Period
to 14 September 2019

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 14 September 2019 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
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 20 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 577 441 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.06% 7.64% 6.40%
As % of the System Software category 49.96% 55.06% 51.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 243 198
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £130 £130 £115
90th Percentile £569 £530 £475
England median daily rate £360 £327 £305
% change year-on-year +10.09% +7.21% -7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 36
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.37 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £37.30 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £15.85 £15.70 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.96% +1.29% +1.64%

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 1,155 801 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.14% 13.87% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 458 422
South West median daily rate £438 £399 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.72% +9.25% +4.29%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £154
90th Percentile £600 £575 £537
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 76 43
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +21.88% +1.59%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.90 £10.32
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £16.54 £16.50 £16.68
% change year-on-year +0.24% -1.08% +4.25%

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 14 September 2019.

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 14 September 2019.

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 14 September 2019. 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
Wiltshire +6 160 £425 +30.77% 43
Bristol +9 158 £325 -3.70% 60
Gloucestershire +1 93 £475 +26.67% 25
Somerset +6 71 £250 +11.11% 10
Dorset +2 46 £359 +43.50% 45
Devon -2 41 £363 +31.82% 12
Cornwall +1 1 £250 +8.70% 8
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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.

1 461 (79.90%) Windows
2 320 (55.46%) Microsoft
3 257 (44.54%) Windows Server
4 224 (38.82%) Office 365
5 216 (37.44%) SCCM
6 196 (33.97%) Windows 10
7 176 (30.50%) Security Cleared
7 176 (30.50%) VMware
8 172 (29.81%) Azure
9 142 (24.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 137 (23.74%) ITIL
11 135 (23.40%) PowerShell
12 127 (22.01%) Windows 7
13 109 (18.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 101 (17.50%) DNS
15 98 (16.98%) DV Cleared
16 93 (16.12%) Hyper-V
16 93 (16.12%) Migration
17 91 (15.77%) Linux
18 90 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
18 90 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
19 88 (15.25%) MS Exchange
20 87 (15.08%) SC Cleared
21 86 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
22 85 (14.73%) DHCP
23 80 (13.86%) Citrix
24 76 (13.17%) Azure Active Directory
25 74 (12.82%) SCOM
26 69 (11.96%) AWS
26 69 (11.96%) Cisco

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 88 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 51 (8.84%) SharePoint
3 43 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (6.59%) Skype for Business
5 13 (2.25%) JBoss
5 13 (2.25%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.21%) IIS
8 7 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.87%) Confluence
9 5 (0.87%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.69%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.52%) Apache
11 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.17%) Drupal
13 1 (0.17%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 86 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.69%) Acrobat
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 224 (38.82%) Office 365
2 172 (29.81%) Azure
3 76 (13.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 69 (11.96%) AWS
5 26 (4.51%) IaaS
5 26 (4.51%) PaaS
6 17 (2.95%) Azure Stack
7 14 (2.43%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (2.43%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.73%) OneDrive
8 10 (1.73%) SaaS
9 9 (1.56%) Azure Functions
9 9 (1.56%) Serverless
10 8 (1.39%) GCP
11 6 (1.04%) GitHub
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 101 (17.50%) DNS
2 85 (14.73%) DHCP
3 54 (9.36%) SAN
4 49 (8.49%) Firewall
5 46 (7.97%) Skype
6 42 (7.28%) WAN
7 33 (5.72%) LAN
8 32 (5.55%) VPN
9 23 (3.99%) TCP/IP
10 18 (3.12%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (2.43%) Network Security
13 13 (2.25%) Unified Communications
14 11 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (1.56%) Wireless
16 8 (1.39%) Internet
16 8 (1.39%) WLAN
17 7 (1.21%) NetScaler
18 6 (1.04%) NAS
19 4 (0.69%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
2 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.17%) Big Data
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.17%) Ingres
5 1 (0.17%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.17%) MS Access
5 1 (0.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.17%) Power BI
5 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.17%) SQL CLR
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (2.08%) JIRA
2 12 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.04%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.04%) CF BOSH
3 6 (1.04%) GitLab
4 5 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.35%) NUnit
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.17%) Ant
8 1 (0.17%) JUnit
8 1 (0.17%) Maven
8 1 (0.17%) MSI
8 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.17%) TestRail
8 1 (0.17%) tSQLt
8 1 (0.17%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (5.72%) Public Sector
2 31 (5.37%) Finance
3 14 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.25%) Law
5 11 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.39%) Electronics
6 8 (1.39%) Marketing
7 5 (0.87%) Banking
7 5 (0.87%) Retail
8 4 (0.69%) Legal
9 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.52%) Military
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 100 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 69 (11.96%) Support Engineer
3 61 (10.57%) Analyst
4 57 (9.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 44 (7.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 38 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
6 38 (6.59%) Architect
7 34 (5.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 33 (5.72%) Wintel Engineer
9 31 (5.37%) Developer
10 29 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
11 28 (4.85%) Consultant
12 24 (4.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 24 (4.16%) Service Analyst
12 24 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
13 23 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 22 (3.81%) Server Engineer
15 21 (3.64%) IT Support
16 20 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 19 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.24%) Web Services
2 29 (5.03%) RESTful
3 18 (3.12%) CSS
3 18 (3.12%) LDAP
4 16 (2.77%) HTML
4 16 (2.77%) jQuery
5 14 (2.43%) .NET
5 14 (2.43%) OpenID
5 14 (2.43%) SailPoint
5 14 (2.43%) SAML
6 13 (2.25%) Middleware
7 12 (2.08%) J2EE
8 11 (1.91%) .NET Core
8 11 (1.91%) OAuth
9 10 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (1.73%) JSON
9 10 (1.73%) WCF
10 7 (1.21%) XML
11 6 (1.04%) Node.js
11 6 (1.04%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.07%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.16%) Clustering
4 21 (3.64%) Public Cloud
5 20 (3.47%) User Experience
6 19 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (3.12%) Replication
8 17 (2.95%) Smartphone
9 15 (2.60%) PKI
10 13 (2.25%) Management Information System
11 12 (2.08%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.21%) Blackberry
14 6 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
16 4 (0.69%) Fat Client
16 4 (0.69%) iPad
16 4 (0.69%) NHS
16 4 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 461 (79.90%) Windows
2 257 (44.54%) Windows Server
3 196 (33.97%) Windows 10
4 142 (24.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 127 (22.01%) Windows 7
6 91 (15.77%) Linux
7 90 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (3.99%) Unix
10 22 (3.81%) CentOS
11 21 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (2.25%) Solaris
13 11 (1.91%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.04%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.87%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.87%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.52%) Android
18 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
19 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (23.74%) ITIL
2 109 (18.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 93 (16.12%) Migration
4 54 (9.36%) Service Management
5 50 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (7.45%) ITSM
7 36 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (5.89%) Data Protection
9 33 (5.72%) ITIL V3
10 30 (5.20%) CRM
11 27 (4.68%) DevOps
12 24 (4.16%) Configuration Management
12 24 (4.16%) Preventative Maintenance
13 23 (3.99%) Identity Access Management
14 22 (3.81%) Information Security
15 21 (3.64%) Decision-Making
15 21 (3.64%) Service Delivery
15 21 (3.64%) Workflow
16 20 (3.47%) Incident Management
16 20 (3.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 135 (23.40%) PowerShell
2 39 (6.76%) SQL
3 30 (5.20%) C#
4 20 (3.47%) C
4 20 (3.47%) Java
5 18 (3.12%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.12%) Python
6 13 (2.25%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.21%) VBScript
8 6 (1.04%) Ruby
9 2 (0.35%) Perl
9 2 (0.35%) VB
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
10 1 (0.17%) R
10 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 176 (30.50%) Security Cleared
2 98 (16.98%) DV Cleared
3 87 (15.08%) SC Cleared
4 45 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (5.55%) MCSE
6 26 (4.51%) MCSA
7 23 (3.99%) MCP
8 18 (3.12%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.91%) Degree
11 10 (1.73%) CCNA
12 8 (1.39%) CCNP
13 7 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.87%) CCIE
14 5 (0.87%) ISEB
15 4 (0.69%) CCDP
15 4 (0.69%) CISA
15 4 (0.69%) CISM
15 4 (0.69%) CISSP
15 4 (0.69%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.55%) SLA
2 5 (0.87%) GDPR
3 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (16.12%) Hyper-V
2 90 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (8.49%) VMware ESXi
4 41 (7.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 37 (6.41%) XenDesktop
6 36 (6.24%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (5.72%) vSphere
8 32 (5.55%) XenApp
9 19 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (2.95%) DFS Replication
11 16 (2.77%) Docker
12 15 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (2.43%) NDS
14 13 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (2.08%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 9 (1.56%) BitLocker
17 7 (1.21%) Terminal Services
18 5 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 4 (0.69%) VMware NSX
19 4 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 216 (37.44%) SCCM
2 74 (12.82%) SCOM
3 36 (6.24%) SCVMM
4 30 (5.20%) WSUS
5 23 (3.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 22 (3.81%) Ansible
6 22 (3.81%) Microsoft Clustering
7 21 (3.64%) Puppet
8 20 (3.47%) vCenter Server
9 17 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (2.95%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 16 (2.77%) Kubernetes
10 16 (2.77%) vRealize
11 15 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
12 12 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (2.08%) SCDPM
12 12 (2.08%) SCSM
12 12 (2.08%) Terraform
13 8 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 320 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 176 (30.50%) VMware
3 80 (13.86%) Citrix
4 69 (11.96%) Cisco
5 45 (7.80%) HP
6 29 (5.03%) McAfee
6 29 (5.03%) ServiceNow
7 27 (4.68%) Oracle
8 21 (3.64%) Dell
9 20 (3.47%) Red Hat
10 19 (3.29%) NetIQ
11 14 (2.43%) ForgeRock
11 14 (2.43%) Micro Focus
12 13 (2.25%) Sophos
13 12 (2.08%) Ivanti
13 12 (2.08%) Sony
14 11 (1.91%) Veeam
15 10 (1.73%) Remedy
16 9 (1.56%) NetApp
16 9 (1.56%) SAP