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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 63 63 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.75% 5.19% 5.81%
As % of the System Software category 62.38% 53.39% 61.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 23
Average daily rate
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£254 £298 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.62% +48.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £137 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £345 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £23.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
101 118 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.61% 9.71% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 45
Average daily rate £278 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £198 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -24.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.30 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £34.70
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 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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 3 - - 1
Altrincham - 2 £255 - 2
Bolton -1 1 - - 1
Bury - 1 £205 -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 109 (83.21%) Windows
2 55 (41.98%) Microsoft
3 47 (35.88%) Citrix
4 42 (32.06%) Windows 7
5 40 (30.53%) MS Exchange
6 38 (29.01%) ITIL
7 34 (25.95%) MS Office
8 31 (23.66%) Windows XP
9 29 (22.14%) VMware
10 26 (19.85%) SCCM
11 20 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (13.74%) MS Excel
14 16 (12.21%) SAN
15 15 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (9.92%) Finance
16 13 (9.92%) VPN
16 13 (9.92%) MCSE
17 12 (9.16%) SQL
17 12 (9.16%) SLA
18 11 (8.40%) Cisco
18 11 (8.40%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (7.63%) VBScript
19 10 (7.63%) MCP
19 10 (7.63%) LAN
19 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
19 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
20 9 (6.87%) Hyper-V
20 9 (6.87%) MCSA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 40 (30.53%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.82%) Lync
3 5 (3.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 34 (25.95%) MS Office
2 18 (13.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.21%) SAN
2 13 (9.92%) VPN
3 10 (7.63%) LAN
4 9 (6.87%) Firewall
5 8 (6.11%) DNS
5 8 (6.11%) DHCP
6 7 (5.34%) WAN
7 6 (4.58%) Wireless
8 4 (3.05%) VoIP
8 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.05%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.29%) NAS
9 3 (2.29%) SSL
9 3 (2.29%) Intranet
10 2 (1.53%) ADSL
10 2 (1.53%) VLAN
10 2 (1.53%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (1.53%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.76%) Network Security
11 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.76%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.76%) MSI
2 1 (0.76%) InstallShield
General
1 13 (9.92%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (23.66%) Analyst
2 22 (16.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (13.74%) Service Analyst
3 18 (13.74%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (12.98%) Support Engineer
5 15 (11.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (10.69%) Support Analyst
7 13 (9.92%) Administrator
8 11 (8.40%) Desktop Support
8 11 (8.40%) Consultant
9 10 (7.63%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 9 (6.87%) Project Manager
11 8 (6.11%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (4.58%) SCCM Administrator
13 5 (3.82%) IT Support
13 5 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 4 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 4 (3.05%) Network Administrator
14 4 (3.05%) Desktop Engineer
14 4 (3.05%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.53%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.34%) iPad
3 5 (3.82%) Tandem
4 4 (3.05%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.29%) Statistics
6 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.53%) Clustering
6 2 (1.53%) Economics
7 1 (0.76%) iPhone
7 1 (0.76%) Life Science
7 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.76%) Handset
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
7 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 109 (83.21%) Windows
2 42 (32.06%) Windows 7
3 31 (23.66%) Windows XP
4 20 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.34%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.05%) UNIX
8 4 (3.05%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.53%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.76%) Android
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.76%) AIX
10 1 (0.76%) Solaris
10 1 (0.76%) Linux
10 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.01%) ITIL
2 8 (6.11%) Migration
3 6 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (4.58%) Change Control
4 5 (3.82%) Project Management
4 5 (3.82%) PRINCE2
5 3 (2.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (2.29%) Information Security
5 3 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (2.29%) Service Management
6 2 (1.53%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.53%) Change Management
6 2 (1.53%) Workflow
6 2 (1.53%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.53%) Network Management
6 2 (1.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (1.53%) Time Management
6 2 (1.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (0.76%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (0.76%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.16%) SQL
2 10 (7.63%) VBScript
2 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.92%) MCSE
3 10 (7.63%) MCP
4 9 (6.87%) MCSA
5 8 (6.11%) MCTS
5 8 (6.11%) MCITP
6 5 (3.82%) CCNA
6 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.76%) Degree
10 1 (0.76%) CISA
10 1 (0.76%) CISM
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.16%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.87%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.34%) XenApp
4 4 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.53%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.53%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (19.85%) SCCM
2 6 (4.58%) SCOM
3 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.53%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.53%) OpenView
4 2 (1.53%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.53%) WSUS
4 2 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.76%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.76%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 55 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 47 (35.88%) Citrix
3 29 (22.14%) VMware
4 11 (8.40%) Cisco
5 7 (5.34%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.58%) IBM
7 5 (3.82%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.82%) Symantec
7 5 (3.82%) McAfee
7 5 (3.82%) Dell
8 4 (3.05%) HP
8 4 (3.05%) AppSense
8 4 (3.05%) Spiceworks
9 3 (2.29%) Veeam
9 3 (2.29%) Sophos
9 3 (2.29%) EMC
9 3 (2.29%) CA
10 2 (1.53%) NetApp
10 2 (1.53%) Avaya
10 2 (1.53%) SAP
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