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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 17 30 14
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 44 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 9.13% 4.79% 8.98%
As % of the System Software category 51.16% 47.73% 62.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 21
Median daily rate £350 £210 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £158 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £266
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +12.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Median hourly rate £13.23 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.32 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £18.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +3.44%
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
86 44 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 17.84% 10.05% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 36
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £175 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Median hourly rate £13.23 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.61% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.34 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +8 10 £300 -27.71% 1
Gloucester -2 8 £450 +53.84% 4
Active Directory
South West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 62 (73.81%) Windows
2 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 30 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 28 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 24 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 18 (21.43%) Citrix
5 18 (21.43%) DNS
6 17 (20.24%) VMware
7 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (17.86%) SQL
9 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 12 (14.29%) DV Cleared
10 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 12 (14.29%) DHCP
11 11 (13.10%) SharePoint
11 11 (13.10%) Migration
12 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
12 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
12 10 (11.90%) ITIL
12 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (10.71%) SLA
13 9 (10.71%) SC Cleared
13 9 (10.71%) Windows 10
13 9 (10.71%) Office 365
14 8 (9.52%) Windows 8
14 8 (9.52%) SCCM
14 8 (9.52%) Cisco
14 8 (9.52%) IBM
14 8 (9.52%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 11 (13.10%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.33%) IBM Notes
4 5 (5.95%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.38%) GroupWise
7 2 (2.38%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.52%) MS Office
3 4 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Office 365
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) DNS
2 12 (14.29%) DHCP
3 7 (8.33%) Internet
3 7 (8.33%) LAN
3 7 (8.33%) WAN
4 5 (5.95%) VoIP
4 5 (5.95%) VPN
5 4 (4.76%) Firewall
5 4 (4.76%) OpenVPN
6 3 (3.57%) Skype
6 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.38%) IMAP4
7 2 (2.38%) POP3
7 2 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.38%) SMTP
7 2 (2.38%) SSL
8 1 (1.19%) Network Security
8 1 (1.19%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) Support Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 14 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 13 (15.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 13 (15.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (15.48%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 11 (13.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (13.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (13.10%) Consultant
7 8 (9.52%) Active Directory Consultant
8 7 (8.33%) Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Support
11 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (1.19%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) CSS
2 1 (1.19%) jQuery
2 1 (1.19%) Middleware
2 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Replication
2 3 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.38%) Clustering
3 2 (2.38%) CMDB
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.38%) iPhone
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.19%) Handset
4 1 (1.19%) NHS
4 1 (1.19%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 62 (73.81%) Windows
2 30 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 28 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.71%) Windows 10
8 8 (9.52%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.76%) Linux
9 4 (4.76%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.38%) Unix
11 1 (1.19%) Android
11 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.10%) Migration
2 10 (11.90%) ITIL
3 5 (5.95%) Server Building
3 5 (5.95%) Service Management
4 4 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 4 (4.76%) Identity Management
4 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (4.76%) ITIL V3
4 4 (4.76%) ITSM
4 4 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.57%) Change Management
6 2 (2.38%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.38%) Software Licensing
6 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.19%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) SQL
2 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.57%) VBScript
4 2 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) Java
5 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) Perl
5 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 9 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.57%) DBS Check
5 3 (3.57%) MCP
5 3 (3.57%) MCTS
6 2 (2.38%) CCNA
6 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.38%) MCITP
7 1 (1.19%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.19%) ISEB
7 1 (1.19%) MCAD
7 1 (1.19%) MCDST
7 1 (1.19%) MCSD
7 1 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) vSphere
1 7 (8.33%) XenApp
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 4 (4.76%) BitLocker
3 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.76%) UAG
3 4 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.38%) Firmware
4 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) EdgeSight
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.19%) DameWare
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.19%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.19%) SCOM
3 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.19%) SCSM
3 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.43%) Citrix
3 17 (20.24%) VMware
4 8 (9.52%) Cisco
4 8 (9.52%) HP
4 8 (9.52%) IBM
5 5 (5.95%) Apple
5 5 (5.95%) Sophos
6 4 (4.76%) AppSense
6 4 (4.76%) Canon
6 4 (4.76%) Dell
7 3 (3.57%) Lotus
8 2 (2.38%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.38%) Novell
9 1 (1.19%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.19%) Red Hat