Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 59 69 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 9.82% 10.12% 8.90%
As % of the System Software category 62.11% 71.88% 55.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 32
Gloucestershire median daily rate £431 £195 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +121.15% -23.23% +20.95%
10th Percentile £153 £112 £125
90th Percentile £625 £395 £475
South West median daily rate £300 £288 £325
% change year-on-year +4.35% -11.54% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £12.74 £13.00 £13.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -1.70% -33.88%
10th Percentile £11.24 £9.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £15.23 £15.35 £34.50
South West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -10.85%

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 95 96 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 15.81% 14.08% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 78
Gloucestershire median daily rate £325 £211 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -44.04% -8.48%
10th Percentile £163 £115 £137
90th Percentile £614 £434 £583
South West median daily rate £390 £355 £360
% change year-on-year +9.86% -1.39% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 17
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £44.25 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.07% -26.32% +16.92%
10th Percentile £11.65 £9.50 £9.76
90th Percentile £46.00 £21.20 £43.30
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.25 £15.88
% change year-on-year +16.92% +2.36% -9.29%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +6 27 £275 +126.80% 3
Cheltenham -7 12 £450 +215.79%
Stroud - 4 £135 -
Cirencester -9 1 - - 2
Mitcheldean - 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 32 (54.24%) Windows Server
3 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
4 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
5 20 (33.90%) Office 365
6 19 (32.20%) SC Cleared
6 19 (32.20%) SCCM
6 19 (32.20%) VMware
7 16 (27.12%) Windows 10
8 15 (25.42%) SQL
9 14 (23.73%) DNS
9 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (22.03%) Firewall
11 12 (20.34%) ITIL
12 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
12 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
13 10 (16.95%) IIS
14 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
14 9 (15.25%) Citrix
14 9 (15.25%) Cisco
14 9 (15.25%) Migration
14 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (15.25%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (15.25%) WSUS
14 9 (15.25%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (13.56%) PKI
15 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
15 8 (13.56%) LAN

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 10 (16.95%) IIS
2 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.08%) Apache
5 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.69%) Documentum
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 20 (33.90%) Office 365
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.86%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.73%) DNS
2 13 (22.03%) Firewall
3 8 (13.56%) LAN
3 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (11.86%) DMZ
5 6 (10.17%) Network Security
6 4 (6.78%) DHCP
7 3 (5.08%) Internet
8 2 (3.39%) SAN
8 2 (3.39%) Wireless
9 1 (1.69%) Skype
9 1 (1.69%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.69%) VoIP
9 1 (1.69%) WAN
9 1 (1.69%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) MS Access
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (11.86%) Banking
2 3 (5.08%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Military
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Support Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Desktop Support
4 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (10.17%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Design Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Security Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Data Centre Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) IT Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) IT Support
8 2 (3.39%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) SAML
2 2 (3.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.69%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) PKI
2 6 (10.17%) Clustering
3 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.39%) iPad
5 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) iPhone
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 32 (54.24%) Windows Server
3 16 (27.12%) Windows 10
4 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
4 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.47%) Linux
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.08%) Solaris
7 3 (5.08%) Unix
7 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.39%) CentOS
8 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) Migration
3 6 (10.17%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (10.17%) Data Security
3 6 (10.17%) Security Architecture
3 6 (10.17%) Server Hardening
3 6 (10.17%) SIEM
4 5 (8.47%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.47%) ITIL V3
4 5 (8.47%) Security Patching
4 5 (8.47%) Service Management
5 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.08%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.08%) Time Management
7 2 (3.39%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.69%) Perl
3 1 (1.69%) PHP
3 1 (1.69%) Python
3 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.20%) SC Cleared
3 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (11.86%) CCNA
4 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (11.86%) MCSA
5 6 (10.17%) MCSE
6 5 (8.47%) CCNP
7 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.08%) Degree
8 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
2 9 (15.25%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (15.25%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (11.86%) vSphere
4 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (8.47%) XenApp
6 2 (3.39%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.39%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.69%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.69%) Docker
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (32.20%) SCCM
2 9 (15.25%) WSUS
3 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (11.86%) FortiGate
5 6 (10.17%) NetBackup
5 6 (10.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (5.08%) SCOM
7 2 (3.39%) Netcool
7 2 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (3.39%) Unicenter
7 2 (3.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.69%) Nagios
8 1 (1.69%) OpenView
8 1 (1.69%) Puppet
8 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.20%) VMware
3 9 (15.25%) Cisco
3 9 (15.25%) Citrix
4 7 (11.86%) Fortinet
4 7 (11.86%) Splunk
5 6 (10.17%) CommVault
5 6 (10.17%) HP
5 6 (10.17%) NetApp
5 6 (10.17%) Oracle
6 5 (8.47%) EMC
6 5 (8.47%) Veritas
7 3 (5.08%) IBM
7 3 (5.08%) Veeam
8 2 (3.39%) Apple
8 2 (3.39%) CyberArk
8 2 (3.39%) Meridio
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.69%) Mitel
9 1 (1.69%) SAP