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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 28 10
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -18
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 11 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 11.70% 1.41% 11.01%
As % of the System Software category 64.71% 50.00% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Median daily rate £125 £548 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-77.16% +36.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £548 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £548 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.25 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+4.56% -1.06%
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
17 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 18.09% 2.82% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 18
Median daily rate £300 £461 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.95% +26.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £392 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £530 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.25 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
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 5 May 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 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) VMware
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 12 (52.17%) HP
4 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
5 8 (34.78%) Windows 10
6 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
6 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
6 6 (26.09%) Citrix
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) DHCP
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
8 4 (17.39%) HP Storage
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
9 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 3 (13.04%) SAN
9 3 (13.04%) SQL
9 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
9 3 (13.04%) CCNA
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (8.70%) Symantec
10 2 (8.70%) Veeam
10 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (8.70%) Migration

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 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DHCP
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) 2nd Line Support
1 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Support
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 3 (13.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 3 (13.04%) NOC Technician
5 3 (13.04%) Support Technician
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) HP Storage
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
4 8 (34.78%) Windows 10
5 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Unix
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.35%) Change Management
2 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (4.35%) DevOps
2 1 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Kanban
2 1 (4.35%) Kernel Tuning
2 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (4.35%) Scrum
2 1 (4.35%) Security Auditing
2 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.35%) Service Management
2 1 (4.35%) SOA
2 1 (4.35%) Time Management
2 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNA
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCAD
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSD
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) MCTS
3 1 (4.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) Firmware
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) Veeam
6 1 (4.35%) Draytek
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.35%) Sophos
6 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard