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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 70 47 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.14% 3.87% 4.92%
As % of the System Software category 69.31% 50.00% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 15
Average daily rate
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£255 £258 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% +14.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £134 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £328 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.20 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
101 94 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.42% 7.74% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 33
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.08 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.65% -22.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £26.00 £26.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +2 3 - - 1
Altrincham - 3 £255 - 1
Bolton -1 1 - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 110 (81.48%) Windows
2 53 (39.26%) Microsoft
3 47 (34.81%) Citrix
3 47 (34.81%) Windows 7
4 37 (27.41%) ITIL
5 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 34 (25.19%) MS Office
7 32 (23.70%) Windows XP
8 31 (22.96%) VMware
9 28 (20.74%) SCCM
10 25 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (13.33%) SAN
12 18 (13.33%) MS Excel
13 17 (12.59%) VPN
13 17 (12.59%) Finance
14 16 (11.85%) MCSE
15 14 (10.37%) SLA
15 14 (10.37%) PowerShell
16 13 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (8.89%) VBScript
17 12 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (8.15%) Blackberry
18 11 (8.15%) Cisco
19 10 (7.41%) SQL
19 10 (7.41%) MCP
19 10 (7.41%) MCSA
19 10 (7.41%) LAN
19 10 (7.41%) Firewall
19 10 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.96%) Lync
5 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.22%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.74%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.74%) Apache
7 1 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (25.19%) MS Office
2 18 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.33%) SAN
2 17 (12.59%) VPN
3 10 (7.41%) LAN
3 10 (7.41%) Firewall
4 8 (5.93%) DNS
4 8 (5.93%) WAN
5 7 (5.19%) DHCP
5 7 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.19%) Wireless
6 4 (2.96%) Intranet
6 4 (2.96%) VoIP
6 4 (2.96%) Wireshark
6 4 (2.96%) NAS
7 3 (2.22%) VLAN
7 3 (2.22%) SSL
8 2 (1.48%) ADSL
8 2 (1.48%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (1.48%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.74%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.74%) InstallShield
General
1 17 (12.59%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Banking
3 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.48%) Back Office
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (20.74%) Analyst
2 19 (14.07%) Service Desk Analyst
2 19 (14.07%) Service Analyst
3 18 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 17 (12.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (12.59%) Support Engineer
5 15 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (10.37%) Project Manager
7 11 (8.15%) Administrator
8 10 (7.41%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.67%) Consultant
10 7 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 7 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (4.44%) IT Support
11 6 (4.44%) SCCM Administrator
11 6 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (3.70%) Team Leader
12 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
12 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.93%) iPad
3 5 (3.70%) Tandem
4 4 (2.96%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.22%) Clustering
6 2 (1.48%) Statistics
6 2 (1.48%) Economics
6 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) Life Science
7 1 (0.74%) iPhone
7 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.74%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 110 (81.48%) Windows
2 47 (34.81%) Windows 7
3 32 (23.70%) Windows XP
4 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.44%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.70%) UNIX
9 4 (2.96%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.96%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.48%) Solaris
10 2 (1.48%) Linux
10 2 (1.48%) NetWare
10 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.48%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.74%) Android
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.74%) AIX
11 1 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.41%) ITIL
2 8 (5.93%) Migration
3 7 (5.19%) PRINCE2
3 7 (5.19%) Project Management
4 6 (4.44%) Change Control
5 5 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (2.96%) Information Security
6 4 (2.96%) Coaching
7 3 (2.22%) People Management
7 3 (2.22%) Line Management
7 3 (2.22%) Email Migration
7 3 (2.22%) Project Governance
7 3 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.22%) Service Management
8 2 (1.48%) Change Management
8 2 (1.48%) Workflow
8 2 (1.48%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.37%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.89%) VBScript
3 10 (7.41%) SQL
4 3 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (11.85%) MCSE
3 10 (7.41%) MCP
3 10 (7.41%) MCSA
4 9 (6.67%) MCTS
4 9 (6.67%) MCITP
5 6 (4.44%) CCNA
5 6 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.48%) Degree
9 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.74%) CISSP
9 1 (0.74%) CISA
9 1 (0.74%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.37%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.44%) XenApp
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.48%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.48%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.48%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (20.74%) SCCM
2 7 (5.19%) SCOM
3 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.48%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.48%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.74%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.74%) WSUS
5 1 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.74%) OpenView
5 1 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.74%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 53 (39.26%) Microsoft
2 47 (34.81%) Citrix
3 31 (22.96%) VMware
4 11 (8.15%) Cisco
5 7 (5.19%) Dell
5 7 (5.19%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.44%) HP
7 5 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.70%) Symantec
8 4 (2.96%) McAfee
8 4 (2.96%) EMC
8 4 (2.96%) IBM
8 4 (2.96%) Spiceworks
8 4 (2.96%) AppSense
9 3 (2.22%) Veeam
9 3 (2.22%) Adobe
9 3 (2.22%) Avaya
9 3 (2.22%) CA
9 3 (2.22%) Lotus
9 3 (2.22%) Novell
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