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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 100 66 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.27% 5.00% 4.71%
As % of the System Software category 50.25% 63.46% 51.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 31 20
Average daily rate
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£253 £254 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% -5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £143 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £24.60 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
199 104 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.49% 7.87% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 52 44
Average daily rate £320 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 27
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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 +7 6 - - 2
Bury +1 1 - -
Oldham +1 1 £140 - 2
Rochdale - 1 - - 2
Wigan - 1 - - 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 180 (90.00%) Windows
2 81 (40.50%) Microsoft
3 79 (39.50%) VMware
4 65 (32.50%) Windows 7
5 62 (31.00%) Citrix
6 52 (26.00%) ITIL
7 45 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (21.50%) SCCM
9 42 (21.00%) Windows XP
9 42 (21.00%) MS Exchange
10 36 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (17.50%) Migration
12 32 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (15.00%) LAN
13 30 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (14.50%) WAN
14 29 (14.50%) XenApp
15 28 (14.00%) MS Excel
16 27 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2010
17 25 (12.50%) MS Office
18 21 (10.50%) DNS
19 20 (10.00%) DHCP
19 20 (10.00%) AppSense
20 19 (9.50%) Cisco
20 19 (9.50%) Hyper-V
21 18 (9.00%) MCSE
21 18 (9.00%) SAN
21 18 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
21 18 (9.00%) QA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 42 (21.00%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.50%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.50%) IIS
5 5 (2.50%) Lync
6 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.50%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) TPMS
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.00%) Office 365
2 3 (1.50%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.00%) LAN
2 29 (14.50%) WAN
3 21 (10.50%) DNS
4 20 (10.00%) DHCP
5 18 (9.00%) SAN
6 11 (5.50%) Firewall
7 10 (5.00%) VPN
8 9 (4.50%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.50%) VoIP
10 6 (3.00%) Intranet
10 6 (3.00%) VLAN
10 6 (3.00%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.50%) NAS
11 3 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.50%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.50%) Wireless
12 2 (1.00%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.00%) Cisco IPT
13 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.50%) MSI
2 2 (1.00%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (6.50%) Finance
2 7 (3.50%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.00%) Retail
5 3 (1.50%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Electronics
6 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (27.00%) Analyst
2 46 (23.00%) Support Engineer
3 27 (13.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 26 (13.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (11.50%) Service Analyst
5 23 (11.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 23 (11.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 18 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (9.00%) 1st Line Support
7 17 (8.50%) Technical Analyst
8 13 (6.50%) Desktop Support
8 13 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.50%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.00%) Citrix Analyst
12 7 (3.50%) Technical Engineer
12 7 (3.50%) Server Engineer
13 5 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
13 5 (2.50%) Help Desk Analyst
14 4 (2.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.50%) Middleware
2 3 (1.50%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.00%) .NET
4 1 (0.50%) J2EE
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.50%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.50%) Thin Client
1 13 (6.50%) Fat Client
2 12 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.00%) NHS
5 5 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.50%) DTV
6 3 (1.50%) Life Science
6 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.00%) Handset
7 2 (1.00%) Replication
7 2 (1.00%) Clustering
7 2 (1.00%) SecurID
7 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.00%) iPhone
7 2 (1.00%) iPad
7 2 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 180 (90.00%) Windows
2 65 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 45 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (21.00%) Windows XP
5 36 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.50%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.00%) Linux
9 8 (4.00%) UNIX
10 4 (2.00%) Solaris
11 3 (1.50%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.50%) CentOS
12 2 (1.00%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.00%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.50%) Android
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.50%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.50%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.00%) ITIL
2 35 (17.50%) Migration
3 18 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (8.50%) Project Management
5 12 (6.00%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (3.50%) Server Building
8 6 (3.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (3.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (3.00%) Change Management
9 5 (2.50%) Service Management
9 5 (2.50%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.50%) Application Discovery
10 4 (2.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (2.00%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (1.50%) Risk Management
11 3 (1.50%) Document Management
11 3 (1.50%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.50%) SQL
2 14 (7.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.50%) VBScript
4 5 (2.50%) VB
5 3 (1.50%) C
6 2 (1.00%) Java
6 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (9.00%) MCSE
3 14 (7.00%) MCSA
3 14 (7.00%) MCITP
4 13 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.50%) CCNA
6 8 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.50%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (3.00%) MCP
8 6 (3.00%) CCEE
9 4 (2.00%) CCAA
9 4 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.00%) CCA
9 4 (2.00%) CCIE
10 3 (1.50%) CCNP
11 2 (1.00%) CCEA
11 2 (1.00%) Degree
11 2 (1.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.00%) QA
2 17 (8.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (5.00%) SLA
4 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (14.50%) XenApp
3 19 (9.50%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.00%) BitLocker
5 9 (4.50%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.00%) MetaFrame
6 8 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (3.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.50%) vSphere
8 5 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.00%) NFS
9 4 (2.00%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.50%) Xen
10 3 (1.50%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.00%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (21.50%) SCCM
2 5 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.50%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.50%) WSUS
3 3 (1.50%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 81 (40.50%) Microsoft
2 79 (39.50%) VMware
3 62 (31.00%) Citrix
4 20 (10.00%) AppSense
5 19 (9.50%) Cisco
6 14 (7.00%) Wyse
7 13 (6.50%) NetApp
8 12 (6.00%) HP
9 11 (5.50%) EMC
10 10 (5.00%) McAfee
11 9 (4.50%) Lotus
12 7 (3.50%) IBM
13 6 (3.00%) Oracle
13 6 (3.00%) SAP
13 6 (3.00%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.00%) Sophos
14 5 (2.50%) Clearswift
15 4 (2.00%) Veeam
15 4 (2.00%) CheckPoint
16 3 (1.50%) Symantec
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Posted: 4 days ago
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