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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 28 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 38 58 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.80% 5.07% 7.85%
As % of the System Software category 59.38% 52.25% 73.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 25
Median daily rate £388 £346 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.99% +23.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £156 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £650 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 22
Median hourly rate £14.18 £12.50 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.44% -14.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.86 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -3.33%
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
64 111 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.09% 9.69% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 63 37
Median daily rate £425 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £235 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £530 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 24
Median hourly rate £14.86 £13.42 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% -27.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.07 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +8 20 £405 +13.28% 1
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Chester +2 2 - -
Winsford - 2 - -
Crewe +2 1 - - 5
Wilmslow -5 1 £200 - 1
Knutsford - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 78 (72.22%) Windows
2 44 (40.74%) Migration
3 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 40 (37.04%) Citrix
5 35 (32.41%) Security Cleared
6 27 (25.00%) Linux
7 25 (23.15%) Windows Server
8 24 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 23 (21.30%) SCCM
9 23 (21.30%) VMware
9 23 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (19.44%) SQL
11 20 (18.52%) DHCP
11 20 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (17.59%) EMC
12 19 (17.59%) Oracle
13 18 (16.67%) AIX
13 18 (16.67%) Office 365
14 17 (15.74%) Data Centre
14 17 (15.74%) HPUX
14 17 (15.74%) Solaris
14 17 (15.74%) DB2
14 17 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (14.81%) Mainframe
16 15 (13.89%) MS Exchange
16 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
18 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
18 12 (11.11%) ITIL

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 15 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.70%) CMS
4 4 (3.70%) IIS
5 2 (1.85%) Apache
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.85%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.85%) JBoss
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Office
2 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.67%) Office 365
2 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.63%) IaaS
4 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.70%) PaaS
4 4 (3.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.52%) DHCP
2 11 (10.19%) DNS
3 9 (8.33%) LAN
3 9 (8.33%) Skype
4 8 (7.41%) Firewall
4 8 (7.41%) WAN
5 7 (6.48%) SAN
6 5 (4.63%) Internet
6 5 (4.63%) Wireless
7 3 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.78%) SSL
7 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.85%) LDAP
8 2 (1.85%) PCoIP
8 2 (1.85%) Softphone
8 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.85%) VPN
9 1 (0.93%) MPLS
9 1 (0.93%) SMTP
9 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) DB2
2 7 (6.48%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (7.41%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) German Language
3 5 (4.63%) Dutch Language
3 5 (4.63%) French Language
4 4 (3.70%) Italian Language
4 4 (3.70%) Local Government
4 4 (3.70%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (1.85%) Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (23.15%) Architect
2 18 (16.67%) Analyst
3 11 (10.19%) Senior Architect
4 9 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 9 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Designer
7 6 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.63%) AIX Architect
8 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.63%) Lead Architect
8 5 (4.63%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.63%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.70%) Digital Architect
9 4 (3.70%) Digital Technical Architect
9 4 (3.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) Middleware
2 2 (1.85%) .NET
2 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.85%) JSP
2 2 (1.85%) LAMP
2 2 (1.85%) WAMP
3 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.93%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.81%) Mainframe
3 8 (7.41%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.41%) Thin Client
4 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.48%) PKI
5 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.70%) Biometrics
7 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.70%) Smartcard
8 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.78%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.85%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.85%) NHS
9 2 (1.85%) PMI
9 2 (1.85%) Replication
10 1 (0.93%) Clustering
10 1 (0.93%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 78 (72.22%) Windows
2 27 (25.00%) Linux
3 25 (23.15%) Windows Server
4 23 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (16.67%) AIX
7 17 (15.74%) HPUX
7 17 (15.74%) Solaris
8 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 11 (10.19%) Windows 10
10 11 (10.19%) Windows 8
10 11 (10.19%) Windows XP
11 8 (7.41%) Unix
12 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (2.78%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.93%) Android
15 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.74%) Migration
2 12 (11.11%) ITIL
2 12 (11.11%) Project Management
3 9 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 8 (7.41%) Change Management
5 7 (6.48%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.56%) Identity Management
6 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.56%) Service Management
7 5 (4.63%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (4.63%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.63%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (4.63%) Test Automation
7 5 (4.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (3.70%) Application Discovery
8 4 (3.70%) Application Packaging
8 4 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.70%) Storage Virtualisation
9 3 (2.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.44%) SQL
2 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.85%) Java
3 2 (1.85%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (32.41%) Security Cleared
2 24 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.70%) MCITP
4 4 (3.70%) MCSA
4 4 (3.70%) MCSE
4 4 (3.70%) MCTS
5 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.85%) CCNP
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.85%) MCP
5 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.85%) RHCE
6 1 (0.93%) CCIE
6 1 (0.93%) CCNA
6 1 (0.93%) CCSP
6 1 (0.93%) Degree
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.26%) XenApp
3 6 (5.56%) vSphere
4 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.63%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.85%) UAG
5 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.93%) Postfix
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (21.30%) SCCM
2 9 (8.33%) SCOM
3 6 (5.56%) Puppet
4 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.70%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.85%) NetApp OnCommand
6 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.85%) SmoothWall
6 2 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.85%) WSUS
7 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 40 (37.04%) Citrix
3 23 (21.30%) VMware
4 19 (17.59%) EMC
4 19 (17.59%) Oracle
5 8 (7.41%) HP
6 7 (6.48%) Cisco
7 6 (5.56%) AppSense
8 5 (4.63%) IBM
9 4 (3.70%) Symantec
10 2 (1.85%) Aruba
10 2 (1.85%) Avaya
10 2 (1.85%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.85%) Brocade
10 2 (1.85%) Juniper
10 2 (1.85%) Lotus
10 2 (1.85%) NetApp
10 2 (1.85%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.85%) Reuters