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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 25 12
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 14 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 14.74% 3.92% 6.45%
As % of the System Software category 70.00% 42.86% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £110 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.07% -1.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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
20 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 21.05% 9.15% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
Average daily rate £300 £386 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.33% -3.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
3 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 13 (46.43%) VMware
4 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
5 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
5 9 (32.14%) HP
6 8 (28.57%) DNS
7 7 (25.00%) Cisco
7 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (25.00%) DHCP
7 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (21.43%) Citrix
9 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
10 4 (14.29%) HP Storage
10 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (14.29%) MS Office
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (10.71%) SAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (3.57%) JBoss
5 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) DNS
2 7 (25.00%) DHCP
3 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) SAN
5 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) BGP
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.57%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (3.57%) HTTP
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) LDAP
6 1 (3.57%) MPLS
6 1 (3.57%) OSPF
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) VRRP
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (17.86%) Administrator
1 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) NOC Technician
3 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Support Technician
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) Java EE
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 4 (14.29%) HP Storage
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
3 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Unix
8 1 (3.57%) HPUX
8 1 (3.57%) Solaris
8 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
3 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.57%) High Availability
4 1 (3.57%) Information Security
4 1 (3.57%) Kanban
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Scrum
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) SOA
4 1 (3.57%) Time Management
4 1 (3.57%) Wealth Management
4 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.71%) CCNA
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.14%) MCSE
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CCIE
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) MCAD
6 1 (3.57%) MCITP
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSD
6 1 (3.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) Firmware
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) HP
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) Dell
5 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 2 (7.14%) Veeam
6 1 (3.57%) Draytek
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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