The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Manchester region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 40 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 50 65 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.05% 5.71% 5.54%
As % of the System Software category 55.56% 55.56% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 22
Average daily rate
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£190 £251 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.37% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £135 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £355 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 27
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.75 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
90 117 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.28% 10.27% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 54 41
Average daily rate £300 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 32
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.05 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Active Directory
North West

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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 - - 1
Bolton -3 1 - -
Bury - 1 £205 -
Altrincham - 1 £255 - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 120 (87.59%) Windows
2 58 (42.34%) Microsoft
3 48 (35.04%) Windows 7
4 45 (32.85%) Citrix
5 41 (29.93%) ITIL
6 40 (29.20%) MS Exchange
7 35 (25.55%) MS Office
8 33 (24.09%) Windows XP
9 30 (21.90%) VMware
10 29 (21.17%) SCCM
11 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (14.60%) MS Excel
13 15 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (10.95%) SAN
14 14 (10.22%) PowerShell
15 12 (8.76%) SLA
15 12 (8.76%) VPN
15 12 (8.76%) MCSE
15 12 (8.76%) SQL
15 12 (8.76%) Windows 8
16 11 (8.03%) DNS
16 11 (8.03%) Cisco
16 11 (8.03%) Finance
17 10 (7.30%) Migration
17 10 (7.30%) Firewall
17 10 (7.30%) VBScript
17 10 (7.30%) MCP
17 10 (7.30%) DHCP
17 10 (7.30%) SCOM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (29.20%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.65%) Lync
5 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.46%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.73%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (25.55%) MS Office
2 20 (14.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.73%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.95%) SAN
2 12 (8.76%) VPN
3 11 (8.03%) DNS
4 10 (7.30%) Firewall
4 10 (7.30%) DHCP
5 8 (5.84%) LAN
6 7 (5.11%) WAN
7 6 (4.38%) Wireless
7 6 (4.38%) SSL
8 4 (2.92%) VoIP
8 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.19%) Intranet
9 3 (2.19%) NAS
10 2 (1.46%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (1.46%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.46%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.46%) Network Security
10 2 (1.46%) ADSL
11 1 (0.73%) GPRS
11 1 (0.73%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.73%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.73%) MSI
2 1 (0.73%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (8.03%) Finance
2 4 (2.92%) Banking
3 2 (1.46%) Back Office
4 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.73%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (25.55%) Analyst
2 22 (16.06%) 2nd Line Support
3 20 (14.60%) Support Engineer
4 18 (13.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (13.14%) Service Analyst
5 15 (10.95%) Support Analyst
6 13 (9.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 11 (8.03%) Consultant
8 11 (8.03%) Administrator
9 9 (6.57%) Desktop Support
9 9 (6.57%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (4.38%) Applications Packager
10 6 (4.38%) IT Support
10 6 (4.38%) SCCM Administrator
11 5 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Desktop Engineer
12 4 (2.92%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.11%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.65%) Tandem
2 5 (3.65%) iPad
3 4 (2.92%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.19%) Clustering
5 2 (1.46%) Economics
5 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.46%) NHS
5 2 (1.46%) Statistics
6 1 (0.73%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.73%) iPhone
6 1 (0.73%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.73%) Handset
6 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 120 (87.59%) Windows
2 48 (35.04%) Windows 7
3 33 (24.09%) Windows XP
4 21 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.76%) Windows 8
6 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.11%) UNIX
6 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.65%) Solaris
7 5 (3.65%) Linux
7 5 (3.65%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.19%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.73%) AIX
10 1 (0.73%) Android
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.93%) ITIL
2 10 (7.30%) Migration
3 5 (3.65%) Service Management
3 5 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (2.92%) Project Management
4 4 (2.92%) Problem Management
5 3 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (2.19%) Information Security
5 3 (2.19%) Time Management
5 3 (2.19%) Change Control
6 2 (1.46%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (1.46%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.46%) Business Continuity
6 2 (1.46%) Workflow
6 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2
6 2 (1.46%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (1.46%) Network Management
7 1 (0.73%) ITIL V2
7 1 (0.73%) High Availability
7 1 (0.73%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.22%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.76%) SQL
3 10 (7.30%) VBScript
4 3 (2.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.76%) MCSE
3 10 (7.30%) MCP
3 10 (7.30%) MCTS
3 10 (7.30%) MCITP
4 9 (6.57%) MCSA
5 5 (3.65%) CCNA
5 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.19%) Degree
6 3 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.73%) CISSP
8 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.73%) CISA
8 1 (0.73%) CISM
8 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.57%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.11%) XenApp
3 7 (5.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.65%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.19%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.46%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (21.17%) SCCM
2 10 (7.30%) SCOM
3 6 (4.38%) WSUS
4 3 (2.19%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.46%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.46%) OpenView
5 2 (1.46%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.73%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.73%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 58 (42.34%) Microsoft
2 45 (32.85%) Citrix
3 30 (21.90%) VMware
4 11 (8.03%) Cisco
5 9 (6.57%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.11%) AppSense
7 6 (4.38%) EMC
8 5 (3.65%) Symantec
8 5 (3.65%) Wyse
9 4 (2.92%) SurfControl
9 4 (2.92%) Kaspersky
9 4 (2.92%) IBM
9 4 (2.92%) HP
10 3 (2.19%) Dell
10 3 (2.19%) CA
10 3 (2.19%) Veeam
10 3 (2.19%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.19%) Clearswift
10 3 (2.19%) McAfee
10 3 (2.19%) Sophos
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