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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 127 115 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.77% 6.44% 5.59%
As % of the System Software category 64.47% 53.74% 64.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 63 33
Median daily rate £325 £255 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £127 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 18
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £21.05 £24.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
197 214 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.50% 11.98% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 125 54
Median daily rate £375 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £202 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 21
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £21.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -14 2 £375 - 2
Bolton - 2 £235 - 1
Salford - 2 - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 194 (74.62%) Windows
2 102 (39.23%) VMware
3 99 (38.08%) Microsoft
4 94 (36.15%) Windows Server
5 77 (29.62%) Citrix
6 56 (21.54%) MS Excel
7 53 (20.38%) ITIL
7 53 (20.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (18.46%) Cisco
10 47 (18.08%) DNS
10 47 (18.08%) Data Centre
11 44 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 44 (16.92%) Firewall
12 41 (15.77%) Finance
13 40 (15.38%) MS Exchange
13 40 (15.38%) Windows 7
14 38 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 35 (13.46%) DHCP
16 34 (13.08%) HP
16 34 (13.08%) SCCM
17 33 (12.69%) SQL Server
18 32 (12.31%) Intel Security
19 27 (10.38%) MS Office
20 26 (10.00%) Unix
21 25 (9.62%) SQL
21 25 (9.62%) Migration
22 24 (9.23%) TCP/IP
22 24 (9.23%) ERP
22 24 (9.23%) SCOM

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 40 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.38%) IIS
3 13 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.54%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.38%) JBoss
8 1 (0.38%) nginx
8 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (21.54%) MS Excel
2 27 (10.38%) MS Office
3 10 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.77%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.31%) Office 365
2 17 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.92%) IaaS
5 5 (1.92%) PaaS
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.77%) SaaS
6 2 (0.77%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (18.08%) DNS
2 44 (16.92%) Firewall
3 35 (13.46%) DHCP
4 24 (9.23%) TCP/IP
5 21 (8.08%) Network Security
6 20 (7.69%) LAN
6 20 (7.69%) WAN
7 18 (6.92%) SAN
7 18 (6.92%) VLAN
8 13 (5.00%) NetScaler
8 13 (5.00%) VPN
9 10 (3.85%) VoIP
10 9 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.69%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.92%) Internet
12 5 (1.92%) NAS
12 5 (1.92%) SMTP
13 4 (1.54%) PBX
13 4 (1.54%) Skype
14 3 (1.15%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.77%) DB2
5 1 (0.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (15.77%) Finance
2 14 (5.38%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.46%) Banking
4 6 (2.31%) Back Office
5 5 (1.92%) Law
6 4 (1.54%) French Language
6 4 (1.54%) Legal
6 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.77%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (19.23%) Analyst
2 35 (13.46%) Architect
3 25 (9.62%) Consultant
4 24 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (9.23%) Support Analyst
5 23 (8.85%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.08%) Desktop Support
7 16 (6.15%) Citrix Specialist
7 16 (6.15%) Desktop Analyst
7 16 (6.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 15 (5.77%) Help Desk Support
9 14 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.62%) Security Consultant
10 12 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (4.23%) IT Manager
11 11 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.85%) Middleware
2 4 (1.54%) EDI
3 3 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (0.38%) .NET
4 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) HTML5
4 1 (0.38%) LESS
4 1 (0.38%) Node.js
4 1 (0.38%) Sass
4 1 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.08%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.69%) PKI
3 13 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 13 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 11 (4.23%) Life Science
5 10 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.85%) Cryptography
6 7 (2.69%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.69%) NHS
7 6 (2.31%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.15%) BYOD
9 3 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.77%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.77%) iPhone
10 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 194 (74.62%) Windows
2 94 (36.15%) Windows Server
3 53 (20.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 26 (10.00%) Unix
8 21 (8.08%) Windows XP
9 20 (7.69%) Linux
10 16 (6.15%) Windows 8
11 12 (4.62%) Solaris
12 10 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.69%) Windows 10
14 5 (1.92%) AIX
15 4 (1.54%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.77%) CentOS
16 2 (0.77%) HPUX
17 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.38%) ITIL
2 25 (9.62%) Migration
3 24 (9.23%) ERP
4 21 (8.08%) PRINCE2
5 18 (6.92%) Information Security
5 18 (6.92%) Risk Management
5 18 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (6.54%) Application Packaging
7 16 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (6.15%) Project Management
7 16 (6.15%) SIEM
8 15 (5.77%) Threat Management
8 15 (5.77%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (5.38%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (5.38%) SOA
9 14 (5.38%) TOGAF
10 13 (5.00%) Security Operations
11 12 (4.62%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (4.23%) Business Analysis
12 11 (4.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.62%) SQL
2 19 (7.31%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.08%) C
4 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.77%) Java
5 2 (0.77%) PHP
6 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.38%) CISSP
3 13 (5.00%) CISM
4 11 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (3.85%) CCNA
5 10 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.85%) MCP
6 8 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (2.69%) MCSE
8 6 (2.31%) DBS Check
8 6 (2.31%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.54%) MCDST
10 3 (1.15%) MCSA
10 3 (1.15%) MOS
11 2 (0.77%) Degree
11 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.38%) MCITP
12 1 (0.38%) MCTS
12 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (8.85%) PCI DSS
3 13 (5.00%) COBIT
4 10 (3.85%) SLA
5 3 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 38 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.54%) VMware ESX
2 17 (6.54%) XenApp
3 13 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 9 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.54%) vSphere
6 2 (0.77%) NFS
6 2 (0.77%) Xen
6 2 (0.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.38%) NDS
7 1 (0.38%) UAG
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (13.08%) SCCM
2 24 (9.23%) SCOM
3 17 (6.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (4.62%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (4.62%) WSUS
5 4 (1.54%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.38%) DameWare
7 1 (0.38%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.38%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.38%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 102 (39.23%) VMware
2 99 (38.08%) Microsoft
3 77 (29.62%) Citrix
4 48 (18.46%) Cisco
5 34 (13.08%) HP
6 32 (12.31%) Intel Security
7 20 (7.69%) Wyse
8 18 (6.92%) Symantec
9 16 (6.15%) AppSense
9 16 (6.15%) EMC
9 16 (6.15%) Oracle
10 15 (5.77%) Splunk
11 14 (5.38%) Remedy
12 12 (4.62%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.85%) Clearswift
13 10 (3.85%) Dell
13 10 (3.85%) ServiceNow
14 9 (3.46%) LANDesk
14 9 (3.46%) NetApp
14 9 (3.46%) Qualys
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