The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 23 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 47 57 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.04% 5.93% 11.72%
As % of the System Software category 68.12% 50.89% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 39
Median daily rate £345 £320 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £620 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 21
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £10.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.05 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £18.78 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Active Directory
North 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 Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
69 112 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.87% 11.64% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 65 47
Median daily rate £365 £358 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% +36.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £215 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £613 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.17 £10.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.74% +40.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.35 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £35.00 £23.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Warrington +13 27 £400 -14.89% 2
Chester -15 9 £205 -31.66% 3
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
Wilmslow - 1 - - 3
Winsford - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 102 (80.31%) Windows
2 68 (53.54%) Microsoft
3 55 (43.31%) SCCM
4 54 (42.52%) Migration
5 52 (40.94%) Security Cleared
6 51 (40.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (39.37%) Windows Server
8 46 (36.22%) Citrix
9 45 (35.43%) PowerShell
10 42 (33.07%) SC Cleared
11 40 (31.50%) SCOM
12 31 (24.41%) Software Engineering
13 30 (23.62%) Test Automation
13 30 (23.62%) VMware
13 30 (23.62%) Linux
14 29 (22.83%) MS Exchange
15 27 (21.26%) SQL
16 26 (20.47%) SharePoint
17 25 (19.69%) DHCP
18 24 (18.90%) VMware Infrastructure
19 23 (18.11%) Skype for Business
19 23 (18.11%) Skype
20 22 (17.32%) Data Migration
21 21 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 20 (15.75%) Oracle
23 19 (14.96%) MS Office
23 19 (14.96%) EMC
23 19 (14.96%) Windows 10
24 18 (14.17%) Data Centre
24 18 (14.17%) AIX

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 29 (22.83%) MS Exchange
2 26 (20.47%) SharePoint
3 23 (18.11%) Skype for Business
4 16 (12.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.15%) IIS
6 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.57%) Apache
7 2 (1.57%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.57%) JBoss
7 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (14.96%) MS Office
2 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.45%) Office 365
3 6 (4.72%) IaaS
3 6 (4.72%) SaaS
4 5 (3.94%) PaaS
5 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.57%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.69%) DHCP
2 23 (18.11%) Skype
3 13 (10.24%) DNS
4 9 (7.09%) SAN
5 6 (4.72%) Firewall
6 5 (3.94%) Internet
6 5 (3.94%) WAN
7 4 (3.15%) LAN
7 4 (3.15%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.15%) Wireless
8 3 (2.36%) SSL
8 3 (2.36%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.36%) VoIP
9 2 (1.57%) Network Security
9 2 (1.57%) PCoIP
9 2 (1.57%) SMTP
9 2 (1.57%) Softphone
9 2 (1.57%) VPN
10 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.39%) DB2
2 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.09%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.15%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (7.87%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) German Language
2 7 (5.51%) Local Government
3 6 (4.72%) French Language
4 5 (3.94%) Dutch Language
4 5 (3.94%) Italian Language
5 4 (3.15%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (1.57%) Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (21.26%) Architect
2 13 (10.24%) Analyst
3 12 (9.45%) Designer
4 10 (7.87%) Service Analyst
4 10 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (6.30%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.51%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) AIX Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Lead Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.15%) Active Directory Architect
9 4 (3.15%) Administrator
9 4 (3.15%) Consultant
9 4 (3.15%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.15%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) .NET
2 3 (2.36%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.36%) Middleware
3 2 (1.57%) JSP
3 2 (1.57%) LAMP
3 2 (1.57%) WAMP
3 2 (1.57%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.79%) CSS
4 1 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.60%) Mainframe
3 7 (5.51%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.51%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.94%) PKI
5 4 (3.15%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.57%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.57%) PMI
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.79%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.79%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.79%) Informatics
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 102 (80.31%) Windows
2 51 (40.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 50 (39.37%) Windows Server
4 30 (23.62%) Linux
5 21 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (14.96%) Windows 10
7 18 (14.17%) AIX
8 17 (13.39%) HPUX
8 17 (13.39%) Solaris
9 14 (11.02%) Windows 8
10 13 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (8.66%) Windows 7
11 11 (8.66%) Windows XP
12 10 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (6.30%) Unix
14 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
15 3 (2.36%) Mac OS
15 3 (2.36%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.79%) Android
16 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.52%) Migration
2 31 (24.41%) Software Engineering
3 30 (23.62%) Test Automation
4 22 (17.32%) Data Migration
5 13 (10.24%) ITIL
6 10 (7.87%) Identity Management
7 8 (6.30%) Project Management
8 6 (4.72%) Application Packaging
9 5 (3.94%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 4 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.15%) Records Management
10 4 (3.15%) Service Management
10 4 (3.15%) Storage Virtualisation
10 4 (3.15%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (2.36%) Change Management
11 3 (2.36%) ERP
11 3 (2.36%) Incident Management
11 3 (2.36%) Load Balancing
11 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.43%) PowerShell
2 27 (21.26%) SQL
3 3 (2.36%) Java
3 3 (2.36%) PHP
4 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.57%) C#
4 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.79%) C
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
5 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (40.94%) Security Cleared
2 42 (33.07%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.72%) MCITP
5 5 (3.94%) MCSA
6 4 (3.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.36%) MCTS
8 2 (1.57%) CCNP
8 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.57%) MCP
8 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.57%) RHCE
9 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.79%) CCIE
9 1 (0.79%) CCNA
9 1 (0.79%) CCSP
9 1 (0.79%) Degree
9 1 (0.79%) HND
9 1 (0.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (18.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.45%) vSphere
3 10 (7.87%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.15%) XenApp
5 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.57%) Postfix
6 2 (1.57%) UAG
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.79%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 55 (43.31%) SCCM
2 40 (31.50%) SCOM
3 6 (4.72%) Puppet
4 5 (3.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (3.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.15%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.57%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.57%) vRealize
8 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (53.54%) Microsoft
2 46 (36.22%) Citrix
3 30 (23.62%) VMware
4 20 (15.75%) Oracle
5 19 (14.96%) EMC
6 10 (7.87%) HP
7 9 (7.09%) Cisco
8 7 (5.51%) IBM
9 3 (2.36%) Apple
9 3 (2.36%) AppSense
10 2 (1.57%) ATG
10 2 (1.57%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.57%) Brocade
10 2 (1.57%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.57%) Lotus
10 2 (1.57%) NetApp
10 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.57%) Reuters
10 2 (1.57%) Symantec
10 2 (1.57%) Teradata