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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.52% 6.67% 3.03%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 100.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £115 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -63.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.85%
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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 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 9.03% 6.67% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate £493 £115 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+328.26% -63.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £115 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £115 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) NetApp
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) UNIX
7 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (12.50%) Linux

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (12.50%) Eucalyptus
1 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.25%) Firewall
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Altiris
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Sophos