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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 138 105 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.51% 7.01% 5.64%
As % of the System Software category 66.35% 66.04% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 48 23
Median daily rate £338 £229 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% +90.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £149 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £415 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £19.35 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +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
208 159 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.32% 10.61% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 77 46
Median daily rate £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £11.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £19.94 £24.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.95% +8.54%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -12 2 £1,000 - 1
Rochdale - 2 - -
Oldham +2 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 170 (76.58%) Windows
2 79 (35.59%) Windows Server
3 75 (33.78%) VMware
4 69 (31.08%) Microsoft
5 61 (27.48%) Citrix
6 54 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (23.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (19.82%) MS Excel
9 41 (18.47%) ITIL
9 41 (18.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (18.02%) Data Centre
11 39 (17.57%) Windows 7
11 39 (17.57%) Finance
12 37 (16.67%) HP
13 36 (16.22%) DNS
14 33 (14.86%) SQL Server
15 31 (13.96%) Cisco
16 29 (13.06%) DHCP
17 28 (12.61%) MS Office
18 26 (11.71%) Application Packaging
19 25 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (10.81%) AppSense
20 24 (10.81%) Risk Management
20 24 (10.81%) SQL
20 24 (10.81%) MS Exchange
21 22 (9.91%) TCP/IP
21 22 (9.91%) Migration
22 21 (9.46%) Microsoft App-V
22 21 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
23 20 (9.01%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.95%) IIS
2 11 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.80%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.90%) Apache
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.45%) nginx
7 1 (0.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 44 (19.82%) MS Excel
2 28 (12.61%) MS Office
3 10 (4.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.35%) MS Project
4 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.11%) Office 365
2 8 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.25%) IaaS
6 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.35%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.90%) PaaS
7 2 (0.90%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.22%) DNS
2 29 (13.06%) DHCP
3 22 (9.91%) TCP/IP
4 19 (8.56%) Firewall
5 17 (7.66%) NetScaler
6 13 (5.86%) Network Security
6 13 (5.86%) VPN
7 9 (4.05%) VLAN
8 8 (3.60%) SAN
9 7 (3.15%) VoIP
10 4 (1.80%) LAN
10 4 (1.80%) WAN
11 3 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.35%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.90%) LDAP
12 2 (0.90%) NAS
12 2 (0.90%) Skype
12 2 (0.90%) WLAN
13 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.05%) Data Mining
3 8 (3.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.45%) DataStage
4 1 (0.45%) DB2
4 1 (0.45%) MySQL
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.90%) MSI
2 2 (0.90%) WiX
3 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
General
1 39 (17.57%) Finance
2 13 (5.86%) Banking
3 10 (4.50%) Legal
3 10 (4.50%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.05%) Law
5 7 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.70%) French Language
7 4 (1.80%) Back Office
8 3 (1.35%) German Language
8 3 (1.35%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.90%) Marketing
9 2 (0.90%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (20.27%) Analyst
2 29 (13.06%) Architect
2 29 (13.06%) Support Engineer
3 22 (9.91%) Citrix Specialist
4 20 (9.01%) Support Analyst
5 16 (7.21%) Desktop Support
6 15 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 14 (6.31%) Service Analyst
7 14 (6.31%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.86%) Consultant
9 11 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (4.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.95%) IT Manager
10 10 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (4.50%) IT Risk Manager
10 10 (4.50%) IT Security Manager
10 10 (4.50%) Risk Manager
10 10 (4.50%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.50%) Middleware
2 8 (3.60%) .NET
3 6 (2.70%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.80%) Web Services
5 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.45%) CSS
5 1 (0.45%) HTML
5 1 (0.45%) HTML5
5 1 (0.45%) LESS
5 1 (0.45%) Sass
5 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.02%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.11%) Fat Client
2 18 (8.11%) Thin Client
3 14 (6.31%) PKI
4 10 (4.50%) Cryptography
5 8 (3.60%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.60%) Life Science
6 6 (2.70%) NHS
7 5 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.35%) Clustering
8 3 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.35%) Social Media
9 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.45%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.45%) iPad
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 170 (76.58%) Windows
2 79 (35.59%) Windows Server
3 54 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (23.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (18.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (17.57%) Windows 7
7 19 (8.56%) Linux
8 15 (6.76%) Unix
9 12 (5.41%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.50%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.70%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.70%) Solaris
11 6 (2.70%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.80%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.35%) AIX
14 1 (0.45%) CentOS
14 1 (0.45%) HPUX
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.47%) ITIL
2 26 (11.71%) Application Packaging
3 24 (10.81%) Risk Management
4 22 (9.91%) Migration
5 17 (7.66%) ERP
6 14 (6.31%) Information Security
7 13 (5.86%) Security Operations
8 12 (5.41%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.41%) TOGAF
9 11 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (4.95%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (4.50%) Business Analysis
10 10 (4.50%) Data Management
10 10 (4.50%) IT Governance
10 10 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (4.50%) SIEM
10 10 (4.50%) Threat Management
10 10 (4.50%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (4.05%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.81%) SQL
2 20 (9.01%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.80%) C
4 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.90%) VB
4 2 (0.90%) VBScript
5 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.45%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (4.50%) CCNA
3 10 (4.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (3.60%) CISM
4 8 (3.60%) CISSP
4 8 (3.60%) MCSE
5 7 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.15%) MOS
6 6 (2.70%) MCDST
6 6 (2.70%) MCP
7 5 (2.25%) MCSA
8 4 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.35%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.90%) Degree
11 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.45%) CCEE
11 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.11%) PCI DSS
2 15 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.60%) COBIT
4 4 (1.80%) SLA
5 2 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 25 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (5.86%) XenApp
4 9 (4.05%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (2.25%) vSphere
7 3 (1.35%) NFS
7 3 (1.35%) UAG
7 3 (1.35%) Xen
8 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (7.66%) SCCM
2 12 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 12 (5.41%) SCOM
3 7 (3.15%) WSUS
4 3 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.45%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 75 (33.78%) VMware
2 69 (31.08%) Microsoft
3 61 (27.48%) Citrix
4 37 (16.67%) HP
5 31 (13.96%) Cisco
6 24 (10.81%) AppSense
7 18 (8.11%) Intel Security
7 18 (8.11%) Wyse
8 16 (7.21%) Oracle
9 12 (5.41%) NetApp
9 12 (5.41%) Remedy
9 12 (5.41%) Symantec
10 11 (4.95%) Dell
11 10 (4.50%) Splunk
12 8 (3.60%) ServiceNow
13 7 (3.15%) EMC
14 6 (2.70%) IBM
15 5 (2.25%) Qualys
15 5 (2.25%) SAP
15 5 (2.25%) Veeam
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