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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 25 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.07% 2.78% 7.63%
As % of the System Software category 33.33% 15.38% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Median daily rate £300 £415 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +8.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £214 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £454 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Active Directory
Gloucestershire

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
15 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 12.20% 18.06% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 8
Median daily rate £315 £435 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% +33.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £462 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016, 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 6 (37.50%) HP
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (12.50%) vSphere
8 2 (12.50%) SCCM
8 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco
9 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (6.25%) Clustering
9 1 (6.25%) Kernel Tuning
9 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
9 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (6.25%) Server Building

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (31.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (31.25%) Desktop Support
4 5 (31.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
7 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
1 1 (6.25%) Innovation Management
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL
1 1 (6.25%) Kernel Tuning
1 1 (6.25%) Migration
1 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (6.25%) Server Building
1 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Firmware
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Sophos