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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 47 23 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.09% 3.05% 5.65%
As % of the System Software category 62.67% 53.49% 54.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 12
Average daily rate £350 £325 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £271 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £14.92 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
75 43 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.12% 5.70% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 31
Average daily rate £313 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £299 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 32
Average hourly rate £21.25 £14.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -55.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 18 £250 -19.35% 6
Warrington -7 8 £450 +50.00% 3
Macclesfield -2 6 - - 4
Runcorn - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 65 (66.33%) Windows
2 49 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 36 (36.73%) Citrix
4 32 (32.65%) VMware
5 25 (25.51%) ITIL
6 24 (24.49%) Windows 7
7 23 (23.47%) Windows Server
8 21 (21.43%) Migration
9 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (19.39%) MS Exchange
11 18 (18.37%) DNS
11 18 (18.37%) Cisco
11 18 (18.37%) Hyper-V
11 18 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (17.35%) Windows XP
13 16 (16.33%) SCCM
13 16 (16.33%) Local Government
14 14 (14.29%) IBM
14 14 (14.29%) HP
14 14 (14.29%) WAN
15 13 (13.27%) Data Centre
16 12 (12.24%) Office 365
16 12 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (11.22%) SAN
17 11 (11.22%) VPN
17 11 (11.22%) DHCP
17 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
17 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (10.20%) MS Office

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 19 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.18%) Skype for Business
3 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.06%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.06%) IIS
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.02%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.20%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.24%) Office 365
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.06%) SoftLayer
4 2 (2.04%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.37%) DNS
2 14 (14.29%) WAN
3 11 (11.22%) DHCP
3 11 (11.22%) SAN
3 11 (11.22%) VPN
4 10 (10.20%) TCP/IP
5 9 (9.18%) Firewall
6 7 (7.14%) LAN
7 5 (5.10%) SSL
7 5 (5.10%) VoIP
8 4 (4.08%) Wireless
9 3 (3.06%) LDAP
9 3 (3.06%) NAS
9 3 (3.06%) VLAN
10 2 (2.04%) SMTP
11 1 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.02%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.02%) Skype
11 1 (1.02%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (16.33%) Local Government
2 10 (10.20%) Finance
3 6 (6.12%) Dutch Language
3 6 (6.12%) German Language
4 4 (4.08%) Banking
5 3 (3.06%) Advertising
5 3 (3.06%) French Language
5 3 (3.06%) Italian Language
5 3 (3.06%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 3 (3.06%) Russian Language
5 3 (3.06%) Turkish Language
6 1 (1.02%) Back Office
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (19.39%) Analyst
2 14 (14.29%) Architect
3 13 (13.27%) Consultant
3 13 (13.27%) Service Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) IT Architect
7 5 (5.10%) IT Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.08%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (4.08%) IT Support
8 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.18%) Blackberry
3 7 (7.14%) VCE vBlock
4 6 (6.12%) Clustering
4 6 (6.12%) FlexPod
5 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.06%) Google Search Appliance
7 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.04%) Handset
7 2 (2.04%) iPad
7 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.04%) PKI
7 2 (2.04%) Replication
7 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (66.33%) Windows
2 24 (24.49%) Windows 7
3 23 (23.47%) Windows Server
4 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (17.35%) Windows XP
6 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (9.18%) Windows 8
7 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (8.16%) Android
8 8 (8.16%) Apple iOS
8 8 (8.16%) HPUX
8 8 (8.16%) Solaris
9 7 (7.14%) AIX
9 7 (7.14%) Linux
10 3 (3.06%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.51%) ITIL
2 21 (21.43%) Migration
3 7 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (4.08%) ERP
4 4 (4.08%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.08%) ITIL V3
4 4 (4.08%) Project Management
4 4 (4.08%) Service Management
5 3 (3.06%) Document Management
5 3 (3.06%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.06%) High Availability
5 3 (3.06%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.06%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (2.04%) CRM
6 2 (2.04%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.04%) E-Procurement
6 2 (2.04%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.18%) PowerShell
1 9 (9.18%) SQL
2 2 (2.04%) C#
2 2 (2.04%) Perl
2 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.18%) MCSA
3 8 (8.16%) MCITP
4 7 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.04%) MCDST
7 2 (2.04%) MCP
7 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.02%) CCNA
8 1 (1.02%) CCNP
8 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (18.37%) Hyper-V
1 18 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.08%) vSphere
3 3 (3.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (3.06%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.06%) XenApp
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.04%) Postfix
4 2 (2.04%) Sendmail
4 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.04%) XenServer
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.02%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (16.33%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.02%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.02%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.02%) OpenView
3 1 (1.02%) SCOM
3 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.02%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (36.73%) Citrix
3 32 (32.65%) VMware
4 18 (18.37%) Cisco
5 14 (14.29%) HP
5 14 (14.29%) IBM
6 7 (7.14%) Dell
6 7 (7.14%) Sun
7 6 (6.12%) Juniper
8 5 (5.10%) Avaya
9 4 (4.08%) Intel Security
9 4 (4.08%) Oracle
9 4 (4.08%) Symantec
10 3 (3.06%) ATG
10 3 (3.06%) BT
10 3 (3.06%) Google
10 3 (3.06%) Teradata
11 2 (2.04%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.04%) Toshiba
11 2 (2.04%) Trustwave
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum £250.00 - £300.00 Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago