The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 24 June 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
South West / Somerset
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 6 22
Rank change year-on-year -17 +16  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 18 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 8.74% 14.75% 6.73%
As % of the System Software category 43.90% 81.82% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Median daily rate £188 £263 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +41.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £179 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £775 £253
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +201.58% -21.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £21.50 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 41 44 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 19.90% 18.03% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 12
Median daily rate £400 £263 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.38% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £176 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +201.58% -21.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Somerset

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Somerset

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Somerset over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Somerset

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Bath -8 8 £188 -28.57% 1
Yeovil - 7 - - 1
Clevedon +1 1 - -
Taunton -18 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) VMware
3 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
4 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (40.00%) Citrix
6 13 (37.14%) DNS
7 12 (34.29%) DHCP
7 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
8 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
8 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
9 10 (28.57%) SQL
10 9 (25.71%) Finance
10 9 (25.71%) Office 365
10 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
11 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (22.86%) SCCM
11 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (22.86%) Nagios
12 7 (20.00%) Cisco
12 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 7 (20.00%) Linux
12 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (17.14%) SCOrch
13 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 5 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Office 365
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) DNS
2 12 (34.29%) DHCP
3 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (17.14%) VLAN
4 5 (14.29%) Extranet
4 5 (14.29%) Intranet
4 5 (14.29%) WAN
5 4 (11.43%) LAN
6 3 (8.57%) Firewall
7 2 (5.71%) VPN
8 1 (2.86%) DCCP
8 1 (2.86%) VoIP
8 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Electronics
2 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Desktop Support
4 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
4 5 (14.29%) SharePoint Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix Support
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Support Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) RIA
1 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
3 1 (2.86%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
5 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.00%) Linux
7 5 (14.29%) CentOS
7 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
9 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.86%) Android
10 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
1 5 (14.29%) Migration
1 5 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
1 5 (14.29%) Test Management
1 5 (14.29%) Web Development
2 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
2 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
3 2 (5.71%) Process Management
3 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 1 (2.86%) Coaching
4 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) PHP
4 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) MCITP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.29%) Samba
3 5 (14.29%) Squid
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Nagios
1 8 (22.86%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) SCOrch
3 5 (14.29%) Webmin
3 5 (14.29%) Xymon
4 4 (11.43%) SCSM
5 2 (5.71%) SCOM
6 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) VMware
2 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (40.00%) Citrix
4 7 (20.00%) Cisco
5 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 5 (14.29%) Veeam
6 4 (11.43%) NetApp
7 3 (8.57%) Oracle
7 3 (8.57%) SAP
8 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.86%) Sophos