Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 328 534 409
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 8.78% 8.87% 8.02%
As % of the System Software category 47.81% 48.06% 53.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 328 208
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £120 £135 £127
90th Percentile £650 £538 £514
England median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 53 55
Median hourly rate £19.75 £16.00 £15.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.44% +3.56% +10.36%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.17 £10.92
90th Percentile £47.09 £49.90 £31.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.06 £15.45
% change year-on-year +12.88% -2.52% +3.00%

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 686 1,111 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.36% 18.46% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 706 408
Median daily rate £475 £449 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.72% +12.32% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £159
90th Percentile £625 £590 £579
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 74
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.19% +5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.44 £50.00 £45.33
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.60 £16.22
% change year-on-year +11.45% +2.37% +1.34%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the South West over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in the South West over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +5 103 £375 -3.23% 11
Wiltshire -1 72 £475 +22.58% 13
Gloucestershire 0 49 £363 -27.50% 5
Devon -5 40 £460 +31.43% 9
Dorset +1 30 £140 -56.25% 1
Somerset -12 26 £188 -34.78% 4
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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.

1 208 (63.41%) Windows
2 147 (44.82%) Microsoft
3 114 (34.76%) Security Cleared
4 100 (30.49%) Office 365
4 100 (30.49%) Windows Server
5 84 (25.61%) Windows 10
6 81 (24.70%) Azure
7 73 (22.26%) SCCM
8 72 (21.95%) VMware
9 71 (21.65%) SC Cleared
10 63 (19.21%) Microsoft Office
11 62 (18.90%) Windows 7
12 60 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 57 (17.38%) Migration
14 51 (15.55%) Linux
14 51 (15.55%) PowerShell
15 50 (15.24%) ITIL
16 45 (13.72%) SQL Server
17 44 (13.41%) Citrix
18 43 (13.11%) SharePoint
19 40 (12.20%) Windows Server 2016
20 39 (11.89%) MS Exchange
21 37 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
21 37 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
22 36 (10.98%) Azure Active Directory
22 36 (10.98%) DevOps
22 36 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 35 (10.67%) AWS
23 35 (10.67%) DV Cleared
24 33 (10.06%) Python

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 43 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 39 (11.89%) MS Exchange
3 22 (6.71%) IIS
4 16 (4.88%) Confluence
5 14 (4.27%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.44%) Apache
6 8 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 63 (19.21%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (6.71%) MS Visio
4 20 (6.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.61%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 100 (30.49%) Office 365
2 81 (24.70%) Azure
3 36 (10.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (10.67%) AWS
5 24 (7.32%) SaaS
6 20 (6.10%) Power Platform
6 20 (6.10%) PowerApps
7 19 (5.79%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (5.49%) Azure Functions
8 18 (5.49%) Logic Apps
8 18 (5.49%) Power Automate
8 18 (5.49%) Serverless
9 7 (2.13%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.13%) IaaS
10 6 (1.83%) GCP
11 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.52%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.52%) PaaS
11 5 (1.52%) Route 53
12 2 (0.61%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.15%) DNS
2 26 (7.93%) DHCP
3 19 (5.79%) Firewall
4 18 (5.49%) Skype
5 17 (5.18%) SAN
6 11 (3.35%) Remote Desktop
6 11 (3.35%) X.509
7 10 (3.05%) WAN
8 9 (2.74%) LAN
9 8 (2.44%) Network Security
9 8 (2.44%) VPN
10 7 (2.13%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.83%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.22%) Internet
12 4 (1.22%) Wireless
12 4 (1.22%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.22%) X.500
13 3 (0.91%) Software-Defined Networking
13 3 (0.91%) VoIP
14 2 (0.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.49%) Power BI
2 18 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.35%) Apache Accumulo
4 11 (3.35%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.61%) MySQL
6 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (5.49%) JIRA
2 17 (5.18%) Bitbucket
2 17 (5.18%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.18%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.83%) AdminStudio
3 6 (1.83%) GitLab
3 6 (1.83%) MSI
4 5 (1.52%) Subversion
4 5 (1.52%) Trac
5 3 (0.91%) CF BOSH
5 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.61%) Testinfra
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (7.93%) Public Sector
2 15 (4.57%) Finance
3 11 (3.35%) Aerospace
4 6 (1.83%) Banking
5 4 (1.22%) Local Government
5 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.91%) Military
7 2 (0.61%) Electronics
7 2 (0.61%) Law
7 2 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (13.72%) Analyst
2 36 (10.98%) Support Engineer
3 34 (10.37%) Architect
4 32 (9.76%) Desktop Support
5 30 (9.15%) Service Analyst
6 29 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (8.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 25 (7.62%) Administrator
8 25 (7.62%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 24 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
10 23 (7.01%) Systems Engineer
11 21 (6.40%) Developer
12 19 (5.79%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (5.18%) Help Desk Support
13 17 (5.18%) IT Support
13 17 (5.18%) Service Desk Support
14 16 (4.88%) Consultant
15 15 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
15 15 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.32%) SAML
2 22 (6.71%) OAuth
3 20 (6.10%) OpenID
4 13 (3.96%) Apache NiFi
4 13 (3.96%) LDAP
5 12 (3.66%) REST
6 11 (3.35%) Kafka
6 11 (3.35%) OAuth2
6 11 (3.35%) SailPoint
7 9 (2.74%) SOAP
8 8 (2.44%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.44%) Web Services
9 5 (1.52%) FreeMarker
9 5 (1.52%) Node.js
9 5 (1.52%) Spring
9 5 (1.52%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.52%) Spring MVC
9 5 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.22%) Swagger
10 4 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.62%) PKI
2 11 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.05%) Clustering
4 9 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.74%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.13%) Replication
5 7 (2.13%) User Experience
6 6 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.52%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.52%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.22%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.91%) iPhone
9 3 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.61%) NHS
10 2 (0.61%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 208 (63.41%) Windows
2 100 (30.49%) Windows Server
3 84 (25.61%) Windows 10
4 62 (18.90%) Windows 7
5 60 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (15.55%) Linux
7 40 (12.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 37 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (4.27%) CentOS
11 12 (3.66%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (3.05%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.52%) Amazon Linux
14 5 (1.52%) Android
14 5 (1.52%) Unix
15 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.91%) VMS
15 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.38%) Migration
2 50 (15.24%) ITIL
3 36 (10.98%) DevOps
3 36 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (8.84%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (8.84%) Open Source
6 24 (7.32%) B2C
7 23 (7.01%) Application Packaging
7 23 (7.01%) Identity Access Management
8 20 (6.10%) ArchiMate
9 19 (5.79%) CRM
10 16 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (4.57%) Incident Management
11 15 (4.57%) Scrum
12 12 (3.66%) Configuration Management
12 12 (3.66%) Information Security
12 12 (3.66%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.66%) Workflow
13 11 (3.35%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.55%) PowerShell
2 33 (10.06%) Python
3 27 (8.23%) SQL
4 26 (7.93%) Java
5 14 (4.27%) Bash Shell
6 12 (3.66%) Perl
7 8 (2.44%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.91%) VBScript
10 2 (0.61%) PHP
10 2 (0.61%) Ruby
11 1 (0.30%) C#
11 1 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 114 (34.76%) Security Cleared
2 71 (21.65%) SC Cleared
3 35 (10.67%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.96%) MCSE
6 11 (3.35%) MCSA
7 9 (2.74%) CCNA
7 9 (2.74%) CCNP
7 9 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.61%) ISEB
11 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.30%) Degree
12 1 (0.30%) MCITP
12 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.27%) SLA
2 8 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 37 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.01%) Hyper-V
2 23 (7.01%) XenApp
3 18 (5.49%) Virtual Servers
4 17 (5.18%) Docker
5 16 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.27%) vSphere
7 12 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (3.35%) OpenAM
8 11 (3.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (3.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (2.74%) NDS
10 9 (2.74%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 7 (2.13%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.52%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.52%) OpenDJ
12 5 (1.52%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.61%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 73 (22.26%) SCCM
2 19 (5.79%) Ansible
2 19 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (5.79%) WSUS
3 16 (4.88%) Puppet
4 13 (3.96%) SCOM
5 10 (3.05%) Tivoli
6 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (2.74%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 9 (2.74%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (2.44%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.83%) FreeIPA
9 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.52%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.52%) SCDPM
9 5 (1.52%) SCSM
9 5 (1.52%) Terraform
10 4 (1.22%) MIIS
10 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 147 (44.82%) Microsoft
2 72 (21.95%) VMware
3 44 (13.41%) Citrix
4 22 (6.71%) Cisco
5 19 (5.79%) Red Hat
6 17 (5.18%) Sparx
7 16 (4.88%) ForgeRock
8 13 (3.96%) Dell
9 11 (3.35%) NetIQ
9 11 (3.35%) Oracle
10 9 (2.74%) HP
11 8 (2.44%) Google
12 6 (1.83%) Ivanti
12 6 (1.83%) Novell
12 6 (1.83%) Veeam
13 5 (1.52%) ArcSight
13 5 (1.52%) Sophos
14 4 (1.22%) Atlassian
14 4 (1.22%) Symantec
14 4 (1.22%) Twitter