The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 3 months to 28 April 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 8 14
Rank change year-on-year -25 +6  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 29 73 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.40% 10.99% 9.35%
As % of the System Software category 46.03% 83.91% 75.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 18
Median daily rate £266 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.73% +1.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £110 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £516 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £315 £300
% change year-on-year -3.09% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 14
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -18.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 63 87 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 9.56% 13.10% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 26
Median daily rate £350 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £140 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.25 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.87% -4.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Wiltshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Wiltshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Wiltshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Wiltshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Wiltshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Wiltshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -20 11 £296 -10.22% 4
Salisbury -1 3 £365 -14.11%
Melksham 0 1 - -
Chippenham -2 1 - -
Corsham -11 1 - -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 57 (76.00%) Windows
2 25 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
4 20 (26.67%) VMware
5 18 (24.00%) Windows 7
6 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
7 15 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 14 (18.67%) Firewall
9 13 (17.33%) ITIL
9 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
10 12 (16.00%) Linux
10 12 (16.00%) Oracle
10 12 (16.00%) Finance
10 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (14.67%) Office 365
11 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (14.67%) Migration
11 11 (14.67%) LAN
11 11 (14.67%) WAN
12 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
13 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (12.00%) Windows 10
13 9 (12.00%) Citrix
14 8 (10.67%) Red Hat
14 8 (10.67%) VPN
14 8 (10.67%) Java
14 8 (10.67%) .NET

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 15 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.67%) Confluence
4 7 (9.33%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (8.00%) IIS
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.33%) Apache
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.67%) Office 365
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.67%) Firewall
2 11 (14.67%) LAN
2 11 (14.67%) WAN
3 8 (10.67%) VPN
4 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.00%) DNS
5 6 (8.00%) NetScaler
6 5 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (6.67%) Network Security
6 5 (6.67%) SSL
6 5 (6.67%) Wireless
7 4 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.33%) Internet
9 1 (1.33%) IPsec
9 1 (1.33%) NAS
9 1 (1.33%) SAN
9 1 (1.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.33%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) FileMaker
4 1 (1.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) JIRA
2 7 (9.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.33%) Redmine
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Military
4 2 (2.67%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) IT Support
3 8 (10.67%) Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Java Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 7 (9.33%) WebOps Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (9.33%) WebCenter
3 6 (8.00%) AppFabric
3 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.00%) WCF
4 4 (5.33%) Web Services
5 3 (4.00%) SailPoint
6 2 (2.67%) LAMP
7 1 (1.33%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (1.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) CMDB
3 3 (4.00%) Replication
4 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.67%) PKI
4 2 (2.67%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 57 (76.00%) Windows
2 25 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 18 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 12 (16.00%) Linux
4 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (12.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (9.33%) Amazon Linux
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.33%) AIX
9 1 (1.33%) Android
9 1 (1.33%) CentOS
9 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) ITIL
2 11 (14.67%) Migration
3 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.67%) DevOps
4 8 (10.67%) Information Security
5 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (9.33%) Database Tuning
5 7 (9.33%) Microservices
5 7 (9.33%) Performance Testing
5 7 (9.33%) Web Development
5 7 (9.33%) Web Operations
6 6 (8.00%) Data Protection
6 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (8.00%) Test Planning
7 5 (6.67%) Data Encryption
7 5 (6.67%) Defect Management
7 5 (6.67%) SIEM
7 5 (6.67%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) Java
2 1 (1.33%) Perl
2 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) ISEB
3 6 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.00%) SANS
4 3 (4.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (4.00%) CISM
4 3 (4.00%) CREST Certified
4 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.33%) QA
4 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.33%) Docker
3 5 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.67%) Snort
4 2 (2.67%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.33%) pfSense
5 1 (1.33%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Ansible
1 7 (9.33%) Icinga
1 7 (9.33%) Kibana
1 7 (9.33%) logstash
2 6 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.67%) SCCM
6 1 (1.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.67%) VMware
3 12 (16.00%) Oracle
4 9 (12.00%) Citrix
5 8 (10.67%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.33%) Atlassian
7 6 (8.00%) Cisco
7 6 (8.00%) Intel Security
7 6 (8.00%) Juniper
8 5 (6.67%) Aruba
8 5 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.67%) SAP
8 5 (6.67%) Sourcefire
9 4 (5.33%) HP
9 4 (5.33%) Pegasus
9 4 (5.33%) QAD
10 3 (4.00%) Dell
11 2 (2.67%) Apple
12 1 (1.33%) CA
12 1 (1.33%) Sophos