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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 8 34
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 51 81 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.19% 10.11% 4.88%
As % of the System Software category 56.04% 82.65% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 5
Average daily rate
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£285 £265 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% +12.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £151 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £414 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £17.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
91 98 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.27% 12.23% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 17
Average daily rate £300 £263 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 27
Average hourly rate £14.17 £10.20 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.94% -69.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.30 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Chester -6 15 £300 +60.00% 3
Warrington -6 13 £340 +51.11% 5
Crewe -4 6 £243 - 1
Nantwich +1 2 £325 +62.50%
Runcorn -4 2 - - 2
Wilmslow -3 1 - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 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 68 (71.58%) Windows
2 49 (51.58%) Microsoft
3 29 (30.53%) MS Office
4 28 (29.47%) Citrix
5 25 (26.32%) Windows XP
6 22 (23.16%) MS Exchange
6 22 (23.16%) Windows 7
7 21 (22.11%) VMware
8 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
10 13 (13.68%) TOGAF
10 13 (13.68%) Local Government
11 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (12.63%) Migration
11 12 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (11.58%) DNS
13 10 (10.53%) Oracle
14 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
14 9 (9.47%) Service Management
14 9 (9.47%) Wireless
14 9 (9.47%) Finance
14 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
15 8 (8.42%) DHCP
15 8 (8.42%) VPN
15 8 (8.42%) SOA
15 8 (8.42%) ITIL
15 8 (8.42%) Windows 8
15 8 (8.42%) Hyper-V
15 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 22 (23.16%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.11%) Lync
8 1 (1.05%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.05%) IIS
8 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (30.53%) MS Office
2 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (4.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) DNS
2 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.47%) Wireless
3 8 (8.42%) DHCP
3 8 (8.42%) VPN
4 5 (5.26%) Broadband
4 5 (5.26%) LAN
5 4 (4.21%) WAN
5 4 (4.21%) Firewall
6 3 (3.16%) VLAN
7 2 (2.11%) SAN
7 2 (2.11%) Internet
8 1 (1.05%) LDAP
8 1 (1.05%) VoIP
8 1 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.05%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MSI
1 1 (1.05%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (13.68%) Local Government
2 9 (9.47%) Finance
3 7 (7.37%) Russian Language
4 6 (6.32%) Retail
4 6 (6.32%) German Language
5 5 (5.26%) French Language
5 5 (5.26%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (4.21%) Turkish Language
6 4 (4.21%) Italian Language
6 4 (4.21%) Dutch Language
7 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Analyst
2 15 (15.79%) Architect
3 11 (11.58%) Service Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) IT Support
4 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.37%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Migration Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Administrator
6 6 (6.32%) Support Technician
6 6 (6.32%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.32%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
7 5 (5.26%) Project Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.26%) Applications Architect
8 4 (4.21%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) .NET
1 7 (7.37%) CSS
1 7 (7.37%) Web Services
1 7 (7.37%) SAML
1 7 (7.37%) OAuth
1 7 (7.37%) CSS3
2 6 (6.32%) RESTful
2 6 (6.32%) JSON
2 6 (6.32%) XML
2 6 (6.32%) SOAP
3 1 (1.05%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.16%) Handset
4 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.11%) iPad
4 2 (2.11%) SecurID
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.05%) iPhone
5 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.05%) GIS
5 1 (1.05%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) Google Search Appliance
Operating Systems
1 68 (71.58%) Windows
2 25 (26.32%) Windows XP
3 22 (23.16%) Windows 7
4 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (8.42%) Windows 8
6 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.32%) Android
8 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.68%) TOGAF
2 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.63%) Migration
3 9 (9.47%) Service Management
4 8 (8.42%) SOA
4 8 (8.42%) ITIL
5 7 (7.37%) ITSM
5 7 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.37%) Open Source
6 6 (6.32%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.26%) Scrum
7 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (4.21%) Stress Testing
8 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.16%) Change Management
9 3 (3.16%) Identity Management
10 2 (2.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.32%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) VBScript
4 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.16%) MCDST
4 2 (2.11%) Degree
5 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.05%) MCITP
5 1 (1.05%) HNC
5 1 (1.05%) MCSE
5 1 (1.05%) CCNA
5 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.05%) PMP
5 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 5 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.05%) XenServer
5 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (51.58%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.47%) Citrix
3 21 (22.11%) VMware
4 10 (10.53%) Oracle
5 6 (6.32%) LANDesk
6 5 (5.26%) HP
6 5 (5.26%) Cisco
7 4 (4.21%) IBM
8 3 (3.16%) McAfee
8 3 (3.16%) Symantec
9 2 (2.11%) AppSense
10 1 (1.05%) Google
10 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.05%) Remedy
10 1 (1.05%) Adobe
10 1 (1.05%) Avaya
10 1 (1.05%) NetApp
10 1 (1.05%) Apple
10 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
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