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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 69 41 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.11% 3.46% 4.83%
As % of the System Software category 71.88% 51.25% 61.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 14
Average daily rate
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£255 £286 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.91% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £128 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -27.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £10.50 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.20 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
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
96 80 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.11% 6.76% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 31
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £26.00 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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
Altrincham - 3 £255 -
Stockport +1 2 - - 5
Oldham -3 2 - - 1
Wigan - - - - 3
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 97 (78.86%) Windows
2 45 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 45 (36.59%) Windows 7
3 43 (34.96%) Citrix
4 33 (26.83%) ITIL
5 30 (24.39%) MS Exchange
6 29 (23.58%) MS Office
7 28 (22.76%) VMware
8 27 (21.95%) Windows XP
9 26 (21.14%) SCCM
10 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (13.82%) Finance
11 17 (13.82%) SAN
11 17 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
12 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
13 13 (10.57%) VPN
14 12 (9.76%) VBScript
14 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (8.94%) Blackberry
15 11 (8.94%) MCSE
16 10 (8.13%) LAN
16 10 (8.13%) Firewall
17 9 (7.32%) SQL
17 9 (7.32%) SLA
17 9 (7.32%) Cisco
17 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (7.32%) MCITP
18 8 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 30 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.07%) IBM Notes
3 5 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.63%) Lync
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (23.58%) MS Office
2 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.82%) SAN
2 13 (10.57%) VPN
3 10 (8.13%) LAN
3 10 (8.13%) Firewall
4 8 (6.50%) WAN
5 7 (5.69%) DNS
6 6 (4.88%) DHCP
6 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.25%) NAS
7 4 (3.25%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.44%) VLAN
8 3 (2.44%) VoIP
8 3 (2.44%) SSL
8 3 (2.44%) Intranet
8 3 (2.44%) Wireless
9 2 (1.63%) ADSL
9 2 (1.63%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.81%) Network Security
10 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.81%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.81%) InstallShield
General
1 17 (13.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Back Office
3 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (17.07%) Analyst
2 18 (14.63%) Desktop Support
3 15 (12.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (12.20%) Service Analyst
3 15 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (11.38%) Project Manager
5 12 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (8.94%) Administrator
7 9 (7.32%) Consultant
8 6 (4.88%) SCCM Administrator
8 6 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.07%) IT Support
9 5 (4.07%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.07%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.07%) Tandem
2 5 (4.07%) iPad
2 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.63%) Clustering
3 2 (1.63%) Statistics
3 2 (1.63%) Economics
4 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.81%) Life Science
4 1 (0.81%) iPhone
4 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 97 (78.86%) Windows
2 45 (36.59%) Windows 7
3 27 (21.95%) Windows XP
4 17 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.07%) UNIX
8 4 (3.25%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.25%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.63%) NetWare
10 2 (1.63%) Solaris
10 2 (1.63%) Linux
10 2 (1.63%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.81%) Android
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.81%) AIX
11 1 (0.81%) HPUX
11 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) ITIL
2 8 (6.50%) Migration
3 7 (5.69%) Project Management
3 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2
4 6 (4.88%) Change Control
5 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.25%) Coaching
6 4 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (3.25%) Information Security
7 3 (2.44%) Project Governance
7 3 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.44%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.44%) Service Management
7 3 (2.44%) People Management
7 3 (2.44%) Email Migration
8 2 (1.63%) ITSM
8 2 (1.63%) Change Management
8 2 (1.63%) Workflow
8 2 (1.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.76%) VBScript
3 9 (7.32%) SQL
4 3 (2.44%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.94%) MCSE
3 9 (7.32%) MCITP
4 8 (6.50%) MCSA
5 6 (4.88%) MCP
5 6 (4.88%) MCTS
6 5 (4.07%) CCNA
6 5 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.81%) Degree
10 1 (0.81%) CISSP
10 1 (0.81%) CISA
10 1 (0.81%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (6.50%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.88%) XenApp
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.63%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.63%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.63%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 26 (21.14%) SCCM
2 5 (4.07%) SCOM
3 3 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.63%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.63%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.81%) OpenView
5 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.81%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.81%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 45 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 43 (34.96%) Citrix
3 28 (22.76%) VMware
4 9 (7.32%) Cisco
5 7 (5.69%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.88%) HP
7 5 (4.07%) Dell
7 5 (4.07%) Lotus
7 5 (4.07%) Symantec
8 4 (3.25%) AppSense
8 4 (3.25%) McAfee
8 4 (3.25%) EMC
8 4 (3.25%) IBM
8 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.25%) Spiceworks
9 3 (2.44%) Veeam
9 3 (2.44%) Adobe
9 3 (2.44%) Avaya
9 3 (2.44%) Novell
9 3 (2.44%) CA
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