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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.42% 5.45% 4.30%
As % of the System Software category 38.46% 100.00% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£110 £115 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -71.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £252 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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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
13 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.90% 5.45% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Average daily rate £386 £115 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+235.86% -71.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £115 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £115 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (21.43%) XenApp
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 2 (14.29%) UNIX
7 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (14.29%) Linux
7 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
1 2 (14.29%) Eucalyptus
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Security Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Altiris
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) Sophos