The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Chester 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 27 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.38% 2.78% 5.21%
As % of the System Software category 64.29% 22.22% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £125 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £55.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +292.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.15% 12.50% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £223 £278 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 3
Average hourly rate £34.06 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
Cheshire

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Chester region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Chester region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Chester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) Citrix
3 25 (62.50%) Local Government
4 22 (55.00%) XenApp
5 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (45.00%) Migration
6 17 (42.50%) LAN
6 17 (42.50%) WAN
6 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
6 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (40.00%) VMware
8 14 (35.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (32.50%) SCOM
10 12 (30.00%) AppSense
11 11 (27.50%) ITIL
11 11 (27.50%) SCCM
11 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
12 10 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
12 10 (25.00%) VBScript
12 10 (25.00%) VB
12 10 (25.00%) DHCP
13 9 (22.50%) AdminStudio
13 9 (22.50%) DNS
13 9 (22.50%) IIS
13 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
13 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 8 (20.00%) SAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 9 (22.50%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Lync
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (42.50%) LAN
1 17 (42.50%) WAN
2 10 (25.00%) DHCP
3 9 (22.50%) DNS
4 8 (20.00%) SAN
4 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (15.00%) VLAN
6 4 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.50%) Firewall
7 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) AdminStudio
2 3 (7.50%) MSI
General
1 25 (62.50%) Local Government
2 3 (7.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Applications Packager
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) SCCM Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) IT Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Clustering
2 6 (15.00%) PKI
3 3 (7.50%) NHS
3 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) CESG
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
3 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.00%) AIX
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Migration
2 11 (27.50%) ITIL
3 10 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) Release Management
6 2 (5.00%) Security Management
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.50%) Information Security
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) VBScript
1 10 (25.00%) VB
1 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) LINC
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) ISEB
1 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) XenApp
2 14 (35.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
5 5 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 4 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (10.00%) vSphere
7 2 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) SCOM
2 11 (27.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Citrix
2 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (40.00%) VMware
4 12 (30.00%) AppSense
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco
5 4 (10.00%) McAfee
6 2 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (2.50%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper