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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 55 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.65% 3.99% 3.92%
As % of the System Software category 71.43% 49.38% 44.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 15
Median daily rate £398 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £140 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £488 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 9
Median hourly rate £20.33 £21.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.44% +32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.50 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
77 81 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.11% 8.08% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 50 35
Median daily rate £400 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £235 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £538 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.85
% change year-on-year
- -5.04%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 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 +20 30 £380 +11.76% 4
Macclesfield +4 7 £600 - 4
Chester -5 3 £200 -42.85% 1
Runcorn +3 2 £399 -
Knutsford - 2 £423 - 1
Crewe 0 1 £180 - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 61 (69.32%) Windows
2 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
3 24 (27.27%) Migration
4 20 (22.73%) Windows Server
5 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
6 15 (17.05%) Linux
7 14 (15.91%) SQL
7 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
7 14 (15.91%) Citrix
7 14 (15.91%) Project Management
7 14 (15.91%) VMware
7 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (14.77%) Change Management
8 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (13.64%) Office 365
9 12 (13.64%) DHCP
9 12 (13.64%) SC Cleared
10 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (11.36%) SCCM
11 10 (11.36%) DNS
11 10 (11.36%) Oracle
11 10 (11.36%) ITIL
11 10 (11.36%) Identity Management
12 9 (10.23%) Blackberry
12 9 (10.23%) LAN
12 9 (10.23%) TOGAF
12 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
13 8 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.55%) CMS
2 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.55%) IIS
3 3 (3.41%) Apache
3 3 (3.41%) JBoss
3 3 (3.41%) nginx
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle 10gAS
3 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.14%) Confluence
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Office
2 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.64%) Office 365
3 7 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.55%) PaaS
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.41%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (3.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.41%) IaaS
5 3 (3.41%) SaaS
5 3 (3.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) DHCP
2 10 (11.36%) DNS
3 9 (10.23%) LAN
4 8 (9.09%) Firewall
4 8 (9.09%) WAN
5 6 (6.82%) Kerberos
5 6 (6.82%) LDAP
5 6 (6.82%) SSL
5 6 (6.82%) VPN
6 5 (5.68%) SAN
7 3 (3.41%) IPsec
7 3 (3.41%) NAS
7 3 (3.41%) SMTP
7 3 (3.41%) Wireless
8 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.27%) VLAN
8 2 (2.27%) VoIP
9 1 (1.14%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.14%) MPLS
9 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) DB2
2 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.14%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.68%) German Language
2 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Dutch Language
3 3 (3.41%) French Language
4 2 (2.27%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (17.05%) Architect
2 12 (13.64%) Analyst
3 9 (10.23%) Senior Architect
4 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) IT Support
6 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.68%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Consultant
7 4 (4.55%) Digital Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Digital Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) Middleware
1 5 (5.68%) SAML
2 4 (4.55%) HTML
2 4 (4.55%) JSON
3 3 (3.41%) boto
3 3 (3.41%) OAuth2
3 3 (3.41%) OpenID
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.41%) YAML
4 2 (2.27%) Web Services
5 1 (1.14%) .NET
5 1 (1.14%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.14%) Ajax
5 1 (1.14%) HTML5
5 1 (1.14%) JAAS
5 1 (1.14%) Java SE
5 1 (1.14%) jQuery
5 1 (1.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Blackberry
3 7 (7.95%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.82%) Biometrics
4 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.82%) NHS
4 6 (6.82%) Smartcard
5 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.68%) Smartphone
6 4 (4.55%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.41%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.41%) PKI
7 3 (3.41%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.27%) Replication
8 2 (2.27%) User Experience
9 1 (1.14%) Clustering
9 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (69.32%) Windows
2 20 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 15 (17.05%) Linux
4 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.95%) AIX
7 7 (7.95%) HPUX
7 7 (7.95%) Solaris
8 6 (6.82%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.82%) Windows Phone
8 6 (6.82%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.68%) Windows 10
10 4 (4.55%) Android
10 4 (4.55%) Unix
11 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.27%) Migration
2 14 (15.91%) Project Management
3 13 (14.77%) Change Management
4 10 (11.36%) Identity Management
4 10 (11.36%) ITIL
5 9 (10.23%) TOGAF
6 8 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 8 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 8 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 7 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.82%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.68%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.68%) DevOps
9 5 (5.68%) Service Management
10 4 (4.55%) Application Discovery
10 4 (4.55%) Change Control
10 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (3.41%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.91%) SQL
2 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.95%) Perl
3 7 (7.95%) Python
4 4 (4.55%) Java
5 3 (3.41%) VBScript
6 2 (2.27%) VB
6 2 (2.27%) VB6
7 1 (1.14%) Go
7 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) MCSE
3 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.41%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.27%) MCSA
5 2 (2.27%) MCTS
6 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.95%) XenApp
3 6 (6.82%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.41%) Docker
5 3 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.41%) vSphere
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.27%) VMware GSX
7 1 (1.14%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (4.55%) WSUS
3 3 (3.41%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.41%) Puppet
3 3 (3.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.27%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.27%) MOM
4 2 (2.27%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.27%) SCOM
4 2 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Salt
5 1 (1.14%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.91%) Citrix
2 14 (15.91%) VMware
3 10 (11.36%) Oracle
4 8 (9.09%) Symantec
5 7 (7.95%) Cisco
5 7 (7.95%) EMC
6 4 (4.55%) AppSense
6 4 (4.55%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) NetApp
7 3 (3.41%) Apple
7 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
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%) Sophos
8 2 (2.27%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.14%) Fujitsu
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