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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 36 19
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 81 49 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.34% 4.82% 8.07%
As % of the System Software category 59.12% 55.06% 62.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 15 17
Median daily rate £425 £425 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +57.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 23
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -32.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.68 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £20.19 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
137 89 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.41% 8.76% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 40 28
Median daily rate £425 £438 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +62.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 30
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.42 £33.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.86% -56.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.93 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +29 51 £425 +1.19% 5
Chester +1 15 £425 -5.55% 6
Macclesfield -3 3 - -
Wilmslow - 2 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 99 (77.95%) Windows
2 81 (63.78%) Microsoft
3 57 (44.88%) SCCM
4 47 (37.01%) Migration
5 46 (36.22%) Windows Server
6 44 (34.65%) Citrix
6 44 (34.65%) PowerShell
7 43 (33.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (31.50%) SCOM
9 37 (29.13%) Security Cleared
10 35 (27.56%) VMware
11 33 (25.98%) MS Exchange
12 31 (24.41%) Software Engineering
12 31 (24.41%) SC Cleared
13 30 (23.62%) Test Automation
14 29 (22.83%) SharePoint
14 29 (22.83%) Skype for Business
15 25 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (18.11%) Hyper-V
17 22 (17.32%) Data Migration
17 22 (17.32%) ITIL
17 22 (17.32%) MS Office
17 22 (17.32%) Skype
18 21 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (15.75%) Windows 7
19 20 (15.75%) DNS
20 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
20 19 (14.96%) Data Centre
20 19 (14.96%) Windows 10
21 17 (13.39%) SharePoint 2013

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 33 (25.98%) MS Exchange
2 29 (22.83%) SharePoint
2 29 (22.83%) Skype for Business
3 17 (13.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (4.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.15%) IIS
7 2 (1.57%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.79%) Apache
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.79%) JBoss
8 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (17.32%) MS Office
2 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (12.60%) Office 365
3 5 (3.94%) SaaS
4 4 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.15%) IaaS
4 4 (3.15%) SoftLayer
5 3 (2.36%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.32%) Skype
2 20 (15.75%) DNS
3 13 (10.24%) DHCP
4 12 (9.45%) WAN
5 9 (7.09%) SAN
5 9 (7.09%) VPN
6 7 (5.51%) Firewall
6 7 (5.51%) SSL
7 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.15%) LAN
8 4 (3.15%) Wireless
9 3 (2.36%) Internet
9 3 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.36%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.36%) VoIP
10 2 (1.57%) LDAP
10 2 (1.57%) NAS
10 2 (1.57%) SMTP
10 2 (1.57%) VLAN
11 1 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.09%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.15%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (12.60%) Local Government
2 8 (6.30%) Finance
3 7 (5.51%) German Language
4 6 (4.72%) Dutch Language
5 4 (3.15%) Retail
6 3 (2.36%) Banking
6 3 (2.36%) French Language
6 3 (2.36%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.36%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.57%) Advertising
7 2 (1.57%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.57%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (23.62%) Architect
2 14 (11.02%) Analyst
3 11 (8.66%) Service Analyst
3 11 (8.66%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (7.09%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.30%) Designer
5 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.72%) Migration Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.94%) Active Directory Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.94%) IT Architect
8 5 (3.94%) IT Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) E-Commerce Architect
9 4 (3.15%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) .NET
2 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.57%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.79%) CSS
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) JSP
3 1 (0.79%) LAMP
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.30%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.51%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.51%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.51%) VCE vBlock
4 6 (4.72%) Clustering
4 6 (4.72%) FlexPod
5 5 (3.94%) PKI
6 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.79%) Handset
9 1 (0.79%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.79%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.79%) Informatics
9 1 (0.79%) iPad
9 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (77.95%) Windows
2 46 (36.22%) Windows Server
3 43 (33.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (15.75%) Windows 7
5 19 (14.96%) Windows 10
6 15 (11.81%) Windows 8
7 14 (11.02%) Linux
8 12 (9.45%) Windows XP
9 11 (8.66%) Apple iOS
9 11 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (5.51%) AIX
11 7 (5.51%) Android
11 7 (5.51%) HPUX
11 7 (5.51%) Solaris
12 5 (3.94%) Windows Vista
13 4 (3.15%) Unix
14 3 (2.36%) Mac OS
14 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.01%) Migration
2 31 (24.41%) Software Engineering
3 30 (23.62%) Test Automation
4 22 (17.32%) Data Migration
4 22 (17.32%) ITIL
5 10 (7.87%) Identity Management
6 6 (4.72%) ERP
7 5 (3.94%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 5 (3.94%) Project Management
7 5 (3.94%) Service Management
8 4 (3.15%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.15%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.15%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.15%) Records Management
8 4 (3.15%) Storage Virtualisation
9 3 (2.36%) Application Packaging
9 3 (2.36%) High Availability
9 3 (2.36%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.65%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.24%) SQL
3 3 (2.36%) C#
4 2 (1.57%) Java
4 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.57%) Perl
4 2 (1.57%) PHP
4 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (29.13%) Security Cleared
2 31 (24.41%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.09%) MCITP
5 7 (5.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (5.51%) MCSA
6 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.57%) CCNP
8 2 (1.57%) MCP
9 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.79%) CCIE
9 1 (0.79%) CCNA
9 1 (0.79%) CCSP
9 1 (0.79%) HND
9 1 (0.79%) MCDST
9 1 (0.79%) MCTS
9 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) SLA
2 4 (3.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (18.11%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.87%) vSphere
4 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.36%) XenApp
5 2 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.57%) Postfix
5 2 (1.57%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.79%) UAG
6 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 57 (44.88%) SCCM
2 40 (31.50%) SCOM
3 5 (3.94%) Puppet
3 5 (3.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.15%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Intune
6 2 (1.57%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.57%) SmoothWall
6 2 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.57%) vRealize
7 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 81 (63.78%) Microsoft
2 44 (34.65%) Citrix
3 35 (27.56%) VMware
4 16 (12.60%) Cisco
5 14 (11.02%) HP
6 11 (8.66%) IBM
7 8 (6.30%) Juniper
8 7 (5.51%) Dell
8 7 (5.51%) Sun
9 6 (4.72%) Oracle
10 4 (3.15%) ATG
10 4 (3.15%) Teradata
11 3 (2.36%) Apple
11 3 (2.36%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.36%) Symantec
12 2 (1.57%) Avaya
12 2 (1.57%) EMC
12 2 (1.57%) Lotus
12 2 (1.57%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.57%) NetApp
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