Period
to 20 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 23 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 143 124 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.52% 6.73% 6.35%
As % of the System Software category 50.89% 51.24% 60.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 56 72
Bristol median daily rate £350 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +13.04% -11.54%
10th Percentile £143 £130 £123
90th Percentile £575 £524 £538
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £288
% change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% -11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 4
Bristol median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +36.03% -8.45%
10th Percentile £11.93 £11.33 £10.64
90th Percentile £18.50 £173.45 £13.61
South West median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +19.35% +10.71% -6.67%

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 281 242 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.77% 13.13% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 142 122
Bristol median daily rate £425 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +12.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £175
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +15.38% +9.86% -2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 11
Bristol median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +18.03% +15.09%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.64 £12.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £145.35 £34.00
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £15.51
% change year-on-year +12.00% +20.87% -1.51%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019, 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 96 (67.13%) Windows
2 81 (56.64%) Microsoft
3 70 (48.95%) Office 365
4 54 (37.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (35.66%) Windows Server
6 41 (28.67%) Windows 7
7 40 (27.97%) Windows 10
8 39 (27.27%) SCCM
9 34 (23.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 33 (23.08%) VMware
11 30 (20.98%) Citrix
12 29 (20.28%) PowerShell
13 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
14 24 (16.78%) C#
14 24 (16.78%) CRM
15 23 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (16.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 22 (15.38%) RESTful
16 22 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
16 22 (15.38%) MS Exchange
16 22 (15.38%) B2C
17 21 (14.69%) T-SQL
17 21 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
18 20 (13.99%) .NET
18 20 (13.99%) Workflow
18 20 (13.99%) Finance
19 19 (13.29%) Firewall
19 19 (13.29%) VPN
19 19 (13.29%) WCF
19 19 (13.29%) .NET Core

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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.79%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.59%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.70%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 21 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 70 (48.95%) Office 365
2 54 (37.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (23.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (13.29%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (9.09%) Azure Functions
5 13 (9.09%) Serverless
6 8 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (2.80%) IaaS
7 4 (2.80%) PaaS
8 3 (2.10%) SaaS
9 1 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.70%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.29%) Firewall
1 19 (13.29%) VPN
2 11 (7.69%) LAN
3 10 (6.99%) DNS
4 9 (6.29%) WAN
5 8 (5.59%) Skype
6 7 (4.90%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.20%) DHCP
8 4 (2.80%) SAN
8 4 (2.80%) Wireless
9 3 (2.10%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.70%) HTTP
11 1 (0.70%) Internet
11 1 (0.70%) NetScreen
11 1 (0.70%) OSPF
11 1 (0.70%) SNMP
11 1 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.70%) Ingres
3 1 (0.70%) Power BI
3 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.70%) SQL CLR
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (12.59%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (8.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.70%) JIRA
4 1 (0.70%) NUnit
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.70%) tSQLt
General
1 20 (13.99%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Electronics
2 9 (6.29%) Law
2 9 (6.29%) Manufacturing
2 9 (6.29%) Marketing
2 9 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (16.08%) 2nd Line Support
1 23 (16.08%) Support Engineer
2 22 (15.38%) Developer
3 20 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (12.59%) Analyst
5 17 (11.89%) CRM Developer
6 16 (11.19%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 13 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 12 (8.39%) Service Analyst
8 12 (8.39%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (6.99%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 10 (6.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (6.29%) Active Directory Support
11 9 (6.29%) Azure Developer
11 9 (6.29%) C# Developer
12 8 (5.59%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (5.59%) Desktop Support
13 7 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.38%) RESTful
2 20 (13.99%) .NET
3 19 (13.29%) .NET Core
3 19 (13.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 19 (13.29%) WCF
4 9 (6.29%) Web Services
5 4 (2.80%) CSS
5 4 (2.80%) LDAP
6 3 (2.10%) HTML
6 3 (2.10%) jQuery
7 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.70%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.70%) Itk
7 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Fat Client
1 9 (6.29%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.80%) Driving Licence
2 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.80%) User Experience
3 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.40%) iPad
4 2 (1.40%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.70%) iPhone
5 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.70%) PKI
5 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 96 (67.13%) Windows
2 51 (35.66%) Windows Server
3 41 (28.67%) Windows 7
4 40 (27.97%) Windows 10
5 23 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.59%) Linux
7 7 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.10%) CentOS
10 3 (2.10%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.40%) Android
11 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.70%) VMS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.78%) CRM
2 23 (16.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (15.38%) B2C
4 20 (13.99%) Workflow
5 13 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.09%) ITIL
6 12 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (7.69%) Migration
7 11 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.69%) Scrum
7 11 (7.69%) TDD
8 9 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (6.29%) Decision-Making
8 9 (6.29%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (6.29%) Programme Management
9 8 (5.59%) Application Virtualisation
10 7 (4.90%) Incident Management
11 6 (4.20%) DevOps
11 6 (4.20%) Information Security Management
11 6 (4.20%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.28%) PowerShell
2 24 (16.78%) C#
3 21 (14.69%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.50%) SQL
5 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.40%) VBScript
7 1 (0.70%) C
7 1 (0.70%) Python
7 1 (0.70%) R
7 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.10%) MCSE
5 2 (1.40%) CCNA
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.40%) MBCS
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
6 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.70%) MCP
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) SLA
2 4 (2.80%) GDPR
2 4 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (11.19%) Hyper-V
1 16 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.39%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (6.99%) XenApp
4 8 (5.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (4.90%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.20%) vSphere
7 5 (3.50%) BitLocker
7 5 (3.50%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.10%) NFS
8 3 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 39 (27.27%) SCCM
2 5 (3.50%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.80%) SCOM
3 4 (2.80%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (2.10%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.10%) Ansible
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.40%) Puppet
5 2 (1.40%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (56.64%) Microsoft
2 33 (23.08%) VMware
3 30 (20.98%) Citrix
4 12 (8.39%) HP
5 10 (6.99%) Ivanti
6 9 (6.29%) SAP
7 8 (5.59%) Cisco
7 8 (5.59%) Wyse
8 7 (4.90%) ServiceNow
8 7 (4.90%) Veeam
9 6 (4.20%) Dell
9 6 (4.20%) Sony
10 5 (3.50%) NetApp
11 4 (2.80%) CA
11 4 (2.80%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.40%) Apple
12 2 (1.40%) iManage
12 2 (1.40%) McAfee
12 2 (1.40%) Oracle
13 1 (0.70%) Palo Alto