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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 37 55 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.69% 6.88% 7.89%
As % of the System Software category 56.06% 62.50% 65.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 18
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 15
Average hourly rate £12.25 £19.32 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.57% +20.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.24 £34.06 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +1.69%
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
66 88 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.37% 11.00% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 26
Average daily rate £375 £275 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 40 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £44.25 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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 +2 9 £450 +50.00% 2
Warrington -4 5 £300 +9.09% 6
Runcorn +2 2 - - 1
Macclesfield +1 2 £203 - 3
Crewe - 2 - - 5
Wilmslow -5 1 - - 2
Knutsford -7 1 - - 3
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 61 (88.41%) Windows
2 34 (49.28%) Microsoft
3 26 (37.68%) MS Exchange
4 25 (36.23%) Citrix
4 25 (36.23%) Windows 7
5 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (30.43%) MS Office
7 20 (28.99%) Windows XP
8 18 (26.09%) MS Excel
9 17 (24.64%) VMware
10 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (15.94%) SCCM
12 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
13 9 (13.04%) Local Government
13 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
14 8 (11.59%) Windows 8
14 8 (11.59%) Finance
14 8 (11.59%) ITIL
14 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
15 7 (10.14%) VPN
15 7 (10.14%) DNS
15 7 (10.14%) Firewall
15 7 (10.14%) XenApp
16 6 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (8.70%) Service Management
16 6 (8.70%) IIS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 26 (37.68%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.70%) IIS
5 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.90%) Lync
7 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (30.43%) MS Office
2 18 (26.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.14%) VPN
2 7 (10.14%) DNS
2 7 (10.14%) Firewall
3 5 (7.25%) LAN
3 5 (7.25%) WAN
3 5 (7.25%) DHCP
4 4 (5.80%) VLAN
4 4 (5.80%) Wireless
5 3 (4.35%) Broadband
5 3 (4.35%) SAN
5 3 (4.35%) SSL
6 1 (1.45%) IPv4
6 1 (1.45%) Internet
6 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.45%) LDAP
6 1 (1.45%) SMTP
6 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.45%) HTTP
6 1 (1.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) AdminStudio
2 3 (4.35%) MSI
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (13.04%) Local Government
2 8 (11.59%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Dutch Language
3 4 (5.80%) German Language
4 3 (4.35%) French Language
4 3 (4.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.90%) Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Analyst
2 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Service Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.25%) Applications Packager
7 4 (5.80%) Support Technician
7 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) IT Support Technician
8 3 (4.35%) IT Support
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (2.90%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.90%) OAuth
2 2 (2.90%) CSS3
2 2 (2.90%) CSS
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) SAML
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.35%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) iPhone
4 2 (2.90%) Open Source
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Handset
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) GIS
5 1 (1.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 61 (88.41%) Windows
2 25 (36.23%) Windows 7
3 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (28.99%) Windows XP
5 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (11.59%) Windows 8
8 5 (7.25%) Android
8 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.90%) Linux
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.59%) ITIL
2 6 (8.70%) Service Management
3 4 (5.80%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.90%) TOGAF
5 2 (2.90%) SOA
5 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.90%) Migration
5 2 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.90%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.45%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.45%) DevOps
6 1 (1.45%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.45%) SIEM
6 1 (1.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.25%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) VBScript
2 5 (7.25%) VB
3 2 (2.90%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.45%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) CCNA
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.90%) MCSA
5 1 (1.45%) CCNP
5 1 (1.45%) MCP
5 1 (1.45%) HNC
5 1 (1.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.45%) MCDST
5 1 (1.45%) MCTS
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.14%) XenApp
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.90%) vSphere
5 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.45%) NFS
6 1 (1.45%) Samba
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.45%) XenServer
6 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) SCOM
2 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.45%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.45%) Opsview
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.45%) MOM
3 1 (1.45%) Nagios
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (36.23%) Citrix
3 17 (24.64%) VMware
4 6 (8.70%) Cisco
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle
5 4 (5.80%) AppSense
6 3 (4.35%) LANDesk
6 3 (4.35%) Symantec
6 3 (4.35%) McAfee
7 2 (2.90%) NetApp
7 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.90%) EMC
7 2 (2.90%) Avaya
7 2 (2.90%) Juniper
7 2 (2.90%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.45%) CA
8 1 (1.45%) ArcSight
Knutsford, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £Competitive Package plus Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £11.50 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Warrington
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago