Period
to 22 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 22 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 106 111 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.15% 6.73% 7.23%
As % of the System Software category 51.96% 64.16% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 74 78
Bristol median daily rate £325 £295 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.17% -5.60% +5.93%
10th Percentile £130 £145 £123
90th Percentile £525 £538 £591
South West median daily rate £300 £288 £325
% change year-on-year +4.35% -11.54% +23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 13
Bristol median hourly rate £15.50 £10.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.60 £11.40
90th Percentile £44.21 £17.90 £31.75
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.54% +8.33% -6.25%

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 204 173 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.83% 10.48% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 119 132
Bristol median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £151
90th Percentile £525 £538 £548
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 14
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.95 £11.48
90th Percentile £47.00 £34.00 £33.38
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% +11.11% -5.48%

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 June 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 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 85 (80.19%) Windows
2 45 (42.45%) Windows Server
3 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
4 33 (31.13%) SCCM
5 32 (30.19%) VMware
6 31 (29.25%) Windows 7
7 28 (26.42%) Windows 10
8 25 (23.58%) Office 365
9 24 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (16.98%) DNS
11 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (16.04%) Citrix
12 17 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (15.09%) Firewall
13 16 (15.09%) ITIL
14 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (14.15%) PowerShell
15 14 (13.21%) Hyper-V
16 13 (12.26%) Finance
16 13 (12.26%) Migration
17 11 (10.38%) DHCP
18 10 (9.43%) Linux
19 9 (8.49%) MS Exchange
19 9 (8.49%) SCOM
19 9 (8.49%) Azure Active Directory
20 8 (7.55%) Skype
20 8 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
20 8 (7.55%) Skype for Business
20 8 (7.55%) Smartphone

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 9 (8.49%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.55%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.89%) Apache
5 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.58%) Office 365
2 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.66%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) DNS
2 16 (15.09%) Firewall
3 11 (10.38%) DHCP
4 8 (7.55%) LAN
4 8 (7.55%) Skype
4 8 (7.55%) WAN
5 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.66%) VPN
6 5 (4.72%) SAN
7 4 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.77%) Wireless
8 3 (2.83%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.83%) NAS
8 3 (2.83%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.89%) Internet
9 2 (1.89%) Network Security
10 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.94%) Junos
10 1 (0.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.94%) MySQL
General
1 13 (12.26%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.94%) Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Electronics
3 1 (0.94%) Law
3 1 (0.94%) Legal
3 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.70%) Support Engineer
2 19 (17.92%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (13.21%) Desktop Support
4 14 (13.21%) IT Support
5 9 (8.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Administrator
6 8 (7.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 8 (7.55%) Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) IT Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) IT Support Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Server Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) Node.js
1 3 (2.83%) XML
2 1 (0.94%) LDAP
2 1 (0.94%) SAML
2 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Smartphone
2 6 (5.66%) PKI
3 4 (3.77%) Replication
4 3 (2.83%) Clustering
4 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) iPad
5 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.89%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.89%) iPhone
5 2 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 85 (80.19%) Windows
2 45 (42.45%) Windows Server
3 31 (29.25%) Windows 7
4 28 (26.42%) Windows 10
5 24 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (9.43%) Linux
8 6 (5.66%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.83%) AIX
11 2 (1.89%) Unix
11 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.94%) Android
12 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.09%) ITIL
2 13 (12.26%) Migration
3 7 (6.60%) Load Balancing
3 7 (6.60%) Security Hardening
4 6 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (4.72%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (3.77%) Data Migration
6 4 (3.77%) Programme Management
7 3 (2.83%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.83%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (1.89%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.89%) Break/Fix
8 2 (1.89%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.89%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (1.89%) Server Building
8 2 (1.89%) Time Management
9 1 (0.94%) Business Analysis
9 1 (0.94%) TOGAF
9 1 (0.94%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.15%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.77%) Python
2 4 (3.77%) SQL
3 3 (2.83%) Perl
3 3 (2.83%) PHP
4 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.94%) APMP
4 1 (0.94%) CISM
4 1 (0.94%) CISSP
4 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.94%) MCDST
4 1 (0.94%) MOS
4 1 (0.94%) OSCP
4 1 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) GDPR
1 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (13.21%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (6.60%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.72%) XenApp
5 5 (4.72%) XenServer
6 4 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.83%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.83%) vSphere
8 2 (1.89%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.94%) IAG
9 1 (0.94%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (31.13%) SCCM
2 9 (8.49%) SCOM
3 5 (4.72%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.83%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.83%) WSUS
6 2 (1.89%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.94%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 32 (30.19%) VMware
3 17 (16.04%) Citrix
4 8 (7.55%) HP
5 7 (6.60%) McAfee
6 6 (5.66%) Cisco
7 5 (4.72%) Juniper
7 5 (4.72%) Veeam
8 4 (3.77%) EMC
9 3 (2.83%) Dell
9 3 (2.83%) IBM
9 3 (2.83%) Ivanti
9 3 (2.83%) NetApp
10 2 (1.89%) Apple
10 2 (1.89%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.89%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.89%) Splunk
10 2 (1.89%) Wyse
11 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.94%) Symantec