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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 42 63 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.64% 5.96% 9.18%
As % of the System Software category 70.00% 55.26% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 33
Median daily rate £300 £333 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £174 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £628 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 24
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -11.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
60 114 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.05% 10.79% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 66 44
Median daily rate £358 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £244 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £605 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -16.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 +20 24 £350 -2.09% 3
Chester -12 5 - - 2
Macclesfield - 2 - - 2
Winsford - 2 - -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 98 (79.03%) Windows
2 69 (55.65%) Microsoft
3 56 (45.16%) Migration
4 55 (44.35%) Security Cleared
5 53 (42.74%) SCCM
6 51 (41.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (41.13%) Windows Server
7 44 (35.48%) SC Cleared
8 42 (33.87%) PowerShell
9 40 (32.26%) Citrix
10 39 (31.45%) SCOM
11 31 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 31 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 31 (25.00%) Linux
12 30 (24.19%) Test Automation
13 26 (20.97%) VMware
14 25 (20.16%) SharePoint
14 25 (20.16%) SQL
15 23 (18.55%) DHCP
15 23 (18.55%) Skype for Business
15 23 (18.55%) Skype
16 22 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (17.74%) Data Migration
17 21 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 20 (16.13%) Oracle
18 20 (16.13%) MS Office
19 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
19 19 (15.32%) EMC
19 19 (15.32%) Windows 10
20 18 (14.52%) Data Centre

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 31 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 25 (20.16%) SharePoint
3 23 (18.55%) Skype for Business
4 16 (12.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.23%) IIS
6 2 (1.61%) Apache
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.61%) JBoss
6 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (16.13%) MS Office
2 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.29%) Office 365
2 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.84%) IaaS
4 5 (4.03%) PaaS
4 5 (4.03%) SaaS
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.61%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.61%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.55%) DHCP
1 23 (18.55%) Skype
2 9 (7.26%) DNS
2 9 (7.26%) SAN
3 7 (5.65%) Firewall
4 5 (4.03%) Internet
4 5 (4.03%) LAN
4 5 (4.03%) WAN
5 4 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.42%) SSL
6 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.42%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.42%) Wireless
7 2 (1.61%) Network Security
7 2 (1.61%) PCoIP
7 2 (1.61%) Softphone
7 2 (1.61%) VPN
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.81%) MPLS
8 1 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.71%) DB2
2 11 (8.87%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.26%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (7.26%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) German Language
3 5 (4.03%) Dutch Language
3 5 (4.03%) French Language
3 5 (4.03%) Local Government
4 4 (3.23%) Italian Language
4 4 (3.23%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (25.00%) Architect
2 12 (9.68%) Analyst
2 12 (9.68%) Designer
3 10 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (6.45%) Service Analyst
4 8 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (4.84%) Project Manager
5 6 (4.84%) Senior Architect
5 6 (4.84%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.03%) AIX Architect
6 5 (4.03%) Lead Architect
6 5 (4.03%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (3.23%) Active Directory Architect
7 4 (3.23%) Administrator
7 4 (3.23%) Consultant
7 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) .NET
1 3 (2.42%) .NET Framework
1 3 (2.42%) Middleware
2 2 (1.61%) JSP
2 2 (1.61%) LAMP
2 2 (1.61%) WAMP
2 2 (1.61%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.81%) CSS
3 1 (0.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.52%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.90%) Mainframe
3 7 (5.65%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.65%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.03%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.03%) PKI
5 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.61%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.61%) NHS
7 2 (1.61%) PMI
8 1 (0.81%) Clustering
8 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.81%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.81%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 98 (79.03%) Windows
2 51 (41.13%) Windows Server
2 51 (41.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (25.00%) Linux
4 21 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (15.32%) Windows 10
6 18 (14.52%) AIX
7 17 (13.71%) HPUX
7 17 (13.71%) Solaris
8 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (8.87%) Windows 8
10 10 (8.06%) Windows 7
10 10 (8.06%) Windows XP
11 8 (6.45%) Unix
11 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.81%) Android
13 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.16%) Migration
2 31 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 30 (24.19%) Test Automation
4 22 (17.74%) Data Migration
5 12 (9.68%) ITIL
6 10 (8.06%) Project Management
7 9 (7.26%) Identity Management
8 6 (4.84%) Application Packaging
8 6 (4.84%) TOGAF
9 5 (4.03%) Change Management
9 5 (4.03%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 4 (3.23%) Application Discovery
10 4 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.23%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.23%) Records Management
10 4 (3.23%) Service Management
10 4 (3.23%) Storage Virtualisation
10 4 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.87%) PowerShell
2 25 (20.16%) SQL
3 3 (2.42%) Java
3 3 (2.42%) PHP
4 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) C#
Qualifications
1 55 (44.35%) Security Cleared
2 44 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.23%) MCITP
4 4 (3.23%) MCSA
4 4 (3.23%) MCSE
4 4 (3.23%) MCTS
5 2 (1.61%) CCNP
5 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.61%) MCP
5 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.61%) RHCE
6 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.81%) CCIE
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) CCSP
6 1 (0.81%) Degree
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.87%) vSphere
3 7 (5.65%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.65%) XenApp
4 4 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.42%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.61%) UAG
6 2 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.81%) Postfix
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (42.74%) SCCM
2 39 (31.45%) SCOM
3 6 (4.84%) Puppet
4 4 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.23%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.61%) SmoothWall
6 2 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.61%) WSUS
7 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 69 (55.65%) Microsoft
2 40 (32.26%) Citrix
3 26 (20.97%) VMware
4 20 (16.13%) Oracle
5 19 (15.32%) EMC
6 9 (7.26%) HP
7 7 (5.65%) Cisco
8 6 (4.84%) IBM
9 4 (3.23%) Symantec
10 3 (2.42%) AppSense
11 2 (1.61%) ATG
11 2 (1.61%) Avaya
11 2 (1.61%) Bloomberg
11 2 (1.61%) Brocade
11 2 (1.61%) Juniper
11 2 (1.61%) Lotus
11 2 (1.61%) NetApp
11 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.61%) Reuters
11 2 (1.61%) Teradata