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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 64 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.88% 5.91% 7.72%
As % of the System Software category 72.73% 58.06% 80.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 37
Median daily rate £319 £280 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.83% -13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £113 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £400 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -4.29% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Median hourly rate £10.00 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.36% +24.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 88 93 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 10.84% 10.19% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 51
Median daily rate £325 £330 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
Median hourly rate £16.38 £18.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.48% +21.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.80 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £31.70 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Bristol

Active Directory
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 96 (84.96%) Windows
2 52 (46.02%) Microsoft
3 49 (43.36%) Windows Server
4 42 (37.17%) MS Office
5 39 (34.51%) DNS
6 38 (33.63%) Windows 7
7 34 (30.09%) Office 365
8 31 (27.43%) VMware
9 27 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (23.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (21.24%) Finance
10 24 (21.24%) MS Excel
11 23 (20.35%) SCCM
11 23 (20.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (19.47%) Citrix
12 22 (19.47%) Windows 10
13 20 (17.70%) Incident Management
14 19 (16.81%) Skype for Business
14 19 (16.81%) VPN
14 19 (16.81%) ITIL
15 18 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (15.04%) Dell
17 15 (13.27%) Firewall
17 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
18 14 (12.39%) DHCP
18 14 (12.39%) Linux
18 14 (12.39%) Data Centre
19 13 (11.50%) WAN
19 13 (11.50%) MS Exchange
19 13 (11.50%) Thin Client

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 19 (16.81%) Skype for Business
2 13 (11.50%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.88%) Apache
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.88%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.88%) IIS
8 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (37.17%) MS Office
2 24 (21.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.77%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (30.09%) Office 365
2 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (34.51%) DNS
2 19 (16.81%) VPN
3 15 (13.27%) Firewall
4 14 (12.39%) DHCP
5 13 (11.50%) WAN
6 11 (9.73%) LAN
6 11 (9.73%) Skype
7 9 (7.96%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (7.08%) Network Security
9 7 (6.19%) SAN
9 7 (6.19%) Wireless
10 6 (5.31%) SSL
11 5 (4.42%) LDAP
12 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.65%) VLAN
14 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
14 2 (1.77%) Internet
15 1 (0.88%) Broadband
15 1 (0.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
1 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) MySQL
4 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (21.24%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.65%) Marketing
2 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.88%) Billing
3 1 (0.88%) Law
3 1 (0.88%) Local Government
3 1 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (24.78%) Analyst
2 15 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (12.39%) Architect
3 14 (12.39%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (8.85%) Citrix Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Service Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) IT Support
7 7 (6.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Active Directory Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.42%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) COM+
2 1 (0.88%) CSS
2 1 (0.88%) DCOM
2 1 (0.88%) HTML
2 1 (0.88%) LAMP
2 1 (0.88%) Middleware
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.88%) SAML
2 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.50%) Fat Client
2 13 (11.50%) Thin Client
3 11 (9.73%) Client/Server
4 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.08%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (4.42%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.42%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.54%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.54%) PKI
8 3 (2.65%) Clustering
8 3 (2.65%) CMDB
8 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.65%) FlexPod
8 3 (2.65%) iPhone
8 3 (2.65%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.77%) Digital Signage
9 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 96 (84.96%) Windows
2 49 (43.36%) Windows Server
3 38 (33.63%) Windows 7
4 27 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (23.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (19.47%) Windows 10
6 14 (12.39%) Linux
7 11 (9.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (5.31%) Android
10 2 (1.77%) Unix
10 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.88%) CentOS
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.70%) Incident Management
2 19 (16.81%) ITIL
3 12 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.85%) Change Management
5 8 (7.08%) Migration
6 7 (6.19%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.42%) Application Virtualisation
8 5 (4.42%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.42%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.54%) Business Continuity
9 4 (3.54%) DevOps
9 4 (3.54%) High Availability
9 4 (3.54%) Information Security
9 4 (3.54%) ITIL V3
9 4 (3.54%) ITSM
9 4 (3.54%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (3.54%) OWASP
9 4 (3.54%) Server Patching
9 4 (3.54%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.96%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.54%) VBScript
3 3 (2.65%) SQL
4 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.88%) VB
5 1 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.54%) MCSE
5 3 (2.65%) Degree
6 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) CISMP
7 1 (0.88%) CISSP
7 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.88%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (20.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.50%) XenApp
4 12 (10.62%) VMware ESX
4 12 (10.62%) XenDesktop
5 8 (7.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (6.19%) BitLocker
6 7 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.31%) DFS Replication
7 6 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (4.42%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.88%) GFS2
11 1 (0.88%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.88%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 23 (20.35%) SCCM
2 7 (6.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (4.42%) SCOrch
3 5 (4.42%) WSUS
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.77%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) Ansible
6 1 (0.88%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (46.02%) Microsoft
2 31 (27.43%) VMware
3 22 (19.47%) Citrix
4 17 (15.04%) Dell
5 13 (11.50%) AppSense
6 12 (10.62%) Cisco
6 12 (10.62%) Wyse
7 11 (9.73%) HP
7 11 (9.73%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.19%) NetApp
8 7 (6.19%) Symantec
9 5 (4.42%) CA
10 4 (3.54%) Apple
10 4 (3.54%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (3.54%) Intel
10 4 (3.54%) IronPort
10 4 (3.54%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (3.54%) Oracle
10 4 (3.54%) RightFax
10 4 (3.54%) Xerox
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