The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 82 54 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.77% 4.60% 5.28%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 62.07% 58.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 20
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £135 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £513 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.18% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 20
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.65 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £25.00 £25.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Active Directory
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
123 87 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.65% 7.40% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 46
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 25
Average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.93 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £31.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +6 5 - - 1
Oldham -5 2 - -
Altrincham - 2 £265 -
Salford +5 1 - - 2
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Wigan - - - - 3
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 105 (79.55%) Windows
2 54 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 50 (37.88%) Citrix
4 49 (37.12%) Windows 7
5 34 (25.76%) ITIL
6 33 (25.00%) VMware
7 31 (23.48%) Windows XP
8 29 (21.97%) MS Exchange
8 29 (21.97%) MS Office
9 27 (20.45%) SAN
10 22 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (16.67%) SCCM
11 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (12.88%) Finance
13 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (11.36%) Hyper-V
14 15 (11.36%) Migration
15 13 (9.85%) MS Excel
15 13 (9.85%) MCSE
15 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (9.85%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (9.09%) PowerShell
16 12 (9.09%) NAS
16 12 (9.09%) LAN
16 12 (9.09%) UNIX
16 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
16 12 (9.09%) SLA
17 11 (8.33%) Firewall
17 11 (8.33%) Blackberry
17 11 (8.33%) Cisco

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 29 (21.97%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.30%) IIS
3 7 (5.30%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.52%) Lync
7 2 (1.52%) Apache
7 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.76%) WorkSite
Applications
1 29 (21.97%) MS Office
2 13 (9.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.45%) SAN
2 12 (9.09%) LAN
2 12 (9.09%) NAS
3 11 (8.33%) Firewall
4 10 (7.58%) WAN
5 9 (6.82%) VPN
5 9 (6.82%) DNS
6 8 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (5.30%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.55%) DHCP
9 5 (3.79%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (3.03%) Wireless
10 4 (3.03%) Wireshark
11 3 (2.27%) VLAN
11 3 (2.27%) VPLS
11 3 (2.27%) VoIP
11 3 (2.27%) DMZ
11 3 (2.27%) Intranet
11 3 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 17 (12.88%) Finance
2 4 (3.03%) Banking
3 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (17.42%) Analyst
2 19 (14.39%) Desktop Support
3 17 (12.88%) Service Analyst
4 16 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (10.61%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (9.85%) Support Engineer
6 13 (9.85%) Project Manager
7 12 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (7.58%) Consultant
9 8 (6.06%) Administrator
9 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (5.30%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (4.55%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.55%) Server Engineer
12 5 (3.79%) Senior Project Manager
12 5 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 5 (3.79%) Senior Manager
12 5 (3.79%) Support Technician
12 5 (3.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.03%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.76%) .NET
2 1 (0.76%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.30%) Clustering
3 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.79%) Celerra
4 5 (3.79%) Replication
5 4 (3.03%) Life Science
5 4 (3.03%) iPad
6 3 (2.27%) Tandem
7 2 (1.52%) Economics
7 2 (1.52%) Statistics
7 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 105 (79.55%) Windows
2 49 (37.12%) Windows 7
3 31 (23.48%) Windows XP
4 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (9.09%) UNIX
7 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (6.06%) Solaris
9 4 (3.03%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.03%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.52%) Linux
11 2 (1.52%) NetWare
11 2 (1.52%) HPUX
12 1 (0.76%) AIX
12 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.76%) Android
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.76%) ITIL
2 15 (11.36%) Migration
3 11 (8.33%) Change Control
4 7 (5.30%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.55%) Project Management
6 5 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.03%) Service Management
7 4 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.03%) Project Governance
7 4 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.03%) Coaching
8 3 (2.27%) People Management
8 3 (2.27%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.27%) Email Migration
8 3 (2.27%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.27%) Information Security
9 2 (1.52%) Change Management
9 2 (1.52%) Line Management
9 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (1.52%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.33%) SQL
3 8 (6.06%) VBScript
4 3 (2.27%) VB
5 2 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.85%) MCSE
3 9 (6.82%) MCITP
4 8 (6.06%) MCSA
5 7 (5.30%) MCP
6 5 (3.79%) MCTS
6 5 (3.79%) CCNA
6 5 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 15 (11.36%) Hyper-V
2 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.30%) VMware ESX
3 7 (5.30%) XenApp
4 5 (3.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 5 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.79%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (3.79%) SCOM
3 4 (3.03%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.52%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.76%) OpenView
6 1 (0.76%) WSUS
6 1 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.76%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 54 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 50 (37.88%) Citrix
3 33 (25.00%) VMware
4 11 (8.33%) Cisco
5 10 (7.58%) EMC
6 8 (6.06%) HP
6 8 (6.06%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.30%) Symantec
7 7 (5.30%) Lotus
7 7 (5.30%) SolarWinds
7 7 (5.30%) Dell
8 4 (3.03%) IBM
8 4 (3.03%) Oracle
8 4 (3.03%) Nortel
8 4 (3.03%) Spiceworks
8 4 (3.03%) AppSense
9 3 (2.27%) Veeam
9 3 (2.27%) StorageTek
9 3 (2.27%) Sophos
9 3 (2.27%) SAP
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