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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Cheshire
Rank 13 34 33
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.20% 5.08% 4.77%
As % of the System Software category 75.00% 60.76% 58.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 11
Median daily rate £325 £313 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £239 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £519 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.84 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +37.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £35.00 £14.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%

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
48 79 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.60% 8.37% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 29
Median daily rate £300 £310 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £227 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

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 26 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 February 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
Warrington +34 15 £300 -33.33% 9
Chester -7 5 - - 6
Macclesfield -3 2 £600 - 1
Crewe - 1 £180 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 61 (69.32%) Windows
2 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
4 17 (19.32%) Migration
4 17 (19.32%) VMware
4 17 (19.32%) SCCM
5 14 (15.91%) Citrix
6 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (13.64%) Change Management
7 12 (13.64%) Identity Management
7 12 (13.64%) ITIL
7 12 (13.64%) MS Exchange
7 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (13.64%) Windows 7
8 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (12.50%) Blackberry
8 11 (12.50%) Office 365
8 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (11.36%) LAN
9 10 (11.36%) VPN
9 10 (11.36%) DNS
10 9 (10.23%) WAN
10 9 (10.23%) Project Management
10 9 (10.23%) PowerShell
10 9 (10.23%) Incident Management
10 9 (10.23%) Windows 10
10 9 (10.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 8 (9.09%) Data Centre
11 8 (9.09%) Problem Management

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 12 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.55%) CMS
3 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.41%) Apache
4 3 (3.41%) IIS
4 3 (3.41%) JBoss
4 3 (3.41%) nginx
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.14%) Confluence
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Office
2 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (12.50%) Office 365
2 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.68%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.55%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.27%) PaaS
7 1 (1.14%) IaaS
7 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.36%) DNS
1 10 (11.36%) LAN
1 10 (11.36%) VPN
2 9 (10.23%) WAN
3 8 (9.09%) Firewall
4 7 (7.95%) SSL
5 6 (6.82%) Kerberos
5 6 (6.82%) LDAP
6 4 (4.55%) DHCP
7 3 (3.41%) IPsec
7 3 (3.41%) NAS
7 3 (3.41%) SAN
7 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.41%) VLAN
8 2 (2.27%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.27%) Network Security
8 2 (2.27%) Skype
8 2 (2.27%) SMTP
8 2 (2.27%) Wireless
9 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.27%) MS Access
4 1 (1.14%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 8 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) German Language
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) French Language
4 1 (1.14%) Local Government
4 1 (1.14%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.14%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (14.77%) Analyst
2 11 (12.50%) Architect
3 7 (7.95%) Consultant
3 7 (7.95%) IT Support
3 7 (7.95%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Technical Architect
5 5 (5.68%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Active Directory Support
5 5 (5.68%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Senior Architect
5 5 (5.68%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) Support Technician
6 4 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Digital Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Digital Technical Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Exchange Support
6 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (4.55%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) HTML
1 5 (5.68%) JSON
1 5 (5.68%) SAML
2 4 (4.55%) boto
2 4 (4.55%) YAML
3 3 (3.41%) Middleware
3 3 (3.41%) OAuth2
3 3 (3.41%) OpenID
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.14%) .NET
4 1 (1.14%) Ajax
4 1 (1.14%) HTML5
4 1 (1.14%) JAAS
4 1 (1.14%) Java SE
4 1 (1.14%) jQuery
4 1 (1.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 8 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.82%) PKI
4 6 (6.82%) Smartcard
4 6 (6.82%) Smartphone
5 5 (5.68%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.55%) NHS
7 3 (3.41%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.41%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.27%) iPhone
8 2 (2.27%) Replication
8 2 (2.27%) User Experience
9 1 (1.14%) BYOD
9 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (69.32%) Windows
2 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.23%) Windows 10
6 7 (7.95%) Linux
6 7 (7.95%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.82%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.82%) Windows Phone
8 5 (5.68%) Android
9 4 (4.55%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.41%) Unix
11 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) Migration
2 12 (13.64%) Change Management
2 12 (13.64%) Identity Management
2 12 (13.64%) ITIL
3 9 (10.23%) Incident Management
3 9 (10.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 9 (10.23%) Project Management
4 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 8 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.95%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 6 (6.82%) Biometrics
6 6 (6.82%) DevOps
7 5 (5.68%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.68%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.68%) Service Management
7 5 (5.68%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.55%) Change Control
8 4 (4.55%) High Availability
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.09%) Perl
2 8 (9.09%) Python
3 4 (4.55%) Java
3 4 (4.55%) SQL
4 3 (3.41%) VBScript
5 2 (2.27%) VB
5 2 (2.27%) VB6
6 1 (1.14%) Go
6 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.55%) AWS Certification
5 3 (3.41%) MCSE
6 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.14%) Degree
6 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.82%) VMware ESX
3 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.55%) Docker
4 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (4.55%) XenApp
5 3 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.27%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.27%) VMware GSX
6 2 (2.27%) vSphere
7 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (19.32%) SCCM
2 5 (5.68%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.55%) Puppet
3 4 (4.55%) WSUS
4 3 (3.41%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.27%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.27%) MOM
5 2 (2.27%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.27%) Salt
5 2 (2.27%) SCOM
6 1 (1.14%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.14%) DameWare
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.14%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.32%) VMware
3 14 (15.91%) Citrix
4 6 (6.82%) Cisco
5 5 (5.68%) AppSense
5 5 (5.68%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) Apple
6 4 (4.55%) NetApp
6 4 (4.55%) Symantec
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle
8 2 (2.27%) Aruba
8 2 (2.27%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.27%) IronPort
8 2 (2.27%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.27%) Sophos
8 2 (2.27%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.14%) IBM
9 1 (1.14%) Lumension
9 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
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