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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 5 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 18 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.14% 6.29% 3.70%
As % of the System Software category 81.82% 34.48% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
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£230 £240 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
22 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.06% 18.24% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate £230 £358 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.66% +98.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £40.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
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
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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 43 (93.48%) Windows
2 22 (47.83%) DHCP
2 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (45.65%) Citrix
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (43.48%) VMware
5 19 (41.30%) DNS
6 17 (36.96%) Local Government
7 16 (34.78%) SCCM
7 16 (34.78%) Hyper-V
7 16 (34.78%) Migration
8 15 (32.61%) SCOM
8 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
8 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
8 15 (32.61%) SAN
9 14 (30.43%) LAN
9 14 (30.43%) WAN
10 13 (28.26%) ITIL
10 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
10 13 (28.26%) Clustering
11 11 (23.91%) XenApp
12 10 (21.74%) IIS
13 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
13 9 (19.57%) VMware ESX
13 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
15 7 (15.22%) McAfee
16 6 (13.04%) SQL
16 6 (13.04%) VLAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (21.74%) IIS
2 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (6.52%) Lync
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
2 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) DHCP
2 19 (41.30%) DNS
3 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
3 15 (32.61%) SAN
4 14 (30.43%) LAN
4 14 (30.43%) WAN
5 6 (13.04%) VLAN
6 3 (6.52%) Firewall
7 2 (4.35%) VoIP
8 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (2.17%) Wireless
8 1 (2.17%) SMTP
8 1 (2.17%) VPN
8 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) AdminStudio
2 3 (6.52%) MSI
3 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (36.96%) Local Government
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Wintel Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Applications Packager
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) DBA
5 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.52%) PKI
3 3 (6.52%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) CESG
5 1 (2.17%) Handset
5 1 (2.17%) Firmware
5 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 43 (93.48%) Windows
2 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.87%) UNIX
7 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.52%) Linux
9 2 (4.35%) AIX
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Migration
2 13 (28.26%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) High Availability
4 4 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Release Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.35%) Security Management
7 1 (2.17%) Matrix Management
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.17%) Information Security
7 1 (2.17%) Service Management
7 1 (2.17%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.17%) Change Management
7 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) VBScript
3 5 (10.87%) VB
4 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) MCDST
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PMP
3 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Hyper-V
2 11 (23.91%) XenApp
3 9 (19.57%) VMware ESX
4 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.17%) vSphere
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) SCCM
2 15 (32.61%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Citrix
2 20 (43.48%) VMware
3 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
4 7 (15.22%) McAfee
5 5 (10.87%) AppSense
6 4 (8.70%) HP
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco
7 3 (6.52%) Symantec
8 2 (4.35%) Apple
8 2 (4.35%) Dell
9 1 (2.17%) Juniper