The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cheshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 60 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.14% 5.15% 4.61%
As % of the System Software category 61.22% 44.71% 49.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 13
Average daily rate £270 £205 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -36.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 4
Average hourly rate £18.03 £14.35 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.68% +2.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £11.20 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £48.00 £16.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
98 85 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.67% 11.52% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 29
Average daily rate £270 £250 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -29.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 15 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% +25.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £12.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 27 £125 -
Runcorn -1 7 £270 -
Knutsford +8 5 £250 +13.89% 3
Warrington -6 4 £275 +103.70% 7
Macclesfield +5 1 - - 1
Nantwich - 1 £320 - 1
Northwich - 1 - - 2
Widnes - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 93 (80.17%) Windows
2 52 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 48 (41.38%) Citrix
4 47 (40.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (37.93%) Microsoft
6 37 (31.90%) VMware
7 34 (29.31%) XenApp
8 28 (24.14%) Windows 7
8 28 (24.14%) Migration
9 25 (21.55%) Local Government
10 24 (20.69%) SCCM
11 21 (18.10%) MS Excel
12 20 (17.24%) ITIL
12 20 (17.24%) LAN
12 20 (17.24%) WAN
12 20 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (15.52%) MS Office
13 18 (15.52%) VB
13 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
14 17 (14.66%) IIS
14 17 (14.66%) MS Exchange
14 17 (14.66%) SCOM
15 16 (13.79%) VBScript
15 16 (13.79%) Windows XP
16 15 (12.93%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (12.93%) AppSense
16 15 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (12.07%) DHCP
18 13 (11.21%) DNS
19 12 (10.34%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (14.66%) IIS
1 17 (14.66%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.45%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.86%) Lync
6 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (18.10%) MS Excel
2 18 (15.52%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.24%) LAN
1 20 (17.24%) WAN
2 14 (12.07%) DHCP
3 13 (11.21%) DNS
4 11 (9.48%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.62%) SAN
6 6 (5.17%) Internet
6 6 (5.17%) Firewall
6 6 (5.17%) VLAN
7 4 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (3.45%) SMS
8 3 (2.59%) VPN
8 3 (2.59%) LDAP
9 2 (1.72%) VoIP
9 2 (1.72%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.72%) Wireless
10 1 (0.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.59%) MSI
3 2 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 25 (21.55%) Local Government
2 11 (9.48%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.59%) Publishing
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (13.79%) Analyst
2 12 (10.34%) Applications Packager
3 10 (8.62%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (6.90%) Consultant
5 7 (6.03%) Server Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.31%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.31%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) ICT Technician
7 5 (4.31%) ICT Support Technician
8 4 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.45%) Architect
8 4 (3.45%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.59%) JSON
2 3 (2.59%) REST
3 2 (1.72%) CSS3
3 2 (1.72%) HTML5
3 2 (1.72%) Ajax
3 2 (1.72%) Java EE
3 2 (1.72%) jQuery
3 2 (1.72%) HTML
3 2 (1.72%) CSS
3 2 (1.72%) Web Services
3 2 (1.72%) XML
3 2 (1.72%) DOM
4 1 (0.86%) Middleware
4 1 (0.86%) OAuth
4 1 (0.86%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) Clustering
2 6 (5.17%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.17%) PKI
3 5 (4.31%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.31%) NHS
4 2 (1.72%) CESG
4 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.86%) Replication
5 1 (0.86%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (80.17%) Windows
2 52 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 47 (40.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (24.14%) Windows 7
5 16 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 15 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.90%) UNIX
8 3 (2.59%) Linux
8 3 (2.59%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.72%) AIX
9 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.14%) Migration
2 20 (17.24%) ITIL
3 11 (9.48%) Compatibility Testing
4 6 (5.17%) Release Management
4 6 (5.17%) Software Deployment
4 6 (5.17%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 4 (3.45%) Information Security
5 4 (3.45%) Project Management
6 3 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.59%) Change Management
6 3 (2.59%) Identity Management
7 2 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.72%) Business Analysis
7 2 (1.72%) Security Management
7 2 (1.72%) Risk Management
7 2 (1.72%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.72%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (1.72%) Time Management
7 2 (1.72%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.52%) VB
2 16 (13.79%) VBScript
3 12 (10.34%) PowerShell
4 11 (9.48%) SQL
5 3 (2.59%) Java
5 3 (2.59%) LINC
6 2 (1.72%) XPath
6 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 12 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.59%) MCITP
4 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.72%) CISA
4 2 (1.72%) GIAC
4 2 (1.72%) CISSP
4 2 (1.72%) MCP
4 2 (1.72%) MCSE
4 2 (1.72%) MCSA
5 1 (0.86%) CCNP
5 1 (0.86%) ISEB
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.86%) PMP
5 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (29.31%) XenApp
2 20 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (5.17%) vSphere
7 4 (3.45%) XenServer
8 2 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.86%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (20.69%) SCCM
2 17 (14.66%) SCOM
3 4 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (2.59%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.72%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (1.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (41.38%) Citrix
2 44 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 37 (31.90%) VMware
4 15 (12.93%) AppSense
5 5 (4.31%) Cisco
6 4 (3.45%) McAfee
6 4 (3.45%) Symantec
6 4 (3.45%) Cyber-Ark
6 4 (3.45%) Lotus
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle
8 2 (1.72%) SAP
8 2 (1.72%) JBoss
8 2 (1.72%) HP
8 2 (1.72%) Spiceworks
9 1 (0.86%) Altiris
9 1 (0.86%) Remedy
9 1 (0.86%) Dell
9 1 (0.86%) Apple
9 1 (0.86%) Juniper
9 1 (0.86%) CA
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