Period
to 18 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 26 15
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 394 326 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.92% 6.22% 8.24%
As % of the System Software category 51.77% 54.61% 63.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 173 264
South West median daily rate £300 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -11.54% +26.21%
10th Percentile £126 £115 £125
90th Percentile £522 £513 £550
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 30 54
South West median hourly rate £15.48 £15.89 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +5.92% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.34 £9.86
90th Percentile £38.14 £48.75 £28.75
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £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 761 597 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.29% 11.40% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 361 447
South West median daily rate £400 £352 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -3.56% +12.31%
10th Percentile £159 £160 £147
90th Percentile £583 £556 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 38 70
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +5.51% -4.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.46 £10.09
90th Percentile £46.00 £45.25 £40.48
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -3 105 £325 +8.33% 11
Wiltshire +8 71 £300 +12.68% 14
Somerset +17 66 £200 -33.05% 5
Gloucestershire 0 49 £450 +114.29% 13
Devon +21 43 £303 +77.94% 3
Dorset +9 38 £250 -37.50% 30
Cornwall +3 10 - - 4
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 305 (77.41%) Windows
2 160 (40.61%) Microsoft
3 135 (34.26%) Windows Server
4 121 (30.71%) Office 365
5 119 (30.20%) VMware
6 91 (23.10%) SCCM
7 88 (22.34%) Windows 7
8 83 (21.07%) Windows 10
9 68 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (17.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 64 (16.24%) DNS
11 63 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
12 62 (15.74%) Security Cleared
13 60 (15.23%) Firewall
14 58 (14.72%) ITIL
15 55 (13.96%) Citrix
16 51 (12.94%) Microsoft Office
17 50 (12.69%) Linux
18 49 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
18 49 (12.44%) Hyper-V
19 48 (12.18%) SC Cleared
20 45 (11.42%) PowerShell
21 42 (10.66%) SQL
22 41 (10.41%) Migration
23 40 (10.15%) MS Exchange
23 40 (10.15%) Cisco
24 34 (8.63%) Finance
25 32 (8.12%) DHCP
26 31 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
27 30 (7.61%) SAN

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 40 (10.15%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.36%) IIS
3 23 (5.84%) SharePoint
3 23 (5.84%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.27%) Apache
6 4 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.76%) Confluence
7 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.51%) SAS
9 1 (0.25%) Documentum
9 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 51 (12.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 121 (30.71%) Office 365
2 63 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.78%) G Suite
4 7 (1.78%) OneDrive
4 7 (1.78%) SaaS
5 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.76%) IaaS
5 3 (0.76%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) GitHub
6 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 64 (16.24%) DNS
2 60 (15.23%) Firewall
3 32 (8.12%) DHCP
4 30 (7.61%) SAN
5 27 (6.85%) LAN
6 26 (6.60%) TCP/IP
7 24 (6.09%) Skype
8 19 (4.82%) WAN
9 14 (3.55%) VPN
10 9 (2.28%) NAS
10 9 (2.28%) Network Security
10 9 (2.28%) SMS
11 8 (2.03%) DMZ
12 7 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.78%) SSL
12 7 (1.78%) VoIP
12 7 (1.78%) Wireless
13 6 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.52%) Internet
14 5 (1.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.25%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.25%) GIS
6 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.25%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) OLAP
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.54%) JIRA
2 7 (1.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.78%) MSI
3 6 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.27%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.51%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) Ant
7 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.25%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.25%) FishEye
7 1 (0.25%) Gradle
7 1 (0.25%) Hudson
7 1 (0.25%) JUnit
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.25%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (8.63%) Finance
2 13 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.54%) Banking
4 7 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.02%) Electronics
5 4 (1.02%) Law
5 4 (1.02%) Marketing
6 3 (0.76%) Back Office
6 3 (0.76%) Publishing
6 3 (0.76%) Retail
7 2 (0.51%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (14.97%) Support Engineer
2 52 (13.20%) Analyst
3 50 (12.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (10.66%) Desktop Support
5 41 (10.41%) IT Support
6 40 (10.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (7.61%) Administrator
8 27 (6.85%) IT Engineer
9 23 (5.84%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 21 (5.33%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
11 19 (4.82%) Support Analyst
12 18 (4.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 17 (4.31%) Service Analyst
13 17 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
14 16 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 16 (4.06%) Server Engineer
15 15 (3.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
15 15 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.78%) SAML
2 6 (1.52%) Web Services
3 5 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.02%) .NET
4 4 (1.02%) LDAP
5 3 (0.76%) Middleware
5 3 (0.76%) Node.js
5 3 (0.76%) XML
5 3 (0.76%) YAML
6 2 (0.51%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.51%) XMPP
7 1 (0.25%) Ajax
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.25%) AWT
7 1 (0.25%) GWT
7 1 (0.25%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.25%) JMS
7 1 (0.25%) JSON
7 1 (0.25%) REST
7 1 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.81%) PKI
2 12 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.05%) Clustering
3 9 (2.28%) Smartphone
3 9 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (1.78%) Data Centre
4 7 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.52%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.02%) iPad
7 4 (1.02%) Replication
8 3 (0.76%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.76%) iPhone
8 3 (0.76%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) User Experience
10 1 (0.25%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 305 (77.41%) Windows
2 135 (34.26%) Windows Server
3 88 (22.34%) Windows 7
4 83 (21.07%) Windows 10
5 68 (17.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 68 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (12.69%) Linux
7 15 (3.81%) Unix
7 15 (3.81%) Windows 8
8 13 (3.30%) Windows XP
9 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.78%) AIX
12 6 (1.52%) Android
13 4 (1.02%) VMS
14 3 (0.76%) CentOS
14 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.25%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (14.72%) ITIL
2 41 (10.41%) Migration
3 22 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (4.57%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (4.06%) Load Balancing
6 14 (3.55%) Configuration Management
6 14 (3.55%) Service Delivery
7 11 (2.79%) Service Management
7 11 (2.79%) Time Management
8 10 (2.54%) DevOps
8 10 (2.54%) Mentoring
8 10 (2.54%) Programme Management
8 10 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (2.54%) Security Hardening
9 9 (2.28%) Break/Fix
9 9 (2.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (2.28%) Incident Management
9 9 (2.28%) Security Architecture
9 9 (2.28%) Server Hardening
10 8 (2.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.42%) PowerShell
2 42 (10.66%) SQL
3 20 (5.08%) Python
4 10 (2.54%) Perl
5 8 (2.03%) PHP
6 6 (1.52%) Java
6 6 (1.52%) Ruby
7 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.76%) C
8 3 (0.76%) C#
8 3 (0.76%) Groovy
9 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.18%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.30%) MCSE
5 12 (3.05%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.79%) CCNA
6 11 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.79%) MCSA
7 7 (1.78%) Degree
8 6 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.27%) MCITP
10 4 (1.02%) CCNP
11 2 (0.51%) CISSP
11 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.51%) MCDST
11 2 (0.51%) MCP
11 2 (0.51%) OSCP
12 1 (0.25%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.81%) SLA
2 7 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.78%) QA
3 4 (1.02%) RMADS
4 1 (0.25%) GDPR
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) PMO
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (12.44%) Hyper-V
1 49 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (4.31%) XenApp
5 13 (3.30%) vSphere
6 11 (2.79%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.54%) XenServer
8 8 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.78%) Docker
10 6 (1.52%) Xen
11 5 (1.27%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.27%) VMware NSX
12 4 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.02%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.51%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.25%) IAG
14 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 91 (23.10%) SCCM
2 25 (6.35%) WSUS
3 17 (4.31%) SCOM
4 10 (2.54%) Puppet
5 9 (2.28%) Nagios
6 8 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (2.03%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.78%) Ansible
7 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (1.78%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.52%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.52%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.27%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 160 (40.61%) Microsoft
2 119 (30.20%) VMware
3 55 (13.96%) Citrix
4 40 (10.15%) Cisco
5 29 (7.36%) HP
6 16 (4.06%) Veeam
7 14 (3.55%) McAfee
7 14 (3.55%) NetApp
8 13 (3.30%) Splunk
9 11 (2.79%) IBM
10 10 (2.54%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.03%) Apple
11 8 (2.03%) EMC
11 8 (2.03%) Google
11 8 (2.03%) Juniper
11 8 (2.03%) Symantec
12 7 (1.78%) Dell
12 7 (1.78%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.78%) Oracle
13 6 (1.52%) Sophos