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.20%) ITIL
2 23 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (7.20%) Migration
3 9 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.80%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.00%) Data Migration
6 5 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (3.20%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (3.20%) Programme Management
7 4 (3.20%) Security Hardening
8 3 (2.40%) Antivirus Management
8 3 (2.40%) Application Virtualisation
8 3 (2.40%) Break/Fix
8 3 (2.40%) CRM
8 3 (2.40%) Decision-Making
8 3 (2.40%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.60%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (1.60%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.80%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.20%) Python
2 4 (3.20%) SQL
3 3 (2.40%) Perl
3 3 (2.40%) PHP
4 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.80%) Java
5 1 (0.80%) Java 8
5 1 (0.80%) Ruby
5 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.60%) Degree
3 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.80%) CISM
4 1 (0.80%) CISSP
4 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.80%) MCDST
4 1 (0.80%) MOS
4 1 (0.80%) OSCP
4 1 (0.80%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) GDPR
1 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 24 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.20%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.20%) XenDesktop
4 9 (7.20%) XenServer
5 7 (5.60%) XenApp
6 4 (3.20%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (3.20%) vSphere
7 3 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.60%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.80%) IAG
9 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (28.00%) SCCM
2 9 (7.20%) SCOM
3 4 (3.20%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (3.20%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.20%) WSUS
4 3 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.60%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.80%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 55 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (37.60%) VMware
3 24 (19.20%) Citrix
4 9 (7.20%) HP
5 7 (5.60%) Cisco
6 6 (4.80%) McAfee
7 5 (4.00%) Ivanti
7 5 (4.00%) Veeam
8 4 (3.20%) EMC
8 4 (3.20%) Juniper
8 4 (3.20%) Wyse
9 3 (2.40%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.40%) CA
9 3 (2.40%) IBM
10 2 (1.60%) Apple
10 2 (1.60%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.60%) NetApp
10 2 (1.60%) Splunk
11 1 (0.80%) Rapid7
11 1 (0.80%) Varonis