Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 14 9
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 +34
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 38 55 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 7.80% 10.68% 12.64%
As % of the System Software category 56.72% 56.12% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 25
Somerset median daily rate £400 £167 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +139.52% -30.42% -4.00%
10th Percentile £163 £91 £160
90th Percentile £530 £285 £1,000
South West median daily rate £340 £275 £263
% change year-on-year +23.64% +4.76% -0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 16
Somerset median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +42.86% +21.15%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £19.50 £48.75 £27.63
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +11.11% -14.29%

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 67 98 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.76% 19.03% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 53 30
Somerset median daily rate £388 £238 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.16% -32.43% +37.84%
10th Percentile £200 £88 £146
90th Percentile £525 £605 £478
South West median daily rate £413 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +17.86% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 19
Somerset median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +40.63% -4.76%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £19.50 £48.75 £28.00
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +28.57% -26.43%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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
Taunton -2 15 £500 +387.80% 1
Bath -7 14 £200 +14.29% 1
Street +1 3 £433 +140.28%
Bridgwater - 1 £225 - 1
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 20 (52.63%) Windows
1 20 (52.63%) Linux
2 16 (42.11%) Firewall
3 15 (39.47%) LDAP
4 14 (36.84%) Kerberos
4 14 (36.84%) Unix
4 14 (36.84%) Red Hat
4 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (36.84%) Network Security
4 14 (36.84%) CentOS
4 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
4 14 (36.84%) OpenLDAP
4 14 (36.84%) Ansible
5 12 (31.58%) Hadoop
6 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
7 8 (21.05%) VMware
7 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 7 (18.42%) Migration
8 7 (18.42%) Office 365
8 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco
9 6 (15.79%) WLAN
9 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
10 5 (13.16%) WAN
10 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
10 5 (13.16%) LAN
10 5 (13.16%) SAN

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 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.89%) G Suite
4 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.63%) IaaS
5 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) Firewall
2 14 (36.84%) Kerberos
2 14 (36.84%) Network Security
2 14 (36.84%) OpenLDAP
3 6 (15.79%) WLAN
4 5 (13.16%) LAN
4 5 (13.16%) SAN
4 5 (13.16%) WAN
5 1 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (2.63%) DMZ
5 1 (2.63%) DNS
5 1 (2.63%) Skype
5 1 (2.63%) SMS
5 1 (2.63%) SMTP
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Hadoop
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.26%) Electronics
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.26%) Marketing
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Active Directory Expert
2 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Subject Matter Expert
3 3 (7.89%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Azure Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Data Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.63%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (2.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (2.63%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) LDAP
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) ADO.NET
3 2 (5.26%) PostGIS
3 2 (5.26%) XML
3 2 (5.26%) XMPP
3 2 (5.26%) XSL
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.63%) COM
4 1 (2.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Fintech
2 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Linux
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) CentOS
2 14 (36.84%) Unix
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 3 (7.89%) Mac OS
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Migration
3 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) High Availability
5 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.26%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.63%) Coaching
6 1 (2.63%) Due Diligence
6 1 (2.63%) Email Filtering
6 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.63%) Microservices
6 1 (2.63%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.63%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Red Hat
2 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 7 (18.42%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) Apple
5 3 (7.89%) Google
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle
6 2 (5.26%) SAP
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix