Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 25 17
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 430 349 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.81% 6.37% 7.96%
As % of the System Software category 55.13% 51.55% 61.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 192 245
South West median daily rate £300 £288 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -7.26% +32.62%
10th Percentile £130 £123 £125
90th Percentile £525 £474 £595
England median daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year +3.17% -4.55% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 39 56
South West median hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.07% -6.90% -14.26%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.24 £9.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £28.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - -

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 780 677 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.17% 12.35% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 414 439
South West median daily rate £390 £363 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +3.42% +12.16%
10th Percentile £195 £163 £157
90th Percentile £575 £502 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 46 71
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -9.38% -17.95%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.32 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.25 £42.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.91% -3.91%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -5 126 £338 +23.85% 18
Wiltshire +15 94 £325 +4.00% 18
Gloucestershire -1 62 £325 +50.29% 10
Somerset +10 55 £225 - 19
Dorset +3 40 £250 -44.44% 22
Devon +15 27 £283 +50.67% 7
Cornwall +5 18 £240 -31.43% 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 326 (75.81%) Windows
2 217 (50.47%) Microsoft
3 171 (39.77%) Windows Server
4 151 (35.12%) VMware
5 128 (29.77%) Office 365
6 111 (25.81%) SCCM
7 103 (23.95%) Windows 10
8 101 (23.49%) Windows 7
9 98 (22.79%) ITIL
10 78 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 78 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 69 (16.05%) Security Cleared
13 68 (15.81%) Linux
13 68 (15.81%) Citrix
14 67 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 66 (15.35%) DNS
15 66 (15.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 62 (14.42%) Firewall
17 59 (13.72%) Microsoft Office
18 55 (12.79%) Hyper-V
19 54 (12.56%) PowerShell
19 54 (12.56%) MS Exchange
20 49 (11.40%) Migration
21 47 (10.93%) Cisco
21 47 (10.93%) SC Cleared
22 44 (10.23%) VMware ESXi
23 43 (10.00%) SQL
24 38 (8.84%) SharePoint
25 36 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification

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 54 (12.56%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.84%) SharePoint
3 31 (7.21%) Skype for Business
4 30 (6.98%) IIS
5 23 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.33%) Apache
7 9 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.70%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.47%) JBoss
11 2 (0.47%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 59 (13.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 128 (29.77%) Office 365
2 78 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (5.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.33%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.86%) G Suite
7 6 (1.40%) SaaS
8 5 (1.16%) IaaS
9 3 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.70%) GitHub
10 2 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (15.35%) DNS
2 62 (14.42%) Firewall
3 35 (8.14%) DHCP
4 32 (7.44%) SAN
5 31 (7.21%) LAN
6 29 (6.74%) Skype
7 25 (5.81%) WAN
8 22 (5.12%) TCP/IP
9 17 (3.95%) NAS
9 17 (3.95%) Network Security
10 13 (3.02%) Internet
10 13 (3.02%) VPN
11 12 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (2.09%) DMZ
13 8 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.86%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.63%) Kerberos
14 7 (1.63%) Wireless
15 6 (1.40%) Software-Defined Networking
15 6 (1.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.93%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.70%) MySQL
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.47%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.47%) GIS
5 2 (0.47%) JasperReports
5 2 (0.47%) MS Access
5 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.40%) MSI
3 4 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.70%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.70%) CF BOSH
4 3 (0.70%) GitLab
4 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.47%) Ant
5 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.47%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.47%) FishEye
5 2 (0.47%) Hudson
5 2 (0.47%) JIRA
5 2 (0.47%) JUnit
5 2 (0.47%) Maven
5 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (8.37%) Finance
2 16 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.79%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.09%) Banking
5 5 (1.16%) Law
6 4 (0.93%) Electronics
6 4 (0.93%) Marketing
6 4 (0.93%) Military
6 4 (0.93%) Publishing
7 3 (0.70%) Back Office
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 72 (16.74%) Analyst
2 62 (14.42%) Support Engineer
3 60 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (11.63%) Desktop Support
5 34 (7.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 28 (6.51%) Service Analyst
6 28 (6.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 27 (6.28%) IT Support
8 24 (5.58%) Administrator
9 23 (5.35%) 1st Line Support
9 23 (5.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 23 (5.35%) Consultant
9 23 (5.35%) IT Engineer
10 22 (5.12%) Desktop Engineer
11 20 (4.65%) Support Analyst
12 18 (4.19%) Server Engineer
13 17 (3.95%) IT Support Engineer
13 17 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
14 16 (3.72%) Architect
15 15 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.86%) LDAP
2 7 (1.63%) Node.js
2 7 (1.63%) SAML
3 5 (1.16%) .NET
3 5 (1.16%) XML
4 4 (0.93%) JSON
4 4 (0.93%) Middleware
4 4 (0.93%) Web Services
5 3 (0.70%) CSS
5 3 (0.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (0.47%) Ajax
6 2 (0.47%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.47%) AWT
6 2 (0.47%) GWT
6 2 (0.47%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.47%) HTML
6 2 (0.47%) JMS
6 2 (0.47%) REST
6 2 (0.47%) Swing
6 2 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.42%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.19%) Clustering
3 18 (4.19%) PKI
4 16 (3.72%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.56%) Smartphone
6 10 (2.33%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.33%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.86%) Replication
9 7 (1.63%) iPad
9 7 (1.63%) iPhone
9 7 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.93%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.93%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.93%) NHS
12 4 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 326 (75.81%) Windows
2 171 (39.77%) Windows Server
3 103 (23.95%) Windows 10
4 101 (23.49%) Windows 7
5 78 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (15.81%) Linux
7 67 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (4.65%) Unix
9 15 (3.49%) Windows XP
10 12 (2.79%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.56%) Android
12 9 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.86%) CentOS
14 7 (1.63%) AIX
14 7 (1.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.16%) Solaris
16 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (22.79%) ITIL
2 66 (15.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 49 (11.40%) Migration
4 25 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (5.35%) Service Management
6 21 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 19 (4.42%) Configuration Management
7 19 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (3.95%) ITIL V3
9 16 (3.72%) Incident Management
10 15 (3.49%) Load Balancing
11 14 (3.26%) Application Packaging
12 13 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (2.56%) Break/Fix
13 11 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (2.56%) Security Patching
13 11 (2.56%) Validation
14 10 (2.33%) Mentoring
14 10 (2.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.56%) PowerShell
2 43 (10.00%) SQL
3 18 (4.19%) Python
4 10 (2.33%) Perl
5 9 (2.09%) PHP
6 7 (1.63%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.16%) Java
8 4 (0.93%) C#
8 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.93%) Ruby
9 3 (0.70%) C
9 3 (0.70%) VBScript
10 2 (0.47%) VB
11 1 (0.23%) Java 8
11 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 47 (10.93%) SC Cleared
3 36 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.72%) MCSE
6 13 (3.02%) MCSA
7 12 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.56%) CCNA
8 11 (2.56%) Degree
9 6 (1.40%) CCNP
10 5 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.93%) CISSP
11 4 (0.93%) MCP
12 3 (0.70%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.70%) MCDST
13 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.47%) MCITP
13 2 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.72%) SLA
2 8 (1.86%) QA
3 6 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.16%) RMADS
5 2 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (12.79%) Hyper-V
3 44 (10.23%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (5.81%) vSphere
5 23 (5.35%) XenApp
6 15 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.02%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.79%) VMware Server
8 12 (2.79%) XenServer
9 10 (2.33%) VMware NSX
10 9 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.40%) Xen
13 4 (0.93%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.70%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.47%) Sendmail
16 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 111 (25.81%) SCCM
2 30 (6.98%) SCOM
3 28 (6.51%) WSUS
4 14 (3.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (3.02%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (3.02%) vCenter Server
6 9 (2.09%) Ansible
6 9 (2.09%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.63%) ZENworks
9 6 (1.40%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.16%) Puppet
11 4 (0.93%) Nagios
11 4 (0.93%) Netcool
11 4 (0.93%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.70%) SCSM
Vendors
1 217 (50.47%) Microsoft
2 151 (35.12%) VMware
3 68 (15.81%) Citrix
4 47 (10.93%) Cisco
5 30 (6.98%) HP
6 23 (5.35%) NetApp
7 21 (4.88%) McAfee
8 17 (3.95%) Splunk
9 16 (3.72%) Veeam
10 13 (3.02%) CommVault
10 13 (3.02%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.79%) Juniper
11 12 (2.79%) Symantec
12 10 (2.33%) Google
13 9 (2.09%) Atlassian
13 9 (2.09%) Ivanti
14 8 (1.86%) EMC
14 8 (1.86%) IBM
14 8 (1.86%) Sophos
14 8 (1.86%) Veritas