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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / North West
Rank 35 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 137 178 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.21% 4.54% 5.10%
As % of the System Software category 50.74% 53.78% 60.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 83 55
Median daily rate £303 £290 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £133 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 52
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.35 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £27.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
270 331 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.26% 8.45% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 154 104
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 55 58
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £40.00 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +3 66 £213 -31.45% 41
Cheshire +24 43 £375 +33.33% 12
Merseyside -3 11 £310 -25.74% 5
Lancashire -12 9 £418 +56.07% 7
Cumbria +10 2 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 233 (72.59%) Windows
2 134 (41.74%) Microsoft
3 113 (35.20%) VMware
4 103 (32.09%) Windows Server
5 71 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (20.87%) DNS
7 62 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (17.76%) Citrix
9 54 (16.82%) Migration
10 53 (16.51%) SCCM
11 50 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 50 (15.58%) Windows 7
11 50 (15.58%) ITIL
12 48 (14.95%) Firewall
12 48 (14.95%) MS Excel
13 45 (14.02%) MS Exchange
14 44 (13.71%) Linux
15 42 (13.08%) DHCP
16 40 (12.46%) MS Office
17 39 (12.15%) LAN
17 39 (12.15%) Security Cleared
17 39 (12.15%) Data Centre
18 38 (11.84%) Cisco
19 36 (11.21%) WAN
20 35 (10.90%) Office 365
21 34 (10.59%) SQL Server
22 33 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
22 33 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
23 31 (9.66%) SC Cleared
23 31 (9.66%) SQL

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 45 (14.02%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (5.30%) IIS
4 13 (4.05%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.74%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.12%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.87%) CMS
7 6 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.56%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.25%) Apache
10 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.93%) JBoss
10 3 (0.93%) nginx
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle 10gAS
10 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 48 (14.95%) MS Excel
2 40 (12.46%) MS Office
3 7 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.31%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.90%) Office 365
2 33 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.12%) PaaS
6 9 (2.80%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.87%) IaaS
8 5 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.25%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.93%) SaaS
11 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 67 (20.87%) DNS
2 48 (14.95%) Firewall
3 42 (13.08%) DHCP
4 39 (12.15%) LAN
5 36 (11.21%) WAN
6 26 (8.10%) SAN
7 25 (7.79%) VPN
8 23 (7.17%) VLAN
9 21 (6.54%) LDAP
10 14 (4.36%) SMTP
11 13 (4.05%) TCP/IP
12 12 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (3.12%) SSL
14 9 (2.80%) Internet
14 9 (2.80%) VoIP
15 8 (2.49%) Kerberos
16 7 (2.18%) NAS
16 7 (2.18%) Network Security
17 5 (1.56%) IP Telephony
17 5 (1.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.12%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.31%) Big Data
5 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.31%) KNIME
5 1 (0.31%) Power BI
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.93%) JIRA
3 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.31%) GitLab
4 1 (0.31%) MSI
4 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (6.54%) Finance
2 10 (3.12%) Banking
3 5 (1.56%) Local Government
3 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.93%) Back Office
4 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.62%) Electronics
5 2 (0.62%) German Language
5 2 (0.62%) Law
5 2 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.31%) Advertising
6 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.31%) French Language
6 1 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (15.26%) Analyst
2 36 (11.21%) Architect
3 31 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (6.23%) Service Analyst
5 20 (6.23%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (6.23%) Support Analyst
6 19 (5.92%) Support Engineer
7 18 (5.61%) IT Support
8 17 (5.30%) Consultant
9 16 (4.98%) Desktop Support
10 15 (4.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 15 (4.67%) Administrator
11 13 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.43%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (3.43%) Designer
12 11 (3.43%) IT Analyst
12 11 (3.43%) IT Engineer
12 11 (3.43%) Windows Engineer
13 10 (3.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.12%) Middleware
2 7 (2.18%) HTML
2 7 (2.18%) JSON
3 5 (1.56%) SAML
3 5 (1.56%) Web Services
4 4 (1.25%) boto
4 4 (1.25%) EDI
4 4 (1.25%) YAML
5 3 (0.93%) Ajax
5 3 (0.93%) HTML5
5 3 (0.93%) JAAS
5 3 (0.93%) Java SE
5 3 (0.93%) jQuery
5 3 (0.93%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.93%) OpenID
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.31%) .NET
6 1 (0.31%) COM
6 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.15%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.61%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.43%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.43%) NHS
4 11 (3.43%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.12%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.80%) PKI
6 9 (2.80%) Smartcard
7 8 (2.49%) Biometrics
8 6 (1.87%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.56%) iPhone
10 4 (1.25%) BYOD
10 4 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.25%) Replication
11 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 233 (72.59%) Windows
2 103 (32.09%) Windows Server
3 71 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (15.58%) Windows 7
6 44 (13.71%) Linux
7 33 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (6.23%) Windows 10
8 20 (6.23%) Windows 8
8 20 (6.23%) Windows XP
9 15 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.43%) Unix
11 9 (2.80%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (2.49%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.87%) Android
13 6 (1.87%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.25%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.93%) Solaris
16 2 (0.62%) AIX
16 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (16.82%) Migration
2 50 (15.58%) ITIL
3 25 (7.79%) Identity Management
4 18 (5.61%) Project Management
5 17 (5.30%) Change Management
6 16 (4.98%) Incident Management
6 16 (4.98%) Problem Management
6 16 (4.98%) Service Management
7 14 (4.36%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.36%) TOGAF
8 13 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.05%) Infrastructure Management
8 13 (4.05%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 13 (4.05%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 12 (3.74%) Server Building
10 10 (3.12%) PRINCE2
10 10 (3.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (2.80%) DevOps
11 9 (2.80%) Technical Analysis
12 8 (2.49%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.66%) SQL
2 29 (9.03%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.12%) Perl
3 10 (3.12%) Python
4 6 (1.87%) Java
5 5 (1.56%) VBScript
6 3 (0.93%) Go
6 3 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.93%) Ruby
7 2 (0.62%) C
7 2 (0.62%) VB
7 2 (0.62%) VB6
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (7.17%) MCSE
5 15 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.74%) CCNA
7 10 (3.12%) MCSA
8 7 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.25%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.25%) CISSP
10 4 (1.25%) MCP
11 3 (0.93%) CCNP
11 3 (0.93%) CISM
12 2 (0.62%) CCIE
12 2 (0.62%) MCITP
12 2 (0.62%) MCTS
13 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.31%) Degree
13 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.98%) SLA
2 6 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.25%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (8.10%) VMware ESX
3 23 (7.17%) XenApp
4 22 (6.85%) vSphere
5 16 (4.98%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.49%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (2.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.25%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.25%) Docker
9 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.62%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.62%) VMware GSX
11 1 (0.31%) NDS
11 1 (0.31%) NFS
11 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 53 (16.51%) SCCM
2 17 (5.30%) SCOM
3 10 (3.12%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (2.80%) Red Hat Satellite
4 9 (2.80%) ZABBIX
5 7 (2.18%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.18%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.56%) Puppet
6 5 (1.56%) WSUS
7 4 (1.25%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.62%) NetApp OnCommand
9 2 (0.62%) Salt
9 2 (0.62%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.62%) SCSM
9 2 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 134 (41.74%) Microsoft
2 113 (35.20%) VMware
3 57 (17.76%) Citrix
4 38 (11.84%) Cisco
5 26 (8.10%) Oracle
6 24 (7.48%) HP
7 20 (6.23%) Red Hat
8 18 (5.61%) Intel Security
9 17 (5.30%) NetApp
10 16 (4.98%) Symantec
11 12 (3.74%) AppSense
12 9 (2.80%) Dell
13 7 (2.18%) Apple
14 6 (1.87%) SAP
14 6 (1.87%) Sophos
15 5 (1.56%) Avaya
15 5 (1.56%) EMC
15 5 (1.56%) IBM
15 5 (1.56%) Lotus
15 5 (1.56%) Wyse
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