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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 7 37
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +30
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 50 96 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.43% 12.24% 4.53%
As % of the System Software category 53.19% 83.48% 35.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 3
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£285 £260 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £172 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £310 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £15.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £9.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £21.70 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
94 115 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.22% 14.67% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 21
Average daily rate £316 £250 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.50% -18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.17 £30.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -53.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 17 £300 +30.43% 5
Warrington 0 11 £470 +108.88% 5
Crewe -6 4 £325 - 4
Nantwich +1 2 £325 +62.50% 1
Runcorn -1 2 - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
3 31 (32.63%) Citrix
4 29 (30.53%) MS Office
5 26 (27.37%) Windows XP
6 25 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 24 (25.26%) Windows 7
8 23 (24.21%) VMware
9 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (17.89%) MS Excel
11 13 (13.68%) DNS
11 13 (13.68%) TOGAF
11 13 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (12.63%) Local Government
13 11 (11.58%) Migration
13 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
14 10 (10.53%) VPN
14 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (9.47%) Oracle
15 9 (9.47%) Wireless
15 9 (9.47%) Service Management
16 8 (8.42%) Finance
16 8 (8.42%) ITIL
16 8 (8.42%) Cisco
16 8 (8.42%) DHCP
16 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (8.42%) Hyper-V
16 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (8.42%) German Language

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 25 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.11%) IIS
6 2 (2.11%) Lync
7 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.05%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (30.53%) MS Office
2 17 (17.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (4.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) DNS
2 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
3 10 (10.53%) VPN
4 9 (9.47%) Wireless
5 8 (8.42%) DHCP
6 7 (7.37%) Firewall
7 5 (5.26%) Broadband
7 5 (5.26%) LAN
7 5 (5.26%) VLAN
8 4 (4.21%) WAN
9 3 (3.16%) SAN
10 2 (2.11%) Internet
10 2 (2.11%) LDAP
11 1 (1.05%) SSL
11 1 (1.05%) IPv4
11 1 (1.05%) SMTP
11 1 (1.05%) VoIP
11 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.05%) HTTP
11 1 (1.05%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.21%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MSI
1 1 (1.05%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (12.63%) Local Government
2 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) German Language
3 7 (7.37%) French Language
3 7 (7.37%) Russian Language
4 6 (6.32%) Retail
4 6 (6.32%) Dutch Language
5 5 (5.26%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (4.21%) Turkish Language
6 4 (4.21%) Italian Language
7 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Architect
3 12 (12.63%) Service Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.37%) IT Support
6 6 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.32%) Support Technician
7 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.26%) Administrator
7 5 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
7 5 (5.26%) Project Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Applications Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) CSS
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%) .NET
2 6 (6.32%) SOAP
2 6 (6.32%) Web Services
2 6 (6.32%) XML
3 1 (1.05%) HTML
3 1 (1.05%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.32%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.16%) Handset
3 3 (3.16%) iPhone
3 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
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%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.05%) GIS
5 1 (1.05%) Google Search Appliance
5 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 68 (71.58%) Windows
2 26 (27.37%) Windows XP
3 24 (25.26%) Windows 7
4 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 8
6 6 (6.32%) Android
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.68%) TOGAF
2 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (11.58%) Migration
4 9 (9.47%) Service Management
5 8 (8.42%) ITIL
6 7 (7.37%) SOA
6 7 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.37%) Open Source
7 5 (5.26%) Scrum
7 5 (5.26%) ITSM
7 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (5.26%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.21%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.16%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.16%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.16%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.32%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) VBScript
4 1 (1.05%) VB
4 1 (1.05%) Python
4 1 (1.05%) Ruby
4 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.16%) Degree
3 3 (3.16%) MCDST
4 1 (1.05%) MCITP
4 1 (1.05%) HNC
4 1 (1.05%) MCSE
4 1 (1.05%) CCNA
4 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.05%) PMP
4 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (8.42%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.26%) XenApp
2 5 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.05%) iptables
4 1 (1.05%) NFS
4 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.05%) Samba
4 1 (1.05%) XenServer
4 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) SCCM
2 1 (1.05%) SCOM
2 1 (1.05%) Puppet
2 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.05%) Opsview
2 1 (1.05%) MOM
2 1 (1.05%) Nagios
2 1 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
2 31 (32.63%) Citrix
3 23 (24.21%) VMware
4 9 (9.47%) Oracle
5 8 (8.42%) Cisco
6 7 (7.37%) LANDesk
7 5 (5.26%) HP
8 4 (4.21%) IBM
9 2 (2.11%) Avaya
9 2 (2.11%) AppSense
9 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.11%) Symantec
9 2 (2.11%) McAfee
10 1 (1.05%) Google
10 1 (1.05%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.05%) NetApp
10 1 (1.05%) Apple
Chester, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour + Excellent working environment!
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.50 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 17 days ago