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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 14 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 58 73 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.31% 8.89% 5.08%
As % of the System Software category 65.17% 80.22% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 6
Average daily rate
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£310 £280 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £126 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £410 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.86% -54.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £8.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.24 £45.00 £38.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
89 91 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.14% 11.08% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 23
Average daily rate £300 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £123 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 28
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.17 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -45.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £8.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Warrington -1 20 £340 +6.25% 4
Chester -6 14 £305 +103.16% 4
Crewe +1 6 £243 - 3
Runcorn 0 3 - - 1
Nantwich - 2 £325 -
Northwich -1 1 - -
Wilmslow -3 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 63 (68.48%) Windows
2 47 (51.09%) Microsoft
3 24 (26.09%) Citrix
4 23 (25.00%) MS Office
5 21 (22.83%) VMware
6 19 (20.65%) Windows XP
6 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
6 19 (20.65%) Windows 7
7 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
8 13 (14.13%) Migration
9 12 (13.04%) ITIL
9 12 (13.04%) DNS
9 12 (13.04%) Local Government
10 11 (11.96%) TOGAF
10 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
10 11 (11.96%) VPN
11 10 (10.87%) Service Management
11 10 (10.87%) Finance
11 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (9.78%) Wireless
13 8 (8.70%) HP
13 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (8.70%) SQL
13 8 (8.70%) DHCP
13 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
14 7 (7.61%) SharePoint
14 7 (7.61%) .NET

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (20.65%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.61%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.43%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.26%) Apache Solr
8 2 (2.17%) Lync
9 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.09%) IIS
9 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (25.00%) MS Office
2 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.04%) DNS
2 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.96%) VPN
3 9 (9.78%) Wireless
4 8 (8.70%) DHCP
5 6 (6.52%) LAN
6 5 (5.43%) WAN
7 3 (3.26%) VoIP
7 3 (3.26%) VLAN
7 3 (3.26%) SAN
7 3 (3.26%) Internet
7 3 (3.26%) Firewall
8 2 (2.17%) Broadband
9 1 (1.09%) LDAP
9 1 (1.09%) Intranet
9 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MSI
1 1 (1.09%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (13.04%) Local Government
2 10 (10.87%) Finance
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
3 5 (5.43%) Portuguese Language
3 5 (5.43%) Russian Language
4 4 (4.35%) Turkish Language
4 4 (4.35%) French Language
4 4 (4.35%) German Language
4 4 (4.35%) Italian Language
5 2 (2.17%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.17%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Analyst
2 13 (14.13%) Architect
3 12 (13.04%) Service Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.61%) Exchange Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Administrator
6 6 (6.52%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.43%) Project Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) IT Support
7 5 (5.43%) Applications Architect
8 4 (4.35%) Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) .NET
1 7 (7.61%) Web Services
2 6 (6.52%) XML
2 6 (6.52%) JSON
2 6 (6.52%) SOAP
2 6 (6.52%) RESTful
3 5 (5.43%) CSS3
3 5 (5.43%) OAuth
3 5 (5.43%) CSS
3 5 (5.43%) SAML
4 1 (1.09%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.35%) Handset
4 3 (3.26%) Google Search Appliance
4 3 (3.26%) iPad
5 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.17%) SecurID
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.09%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.09%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 63 (68.48%) Windows
2 19 (20.65%) Windows XP
2 19 (20.65%) Windows 7
3 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.35%) Android
6 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.13%) Migration
2 12 (13.04%) ITIL
3 11 (11.96%) TOGAF
4 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.87%) Service Management
5 7 (7.61%) ITSM
6 6 (6.52%) SOA
6 6 (6.52%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.43%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.43%) Scrum
7 5 (5.43%) Open Source
7 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (5.43%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.35%) Stress Testing
8 4 (4.35%) Project Management
9 3 (3.26%) Document Management
9 3 (3.26%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.70%) SQL
1 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.09%) VBScript
2 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.35%) MCDST
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.09%) MCSE
4 1 (1.09%) CCNP
4 1 (1.09%) CCNA
4 1 (1.09%) MCITP
4 1 (1.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.09%) PMP
4 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.43%) XenApp
3 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.17%) XenServer
4 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.09%) vSphere
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (51.09%) Microsoft
2 24 (26.09%) Citrix
3 21 (22.83%) VMware
4 8 (8.70%) HP
5 7 (7.61%) Oracle
5 7 (7.61%) Cisco
6 6 (6.52%) IBM
7 5 (5.43%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.26%) Avaya
8 3 (3.26%) Google
8 3 (3.26%) Symantec
8 3 (3.26%) McAfee
9 2 (2.17%) Toshiba
9 2 (2.17%) BT
9 2 (2.17%) AppSense
10 1 (1.09%) Remedy
10 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.09%) Apple
10 1 (1.09%) Adobe
10 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
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