Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 143 129 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 8.58% 6.43% 5.99%
As % of the System Software category 52.19% 45.10% 54.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 58
Median daily rate £350 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -1.72%
10th Percentile £136 £132 £130
90th Percentile £693 £575 £508
South West median daily rate £318 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -15.33% +25.00% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 15
Median hourly rate £17.75 £25.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.39% +82.14% -5.08%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.92 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.00 £38.88 £17.55
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.04% +18.33% +13.21%

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 274 286 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 16.44% 14.25% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 201 123
Median daily rate £450 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.29% +12.31%
10th Percentile £163 £270 £168
90th Percentile £613 £586 £608
South West median daily rate £463 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +8.82% +4.94% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 16
Median hourly rate £17.75 £35.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.29% +141.38% -17.14%
10th Percentile £11.15 £13.40 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.00 £50.00 £19.28
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.82 £20.06
% change year-on-year +10.98% -1.20% +31.56%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Bristol over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in Bristol over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 92 (64.34%) Windows
2 71 (49.65%) Microsoft
3 55 (38.46%) Azure
4 48 (33.57%) Office 365
5 44 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 41 (28.67%) Windows 10
7 40 (27.97%) Windows Server
8 36 (25.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (24.48%) Microsoft Office
10 34 (23.78%) SCCM
11 32 (22.38%) Migration
12 24 (16.78%) B2C
13 23 (16.08%) VMware
14 22 (15.38%) SharePoint
15 21 (14.69%) MS Exchange
15 21 (14.69%) SaaS
15 21 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (13.99%) PowerShell
16 20 (13.99%) SQL Server
16 20 (13.99%) Citrix
16 20 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (13.29%) Serverless
17 19 (13.29%) CRM
17 19 (13.29%) MS Visio
17 19 (13.29%) Open Source
17 19 (13.29%) Dynamics CRM
18 18 (12.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 18 (12.59%) Microsoft Excel
18 18 (12.59%) Firewall
18 18 (12.59%) Dynamics 365

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%) SharePoint
2 21 (14.69%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.59%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.90%) IIS
5 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.40%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.70%) CMS
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (24.48%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (13.29%) MS Visio
3 18 (12.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (12.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (13.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (38.46%) Azure
2 48 (33.57%) Office 365
3 36 (25.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (14.69%) SaaS
5 19 (13.29%) Serverless
6 18 (12.59%) Azure Functions
6 18 (12.59%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (12.59%) Microsoft Flow
6 18 (12.59%) Power Platform
6 18 (12.59%) PowerApps
7 14 (9.79%) AWS
8 10 (6.99%) IaaS
9 7 (4.90%) PaaS
10 4 (2.80%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.59%) Firewall
2 10 (6.99%) Skype
3 9 (6.29%) WAN
4 7 (4.90%) SAN
4 7 (4.90%) VPN
5 6 (4.20%) DHCP
5 6 (4.20%) LAN
5 6 (4.20%) Network Security
5 6 (4.20%) X.509
6 5 (3.50%) DNS
6 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.80%) Wireless
8 3 (2.10%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.70%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.70%) MPLS
10 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.59%) Power BI
3 17 (11.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (11.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (11.89%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.20%) AdminStudio
2 6 (4.20%) MSI
3 1 (0.70%) Hudson
General
1 16 (11.19%) Public Sector
2 7 (4.90%) Finance
3 5 (3.50%) Banking
4 3 (2.10%) Law
5 2 (1.40%) Back Office
5 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.68%) Architect
2 18 (12.59%) Analyst
3 16 (11.19%) 1st Line Support
4 15 (10.49%) IT Support
5 14 (9.79%) Help Desk Support
6 12 (8.39%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 12 (8.39%) Service Desk Support
7 11 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 11 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) CRM Architect
8 10 (6.99%) Desktop Support
8 10 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM Architect
9 9 (6.29%) Consultant
9 9 (6.29%) Security Architect
10 8 (5.59%) Active Directory Support
10 8 (5.59%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.90%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) SAML
2 3 (2.10%) CSS
3 1 (0.70%) COM
3 1 (0.70%) JSON
3 1 (0.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (2.80%) Fibre Optics
1 4 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (2.10%) Clustering
2 3 (2.10%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.10%) Replication
2 3 (2.10%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.40%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.40%) iPhone
3 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.70%) iPad
4 1 (0.70%) PDA
4 1 (0.70%) PKI
4 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (64.34%) Windows
2 44 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 41 (28.67%) Windows 10
4 40 (27.97%) Windows Server
5 21 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.69%) Linux
8 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.10%) Android
11 3 (2.10%) VMS
12 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.70%) Unix
13 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.38%) Migration
2 24 (16.78%) B2C
3 19 (13.29%) CRM
3 19 (13.29%) Open Source
4 18 (12.59%) DevOps
5 17 (11.89%) ArchiMate
6 15 (10.49%) ITIL
7 10 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (6.29%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (4.90%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (4.90%) Security Architecture
10 7 (4.90%) SIEM
11 6 (4.20%) Data Security
11 6 (4.20%) Server Hardening
12 5 (3.50%) Application Packaging
12 5 (3.50%) Information Security
12 5 (3.50%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (2.80%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.99%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.20%) SQL
3 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.10%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.70%) MCITP
6 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.59%) SLA
3 3 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.90%) Hyper-V
2 7 (4.90%) XenApp
3 5 (3.50%) vSphere
4 4 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.80%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.70%) Docker
7 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.70%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (23.78%) SCCM
2 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.10%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.10%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.10%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.10%) WSUS
5 1 (0.70%) Ansible
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 71 (49.65%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.08%) VMware
3 20 (13.99%) Citrix
4 17 (11.89%) Sparx
5 7 (4.90%) Dell
6 4 (2.80%) Ivanti
6 4 (2.80%) Mitel
6 4 (2.80%) MobileIron
6 4 (2.80%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.80%) Sophos
6 4 (2.80%) Symantec
7 3 (2.10%) Cisco
7 3 (2.10%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.10%) McAfee
7 3 (2.10%) Sony
7 3 (2.10%) Veeam
7 3 (2.10%) Wyse
8 2 (1.40%) HP
8 2 (1.40%) Lotus
8 2 (1.40%) Twitter