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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 113 51 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.99% 4.14% 5.80%
As % of the System Software category 55.39% 54.26% 55.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 14 30
Average daily rate
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£239 £190 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.65% -24.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £152 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £437 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 15
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 £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
204 94 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.62% 7.64% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 41 55
Average daily rate £310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £326 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 24
Average hourly rate £14.00 £23.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.42% +10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Stockport +3 3 - - 2
Bolton -1 1 £1,000 -
Oldham - 1 £140 - 3
Wigan - 1 - - 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 190 (87.96%) Windows
2 94 (43.52%) VMware
3 86 (39.81%) Microsoft
4 79 (36.57%) Citrix
5 61 (28.24%) Windows 7
6 52 (24.07%) MS Exchange
6 52 (24.07%) ITIL
7 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 44 (20.37%) SCCM
9 43 (19.91%) Windows XP
10 41 (18.98%) Migration
11 40 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (17.13%) XenApp
13 33 (15.28%) WAN
14 32 (14.81%) MS Office
15 31 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
18 28 (12.96%) Hyper-V
18 28 (12.96%) SAN
18 28 (12.96%) MS Excel
19 27 (12.50%) LAN
20 24 (11.11%) Cisco
21 22 (10.19%) Data Centre
22 20 (9.26%) AppSense
23 19 (8.80%) SQL Server
24 18 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
24 18 (8.33%) MCSE
24 18 (8.33%) DNS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 52 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 29 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.56%) IIS
5 8 (3.70%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.31%) Lync
7 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.46%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.46%) TPMS
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (14.81%) MS Office
2 28 (12.96%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.28%) WAN
2 28 (12.96%) SAN
3 27 (12.50%) LAN
4 18 (8.33%) DNS
5 17 (7.87%) Firewall
6 16 (7.41%) DHCP
7 13 (6.02%) iSCSI
8 11 (5.09%) NAS
8 11 (5.09%) TCP/IP
9 10 (4.63%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (4.17%) VPN
11 8 (3.70%) Internet
11 8 (3.70%) MPLS
12 7 (3.24%) OSPF
12 7 (3.24%) BGP
12 7 (3.24%) EIGRP
12 7 (3.24%) DMZ
12 7 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (3.24%) VPLS
12 7 (3.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.78%) MSI
2 2 (0.93%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.46%) WiX
General
1 14 (6.48%) Finance
2 7 (3.24%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.31%) Retail
3 5 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.39%) Marketing
4 3 (1.39%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.39%) Electronics
5 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (26.39%) Analyst
2 41 (18.98%) Support Engineer
3 29 (13.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (11.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (10.19%) Service Analyst
5 22 (10.19%) 1st Line Support
5 22 (10.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (8.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 18 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
8 17 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (6.94%) Support Analyst
10 13 (6.02%) Architect
11 12 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (4.63%) Desktop Support
13 9 (4.17%) Project Manager
14 8 (3.70%) Citrix Analyst
15 7 (3.24%) Technical Architect
15 7 (3.24%) Technical Engineer
15 7 (3.24%) Server Engineer
16 5 (2.31%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.31%) Middleware
2 3 (1.39%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.39%) .NET
3 1 (0.46%) J2EE
3 1 (0.46%) Web Services
3 1 (0.46%) XML
3 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.46%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.19%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.02%) Thin Client
2 13 (6.02%) Fat Client
3 11 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.63%) Clustering
5 7 (3.24%) Celerra
5 7 (3.24%) Replication
5 7 (3.24%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.85%) Life Science
6 4 (1.85%) NHS
6 4 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.39%) DTV
7 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.39%) Handset
7 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.93%) iPhone
8 2 (0.93%) iPad
8 2 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.93%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 190 (87.96%) Windows
2 61 (28.24%) Windows 7
3 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (19.91%) Windows XP
5 40 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.94%) UNIX
8 12 (5.56%) Linux
9 11 (5.09%) Solaris
9 11 (5.09%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.31%) CentOS
11 4 (1.85%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.93%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.46%) Android
14 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.07%) ITIL
2 41 (18.98%) Migration
3 18 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (7.87%) Project Management
5 14 (6.48%) Incident Management
6 8 (3.70%) Business Continuity
6 8 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 8 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.24%) Server Building
8 6 (2.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (2.78%) Change Control
8 6 (2.78%) Change Management
8 6 (2.78%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.31%) Service Management
9 5 (2.31%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.31%) Application Discovery
10 4 (1.85%) Functional Testing
10 4 (1.85%) Test Scripting
10 4 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.87%) SQL
2 13 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.70%) VBScript
4 4 (1.85%) VB
5 3 (1.39%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.39%) C
6 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.33%) MCSE
3 15 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (6.48%) MCSA
4 14 (6.48%) MCITP
5 11 (5.09%) CCNA
6 8 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.24%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.78%) MCP
8 6 (2.78%) CCEE
9 4 (1.85%) CCAA
9 4 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.85%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.85%) CCA
9 4 (1.85%) CCIE
10 3 (1.39%) CCNP
11 2 (0.93%) CCEA
11 2 (0.93%) Degree
11 2 (0.93%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.33%) QA
2 17 (7.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (5.56%) SLA
4 3 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (17.13%) XenApp
3 28 (12.96%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.09%) VMware ESX
5 10 (4.63%) BitLocker
6 9 (4.17%) Terminal Services
6 9 (4.17%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (3.70%) MetaFrame
7 8 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (3.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (3.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (3.24%) vSphere
9 4 (1.85%) Xen
9 4 (1.85%) NFS
10 3 (1.39%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.93%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (20.37%) SCCM
2 4 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.39%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.46%) SCOM
5 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.46%) WSUS
5 1 (0.46%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.46%) Puppet
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 94 (43.52%) VMware
2 86 (39.81%) Microsoft
3 79 (36.57%) Citrix
4 24 (11.11%) Cisco
5 20 (9.26%) AppSense
6 17 (7.87%) EMC
6 17 (7.87%) NetApp
7 15 (6.94%) Oracle
8 14 (6.48%) Wyse
9 11 (5.09%) CheckPoint
9 11 (5.09%) HP
10 9 (4.17%) McAfee
11 8 (3.70%) Lotus
11 8 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.70%) SAP
12 7 (3.24%) Nortel
12 7 (3.24%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.78%) IBM
14 5 (2.31%) Avaya
15 4 (1.85%) Clearswift
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