Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 58 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 8.49% 8.18% 6.45%
As % of the System Software category 64.44% 72.60% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 26
Gloucestershire median daily rate £325 £220 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.73% -23.48% -14.81%
10th Percentile £236 £176 £105
90th Percentile £543 £405 £466
South West median daily rate £325 £270 £280
% change year-on-year +20.37% -3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £13.70 £13.70 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.45% -6.93%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.13 £10.13
90th Percentile £18.74 £58.15 £34.50
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -11.11%

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 90 73 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 13.18% 11.27% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 78
Gloucestershire median daily rate £388 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -33.33% -4.15%
10th Percentile £252 £176 £124
90th Percentile £590 £424 £575
South West median daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 19
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +33.33% -1.46%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.13 £10.43
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.88 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £18.85 £18.00 £15.55
% change year-on-year +4.69% +15.74% -20.24%

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 October 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 21 October 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 +5 30 £325 +68.83% 12
Cheltenham +4 13 £425 +70.00% 4
Cirencester -6 2 - -
Mitcheldean - 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 49 (84.48%) Windows
2 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 31 (53.45%) Windows Server
4 28 (48.28%) ITIL
5 27 (46.55%) Security Cleared
6 24 (41.38%) ITIL V3
7 21 (36.21%) SCCM
8 20 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (34.48%) VMware
9 18 (31.03%) DV Cleared
10 17 (29.31%) Hyper-V
10 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (29.31%) Windows 10
11 16 (27.59%) Service Management
12 14 (24.14%) ITSM
12 14 (24.14%) Citrix
13 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (20.69%) vSphere
14 12 (20.69%) DNS
14 12 (20.69%) MS Exchange
14 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
15 11 (18.97%) Clustering
15 11 (18.97%) SQL
15 11 (18.97%) CommVault
15 11 (18.97%) NetApp
15 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
16 10 (17.24%) XenApp
16 10 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
16 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (17.24%) Security Patching

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 12 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.62%) IIS
5 4 (6.90%) Apache
6 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
7 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.45%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Office 365
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.17%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) DNS
2 9 (15.52%) Network Security
3 8 (13.79%) DHCP
3 8 (13.79%) Firewall
4 5 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (6.90%) Internet
6 2 (3.45%) LAN
6 2 (3.45%) SAN
6 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.72%) DMZ
7 1 (1.72%) Skype
7 1 (1.72%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.72%) VoIP
7 1 (1.72%) WAN
7 1 (1.72%) Wireless
7 1 (1.72%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MSI
2 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (5.17%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Data Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Data Centre Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Desktop Support
2 8 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.62%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Applications Packager
6 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared Application Packager
6 3 (5.17%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (3.45%) SAML
3 1 (1.72%) DCOM
3 1 (1.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.97%) Clustering
3 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (5.17%) Fat Client
5 3 (5.17%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.45%) PKI
7 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.72%) iPad
7 1 (1.72%) iPhone
7 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) NHS
7 1 (1.72%) Replication
7 1 (1.72%) User Experience
7 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (84.48%) Windows
2 31 (53.45%) Windows Server
3 17 (29.31%) Windows 10
3 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
5 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.17%) Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Solaris
6 3 (5.17%) Unix
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.45%) CentOS
8 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) ITIL
2 24 (41.38%) ITIL V3
3 16 (27.59%) Service Management
4 14 (24.14%) ITSM
5 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
6 10 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (17.24%) Security Patching
7 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (10.34%) Problem Management
9 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
9 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
10 4 (6.90%) Application Packaging
11 3 (5.17%) Identity Access Management
11 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
12 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
12 2 (3.45%) Proactive Management
12 2 (3.45%) Problem-Solving
12 2 (3.45%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) Perl
4 1 (1.72%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (46.55%) Security Cleared
2 18 (31.03%) DV Cleared
3 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) MCSA
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.45%) CISSP
5 2 (3.45%) MCP
5 2 (3.45%) MCSE
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
6 1 (1.72%) CCNP
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (29.31%) Hyper-V
2 12 (20.69%) vSphere
3 10 (17.24%) XenApp
4 8 (13.79%) VMware Server
5 7 (12.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (8.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (5.17%) ISA Server
10 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.72%) Docker
11 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (36.21%) SCCM
2 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (8.62%) SCOM
4 4 (6.90%) WSUS
5 3 (5.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.17%) SCVMM
5 3 (5.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (3.45%) Netcool
6 2 (3.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (3.45%) Unicenter
7 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.72%) Ansible
7 1 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.72%) Puppet
7 1 (1.72%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.72%) SCSM
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (34.48%) VMware
3 14 (24.14%) Citrix
4 11 (18.97%) CommVault
4 11 (18.97%) NetApp
5 9 (15.52%) HP
6 6 (10.34%) Cisco
6 6 (10.34%) McAfee
7 5 (8.62%) Oracle
8 4 (6.90%) EMC
9 3 (5.17%) Veritas
10 2 (3.45%) Meridio
11 1 (1.72%) Adobe
11 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.72%) IBM
11 1 (1.72%) Mitel
11 1 (1.72%) Polycom
11 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.72%) Symantec
11 1 (1.72%) Wyse