Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 20 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 111 117 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.91% 7.61% 6.23%
As % of the System Software category 55.78% 71.78% 71.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 72 54
Bristol median daily rate £281 £235 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.94% +4.22% -30.77%
10th Percentile £150 £119 £115
90th Percentile £488 £352 £451
South West median daily rate £300 £225 £300
% change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 22
Bristol median hourly rate £13.75 £15.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.84% -10.29% +36.00%
10th Percentile £11.69 £9.88 £11.53
90th Percentile £23.71 £87.50 £28.25
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £13.37 £15.75
% change year-on-year +12.23% -15.14% +1.61%

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 199 163 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.60% 10.61% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 105 79
Bristol median daily rate £338 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.73% - -29.03%
10th Percentile £160 £123 £115
90th Percentile £588 £534 £488
South West median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +23.08% - -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 27
Bristol median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -5.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £9.95 £11.65
90th Percentile £43.00 £79.50 £35.60
South West median hourly rate £18.06 £14.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +29.02% -29.11% +23.44%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 98 (88.29%) Windows
2 45 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 43 (38.74%) Windows Server
4 37 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 36 (32.43%) Windows 10
6 29 (26.13%) VMware
7 27 (24.32%) Office 365
8 26 (23.42%) SCCM
9 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (17.12%) LAN
9 19 (17.12%) WAN
10 18 (16.22%) Firewall
10 18 (16.22%) Skype for Business
10 18 (16.22%) Skype
11 17 (15.32%) Cisco
12 16 (14.41%) Linux
12 16 (14.41%) ITIL
13 15 (13.51%) DNS
14 14 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
14 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (11.71%) Finance
16 12 (10.81%) Citrix
16 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (9.91%) SC Cleared
17 11 (9.91%) MS Exchange
18 10 (9.01%) Telecoms
18 10 (9.01%) DHCP
18 10 (9.01%) SCOM

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 (16.22%) Skype for Business
2 11 (9.91%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.70%) IIS
5 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.90%) Apache
6 1 (0.90%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.31%) Houdini
2 7 (6.31%) Maya
2 7 (6.31%) NUKE
2 7 (6.31%) Photoshop
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.32%) Office 365
2 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) LAN
1 19 (17.12%) WAN
2 18 (16.22%) Firewall
2 18 (16.22%) Skype
3 15 (13.51%) DNS
4 10 (9.01%) DHCP
5 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.50%) Extranet
6 5 (4.50%) Intranet
6 5 (4.50%) SAN
6 5 (4.50%) VPN
7 4 (3.60%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (3.60%) NAS
8 3 (2.70%) Junos
8 3 (2.70%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.70%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.80%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.80%) IPsec
9 2 (1.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 13 (11.71%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Electronics
3 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (1.80%) Law
4 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.90%) Back Office
5 1 (0.90%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (20.72%) Support Engineer
2 20 (18.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (13.51%) Desktop Support
4 14 (12.61%) Analyst
5 12 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (9.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (9.91%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (9.01%) Administrator
8 9 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (8.11%) Architect
9 8 (7.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (6.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (6.31%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (5.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (5.41%) IT Support
11 6 (5.41%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (5.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (5.41%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) Web Services
2 3 (2.70%) .NET
2 3 (2.70%) LDAP
3 2 (1.80%) SAML
4 1 (0.90%) CSS
4 1 (0.90%) Middleware
4 1 (0.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Linux Command Line
1 8 (7.21%) Replication
2 6 (5.41%) Animation
2 6 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.50%) Clustering
3 5 (4.50%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.60%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.70%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.80%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.80%) iPad
6 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.80%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.80%) PKI
6 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.90%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (88.29%) Windows
2 43 (38.74%) Windows Server
3 37 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 36 (32.43%) Windows 10
5 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (14.41%) Linux
7 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (8.11%) CentOS
8 9 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.50%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.70%) Unix
10 3 (2.70%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.80%) Android
11 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.80%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.90%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.90%) Solaris
12 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.41%) ITIL
2 10 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (6.31%) Migration
4 6 (5.41%) ITIL V3
4 6 (5.41%) Security Hardening
4 6 (5.41%) Visual Effects
5 5 (4.50%) Information Security
5 5 (4.50%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (3.60%) Business Analysis
6 4 (3.60%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.60%) Project Management
7 3 (2.70%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (2.70%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (2.70%) Line Management
7 3 (2.70%) Programme Management
7 3 (2.70%) SDLC
7 3 (2.70%) Time Management
7 3 (2.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
1 9 (8.11%) Shell Script
2 8 (7.21%) Python
3 4 (3.60%) SQL
4 2 (1.80%) Java
5 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.90%) C
5 1 (0.90%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.60%) Degree
4 3 (2.70%) CCIE
4 3 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.80%) CISM
5 2 (1.80%) CISSP
5 2 (1.80%) ISEB
5 2 (1.80%) OSCP
5 2 (1.80%) SANS
6 1 (0.90%) APMP
6 1 (0.90%) CCNA
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) GDPR
1 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.11%) vSphere
3 8 (7.21%) NFS
3 8 (7.21%) Samba
4 7 (6.31%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.70%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.80%) Firmware
7 2 (1.80%) IAG
7 2 (1.80%) XenApp
8 1 (0.90%) Docker
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.90%) Xen
8 1 (0.90%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (23.42%) SCCM
2 10 (9.01%) SCOM
3 7 (6.31%) AirWatch
3 7 (6.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (3.60%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.80%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.80%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.80%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.90%) OfficeScan
7 1 (0.90%) Puppet
7 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 29 (26.13%) VMware
3 17 (15.32%) Cisco
4 12 (10.81%) Citrix
5 9 (8.11%) Red Hat
6 8 (7.21%) EMC
6 8 (7.21%) HP
6 8 (7.21%) McAfee
7 7 (6.31%) Juniper
8 6 (5.41%) IBM
9 5 (4.50%) Veeam
10 4 (3.60%) Oracle
11 3 (2.70%) Apple
11 3 (2.70%) CyberArk
11 3 (2.70%) Dell
11 3 (2.70%) SAP
11 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.80%) Ipanema Technologies
12 2 (1.80%) Nimble Storage
12 2 (1.80%) Trend Micro