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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.94% 9.23% 10.00%
As % of the System Software category 63.16% 53.73% 46.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 14
Average daily rate
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£210 £375 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £419 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.38 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
38 67 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 7.82% 17.18% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 37
Average daily rate £363 £328 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% -27.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +10 13 £168 -9.45%
Cheltenham -20 2 £548 +36.87% 5
Cirencester - 1 - - 1
Filton - 1 - -
Stroud - - - -
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 45 (90.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) VMware
3 20 (40.00%) Citrix
4 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (32.00%) Windows 7
6 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (26.00%) Linux
8 12 (24.00%) WAN
9 10 (20.00%) DNS
9 10 (20.00%) MS Office
9 10 (20.00%) LAN
9 10 (20.00%) DV Cleared
10 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
10 9 (18.00%) NetApp
10 9 (18.00%) Windows XP
11 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
11 8 (16.00%) UNIX
11 8 (16.00%) HP
11 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
12 7 (14.00%) Finance
12 7 (14.00%) Migration
12 7 (14.00%) Cisco
12 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
12 7 (14.00%) DHCP
13 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
13 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 5 (10.00%) Eucalyptus
4 4 (8.00%) IIS
4 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.00%) MediaWiki
5 2 (4.00%) Apache
5 2 (4.00%) Lync
5 2 (4.00%) nginx
5 2 (4.00%) Confluence
6 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Office
2 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) WAN
2 10 (20.00%) LAN
2 10 (20.00%) DNS
3 7 (14.00%) DHCP
4 5 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 5 (10.00%) Firewall
5 4 (8.00%) SAN
5 4 (8.00%) Internet
6 2 (4.00%) OSPF
6 2 (4.00%) BGP
6 2 (4.00%) EIGRP
6 2 (4.00%) IPsec
6 2 (4.00%) Network Security
6 2 (4.00%) NAS
6 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 2 (4.00%) IPv6
6 2 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQLite
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
2 1 (2.00%) Ant
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (18.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Architect
3 7 (14.00%) Desktop Support
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Technical Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Administrator
5 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Replication
1 5 (10.00%) Clustering
1 5 (10.00%) Private Cloud
1 5 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.00%) PDA
3 2 (4.00%) Wiki
3 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (90.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (32.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (26.00%) Linux
6 9 (18.00%) Windows XP
7 8 (16.00%) UNIX
8 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (4.00%) CentOS
9 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.00%) Debian
9 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.00%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.00%) VMS
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (14.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.00%) Service Management
3 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.00%) Build Automation
4 2 (4.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.00%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.00%) DevOps
4 2 (4.00%) Scrum
4 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.00%) Line Management
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.00%) Project Management
5 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) Perl
3 2 (4.00%) VBScript
3 2 (4.00%) VB
3 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) MCP
5 2 (4.00%) MCSE
5 2 (4.00%) CCNA
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.00%) XenApp
4 5 (10.00%) vSphere
5 4 (8.00%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.00%) Firmware
7 2 (4.00%) XenServer
7 2 (4.00%) Samba
7 2 (4.00%) Postfix
7 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.00%) iptables
8 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) VMware
2 20 (40.00%) Citrix
3 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.00%) NetApp
5 8 (16.00%) HP
6 7 (14.00%) Cisco
7 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.00%) Symantec
9 2 (4.00%) McAfee
9 2 (4.00%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.00%) Websense
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle
9 2 (4.00%) EMC
9 2 (4.00%) Juniper
10 1 (2.00%) Veritas
10 1 (2.00%) Lotus
10 1 (2.00%) Acronis
10 1 (2.00%) Sophos