Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 17 26
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 119 142 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.04% 8.35% 6.33%
As % of the System Software category 54.84% 70.30% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 97 53
Bristol median daily rate £270 £275 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +44.74% -38.71%
10th Percentile £131 £123 £112
90th Percentile £393 £588 £455
South West median daily rate £281 £260 £263
% change year-on-year +8.17% -0.95% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 31
Bristol median hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.89% -17.19% +28.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £11.75
90th Percentile £19.81 £63.50 £23.75
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -4.55%

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 217 202 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.01% 11.88% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 137 87
Bristol median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £151 £124 £122
90th Percentile £564 £580 £488
South West median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 35
Bristol median hourly rate £15.00 £13.31 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.72% -19.35% +32.00%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.50 £11.95
90th Percentile £39.40 £55.50 £31.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -28.21% +2.63%

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 November 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

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 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 104 (87.39%) Windows
2 48 (40.34%) Windows Server
3 44 (36.97%) Microsoft
4 34 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 33 (27.73%) Office 365
6 32 (26.89%) Windows 10
7 26 (21.85%) VMware
8 22 (18.49%) ITIL
9 21 (17.65%) LAN
9 21 (17.65%) WAN
9 21 (17.65%) SCCM
10 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Office
10 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (15.97%) Citrix
12 17 (14.29%) DNS
12 17 (14.29%) Cisco
12 17 (14.29%) Linux
13 16 (13.45%) Firewall
14 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (10.92%) Hyper-V
15 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
15 13 (10.92%) DHCP
16 12 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (10.08%) Telecoms
17 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (9.24%) Red Hat
17 11 (9.24%) Skype
17 11 (9.24%) Skype for Business
18 10 (8.40%) Linux Command Line

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 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.24%) Skype for Business
3 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.52%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.52%) IIS
6 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.84%) Apache
7 1 (0.84%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.84%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.56%) Houdini
2 9 (7.56%) Maya
2 9 (7.56%) NUKE
2 9 (7.56%) Photoshop
3 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.73%) Office 365
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.65%) LAN
1 21 (17.65%) WAN
2 17 (14.29%) DNS
3 16 (13.45%) Firewall
4 13 (10.92%) DHCP
5 11 (9.24%) Skype
6 8 (6.72%) VPN
7 6 (5.04%) SAN
7 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.20%) Extranet
8 5 (4.20%) Intranet
9 4 (3.36%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.36%) NAS
9 4 (3.36%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.36%) Network Security
10 3 (2.52%) Junos
10 3 (2.52%) LDAP
10 3 (2.52%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.68%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) AdminStudio
1 1 (0.84%) MSI
General
1 12 (10.08%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.40%) Finance
3 4 (3.36%) Billing
4 3 (2.52%) Law
4 3 (2.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (24.37%) Support Engineer
2 20 (16.81%) Analyst
3 18 (15.13%) Desktop Support
3 18 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (13.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (10.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 12 (10.08%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (9.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (9.24%) Administrator
8 11 (9.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (9.24%) Service Analyst
8 11 (9.24%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (7.56%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (6.72%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (6.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 7 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
11 7 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 6 (5.04%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) Web Services
2 3 (2.52%) .NET
3 2 (1.68%) SAML
4 1 (0.84%) CSS
4 1 (0.84%) Middleware
4 1 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (6.72%) Animation
3 7 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.88%) Replication
4 6 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.20%) Clustering
5 5 (4.20%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.36%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.52%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.68%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.68%) iPad
8 2 (1.68%) iPhone
8 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.68%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.68%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.68%) PKI
8 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (87.39%) Windows
2 48 (40.34%) Windows Server
3 34 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 32 (26.89%) Windows 10
5 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (14.29%) Linux
7 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (8.40%) CentOS
10 5 (4.20%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.52%) Android
11 3 (2.52%) Unix
11 3 (2.52%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.68%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.84%) Solaris
13 1 (0.84%) VMS
13 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.49%) ITIL
2 9 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (6.72%) Visual Effects
4 6 (5.04%) ITIL V3
5 5 (4.20%) Business Analysis
5 5 (4.20%) Information Security
5 5 (4.20%) Project Management
5 5 (4.20%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (3.36%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (3.36%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (3.36%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.52%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 3 (2.52%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.52%) Change Management
7 3 (2.52%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (2.52%) Line Management
7 3 (2.52%) Migration
7 3 (2.52%) SDLC
7 3 (2.52%) Service Management
7 3 (2.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) PowerShell
1 10 (8.40%) Python
1 10 (8.40%) Shell Script
2 4 (3.36%) SQL
3 2 (1.68%) Java
4 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.84%) C
4 1 (0.84%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.36%) Degree
4 3 (2.52%) CCIE
4 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.68%) CISM
5 2 (1.68%) CISSP
5 2 (1.68%) ISEB
5 2 (1.68%) OSCP
5 2 (1.68%) SANS
6 1 (0.84%) CCNA
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.68%) GDPR
2 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) Hyper-V
2 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.40%) NFS
3 10 (8.40%) Samba
4 8 (6.72%) XenApp
5 5 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.52%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.68%) Firmware
7 2 (1.68%) IAG
7 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.84%) Docker
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.84%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.84%) vSphere
8 1 (0.84%) Xen
8 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (17.65%) SCCM
2 7 (5.88%) AirWatch
3 6 (5.04%) SCOM
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.68%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.68%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.68%) Puppet
5 2 (1.68%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.84%) Ansible
6 1 (0.84%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (36.97%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.85%) VMware
3 19 (15.97%) Citrix
4 17 (14.29%) Cisco
5 11 (9.24%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.88%) HP
7 6 (5.04%) IBM
7 6 (5.04%) Veeam
8 5 (4.20%) Juniper
9 4 (3.36%) Oracle
10 3 (2.52%) CyberArk
10 3 (2.52%) Dell
10 3 (2.52%) Lotus
10 3 (2.52%) McAfee
11 2 (1.68%) CommVault
11 2 (1.68%) Ipanema Technologies
11 2 (1.68%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (1.68%) Pegasus
11 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.68%) Veritas