Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 29 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 131 105 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.29% 5.53% 8.68%
As % of the System Software category 45.96% 55.26% 69.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 68 95
Bristol median daily rate £338 £255 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -7.27% +103.70%
10th Percentile £129 £123 £123
90th Percentile £475 £389 £550
South West median daily rate £325 £270 £280
% change year-on-year +20.37% -3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 20
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £13.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.15% +1.89% -14.52%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.13 £10.43
90th Percentile £187.50 £41.75 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -13.39%

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 285 190 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.68% 10.01% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 132 142
Bristol median daily rate £380 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £158 £152 £128
90th Percentile £514 £537 £556
South West median daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +13.48% +0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 21
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £32.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.54% +145.28% -17.19%
10th Percentile £13.21 £12.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £159.40 £46.15 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £15.36
% change year-on-year +3.83% +17.23% -21.26%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 2 £139 -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 97 (74.05%) Windows
2 61 (46.56%) Microsoft
3 59 (45.04%) Windows Server
4 51 (38.93%) VMware
5 44 (33.59%) Office 365
6 41 (31.30%) SCCM
7 34 (25.95%) Windows 10
8 32 (24.43%) Citrix
9 29 (22.14%) ITIL
9 29 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (21.37%) Microsoft Office
10 28 (21.37%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (20.61%) Windows 7
12 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (16.79%) Hyper-V
14 21 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 20 (15.27%) Linux
15 20 (15.27%) PowerShell
16 19 (14.50%) Firewall
17 17 (12.98%) DNS
18 16 (12.21%) MS Exchange
19 15 (11.45%) VMware ESXi
20 14 (10.69%) XenApp
21 13 (9.92%) Migration
22 12 (9.16%) Finance
22 12 (9.16%) SharePoint
23 11 (8.40%) DHCP
23 11 (8.40%) Security Cleared
23 11 (8.40%) XenDesktop

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 16 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.16%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.87%) Skype for Business
4 7 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.05%) IIS
6 2 (1.53%) Apache
6 2 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.76%) JBoss
7 1 (0.76%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (21.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Houdini
2 1 (0.76%) Maya
2 1 (0.76%) NUKE
2 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (33.59%) Office 365
2 28 (21.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.40%) OneDrive
4 10 (7.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.50%) Firewall
2 17 (12.98%) DNS
3 11 (8.40%) DHCP
3 11 (8.40%) Skype
4 9 (6.87%) NetScaler
5 8 (6.11%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (6.11%) SAN
6 7 (5.34%) LAN
7 6 (4.58%) WAN
8 5 (3.82%) NAS
9 4 (3.05%) Network Security
10 3 (2.29%) VPN
10 3 (2.29%) Wireless
11 2 (1.53%) Internet
11 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.76%) DKIM
12 1 (0.76%) DMARC
12 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.76%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.76%) GIS
3 1 (0.76%) JasperReports
3 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Ant
1 1 (0.76%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.76%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.76%) FishEye
1 1 (0.76%) Hudson
1 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
1 1 (0.76%) JUnit
1 1 (0.76%) Maven
1 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (9.16%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 21 (16.03%) Support Engineer
2 16 (12.21%) Analyst
3 14 (10.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (10.69%) Administrator
4 12 (9.16%) Desktop Support
5 10 (7.63%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (7.63%) Consultant
5 10 (7.63%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.63%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Systems Support
7 8 (6.11%) Systems Support Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.34%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Service Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Service Desk Support
9 6 (4.58%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.29%) XML
2 2 (1.53%) Node.js
3 1 (0.76%) Ajax
3 1 (0.76%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.76%) AWT
3 1 (0.76%) COM
3 1 (0.76%) CSS
3 1 (0.76%) GWT
3 1 (0.76%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.76%) HTML
3 1 (0.76%) JMS
3 1 (0.76%) JSON
3 1 (0.76%) LAMP
3 1 (0.76%) Middleware
3 1 (0.76%) REST
3 1 (0.76%) Swing
3 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Fat Client
1 8 (6.11%) Smartphone
1 8 (6.11%) Thin Client
2 5 (3.82%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.29%) Animation
4 3 (2.29%) iPhone
4 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.29%) PKI
5 2 (1.53%) Clustering
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 97 (74.05%) Windows
2 59 (45.04%) Windows Server
3 34 (25.95%) Windows 10
4 29 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (20.61%) Windows 7
6 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (15.27%) Linux
8 4 (3.05%) CentOS
8 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.29%) AIX
9 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.76%) Android
11 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.14%) ITIL
2 21 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (9.92%) Migration
4 10 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (6.11%) Data Migration
6 7 (5.34%) Application Virtualisation
6 7 (5.34%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.82%) Break/Fix
9 4 (3.05%) CRM
9 4 (3.05%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (3.05%) ITSM
9 4 (3.05%) Programme Management
10 3 (2.29%) Decision-Making
10 3 (2.29%) Load Balancing
11 2 (1.53%) Antivirus Management
11 2 (1.53%) Continuous Deployment
11 2 (1.53%) Protective Monitoring
11 2 (1.53%) Server Building
11 2 (1.53%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.27%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.34%) Python
3 4 (3.05%) SQL
4 3 (2.29%) Perl
4 3 (2.29%) PHP
4 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.76%) Java
6 1 (0.76%) Java 8
6 1 (0.76%) Ruby
6 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.05%) CCA
3 4 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.05%) MCSE
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.53%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.53%) Degree
5 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
System Software
1 27 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (16.79%) Hyper-V
3 15 (11.45%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (10.69%) XenApp
5 11 (8.40%) XenDesktop
6 9 (6.87%) XenServer
7 7 (5.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.58%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (3.05%) NFS
9 4 (3.05%) Samba
9 4 (3.05%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.53%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.53%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.76%) vSphere
11 1 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (31.30%) SCCM
2 6 (4.58%) SCOM
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.53%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.53%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.53%) WSUS
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.76%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 61 (46.56%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.93%) VMware
3 32 (24.43%) Citrix
4 8 (6.11%) Wyse
5 7 (5.34%) CA
5 7 (5.34%) Ivanti
6 6 (4.58%) Cisco
7 5 (3.82%) HP
8 4 (3.05%) McAfee
8 4 (3.05%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.05%) Veeam
9 3 (2.29%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.29%) Juniper
9 3 (2.29%) NetApp
9 3 (2.29%) Splunk
10 2 (1.53%) Dell
10 2 (1.53%) IBM
11 1 (0.76%) Adobe
11 1 (0.76%) Apple
11 1 (0.76%) CommVault