The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 10 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 16 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.52% 9.77% 7.59%
As % of the System Software category 61.54% 76.47% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £188 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -41.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £14.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £25.64 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
Active Directory
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

System Software Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
26 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.48% 12.78% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
Average daily rate £342 £188 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.53% -45.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £113 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £225 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -46.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £14.35 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Chester region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 August 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (74.19%) Windows
3 15 (48.39%) Citrix
4 14 (45.16%) MS Office
5 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
6 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
6 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
7 10 (32.26%) Local Government
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (22.58%) TOGAF
8 7 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (22.58%) SAML
8 7 (22.58%) SOA
8 7 (22.58%) CSS
8 7 (22.58%) Russian Language
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (22.58%) OAuth
8 7 (22.58%) Open Source
8 7 (22.58%) CSS3
8 7 (22.58%) Mobile App
9 6 (19.35%) German Language
10 5 (16.13%) French Language
10 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.13%) Portuguese Language
10 5 (16.13%) VMware
10 5 (16.13%) VMware ESX
10 5 (16.13%) Migration
10 5 (16.13%) HP
11 4 (12.90%) BizTalk Server

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 4 (12.90%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (45.16%) MS Office
2 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.90%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
1 1 (3.23%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (32.26%) Local Government
2 7 (22.58%) Russian Language
3 6 (19.35%) German Language
4 5 (16.13%) French Language
4 5 (16.13%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (12.90%) Turkish Language
5 4 (12.90%) Finance
5 4 (12.90%) Dutch Language
5 4 (12.90%) Italian Language
6 2 (6.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Service Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Administrator
5 4 (12.90%) Applications Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.23%) IT Support
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.23%) Technical Services Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Applications Packager
8 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) CSS
1 7 (22.58%) SAML
1 7 (22.58%) OAuth
1 7 (22.58%) CSS3
2 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Handset
3 2 (6.45%) iPad
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.23%) Android
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) SOA
1 7 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (22.58%) TOGAF
1 7 (22.58%) Open Source
2 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Stress Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.90%) ITSM
3 4 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Information Management
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBScript
2 1 (3.23%) VB
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.68%) MCDST
2 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PMP
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 15 (48.39%) Citrix
3 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) HP
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle
4 4 (12.90%) IBM
4 4 (12.90%) LANDesk
5 2 (6.45%) AppSense
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco