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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 30 19
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 78 42 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.05% 5.06% 7.24%
As % of the System Software category 81.25% 48.28% 57.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 26
Average daily rate
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£280 £230 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -31.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £318 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £19.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +65.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.83 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £38.90 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%
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
96 87 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.14% 10.48% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 46
Average daily rate £280 £250 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 21
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £20.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +5 14 £150 -
Warrington -8 12 £225 - 6
Runcorn +1 10 £280 - 5
Knutsford +11 7 £358 +55.43% 2
Wilmslow +3 3 - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 140 (90.91%) Windows
2 94 (61.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 93 (60.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 58 (37.66%) VMware
6 46 (29.87%) Citrix
7 41 (26.62%) TCP/IP
8 38 (24.68%) DNS
8 38 (24.68%) IIS
9 37 (24.03%) MS Exchange
10 36 (23.38%) SQL Server
11 35 (22.73%) SharePoint
12 30 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (18.83%) Clustering
13 29 (18.83%) Windows 7
13 29 (18.83%) SCCM
14 27 (17.53%) DHCP
15 26 (16.88%) PowerShell
16 23 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2003
17 22 (14.29%) SCOM
17 22 (14.29%) SAN
18 21 (13.64%) Windows XP
18 21 (13.64%) SQL
18 21 (13.64%) Migration
18 21 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
18 21 (13.64%) Hyper-V
18 21 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
19 20 (12.99%) SC Cleared
19 20 (12.99%) Security Cleared
19 20 (12.99%) Linux

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 38 (24.68%) IIS
2 37 (24.03%) MS Exchange
3 35 (22.73%) SharePoint
4 23 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.30%) Lync
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.62%) TCP/IP
2 38 (24.68%) DNS
3 27 (17.53%) DHCP
4 22 (14.29%) SAN
5 16 (10.39%) LAN
5 16 (10.39%) WAN
6 9 (5.84%) Firewall
6 9 (5.84%) VPN
7 5 (3.25%) Wireless
8 4 (2.60%) VLAN
9 3 (1.95%) LDAP
9 3 (1.95%) VoIP
10 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.65%) SMTP
10 1 (0.65%) ADSL
10 1 (0.65%) Broadband
10 1 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (11.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.30%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.65%) MSI
2 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (11.69%) Finance
2 16 (10.39%) Local Government
3 12 (7.79%) Banking
4 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.95%) Legal
6 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (18.18%) Analyst
2 14 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 13 (8.44%) Administrator
4 11 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 11 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 10 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (6.49%) Desktop Support
5 10 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.84%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Windows Server Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Wintel Analyst
7 7 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (3.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 6 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) Consultant
8 6 (3.90%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (3.25%) Wintel Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.74%) .NET
2 6 (3.90%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.95%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.83%) Clustering
2 10 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.84%) PKI
4 3 (1.95%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.30%) CESG
5 2 (1.30%) iPad
5 2 (1.30%) Handset
5 2 (1.30%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) Firmware
6 1 (0.65%) iPhone
6 1 (0.65%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 140 (90.91%) Windows
2 94 (61.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 93 (60.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (18.83%) Windows 7
6 21 (13.64%) Windows XP
7 20 (12.99%) Linux
8 9 (5.84%) UNIX
9 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.95%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.95%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.30%) AIX
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.64%) Migration
2 19 (12.34%) ITIL
3 14 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 8 (5.19%) High Availability
5 6 (3.90%) Problem Management
5 6 (3.90%) Change Management
6 5 (3.25%) Web Development
6 5 (3.25%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.60%) Capacity Management
7 4 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (2.60%) Release Management
7 4 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.95%) Project Management
8 3 (1.95%) Risk Management
8 3 (1.95%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.95%) Service Management
8 3 (1.95%) Performance Management
8 3 (1.95%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.88%) PowerShell
2 21 (13.64%) SQL
3 6 (3.90%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.25%) VB
5 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (12.99%) SC Cleared
1 20 (12.99%) Security Cleared
1 20 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (9.74%) MCITP
3 11 (7.14%) MCTS
3 11 (7.14%) MCSE
4 4 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.60%) MCSA
5 3 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.95%) PMP
5 3 (1.95%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.95%) MCP
6 2 (1.30%) MCDST
6 2 (1.30%) Degree
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CCNP
7 1 (0.65%) ISEB
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (13.64%) Hyper-V
2 19 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.39%) XenApp
4 13 (8.44%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.95%) vSphere
6 3 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 29 (18.83%) SCCM
2 22 (14.29%) SCOM
3 5 (3.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.30%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.30%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 58 (37.66%) VMware
3 46 (29.87%) Citrix
4 13 (8.44%) Cyber-Ark
5 11 (7.14%) Symantec
6 8 (5.19%) Cisco
7 7 (4.55%) McAfee
8 6 (3.90%) SonicWALL
8 6 (3.90%) Draytek
8 6 (3.90%) Sophos
9 4 (2.60%) AppSense
9 4 (2.60%) HP
9 4 (2.60%) Remedy
9 4 (2.60%) CA
9 4 (2.60%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.95%) Dell
11 2 (1.30%) Wincor Nixdorf
11 2 (1.30%) SAP
11 2 (1.30%) IBM
11 2 (1.30%) Apple
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