The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 7.02% 3.25% 3.51%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 38.46% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £230 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

System Software Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 7.02% 8.44% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 1
Average daily rate - £272 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Knutsford region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Knutsford region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (68.42%) IIS
3 13 (68.42%) SharePoint
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
5 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
5 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (42.11%) Cyber-Ark
6 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
6 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 5 (26.32%) Clustering
8 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (26.32%) DNS
8 5 (26.32%) SQL
8 5 (26.32%) .NET
9 3 (15.79%) SCCM
9 3 (15.79%) Web Development
9 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.79%) Banking
9 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 13 (68.42%) IIS
1 13 (68.42%) SharePoint
2 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.79%) Web Development
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Product Management
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) MCITP
1 2 (10.53%) MCTS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) CA
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Wincor Nixdorf