Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 19 7
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12 +20
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 55 40 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.11% 8.70% 13.82%
As % of the System Software category 75.34% 46.51% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 27
Somerset median daily rate £225 £167 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.85% -36.44% +5.00%
10th Percentile £85 £91 £178
90th Percentile £500 £244 £1,000
South West median daily rate £325 £275 £290
% change year-on-year +18.18% -5.17% +37.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 14
Somerset median hourly rate £19.00 £47.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +199.21% +22.12%
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.30 £11.53
90th Percentile £19.50 £49.00 £27.78
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +11.11% -18.18%

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 73 86 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.75% 18.70% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 53 31
Somerset median daily rate £250 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +30.43% +15.00%
10th Percentile £100 £101 £175
90th Percentile £500 £605 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 16
Somerset median hourly rate £19.00 £47.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +196.88% -13.51%
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.30 £12.38
90th Percentile £19.50 £49.00 £27.63
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year +11.11% +18.60% -22.17%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +9 23 £375 +265.85% 5
Bath +4 14 £219 +19.86% 5
Street - 3 £258 -
Bridgwater - 2 £203 -
Clevedon 0 1 - -
Yeovil -6 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 34 (61.82%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Linux
3 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
4 13 (23.64%) Firewall
4 13 (23.64%) Unix
4 13 (23.64%) VMware
5 12 (21.82%) LDAP
5 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
5 12 (21.82%) Office 365
6 11 (20.00%) Ansible
6 11 (20.00%) Kerberos
6 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (20.00%) Network Security
6 11 (20.00%) CentOS
6 11 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
6 11 (20.00%) Hadoop
7 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (16.36%) DNS
8 9 (16.36%) Migration
8 9 (16.36%) Windows Server
9 7 (12.73%) Windows 10
9 7 (12.73%) DHCP
9 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
9 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
9 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
10 6 (10.91%) ITIL
11 5 (9.09%) Cisco
11 5 (9.09%) Sophos
11 5 (9.09%) 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 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) Office 365
2 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.09%) G Suite
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) Firewall
2 11 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 11 (20.00%) Network Security
2 11 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
3 9 (16.36%) DNS
4 7 (12.73%) DHCP
5 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.45%) VLAN
7 2 (3.64%) Skype
7 2 (3.64%) VoIP
7 2 (3.64%) VPN
8 1 (1.82%) DMZ
8 1 (1.82%) eduroam
8 1 (1.82%) SMS
8 1 (1.82%) SMTP
8 1 (1.82%) WAN
8 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.82%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Electronics
2 1 (1.82%) Law
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.82%) Marketing
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (12.73%) 1st Line Support
1 7 (12.73%) Administrator
1 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
2 5 (9.09%) Active Directory Expert
2 5 (9.09%) Analyst
2 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.09%) Subject Matter Expert
3 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
3 4 (7.27%) Developer
3 4 (7.27%) IT Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) IT Support
3 4 (7.27%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (5.45%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.64%) IT Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) LDAP
2 2 (3.64%) XMPP
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.82%) COM
3 1 (1.82%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Linux
3 13 (23.64%) Unix
4 11 (20.00%) CentOS
5 9 (16.36%) Windows Server
6 7 (12.73%) Windows 10
7 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.27%) AIX
9 3 (5.45%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.82%) Android
11 1 (1.82%) VMS
11 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) Migration
3 6 (10.91%) ITIL
4 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (3.64%) DevOps
5 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.64%) Software Licensing
6 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.82%) Change Management
6 1 (1.82%) CRM
6 1 (1.82%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.82%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.82%) Kanban
6 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.82%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.82%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.27%) Perl
2 4 (7.27%) PHP
2 4 (7.27%) Python
3 3 (5.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Shibboleth
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Ansible
2 4 (7.27%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.64%) SCSM
3 2 (3.64%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.82%) Puppet
4 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) VMware
3 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco
4 5 (9.09%) Google
4 5 (9.09%) Sophos
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix
6 3 (5.45%) Apple
6 3 (5.45%) Oracle
7 2 (3.64%) NetApp
8 1 (1.82%) McAfee
8 1 (1.82%) Mitel
8 1 (1.82%) SAP
8 1 (1.82%) Snow
8 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds