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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 17 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 103 68 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.79% 5.49% 4.88%
As % of the System Software category 67.32% 66.67% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 11
Average daily rate
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£238 £120 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.91% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £108 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £375 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.12 £25.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
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
153 102 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.09% 8.23% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 48 20
Average daily rate £320 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £115 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.26 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.93 £22.20 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Stockport -2 3 - - 1
Wigan +1 1 - - 1
Oldham -3 1 £130 -17.46%
Bolton -8 1 £1,000 -
Bury - 1 - - 1
Cheadle - 1 £510 -
Sale - 1 - -
Stalybridge - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 160 (87.43%) Windows
2 89 (48.63%) Microsoft
3 75 (40.98%) VMware
4 67 (36.61%) Citrix
5 50 (27.32%) Windows 7
6 48 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (25.14%) MS Exchange
8 40 (21.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (20.77%) ITIL
10 35 (19.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (18.58%) SCCM
12 33 (18.03%) Windows XP
12 33 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (17.49%) WAN
14 31 (16.94%) Migration
14 31 (16.94%) XenApp
15 30 (16.39%) MS Excel
16 28 (15.30%) LAN
16 28 (15.30%) MS Office
16 28 (15.30%) SAN
17 25 (13.66%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (13.11%) Firewall
19 23 (12.57%) Cisco
19 23 (12.57%) SQL Server
20 22 (12.02%) Hyper-V
21 21 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
21 21 (11.48%) NetApp
22 20 (10.93%) AppSense
23 17 (9.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 17 (9.29%) QA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (25.14%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.01%) IIS
4 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.28%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.64%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.55%) Lync
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.55%) TPMS
7 1 (0.55%) WorkSite
Applications
1 30 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 28 (15.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.10%) Office 365
2 4 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (17.49%) WAN
2 28 (15.30%) LAN
2 28 (15.30%) SAN
3 24 (13.11%) Firewall
4 12 (6.56%) iSCSI
5 10 (5.46%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.92%) NAS
7 8 (4.37%) Internet
7 8 (4.37%) MPLS
7 8 (4.37%) BGP
7 8 (4.37%) VPN
7 8 (4.37%) DNS
7 8 (4.37%) VPLS
7 8 (4.37%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (3.83%) VLAN
8 7 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.83%) DHCP
8 7 (3.83%) Wireless
8 7 (3.83%) EIGRP
8 7 (3.83%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.37%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.64%) MySQL
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.55%) WiX
2 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 8 (4.37%) Finance
2 4 (2.19%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.19%) Retail
3 3 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (32.24%) Analyst
2 24 (13.11%) Support Engineer
3 21 (11.48%) Service Analyst
3 21 (11.48%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (11.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (10.38%) Support Analyst
4 19 (10.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (9.84%) Technical Analyst
6 17 (9.29%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.56%) Architect
9 9 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.37%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.37%) Citrix Analyst
11 7 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (3.83%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.28%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.28%) Technical Engineer
13 5 (2.73%) Server Engineer
13 5 (2.73%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.19%) Middleware
2 2 (1.09%) Web Services
2 2 (1.09%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.56%) Fat Client
1 12 (6.56%) Thin Client
2 9 (4.92%) Clustering
2 9 (4.92%) Replication
3 7 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.83%) Celerra
4 4 (2.19%) Life Science
4 4 (2.19%) Handset
5 3 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.64%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.09%) iPhone
6 2 (1.09%) SecurID
6 2 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.09%) iPad
7 1 (0.55%) Open Source
7 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 160 (87.43%) Windows
2 50 (27.32%) Windows 7
3 48 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (21.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (18.03%) Windows XP
5 33 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (9.29%) UNIX
7 14 (7.65%) Linux
8 11 (6.01%) Solaris
9 5 (2.73%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.73%) CentOS
10 4 (2.19%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.19%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.09%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.55%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) ITIL
2 31 (16.94%) Migration
3 13 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (6.01%) Project Management
4 11 (6.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.46%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.92%) Business Continuity
7 8 (4.37%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.83%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.28%) Change Control
10 4 (2.19%) Service Management
10 4 (2.19%) PRINCE
10 4 (2.19%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.19%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (2.19%) Software Deployment
10 4 (2.19%) Functional Testing
10 4 (2.19%) DevOps
11 3 (1.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (1.64%) High Availability
11 3 (1.64%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.29%) SQL
2 7 (3.83%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.28%) VBScript
4 3 (1.64%) VB
4 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (13.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.65%) MCSE
3 11 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.92%) MCITP
5 7 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.83%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (3.83%) CCNA
5 7 (3.83%) MCP
6 6 (3.28%) MCSA
6 6 (3.28%) CCEE
6 6 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.19%) CCIE
7 4 (2.19%) CCA
7 4 (2.19%) CCAA
8 2 (1.09%) CCEA
8 2 (1.09%) MCTS
8 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.09%) CCIA
9 1 (0.55%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (9.29%) QA
2 9 (4.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (19.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (16.94%) XenApp
3 22 (12.02%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.46%) VMware ESX
4 10 (5.46%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.46%) BitLocker
5 9 (4.92%) Terminal Services
6 8 (4.37%) MetaFrame
6 8 (4.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (4.37%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (3.83%) vSphere
8 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.09%) Xen
8 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.55%) XenServer
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (18.58%) SCCM
2 3 (1.64%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.64%) Puppet
2 3 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.09%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.09%) Ansible
3 2 (1.09%) Salt
3 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.55%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (48.63%) Microsoft
2 75 (40.98%) VMware
3 67 (36.61%) Citrix
4 23 (12.57%) Cisco
5 21 (11.48%) NetApp
6 20 (10.93%) AppSense
7 16 (8.74%) Oracle
8 15 (8.20%) EMC
9 14 (7.65%) Wyse
10 11 (6.01%) CheckPoint
11 8 (4.37%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.83%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.83%) Nortel
13 6 (3.28%) Lotus
13 6 (3.28%) HP
14 5 (2.73%) McAfee
15 4 (2.19%) Avaya
16 3 (1.64%) SAP
16 3 (1.64%) Dell
17 2 (1.09%) Sophos
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