The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South West / Dorset
Rank 21 15 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 2 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.11% 5.58% 10.04%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 52.00% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 13
Median daily rate £425 £290 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.55% +28.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £10.75 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.41% -  
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 Dorset with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4 25 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 4.21% 10.73% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 15
Median daily rate £394 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.15% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £26.63 £10.38 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.62% -13.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Dorset

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Dorset

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +1 1 - - 1
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) MS Exchange
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
5 8 (36.36%) Windows 8
6 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) Migration
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) MS Office
9 3 (13.64%) CRM
9 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
9 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) Office 365
9 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (9.09%) Network Management
10 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
10 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (9.09%) SQL
10 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
10 2 (9.09%) ITIL
10 2 (9.09%) LAN
10 2 (9.09%) WAN
10 2 (9.09%) VMS
10 2 (9.09%) DHCP
10 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
10 2 (9.09%) DNS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 14 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
1 2 (9.09%) IPv4
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) 1st Line Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Migration Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) IT Trainer
5 2 (9.09%) Trainer
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Migration Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Server Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 8
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.09%) VMS
8 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) ITSM
3 2 (9.09%) Network Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) arcserve
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
3 1 (4.55%) Juniper
3 1 (4.55%) VMware