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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Manchester
Rank 40 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 57 76 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.24% 4.23% 5.18%
As % of the System Software category 42.86% 52.05% 63.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 25
Median daily rate £185 £285 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.08% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £137 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £443 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £40.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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
133 146 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.90% 8.12% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 71 44
Median daily rate £350 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £172 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £12.12 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £40.00 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 22 February 2017.

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
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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Bolton - 3 £338 -
Stockport - 2 - - 2
Salford -10 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 111 (74.00%) Windows
2 53 (35.33%) Microsoft
3 47 (31.33%) Windows Server
4 45 (30.00%) VMware
5 38 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (22.00%) DNS
7 25 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 25 (16.67%) Office 365
8 23 (15.33%) MS Excel
9 22 (14.67%) Linux
9 22 (14.67%) MS Office
10 21 (14.00%) ITIL
10 21 (14.00%) Citrix
11 20 (13.33%) Firewall
12 19 (12.67%) DHCP
12 19 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (12.67%) SCCM
12 19 (12.67%) Migration
13 17 (11.33%) LAN
14 16 (10.67%) MS Exchange
14 16 (10.67%) Finance
14 16 (10.67%) Data Centre
15 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (10.00%) PowerShell
15 15 (10.00%) LDAP
16 14 (9.33%) SQL Server
16 14 (9.33%) SQL
17 13 (8.67%) Oracle
17 13 (8.67%) WAN

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 16 (10.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.00%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.67%) Apache
7 1 (0.67%) Confluence
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (15.33%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.67%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.67%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.67%) Office 365
2 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.33%) IaaS
4 2 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.00%) DNS
2 20 (13.33%) Firewall
3 19 (12.67%) DHCP
4 17 (11.33%) LAN
5 15 (10.00%) LDAP
6 13 (8.67%) WAN
7 8 (5.33%) SAN
7 8 (5.33%) VLAN
7 8 (5.33%) VPN
8 5 (3.33%) Network Security
8 5 (3.33%) SMTP
8 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.33%) VoIP
8 5 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.67%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.00%) Internet
10 3 (2.00%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.33%) Wireless
11 2 (1.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.33%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.33%) KNIME
3 2 (1.33%) Power BI
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 16 (10.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.67%) Banking
3 3 (2.00%) Local Government
3 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.33%) Back Office
4 2 (1.33%) Electronics
4 2 (1.33%) Law
4 2 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (17.33%) Analyst
2 19 (12.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (8.67%) IT Support
4 12 (8.00%) Service Analyst
5 11 (7.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (6.67%) Architect
6 10 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) Administrator
8 8 (5.33%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.33%) IT Analyst
8 8 (5.33%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (4.67%) Active Directory Support
10 6 (4.00%) Consultant
10 6 (4.00%) IT Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.33%) EDI
1 2 (1.33%) Web Services
2 1 (0.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.67%) PKI
5 3 (2.00%) NHS
5 3 (2.00%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.33%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.33%) iPad
6 2 (1.33%) iPhone
6 2 (1.33%) Life Science
6 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) Clustering
7 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (74.00%) Windows
2 47 (31.33%) Windows Server
3 38 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 25 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (14.67%) Linux
6 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.00%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (6.00%) Windows 10
7 9 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.33%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.67%) Unix
10 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.33%) zOS
12 1 (0.67%) AIX
12 1 (0.67%) Solaris
12 1 (0.67%) SUSE
12 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.00%) ITIL
2 19 (12.67%) Migration
3 11 (7.33%) Identity Management
4 7 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (4.67%) Email Management
4 7 (4.67%) Service Management
5 6 (4.00%) Server Building
5 6 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.33%) Time Management
7 4 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.67%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.67%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.00%) Application Discovery
8 3 (2.00%) CRM
8 3 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (1.33%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (1.33%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.33%) SQL
3 2 (1.33%) R
3 2 (1.33%) VBScript
4 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.67%) MCSE
5 6 (4.00%) CCNA
6 4 (2.67%) MCP
7 3 (2.00%) CCNP
7 3 (2.00%) MCITP
7 3 (2.00%) MCSA
8 2 (1.33%) CISM
8 2 (1.33%) CISSP
8 2 (1.33%) MCTS
9 1 (0.67%) CCDP
9 1 (0.67%) CCIE
9 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 19 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.67%) vSphere
3 10 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.67%) XenApp
5 6 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.00%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.33%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.67%) NDS
10 1 (0.67%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.67%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (12.67%) SCCM
2 9 (6.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 9 (6.00%) ZABBIX
3 6 (4.00%) SCOM
4 2 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.33%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.33%) SCSM
4 2 (1.33%) WSUS
5 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (35.33%) Microsoft
2 45 (30.00%) VMware
3 21 (14.00%) Citrix
4 13 (8.67%) Oracle
4 13 (8.67%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.33%) HP
6 9 (6.00%) Cisco
7 6 (4.00%) Lotus
8 5 (3.33%) AppSense
8 5 (3.33%) NetApp
8 5 (3.33%) SAP
9 4 (2.67%) Apple
9 4 (2.67%) Intel
9 4 (2.67%) Sophos
9 4 (2.67%) Wyse
10 3 (2.00%) Dell
10 3 (2.00%) IBM
10 3 (2.00%) Intel Security
10 3 (2.00%) IronPort
10 3 (2.00%) RightFax
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