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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 14 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.79% 7.27% 4.35%
As % of the System Software category 70.00% 38.71% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£150 - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £279 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 0
Average hourly rate £24.17 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
20 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.99% 18.79% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate £150 £325 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +80.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 21 August 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 39 (97.50%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) DHCP
3 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (47.50%) DNS
5 19 (47.50%) VMware
6 18 (45.00%) SAN
6 18 (45.00%) Hyper-V
7 17 (42.50%) SCOM
8 16 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 16 (40.00%) Citrix
9 14 (35.00%) LAN
9 14 (35.00%) WAN
9 14 (35.00%) Clustering
9 14 (35.00%) Local Government
10 13 (32.50%) SCCM
11 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
12 11 (27.50%) ITIL
12 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (25.00%) Migration
14 9 (22.50%) IIS
15 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
15 8 (20.00%) VMware ESX
15 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
15 8 (20.00%) High Availability
16 7 (17.50%) McAfee
17 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
17 6 (15.00%) XenApp
18 5 (12.50%) Windows XP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.00%) Lync
5 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) DHCP
2 19 (47.50%) DNS
3 18 (45.00%) SAN
4 16 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (35.00%) LAN
5 14 (35.00%) WAN
6 4 (10.00%) VLAN
7 2 (5.00%) VPN
7 2 (5.00%) VoIP
7 2 (5.00%) Firewall
7 2 (5.00%) Wireless
8 1 (2.50%) SMTP
8 1 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (35.00%) Local Government
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Clustering
2 5 (12.50%) PKI
3 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) Handset
4 2 (5.00%) Replication
4 2 (5.00%) CESG
4 2 (5.00%) iPad
5 1 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 39 (97.50%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.50%) UNIX
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.00%) AIX
8 2 (5.00%) Linux
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (20.00%) High Availability
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) Security Management
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.50%) Change Management
6 1 (2.50%) Information Security Management
6 1 (2.50%) Information Security
6 1 (2.50%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.50%) Release Management
6 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) MCDST
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PMP
3 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) XenApp
4 3 (7.50%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 17 (42.50%) SCOM
2 13 (32.50%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.50%) WSUS
4 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) VMware
2 16 (40.00%) Citrix
3 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.50%) McAfee
5 3 (7.50%) Symantec
5 3 (7.50%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Dell
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper