The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 24 April 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 35
Rank change year-on-year -3 +26  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 42 54 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 11.80% 11.54% 4.49%
As % of the System Software category 67.74% 66.67% 59.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 8
Median daily rate £165 £215 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.25% -34.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £125 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £475 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -2.97% +6.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -24.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.67 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.54 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 62 81 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 17.42% 17.31% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 21
Median daily rate £211 £169 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.18% -56.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £347
% change year-on-year +0.69% +3.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.86% -33.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.80 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £21.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Gloucestershire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory 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 24 April 2017. 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 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 +4 14 £120 -4.00% 4
Gloucester -10 12 £120 -9.43% 2
Cirencester - 1 £300 -
Active Directory
South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 52 (80.00%) Windows
2 28 (43.08%) Windows Server
3 25 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (33.85%) Windows 7
4 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
5 19 (29.23%) Security Cleared
6 18 (27.69%) VMware
7 17 (26.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (21.54%) Citrix
10 13 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 12 (18.46%) DHCP
11 12 (18.46%) Windows 8
12 11 (16.92%) DNS
12 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
12 11 (16.92%) SharePoint
12 11 (16.92%) DV Cleared
13 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
13 10 (15.38%) Office 365
14 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
14 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
15 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (12.31%) DBS Check
16 7 (10.77%) Windows 10
16 7 (10.77%) Apple
17 6 (9.23%) Internet
17 6 (9.23%) Mac OS X
17 6 (9.23%) Wireless
17 6 (9.23%) Change Control

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 (16.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (6.15%) Apache
6 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.62%) IIS
7 2 (3.08%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Office 365
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) DHCP
2 11 (16.92%) DNS
3 6 (9.23%) Internet
3 6 (9.23%) Wireless
4 5 (7.69%) LAN
4 5 (7.69%) WAN
5 4 (6.15%) Firewall
6 2 (3.08%) SAN
6 2 (3.08%) VLAN
6 2 (3.08%) VPN
6 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.54%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.54%) Skype
7 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Redis
3 2 (3.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) ReSharper
1 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.62%) Local Government
2 1 (1.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Support Engineer
2 12 (18.46%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Build Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Customer Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) .NET
1 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
1 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
1 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (4.62%) CSS
1 3 (4.62%) CSS3
1 3 (4.62%) HTML
1 3 (4.62%) HTML5
1 3 (4.62%) Kendo UI
1 3 (4.62%) SignalR
2 2 (3.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Driving Licence
1 3 (4.62%) User Experience
2 2 (3.08%) Clustering
2 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.54%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 52 (80.00%) Windows
2 28 (43.08%) Windows Server
3 25 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (33.85%) Windows 7
5 17 (26.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 12 (18.46%) Windows 8
9 7 (10.77%) Windows 10
10 6 (9.23%) Mac OS X
11 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
11 3 (4.62%) Windows Vista
12 2 (3.08%) Solaris
12 2 (3.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.23%) Change Control
1 6 (9.23%) Demand Management
2 4 (6.15%) Network Management
2 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
2 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (4.62%) CRM
3 3 (4.62%) MVC
3 3 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (4.62%) Scrum
3 3 (4.62%) Time Management
3 3 (4.62%) Unit Testing
4 2 (3.08%) Identity Management
4 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.08%) ITIL
4 2 (3.08%) Statistics
5 1 (1.54%) Change Management
5 1 (1.54%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
3 3 (4.62%) C#
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.92%) DV Cleared
3 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.31%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.54%) CCNA
5 1 (1.54%) CCNP
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.54%) MCSA
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.08%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.54%) UAG
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) NetBackup
1 4 (6.15%) Netcool
1 4 (6.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.62%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 18 (27.69%) VMware
3 14 (21.54%) Citrix
4 7 (10.77%) Apple
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco
5 5 (7.69%) HP
6 3 (4.62%) Veritas
7 2 (3.08%) EMC
7 2 (3.08%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.08%) Meridio
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle
7 2 (3.08%) Sophos
7 2 (3.08%) Symantec
8 1 (1.54%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.54%) Kofax
8 1 (1.54%) Remedy