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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 118 95 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.48% 5.06% 5.89%
As % of the System Software category 57.84% 50.80% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 41
Median daily rate £313 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £125 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 22
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £19.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -3.33%
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
204 187 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.21% 9.96% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 100 59
Median daily rate £375 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £20.25 £23.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 29 September 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
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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 September 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 -8 5 £413 - 6
Salford - 2 - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £238 - 1
Bolton - 1 £335 - 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 182 (75.21%) Windows
2 104 (42.98%) Microsoft
3 98 (40.50%) VMware
4 96 (39.67%) Windows Server
5 66 (27.27%) Citrix
6 53 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (21.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (20.25%) DNS
8 49 (20.25%) MS Excel
9 47 (19.42%) Data Centre
10 43 (17.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (17.77%) ITIL
11 41 (16.94%) Cisco
12 40 (16.53%) SCCM
13 39 (16.12%) Firewall
14 38 (15.70%) DHCP
14 38 (15.70%) MS Exchange
15 37 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (14.05%) HP
16 34 (14.05%) SQL Server
17 32 (13.22%) Migration
17 32 (13.22%) Windows 7
18 30 (12.40%) Intel Security
19 26 (10.74%) SQL
19 26 (10.74%) MS Office
20 25 (10.33%) Finance
20 25 (10.33%) ERP
21 24 (9.92%) LAN
21 24 (9.92%) PowerShell
22 23 (9.50%) XenApp

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 38 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.37%) Skype for Business
3 12 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.89%) IIS
6 6 (2.48%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.41%) JBoss
10 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 26 (10.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Infor M3
1 2 (0.83%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.85%) Office 365
2 18 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.48%) PaaS
6 5 (2.07%) IaaS
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.83%) SaaS
7 2 (0.83%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.25%) DNS
2 39 (16.12%) Firewall
3 38 (15.70%) DHCP
4 24 (9.92%) LAN
5 22 (9.09%) WAN
6 20 (8.26%) VLAN
7 19 (7.85%) Network Security
7 19 (7.85%) SAN
7 19 (7.85%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.20%) VPN
9 13 (5.37%) NetScaler
10 11 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (3.72%) VoIP
12 7 (2.89%) Unified Communications
13 6 (2.48%) Internet
13 6 (2.48%) SMTP
14 5 (2.07%) LDAP
14 5 (2.07%) NAS
15 4 (1.65%) PBX
15 4 (1.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.13%) Data Mining
3 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 25 (10.33%) Finance
2 13 (5.37%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.89%) Banking
4 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Back Office
5 3 (1.24%) French Language
5 3 (1.24%) Local Government
6 2 (0.83%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.83%) Law
6 2 (0.83%) Legal
6 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (19.42%) Analyst
2 34 (14.05%) Architect
3 26 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (9.92%) Consultant
5 21 (8.68%) Support Analyst
6 18 (7.44%) Support Engineer
7 16 (6.61%) Citrix Specialist
8 15 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (6.20%) Desktop Support
9 14 (5.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (5.37%) Help Desk Support
10 13 (5.37%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (4.96%) Desktop Analyst
11 12 (4.96%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 11 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (4.55%) IT Support
13 10 (4.13%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (4.13%) Security Consultant
13 10 (4.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.13%) Middleware
2 5 (2.07%) EDI
3 3 (1.24%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (19.42%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.26%) PKI
3 14 (5.79%) Fat Client
3 14 (5.79%) Thin Client
4 13 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.72%) Life Science
6 8 (3.31%) Driving Licence
6 8 (3.31%) NHS
7 6 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.07%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.24%) BYOD
9 3 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.83%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.83%) iPhone
10 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.83%) Replication
11 1 (0.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 182 (75.21%) Windows
2 96 (39.67%) Windows Server
3 53 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (21.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (17.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (13.22%) Windows 7
7 23 (9.50%) Unix
8 22 (9.09%) Linux
9 20 (8.26%) Windows XP
10 13 (5.37%) Windows 8
11 12 (4.96%) Solaris
12 10 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (2.07%) AIX
13 5 (2.07%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.83%) CentOS
14 2 (0.83%) HPUX
14 2 (0.83%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.41%) Android
15 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.77%) ITIL
2 32 (13.22%) Migration
3 25 (10.33%) ERP
4 23 (9.50%) PRINCE2
5 17 (7.02%) Project Management
6 16 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (6.20%) SOA
8 14 (5.79%) Application Packaging
8 14 (5.79%) TOGAF
9 13 (5.37%) SIEM
10 12 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (4.96%) Threat Management
10 12 (4.96%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (4.55%) Business Analysis
11 11 (4.55%) Data Management
11 11 (4.55%) Patch Management
12 10 (4.13%) Business Process Mapping
12 10 (4.13%) Strategic Planning
12 10 (4.13%) Virtual Environments
13 9 (3.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.74%) SQL
2 24 (9.92%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.31%) C
4 2 (0.83%) Java
4 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.83%) PHP
4 2 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.37%) CISSP
3 12 (4.96%) CISM
4 11 (4.55%) MCP
5 10 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (4.13%) MCSE
5 10 (4.13%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.72%) CCNA
6 9 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.48%) DBS Check
8 5 (2.07%) MCSA
8 5 (2.07%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.41%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.41%) Degree
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.41%) MCDST
10 1 (0.41%) MCITP
10 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 20 (8.26%) PCI DSS
2 12 (4.96%) COBIT
3 10 (4.13%) SLA
4 4 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 37 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (9.50%) XenApp
3 18 (7.44%) VMware ESX
4 13 (5.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 11 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 10 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.48%) vSphere
8 5 (2.07%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.83%) NFS
11 2 (0.83%) Xen
12 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.41%) NDS
12 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.41%) UAG
12 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (16.53%) SCCM
2 19 (7.85%) SCOM
3 14 (5.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (4.96%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (4.96%) WSUS
5 4 (1.65%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.41%) DameWare
7 1 (0.41%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.41%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 104 (42.98%) Microsoft
2 98 (40.50%) VMware
3 66 (27.27%) Citrix
4 41 (16.94%) Cisco
5 34 (14.05%) HP
6 30 (12.40%) Intel Security
7 20 (8.26%) Wyse
8 16 (6.61%) AppSense
8 16 (6.61%) EMC
8 16 (6.61%) Oracle
9 15 (6.20%) Symantec
10 12 (4.96%) CheckPoint
10 12 (4.96%) Splunk
11 10 (4.13%) Clearswift
11 10 (4.13%) Dell
12 9 (3.72%) LANDesk
12 9 (3.72%) NetApp
12 9 (3.72%) Qualys
13 8 (3.31%) Red Hat
14 6 (2.48%) Remedy
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