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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
South West / Somerset
Rank 20 21 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 17 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 8.02% 6.42% 6.14%
As % of the System Software category 56.67% 89.47% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Median daily rate £325 £435 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.28% +81.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £196 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £18.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -12.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £15.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £20.60 £38.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

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 30 19 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 14.15% 7.17% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 9
Median daily rate £350 £343 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +34.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -18.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £20.60 £38.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Somerset over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 12 £325 - 4
Taunton -8 2 - - 1
Street +1 1 £375 -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 32 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (30.56%) VMware
5 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (22.22%) ITIL
8 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
9 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
9 5 (13.89%) Finance
9 5 (13.89%) Cisco
9 5 (13.89%) Nagios
10 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
10 4 (11.11%) Programme Management
10 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (11.11%) SAP
10 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
10 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (11.11%) Smartphone
10 4 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (11.11%) SCCM
10 4 (11.11%) Electronics
10 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 4 (11.11%) Marketing
11 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
11 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
11 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure

Active Directory
Top Related 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 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.78%) Fredhopper
2 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) DHCP
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) LAN
2 2 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) DCCP
3 1 (2.78%) LDAP
3 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (2.78%) Informix
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Electronics
2 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.11%) Marketing
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) 2nd Line Support
1 11 (30.56%) Support Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 7 (19.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.33%) Exchange Support
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support
6 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Ajax
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) EJB
1 1 (2.78%) Flash
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) J2EE
1 1 (2.78%) JMS
1 1 (2.78%) JSP
1 1 (2.78%) WSDL
1 1 (2.78%) XML
1 1 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.56%) Android
5 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.56%) Process Management
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.78%) Business Process Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Coaching
5 1 (2.78%) DSDM
5 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.78%) Scrum
5 1 (2.78%) SOA
5 1 (2.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) Perl
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) DBS Check
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Nagios
2 4 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
3 2 (5.56%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco
4 4 (11.11%) SAP
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (2.78%) Apple
6 1 (2.78%) ATG
6 1 (2.78%) BEA
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.78%) Sybase
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) Veeam
6 1 (2.78%) VeriFone
6 1 (2.78%) WorldPay