The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cheltenham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 11 10 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +43
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 10.34% 9.72% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 42.86% 43.75% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £362 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
28 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 24.14% 22.22% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 13
Average daily rate £365 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) DHCP
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) SCCM
4 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
6 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) MS Office
8 4 (26.67%) SMS
8 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
9 3 (20.00%) Citrix
9 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
9 3 (20.00%) Service Management
9 3 (20.00%) Firewall
9 3 (20.00%) ITSM
9 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
9 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
9 3 (20.00%) AppSense
9 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (13.33%) vSphere
10 2 (13.33%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (13.33%) Acronis
10 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
10 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DHCP
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) SMS
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) Network Security
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (13.33%) MSI
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Service Management
1 3 (20.00%) ITSM
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (13.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) C
1 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) MCSA
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) AppSense
4 2 (13.33%) Acronis
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) 3Com
4 2 (13.33%) Veritas
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Dell