Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 17 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 81 57 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 10.49% 8.65% 6.18%
As % of the System Software category 60.00% 75.00% 50.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 26
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £235 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.57% +56.67% -52.00%
10th Percentile £200 £176 £105
90th Percentile £538 £525 £388
South West median daily rate £350 £295 £235
% change year-on-year +18.64% +25.53% -14.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £12.42 £13.70 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +10.71% -5.53%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.13 £9.94
90th Percentile £20.56 £58.15 £19.98
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.85 £13.25
% change year-on-year +26.35% +4.53% -17.19%

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 135 76 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 17.49% 11.53% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 39 55
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -1.89%
10th Percentile £205 £176 £106
90th Percentile £579 £528 £450
South West median daily rate £413 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +17.86% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 21
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £13.35 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% -2.63% +45.04%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.23 £33.75 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% +25.00% -28.21%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 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
Gloucester +4 37 £325 +38.30% 8
Cheltenham +6 20 £400 +79.78% 5
Cirencester -4 2 £350 -12.50%
Filton - 1 £400 -
Mitcheldean - 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 69 (85.19%) Windows
2 49 (60.49%) Microsoft
3 45 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 44 (54.32%) Windows Server
5 33 (40.74%) ITIL
6 30 (37.04%) SCCM
7 29 (35.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (35.80%) Windows 10
8 28 (34.57%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (34.57%) DV Cleared
8 28 (34.57%) Hyper-V
8 28 (34.57%) ITIL V3
9 25 (30.86%) VMware
10 21 (25.93%) Citrix
11 20 (24.69%) ITSM
12 19 (23.46%) Service Delivery
13 16 (19.75%) Service Management
13 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
13 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
14 15 (18.52%) MS Exchange
15 14 (17.28%) McAfee
15 14 (17.28%) vSphere
16 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
16 13 (16.05%) DNS
16 13 (16.05%) SQL
17 11 (13.58%) PowerShell
17 11 (13.58%) Virtual Machines
18 10 (12.35%) Virtual Desktop
18 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Clustering
18 10 (12.35%) Network Security

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 15 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
3 9 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.17%) IIS
4 5 (6.17%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.70%) Apache
5 3 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.47%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Office 365
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.17%) IaaS
4 5 (6.17%) PaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) DNS
2 10 (12.35%) DHCP
2 10 (12.35%) Firewall
2 10 (12.35%) Network Security
3 8 (9.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.94%) Internet
6 3 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.70%) Skype
6 3 (3.70%) VPN
7 2 (2.47%) DMZ
7 2 (2.47%) SAN
7 2 (2.47%) SSL
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.23%) LAN
8 1 (1.23%) SMTP
8 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) MS Access
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MSI
2 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Analyst
2 13 (16.05%) Wintel Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Desktop Support
3 11 (13.58%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Data Analyst
4 8 (9.88%) Data Centre Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Applications Packager
8 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared Application Packager
9 3 (3.70%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.23%) DCOM
2 1 (1.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (34.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Clustering
2 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.70%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (85.19%) Windows
2 44 (54.32%) Windows Server
3 29 (35.80%) Windows 10
3 29 (35.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
5 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.17%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.47%) Solaris
9 2 (2.47%) Unix
10 1 (1.23%) CentOS
10 1 (1.23%) Linux
10 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.74%) ITIL
2 28 (34.57%) ITIL V3
3 20 (24.69%) ITSM
4 19 (23.46%) Service Delivery
5 16 (19.75%) Service Management
6 10 (12.35%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.88%) Security Patching
9 7 (8.64%) Incident Management
9 7 (8.64%) Migration
9 7 (8.64%) Time Management
10 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
11 5 (6.17%) Application Packaging
11 5 (6.17%) Break/Fix
11 5 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (3.70%) Asset Management
13 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
13 3 (3.70%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) PHP
3 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 28 (34.57%) DV Cleared
3 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.64%) Degree
6 5 (6.17%) MCSA
7 4 (4.94%) MCSE
8 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.70%) MCP
9 2 (2.47%) CISSP
10 1 (1.23%) CCA
10 1 (1.23%) CCNA
10 1 (1.23%) CCNP
10 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (34.57%) Hyper-V
2 14 (17.28%) vSphere
3 11 (13.58%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (12.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (12.35%) XenApp
5 8 (9.88%) VMware Server
6 5 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.70%) ISA Server
7 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (37.04%) SCCM
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (8.64%) SCOM
4 3 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (2.47%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.47%) Netcool
5 2 (2.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.47%) Unicenter
5 2 (2.47%) WSUS
6 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (60.49%) Microsoft
2 25 (30.86%) VMware
3 21 (25.93%) Citrix
4 14 (17.28%) McAfee
5 8 (9.88%) CommVault
5 8 (9.88%) HP
5 8 (9.88%) NetApp
6 4 (4.94%) Cisco
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle
7 3 (3.70%) Veritas
8 2 (2.47%) EMC
8 2 (2.47%) Meridio
9 1 (1.23%) Adobe
9 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.23%) IBM
9 1 (1.23%) Snow
9 1 (1.23%) Splunk
9 1 (1.23%) Symantec
9 1 (1.23%) Wyse