The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 9 24
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 25 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.14% 12.23% 7.62%
As % of the System Software category 53.19% 63.93% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 12
Average daily rate
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£225 £291 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% -35.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £150 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £15.88 £13.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.51% -45.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.45% -1.66%
Active Directory
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

System Software Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
47 61 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 9.67% 19.12% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 39
Average daily rate £263 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £157 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Gloucestershire region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Gloucestershire region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -2 10 £168 - 1
Cheltenham -17 4 £110 -72.50% 5
Cirencester -4 1 £130 -
Filton - - - -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 26 (52.00%) VMware
3 20 (40.00%) Citrix
4 19 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (32.00%) WAN
6 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
7 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (28.00%) LAN
9 13 (26.00%) DNS
9 13 (26.00%) Linux
9 13 (26.00%) MS Office
10 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
10 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
11 10 (20.00%) XenApp
11 10 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 10 (20.00%) DHCP
12 9 (18.00%) NetApp
12 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
13 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
13 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
13 8 (16.00%) Cisco
14 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
14 7 (14.00%) UNIX
14 7 (14.00%) HP
14 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
14 7 (14.00%) Finance
14 7 (14.00%) Migration
15 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 5 (10.00%) IIS
3 5 (10.00%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (4.00%) Lync
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) MediaWiki
4 2 (4.00%) Apache
4 2 (4.00%) nginx
4 2 (4.00%) Confluence
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Office
2 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) WAN
2 14 (28.00%) LAN
3 13 (26.00%) DNS
4 10 (20.00%) DHCP
5 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (10.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (8.00%) SAN
7 4 (8.00%) Internet
7 4 (8.00%) Firewall
8 2 (4.00%) IPsec
8 2 (4.00%) Network Security
8 2 (4.00%) OSPF
8 2 (4.00%) BGP
8 2 (4.00%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.00%) LDAP
8 2 (4.00%) VPN
8 2 (4.00%) IPv6
9 1 (2.00%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (2.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) MySQL
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (4.00%) Subversion
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
1 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.00%) Hudson
1 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Administrator
3 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Service Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (12.00%) Desktop Support
6 5 (10.00%) Server Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (6.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.00%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Replication
2 3 (6.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.00%) PDA
2 3 (6.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.00%) Wiki
4 1 (2.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (26.00%) Linux
5 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
6 10 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (14.00%) UNIX
8 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (4.00%) CentOS
10 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (4.00%) Debian
10 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
10 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
11 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
11 1 (2.00%) VMS
11 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (14.00%) Migration
2 5 (10.00%) Service Management
2 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (8.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.00%) ITIL
5 2 (4.00%) Change Management
5 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.00%) Scrum
5 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.00%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.00%) DevOps
5 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.00%) Build Automation
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
1 3 (6.00%) C
2 2 (4.00%) Java
2 2 (4.00%) Perl
2 2 (4.00%) VBScript
2 2 (4.00%) VB
2 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) MCSE
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.00%) CCNA
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.00%) MCP
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.00%) MCITP
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 19 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (20.00%) XenApp
3 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (4.00%) XenServer
5 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.00%) Postfix
5 2 (4.00%) Firmware
5 2 (4.00%) ISA Server
5 2 (4.00%) Samba
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.00%) ZABBIX
3 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) VMware
2 20 (40.00%) Citrix
3 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.00%) NetApp
5 8 (16.00%) Cisco
6 7 (14.00%) HP
7 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle
8 2 (4.00%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.00%) Remedy
9 1 (2.00%) F5
9 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint