The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cheshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 7 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 90 32 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.84% 4.31% 6.04%
As % of the System Software category 83.33% 41.56% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 3 23
Average daily rate
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£265 £240 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £188 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £368 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 13
Average hourly rate £11.85 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £13.88 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £36.11 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
108 77 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.21% 10.36% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 49
Average daily rate £260 £358 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 16
Average hourly rate £10.20 £33.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.32% +66.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £44.90 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Active Directory
North West

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +13 18 £230 -4.16% 2
Warrington -12 12 £225 - 5
Runcorn +1 10 £280 - 2
Knutsford +12 9 £271 -32.18% 1
Wilmslow - 3 - -
Nantwich - 1 £200 - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 134 (87.01%) Windows
2 88 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 88 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (43.51%) Microsoft
4 59 (38.31%) VMware
5 48 (31.17%) Citrix
6 37 (24.03%) MS Exchange
7 32 (20.78%) IIS
7 32 (20.78%) TCP/IP
8 31 (20.13%) SQL Server
8 31 (20.13%) DNS
8 31 (20.13%) SCCM
9 30 (19.48%) Windows 7
10 28 (18.18%) SharePoint
10 28 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (17.53%) DHCP
12 26 (16.88%) Migration
13 24 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2003
14 22 (14.29%) Linux
14 22 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 22 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 21 (13.64%) Clustering
15 21 (13.64%) SCOM
15 21 (13.64%) PowerShell
16 20 (12.99%) SQL
16 20 (12.99%) ITIL
16 20 (12.99%) Windows XP
17 19 (12.34%) MS Excel
17 19 (12.34%) SAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 37 (24.03%) MS Exchange
2 32 (20.78%) IIS
3 28 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 24 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (12.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (6.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.25%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.95%) Lync
9 3 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (12.34%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.78%) TCP/IP
2 31 (20.13%) DNS
3 27 (17.53%) DHCP
4 19 (12.34%) SAN
5 16 (10.39%) WAN
5 16 (10.39%) LAN
6 10 (6.49%) Firewall
7 8 (5.19%) VPN
8 6 (3.90%) VLAN
9 4 (2.60%) VoIP
9 4 (2.60%) Wireless
10 3 (1.95%) LDAP
11 2 (1.30%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.30%) Network Security
12 1 (0.65%) SMTP
12 1 (0.65%) ADSL
12 1 (0.65%) Broadband
12 1 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.25%) AdminStudio
2 3 (1.95%) MSI
3 2 (1.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (11.04%) Local Government
2 15 (9.74%) Finance
3 11 (7.14%) Banking
4 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (18.83%) Analyst
2 14 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 10 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (6.49%) Server Engineer
4 9 (5.84%) Support Analyst
4 9 (5.84%) Desktop Support
4 9 (5.84%) Wintel Analyst
5 8 (5.19%) Consultant
5 8 (5.19%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.19%) Technical Specialist
6 7 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (3.90%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (3.90%) Applications Packager
7 6 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (3.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 6 (3.90%) Administrator
7 6 (3.90%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (3.90%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.19%) .NET
1 8 (5.19%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.95%) REST
2 3 (1.95%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (1.95%) JSON
3 2 (1.30%) HTML
3 2 (1.30%) Ajax
3 2 (1.30%) Java EE
3 2 (1.30%) CSS
3 2 (1.30%) Web Services
3 2 (1.30%) XML
3 2 (1.30%) DOM
3 2 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.30%) CSS3
3 2 (1.30%) HTML5
3 2 (1.30%) jQuery
4 1 (0.65%) OAuth
4 1 (0.65%) OpenID
4 1 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.64%) Clustering
2 9 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.55%) PKI
4 5 (3.25%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.60%) NHS
6 3 (1.95%) Replication
7 2 (1.30%) CESG
8 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.65%) Firmware
8 1 (0.65%) Handset
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) Open Source
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 134 (87.01%) Windows
2 88 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 88 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (19.48%) Windows 7
4 28 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (14.29%) Linux
6 20 (12.99%) Windows XP
7 12 (7.79%) UNIX
8 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.95%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.30%) AIX
10 2 (1.30%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.88%) Migration
2 20 (12.99%) ITIL
3 7 (4.55%) Load Balancing
3 7 (4.55%) Release Management
4 6 (3.90%) Problem Management
4 6 (3.90%) Service Delivery
4 6 (3.90%) Change Management
4 6 (3.90%) High Availability
5 5 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (3.25%) Project Management
5 5 (3.25%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (3.25%) Web Development
6 4 (2.60%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (2.60%) Capacity Management
6 4 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (1.95%) ITIL V3
7 3 (1.95%) Change Control
7 3 (1.95%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 20 (12.99%) SQL
3 9 (5.84%) VB
4 7 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.90%) VBScript
6 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.95%) Java
8 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.49%) MCITP
4 6 (3.90%) MCTS
4 6 (3.90%) MCSE
5 4 (2.60%) MCSA
5 4 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.95%) MCP
6 3 (1.95%) PMP
6 3 (1.95%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.30%) Degree
8 1 (0.65%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.65%) MCDST
8 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CCNP
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 19 (12.34%) Hyper-V
1 19 (12.34%) XenApp
2 14 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 7 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.65%) vSphere
7 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 31 (20.13%) SCCM
2 21 (13.64%) SCOM
3 5 (3.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.95%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.30%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.30%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.65%) WSUS
7 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 67 (43.51%) Microsoft
2 59 (38.31%) VMware
3 48 (31.17%) Citrix
4 13 (8.44%) Cyber-Ark
5 11 (7.14%) Symantec
6 10 (6.49%) Cisco
7 7 (4.55%) McAfee
7 7 (4.55%) AppSense
8 5 (3.25%) SonicWALL
8 5 (3.25%) Draytek
8 5 (3.25%) Sophos
8 5 (3.25%) 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%) IBM
11 2 (1.30%) SAP
11 2 (1.30%) JBoss
11 2 (1.30%) Apple
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