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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 47 14 37
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 35 75 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.60% 9.58% 3.67%
As % of the System Software category 38.04% 72.82% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 5
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£298 £258 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.53% +17.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £181 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 10
Average hourly rate £14.35 £14.17 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £9.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £31.80 £18.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.08
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.98%
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
92 103 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.47% 13.15% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 38 26
Average daily rate £425 £255 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -14.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £318 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £9.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 -4 17 £450 +95.65% 5
Runcorn -3 2 - - 4
Warrington -13 2 £110 -60.00% 3
Macclesfield -4 1 - - 2
Crewe -7 1 - - 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 55 (76.39%) Windows
2 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
3 30 (41.67%) Citrix
4 24 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 23 (31.94%) MS Exchange
6 21 (29.17%) VMware
7 20 (27.78%) MS Office
7 20 (27.78%) Windows 7
8 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
10 12 (16.67%) Local Government
10 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 9 (12.50%) DNS
12 8 (11.11%) VPN
12 8 (11.11%) Migration
12 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
13 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (9.72%) Open Source
13 7 (9.72%) CSS3
13 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
13 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (9.72%) OAuth
13 7 (9.72%) SCCM
13 7 (9.72%) Wireless
13 7 (9.72%) Finance
13 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (9.72%) TOGAF
13 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 23 (31.94%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.78%) IIS
7 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (27.78%) MS Office
2 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 9 (12.50%) DNS
2 8 (11.11%) VPN
3 7 (9.72%) Wireless
4 6 (8.33%) DHCP
4 6 (8.33%) Firewall
5 4 (5.56%) Broadband
5 4 (5.56%) VLAN
6 3 (4.17%) LAN
6 3 (4.17%) WAN
6 3 (4.17%) SAN
7 1 (1.39%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.39%) NAS
7 1 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.39%) SSH
7 1 (1.39%) LDAP
7 1 (1.39%) SMTP
7 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MSI
1 1 (1.39%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (16.67%) Local Government
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
3 5 (6.94%) Dutch Language
3 5 (6.94%) German Language
4 4 (5.56%) Retail
4 4 (5.56%) Russian Language
4 4 (5.56%) French Language
5 3 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.78%) Turkish Language
6 2 (2.78%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.39%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Service Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Support Technician
7 4 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (5.56%) Applications Architect
7 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) IT Support
8 3 (4.17%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Project Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) CSS3
1 7 (9.72%) OAuth
1 7 (9.72%) CSS
1 7 (9.72%) SAML
2 1 (1.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.17%) iPhone
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.17%) Handset
4 2 (2.78%) SecurID
4 2 (2.78%) iPad
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) GIS
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 55 (76.39%) Windows
2 24 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 20 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.94%) Android
6 5 (6.94%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.11%) Migration
2 7 (9.72%) Open Source
2 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (9.72%) TOGAF
2 7 (9.72%) SOA
2 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (8.33%) Service Management
4 5 (6.94%) ITIL
5 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.17%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.78%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.78%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.78%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.39%) SIEM
7 1 (1.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.39%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.39%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.39%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.17%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) VBScript
4 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.39%) Ruby
4 1 (1.39%) VB
4 1 (1.39%) Python
4 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.17%) MCDST
3 2 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) HNC
4 1 (1.39%) PMP
4 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.39%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.94%) XenApp
3 5 (6.94%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) iptables
5 1 (1.39%) vSphere
5 1 (1.39%) XenServer
5 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.39%) Samba
5 1 (1.39%) NFS
5 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) Opsview
2 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.39%) SCOM
2 1 (1.39%) MOM
2 1 (1.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 30 (41.67%) Citrix
3 21 (29.17%) VMware
4 6 (8.33%) Cisco
5 5 (6.94%) Oracle
5 5 (6.94%) HP
6 4 (5.56%) IBM
6 4 (5.56%) LANDesk
7 3 (4.17%) Symantec
7 3 (4.17%) McAfee
8 2 (2.78%) NetApp
8 2 (2.78%) Avaya
8 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.78%) AppSense
9 1 (1.39%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.39%) EMC
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - £250
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: £190 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago