Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 21 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 110 107 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.41% 6.65% 5.98%
As % of the System Software category 56.41% 70.86% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 69 66
Bristol median daily rate £294 £313 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.61% -1.32%
10th Percentile £130 £125 £111
90th Percentile £525 £590 £413
South West median daily rate £300 £281 £321
% change year-on-year +6.67% -12.45% +22.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 9
Bristol median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.69% -20.27% +23.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.85 £16.80
90th Percentile £19.13 £67.41 £29.50
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +3.13%

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 195 151 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.36% 9.38% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 100 106
Bristol median daily rate £365 £328 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.45% -1.50% +10.83%
10th Percentile £158 £154 £115
90th Percentile £583 £588 £438
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 12
Bristol median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.40% -29.57% +55.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.03 £17.25
90th Percentile £19.63 £22.11 £39.48
South West median hourly rate £18.81 £15.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year +23.36% -18.67% +13.64%

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 20 April 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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 98 (89.09%) Windows
2 47 (42.73%) Microsoft
3 44 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 40 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 35 (31.82%) Windows 10
6 34 (30.91%) SCCM
7 27 (24.55%) VMware
8 25 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (18.18%) Office 365
10 19 (17.27%) Skype for Business
10 19 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (17.27%) Skype
10 19 (17.27%) DNS
11 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
12 16 (14.55%) LAN
12 16 (14.55%) WAN
12 16 (14.55%) Cisco
13 15 (13.64%) ITIL
13 15 (13.64%) Firewall
14 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (12.73%) SC Cleared
14 14 (12.73%) SCOM
15 13 (11.82%) PowerShell
15 13 (11.82%) Security Hardening
15 13 (11.82%) McAfee
16 12 (10.91%) MS Exchange
16 12 (10.91%) DHCP
16 12 (10.91%) vSphere
17 11 (10.00%) Hyper-V
17 11 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker

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 19 (17.27%) Skype for Business
2 12 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.82%) Apache
5 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.82%) IIS
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.73%) Houdini
2 3 (2.73%) Maya
2 3 (2.73%) NUKE
2 3 (2.73%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.18%) Office 365
2 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.27%) DNS
1 19 (17.27%) Skype
2 16 (14.55%) LAN
2 16 (14.55%) WAN
3 15 (13.64%) Firewall
4 12 (10.91%) DHCP
5 6 (5.45%) VPN
6 5 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (3.64%) Internet
7 4 (3.64%) NAS
7 4 (3.64%) SAN
8 3 (2.73%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.82%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.82%) Extranet
9 2 (1.82%) Intranet
9 2 (1.82%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.82%) Network Security
9 2 (1.82%) Wireless
10 1 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.91%) MySQL
General
1 9 (8.18%) Finance
1 9 (8.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.73%) Electronics
2 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.73%) Marketing
3 1 (0.91%) Law
3 1 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (25.45%) Support Engineer
2 17 (15.45%) 2nd Line Support
2 17 (15.45%) IT Support
3 14 (12.73%) Desktop Support
3 14 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (7.27%) Administrator
7 8 (7.27%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Architect
8 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (5.45%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) Node.js
1 2 (1.82%) Web Services
1 2 (1.82%) XML
2 1 (0.91%) LDAP
2 1 (0.91%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Replication
1 7 (6.36%) Smartphone
2 5 (4.55%) EMC VNX
2 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.55%) PKI
3 4 (3.64%) Clustering
4 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.82%) iPad
5 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.82%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.91%) Animation
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.91%) iPhone
6 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 98 (89.09%) Windows
2 44 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 40 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 35 (31.82%) Windows 10
5 25 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (9.09%) Linux
8 5 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.64%) CentOS
10 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.82%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.91%) Android
12 1 (0.91%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.64%) ITIL
2 13 (11.82%) Security Hardening
3 10 (9.09%) Migration
4 7 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 5 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (3.64%) Information Security
6 4 (3.64%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.64%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (2.73%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.73%) Break/Fix
7 3 (2.73%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.73%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.73%) Change Management
7 3 (2.73%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (2.73%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (2.73%) Programme Management
7 3 (2.73%) Project Management
7 3 (2.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.73%) SQL
3 2 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.73%) CCIE
5 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) APMP
6 1 (0.91%) CCNA
6 1 (0.91%) CISM
6 1 (0.91%) CISSP
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.91%) Degree
6 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.91%) MCDST
6 1 (0.91%) MCSA
6 1 (0.91%) MOS
6 1 (0.91%) OSCP
6 1 (0.91%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.91%) GDPR
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (10.91%) vSphere
2 11 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.73%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.73%) NFS
5 3 (2.73%) Samba
5 3 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.73%) XenApp
5 3 (2.73%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.73%) XenServer
6 2 (1.82%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.82%) Firmware
7 1 (0.91%) IAG
7 1 (0.91%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (30.91%) SCCM
2 14 (12.73%) SCOM
3 11 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (3.64%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.64%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.73%) WSUS
6 2 (1.82%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.82%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.91%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.91%) OfficeScan
7 1 (0.91%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (42.73%) Microsoft
2 27 (24.55%) VMware
3 16 (14.55%) Cisco
4 13 (11.82%) McAfee
5 11 (10.00%) Citrix
5 11 (10.00%) EMC
6 10 (9.09%) HP
7 6 (5.45%) Juniper
8 5 (4.55%) Dell
8 5 (4.55%) IBM
9 4 (3.64%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.73%) Apple
10 3 (2.73%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.73%) SAP
10 3 (2.73%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.82%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.82%) Trend Micro
11 2 (1.82%) Veeam
11 2 (1.82%) Veritas
11 2 (1.82%) Zscaler