Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 465 399 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.19% 7.11% 6.94%
As % of the System Software category 48.34% 57.16% 55.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 232 218
South West median daily rate £350 £293 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.66% +22.26% -13.00%
10th Percentile £137 £150 £106
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
England median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 46 54
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.85 £13.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.35% +4.08% -16.83%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.39 £10.41
90th Percentile £49.50 £39.63 £40.10
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.08% -1.67% -

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 962 698 701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.87% 12.43% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 416 428
South West median daily rate £411 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £200 £158 £122
90th Percentile £575 £553 £519
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 60 70
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +25.00% -28.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.20 £44.05 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -16 126 £350 +37.25% 47
Wiltshire -3 124 £375 +7.14% 24
Gloucestershire +3 81 £381 +62.23% 15
Devon +7 39 £303 +42.35% 7
Somerset -10 39 £400 +139.52% 5
Dorset +2 33 £400 -5.88% 18
Cornwall +6 16 £250 -28.57% 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 (70.11%) Windows
2 236 (50.75%) Microsoft
3 199 (42.80%) Windows Server
4 145 (31.18%) VMware
5 129 (27.74%) Security Cleared
6 127 (27.31%) SCCM
7 120 (25.81%) Windows 10
8 119 (25.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 104 (22.37%) Office 365
10 101 (21.72%) ITIL
11 92 (19.78%) Windows 7
12 84 (18.06%) Linux
13 82 (17.63%) Firewall
14 81 (17.42%) PowerShell
15 79 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
16 74 (15.91%) SC Cleared
17 72 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 71 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
19 69 (14.84%) Cisco
20 66 (14.19%) MS Exchange
21 61 (13.12%) Hyper-V
22 58 (12.47%) Migration
22 58 (12.47%) DNS
23 55 (11.83%) Citrix
23 55 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 52 (11.18%) DV Cleared
25 49 (10.54%) SQL Server
26 45 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
27 43 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
27 43 (9.25%) Analytical Skills

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 66 (14.19%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.53%) SharePoint
3 30 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 27 (5.81%) IIS
5 18 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (3.23%) Apache
7 11 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.51%) nginx
10 5 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.65%) Confluence
11 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.22%) HipChat
3 1 (0.22%) Houdini
3 1 (0.22%) Maya
3 1 (0.22%) NUKE
3 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.51%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 104 (22.37%) Office 365
2 79 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (8.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (2.80%) IaaS
6 10 (2.15%) PaaS
7 8 (1.72%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.51%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.86%) GitHub
10 3 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.65%) G Suite
11 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (17.63%) Firewall
2 58 (12.47%) DNS
3 39 (8.39%) WAN
4 37 (7.96%) DHCP
5 35 (7.53%) LAN
6 32 (6.88%) Network Security
7 30 (6.45%) Skype
8 27 (5.81%) SAN
9 24 (5.16%) VPN
10 18 (3.87%) Remote Desktop
11 17 (3.66%) Internet
12 16 (3.44%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (3.23%) Kerberos
13 15 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
14 13 (2.80%) TCP/IP
15 11 (2.37%) SSL
16 10 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (2.15%) Intranet
16 10 (2.15%) NetScaler
17 9 (1.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.80%) Hadoop
3 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 8 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.08%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.86%) MySQL
7 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.43%) MS Access
9 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.22%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 26 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.72%) MSI
4 7 (1.51%) Gerrit
4 7 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.86%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.86%) CF BOSH
6 4 (0.86%) GitLab
6 4 (0.86%) JIRA
7 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.43%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.22%) Ant
8 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.22%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.22%) Hudson
8 1 (0.22%) JUnit
8 1 (0.22%) Maven
8 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (4.30%) Finance
2 14 (3.01%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.37%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.29%) Military
5 5 (1.08%) Electronics
5 5 (1.08%) Marketing
6 3 (0.65%) Games
6 3 (0.65%) Retail
7 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.43%) Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (13.76%) Analyst
2 45 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (9.68%) Support Engineer
3 36 (7.74%) Consultant
4 31 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 30 (6.45%) Service Analyst
5 30 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 28 (6.02%) Developer
7 26 (5.59%) Architect
8 25 (5.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 21 (4.52%) Administrator
10 20 (4.30%) Wintel Engineer
11 19 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (3.87%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (3.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 13 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
15 13 (2.80%) Support Analyst
16 12 (2.58%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.38%) LDAP
2 18 (3.87%) .NET
3 11 (2.37%) OpenID
3 11 (2.37%) Web Services
4 10 (2.15%) Middleware
4 10 (2.15%) OAuth
5 9 (1.94%) OAuth2
6 8 (1.72%) REST
6 8 (1.72%) SAML
7 7 (1.51%) Itk
7 7 (1.51%) JSON
8 6 (1.29%) HTML
9 5 (1.08%) CSS
9 5 (1.08%) Node.js
9 5 (1.08%) XML
10 3 (0.65%) HTML5
10 3 (0.65%) jQuery
10 3 (0.65%) LINQ
10 3 (0.65%) LINQ to SQL
10 3 (0.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.31%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (3.44%) PKI
5 16 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.23%) iPhone
7 14 (3.01%) Blackberry
7 14 (3.01%) Fat Client
7 14 (3.01%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.72%) Clustering
8 8 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.72%) Replication
8 8 (1.72%) Wiki
9 6 (1.29%) iPad
9 6 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.29%) NHS
10 5 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.86%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 326 (70.11%) Windows
2 199 (42.80%) Windows Server
3 120 (25.81%) Windows 10
4 119 (25.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (19.78%) Windows 7
6 84 (18.06%) Linux
7 71 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (5.81%) Unix
9 26 (5.59%) CentOS
10 19 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (3.44%) Windows XP
12 11 (2.37%) Solaris
13 9 (1.94%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.72%) Android
15 7 (1.51%) AIX
15 7 (1.51%) SUSE
16 6 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (1.08%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (21.72%) ITIL
2 58 (12.47%) Migration
3 55 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 43 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (8.82%) Service Management
6 39 (8.39%) Service Delivery
7 33 (7.10%) ITIL V3
8 32 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (5.59%) ITSM
10 23 (4.95%) Application Packaging
10 23 (4.95%) Load Balancing
11 21 (4.52%) DevOps
12 19 (4.09%) Incident Management
13 18 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (3.66%) Configuration Management
15 14 (3.01%) Break/Fix
15 14 (3.01%) Validation
16 13 (2.80%) Data Protection
17 12 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
17 12 (2.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 81 (17.42%) PowerShell
2 34 (7.31%) SQL
3 17 (3.66%) Python
4 12 (2.58%) C#
5 8 (1.72%) Java
6 7 (1.51%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.08%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.86%) Ruby
9 4 (0.86%) VB
9 4 (0.86%) VBScript
10 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.43%) C
11 2 (0.43%) PHP
12 1 (0.22%) Java 8
12 1 (0.22%) Perl
12 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (27.74%) Security Cleared
2 74 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 52 (11.18%) DV Cleared
4 30 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (4.30%) MCSE
6 16 (3.44%) Degree
7 15 (3.23%) MCSA
8 9 (1.94%) CCA
8 9 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.08%) MCP
10 4 (0.86%) CCNA
10 4 (0.86%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.65%) CCNP
11 3 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.43%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.43%) CISSP
12 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.16%) SLA
2 4 (0.86%) QA
3 3 (0.65%) PMO
4 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 72 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (13.12%) Hyper-V
3 39 (8.39%) VMware ESXi
4 36 (7.74%) vSphere
5 27 (5.81%) XenApp
6 22 (4.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 19 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (2.37%) VMware Server
8 11 (2.37%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.15%) VMware NSX
10 9 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.72%) Docker
11 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.51%) NFS
12 7 (1.51%) Samba
13 6 (1.29%) XenServer
14 3 (0.65%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 127 (27.31%) SCCM
2 37 (7.96%) SCOM
3 27 (5.81%) Ansible
4 16 (3.44%) WSUS
5 14 (3.01%) vCenter Server
6 12 (2.58%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.94%) SCVMM
10 7 (1.51%) Nagios
10 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (1.29%) ZENworks
12 4 (0.86%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.86%) Puppet
12 4 (0.86%) Terraform
13 3 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.65%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 236 (50.75%) Microsoft
2 145 (31.18%) VMware
3 69 (14.84%) Cisco
4 55 (11.83%) Citrix
5 42 (9.03%) Red Hat
6 38 (8.17%) HP
7 33 (7.10%) McAfee
8 14 (3.01%) Atlassian
8 14 (3.01%) Juniper
9 12 (2.58%) Google
9 12 (2.58%) NetApp
10 11 (2.37%) Ivanti
11 10 (2.15%) Oracle
11 10 (2.15%) Wyse
12 9 (1.94%) CommVault
13 8 (1.72%) CA
13 8 (1.72%) Fortinet
13 8 (1.72%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.72%) Splunk
13 8 (1.72%) Symantec