Period
to 21 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 21 April 2019 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 17 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 99 51 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 12.64% 8.96% 9.13%
As % of the System Software category 58.58% 62.20% 65.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 33
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £445 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +242.31% -48.82%
10th Percentile £209 £140 £106
90th Percentile £650 £608 £375
South West median daily rate £375 £300 £288
% change year-on-year +25.00% +4.35% -10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 4
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £11.83 £12.74 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -2.00% +6.12%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.24 £9.25
90th Percentile £19.16 £15.23 £15.35
South West median hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year +18.33% +13.21% -19.70%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 169 82 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 21.58% 14.41% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 38 55
Gloucestershire median daily rate £450 £416 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +103.05% -41.43%
10th Percentile £213 £153 £106
90th Percentile £575 £590 £445
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 11
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £11.83 £39.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.24% +59.00% +89.04%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.65 £11.00
90th Percentile £20.70 £46.00 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.81 £15.25
% change year-on-year +6.31% +23.36% -17.57%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 21 April 2019. 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
Gloucester +3 29 £225 -47.06% 2
Cheltenham +3 28 £515 +14.44% 1
Cirencester - 6 £350 -
Tewkesbury - 2 - - 1
Stroud -2 1 £315 +133.33%
Filton - 1 £400 -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 88 (88.89%) Windows
2 53 (53.54%) Security Cleared
3 49 (49.49%) Microsoft
4 46 (46.46%) Windows Server
5 42 (42.42%) Windows 10
6 41 (41.41%) SCCM
6 41 (41.41%) Hyper-V
7 40 (40.40%) DV Cleared
8 38 (38.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (38.38%) VMware
9 33 (33.33%) Citrix
10 28 (28.28%) ITIL
11 24 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (23.23%) DNS
13 22 (22.22%) Migration
13 22 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (21.21%) Service Management
15 20 (20.20%) SCOM
16 19 (19.19%) VMware ESXi
17 18 (18.18%) ITIL V3
17 18 (18.18%) PowerShell
17 18 (18.18%) ITSM
17 18 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 17 (17.17%) Office 365
18 17 (17.17%) Windows 7
19 16 (16.16%) SCVMM
20 15 (15.15%) vSphere
20 15 (15.15%) DHCP
20 15 (15.15%) Virtual Machines
20 15 (15.15%) Virtual Desktop

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 13 (13.13%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.06%) JBoss
3 6 (6.06%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.05%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (17.17%) Office 365
3 14 (14.14%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (11.11%) IaaS
4 11 (11.11%) PaaS
5 8 (8.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (6.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.23%) DNS
2 15 (15.15%) DHCP
3 10 (10.10%) Firewall
4 9 (9.09%) LAN
4 9 (9.09%) Network Security
4 9 (9.09%) WAN
5 8 (8.08%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (8.08%) SAN
6 5 (5.05%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (5.05%) VPN
7 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.03%) Skype
9 2 (2.02%) SSL
10 1 (1.01%) DMZ
10 1 (1.01%) IPv4
10 1 (1.01%) IPv6
10 1 (1.01%) SMTP
10 1 (1.01%) VLAN
10 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Local Government
3 1 (1.01%) Electronics
3 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.01%) Marketing
3 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Wintel Engineer
2 14 (14.14%) Desktop Support
2 14 (14.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (14.14%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) Architect
4 10 (10.10%) Technical Architect
5 9 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (8.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.05%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) J2EE
1 6 (6.06%) Middleware
2 3 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (6.06%) Replication
5 5 (5.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (5.05%) Fat Client
5 5 (5.05%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.02%) Clustering
7 2 (2.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.01%) NHS
8 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (88.89%) Windows
2 46 (46.46%) Windows Server
3 42 (42.42%) Windows 10
4 38 (38.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (17.17%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.12%) Linux
7 9 (9.09%) CentOS
8 7 (7.07%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.06%) Solaris
9 6 (6.06%) Unix
9 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (5.05%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.03%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) ITIL
2 22 (22.22%) Migration
3 21 (21.21%) Service Management
4 18 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 18 (18.18%) ITSM
5 13 (13.13%) Service Delivery
6 9 (9.09%) Time Management
7 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.07%) Break/Fix
8 7 (7.07%) Load Balancing
9 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
9 6 (6.06%) Data Deduplication
9 6 (6.06%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.05%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (5.05%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.05%) TOGAF
11 4 (4.04%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.06%) Java
3 5 (5.05%) C
3 5 (5.05%) SQL
4 2 (2.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (53.54%) Security Cleared
2 40 (40.40%) DV Cleared
3 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (9.09%) MCSA
4 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.08%) Degree
6 7 (7.07%) MCSE
7 6 (6.06%) MCP
8 4 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.01%) CCA
10 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.13%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (41.41%) Hyper-V
2 19 (19.19%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (15.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 15 (15.15%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (15.15%) vSphere
4 12 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (7.07%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.06%) Docker
7 5 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (5.05%) XenApp
8 3 (3.03%) Terminal Server
9 2 (2.02%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.02%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 41 (41.41%) SCCM
2 20 (20.20%) SCOM
3 16 (16.16%) SCVMM
4 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (7.07%) WSUS
5 6 (6.06%) Ansible
5 6 (6.06%) Kubernetes
5 6 (6.06%) Puppet
5 6 (6.06%) vRealize
6 5 (5.05%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.02%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.02%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.02%) SCSM
Vendors
1 49 (49.49%) Microsoft
2 38 (38.38%) VMware
3 33 (33.33%) Citrix
4 10 (10.10%) Cisco
4 10 (10.10%) McAfee
5 6 (6.06%) Micro Focus
5 6 (6.06%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.06%) ServiceNow
6 5 (5.05%) HP
7 3 (3.03%) Wyse
8 2 (2.02%) Draytek
8 2 (2.02%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.02%) Proofpoint
8 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.02%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.01%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.01%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.01%) Dell
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle
9 1 (1.01%) SAP