The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.72% 8.00% 1.14%
As % of the System Software category 57.14% 85.71% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £312 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £279 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.44% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

System Software Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
14 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 11.76% 9.33% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 0
Average daily rate £269 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (16.67%) Altiris
5 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Sophos
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) McAfee
5 2 (16.67%) ClearCase
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Documentum
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Teamcenter
1 1 (8.33%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) ReportNet
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Security Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) Sophos
3 2 (16.67%) Altiris
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Informatica
4 1 (8.33%) webMethods
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Cognos
4 1 (8.33%) Siebel
4 1 (8.33%) Teradata