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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 38 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 42 62 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.21% 7.73% 4.23%
As % of the System Software category 49.41% 60.78% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £270 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% +23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £238 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.32 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.51% +28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £12.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £40.25 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
85 102 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.52% 12.72% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 25
Average daily rate £431 £270 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £425 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 14
Average hourly rate £14.17 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.39% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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 -10 14 £450 +260.00% 8
Runcorn +1 4 - - 4
Warrington -17 3 - - 5
Crewe -3 2 - - 6
Macclesfield -6 2 - -
Knutsford -5 1 - - 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 47 (75.81%) Windows
2 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 24 (38.71%) Citrix
4 22 (35.48%) Windows XP
5 21 (33.87%) Windows 7
6 19 (30.65%) MS Exchange
6 19 (30.65%) MS Office
7 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
7 12 (19.35%) VMware
7 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (17.74%) Local Government
9 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (11.29%) CSS3
10 7 (11.29%) Mobile App
10 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (11.29%) Open Source
10 7 (11.29%) OAuth
10 7 (11.29%) SCCM
10 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
10 7 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (11.29%) SOA
10 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
10 7 (11.29%) VPN
10 7 (11.29%) DNS
10 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (11.29%) CSS
10 7 (11.29%) SAML
11 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 19 (30.65%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.23%) IIS
6 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.61%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (30.65%) MS Office
2 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
1 7 (11.29%) VPN
1 7 (11.29%) DNS
2 6 (9.68%) Firewall
3 5 (8.06%) Wireless
3 5 (8.06%) DHCP
4 4 (6.45%) VLAN
5 3 (4.84%) Broadband
5 3 (4.84%) LAN
5 3 (4.84%) WAN
6 2 (3.23%) SAN
7 1 (1.61%) Internet
7 1 (1.61%) SSH
7 1 (1.61%) SSL
7 1 (1.61%) IPv4
7 1 (1.61%) SMTP
7 1 (1.61%) VoIP
7 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.61%) HTTP
7 1 (1.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MSI
2 2 (3.23%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.61%) Subversion
3 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 11 (17.74%) Local Government
2 5 (8.06%) Dutch Language
2 5 (8.06%) German Language
3 4 (6.45%) French Language
4 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.84%) Finance
4 3 (4.84%) Russian Language
5 2 (3.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.61%) Turkish Language
6 1 (1.61%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Analyst
2 8 (12.90%) Service Analyst
2 8 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Architect
4 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.06%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Support Technician
5 4 (6.45%) Applications Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Network Technician
6 3 (4.84%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (4.84%) Applications Packager
6 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.84%) IT Support
7 2 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) CSS
1 7 (11.29%) SAML
1 7 (11.29%) OAuth
1 7 (11.29%) CSS3
2 3 (4.84%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Open Source
1 7 (11.29%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.06%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.84%) iPhone
4 2 (3.23%) SecurID
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) Handset
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) GIS
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 47 (75.81%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Windows XP
3 21 (33.87%) Windows 7
4 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.68%) Windows 8
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.45%) Android
7 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.23%) Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
2 7 (11.29%) SOA
2 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (8.06%) Service Management
4 4 (6.45%) ITIL
5 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.23%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.23%) Migration
6 2 (3.23%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (1.61%) SIEM
7 1 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.61%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.61%) DevOps
7 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.84%) VBScript
3 2 (3.23%) VB
3 2 (3.23%) Python
3 2 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.61%) Ruby
4 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.23%) MCDST
2 2 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.61%) HNC
3 1 (1.61%) MCSE
3 1 (1.61%) MCSA
3 1 (1.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.45%) XenApp
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.23%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.61%) iptables
4 1 (1.61%) Samba
4 1 (1.61%) NFS
4 1 (1.61%) XenServer
4 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Opsview
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) MOM
3 1 (1.61%) Nagios
3 1 (1.61%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (38.71%) Citrix
3 12 (19.35%) VMware
4 6 (9.68%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle
5 3 (4.84%) AppSense
5 3 (4.84%) LANDesk
5 3 (4.84%) Symantec
5 3 (4.84%) McAfee
6 2 (3.23%) Avaya
6 2 (3.23%) NetApp
6 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) EMC
7 1 (1.61%) ArcSight
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £210 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago