Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 20 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 391 427 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.91% 7.34% 6.57%
As % of the System Software category 55.78% 56.93% 61.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 238 214
South West median daily rate £275 £263 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £142 £110 £113
90th Percentile £475 £570 £444
England median daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 63 72
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.41 £10.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £37.50 £23.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 701 750 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.38% 12.90% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 447 371
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -1.52%
10th Percentile £157 £125 £120
90th Percentile £539 £553 £488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 79 94
South West median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -26.43% +15.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.75 £43.15 £43.36
England median hourly rate £16.57 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.17% -1.56% +6.67%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -8 121 £275 - 16
Wiltshire +4 85 £325 +8.33% 1
Somerset -4 56 £167 -30.42% 1
Gloucestershire +6 53 £225 +5.88% 7
Dorset +15 35 £425 +217.76% 4
Devon -18 25 £213 +37.10% 1
Cornwall -13 4 £350 - 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 309 (79.03%) Windows
2 145 (37.08%) Microsoft
3 137 (35.04%) Windows 7
4 133 (34.02%) Windows Server
5 118 (30.18%) Windows 10
6 115 (29.41%) Office 365
7 96 (24.55%) VMware
8 86 (21.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 74 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 65 (16.62%) Security Cleared
11 64 (16.37%) MS Exchange
12 55 (14.07%) SQL
13 54 (13.81%) ITIL
13 54 (13.81%) SCCM
14 53 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
15 49 (12.53%) DNS
15 49 (12.53%) Citrix
16 47 (12.02%) Linux
17 46 (11.76%) Migration
18 45 (11.51%) Cisco
19 44 (11.25%) DHCP
19 44 (11.25%) Hyper-V
19 44 (11.25%) Windows 8
20 43 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
21 40 (10.23%) PowerShell
22 38 (9.72%) SharePoint
23 37 (9.46%) LAN
23 37 (9.46%) SC Cleared
23 37 (9.46%) Skype for Business
24 35 (8.95%) Firewall

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 64 (16.37%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.72%) SharePoint
3 37 (9.46%) Skype for Business
4 32 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.05%) IIS
6 8 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.02%) Apache
7 4 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.77%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.77%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.51%) Confluence
9 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.26%) CMS
10 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 53 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.05%) Houdini
2 8 (2.05%) Maya
2 8 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.05%) NUKE
2 8 (2.05%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) assyst
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 115 (29.41%) Office 365
2 43 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.51%) IaaS
5 2 (0.51%) PaaS
5 2 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) G Suite
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.53%) DNS
2 44 (11.25%) DHCP
3 37 (9.46%) LAN
4 35 (8.95%) Firewall
5 32 (8.18%) Skype
6 31 (7.93%) WAN
7 24 (6.14%) VPN
8 16 (4.09%) SAN
9 14 (3.58%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (2.56%) Ethernet
10 10 (2.56%) Intranet
11 9 (2.30%) Extranet
11 9 (2.30%) Internet
11 9 (2.30%) Unified Communications
12 8 (2.05%) Network Security
13 7 (1.79%) NAS
14 6 (1.53%) VLAN
15 5 (1.28%) IP Telephony
15 5 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.28%) MySQL
5 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.26%) Power BI
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.51%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.51%) JIRA
2 2 (0.51%) MSI
3 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.26%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (7.93%) Finance
2 22 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.84%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.81%) Banking
5 10 (2.56%) Marketing
6 9 (2.30%) Electronics
7 7 (1.79%) Back Office
8 6 (1.53%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.28%) Billing
10 4 (1.02%) Law
11 3 (0.77%) Legal
12 2 (0.51%) Military
12 2 (0.51%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) Advertising
13 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (20.72%) Analyst
2 74 (18.93%) Support Engineer
3 43 (11.00%) Desktop Support
4 40 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 34 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (8.44%) Service Analyst
6 33 (8.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 31 (7.93%) Desktop Engineer
8 30 (7.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 27 (6.91%) Administrator
10 26 (6.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 24 (6.14%) Active Directory Support
12 23 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
12 23 (5.88%) Support Analyst
13 22 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 18 (4.60%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 18 (4.60%) Infrastructure Support
15 18 (4.60%) IT Engineer
16 17 (4.35%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.05%) .NET
1 8 (2.05%) Web Services
2 4 (1.02%) SAML
3 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.51%) CSS
3 2 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.51%) HTML
3 2 (0.51%) JSON
3 2 (0.51%) RESTful
3 2 (0.51%) WebCenter
3 2 (0.51%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.26%) CSS3
4 1 (0.26%) HTML5
4 1 (0.26%) Java EE
4 1 (0.26%) Middleware
4 1 (0.26%) OpenVZ
4 1 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.60%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.56%) iPad
3 10 (2.56%) Replication
4 9 (2.30%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.30%) iPhone
4 9 (2.30%) PKI
5 8 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.05%) FMCG
5 8 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.79%) Animation
7 6 (1.53%) Clustering
7 6 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.53%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.53%) VAX
8 5 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.02%) RIA
9 4 (1.02%) Social Media
10 3 (0.77%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.77%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 309 (79.03%) Windows
2 137 (35.04%) Windows 7
3 133 (34.02%) Windows Server
4 118 (30.18%) Windows 10
5 86 (21.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (12.02%) Linux
8 44 (11.25%) Windows 8
9 14 (3.58%) CentOS
9 14 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (3.32%) Unix
11 12 (3.07%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.79%) Android
13 5 (1.28%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.02%) Solaris
14 4 (1.02%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.77%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.81%) ITIL
2 46 (11.76%) Migration
3 24 (6.14%) Incident Management
4 20 (5.12%) Service Delivery
5 18 (4.60%) Service Management
6 16 (4.09%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (4.09%) Problem Management
7 15 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (2.56%) Project Management
9 9 (2.30%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (2.30%) Information Security
9 9 (2.30%) Programme Management
10 8 (2.05%) Change Management
10 8 (2.05%) Time Management
11 7 (1.79%) Configuration Management
11 7 (1.79%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (1.79%) Visual Effects
12 6 (1.53%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.07%) SQL
2 40 (10.23%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.56%) Python
3 10 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.28%) Java
5 4 (1.02%) C#
5 4 (1.02%) PHP
6 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.26%) C
6 1 (0.26%) Tcl
6 1 (0.26%) VB
6 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (16.62%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.93%) DV Cleared
4 13 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.30%) CCIE
5 9 (2.30%) NVQ Level 4
6 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.28%) Degree
8 4 (1.02%) CCNA
8 4 (1.02%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.77%) CISSP
9 3 (0.77%) MCSE
9 3 (0.77%) SANS
10 2 (0.51%) CISM
10 2 (0.51%) ISEB
10 2 (0.51%) MCITP
10 2 (0.51%) OSCP
11 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.26%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (1.28%) SLA
2 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.77%) RMADS
3 2 (0.51%) GDPR
3 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 44 (11.25%) Hyper-V
2 32 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.32%) Samba
3 13 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.30%) NFS
5 9 (2.30%) XenApp
6 5 (1.28%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.02%) Squid
7 4 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.77%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.77%) Docker
8 3 (0.77%) XenServer
9 2 (0.51%) Firmware
9 2 (0.51%) IAG
9 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.51%) vSphere
9 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 54 (13.81%) SCCM
2 23 (5.88%) AirWatch
3 20 (5.12%) SCOM
4 11 (2.81%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (2.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 10 (2.56%) Nagios
6 9 (2.30%) WSUS
7 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.28%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.02%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.02%) Webmin
8 4 (1.02%) Xymon
9 3 (0.77%) Ansible
9 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.77%) Puppet
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.51%) Icinga
10 2 (0.51%) Kibana
10 2 (0.51%) logstash
Vendors
1 145 (37.08%) Microsoft
2 96 (24.55%) VMware
3 49 (12.53%) Citrix
4 45 (11.51%) Cisco
5 20 (5.12%) HP
6 18 (4.60%) CA
7 17 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 14 (3.58%) Symantec
9 13 (3.32%) McAfee
10 12 (3.07%) SAP
11 11 (2.81%) NetApp
11 11 (2.81%) Veeam
12 10 (2.56%) MobileIron
13 8 (2.05%) Apple
13 8 (2.05%) Oracle
14 7 (1.79%) Dell
14 7 (1.79%) IBM
15 6 (1.53%) Gemalto
15 6 (1.53%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.53%) Sun