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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 76 90 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.92% 7.36% 6.88%
As % of the System Software category 63.33% 65.22% 70.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 21
Average daily rate
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£288 £250 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £128 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +1.69%
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
120 138 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.77% 11.28% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 55 32
Average daily rate £375 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 29
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% -35.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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
Bolton +8 4 - - 2
Oldham -8 2 £450 - 2
Stockport -2 1 - - 2
Bury - 1 - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 145 (85.80%) Windows
2 92 (54.44%) Microsoft
3 61 (36.09%) Citrix
3 61 (36.09%) VMware
4 47 (27.81%) Windows 7
4 47 (27.81%) Windows XP
5 46 (27.22%) MS Exchange
6 38 (22.49%) ITIL
6 38 (22.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (20.71%) SAN
8 34 (20.12%) SQL Server
9 33 (19.53%) MS Office
9 33 (19.53%) Migration
9 33 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (17.16%) MS Excel
12 28 (16.57%) Firewall
13 25 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (14.79%) Cisco
14 24 (14.20%) Hyper-V
15 23 (13.61%) UNIX
15 23 (13.61%) IIS
16 22 (13.02%) WAN
17 20 (11.83%) NAS
18 19 (11.24%) Fibre Channel
19 18 (10.65%) LAN
20 17 (10.06%) NetApp
20 17 (10.06%) SQL
20 17 (10.06%) Oracle

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 46 (27.22%) MS Exchange
2 23 (13.61%) IIS
3 13 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 13 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.18%) Apache
8 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.59%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.59%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (19.53%) MS Office
2 29 (17.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.73%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.59%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.71%) SAN
2 28 (16.57%) Firewall
3 22 (13.02%) WAN
4 20 (11.83%) NAS
5 19 (11.24%) Fibre Channel
6 18 (10.65%) LAN
7 16 (9.47%) iSCSI
8 12 (7.10%) VPLS
8 12 (7.10%) Wireless
8 12 (7.10%) TCP/IP
8 12 (7.10%) MPLS
8 12 (7.10%) BGP
9 11 (6.51%) EIGRP
9 11 (6.51%) OSPF
9 11 (6.51%) DMZ
9 11 (6.51%) DNS
9 11 (6.51%) Internet
9 11 (6.51%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (4.14%) DHCP
11 6 (3.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.78%) MySQL
3 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.59%) WiX
2 1 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 12 (7.10%) Finance
2 5 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.78%) Banking
3 3 (1.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.18%) Legal
4 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (26.63%) Analyst
2 26 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 25 (14.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (10.06%) Architect
5 16 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (8.28%) Support Engineer
8 13 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (7.69%) Support Analyst
9 12 (7.10%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.73%) Support Technician
11 7 (4.14%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.14%) IT Support
12 6 (3.55%) Consultant
12 6 (3.55%) Server Engineer
13 5 (2.96%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (2.96%) IT Support Technician
13 5 (2.96%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.78%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.18%) .NET
2 2 (1.18%) Web Services
3 1 (0.59%) ADSI
3 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.59%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) Replication
1 16 (9.47%) Clustering
2 14 (8.28%) Celerra
3 7 (4.14%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.37%) Life Science
5 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.18%) Handset
5 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.59%) Open Source
6 1 (0.59%) iPad
6 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 145 (85.80%) Windows
2 47 (27.81%) Windows XP
2 47 (27.81%) Windows 7
3 38 (22.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (13.61%) UNIX
6 16 (9.47%) Solaris
7 12 (7.10%) Linux
8 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.37%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.78%) CentOS
9 3 (1.78%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.78%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.18%) HPUX
10 2 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.18%) NetWare
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.49%) ITIL
2 33 (19.53%) Migration
3 13 (7.69%) Change Control
4 12 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (5.33%) Project Management
6 8 (4.73%) Business Continuity
7 7 (4.14%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.96%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.37%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (2.37%) Information Security
9 4 (2.37%) DevOps
10 3 (1.78%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (1.78%) Software Deployment
10 3 (1.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (1.78%) High Availability
10 3 (1.78%) Service Delivery
10 3 (1.78%) Time Management
11 2 (1.18%) Load Testing
11 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (1.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.06%) SQL
2 11 (6.51%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.14%) VBScript
4 3 (1.78%) VB
5 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.18%) PHP
6 1 (0.59%) C
6 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.69%) MCSE
3 12 (7.10%) CCNA
3 12 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (7.10%) VCP4
4 7 (4.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (3.55%) MCITP
6 5 (2.96%) MCSA
7 4 (2.37%) MCP
7 4 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.18%) CCEE
8 2 (1.18%) CCIA
8 2 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.18%) CCEA
9 1 (0.59%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.59%) Degree
9 1 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.59%) HIPAA
System Software
1 33 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (14.20%) Hyper-V
3 16 (9.47%) XenApp
3 16 (9.47%) VMware ESX
4 15 (8.88%) Terminal Services
5 14 (8.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (4.14%) vSphere
6 7 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.14%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.18%) Xen
8 2 (1.18%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.59%) NFS
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.73%) SCCM
2 4 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.18%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 2 (1.18%) Salt
4 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.59%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.59%) SCOM
5 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (54.44%) Microsoft
2 61 (36.09%) Citrix
2 61 (36.09%) VMware
3 25 (14.79%) Cisco
4 17 (10.06%) NetApp
4 17 (10.06%) Oracle
5 16 (9.47%) EMC
6 13 (7.69%) Lotus
7 12 (7.10%) Nortel
7 12 (7.10%) CheckPoint
8 11 (6.51%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.33%) HP
10 5 (2.96%) Dell
11 4 (2.37%) SAP
11 4 (2.37%) Avaya
11 4 (2.37%) AppSense
12 3 (1.78%) Symantec
12 3 (1.78%) Wyse
12 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.18%) Novell
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