Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 55 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.07% 12.50% 5.60%
As % of the System Software category 60.44% 74.36% 78.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 11
Somerset median daily rate £167 £214 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% -14.50% -10.71%
10th Percentile £93 £130 £190
90th Percentile £278 £317 £400
South West median daily rate £275 £250 £265
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.66% -18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 10
Somerset median hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +21.15% -25.71%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.55 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £27.70 £38.25
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -4.55%

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 91 78 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 18.31% 16.81% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 15
Somerset median daily rate £208 £312 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.39% +19.81% -13.33%
10th Percentile £85 £146 £199
90th Percentile £453 £440 £400
South West median daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year +3.32% +4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 6
Somerset median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -4.76% -16.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.00 £38.25
South West median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -28.21% +2.63%

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 23 November 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 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +11 21 £103 -41.43%
Bath -9 19 £175 -22.22% 1
Yeovil +7 6 - -
Glastonbury - 3 - -
Weston-super-Mare +2 1 - -
Clevedon +1 1 - -
Street -2 1 £180 -
Frome - 1 £365 -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 48 (87.27%) Windows
2 30 (54.55%) Office 365
3 22 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (29.09%) Windows 10
5 14 (25.45%) SharePoint
6 12 (21.82%) VMware
7 11 (20.00%) ITIL
7 11 (20.00%) Citrix
7 11 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 10 (18.18%) DNS
8 10 (18.18%) SQL
8 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (16.36%) DHCP
9 9 (16.36%) Migration
10 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
10 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
10 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
12 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (9.09%) Linux
12 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
12 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (7.27%) NetApp
13 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
13 4 (7.27%) Remedy
13 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
13 4 (7.27%) ITSM

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 14 (25.45%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 30 (54.55%) Office 365
2 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.64%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) DNS
2 9 (16.36%) DHCP
3 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.45%) Extranet
4 3 (5.45%) Intranet
5 2 (3.64%) LAN
5 2 (3.64%) SMS
5 2 (3.64%) VLAN
5 2 (3.64%) WAN
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Service Desk Support
3 9 (16.36%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (16.36%) Help Desk Support
4 8 (14.55%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 7 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (12.73%) Service Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support
7 5 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Active Directory Support
8 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) IT Support
9 3 (5.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Social Media
2 3 (5.45%) RIA
2 3 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (87.27%) Windows
2 22 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (29.09%) Windows 10
4 11 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (9.09%) Linux
7 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.45%) CentOS
8 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.82%) Android
10 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Migration
3 4 (7.27%) ITSM
3 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
3 4 (7.27%) Validation
4 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (5.45%) Test Management
4 3 (5.45%) Web Development
5 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.64%) Break/Fix
5 2 (3.64%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (3.64%) Time Management
6 1 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.82%) Data Security
6 1 (1.82%) Matrix Management
6 1 (1.82%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) MCITP
2 1 (1.82%) MCSE
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.45%) Samba
2 3 (5.45%) Squid
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Shibboleth
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) Nagios
2 3 (5.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (5.45%) Webmin
2 3 (5.45%) Xymon
3 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.82%) SCSM
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) VMware
3 11 (20.00%) Citrix
4 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.27%) NetApp
5 4 (7.27%) Remedy
5 4 (7.27%) Veeam
6 3 (5.45%) Sophos
7 2 (3.64%) Google
7 2 (3.64%) Snow
7 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.82%) Cisco
8 1 (1.82%) HP
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle