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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Manchester
Rank 36 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 64 89 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.70% 4.77% 5.96%
As % of the System Software category 45.71% 52.05% 62.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 53 30
Median daily rate £195 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.60% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 28
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £33.70 £26.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%

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
140 171 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.28% 9.17% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 83 51
Median daily rate £350 £325 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 30
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £25.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-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 23 January 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 23 January 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 - 4
Stockport - 3 - - 3
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 130 (74.71%) Windows
2 64 (36.78%) VMware
3 62 (35.63%) Microsoft
4 57 (32.76%) Windows Server
5 45 (25.86%) DNS
6 39 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (21.26%) Firewall
8 31 (17.82%) DHCP
9 29 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (16.09%) MS Excel
11 27 (15.52%) Citrix
12 25 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
13 24 (13.79%) SCCM
13 24 (13.79%) Data Centre
13 24 (13.79%) MS Exchange
14 23 (13.22%) Linux
14 23 (13.22%) Oracle
14 23 (13.22%) MS Office
14 23 (13.22%) Migration
15 22 (12.64%) SQL Server
15 22 (12.64%) ITIL
16 21 (12.07%) LAN
17 20 (11.49%) Office 365
18 18 (10.34%) WAN
18 18 (10.34%) Cisco
18 18 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
19 17 (9.77%) SQL
19 17 (9.77%) Finance
19 17 (9.77%) VLAN

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 24 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.02%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.45%) IIS
6 5 (2.87%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.57%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 23 (13.22%) MS Office
3 2 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.57%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.49%) Office 365
2 15 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.72%) PaaS
5 2 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.86%) DNS
2 37 (21.26%) Firewall
3 31 (17.82%) DHCP
4 21 (12.07%) LAN
5 18 (10.34%) WAN
6 17 (9.77%) VLAN
7 15 (8.62%) LDAP
7 15 (8.62%) SAN
8 10 (5.75%) SMTP
8 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
8 10 (5.75%) VPN
8 10 (5.75%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (4.02%) Network Security
9 7 (4.02%) VoIP
10 5 (2.87%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.30%) Internet
11 4 (2.30%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.30%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.72%) NAS
12 3 (1.72%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.75%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.57%) KNIME
3 1 (0.57%) Power BI
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 17 (9.77%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Banking
3 3 (1.72%) Back Office
3 3 (1.72%) Local Government
4 2 (1.15%) Electronics
4 2 (1.15%) Law
4 2 (1.15%) Legal
4 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (15.52%) Analyst
2 18 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (8.05%) Architect
4 13 (7.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.90%) IT Support
6 11 (6.32%) Service Analyst
6 11 (6.32%) Support Analyst
7 10 (5.75%) Designer
7 10 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (5.17%) Administrator
8 9 (5.17%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.60%) Consultant
9 8 (4.60%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.60%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Active Directory Administrator
11 6 (3.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.45%) Active Directory Support
11 6 (3.45%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.72%) EDI
2 2 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (0.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.87%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.87%) NHS
5 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.30%) PKI
5 4 (2.30%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.72%) BYOD
6 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.15%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.15%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.15%) iPhone
7 2 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.15%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.57%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 130 (74.71%) Windows
2 57 (32.76%) Windows Server
3 39 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
6 23 (13.22%) Linux
7 18 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.32%) Windows XP
9 10 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.75%) Windows 8
10 9 (5.17%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (4.02%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.87%) Unix
13 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.15%) AIX
14 2 (1.15%) Solaris
14 2 (1.15%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.15%) zOS
15 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.22%) Migration
2 22 (12.64%) ITIL
3 11 (6.32%) Identity Management
3 11 (6.32%) Server Building
4 7 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (4.02%) Email Management
4 7 (4.02%) PRINCE2
4 7 (4.02%) Service Management
4 7 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (3.45%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 5 (2.87%) ERP
6 5 (2.87%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.30%) CRM
7 4 (2.30%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.30%) SIEM
7 4 (2.30%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (2.30%) Time Management
8 3 (1.72%) Application Discovery
8 3 (1.72%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.77%) SQL
2 16 (9.20%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.15%) VBScript
4 1 (0.57%) C
4 1 (0.57%) PHP
4 1 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.45%) CCNA
5 6 (3.45%) MCSE
6 4 (2.30%) CISSP
6 4 (2.30%) MCSA
7 3 (1.72%) CCNP
7 3 (1.72%) CISM
8 2 (1.15%) CCIE
8 2 (1.15%) MCITP
9 1 (0.57%) CASP
9 1 (0.57%) CCDP
9 1 (0.57%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.57%) MCDST
9 1 (0.57%) MCP
9 1 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.17%) SLA
2 4 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.72%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) COBIT
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (9.20%) VMware ESX
3 12 (6.90%) vSphere
4 11 (6.32%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.02%) XenApp
6 6 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.72%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.15%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.15%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.57%) NDS
10 1 (0.57%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.57%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (13.79%) SCCM
2 11 (6.32%) SCOM
3 9 (5.17%) Red Hat Satellite
3 9 (5.17%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.15%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.15%) SCSM
5 2 (1.15%) WSUS
6 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.57%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (36.78%) VMware
2 62 (35.63%) Microsoft
3 27 (15.52%) Citrix
4 23 (13.22%) Oracle
5 18 (10.34%) Cisco
6 14 (8.05%) Red Hat
7 13 (7.47%) HP
8 8 (4.60%) Intel Security
8 8 (4.60%) NetApp
9 5 (2.87%) AppSense
9 5 (2.87%) EMC
9 5 (2.87%) Lotus
9 5 (2.87%) SAP
10 4 (2.30%) Altiris
10 4 (2.30%) Dell
10 4 (2.30%) Intel
10 4 (2.30%) Sophos
10 4 (2.30%) Wyse
11 3 (1.72%) Apple
11 3 (1.72%) CheckPoint
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