Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 October 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
England > South West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 23 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 444 357 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.34% 6.54% 7.44%
As % of the System Software category 51.69% 53.36% 56.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 206 221
South West median daily rate £325 £273 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.27% -0.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £130 £123 £116
90th Percentile £538 £475 £563
England median daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +16.67% -9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 38 58
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +5.45% -14.06%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.23 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £33.98
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +3.33% -

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 the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 859 669 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.21% 12.25% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 406 446
South West median daily rate £400 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.07% +1.07% +7.69%
10th Percentile £195 £156 £133
90th Percentile £575 £521 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 47 72
South West median hourly rate £18.85 £17.50 £15.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +15.30% -22.17%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.41 £10.28
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £42.95
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.79% +6.70% -1.56%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the South West over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the South West over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Bristol +6 134 £325 +27.45% 28
Wiltshire +3 100 £425 +33.33% 13
Gloucestershire 0 62 £350 +57.30% 15
Somerset +3 57 £240 +43.71% 9
Dorset +2 39 £300 -29.41% 29
Devon +7 32 £283 +25.56% 7
Cornwall -1 11 £230 -34.29% 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 South West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 320 (72.07%) Windows
2 222 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 181 (40.77%) Windows Server
4 151 (34.01%) VMware
5 128 (28.83%) SCCM
6 113 (25.45%) Office 365
7 111 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 109 (24.55%) ITIL
9 97 (21.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 95 (21.40%) Security Cleared
11 94 (21.17%) Windows 7
12 91 (20.50%) Linux
13 82 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
14 75 (16.89%) Firewall
15 72 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 70 (15.77%) PowerShell
17 67 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
18 64 (14.41%) Migration
18 64 (14.41%) MS Exchange
18 64 (14.41%) DNS
19 63 (14.19%) Citrix
20 58 (13.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 54 (12.16%) Cisco
22 52 (11.71%) Hyper-V
23 50 (11.26%) SC Cleared
24 45 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
25 44 (9.91%) SQL Server
26 42 (9.46%) DV Cleared
27 40 (9.01%) VMware ESXi
28 39 (8.78%) DHCP

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 64 (14.41%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.88%) SharePoint
3 29 (6.53%) Skype for Business
4 27 (6.08%) IIS
5 23 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.70%) Apache
7 11 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.90%) nginx
11 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.45%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.23%) JBoss
13 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
Applications
1 45 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.23%) Houdini
3 1 (0.23%) Maya
3 1 (0.23%) NUKE
3 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 113 (25.45%) Office 365
2 82 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (5.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.70%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.35%) IaaS
7 5 (1.13%) G Suite
8 4 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.90%) GitHub
8 4 (0.90%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.90%) SaaS
9 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.68%) PaaS
10 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 75 (16.89%) Firewall
2 64 (14.41%) DNS
3 39 (8.78%) DHCP
4 32 (7.21%) Network Security
5 31 (6.98%) WAN
6 28 (6.31%) LAN
7 25 (5.63%) SAN
7 25 (5.63%) Skype
8 16 (3.60%) Internet
9 15 (3.38%) Kerberos
9 15 (3.38%) OpenLDAP
9 15 (3.38%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (3.15%) NAS
10 14 (3.15%) TCP/IP
11 13 (2.93%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (2.93%) VPN
12 10 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (2.25%) NetScaler
13 9 (2.03%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.58%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.93%) Hadoop
3 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.13%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.90%) MySQL
7 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.45%) MS Access
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.23%) GIS
9 1 (0.23%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.35%) MSI
4 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.90%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.90%) CF BOSH
5 4 (0.90%) Gerrit
5 4 (0.90%) GitLab
6 2 (0.45%) JIRA
6 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.23%) Ant
7 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.23%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.23%) Hudson
7 1 (0.23%) JUnit
7 1 (0.23%) Maven
7 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (6.53%) Finance
2 16 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.35%) Banking
5 5 (1.13%) Electronics
5 5 (1.13%) Marketing
6 4 (0.90%) Military
7 3 (0.68%) Back Office
7 3 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (13.74%) Analyst
2 51 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (10.59%) Desktop Support
4 46 (10.36%) Support Engineer
5 32 (7.21%) Administrator
6 27 (6.08%) Architect
7 24 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (5.18%) Consultant
8 23 (5.18%) Developer
9 22 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 20 (4.50%) IT Engineer
11 19 (4.28%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (4.05%) Service Analyst
12 18 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (4.05%) Support Analyst
12 18 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
13 17 (3.83%) IT Support
14 15 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
15 14 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.05%) LDAP
2 11 (2.48%) .NET
3 9 (2.03%) SAML
4 7 (1.58%) Middleware
5 6 (1.35%) Node.js
5 6 (1.35%) OAuth
5 6 (1.35%) OAuth2
5 6 (1.35%) OpenID
6 5 (1.13%) HTML
6 5 (1.13%) XML
7 4 (0.90%) CSS
7 4 (0.90%) Web Services
8 3 (0.68%) JSON
8 3 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.45%) HTML5
9 2 (0.45%) jQuery
9 2 (0.45%) LINQ
9 2 (0.45%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (0.45%) WCF
9 2 (0.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.60%) Blackberry
5 15 (3.38%) Clustering
5 15 (3.38%) PKI
6 13 (2.93%) Fat Client
6 13 (2.93%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.25%) Smartphone
9 9 (2.03%) Replication
9 9 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.80%) iPhone
11 6 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.90%) iPad
13 4 (0.90%) NHS
13 4 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 320 (72.07%) Windows
2 181 (40.77%) Windows Server
3 111 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 97 (21.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 94 (21.17%) Windows 7
6 91 (20.50%) Linux
7 67 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (6.76%) Unix
9 23 (5.18%) CentOS
10 14 (3.15%) Windows XP
11 11 (2.48%) AIX
11 11 (2.48%) Android
12 10 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (2.03%) Solaris
13 9 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.80%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.13%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (24.55%) ITIL
2 64 (14.41%) Migration
3 58 (13.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 36 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (7.21%) ITIL V3
6 30 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (6.76%) Service Management
7 25 (5.63%) Service Delivery
8 20 (4.50%) ITSM
8 20 (4.50%) Load Balancing
9 18 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (3.83%) Application Packaging
10 17 (3.83%) Incident Management
11 16 (3.60%) Configuration Management
12 14 (3.15%) Data Protection
12 14 (3.15%) Validation
13 13 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (2.93%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (2.70%) Break/Fix
14 12 (2.70%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.77%) PowerShell
2 36 (8.11%) SQL
3 22 (4.95%) Python
4 10 (2.25%) C#
4 10 (2.25%) PHP
5 8 (1.80%) Java
5 8 (1.80%) Perl
6 7 (1.58%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.13%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.13%) Ruby
8 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.68%) VB
9 3 (0.68%) VBScript
10 2 (0.45%) C
11 1 (0.23%) Java 8
11 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (21.40%) Security Cleared
2 50 (11.26%) SC Cleared
3 42 (9.46%) DV Cleared
4 30 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (4.50%) MCSE
6 16 (3.60%) Degree
7 11 (2.48%) MCSA
8 6 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.13%) CCNA
9 5 (1.13%) MCP
10 4 (0.90%) CCA
10 4 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.68%) CISSP
11 3 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.45%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.60%) SLA
2 5 (1.13%) RMADS
3 4 (0.90%) QA
4 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (11.71%) Hyper-V
3 40 (9.01%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (6.31%) vSphere
5 25 (5.63%) XenApp
6 17 (3.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (2.70%) VMware Server
8 12 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.48%) VMware NSX
10 10 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (2.25%) XenServer
11 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.35%) Docker
13 4 (0.90%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.90%) NFS
13 4 (0.90%) Samba
13 4 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 128 (28.83%) SCCM
2 36 (8.11%) SCOM
3 25 (5.63%) Ansible
3 25 (5.63%) WSUS
4 14 (3.15%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (3.15%) vCenter Server
5 9 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.80%) ZENworks
7 7 (1.58%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.35%) Puppet
8 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (1.13%) Nagios
10 4 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.90%) Terraform
11 3 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.68%) SCSM
11 3 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 222 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 151 (34.01%) VMware
3 63 (14.19%) Citrix
4 54 (12.16%) Cisco
5 32 (7.21%) Red Hat
6 31 (6.98%) HP
7 24 (5.41%) McAfee
8 20 (4.50%) NetApp
9 13 (2.93%) CommVault
9 13 (2.93%) Veeam
10 12 (2.70%) Juniper
11 10 (2.25%) Atlassian
11 10 (2.25%) Oracle
11 10 (2.25%) Splunk
12 9 (2.03%) Wyse
13 8 (1.80%) Ivanti
13 8 (1.80%) Micro Focus
13 8 (1.80%) Novell
13 8 (1.80%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.80%) Symantec