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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 175 200 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.50% 4.78% 6.21%
As % of the System Software category 52.71% 53.19% 64.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 99 81
Median daily rate £325 £285 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £139 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 55
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Active Directory
England

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
332 376 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.43% 8.98% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 193 142
Median daily rate £370 £363 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £171 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 52 63
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 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
Manchester +2 94 £303 +6.14% 47
Cheshire +12 53 £399 +2.90% 20
Merseyside -8 10 £350 +3.70% 6
Lancashire -21 9 £263 -7.89% 5
Cumbria +10 3 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 281 (74.54%) Windows
2 165 (43.77%) Microsoft
3 132 (35.01%) VMware
4 123 (32.63%) Windows Server
5 84 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 83 (22.02%) Citrix
7 72 (19.10%) Migration
7 72 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (18.57%) DHCP
9 69 (18.30%) DNS
10 62 (16.45%) Linux
11 60 (15.92%) ITIL
11 60 (15.92%) SCCM
12 59 (15.65%) MS Exchange
13 58 (15.38%) SQL
14 57 (15.12%) Firewall
15 56 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 55 (14.59%) Windows 7
16 55 (14.59%) Cisco
17 54 (14.32%) MS Excel
18 53 (14.06%) LAN
19 50 (13.26%) MS Office
20 47 (12.47%) Security Cleared
21 46 (12.20%) WAN
22 45 (11.94%) Oracle
22 45 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
23 42 (11.14%) SQL Server
24 41 (10.88%) Office 365
25 40 (10.61%) Data Centre
26 38 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 59 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (5.04%) IIS
4 15 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.98%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.18%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.12%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.59%) CMS
9 5 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.06%) Apache
10 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.06%) JBoss
10 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.80%) nginx
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle 10gAS
11 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (14.32%) MS Excel
2 50 (13.26%) MS Office
3 6 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.88%) Office 365
2 38 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (3.45%) PaaS
6 7 (1.86%) IaaS
7 5 (1.33%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.06%) SaaS
9 3 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 70 (18.57%) DHCP
2 69 (18.30%) DNS
3 57 (15.12%) Firewall
4 53 (14.06%) LAN
5 46 (12.20%) WAN
6 30 (7.96%) SAN
7 27 (7.16%) VLAN
8 22 (5.84%) VPN
9 19 (5.04%) LDAP
10 18 (4.77%) TCP/IP
11 15 (3.98%) Internet
12 14 (3.71%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (3.18%) Network Security
13 12 (3.18%) SMTP
13 12 (3.18%) VoIP
14 9 (2.39%) Kerberos
15 8 (2.12%) SSL
16 7 (1.86%) Unified Communications
17 6 (1.59%) IP Telephony
17 6 (1.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.04%) DB2
3 9 (2.39%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.53%) GIS
4 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.27%) HBase
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) JIRA
2 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 19 (5.04%) Finance
2 14 (3.71%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.65%) Banking
4 6 (1.59%) German Language
4 6 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.33%) Local Government
6 4 (1.06%) Dutch Language
7 3 (0.80%) Back Office
7 3 (0.80%) French Language
8 2 (0.53%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.53%) Law
8 2 (0.53%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.53%) Retail
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 68 (18.04%) Analyst
2 47 (12.47%) Architect
3 41 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (9.55%) Support Analyst
5 26 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (5.84%) Support Engineer
7 20 (5.31%) Desktop Support
7 20 (5.31%) IT Support
8 19 (5.04%) Consultant
8 19 (5.04%) Service Analyst
8 19 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (3.98%) Designer
12 14 (3.71%) 1st Line Support
12 14 (3.71%) Administrator
12 14 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.71%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (3.45%) Active Directory Support
13 13 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.12%) Middleware
2 6 (1.59%) EDI
3 5 (1.33%) HTML
3 5 (1.33%) JSON
3 5 (1.33%) SAML
4 4 (1.06%) Web Services
5 3 (0.80%) Ajax
5 3 (0.80%) HTML5
5 3 (0.80%) JAAS
5 3 (0.80%) Java SE
5 3 (0.80%) jQuery
5 3 (0.80%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.80%) OpenID
5 3 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.53%) .NET
6 2 (0.53%) boto
6 2 (0.53%) YAML
7 1 (0.27%) COM
7 1 (0.27%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.77%) Mainframe
4 16 (4.24%) NHS
5 15 (3.98%) Blackberry
6 13 (3.45%) Fat Client
6 13 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.45%) Thin Client
7 10 (2.65%) PKI
8 9 (2.39%) Smartcard
9 8 (2.12%) Biometrics
9 8 (2.12%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.86%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.86%) Replication
11 6 (1.59%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.59%) Life Science
12 5 (1.33%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 281 (74.54%) Windows
2 123 (32.63%) Windows Server
3 84 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (16.45%) Linux
6 55 (14.59%) Windows 7
7 45 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (8.49%) Windows XP
10 29 (7.69%) Windows 8
11 26 (6.90%) Solaris
12 22 (5.84%) AIX
13 21 (5.57%) Unix
14 20 (5.31%) HPUX
15 18 (4.77%) Windows 10
16 9 (2.39%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (1.86%) Apple iOS
18 6 (1.59%) Windows Phone
19 5 (1.33%) Android
20 4 (1.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.10%) Migration
2 60 (15.92%) ITIL
3 24 (6.37%) Project Management
4 23 (6.10%) Identity Management
5 20 (5.31%) Service Management
6 17 (4.51%) ERP
7 16 (4.24%) Service Delivery
8 15 (3.98%) PRINCE2
9 14 (3.71%) Change Management
9 14 (3.71%) TOGAF
10 13 (3.45%) Incident Management
10 13 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
11 12 (3.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 12 (3.18%) Problem Management
11 12 (3.18%) Server Building
11 12 (3.18%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 11 (2.92%) CRM
13 10 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (2.65%) SOA
13 10 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.38%) SQL
2 29 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.39%) Java
3 9 (2.39%) Python
4 8 (2.12%) Perl
5 6 (1.59%) C
5 6 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.06%) PHP
7 3 (0.80%) Go
7 3 (0.80%) Ruby
7 3 (0.80%) VBScript
8 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 26 (6.90%) MCSE
5 17 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.71%) CCNA
7 11 (2.92%) MCSA
8 9 (2.39%) MCP
9 8 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.33%) CISSP
12 4 (1.06%) CISM
12 4 (1.06%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.80%) CCNP
13 3 (0.80%) Degree
13 3 (0.80%) MCTS
14 2 (0.53%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.53%) CFCE
14 2 (0.53%) EnCE
14 2 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.77%) SLA
2 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.33%) QA
5 4 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 56 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 29 (7.69%) XenApp
3 26 (6.90%) vSphere
4 16 (4.24%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.33%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.06%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.53%) Docker
11 2 (0.53%) NDS
11 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.53%) Xen
12 1 (0.27%) NFS
12 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 60 (15.92%) SCCM
2 23 (6.10%) SCOM
3 15 (3.98%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (2.92%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.65%) WSUS
6 9 (2.39%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (2.39%) ZABBIX
7 7 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.33%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.06%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.80%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.80%) SCSM
11 2 (0.53%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.53%) Puppet
11 2 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 165 (43.77%) Microsoft
2 132 (35.01%) VMware
3 83 (22.02%) Citrix
4 55 (14.59%) Cisco
5 45 (11.94%) Oracle
6 28 (7.43%) EMC
7 27 (7.16%) HP
8 25 (6.63%) Intel Security
9 22 (5.84%) Red Hat
9 22 (5.84%) Symantec
10 16 (4.24%) NetApp
11 12 (3.18%) Dell
12 11 (2.92%) AppSense
12 11 (2.92%) Wyse
13 9 (2.39%) IBM
14 8 (2.12%) LANDesk
14 8 (2.12%) Lotus
14 8 (2.12%) Sophos
15 7 (1.86%) Clearswift
15 7 (1.86%) Veeam
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