Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 15 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 533 413 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.94% 8.16% 6.19%
As % of the System Software category 48.59% 53.50% 54.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 211 174
South West median daily rate £375 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.35% -11.20%
10th Percentile £135 £128 £112
90th Percentile £545 £523 £513
England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 54 26
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £15.23 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.09% +8.75% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.88 £10.13
90th Percentile £49.90 £38.14 £40.75
England median hourly rate £15.06 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.89% +2.33% -

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 1,097 772 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.40% 15.25% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 411 363
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £199 £160 £138
90th Percentile £590 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 73 38
South West median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +4.48% -1.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.34
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.55 £16.19 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +1.19% +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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -5 143 £375 +17.19% 8
Bristol -2 140 £388 +16.98% 15
Gloucestershire +6 96 £500 +11.11% 3
Somerset +1 49 £288 +35.29% 5
Devon 0 45 £350 -3.78% 2
Dorset +10 41 £316 +26.50% 10
Cornwall 0 12 £250 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 389 (72.98%) Windows
2 285 (53.47%) Microsoft
3 206 (38.65%) Windows Server
4 169 (31.71%) Windows 10
5 161 (30.21%) SCCM
6 155 (29.08%) Office 365
7 150 (28.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 148 (27.77%) VMware
9 138 (25.89%) Security Cleared
10 126 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 122 (22.89%) PowerShell
12 108 (20.26%) Windows 7
13 102 (19.14%) ITIL
14 90 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 83 (15.57%) DV Cleared
16 81 (15.20%) Cisco
17 80 (15.01%) Citrix
17 80 (15.01%) MS Exchange
18 76 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
19 75 (14.07%) DNS
20 72 (13.51%) Linux
21 71 (13.32%) Migration
21 71 (13.32%) Hyper-V
21 71 (13.32%) Azure Active Directory
22 69 (12.95%) SQL Server
23 67 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
24 66 (12.38%) Microsoft Office
25 64 (12.01%) SC Cleared
26 60 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
27 57 (10.69%) DHCP

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 80 (15.01%) MS Exchange
2 48 (9.01%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.88%) Skype for Business
4 23 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.81%) IIS
6 10 (1.88%) JBoss
7 9 (1.69%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.94%) Apache
10 5 (0.94%) CMS
11 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.56%) Confluence
12 3 (0.56%) nginx
13 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.19%) OpenROAD
14 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 66 (12.38%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (6.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.13%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 155 (29.08%) Office 365
2 150 (28.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (13.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 60 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (3.38%) PaaS
7 15 (2.81%) IaaS
8 13 (2.44%) Azure Functions
8 13 (2.44%) Azure Stack
8 13 (2.44%) Serverless
9 11 (2.06%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.13%) GitHub
10 6 (1.13%) SaaS
11 5 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.75%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.75%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.56%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.38%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 75 (14.07%) DNS
2 57 (10.69%) DHCP
3 56 (10.51%) Firewall
4 45 (8.44%) SAN
5 41 (7.69%) LAN
6 39 (7.32%) WAN
7 32 (6.00%) Skype
8 25 (4.69%) VPN
9 15 (2.81%) Network Security
10 12 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (2.25%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.25%) Unified Communications
10 12 (2.25%) Wireless
10 12 (2.25%) WLAN
11 8 (1.50%) Internet
11 8 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.31%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (1.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.31%) RDBMS
2 7 (1.31%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.38%) MS Access
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.19%) Ingres
5 1 (0.19%) MySQL
5 1 (0.19%) Power BI
5 1 (0.19%) SQL CLR
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (3.94%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (2.81%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.13%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.13%) CF BOSH
4 6 (1.13%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.13%) GitLab
5 4 (0.75%) JIRA
5 4 (0.75%) Maven
5 4 (0.75%) MSI
6 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.38%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.38%) NUnit
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.19%) Ant
8 1 (0.19%) JUnit
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.19%) tSQLt
General
1 40 (7.50%) Finance
2 20 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.56%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.38%) Electronics
4 18 (3.38%) Marketing
5 10 (1.88%) Retail
6 7 (1.31%) Local Government
7 6 (1.13%) Law
8 3 (0.56%) Legal
8 3 (0.56%) Military
9 1 (0.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (14.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 51 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 47 (8.82%) Analyst
5 43 (8.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 41 (7.69%) Developer
7 35 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 32 (6.00%) Architect
9 30 (5.63%) Wintel Engineer
10 29 (5.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 28 (5.25%) Consultant
11 28 (5.25%) Desktop Support
12 22 (4.13%) Desktop Engineer
13 21 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
14 20 (3.75%) Service Analyst
15 19 (3.56%) Administrator
16 18 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
16 18 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
17 17 (3.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 17 (3.19%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.57%) Web Services
2 32 (6.00%) RESTful
3 27 (5.07%) LDAP
4 26 (4.88%) .NET
5 19 (3.56%) CSS
6 18 (3.38%) .NET Core
6 18 (3.38%) HTML
6 18 (3.38%) WCF
7 17 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (3.19%) jQuery
8 16 (3.00%) SAML
9 15 (2.81%) OAuth
9 15 (2.81%) OpenID
10 14 (2.63%) Middleware
11 10 (1.88%) SailPoint
12 9 (1.69%) J2EE
13 7 (1.31%) REST
14 6 (1.13%) Itk
14 6 (1.13%) Node.js
14 6 (1.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.94%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
3 20 (3.75%) PKI
4 16 (3.00%) Fat Client
4 16 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.00%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.63%) Replication
6 13 (2.44%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.25%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.06%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.06%) NHS
9 9 (1.69%) User Experience
10 7 (1.31%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.13%) Clustering
12 5 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.56%) iPhone
13 3 (0.56%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 389 (72.98%) Windows
2 206 (38.65%) Windows Server
3 169 (31.71%) Windows 10
4 126 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 108 (20.26%) Windows 7
6 72 (13.51%) Linux
7 67 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (3.75%) Windows XP
10 16 (3.00%) CentOS
10 16 (3.00%) Unix
11 13 (2.44%) Windows 8
12 12 (2.25%) Solaris
13 9 (1.69%) Android
14 8 (1.50%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.13%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.94%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.75%) BlackBerry OS
18 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (19.14%) ITIL
2 90 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 71 (13.32%) Migration
4 54 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (7.88%) Service Management
6 37 (6.94%) CRM
7 35 (6.57%) Workflow
8 31 (5.82%) ITIL V3
9 29 (5.44%) Configuration Management
9 29 (5.44%) DevOps
10 27 (5.07%) Scrum
11 26 (4.88%) Incident Management
11 26 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (4.50%) B2C
12 24 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (4.50%) Load Balancing
13 23 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (4.13%) Change Management
14 22 (4.13%) Data Protection
15 21 (3.94%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 122 (22.89%) PowerShell
2 40 (7.50%) C#
3 31 (5.82%) SQL
4 20 (3.75%) T-SQL
5 17 (3.19%) Java
5 17 (3.19%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.19%) Python
6 15 (2.81%) C
7 10 (1.88%) Ruby
8 7 (1.31%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.75%) Perl
9 4 (0.75%) VB
10 3 (0.56%) C++
11 2 (0.38%) VBScript
12 1 (0.19%) R
12 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 138 (25.89%) Security Cleared
2 83 (15.57%) DV Cleared
3 64 (12.01%) SC Cleared
4 43 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (5.25%) MCSE
6 23 (4.32%) MCSA
7 21 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (3.56%) Degree
9 17 (3.19%) CCNA
10 10 (1.88%) MCP
11 9 (1.69%) CCNP
12 7 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.94%) CISM
13 5 (0.94%) CISSP
13 5 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.56%) CCA
14 3 (0.56%) CCDP
14 3 (0.56%) CCIE
14 3 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.82%) SLA
2 4 (0.75%) GDPR
2 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.38%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 76 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (13.32%) Hyper-V
3 50 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
4 43 (8.07%) vSphere
5 38 (7.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 34 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 28 (5.25%) XenApp
8 24 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (4.32%) XenDesktop
10 13 (2.44%) Docker
10 13 (2.44%) NDS
11 10 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.50%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 7 (1.31%) BitLocker
13 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.13%) DFS Replication
14 6 (1.13%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 161 (30.21%) SCCM
2 53 (9.94%) SCOM
3 36 (6.75%) WSUS
4 25 (4.69%) SCVMM
5 23 (4.32%) Ansible
6 20 (3.75%) Puppet
7 17 (3.19%) Single Sign-On
7 17 (3.19%) Tivoli
8 16 (3.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (2.44%) vRealize
10 12 (2.25%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 11 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (1.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 9 (1.69%) Kubernetes
14 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (1.50%) vCenter Server
15 7 (1.31%) Terraform
16 6 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
16 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
16 6 (1.13%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 285 (53.47%) Microsoft
2 148 (27.77%) VMware
3 81 (15.20%) Cisco
4 80 (15.01%) Citrix
5 28 (5.25%) HP
6 22 (4.13%) Oracle
7 20 (3.75%) SAP
8 19 (3.56%) McAfee
9 18 (3.38%) Red Hat
9 18 (3.38%) ServiceNow
10 17 (3.19%) NetIQ
11 15 (2.81%) ForgeRock
11 15 (2.81%) Ivanti
11 15 (2.81%) Veeam
12 14 (2.63%) Wyse
13 12 (2.25%) Micro Focus
14 11 (2.06%) CA
14 11 (2.06%) IBM
15 10 (1.88%) Dell
15 10 (1.88%) Novell