Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 39 27
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 152 122 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.88% 5.76% 6.03%
As % of the System Software category 48.72% 43.42% 55.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 63 74
Bristol median daily rate £300 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +27.27% -
10th Percentile £115 £129 £133
90th Percentile £538 £470 £392
South West median daily rate £363 £350 £281
% change year-on-year +3.57% +24.44% +6.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 9
Bristol median hourly rate £11.78 £37.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.59% +200.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £11.09 £12.95 £11.75
90th Percentile £16.69 £187.50 £27.60
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% +11.11%

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 312 281 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 16.17% 13.27% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 167 147
Bristol median daily rate £400 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +14.81% +3.85%
10th Percentile £137 £198 £151
90th Percentile £600 £502 £564
South West median daily rate £438 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +6.06% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 13
Bristol median hourly rate £12.07 £37.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.87% +142.26% +16.48%
10th Percentile £11.13 £13.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £20.08 £187.50 £41.20
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year +18.75% +7.38% +33.04%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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.

1 118 (77.63%) Windows
2 79 (51.97%) Office 365
3 68 (44.74%) Microsoft
4 49 (32.24%) Windows 7
4 49 (32.24%) Azure
4 49 (32.24%) Windows Server
5 48 (31.58%) VMware
6 45 (29.61%) Windows 10
7 38 (25.00%) SCCM
8 32 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
9 30 (19.74%) Azure Active Directory
10 28 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (17.76%) Citrix
11 27 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (15.79%) Migration
12 24 (15.79%) PowerShell
12 24 (15.79%) Hyper-V
13 23 (15.13%) MS Exchange
14 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 17 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (9.87%) HP
17 15 (9.87%) VPN
17 15 (9.87%) SC Cleared
18 13 (8.55%) DNS
18 13 (8.55%) Skype
19 11 (7.24%) B2C
19 11 (7.24%) AWS
19 11 (7.24%) Skype for Business
19 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Intune

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 23 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.24%) Skype for Business
4 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.32%) Confluence
7 2 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 79 (51.97%) Office 365
2 49 (32.24%) Azure
3 30 (19.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (7.24%) AWS
5 10 (6.58%) IaaS
6 9 (5.92%) PaaS
7 7 (4.61%) SaaS
8 5 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.97%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.97%) Serverless
10 2 (1.32%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.87%) VPN
2 13 (8.55%) DNS
2 13 (8.55%) Skype
3 10 (6.58%) Firewall
4 8 (5.26%) LAN
4 8 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.26%) WAN
5 7 (4.61%) Wireless
6 5 (3.29%) DHCP
7 4 (2.63%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.97%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.32%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.32%) FTP
9 2 (1.32%) NAS
9 2 (1.32%) SAN
9 2 (1.32%) SMTP
10 1 (0.66%) Internet
10 1 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.32%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.58%) Finance
2 8 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.95%) Law
4 3 (1.97%) Legal
5 2 (1.32%) Back Office
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (15.13%) Analyst
3 22 (14.47%) Support Engineer
4 17 (11.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (9.87%) Service Analyst
5 15 (9.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (9.21%) IT Support
7 10 (6.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Architect
7 10 (6.58%) IT Engineer
8 9 (5.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (5.26%) Active Directory Support
10 7 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.61%) Administrator
10 7 (4.61%) Azure Architect
10 7 (4.61%) Consultant
10 7 (4.61%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.29%) .NET
2 4 (2.63%) .NET Core
2 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (2.63%) JSON
2 4 (2.63%) LDAP
2 4 (2.63%) RESTful
2 4 (2.63%) WCF
3 3 (1.97%) CSS
3 3 (1.97%) Web Services
4 1 (0.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.61%) Smartphone
4 6 (3.95%) PKI
5 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.63%) Clustering
6 4 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.63%) iPad
6 4 (2.63%) Replication
6 4 (2.63%) User Experience
7 3 (1.97%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.66%) AS400
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 118 (77.63%) Windows
2 49 (32.24%) Windows 7
2 49 (32.24%) Windows Server
3 45 (29.61%) Windows 10
4 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.58%) Linux
6 7 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.95%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.63%) Unix
9 2 (1.32%) Android
9 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.32%) CentOS
9 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (15.79%) Migration
3 11 (7.24%) B2C
4 9 (5.92%) ITIL
5 8 (5.26%) ITSM
5 8 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (3.95%) CRM
6 6 (3.95%) Security Management
7 5 (3.29%) Break/Fix
7 5 (3.29%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (3.29%) Information Security
7 5 (3.29%) Information Security Management
7 5 (3.29%) ISMS
7 5 (3.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (3.29%) Privileged Access Management
7 5 (3.29%) Project Delivery
7 5 (3.29%) Systems Engineering
7 5 (3.29%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (3.29%) Time Management
7 5 (3.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.61%) SQL
3 4 (2.63%) C#
3 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.32%) VBScript
5 1 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.61%) MCSE
5 3 (1.97%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.32%) MBCS
6 2 (1.32%) MCSA
7 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.66%) CCNA
7 1 (0.66%) CCNP
7 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
7 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (1.32%) GDPR
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.58%) vSphere
4 9 (5.92%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (5.92%) XenApp
5 8 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.95%) BitLocker
7 5 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.63%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.97%) Docker
9 3 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.32%) NFS
11 1 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 38 (25.00%) SCCM
2 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.29%) AirWatch
3 5 (3.29%) SCOM
3 5 (3.29%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.63%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.63%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.97%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.97%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.97%) WSUS
6 2 (1.32%) Ansible
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 68 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 48 (31.58%) VMware
3 27 (17.76%) Citrix
4 15 (9.87%) HP
5 9 (5.92%) Dell
6 8 (5.26%) Cisco
7 7 (4.61%) ServiceNow
8 5 (3.29%) Oracle
8 5 (3.29%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.29%) Sony
9 4 (2.63%) Ivanti
9 4 (2.63%) NetApp
9 4 (2.63%) Veeam
10 3 (1.97%) Mitel
10 3 (1.97%) Symantec
11 2 (1.32%) Apple
11 2 (1.32%) CA
11 2 (1.32%) F5
11 2 (1.32%) McAfee
11 2 (1.32%) Wyse