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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 93 78 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.06% 5.58% 8.19%
As % of the System Software category 60.78% 66.67% 64.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 28 42
Average daily rate £285 £306 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.93% +36.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £172 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.43 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £27.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
153 117 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.33% 8.37% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 66
Average daily rate £325 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.43 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford 0 3 £180 - 2
Bury - 2 - - 3
Cheadle - 2 £310 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 147 (87.50%) Windows
2 72 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 62 (36.90%) Windows Server
4 41 (24.40%) Windows 7
4 41 (24.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (23.81%) Migration
6 39 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (21.43%) VMware
8 29 (17.26%) Citrix
8 29 (17.26%) DNS
9 27 (16.07%) DHCP
9 27 (16.07%) PowerShell
10 26 (15.48%) MS Office
11 25 (14.88%) SQL Server
12 24 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 23 (13.69%) MS Excel
14 22 (13.10%) Windows XP
14 22 (13.10%) HP
15 21 (12.50%) SQL
15 21 (12.50%) ITIL
15 21 (12.50%) Office 365
16 20 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (11.31%) Cisco
17 19 (11.31%) Data Centre
18 16 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
19 14 (8.33%) Firewall
19 14 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (8.33%) Windows 8
20 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
20 12 (7.14%) VBScript

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.95%) IIS
4 9 (5.36%) Lync
5 6 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.98%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.19%) Apache
9 1 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (15.48%) MS Office
2 23 (13.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.19%) MS Project
3 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.50%) Office 365
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.19%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.26%) DNS
2 27 (16.07%) DHCP
3 14 (8.33%) Firewall
4 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 8 (4.76%) VPN
6 7 (4.17%) LAN
6 7 (4.17%) WAN
7 6 (3.57%) VLAN
7 6 (3.57%) VoIP
8 5 (2.98%) Wireless
9 4 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (1.79%) Intranet
10 3 (1.79%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.79%) SAN
11 2 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.19%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.98%) MSI
2 5 (2.98%) WiX
3 4 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.79%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (1.19%) Xcode
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 9 (5.36%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.76%) Finance
3 7 (4.17%) Legal
4 5 (2.98%) Banking
5 4 (2.38%) Law
6 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.79%) Retail
7 2 (1.19%) Advertising
7 2 (1.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 30 (17.86%) Analyst
2 28 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 17 (10.12%) IT Engineer
4 16 (9.52%) IT Support
5 15 (8.93%) Architect
6 13 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (7.74%) Desktop Support
6 13 (7.74%) Service Analyst
7 12 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (6.55%) Administrator
8 11 (6.55%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.95%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (5.95%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (5.36%) Active Directory Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.14%) .NET
2 8 (4.76%) Software Packaging
3 6 (3.57%) HTML
4 5 (2.98%) HTML5
4 5 (2.98%) jQuery
5 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.79%) CSS
5 3 (1.79%) Kendo UI
5 3 (1.79%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.79%) Web Services
6 2 (1.19%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.19%) Ajax
6 2 (1.19%) Middleware
6 2 (1.19%) WCF
6 2 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.31%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.55%) NHS
3 10 (5.95%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.98%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.98%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.19%) Clustering
7 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.19%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.19%) Replication
7 2 (1.19%) Social Media
8 1 (0.60%) CCTV
8 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.60%) EPoS
8 1 (0.60%) Life Science
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 147 (87.50%) Windows
2 62 (36.90%) Windows Server
3 41 (24.40%) Windows 7
3 41 (24.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.10%) Windows XP
6 20 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.95%) Linux
9 6 (3.57%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.98%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.38%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.19%) Android
12 2 (1.19%) NetWare
12 2 (1.19%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.19%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.60%) AIX
13 1 (0.60%) HPUX
13 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.81%) Migration
2 21 (12.50%) ITIL
3 11 (6.55%) Application Packaging
4 7 (4.17%) Project Management
5 6 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (3.57%) Risk Management
6 5 (2.98%) IT Governance
6 5 (2.98%) MVC
7 4 (2.38%) Change Control
7 4 (2.38%) ITSM
7 4 (2.38%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.79%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (1.79%) Data Migration
8 3 (1.79%) Document Management
8 3 (1.79%) Load Testing
8 3 (1.79%) Network Design
8 3 (1.79%) OOP
8 3 (1.79%) Server Building
8 3 (1.79%) Time Management
8 3 (1.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 21 (12.50%) SQL
3 12 (7.14%) VBScript
4 5 (2.98%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.38%) C#
5 4 (2.38%) Java
5 4 (2.38%) VB
6 3 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.19%) C
7 2 (1.19%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) MCSE
4 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.38%) CCEA
5 4 (2.38%) CCEE
5 4 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (2.38%) MCITP
5 4 (2.38%) MCP
6 3 (1.79%) CCIA
6 3 (1.79%) CCNA
6 3 (1.79%) MCSA
6 3 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.19%) MCDST
8 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.60%) Degree
8 1 (0.60%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.55%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (4.76%) XenApp
4 7 (4.17%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.79%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.79%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.79%) vSphere
6 2 (1.19%) NFS
6 2 (1.19%) UAG
6 2 (1.19%) Xen
7 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (7.14%) SCCM
2 3 (1.79%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.79%) SCSM
2 3 (1.79%) SCVMM
2 3 (1.79%) WSUS
3 2 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.19%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.60%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.60%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) vMotion
Vendors
1 72 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.43%) VMware
3 29 (17.26%) Citrix
4 22 (13.10%) HP
5 19 (11.31%) Cisco
6 11 (6.55%) NetApp
6 11 (6.55%) Oracle
7 10 (5.95%) AppSense
8 8 (4.76%) Wyse
9 5 (2.98%) Lotus
10 4 (2.38%) EMC
10 4 (2.38%) iManage
10 4 (2.38%) Sophos
10 4 (2.38%) WatchGuard
11 3 (1.79%) Becrypt
11 3 (1.79%) SAP
11 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.19%) Adobe
12 2 (1.19%) Dell
12 2 (1.19%) Novell
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