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 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 240 232 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.40% 6.28% 7.57%
As % of the System Software category 63.16% 50.88% 68.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 109 97
Median daily rate £388 £263 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £267
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 50 50
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.45 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
380 456 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.13% 12.35% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 240 163
Median daily rate £378 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 56 55
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.10 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 June 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
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 June 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 -5 119 £350 +33.33% 31
Cheshire +5 70 £425 +37.09% 12
Merseyside -2 27 £260 +13.04% 7
Lancashire -10 17 £350 +52.17% 7
Cumbria +5 3 £250 - 3
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 369 (77.36%) Windows
2 209 (43.82%) Microsoft
3 165 (34.59%) Windows Server
4 150 (31.45%) VMware
5 135 (28.30%) Citrix
6 128 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 93 (19.50%) Migration
7 93 (19.50%) SCCM
8 88 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (18.45%) MS Exchange
9 87 (18.24%) ITIL
10 84 (17.61%) PowerShell
10 84 (17.61%) Security Cleared
11 82 (17.19%) DNS
12 77 (16.14%) Windows 7
13 76 (15.93%) DHCP
13 76 (15.93%) MS Excel
14 74 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 72 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 71 (14.88%) SC Cleared
17 69 (14.47%) MS Office
18 66 (13.84%) Linux
19 65 (13.63%) SQL
20 60 (12.58%) SCOM
20 60 (12.58%) Data Centre
21 58 (12.16%) Finance
22 57 (11.95%) SharePoint
23 54 (11.32%) Cisco
24 53 (11.11%) HP
25 48 (10.06%) Hyper-V

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 88 (18.45%) MS Exchange
2 57 (11.95%) SharePoint
3 46 (9.64%) Skype for Business
4 26 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (5.24%) IIS
6 22 (4.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (2.52%) Apache
8 11 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.68%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.47%) JBoss
12 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.42%) FileNet
16 1 (0.21%) nginx
16 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 76 (15.93%) MS Excel
2 69 (14.47%) MS Office
3 10 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) MS Project
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.42%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.01%) Office 365
2 31 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.10%) IaaS
5 8 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.47%) SoftLayer
7 6 (1.26%) SaaS
8 5 (1.05%) PaaS
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 82 (17.19%) DNS
2 76 (15.93%) DHCP
3 39 (8.18%) Firewall
4 32 (6.71%) Skype
5 31 (6.50%) TCP/IP
6 28 (5.87%) SAN
7 27 (5.66%) WAN
8 22 (4.61%) LAN
9 19 (3.98%) Network Security
9 19 (3.98%) VPN
10 15 (3.14%) Internet
10 15 (3.14%) VoIP
11 13 (2.73%) NetScaler
12 12 (2.52%) VLAN
13 11 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (2.10%) SSL
15 7 (1.47%) NAS
16 6 (1.26%) Intranet
16 6 (1.26%) LDAP
17 5 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.82%) DB2
3 9 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (1.89%) Data Mining
3 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.68%) MySQL
5 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.84%) GIS
8 1 (0.21%) DataStage
8 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.21%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.42%) JUnit
4 2 (0.42%) NUnit
4 2 (0.42%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.42%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 58 (12.16%) Finance
2 17 (3.56%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.35%) Banking
4 14 (2.94%) Local Government
5 12 (2.52%) French Language
6 11 (2.31%) German Language
7 10 (2.10%) Law
7 10 (2.10%) Legal
8 9 (1.89%) Italian Language
8 9 (1.89%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.26%) Dutch Language
10 5 (1.05%) Back Office
10 5 (1.05%) Portuguese Language
11 4 (0.84%) Retail
12 3 (0.63%) Advertising
12 3 (0.63%) Marketing
13 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.42%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.21%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (18.03%) Analyst
2 60 (12.58%) Architect
3 53 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 37 (7.76%) Service Analyst
4 37 (7.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 31 (6.50%) Support Analyst
6 30 (6.29%) Desktop Support
7 26 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (4.82%) Consultant
9 21 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
9 21 (4.40%) Active Directory Engineer
10 20 (4.19%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (4.19%) Wintel Engineer
11 19 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (3.98%) Citrix Specialist
12 18 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 17 (3.56%) Administrator
14 16 (3.35%) IT Support
14 16 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (3.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.56%) .NET
2 11 (2.31%) Middleware
3 9 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 7 (1.47%) Web Services
5 6 (1.26%) JSP
5 6 (1.26%) LAMP
6 4 (0.84%) CSS
6 4 (0.84%) HTML
7 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.63%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.63%) WAMP
7 3 (0.63%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.42%) HTML5
8 2 (0.42%) jQuery
8 2 (0.42%) XML
9 1 (0.21%) CAML
9 1 (0.21%) CSS3
9 1 (0.21%) Node.js
9 1 (0.21%) SAML
9 1 (0.21%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.58%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.08%) Clustering
4 25 (5.24%) Mainframe
4 25 (5.24%) PKI
5 21 (4.40%) Fat Client
5 21 (4.40%) Thin Client
6 15 (3.14%) Blackberry
7 13 (2.73%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.52%) Life Science
9 10 (2.10%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.10%) Cryptography
10 9 (1.89%) NHS
11 6 (1.26%) PMI
11 6 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.84%) Informatics
12 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 369 (77.36%) Windows
2 165 (34.59%) Windows Server
3 128 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 88 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (16.14%) Windows 7
6 72 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 66 (13.84%) Linux
8 37 (7.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (7.76%) Windows XP
9 34 (7.13%) Windows 8
10 31 (6.50%) Windows 10
11 30 (6.29%) Unix
12 29 (6.08%) Solaris
13 27 (5.66%) AIX
14 24 (5.03%) HPUX
15 12 (2.52%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.68%) Android
16 8 (1.68%) Mac OS
17 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.50%) Migration
2 87 (18.24%) ITIL
3 36 (7.55%) Software Engineering
4 35 (7.34%) Test Automation
5 28 (5.87%) Data Migration
6 27 (5.66%) Application Packaging
7 25 (5.24%) PRINCE2
7 25 (5.24%) Project Management
8 24 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (4.61%) ERP
9 22 (4.61%) Information Security
10 19 (3.98%) Risk Management
11 17 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (3.56%) Time Management
12 15 (3.14%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (2.94%) Identity Management
13 14 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (2.94%) TOGAF
14 13 (2.73%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (17.61%) PowerShell
2 65 (13.63%) SQL
3 12 (2.52%) Java
4 9 (1.89%) PHP
5 8 (1.68%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.47%) C
7 6 (1.26%) C#
8 5 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.42%) JCL
9 2 (0.42%) Perl
9 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.21%) FQL
10 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (17.61%) Security Cleared
2 71 (14.88%) SC Cleared
3 47 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.98%) MCSE
5 17 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 15 (3.14%) CCNA
7 15 (3.14%) MCSA
8 14 (2.94%) MCITP
9 13 (2.73%) MCP
10 11 (2.31%) CISM
10 11 (2.31%) CISSP
11 10 (2.10%) Degree
11 10 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.47%) MCDST
12 7 (1.47%) MOS
12 7 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.26%) MCTS
13 6 (1.26%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.03%) PCI DSS
2 18 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.31%) COBIT
3 11 (2.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 74 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (10.06%) Hyper-V
3 27 (5.66%) vSphere
4 24 (5.03%) XenApp
5 21 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (2.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 10 (2.10%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.68%) UAG
9 6 (1.26%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.84%) Brightmail
11 4 (0.84%) Firmware
11 4 (0.84%) Xen
11 4 (0.84%) XenServer
12 3 (0.63%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.63%) NFS
12 3 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.42%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 93 (19.50%) SCCM
2 60 (12.58%) SCOM
3 25 (5.24%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (3.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.10%) Puppet
6 7 (1.47%) WSUS
7 6 (1.26%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.26%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.26%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (1.26%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (1.05%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.84%) EnCase
9 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.84%) vRealize
10 3 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 209 (43.82%) Microsoft
2 150 (31.45%) VMware
3 135 (28.30%) Citrix
4 54 (11.32%) Cisco
5 53 (11.11%) HP
6 44 (9.22%) Oracle
7 34 (7.13%) EMC
8 25 (5.24%) Symantec
9 24 (5.03%) Intel Security
10 21 (4.40%) AppSense
11 17 (3.56%) Dell
11 17 (3.56%) Splunk
11 17 (3.56%) Wyse
12 16 (3.35%) NetApp
12 16 (3.35%) Veritas
13 14 (2.94%) IBM
14 13 (2.73%) Remedy
15 11 (2.31%) Red Hat
16 8 (1.68%) Lotus
16 8 (1.68%) ServiceNow
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