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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 30 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -22
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 70 50 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.63% 5.03% 11.62%
As % of the System Software category 70.71% 43.86% 75.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 37
Median daily rate £425 £323 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -1.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
99 114 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.80% 11.46% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 65 50
Median daily rate £410 £427 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% +64.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.35 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.89% -7.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +21 42 £425 +286.36% 5
Chester -14 14 £430 +14.66% 1
Wilmslow - 2 - -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 111 (78.72%) Windows
2 77 (54.61%) Microsoft
3 59 (41.84%) SCCM
4 57 (40.43%) Migration
5 55 (39.01%) Citrix
6 53 (37.59%) Security Cleared
7 52 (36.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (36.17%) Windows Server
9 47 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 43 (30.50%) SC Cleared
11 41 (29.08%) SCOM
12 36 (25.53%) VMware
13 32 (22.70%) MS Exchange
14 31 (21.99%) Software Engineering
15 30 (21.28%) Test Automation
16 29 (20.57%) Linux
16 29 (20.57%) SQL
16 29 (20.57%) Skype for Business
17 28 (19.86%) SharePoint
18 27 (19.15%) DHCP
18 27 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 23 (16.31%) Skype
20 22 (15.60%) Data Migration
20 22 (15.60%) Oracle
21 21 (14.89%) MS Office
21 21 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 20 (14.18%) ITIL
22 20 (14.18%) Data Centre
23 19 (13.48%) Windows 10
23 19 (13.48%) EMC

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 32 (22.70%) MS Exchange
2 29 (20.57%) Skype for Business
3 28 (19.86%) SharePoint
4 16 (11.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.26%) IIS
6 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.42%) Apache
9 2 (1.42%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.42%) JBoss
9 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (14.89%) MS Office
2 18 (12.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.64%) Office 365
3 4 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.84%) IaaS
3 4 (2.84%) SaaS
3 4 (2.84%) SoftLayer
4 3 (2.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.15%) DHCP
2 23 (16.31%) Skype
3 18 (12.77%) DNS
4 12 (8.51%) SAN
5 8 (5.67%) Firewall
6 7 (4.96%) WAN
7 6 (4.26%) SSL
8 5 (3.55%) Internet
8 5 (3.55%) LAN
8 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.55%) VPN
9 4 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (2.84%) VoIP
9 4 (2.84%) Wireless
10 3 (2.13%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.42%) Network Security
11 2 (1.42%) PCoIP
11 2 (1.42%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.42%) SMTP
11 2 (1.42%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.06%) DB2
2 13 (9.22%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.38%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (2.84%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (9.22%) Local Government
2 12 (8.51%) Finance
3 8 (5.67%) German Language
4 6 (4.26%) Dutch Language
4 6 (4.26%) French Language
4 6 (4.26%) Italian Language
5 5 (3.55%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (2.84%) Retail
7 3 (2.13%) Banking
8 2 (1.42%) Advertising
8 2 (1.42%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.71%) Marketing
9 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.71%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (20.57%) Architect
2 14 (9.93%) Analyst
3 12 (8.51%) Service Analyst
3 12 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (7.80%) Designer
5 8 (5.67%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.67%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.55%) Active Directory Architect
8 5 (3.55%) AIX Architect
8 5 (3.55%) Lead Architect
9 4 (2.84%) Administrator
9 4 (2.84%) Consultant
9 4 (2.84%) Desktop Support
9 4 (2.84%) E-Commerce Architect
9 4 (2.84%) Server Engineer
9 4 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) .NET
2 3 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.42%) JSP
3 2 (1.42%) LAMP
3 2 (1.42%) WAMP
3 2 (1.42%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.71%) CSS
4 1 (0.71%) HTML
4 1 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.35%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.96%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.96%) Thin Client
4 6 (4.26%) PKI
5 5 (3.55%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.42%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.42%) PMI
8 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.71%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.71%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.71%) Informatics
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 111 (78.72%) Windows
2 52 (36.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (36.17%) Windows Server
4 29 (20.57%) Linux
5 21 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (13.48%) Windows 10
7 18 (12.77%) AIX
8 17 (12.06%) HPUX
8 17 (12.06%) Solaris
8 17 (12.06%) Windows 7
8 17 (12.06%) Windows 8
9 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (9.93%) Windows XP
11 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (7.09%) Apple iOS
13 8 (5.67%) Unix
14 5 (3.55%) Android
15 3 (2.13%) Mac OS
15 3 (2.13%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (40.43%) Migration
2 31 (21.99%) Software Engineering
3 30 (21.28%) Test Automation
4 22 (15.60%) Data Migration
5 20 (14.18%) ITIL
6 10 (7.09%) Identity Management
7 6 (4.26%) Application Packaging
7 6 (4.26%) Project Management
8 5 (3.55%) ERP
8 5 (3.55%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 5 (3.55%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.84%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.84%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.84%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.84%) Records Management
9 4 (2.84%) Service Management
9 4 (2.84%) Storage Virtualisation
9 4 (2.84%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 47 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 29 (20.57%) SQL
3 3 (2.13%) C#
3 3 (2.13%) Java
3 3 (2.13%) PHP
4 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.42%) Perl
4 2 (1.42%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (37.59%) Security Cleared
2 43 (30.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.67%) MCITP
5 6 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (4.26%) MCSA
6 2 (1.42%) CCNP
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.42%) MCP
6 2 (1.42%) MCTS
6 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.42%) RHCE
7 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.71%) CCIE
7 1 (0.71%) CCNA
7 1 (0.71%) CCSP
7 1 (0.71%) Degree
7 1 (0.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (11.35%) Hyper-V
3 13 (9.22%) vSphere
4 5 (3.55%) XenApp
5 4 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.84%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.42%) Postfix
7 2 (1.42%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.42%) UAG
7 2 (1.42%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 59 (41.84%) SCCM
2 41 (29.08%) SCOM
3 6 (4.26%) Puppet
4 5 (3.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.84%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.42%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.42%) vRealize
8 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (54.61%) Microsoft
2 55 (39.01%) Citrix
3 36 (25.53%) VMware
4 22 (15.60%) Oracle
5 19 (13.48%) EMC
6 11 (7.80%) Cisco
7 10 (7.09%) HP
8 8 (5.67%) IBM
9 6 (4.26%) Juniper
10 4 (2.84%) ATG
10 4 (2.84%) Teradata
11 3 (2.13%) Apple
11 3 (2.13%) AppSense
11 3 (2.13%) Avaya
11 3 (2.13%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.13%) Symantec
12 2 (1.42%) Lotus
12 2 (1.42%) NetApp
12 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.42%) Reuters