The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 91 52 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.43% 5.39% 4.54%
As % of the System Software category 64.08% 61.90% 49.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 20
Average daily rate £200 £190 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £272 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.70 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.97 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
142 84 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.04% 8.70% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 22 38
Average daily rate £275 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £359 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £10.30 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.79 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport 0 5 - - 2
Wigan - 3 - - 3
Oldham - 3 £158 - 3
Bolton -6 2 £200 -27.27% 1
Cheadle - - - - 3
Rochdale - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 144 (82.76%) Windows
2 98 (56.32%) Microsoft
3 62 (35.63%) Citrix
4 59 (33.91%) MS Exchange
5 55 (31.61%) MS Office
6 52 (29.89%) Windows 7
7 50 (28.74%) Windows XP
8 42 (24.14%) ITIL
9 37 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (20.69%) MS Excel
11 33 (18.97%) VPN
12 31 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (16.67%) HP
14 28 (16.09%) SCCM
15 27 (15.52%) DNS
16 26 (14.94%) VMware
17 24 (13.79%) Finance
17 24 (13.79%) Blackberry
18 22 (12.64%) Firewall
18 22 (12.64%) Windows 2000
19 19 (10.92%) Windows 8
20 18 (10.34%) SQL Server
20 18 (10.34%) MCSE
20 18 (10.34%) DHCP
21 17 (9.77%) Lotus
21 17 (9.77%) Linux
21 17 (9.77%) IBM Notes
21 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
21 17 (9.77%) PowerShell
21 17 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (33.91%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.77%) IBM Notes
2 17 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (6.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.30%) Lync
8 3 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.57%) Site Server
10 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (31.61%) MS Office
2 36 (20.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.97%) VPN
2 27 (15.52%) DNS
3 22 (12.64%) Firewall
4 18 (10.34%) DHCP
5 12 (6.90%) WAN
6 10 (5.75%) LAN
6 10 (5.75%) SSL
7 9 (5.17%) Wireless
7 9 (5.17%) SMTP
8 8 (4.60%) LDAP
8 8 (4.60%) SNMP
9 6 (3.45%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.45%) SAN
10 5 (2.87%) VoIP
11 4 (2.30%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (1.72%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.72%) Network Security
12 3 (1.72%) MPLS
12 3 (1.72%) Intranet
13 2 (1.15%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.57%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.57%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.57%) AdminStudio
General
1 24 (13.79%) Finance
2 4 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.15%) Banking
3 2 (1.15%) Local Government
4 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (25.86%) Analyst
2 36 (20.69%) Support Engineer
3 28 (16.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (10.92%) Service Analyst
4 19 (10.92%) Support Analyst
4 19 (10.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (8.05%) Desktop Support
6 12 (6.90%) Consultant
6 12 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 10 (5.75%) Applications Packager
7 10 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) IT Support
8 9 (5.17%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.60%) Network Analyst
10 6 (3.45%) Administrator
10 6 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.45%) Security Analyst
11 4 (2.30%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.32%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.87%) .NET
3 4 (2.30%) Web Services
4 2 (1.15%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.57%) WCF
5 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.02%) iPad
3 5 (2.87%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.87%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.30%) NHS
4 4 (2.30%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.72%) Statistics
6 2 (1.15%) Clustering
6 2 (1.15%) PDA
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) Handset
7 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 144 (82.76%) Windows
2 52 (29.89%) Windows 7
3 50 (28.74%) Windows XP
4 37 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (12.64%) Windows 2000
6 19 (10.92%) Windows 8
7 17 (9.77%) Linux
7 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (9.20%) NetWare
9 10 (5.75%) Windows Vista
10 8 (4.60%) UNIX
11 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.30%) Solaris
12 4 (2.30%) Windows NT
12 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.14%) ITIL
2 15 (8.62%) Project Management
3 12 (6.90%) Migration
4 10 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (5.75%) Network Management
5 8 (4.60%) Problem Management
6 6 (3.45%) Change Control
7 4 (2.30%) ITSM
7 4 (2.30%) Service Management
7 4 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (1.72%) Project Planning
8 3 (1.72%) Incident Management
8 3 (1.72%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (1.72%) Time Management
9 2 (1.15%) Change Management
9 2 (1.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (1.15%) Data Migration
9 2 (1.15%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.15%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.77%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.05%) VBScript
3 7 (4.02%) SQL
4 2 (1.15%) VB
4 2 (1.15%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.15%) AppleScript
5 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (10.34%) MCSE
3 14 (8.05%) CCNA
3 14 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (6.90%) MCTS
5 11 (6.32%) MCP
6 10 (5.75%) MCITP
7 6 (3.45%) MCSA
8 4 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.30%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.30%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.30%) Degree
9 1 (0.57%) CISA
9 1 (0.57%) CISM
9 1 (0.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.20%) XenDesktop
1 16 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (3.45%) XenApp
4 5 (2.87%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.72%) vSphere
5 3 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.72%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.15%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (16.09%) SCCM
2 16 (9.20%) ServiceCenter
3 10 (5.75%) WSUS
3 10 (5.75%) SCOM
4 2 (1.15%) OpenView
4 2 (1.15%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.15%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.15%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.57%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 98 (56.32%) Microsoft
2 62 (35.63%) Citrix
3 29 (16.67%) HP
4 26 (14.94%) VMware
5 17 (9.77%) Lotus
6 15 (8.62%) Cisco
7 13 (7.47%) Novell
8 11 (6.32%) AppSense
9 10 (5.75%) CheckPoint
10 9 (5.17%) Kaspersky
10 9 (5.17%) Wyse
11 6 (3.45%) Avaya
11 6 (3.45%) Clearswift
11 6 (3.45%) SurfControl
12 4 (2.30%) IBM
12 4 (2.30%) EMC
12 4 (2.30%) Nortel
12 4 (2.30%) Symantec
12 4 (2.30%) McAfee
12 4 (2.30%) Mitel
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