Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 21 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 366 370 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.02% 7.02% 6.58%
As % of the System Software category 55.12% 56.15% 60.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 204 223
South West median daily rate £300 £230 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -20.69% -13.11%
10th Percentile £150 £106 £111
90th Percentile £500 £384 £462
England median daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 46 55
South West median hourly rate £14.63 £12.63 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.84% -21.09% +4.92%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.31 £11.00
90th Percentile £33.13 £47.13 £26.75
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 664 659 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.73% 12.50% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 402 367
South West median daily rate £400 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% +0.77% -3.70%
10th Percentile £162 £120 £118
90th Percentile £578 £512 £488
England median daily rate £445 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +7.88% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 62 79
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -34.52% +31.25%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.96% +3.39% -

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -6 112 £288 +17.71% 36
Wiltshire 0 63 £395 +40.44% 15
Somerset +6 58 £175 -13.04% 12
Gloucestershire +9 48 £300 +100.00% 13
Devon +3 42 £225 +41.73% 17
Dorset +4 26 £425 +78.95% 30
Cornwall -12 3 £350 - 5
Avon - 1 £500 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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.

1 285 (77.87%) Windows
2 145 (39.62%) Microsoft
3 137 (37.43%) Windows Server
4 114 (31.15%) Windows 7
5 108 (29.51%) Office 365
6 107 (29.23%) Windows 10
7 87 (23.77%) VMware
8 76 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 74 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (17.49%) Security Cleared
11 55 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 55 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
11 55 (15.03%) ITIL
12 50 (13.66%) MS Exchange
13 47 (12.84%) Migration
14 46 (12.57%) PowerShell
14 46 (12.57%) SCCM
15 45 (12.30%) DNS
16 41 (11.20%) Firewall
17 39 (10.66%) Cisco
17 39 (10.66%) Linux
17 39 (10.66%) SQL
17 39 (10.66%) Skype for Business
18 37 (10.11%) SC Cleared
18 37 (10.11%) DHCP
19 35 (9.56%) SharePoint
19 35 (9.56%) Skype
20 33 (9.02%) Citrix
21 32 (8.74%) Finance
22 30 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure

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 50 (13.66%) MS Exchange
2 39 (10.66%) Skype for Business
3 35 (9.56%) SharePoint
4 24 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.91%) IIS
7 4 (1.09%) Confluence
7 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.82%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.55%) CMS
9 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.27%) SAS
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.91%) Houdini
3 7 (1.91%) Maya
3 7 (1.91%) NUKE
3 7 (1.91%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) assyst
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 108 (29.51%) Office 365
2 55 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (5.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.46%) IaaS
5 9 (2.46%) PaaS
6 6 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.09%) G Suite
7 4 (1.09%) SaaS
8 3 (0.82%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.55%) GitHub
10 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.30%) DNS
2 41 (11.20%) Firewall
3 37 (10.11%) DHCP
4 35 (9.56%) Skype
5 26 (7.10%) LAN
5 26 (7.10%) WAN
6 15 (4.10%) VPN
7 14 (3.83%) TCP/IP
8 13 (3.55%) SAN
9 10 (2.73%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (2.73%) Internet
9 10 (2.73%) Network Security
9 10 (2.73%) SMS
10 9 (2.46%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.64%) Intranet
11 6 (1.64%) VoIP
12 5 (1.37%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.37%) Extranet
12 5 (1.37%) LDAP
13 4 (1.09%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.27%) OLAP
6 1 (0.27%) Power BI
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.73%) JIRA
2 9 (2.46%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.55%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.27%) Gradle
5 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.27%) Maven
5 1 (0.27%) MSI
5 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (8.74%) Finance
2 23 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.46%) Marketing
5 8 (2.19%) Electronics
6 5 (1.37%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.82%) Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Billing
8 2 (0.55%) Law
8 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (17.76%) Analyst
2 54 (14.75%) Support Engineer
3 39 (10.66%) Desktop Support
4 34 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (7.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 25 (6.83%) Administrator
8 23 (6.28%) Support Analyst
9 22 (6.01%) Service Analyst
9 22 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (5.74%) Architect
10 21 (5.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 21 (5.74%) IT Support
11 19 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 18 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 16 (4.37%) Active Directory Support
13 16 (4.37%) IT Engineer
14 14 (3.83%) Infrastructure Support
15 13 (3.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.92%) Web Services
2 8 (2.19%) .NET
3 6 (1.64%) SAML
4 4 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.82%) RESTful
6 2 (0.55%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.55%) CSS
6 2 (0.55%) HTML
6 2 (0.55%) JSON
6 2 (0.55%) Middleware
6 2 (0.55%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.27%) CSS3
7 1 (0.27%) HTML5
7 1 (0.27%) Java EE
7 1 (0.27%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.27%) REST
7 1 (0.27%) SOAP
7 1 (0.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (3.01%) Replication
3 10 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (1.64%) Animation
4 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.64%) PKI
5 5 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.37%) Clustering
5 5 (1.37%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.09%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.09%) iPad
6 4 (1.09%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.09%) Social Media
7 3 (0.82%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.82%) FMCG
7 3 (0.82%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.82%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 285 (77.87%) Windows
2 137 (37.43%) Windows Server
3 114 (31.15%) Windows 7
4 107 (29.23%) Windows 10
5 76 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (10.66%) Linux
8 25 (6.83%) Windows 8
9 15 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (3.55%) CentOS
11 9 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.19%) Unix
13 7 (1.91%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.64%) VMS
15 5 (1.37%) Android
15 5 (1.37%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.37%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.09%) Solaris
17 3 (0.82%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.03%) ITIL
2 47 (12.84%) Migration
3 26 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (4.37%) Problem Management
4 16 (4.37%) Service Delivery
5 11 (3.01%) Time Management
6 10 (2.73%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (2.73%) DevOps
6 10 (2.73%) Information Security
7 9 (2.46%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (2.46%) Identity Management
7 9 (2.46%) Incident Management
7 9 (2.46%) ITIL V3
8 8 (2.19%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (2.19%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (2.19%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (2.19%) Programme Management
8 8 (2.19%) Security Hardening
9 7 (1.91%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.57%) PowerShell
2 39 (10.66%) SQL
3 11 (3.01%) Python
3 11 (3.01%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.91%) Java
5 4 (1.09%) C#
6 3 (0.82%) C
7 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.55%) Groovy
7 2 (0.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.27%) Tcl
8 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.92%) DV Cleared
4 13 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.46%) CCIE
5 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.91%) Degree
7 5 (1.37%) NVQ Level 4
8 4 (1.09%) CCNA
8 4 (1.09%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.82%) CISSP
9 3 (0.82%) MCSE
9 3 (0.82%) SANS
10 2 (0.55%) CISM
10 2 (0.55%) ISEB
10 2 (0.55%) MCITP
10 2 (0.55%) MCSA
10 2 (0.55%) OSCP
11 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.19%) SLA
2 7 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) GDPR
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 30 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (7.10%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (3.83%) vSphere
5 10 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (2.19%) NFS
6 8 (2.19%) Samba
7 6 (1.64%) Docker
8 5 (1.37%) BitLocker
8 5 (1.37%) XenApp
9 4 (1.09%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.82%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.82%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.82%) XenServer
11 2 (0.55%) Firmware
11 2 (0.55%) IAG
11 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (12.57%) SCCM
2 16 (4.37%) SCOM
3 12 (3.28%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.73%) Puppet
5 8 (2.19%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (1.64%) Ansible
6 6 (1.64%) Nagios
6 6 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.37%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (1.37%) WSUS
8 4 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.09%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.82%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.55%) logstash
Vendors
1 145 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 87 (23.77%) VMware
3 39 (10.66%) Cisco
4 33 (9.02%) Citrix
5 20 (5.46%) HP
6 19 (5.19%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.01%) McAfee
8 9 (2.46%) Apple
8 9 (2.46%) EMC
8 9 (2.46%) SAP
8 9 (2.46%) Symantec
9 8 (2.19%) Dell
9 8 (2.19%) NetApp
9 8 (2.19%) Sophos
9 8 (2.19%) Veeam
10 7 (1.91%) IBM
10 7 (1.91%) Juniper
11 6 (1.64%) Google
11 6 (1.64%) Oracle
12 5 (1.37%) SolarWinds