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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 183 191 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.66% 6.74% 5.27%
As % of the System Software category 64.21% 57.88% 47.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 62 44
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£275 £225 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £348 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 43
Average hourly rate £14.17 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £31.56 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.85%
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
285 330 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.82% 11.65% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 136 131
Average daily rate £325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 67 60
Average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Manchester 0 97 £350 +150.00% 39
Merseyside +6 33 £258 +21.89% 6
Cheshire -18 27 £294 +10.84% 17
Lancashire -22 17 £240 +26.31% 2
Cumbria +8 5 £175 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 326 (87.17%) Windows
2 169 (45.19%) Microsoft
3 148 (39.57%) Citrix
4 123 (32.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 122 (32.62%) VMware
6 120 (32.09%) Windows 7
7 107 (28.61%) Windows XP
8 95 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 86 (22.99%) MS Exchange
10 74 (19.79%) DNS
11 73 (19.52%) ITIL
12 66 (17.65%) MS Office
13 60 (16.04%) DHCP
14 58 (15.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 58 (15.51%) SCCM
15 54 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 54 (14.44%) MS Excel
16 53 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 48 (12.83%) TCP/IP
18 46 (12.30%) Migration
19 45 (12.03%) SQL Server
20 44 (11.76%) SQL
21 42 (11.23%) SAN
22 39 (10.43%) XenApp
23 37 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
23 37 (9.89%) SharePoint
24 36 (9.63%) MCSE
24 36 (9.63%) IIS
25 35 (9.36%) Hyper-V
26 34 (9.09%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 86 (22.99%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 37 (9.89%) SharePoint
3 36 (9.63%) IIS
4 21 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (3.74%) IBM Notes
7 11 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (2.41%) Lync
10 6 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.53%) Apache
12 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.27%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 66 (17.65%) MS Office
2 54 (14.44%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.67%) Office 365
2 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (19.79%) DNS
2 60 (16.04%) DHCP
3 48 (12.83%) TCP/IP
4 42 (11.23%) SAN
5 31 (8.29%) LAN
6 28 (7.49%) Firewall
7 25 (6.68%) WAN
8 16 (4.28%) NAS
9 15 (4.01%) VPN
10 12 (3.21%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (2.67%) Wireless
11 10 (2.67%) SMS
11 10 (2.67%) iSCSI
11 10 (2.67%) VLAN
12 9 (2.41%) DMZ
13 8 (2.14%) VoIP
14 7 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (1.87%) 3G
15 6 (1.60%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.07%) MySQL
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.07%) AdminStudio
2 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.80%) MSI
3 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 31 (8.29%) Finance
2 13 (3.48%) Local Government
3 9 (2.41%) Banking
4 5 (1.34%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.34%) Legal
5 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.80%) Retail
6 2 (0.53%) Law
6 2 (0.53%) Back Office
6 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 78 (20.86%) Analyst
2 41 (10.96%) Desktop Support
3 40 (10.70%) Support Engineer
4 39 (10.43%) Service Analyst
5 37 (9.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 32 (8.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (7.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (6.15%) Project Manager
10 22 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
11 21 (5.61%) Support Analyst
12 19 (5.08%) Administrator
13 17 (4.55%) Server Engineer
14 15 (4.01%) Desktop Engineer
15 14 (3.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 14 (3.74%) Consultant
16 11 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 11 (2.94%) Support Technician
17 10 (2.67%) Help Desk Analyst
17 10 (2.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.21%) .NET
2 9 (2.41%) Application Packaging
3 5 (1.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.27%) SOAP
4 1 (0.27%) XML
4 1 (0.27%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.09%) Clustering
2 24 (6.42%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.48%) Replication
4 9 (2.41%) iPad
4 9 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.14%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.14%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.87%) Celerra
7 6 (1.60%) Life Science
8 3 (0.80%) PKI
8 3 (0.80%) Handset
9 2 (0.53%) Open Source
9 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.53%) User Experience
9 2 (0.53%) Economics
9 2 (0.53%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.53%) Statistics
9 2 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 326 (87.17%) Windows
2 123 (32.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (32.09%) Windows 7
4 107 (28.61%) Windows XP
5 95 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (5.88%) Linux
8 21 (5.61%) UNIX
9 18 (4.81%) Windows Vista
10 14 (3.74%) Windows 8
11 12 (3.21%) Windows 2000
12 10 (2.67%) Solaris
13 6 (1.60%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.53%) NetWare
16 2 (0.53%) HPUX
16 2 (0.53%) Android
17 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.52%) ITIL
2 46 (12.30%) Migration
3 26 (6.95%) Project Management
4 15 (4.01%) High Availability
5 14 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (3.48%) Load Balancing
7 12 (3.21%) Change Control
8 10 (2.67%) Software Deployment
9 9 (2.41%) PRINCE2
9 9 (2.41%) Service Management
9 9 (2.41%) Information Security
10 7 (1.87%) Compatibility Testing
10 7 (1.87%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (1.60%) Service Delivery
11 6 (1.60%) Validation
11 6 (1.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (1.60%) Configuration Management
11 6 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (1.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (1.34%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.76%) SQL
2 34 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.94%) VBScript
4 9 (2.41%) C
5 8 (2.14%) VB
6 3 (0.80%) C#
6 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) Java
8 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 58 (15.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (9.63%) MCSE
3 25 (6.68%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.68%) Security Cleared
4 20 (5.35%) MCITP
5 16 (4.28%) MCSA
6 15 (4.01%) MCP
7 13 (3.48%) MCTS
8 12 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.94%) CCNA
10 7 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.80%) MCDST
14 2 (0.53%) Degree
15 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.27%) ISSAP
15 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.27%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.61%) SLA
2 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (10.43%) XenApp
3 35 (9.36%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (5.35%) VMware ESX
6 17 (4.55%) XenServer
7 14 (3.74%) vSphere
7 14 (3.74%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.67%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.34%) DFS Replication
11 5 (1.34%) Firmware
12 3 (0.80%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.27%) Xen
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.27%) NFS
13 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 58 (15.51%) SCCM
2 21 (5.61%) SCOM
3 6 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.34%) SCVMM
4 5 (1.34%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.07%) WMI
5 4 (1.07%) WSUS
6 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.53%) Puppet
7 2 (0.53%) Salt
7 2 (0.53%) Ansible
7 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.27%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 169 (45.19%) Microsoft
2 148 (39.57%) Citrix
3 122 (32.62%) VMware
4 31 (8.29%) Cisco
5 29 (7.75%) HP
6 25 (6.68%) AppSense
7 16 (4.28%) Dell
8 15 (4.01%) EMC
9 14 (3.74%) NetApp
9 14 (3.74%) Lotus
10 12 (3.21%) Oracle
11 11 (2.94%) Symantec
12 9 (2.41%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.41%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.87%) McAfee
14 6 (1.60%) Adobe
14 6 (1.60%) CA
14 6 (1.60%) Cyber-Ark
15 5 (1.34%) IBM
15 5 (1.34%) Nortel
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