The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / North West
Rank 33 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 135 191 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.20% 4.99% 5.44%
As % of the System Software category 51.14% 54.73% 61.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 97 60
Median daily rate £300 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 51
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 £11.90 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £35.00 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
264 349 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.18% 9.12% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 181 120
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 58 55
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the North West region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the North West region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester -5 58 £190 -33.33% 50
Cheshire +21 36 £325 +4.00% 23
Merseyside +1 19 £205 -45.33% 10
Lancashire -3 17 £420 +12.00% 5
Cumbria +1 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 222 (72.55%) Windows
2 118 (38.56%) Microsoft
3 98 (32.03%) VMware
4 92 (30.07%) Windows Server
5 65 (21.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (20.26%) DNS
7 56 (18.30%) ITIL
7 56 (18.30%) Windows 7
8 52 (16.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (16.99%) Migration
9 49 (16.01%) Citrix
10 48 (15.69%) SCCM
11 45 (14.71%) Office 365
11 45 (14.71%) Linux
12 43 (14.05%) MS Exchange
12 43 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 41 (13.40%) Security Cleared
14 37 (12.09%) MS Office
15 35 (11.44%) SC Cleared
16 34 (11.11%) MS Excel
17 33 (10.78%) Firewall
18 32 (10.46%) LAN
18 32 (10.46%) DHCP
19 30 (9.80%) PowerShell
19 30 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
20 29 (9.48%) Data Centre
20 29 (9.48%) Windows 10
21 28 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
21 28 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (9.15%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 43 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 28 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.58%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.92%) IIS
5 8 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.61%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.96%) CMS
6 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.96%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.31%) Apache
7 4 (1.31%) SAS
8 3 (0.98%) JBoss
8 3 (0.98%) nginx
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle 10gAS
8 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.65%) Confluence
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (12.09%) MS Office
2 34 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.71%) Office 365
2 30 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.94%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (1.96%) PaaS
8 4 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.31%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (1.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.98%) IaaS
9 3 (0.98%) Route 53
10 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (20.26%) DNS
2 33 (10.78%) Firewall
3 32 (10.46%) DHCP
3 32 (10.46%) LAN
4 28 (9.15%) WAN
5 22 (7.19%) LDAP
5 22 (7.19%) VPN
6 18 (5.88%) SAN
7 12 (3.92%) SSL
7 12 (3.92%) VLAN
8 10 (3.27%) Internet
8 10 (3.27%) SMTP
8 10 (3.27%) TCP/IP
9 8 (2.61%) Kerberos
10 7 (2.29%) IP Telephony
10 7 (2.29%) NAS
10 7 (2.29%) Network Security
11 6 (1.96%) VoIP
12 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (1.31%) Blockchain
2 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (0.98%) Big Data
3 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.65%) KNIME
4 2 (0.65%) MS Access
4 2 (0.65%) Power BI
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 7 (2.29%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.63%) JIRA
3 3 (0.98%) GitLab
3 3 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 25 (8.17%) Finance
2 12 (3.92%) Banking
3 8 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.63%) Local Government
5 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) Electronics
6 2 (0.65%) German Language
6 2 (0.65%) Law
6 2 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.33%) French Language
7 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.33%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (16.01%) Analyst
2 31 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
2 31 (10.13%) Architect
3 24 (7.84%) Service Analyst
3 24 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (6.54%) IT Support
5 20 (6.54%) Support Engineer
6 19 (6.21%) Desktop Support
7 17 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 16 (5.23%) Administrator
9 14 (4.58%) Active Directory Support
10 13 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (4.25%) Consultant
10 13 (4.25%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (3.92%) IT Analyst
12 10 (3.27%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (3.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.59%) Middleware
2 7 (2.29%) HTML
2 7 (2.29%) JSON
3 5 (1.63%) SAML
3 5 (1.63%) Web Services
4 4 (1.31%) boto
4 4 (1.31%) YAML
5 3 (0.98%) Ajax
5 3 (0.98%) HTML5
5 3 (0.98%) JAAS
5 3 (0.98%) Java SE
5 3 (0.98%) jQuery
5 3 (0.98%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.98%) OpenID
5 3 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.98%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.65%) EDI
7 1 (0.33%) .NET
7 1 (0.33%) COM
7 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.48%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.23%) Blackberry
4 14 (4.58%) PKI
5 11 (3.59%) Fat Client
5 11 (3.59%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.94%) Smartcard
7 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.29%) Life Science
8 7 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.29%) NHS
9 6 (1.96%) iPhone
9 6 (1.96%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.31%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.31%) Replication
11 4 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.98%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 222 (72.55%) Windows
2 92 (30.07%) Windows Server
3 65 (21.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (18.30%) Windows 7
5 52 (16.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (14.71%) Linux
7 29 (9.48%) Windows 10
8 24 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (6.86%) Windows 8
10 18 (5.88%) Windows XP
11 14 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.94%) Apple iOS
12 9 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (2.61%) Unix
14 7 (2.29%) Android
15 6 (1.96%) Solaris
15 6 (1.96%) Windows Phone
16 5 (1.63%) AIX
17 4 (1.31%) HPUX
17 4 (1.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.30%) ITIL
2 52 (16.99%) Migration
3 25 (8.17%) Identity Management
4 18 (5.88%) Change Management
5 16 (5.23%) Incident Management
5 16 (5.23%) Service Management
6 15 (4.90%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.58%) Problem Management
8 11 (3.59%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (3.59%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 11 (3.59%) Project Management
9 10 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (3.27%) Time Management
10 9 (2.94%) DevOps
11 8 (2.61%) Biometrics
11 8 (2.61%) Server Building
11 8 (2.61%) TOGAF
11 8 (2.61%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 24 (7.84%) SQL
3 10 (3.27%) Perl
3 10 (3.27%) Python
4 6 (1.96%) Java
5 5 (1.63%) VBScript
6 3 (0.98%) Go
6 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.98%) Ruby
7 2 (0.65%) R
7 2 (0.65%) VB
7 2 (0.65%) VB6
8 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (13.40%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.44%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.86%) MCSE
5 11 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.94%) CCNA
7 8 (2.61%) MCP
8 6 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.96%) MCSA
9 5 (1.63%) MCITP
9 5 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.31%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.98%) CCNP
12 2 (0.65%) CISM
12 2 (0.65%) CISSP
12 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.65%) MCTS
13 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.33%) CCDP
13 1 (0.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.92%) SLA
2 4 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 43 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.19%) vSphere
3 18 (5.88%) XenApp
4 17 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 14 (4.58%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.31%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.31%) Docker
8 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.31%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.65%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.33%) NDS
10 1 (0.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 48 (15.69%) SCCM
2 11 (3.59%) SCOM
3 9 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
3 9 (2.94%) ZABBIX
4 8 (2.61%) WSUS
5 7 (2.29%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.29%) Puppet
6 5 (1.63%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.63%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.98%) Rsyslog
9 2 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.65%) Salt
9 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 118 (38.56%) Microsoft
2 98 (32.03%) VMware
3 49 (16.01%) Citrix
4 27 (8.82%) Cisco
5 21 (6.86%) HP
5 21 (6.86%) Red Hat
6 18 (5.88%) Oracle
7 12 (3.92%) AppSense
7 12 (3.92%) NetApp
8 11 (3.59%) Symantec
9 9 (2.94%) Intel Security
10 8 (2.61%) Apple
11 7 (2.29%) Dell
11 7 (2.29%) IBM
11 7 (2.29%) SAP
12 6 (1.96%) Lotus
12 6 (1.96%) Sophos
13 5 (1.63%) IronPort
13 5 (1.63%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.31%) Polycom
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