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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 252 254 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.90% 6.57% 7.07%
As % of the System Software category 66.32% 53.59% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 126 96
Median daily rate £325 £258 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.21% -2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £158 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 45
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.35 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.89% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.30 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.48 £22.20 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
380 474 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.41% 12.25% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 248 150
Median daily rate £358 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.32% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 49 56
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -0.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -2 144 £325 +30.00% 39
Cheshire -6 46 £345 +9.61% 18
Merseyside +1 30 £350 +68.67% 9
Lancashire -3 22 £190 -18.27% 3
Cumbria +14 1 £250 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 393 (77.51%) Windows
2 233 (45.96%) Microsoft
3 185 (36.49%) Windows Server
4 169 (33.33%) VMware
5 143 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 141 (27.81%) Citrix
7 107 (21.10%) SCCM
8 97 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 97 (19.13%) Migration
9 96 (18.93%) MS Exchange
10 89 (17.55%) MS Excel
11 88 (17.36%) ITIL
11 88 (17.36%) PowerShell
12 87 (17.16%) DNS
13 83 (16.37%) DHCP
14 82 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 81 (15.98%) Security Cleared
16 79 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 76 (14.99%) MS Office
17 76 (14.99%) Windows 7
18 72 (14.20%) SCOM
18 72 (14.20%) SQL
19 71 (14.00%) Linux
20 68 (13.41%) Cisco
21 64 (12.62%) SC Cleared
22 63 (12.43%) Data Centre
23 58 (11.44%) HP
23 58 (11.44%) Finance
24 53 (10.45%) Firewall
24 53 (10.45%) SQL Server

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 96 (18.93%) MS Exchange
2 52 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 45 (8.88%) Skype for Business
4 29 (5.72%) IIS
5 26 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (4.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.97%) IBM Notes
8 9 (1.78%) Apache
9 8 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.58%) JBoss
10 7 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.38%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.39%) FileNet
15 2 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 89 (17.55%) MS Excel
2 76 (14.99%) MS Office
3 10 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.59%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.28%) Office 365
2 37 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.76%) IaaS
5 12 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.17%) PaaS
7 9 (1.78%) SaaS
8 6 (1.18%) SoftLayer
9 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 87 (17.16%) DNS
2 83 (16.37%) DHCP
3 53 (10.45%) Firewall
4 34 (6.71%) Skype
5 32 (6.31%) TCP/IP
5 32 (6.31%) WAN
6 30 (5.92%) LAN
7 29 (5.72%) SAN
8 23 (4.54%) Network Security
9 21 (4.14%) VLAN
10 20 (3.94%) Internet
11 16 (3.16%) VPN
12 14 (2.76%) NetScaler
13 12 (2.37%) VoIP
14 9 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (1.38%) Intranet
15 7 (1.38%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.38%) NAS
15 7 (1.38%) SMTP
15 7 (1.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.54%) DB2
3 10 (1.97%) Data Mining
4 9 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.58%) MySQL
5 8 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.79%) GIS
7 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.20%) DataStage
8 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.20%) HBase
8 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.20%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (0.79%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.20%) JUnit
3 1 (0.20%) NUnit
3 1 (0.20%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.20%) Subversion
3 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (11.44%) Finance
2 21 (4.14%) Manufacturing
3 15 (2.96%) Banking
4 12 (2.37%) French Language
5 10 (1.97%) German Language
5 10 (1.97%) Legal
6 9 (1.78%) Law
7 8 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.38%) Italian Language
8 7 (1.38%) Local Government
9 5 (0.99%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.79%) Back Office
10 4 (0.79%) Portuguese Language
10 4 (0.79%) Retail
11 3 (0.59%) Marketing
12 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.20%) Advertising
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 92 (18.15%) Analyst
2 69 (13.61%) Architect
3 52 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 39 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 34 (6.71%) Desktop Support
6 33 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (6.51%) Service Analyst
6 33 (6.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 29 (5.72%) Consultant
8 24 (4.73%) Desktop Engineer
9 23 (4.54%) 1st Line Support
10 22 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support
11 21 (4.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 20 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (3.75%) Active Directory Engineer
13 19 (3.75%) IT Support
14 18 (3.55%) Citrix Specialist
14 18 (3.55%) Designer
15 17 (3.35%) Wintel Engineer
16 16 (3.16%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.96%) .NET
2 14 (2.76%) Middleware
3 9 (1.78%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.18%) JSP
4 6 (1.18%) LAMP
4 6 (1.18%) Web Services
5 3 (0.59%) CSS
5 3 (0.59%) EDI
5 3 (0.59%) HTML
5 3 (0.59%) WAMP
5 3 (0.59%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.39%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.39%) XML
7 1 (0.20%) HTML5
7 1 (0.20%) jQuery
7 1 (0.20%) LESS
7 1 (0.20%) Node.js
7 1 (0.20%) SAML
7 1 (0.20%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.43%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.13%) PKI
4 25 (4.93%) Mainframe
5 24 (4.73%) Clustering
6 23 (4.54%) Fat Client
6 23 (4.54%) Thin Client
7 14 (2.76%) Life Science
8 13 (2.56%) Driving Licence
9 12 (2.37%) NHS
10 10 (1.97%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.97%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.97%) Cryptography
11 8 (1.58%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.18%) PMI
13 5 (0.99%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.99%) Replication
14 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.79%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 393 (77.51%) Windows
2 185 (36.49%) Windows Server
3 143 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 76 (14.99%) Windows 7
7 71 (14.00%) Linux
8 42 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (8.09%) Windows XP
10 36 (7.10%) Unix
11 34 (6.71%) Windows 10
11 34 (6.71%) Windows 8
12 33 (6.51%) Solaris
13 27 (5.33%) AIX
14 24 (4.73%) HPUX
15 8 (1.58%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.58%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.99%) Android
17 4 (0.79%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (19.13%) Migration
2 88 (17.36%) ITIL
3 40 (7.89%) Software Engineering
4 35 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 31 (6.11%) ERP
6 30 (5.92%) Project Management
7 29 (5.72%) Application Packaging
8 28 (5.52%) Data Migration
9 26 (5.13%) PRINCE2
10 23 (4.54%) Information Security
11 22 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (3.94%) Risk Management
13 18 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (3.16%) SOA
14 16 (3.16%) TOGAF
14 16 (3.16%) Vulnerability Management
15 15 (2.96%) Cybersecurity
16 14 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
16 14 (2.76%) SIEM
16 14 (2.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (17.36%) PowerShell
2 72 (14.20%) SQL
3 13 (2.56%) Java
4 11 (2.17%) C
4 11 (2.17%) PHP
5 9 (1.78%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.99%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.79%) C#
8 2 (0.39%) JCL
9 1 (0.20%) Perl
9 1 (0.20%) Python
9 1 (0.20%) VB
9 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (15.98%) Security Cleared
2 64 (12.62%) SC Cleared
3 51 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (4.34%) MCSE
5 19 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (3.55%) CCNA
7 17 (3.35%) MCP
8 16 (3.16%) MCSA
9 15 (2.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (2.37%) CISM
10 12 (2.37%) CISSP
10 12 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.37%) MCITP
11 9 (1.78%) Degree
12 8 (1.58%) MCTS
13 7 (1.38%) MCDST
13 7 (1.38%) MOS
13 7 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.18%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 23 (4.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.35%) SLA
4 12 (2.37%) COBIT
5 3 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 82 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (8.09%) Hyper-V
3 26 (5.13%) XenApp
4 25 (4.93%) vSphere
5 19 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (3.55%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (1.38%) UAG
9 6 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.99%) Xen
10 5 (0.99%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.79%) Firmware
11 4 (0.79%) NFS
12 2 (0.39%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.39%) Postfix
12 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 107 (21.10%) SCCM
2 72 (14.20%) SCOM
3 20 (3.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (3.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (2.96%) WSUS
6 10 (1.97%) Puppet
7 9 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.58%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.38%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (1.18%) SCOrch
10 6 (1.18%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.79%) EnCase
12 4 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.79%) vRealize
13 3 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 233 (45.96%) Microsoft
2 169 (33.33%) VMware
3 141 (27.81%) Citrix
4 68 (13.41%) Cisco
5 58 (11.44%) HP
6 45 (8.88%) Oracle
7 36 (7.10%) EMC
8 31 (6.11%) Intel Security
9 25 (4.93%) Symantec
10 21 (4.14%) Wyse
11 20 (3.94%) AppSense
12 19 (3.75%) Dell
13 18 (3.55%) Splunk
14 16 (3.16%) IBM
14 16 (3.16%) NetApp
15 15 (2.96%) Red Hat
16 13 (2.56%) Remedy
17 12 (2.37%) Veritas
18 10 (1.97%) Lotus
19 9 (1.78%) CheckPoint
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