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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Cheshire
Rank 11 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 41 43 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.32% 4.88% 3.42%
As % of the System Software category 75.93% 61.43% 48.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 8
Median daily rate £375 £288 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £495 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.42 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +41.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £16.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%

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
54 70 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.95% 7.95% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 25
Median daily rate £350 £319 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 13
Median hourly rate £20.33 £23.75 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.40% +65.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +31 18 £350 -22.22%
Chester -6 7 £200 -18.36%
Macclesfield -3 5 £600 - 1
Crewe +3 1 £180 - 1
Runcorn -2 1 £398 - 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 (70.93%) Windows
2 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
3 22 (25.58%) Migration
4 21 (24.42%) Windows Server
5 18 (20.93%) SCCM
6 17 (19.77%) VMware
7 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
8 15 (17.44%) Office 365
8 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
10 13 (15.12%) Change Management
11 12 (13.95%) Identity Management
11 12 (13.95%) Project Management
11 12 (13.95%) Citrix
11 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (12.79%) ITIL
12 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
12 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
13 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
13 10 (11.63%) DNS
13 10 (11.63%) Blackberry
14 9 (10.47%) MS Office
14 9 (10.47%) LAN
14 9 (10.47%) TOGAF
14 9 (10.47%) Windows 10
14 9 (10.47%) Two-Factor Authentication
14 9 (10.47%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 8 (9.30%) Data Centre

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 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.65%) CMS
2 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.65%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.49%) Apache
3 3 (3.49%) JBoss
3 3 (3.49%) nginx
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle 10gAS
3 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.16%) Confluence
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Office
2 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.44%) Office 365
2 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (8.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.81%) Amazon S3
6 4 (4.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (4.65%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (4.65%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (4.65%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (4.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (4.65%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (4.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (4.65%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.33%) PaaS
8 1 (1.16%) IaaS
8 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.63%) DNS
2 9 (10.47%) LAN
3 8 (9.30%) VPN
3 8 (9.30%) WAN
4 7 (8.14%) Firewall
4 7 (8.14%) SSL
5 6 (6.98%) Kerberos
5 6 (6.98%) LDAP
6 4 (4.65%) DHCP
6 4 (4.65%) SAN
7 3 (3.49%) IPsec
7 3 (3.49%) NAS
7 3 (3.49%) SMTP
8 2 (2.33%) Skype
8 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.33%) VLAN
8 2 (2.33%) Wireless
9 1 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.16%) VoIP
9 1 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (4.65%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.16%) JIRA
3 1 (1.16%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) German Language
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) French Language
4 1 (1.16%) Local Government
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.16%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Architect
2 12 (13.95%) Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Senior Architect
4 7 (8.14%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) IT Support
5 6 (6.98%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Consultant
6 5 (5.81%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.65%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (4.65%) Digital Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) HTML
1 5 (5.81%) JSON
1 5 (5.81%) SAML
2 4 (4.65%) boto
2 4 (4.65%) YAML
3 3 (3.49%) Middleware
3 3 (3.49%) OAuth2
3 3 (3.49%) OpenID
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.49%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) .NET
4 1 (1.16%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.16%) Ajax
4 1 (1.16%) HTML5
4 1 (1.16%) JAAS
4 1 (1.16%) Java SE
4 1 (1.16%) jQuery
4 1 (1.16%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.63%) Blackberry
3 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.98%) Biometrics
4 6 (6.98%) NHS
4 6 (6.98%) Smartcard
4 6 (6.98%) Smartphone
5 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.49%) PKI
7 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.33%) Replication
8 2 (2.33%) User Experience
9 1 (1.16%) BYOD
9 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.16%) Clustering
9 1 (1.16%) iPhone
9 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (70.93%) Windows
2 21 (24.42%) Windows Server
3 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.47%) Windows 10
7 8 (9.30%) Linux
8 6 (6.98%) Windows Phone
9 5 (5.81%) Android
9 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
9 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.81%) Windows XP
10 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.49%) Unix
12 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.33%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) Migration
2 13 (15.12%) Change Management
3 12 (13.95%) Identity Management
3 12 (13.95%) Project Management
4 11 (12.79%) ITIL
5 9 (10.47%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 9 (10.47%) TOGAF
5 9 (10.47%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 8 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.30%) Incident Management
6 8 (9.30%) Problem Management
7 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.98%) DevOps
9 5 (5.81%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.81%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (5.81%) Service Management
10 4 (4.65%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Change Control
10 4 (4.65%) High Availability
10 4 (4.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.30%) Perl
2 8 (9.30%) Python
3 5 (5.81%) SQL
4 4 (4.65%) Java
5 3 (3.49%) VBScript
6 2 (2.33%) VB
6 2 (2.33%) VB6
7 1 (1.16%) Go
7 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.98%) MCSE
5 4 (4.65%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) MCSA
6 1 (1.16%) MCTS
6 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (9.30%) XenApp
2 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.98%) VMware ESX
3 4 (4.65%) Docker
3 4 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.33%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.33%) VMware GSX
5 2 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.16%) Postfix
6 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) SCCM
2 5 (5.81%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.65%) Puppet
4 3 (3.49%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.49%) WSUS
5 2 (2.33%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.33%) MOM
5 2 (2.33%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.33%) Salt
5 2 (2.33%) SCOM
5 2 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.16%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.16%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.77%) VMware
3 12 (13.95%) Citrix
4 8 (9.30%) Symantec
5 6 (6.98%) Cisco
6 5 (5.81%) AppSense
6 5 (5.81%) HP
7 4 (4.65%) Apple
7 4 (4.65%) NetApp
8 3 (3.49%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.49%) Oracle
8 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.33%) Aruba
9 2 (2.33%) IronPort
9 2 (2.33%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.33%) Sophos
9 2 (2.33%) Trend Micro
10 1 (1.16%) IBM
10 1 (1.16%) Lumension
10 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
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