Period
to 27 May 2018

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 6 months to 27 May 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 > Somerset
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 23 15
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 70 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.86% 7.60% 8.73%
As % of the System Software category 59.83% 44.59% 90.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 21
Somerset median daily rate £213 £299 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.87% -33.61% +100.00%
10th Percentile £100 £108 £165
90th Percentile £288 £399 £1,000
South West median daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 12
Somerset median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +7.94% -21.25%
10th Percentile £13.35 £14.21 £10.70
90th Percentile £23.35 £49.00 £23.25
South West median hourly rate £15.48 £14.89 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.95% -0.75% -9.09%

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 Somerset with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 117 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 24.84% 17.05% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 41 14
Somerset median daily rate £400 £401 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +45.64% +8.70%
10th Percentile £136 £175 £162
90th Percentile £552 £565 £686
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £356
% change year-on-year +14.29% -1.75% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 13
Somerset median hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +100.00% -16.00%
10th Percentile £13.35 £14.95 £11.15
90th Percentile £23.35 £48.75 £23.25
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% +1.47% +3.03%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Somerset over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 6 months to 27 May 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
Bath +9 26 £225 -4.76% 2
Taunton +10 18 £85 -60.92% 1
Yeovil +16 4 £300 -
Bridgwater - 2 £185 - 1
Clevedon +1 1 - - 1
Street -4 1 £100 -73.33%
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 51 (72.86%) Windows
2 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (27.14%) VMware
5 15 (21.43%) ITIL
6 14 (20.00%) Office 365
7 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
8 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (17.14%) DNS
9 11 (15.71%) Linux
10 10 (14.29%) Firewall
10 10 (14.29%) DHCP
10 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 9 (12.86%) Web Services
11 9 (12.86%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
12 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (11.43%) Sophos
13 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (10.00%) Google
13 7 (10.00%) SCCM
13 7 (10.00%) VMS
13 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
13 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
13 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
13 7 (10.00%) G Suite
13 7 (10.00%) Puppet
13 7 (10.00%) DevOps
13 7 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (8.57%) Opscode Chef

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 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (20.00%) Office 365
3 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (12.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (10.00%) G Suite
6 6 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (8.57%) IaaS
6 6 (8.57%) PaaS
7 2 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) DNS
2 10 (14.29%) DHCP
2 10 (14.29%) Firewall
3 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.71%) VLAN
5 3 (4.29%) eduroam
5 3 (4.29%) VoIP
5 3 (4.29%) VPN
6 2 (2.86%) SMS
6 2 (2.86%) WAN
7 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.43%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.43%) LAN
7 1 (1.43%) Network Security
7 1 (1.43%) Skype
7 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.29%) MSI
3 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Publishing
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (15.71%) 1st Line Support
1 11 (15.71%) Analyst
2 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) IT Support
3 7 (10.00%) Administrator
3 7 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.57%) Azure DevOps
4 6 (8.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) IT Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 4 (5.71%) IT Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) Web Services
2 2 (2.86%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (72.86%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.71%) Linux
4 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.00%) VMS
6 6 (8.57%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.71%) AIX
7 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.29%) Unix
9 1 (1.43%) Android
9 1 (1.43%) CentOS
9 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) ITIL
2 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (10.00%) DevOps
3 6 (8.57%) Collaborative Working
3 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (8.57%) Identity Management
3 6 (8.57%) Operations Management
4 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.29%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.29%) Migration
5 3 (4.29%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (4.29%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 2 (2.86%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.86%) Patch Management
6 2 (2.86%) Security Hardening
6 2 (2.86%) Software Audit
6 2 (2.86%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.86%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.71%) Perl
2 4 (5.71%) PHP
2 4 (5.71%) Python
3 3 (4.29%) SQL
4 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) PMP
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.29%) Shibboleth
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.43%) Docker
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) Puppet
1 7 (10.00%) SCCM
2 6 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.86%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.86%) SCSM
4 2 (2.86%) WSUS
5 1 (1.43%) Ansible
5 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.14%) VMware
3 8 (11.43%) Sophos
4 7 (10.00%) Google
5 5 (7.14%) Cisco
5 5 (7.14%) Citrix
6 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.29%) Adobe
7 3 (4.29%) Snow
7 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (2.86%) McAfee
8 2 (2.86%) NetApp
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle
9 1 (1.43%) Apple
9 1 (1.43%) Dell KACE
9 1 (1.43%) Mitel