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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.74% 5.00% 8.54%
As % of the System Software category 15.38% 60.00% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate
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£415 £313 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.80% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £167 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £543 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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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
26 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.81% 8.33% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 6
Average daily rate £435 £319 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.47% +0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £171 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £624 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) MCTS
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Firmware
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) TOWER Software

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Design Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCTS
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (50.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) TOWER Software