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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 16 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.53% 11.96% 3.60%
As % of the System Software category 48.48% 69.44% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £230 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.90% +88.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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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
33 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.47% 17.22% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 7
Average daily rate £427 £310 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.74% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% -5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £16.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 15 (60.00%) Citrix
4 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (48.00%) Windows XP
6 10 (40.00%) Local Government
7 9 (36.00%) MS Office
8 7 (28.00%) CSS
8 7 (28.00%) SOA
8 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (28.00%) SAML
8 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (28.00%) TOGAF
8 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (28.00%) Open Source
8 7 (28.00%) OAuth
8 7 (28.00%) CSS3
8 7 (28.00%) Mobile App
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (20.00%) Dutch Language
9 5 (20.00%) German Language
9 5 (20.00%) Migration
9 5 (20.00%) VMware
9 5 (20.00%) VMware ESX
9 5 (20.00%) HP
10 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (16.00%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (16.00%) IBM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Office
2 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
2 3 (12.00%) Wireless
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
1 1 (4.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (40.00%) Local Government
2 5 (20.00%) Dutch Language
2 5 (20.00%) German Language
3 4 (16.00%) French Language
3 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Russian Language
4 2 (8.00%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (8.00%) Turkish Language
5 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (4.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Applications Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Services Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) CSS
1 7 (28.00%) SAML
1 7 (28.00%) OAuth
1 7 (28.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) Handset
3 2 (8.00%) iPad
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (48.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.00%) Android
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) SOA
1 7 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (28.00%) TOGAF
1 7 (28.00%) Open Source
2 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Information Management
4 1 (4.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) VBScript
1 1 (4.00%) VB
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) MCDST
2 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.00%) PMP
2 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (60.00%) Citrix
3 5 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) AppSense
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) McAfee