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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 191 146 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.02% 4.64% 6.69%
As % of the System Software category 61.02% 61.09% 57.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 49 65
Average daily rate £310 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £160 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.70 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
313 239 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.23% 7.59% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 93 121
Average daily rate £325 £351 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +33.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £224 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 47 56
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -47.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.90 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.29 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 93 £285 -6.93% 46
Cheshire +15 48 £319 -1.92% 36
Lancashire +16 28 £313 +17.37% 4
Merseyside -9 16 £425 +161.53% 12
Cumbria -5 4 £350 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 328 (80.39%) Windows
2 169 (41.42%) Microsoft
3 149 (36.52%) Windows Server
4 126 (30.88%) VMware
5 101 (24.75%) Citrix
6 98 (24.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 97 (23.77%) Windows 7
8 92 (22.55%) MS Exchange
9 86 (21.08%) ITIL
9 86 (21.08%) DNS
10 77 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 74 (18.14%) Migration
11 74 (18.14%) DHCP
12 64 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (15.20%) MS Office
14 61 (14.95%) Cisco
15 57 (13.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 57 (13.97%) Windows XP
16 56 (13.73%) PowerShell
17 55 (13.48%) HP
18 52 (12.75%) SQL Server
19 51 (12.50%) SQL
19 51 (12.50%) MS Excel
19 51 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 46 (11.27%) Office 365
21 45 (11.03%) WAN
22 41 (10.05%) Hyper-V
23 40 (9.80%) Data Centre
24 39 (9.56%) Lync
25 37 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 92 (22.55%) MS Exchange
2 39 (9.56%) Lync
3 37 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (8.82%) SharePoint
5 23 (5.64%) IIS
6 16 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.96%) Apache
11 7 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.47%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.74%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.25%) Moodle
14 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (15.20%) MS Office
2 51 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.74%) MS Project
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.27%) Office 365
2 17 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.74%) SoftLayer
5 2 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.49%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (21.08%) DNS
2 74 (18.14%) DHCP
3 45 (11.03%) WAN
4 37 (9.07%) TCP/IP
5 35 (8.58%) Firewall
5 35 (8.58%) LAN
6 23 (5.64%) VPN
7 22 (5.39%) SAN
7 22 (5.39%) VoIP
8 19 (4.66%) Wireless
9 13 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (2.70%) Internet
11 10 (2.45%) VLAN
12 9 (2.21%) Intranet
12 9 (2.21%) SMS
13 8 (1.96%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.96%) SMTP
14 6 (1.47%) WLAN
15 5 (1.23%) LDAP
15 5 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.23%) MySQL
5 5 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.23%) SQLite
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.49%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.45%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.47%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.47%) JUnit
3 6 (1.47%) NUnit
3 6 (1.47%) PHPUnit
3 6 (1.47%) Subversion
4 5 (1.23%) MSI
4 5 (1.23%) WiX
5 3 (0.74%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.49%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.49%) Xcode
7 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 22 (5.39%) Finance
2 18 (4.41%) Local Government
3 11 (2.70%) Legal
3 11 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.45%) Banking
5 8 (1.96%) Retail
6 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.47%) Dutch Language
7 6 (1.47%) German Language
8 5 (1.23%) Advertising
8 5 (1.23%) Law
9 4 (0.98%) Back Office
9 4 (0.98%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.74%) French Language
10 3 (0.74%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.74%) Russian Language
10 3 (0.74%) Turkish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 75 (18.38%) Support Engineer
2 67 (16.42%) Analyst
3 40 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (9.31%) IT Support
5 35 (8.58%) Service Analyst
6 34 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 33 (8.09%) Architect
7 33 (8.09%) IT Engineer
8 28 (6.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 27 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
10 24 (5.88%) Desktop Support
11 23 (5.64%) 3rd Line Support
12 21 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 21 (5.15%) Consultant
13 20 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
14 19 (4.66%) Support Analyst
15 18 (4.41%) Administrator
16 17 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 16 (3.92%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.90%) .NET
2 12 (2.94%) HTML
3 11 (2.70%) jQuery
4 10 (2.45%) Web Services
5 9 (2.21%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.21%) CSS
6 8 (1.96%) Software Packaging
7 6 (1.47%) CAML
7 6 (1.47%) HTML5
8 5 (1.23%) Django
8 5 (1.23%) LAMP
8 5 (1.23%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.74%) Kendo UI
9 3 (0.74%) Middleware
9 3 (0.74%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.37%) Blackberry
3 16 (3.92%) Clustering
4 15 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.19%) NHS
6 8 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.72%) iPad
7 7 (1.72%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.72%) VCE vBlock
8 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.47%) FlexPod
8 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.23%) Handset
9 5 (1.23%) PKI
9 5 (1.23%) Replication
9 5 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.74%) Google Search Appliance
11 3 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 328 (80.39%) Windows
2 149 (36.52%) Windows Server
3 98 (24.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (23.77%) Windows 7
5 77 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (13.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (13.97%) Windows XP
7 35 (8.58%) Windows 8
8 26 (6.37%) Linux
9 13 (3.19%) Apple iOS
10 12 (2.94%) Mac OS X
11 11 (2.70%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.45%) Android
12 10 (2.45%) Solaris
13 9 (2.21%) HPUX
13 9 (2.21%) Unix
14 8 (1.96%) AIX
15 7 (1.72%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.08%) ITIL
2 74 (18.14%) Migration
3 13 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (3.19%) Project Management
4 11 (2.70%) Application Packaging
5 9 (2.21%) Network Design
5 9 (2.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (1.96%) Incident Management
6 8 (1.96%) PRINCE2
6 8 (1.96%) Time Management
7 7 (1.72%) Configuration Management
7 7 (1.72%) Document Management
7 7 (1.72%) ERP
8 6 (1.47%) Automated Testing
8 6 (1.47%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (1.47%) CRM
8 6 (1.47%) Data Protection
8 6 (1.47%) ITIL V3
8 6 (1.47%) Risk Management
8 6 (1.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.73%) PowerShell
2 51 (12.50%) SQL
3 17 (4.17%) VBScript
4 13 (3.19%) C#
5 11 (2.70%) Java
5 11 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.45%) VB
7 9 (2.21%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.72%) C
9 6 (1.47%) FQL
10 5 (1.23%) C++
10 5 (1.23%) PHP
10 5 (1.23%) Python
10 5 (1.23%) Ruby
10 5 (1.23%) VBA
11 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.49%) Perl
13 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (8.58%) Security Cleared
3 27 (6.62%) MCSE
3 27 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (4.66%) MCITP
6 16 (3.92%) MCSA
7 15 (3.68%) CCNA
8 10 (2.45%) MCP
9 7 (1.72%) Degree
9 7 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.47%) MCDST
10 6 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.23%) CCEA
11 5 (1.23%) CCEE
11 5 (1.23%) CCNP
11 5 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.74%) CCIA
12 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.94%) SLA
2 6 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 64 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (10.05%) Hyper-V
3 28 (6.86%) XenApp
4 26 (6.37%) XenDesktop
5 24 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (5.39%) vSphere
7 19 (4.66%) XenServer
8 9 (2.21%) BitLocker
8 9 (2.21%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.98%) Brightmail
10 3 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.74%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.49%) NFS
11 2 (0.49%) Postfix
11 2 (0.49%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.49%) UAG
11 2 (0.49%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.49%) Xen
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (9.07%) SCCM
2 6 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.23%) WSUS
4 4 (0.98%) SCSM
5 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.74%) SCOM
5 3 (0.74%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.25%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.25%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.25%) OpenView
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 169 (41.42%) Microsoft
2 126 (30.88%) VMware
3 101 (24.75%) Citrix
4 61 (14.95%) Cisco
5 55 (13.48%) HP
6 21 (5.15%) AppSense
7 17 (4.17%) Oracle
8 16 (3.92%) Dell
9 15 (3.68%) IBM
10 14 (3.43%) NetApp
11 11 (2.70%) McAfee
12 10 (2.45%) Symantec
13 9 (2.21%) Juniper
13 9 (2.21%) ThinPrint
14 8 (1.96%) EMC
14 8 (1.96%) Wyse
15 7 (1.72%) Compaq
15 7 (1.72%) ProCurve
15 7 (1.72%) Sun
16 6 (1.47%) Veritas
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