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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 75 81 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.36% 7.34% 5.36%
As % of the System Software category 58.14% 60.90% 63.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 13
Average daily rate
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£338 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.74 £8.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £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
129 133 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.22% 12.05% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 60 33
Average daily rate £351 £250 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.20% -14.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £135 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -39.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £30.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 +3 2 - - 3
Oldham -5 2 £450 +38.46%
Bolton +3 1 - - 2
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 129 (80.63%) Windows
2 87 (54.38%) Microsoft
3 58 (36.25%) Citrix
4 53 (33.13%) Windows 7
5 49 (30.63%) VMware
6 40 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 38 (23.75%) ITIL
8 36 (22.50%) MS Exchange
9 32 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (18.75%) MS Office
11 28 (17.50%) SAN
12 27 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (16.88%) MS Excel
13 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (15.00%) Migration
15 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (13.75%) Firewall
16 22 (13.75%) SQL Server
17 20 (12.50%) LAN
18 16 (10.00%) Cisco
18 16 (10.00%) UNIX
19 15 (9.38%) IIS
19 15 (9.38%) SQL
19 15 (9.38%) Finance
19 15 (9.38%) Hyper-V
20 14 (8.75%) MCSE
20 14 (8.75%) WAN
21 13 (8.13%) DNS
21 13 (8.13%) NetApp

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 36 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.38%) IIS
3 12 (7.50%) IBM Notes
3 12 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.38%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.25%) Apache
8 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.63%) Lync
9 1 (0.63%) WorkSite
Applications
1 30 (18.75%) MS Office
2 27 (16.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.75%) Office 365
2 2 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.50%) SAN
2 22 (13.75%) Firewall
3 20 (12.50%) LAN
4 14 (8.75%) WAN
5 13 (8.13%) DNS
5 13 (8.13%) NAS
6 12 (7.50%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (5.63%) iSCSI
7 9 (5.63%) DHCP
7 9 (5.63%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.00%) VPN
9 7 (4.38%) VLAN
10 5 (3.13%) VPLS
10 5 (3.13%) Wireless
10 5 (3.13%) BGP
10 5 (3.13%) MPLS
11 4 (2.50%) OSPF
11 4 (2.50%) EIGRP
11 4 (2.50%) DMZ
11 4 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.88%) MySQL
3 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (9.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (22.50%) Analyst
2 23 (14.38%) Service Analyst
3 22 (13.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (10.63%) Desktop Support
5 16 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 15 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (9.38%) Project Manager
7 14 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Support Analyst
10 8 (5.00%) Support Technician
10 8 (5.00%) Architect
11 7 (4.38%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (3.75%) Senior Manager
12 6 (3.75%) IT Support
12 6 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.75%) Senior Project Manager
12 6 (3.75%) Team Leader
12 6 (3.75%) Server Engineer
13 5 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.88%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.63%) ADSI
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.63%) Replication
3 8 (5.00%) Clustering
3 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.38%) Celerra
5 4 (2.50%) Life Science
5 4 (2.50%) iPad
6 2 (1.25%) Statistics
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.63%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 129 (80.63%) Windows
2 53 (33.13%) Windows 7
3 40 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 32 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (10.00%) UNIX
8 10 (6.25%) Solaris
8 10 (6.25%) Linux
9 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.88%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.88%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.25%) HPUX
11 2 (1.25%) NetWare
11 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.63%) CentOS
12 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.75%) ITIL
2 24 (15.00%) Migration
3 12 (7.50%) Change Control
4 11 (6.88%) Project Management
5 7 (4.38%) PRINCE2
5 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.50%) Change Management
7 4 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (2.50%) Information Security
7 4 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.50%) Project Governance
7 4 (2.50%) DevOps
7 4 (2.50%) Coaching
8 3 (1.88%) People Management
8 3 (1.88%) Email Migration
8 3 (1.88%) Mentoring
8 3 (1.88%) High Availability
8 3 (1.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (1.25%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.38%) SQL
2 9 (5.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.13%) VBScript
4 3 (1.88%) VB
5 2 (1.25%) PHP
6 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.75%) MCSE
3 10 (6.25%) CCNA
3 10 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (3.75%) MCSA
5 6 (3.75%) MCITP
6 5 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.13%) MCP
7 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.25%) MCTS
10 1 (0.63%) CCEE
10 1 (0.63%) CCIA
10 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.63%) Degree
10 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.63%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 7 (4.38%) XenApp
4 7 (4.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (4.38%) Terminal Services
5 6 (3.75%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.13%) vSphere
7 4 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.63%) Xen
9 1 (0.63%) NFS
9 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (8.13%) SCCM
2 4 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.25%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.25%) Puppet
3 2 (1.25%) Ansible
3 2 (1.25%) Salt
3 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.63%) WSUS
4 1 (0.63%) OpenView
4 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (54.38%) Microsoft
2 58 (36.25%) Citrix
3 49 (30.63%) VMware
4 16 (10.00%) Cisco
5 13 (8.13%) NetApp
6 12 (7.50%) Lotus
7 11 (6.88%) EMC
8 10 (6.25%) HP
9 9 (5.63%) Oracle
10 8 (5.00%) Dell
11 7 (4.38%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.38%) CheckPoint
12 5 (3.13%) Nortel
13 4 (2.50%) Adobe
13 4 (2.50%) AppSense
14 3 (1.88%) Spiceworks
14 3 (1.88%) Sun
14 3 (1.88%) IBM
14 3 (1.88%) Wyse
14 3 (1.88%) StorageTek
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