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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 97 84 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.90% 7.27% 5.41%
As % of the System Software category 65.99% 64.12% 58.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £140 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -43.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £383 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £8.50 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.85%
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
147 131 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.46% 11.34% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 46
Average daily rate £351 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £361 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £26.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +8 5 - - 2
Oldham -3 2 £450 +38.46%
Salford - 2 - - 2
Bolton +2 1 - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 140 (83.83%) Windows
2 85 (50.90%) Microsoft
3 63 (37.72%) Citrix
4 55 (32.93%) Windows 7
5 52 (31.14%) VMware
6 44 (26.35%) Windows XP
7 42 (25.15%) ITIL
8 39 (23.35%) MS Exchange
9 33 (19.76%) MS Office
10 32 (19.16%) SAN
11 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (17.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (15.57%) MS Excel
14 23 (13.77%) Migration
14 23 (13.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 22 (13.17%) Firewall
15 22 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (12.57%) SQL Server
17 20 (11.98%) LAN
18 18 (10.78%) UNIX
18 18 (10.78%) Hyper-V
19 17 (10.18%) MCSE
19 17 (10.18%) SQL
19 17 (10.18%) Finance
20 16 (9.58%) SCCM
21 15 (8.98%) IIS
21 15 (8.98%) WAN
21 15 (8.98%) Cisco
22 13 (7.78%) DNS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (23.35%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.98%) IIS
3 13 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (7.19%) IBM Notes
5 8 (4.79%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.20%) Apache
9 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.60%) Lync
10 1 (0.60%) WorkSite
Applications
1 33 (19.76%) MS Office
2 26 (15.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.59%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (19.16%) SAN
2 22 (13.17%) Firewall
3 20 (11.98%) LAN
4 15 (8.98%) WAN
5 13 (7.78%) DNS
5 13 (7.78%) NAS
6 12 (7.19%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (5.99%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.39%) DHCP
9 8 (4.79%) iSCSI
9 8 (4.79%) VPN
10 7 (4.19%) VLAN
11 5 (2.99%) Wireless
11 5 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.40%) VPLS
12 4 (2.40%) Wireshark
12 4 (2.40%) MPLS
12 4 (2.40%) OSPF
12 4 (2.40%) Internet
12 4 (2.40%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.80%) MySQL
2 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Fiddler
General
1 17 (10.18%) Finance
2 5 (2.99%) Banking
3 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (21.56%) Analyst
2 25 (14.97%) Service Analyst
3 24 (14.37%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (11.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (11.38%) Desktop Support
5 18 (10.78%) Support Engineer
6 17 (10.18%) Project Manager
7 15 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (8.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.79%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.79%) Architect
10 7 (4.19%) Support Technician
10 7 (4.19%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Team Leader
11 6 (3.59%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (3.59%) Senior Manager
11 6 (3.59%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.20%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.60%) ADSI
3 1 (0.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.99%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.39%) Replication
2 9 (5.39%) Clustering
3 7 (4.19%) Celerra
3 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.40%) Life Science
4 4 (2.40%) iPad
5 2 (1.20%) Economics
5 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.20%) Statistics
5 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 140 (83.83%) Windows
2 55 (32.93%) Windows 7
3 44 (26.35%) Windows XP
4 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (13.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (10.78%) UNIX
7 10 (5.99%) Solaris
8 9 (5.39%) Linux
9 4 (2.40%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.40%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.80%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.20%) HPUX
11 2 (1.20%) NetWare
12 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.60%) AIX
12 1 (0.60%) CentOS
12 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.15%) ITIL
2 23 (13.77%) Migration
3 12 (7.19%) Change Control
4 11 (6.59%) Project Management
5 7 (4.19%) PRINCE2
6 6 (3.59%) Information Security
6 6 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.99%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.40%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.40%) Project Governance
8 4 (2.40%) DevOps
8 4 (2.40%) Coaching
9 3 (1.80%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.80%) People Management
9 3 (1.80%) Email Migration
9 3 (1.80%) Change Management
9 3 (1.80%) High Availability
9 3 (1.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.18%) SQL
2 9 (5.39%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.99%) VBScript
4 3 (1.80%) VB
5 2 (1.20%) PHP
6 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (17.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (10.18%) MCSE
3 10 (5.99%) MCSA
4 9 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.39%) CCNA
4 9 (5.39%) MCITP
5 7 (4.19%) MCP
5 7 (4.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.99%) MCTS
6 5 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.60%) CCEE
9 1 (0.60%) CCIA
9 1 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.60%) CCEA
9 1 (0.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.60%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.78%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.59%) VMware ESX
4 8 (4.79%) XenApp
5 7 (4.19%) Terminal Services
5 7 (4.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 6 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.59%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.99%) vSphere
8 4 (2.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.60%) NFS
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (9.58%) SCCM
2 4 (2.40%) SCOM
2 4 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.20%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.20%) Puppet
3 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.20%) Salt
3 2 (1.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.60%) OpenView
4 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (50.90%) Microsoft
2 63 (37.72%) Citrix
3 52 (31.14%) VMware
4 15 (8.98%) Cisco
5 12 (7.19%) EMC
5 12 (7.19%) Lotus
6 10 (5.99%) HP
6 10 (5.99%) NetApp
7 9 (5.39%) Oracle
8 8 (4.79%) SolarWinds
8 8 (4.79%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.19%) Dell
10 5 (2.99%) Symantec
10 5 (2.99%) Nortel
11 4 (2.40%) AppSense
11 4 (2.40%) IBM
11 4 (2.40%) Adobe
11 4 (2.40%) Spiceworks
12 3 (1.80%) Sophos
12 3 (1.80%) StorageTek
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