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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 48 29 17
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 21 48 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.92% 5.30% 7.95%
As % of the System Software category 47.73% 56.47% 54.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £264 £181
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +45.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £169 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £361 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £31.56 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -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
44 85 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.13% 9.39% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 43
Average daily rate £388 £309 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.25% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £223 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 21
Average hourly rate £14.35 £31.56 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.53% +19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 29 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 6 £310 +3.33% 2
Warrington -9 3 £300 +9.09% 3
Macclesfield +6 1 £203 - 1
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Lymm - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 62 (89.86%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 23 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (31.88%) Citrix
5 22 (31.88%) MS Exchange
6 20 (28.99%) Windows 7
7 19 (27.54%) TCP/IP
8 18 (26.09%) VMware
9 16 (23.19%) DNS
9 16 (23.19%) PowerShell
10 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
10 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
11 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
12 13 (18.84%) IIS
13 12 (17.39%) MS Office
13 12 (17.39%) ITIL
13 12 (17.39%) SCCM
14 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
14 11 (15.94%) Clustering
15 10 (14.49%) Local Government
15 10 (14.49%) Finance
15 10 (14.49%) SQL
15 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (13.04%) XenApp

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 22 (31.88%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.84%) IIS
3 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
4 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (7.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.90%) Lync
8 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.54%) TCP/IP
2 16 (23.19%) DNS
3 7 (10.14%) LAN
3 7 (10.14%) WAN
4 6 (8.70%) VPN
4 6 (8.70%) DHCP
4 6 (8.70%) SAN
5 5 (7.25%) Firewall
6 4 (5.80%) VLAN
6 4 (5.80%) LDAP
7 3 (4.35%) SSL
8 2 (2.90%) SMTP
8 2 (2.90%) SNMP
9 1 (1.45%) Internet
9 1 (1.45%) IPv4
9 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.45%) HTTP
9 1 (1.45%) SSH
9 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) AdminStudio
2 3 (4.35%) MSI
2 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 10 (14.49%) Local Government
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Dutch Language
3 2 (2.90%) French Language
3 2 (2.90%) German Language
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Service Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Administrator
3 8 (11.59%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (8.70%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Applications Packager
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.35%) Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Clustering
2 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Handset
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) iPhone
5 1 (1.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 62 (89.86%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (28.99%) Windows 7
5 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
6 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.25%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.80%) Linux
9 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.90%) Android
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
3 5 (7.25%) Service Management
4 4 (5.80%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.35%) Migration
6 2 (2.90%) High Availability
6 2 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.90%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (2.90%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.45%) Project Management
7 1 (1.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.45%) Scrum
7 1 (1.45%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.45%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.45%) DevOps
7 1 (1.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.49%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) VBScript
3 5 (7.25%) VB
4 2 (2.90%) Python
5 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) Java
5 1 (1.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.45%) Ruby
5 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.70%) MCITP
2 6 (8.70%) MCTS
2 6 (8.70%) MCSE
3 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) MCSA
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) CCNP
5 1 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (1.45%) MCP
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (13.04%) XenApp
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) vSphere
4 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.45%) NFS
5 1 (1.45%) Samba
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) SCCM
2 7 (10.14%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) MOM
4 1 (1.45%) Nagios
4 1 (1.45%) WSUS
4 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.45%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.45%) Opsview
4 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 22 (31.88%) Citrix
3 18 (26.09%) VMware
4 4 (5.80%) AppSense
4 4 (5.80%) Cisco
5 3 (4.35%) Symantec
5 3 (4.35%) McAfee
6 2 (2.90%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (2.90%) EMC
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle
6 2 (2.90%) Avaya
6 2 (2.90%) Juniper
7 1 (1.45%) Sophos
7 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.45%) CA
7 1 (1.45%) NetApp
7 1 (1.45%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.45%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.45%) Draytek
7 1 (1.45%) ArcSight
Warrington, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £160 to £160 per hour £160.00 Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago