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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 9 9 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 14 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.53% 12.74% 1.97%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 61.36% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
21 44 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.79% 20.75% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Average daily rate £400 £225 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -44.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £225 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 22 October 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) DHCP
3 15 (46.88%) Citrix
4 14 (43.75%) SAN
4 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (43.75%) DNS
4 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 14 (43.75%) SCCM
5 13 (40.63%) Local Government
6 12 (37.50%) SCOM
6 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 12 (37.50%) Clustering
7 11 (34.38%) VMware
7 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
7 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
8 10 (31.25%) ITIL
9 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (21.88%) XenApp
10 7 (21.88%) High Availability
11 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
11 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
12 5 (15.63%) LAN
12 5 (15.63%) WAN
12 5 (15.63%) VPN
12 5 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
12 5 (15.63%) McAfee
12 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
12 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (12.50%) Lync
4 3 (9.38%) IIS
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) DHCP
2 14 (43.75%) SAN
2 14 (43.75%) DNS
3 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (15.63%) LAN
4 5 (15.63%) WAN
4 5 (15.63%) VPN
5 3 (9.38%) VLAN
5 3 (9.38%) Wireless
6 2 (6.25%) Firewall
6 2 (6.25%) SSL
6 2 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (40.63%) Local Government
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Wintel Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Packager
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Clustering
2 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.38%) Handset
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) iPad
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) User Experience
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.25%) Android
7 2 (6.25%) Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) High Availability
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) VBScript
2 2 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCDST
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
2 7 (21.88%) XenApp
3 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) Firmware
5 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) SCCM
2 12 (37.50%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
4 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Citrix
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) McAfee
5 3 (9.38%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) AppSense
6 2 (6.25%) Dell
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) Apple
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) EMC