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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 29 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.02% 4.88% 9.24%
As % of the System Software category 45.83% 33.93% 63.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 15
Average daily rate
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£210 £328 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.87% +5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £206 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £529 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £14.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £24.60 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
48 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.96% 14.40% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 18
Average daily rate £420 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £295 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £15.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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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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 +12 12 £293 +3.53% 1
Cheltenham -7 4 £415 +32.80% 2
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (48.94%) VMware
3 18 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (38.30%) Windows 7
4 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
5 15 (31.91%) Citrix
5 15 (31.91%) DNS
6 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
7 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (21.28%) HP
9 9 (19.15%) Windows XP
9 9 (19.15%) DHCP
9 9 (19.15%) Linux
10 8 (17.02%) Clustering
10 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
10 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
10 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
10 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
11 7 (14.89%) vSphere
11 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
11 7 (14.89%) Cisco
11 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
11 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (12.77%) MS Office
12 6 (12.77%) UNIX
13 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
13 5 (10.64%) Firmware

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.38%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) Apache
5 2 (4.26%) nginx
5 2 (4.26%) Confluence
5 2 (4.26%) Eucalyptus
5 2 (4.26%) MediaWiki
5 2 (4.26%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.13%) Lync
6 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) DNS
2 9 (19.15%) DHCP
3 4 (8.51%) LAN
3 4 (8.51%) WAN
4 3 (6.38%) SAN
4 3 (6.38%) Firewall
5 2 (4.26%) IPsec
5 2 (4.26%) Network Security
5 2 (4.26%) NAS
5 2 (4.26%) OSPF
5 2 (4.26%) BGP
5 2 (4.26%) EIGRP
5 2 (4.26%) IPv6
5 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.26%) VPN
5 2 (4.26%) LDAP
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Subversion
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.26%) Hudson
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Ant
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Support Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support
3 6 (12.77%) Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 2 (4.26%) IT Support
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Clustering
1 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.26%) Replication
2 2 (4.26%) Wiki
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) FMCG
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (38.30%) Windows 7
4 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (19.15%) Windows XP
6 9 (19.15%) Linux
7 6 (12.77%) UNIX
8 2 (4.26%) CentOS
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.26%) Windows NT
8 2 (4.26%) Debian
8 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.13%) VMS
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (8.51%) Migration
2 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
4 2 (4.26%) Service Management
4 2 (4.26%) Build Automation
4 2 (4.26%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.26%) DevOps
4 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.13%) Line Management
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.38%) MCTS
5 3 (6.38%) MCITP
6 2 (4.26%) CCNA
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
3 7 (14.89%) vSphere
4 5 (10.64%) Firmware
5 3 (6.38%) XenApp
5 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.26%) iptables
6 2 (4.26%) XenServer
6 2 (4.26%) Postfix
6 2 (4.26%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.26%) Samba
7 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) ZABBIX
2 2 (4.26%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) VMware
2 15 (31.91%) Citrix
3 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.28%) HP
5 7 (14.89%) Cisco
6 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.38%) Symantec
8 2 (4.26%) McAfee
8 2 (4.26%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.26%) Websense
8 2 (4.26%) TOWER Software
8 2 (4.26%) EMC
8 2 (4.26%) Juniper
8 2 (4.26%) NetApp
9 1 (2.13%) Veritas
9 1 (2.13%) Lotus
9 1 (2.13%) SAP
9 1 (2.13%) Acronis
9 1 (2.13%) Sophos