The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 15 23
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 12.82% 8.13% 2.86%
As % of the System Software category 83.33% 43.48% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £250 £300 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -27.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £190 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £340 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £12.74 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12 23 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 15.38% 18.70% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 15
Median daily rate £265 £308 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.82% -27.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £12.74 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Cheltenham

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Cheltenham

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Cheltenham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 7 (38.89%) Citrix
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (16.67%) Office 365
8 2 (11.11%) SCCM
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco
8 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 1 (5.56%) Puppet
9 1 (5.56%) High Availability
9 1 (5.56%) OpenVZ
9 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (5.56%) Email Migration
9 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (5.56%) MySQL
9 1 (5.56%) IIS
9 1 (5.56%) HP
9 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (5.56%) GroupWise

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) GroupWise
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Build Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) OpenVZ
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) Email Migration
1 1 (5.56%) High Availability
1 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Citrix
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) VMware