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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 95 91 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.80% 6.44% 5.39%
As % of the System Software category 68.84% 65.00% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 14
Average daily rate
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£320 £200 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £103 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 18
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
138 140 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.43% 9.92% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 21
Average daily rate £350 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.59 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £25.00 £28.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +1 4 - - 5
Stockport -3 3 - - 3
Oldham -4 2 £130 -17.46% 1
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - - 4
Cheadle - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 3
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 151 (87.28%) Windows
2 91 (52.60%) Microsoft
3 62 (35.84%) Citrix
3 62 (35.84%) VMware
4 49 (28.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (28.32%) Windows 7
5 45 (26.01%) MS Exchange
6 39 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (21.97%) Windows XP
7 38 (21.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (21.39%) ITIL
9 33 (19.08%) Migration
10 32 (18.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (17.92%) MS Excel
11 31 (17.92%) WAN
12 28 (16.18%) LAN
12 28 (16.18%) MS Office
13 27 (15.61%) SAN
14 26 (15.03%) SQL Server
14 26 (15.03%) XenApp
15 23 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (13.29%) Firewall
16 21 (12.14%) SCCM
17 20 (11.56%) Cisco
18 19 (10.98%) Oracle
19 18 (10.40%) UNIX
19 18 (10.40%) NetApp
19 18 (10.40%) Hyper-V
20 17 (9.83%) AppSense
20 17 (9.83%) SQL

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 45 (26.01%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.25%) IIS
3 14 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.20%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (17.92%) MS Excel
2 28 (16.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.51%) Office 365
2 4 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.58%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.92%) WAN
2 28 (16.18%) LAN
3 27 (15.61%) SAN
4 23 (13.29%) Firewall
5 12 (6.94%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.94%) NAS
6 11 (6.36%) iSCSI
6 11 (6.36%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (5.20%) VPLS
7 9 (5.20%) BGP
7 9 (5.20%) MPLS
8 8 (4.62%) OSPF
8 8 (4.62%) DMZ
8 8 (4.62%) Internet
8 8 (4.62%) EIGRP
8 8 (4.62%) VPN
8 8 (4.62%) DNS
8 8 (4.62%) DHCP
8 8 (4.62%) Wireless
8 8 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.73%) MySQL
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.58%) WiX
2 1 (0.58%) MSI
General
1 10 (5.78%) Finance
2 4 (2.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.73%) Banking
3 3 (1.73%) Retail
4 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.58%) Back Office
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (31.21%) Analyst
2 20 (11.56%) Service Analyst
2 20 (11.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (10.40%) Technical Analyst
4 16 (9.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (8.67%) Support Analyst
5 15 (8.67%) Architect
5 15 (8.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.94%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.36%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (6.36%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.62%) Citrix Analyst
10 7 (4.05%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.05%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.89%) Support Technician
11 5 (2.89%) Technical Support
11 5 (2.89%) IT Support
12 4 (2.31%) Functional Tester
12 4 (2.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.31%) Middleware
2 3 (1.73%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.16%) Web Services
4 1 (0.58%) .NET
4 1 (0.58%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.36%) Replication
1 11 (6.36%) Clustering
2 9 (5.20%) Celerra
3 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.89%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.89%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.73%) Handset
5 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.73%) Life Science
6 2 (1.16%) SecurID
6 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.16%) iPad
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.16%) iPhone
7 1 (0.58%) Open Source
7 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 151 (87.28%) Windows
2 49 (28.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 49 (28.32%) Windows 7
3 39 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (21.97%) Windows XP
4 38 (21.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (10.40%) UNIX
6 13 (7.51%) Solaris
7 11 (6.36%) Linux
8 4 (2.31%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.73%) CentOS
9 3 (1.73%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.58%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.39%) ITIL
2 33 (19.08%) Migration
3 13 (7.51%) Project Management
4 12 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (5.20%) Business Continuity
5 9 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (4.62%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.62%) Change Control
7 7 (4.05%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.47%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.31%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.31%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (2.31%) Time Management
9 4 (2.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (2.31%) Functional Testing
9 4 (2.31%) Software Deployment
9 4 (2.31%) DevOps
10 3 (1.73%) High Availability
10 3 (1.73%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (1.73%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.83%) SQL
2 8 (4.62%) VBScript
2 8 (4.62%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.31%) VB
4 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.09%) MCSE
3 12 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.62%) CCNA
5 7 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (4.05%) CCEE
6 6 (3.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (3.47%) MCITP
7 5 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.89%) MCP
8 4 (2.31%) CCIE
8 4 (2.31%) CCA
8 4 (2.31%) CCAA
9 3 (1.73%) CCIA
9 3 (1.73%) CCEA
9 3 (1.73%) MCSA
10 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.58%) Degree
11 1 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.51%) QA
2 12 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) HIPAA
System Software
1 32 (18.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (15.03%) XenApp
3 18 (10.40%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.36%) Terminal Services
4 11 (6.36%) VMware ESX
5 9 (5.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.62%) MetaFrame
6 8 (4.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (4.05%) vSphere
7 7 (4.05%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.89%) BitLocker
9 4 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.73%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.16%) Xen
12 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (12.14%) SCCM
2 3 (1.73%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.73%) Puppet
2 3 (1.73%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.16%) Ansible
3 2 (1.16%) Salt
3 2 (1.16%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.16%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) WSUS
4 1 (0.58%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 91 (52.60%) Microsoft
2 62 (35.84%) Citrix
2 62 (35.84%) VMware
3 20 (11.56%) Cisco
4 19 (10.98%) Oracle
5 18 (10.40%) NetApp
6 17 (9.83%) AppSense
7 13 (7.51%) EMC
8 10 (5.78%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.20%) Lotus
10 8 (4.62%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.62%) Wyse
10 8 (4.62%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.62%) Nortel
11 5 (2.89%) HP
11 5 (2.89%) SAP
12 4 (2.31%) Dell
12 4 (2.31%) Avaya
13 3 (1.73%) Symantec
14 2 (1.16%) Remedy
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