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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 228 198 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.96% 6.59% 6.25%
As % of the System Software category 51.70% 68.75% 51.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 83 64
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £151 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £318 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 46 53
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £24.40 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
441 288 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.52% 9.59% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 135 126
Average daily rate £310 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £333 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 70
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.01 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -35.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +21 113 £239 +25.65% 32
Cheshire -20 52 £275 +3.77% 19
Merseyside +9 29 £208 +18.57% 13
Lancashire -9 19 £231 -14.35% 3
Cumbria -23 4 - - 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 374 (83.30%) Windows
2 227 (50.56%) Microsoft
3 169 (37.64%) VMware
4 160 (35.63%) Citrix
5 129 (28.73%) Windows 7
6 117 (26.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 104 (23.16%) MS Exchange
8 94 (20.94%) ITIL
9 91 (20.27%) MS Office
10 87 (19.38%) Windows XP
10 87 (19.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 87 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 76 (16.93%) Migration
12 74 (16.48%) MS Excel
13 71 (15.81%) DNS
13 71 (15.81%) SCCM
14 66 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
15 61 (13.59%) DHCP
16 57 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 55 (12.25%) XenApp
18 53 (11.80%) WAN
19 52 (11.58%) Hyper-V
20 49 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
21 46 (10.24%) LAN
22 44 (9.80%) PowerShell
23 40 (8.91%) SQL
24 39 (8.69%) VMware ESX
25 38 (8.46%) SAN
26 37 (8.24%) Windows 8
26 37 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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
1 104 (23.16%) MS Exchange
2 49 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (6.01%) IIS
5 17 (3.79%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (2.90%) Lync
8 11 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.23%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.22%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.22%) TPMS
14 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 91 (20.27%) MS Office
2 74 (16.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.12%) Office 365
3 12 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 71 (15.81%) DNS
2 61 (13.59%) DHCP
3 53 (11.80%) WAN
4 46 (10.24%) LAN
5 38 (8.46%) SAN
6 35 (7.80%) Firewall
7 30 (6.68%) TCP/IP
8 18 (4.01%) Wireless
9 17 (3.79%) VPN
10 14 (3.12%) iSCSI
10 14 (3.12%) NAS
10 14 (3.12%) Internet
11 11 (2.45%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (2.23%) MPLS
12 10 (2.23%) DMZ
13 9 (2.00%) VLAN
14 8 (1.78%) VPLS
14 8 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.78%) OSPF
14 8 (1.78%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.22%) MS Access
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (2.45%) MSI
2 2 (0.45%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.22%) WiX
3 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.22%) TestDirector
General
1 31 (6.90%) Finance
2 12 (2.67%) Manufacturing
2 12 (2.67%) Retail
2 12 (2.67%) Local Government
3 10 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.78%) Marketing
4 8 (1.78%) Electronics
5 7 (1.56%) Russian Language
6 6 (1.34%) Back Office
6 6 (1.34%) German Language
7 5 (1.11%) French Language
7 5 (1.11%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (0.89%) Turkish Language
8 4 (0.89%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.89%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.67%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Legal
10 2 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (22.72%) Analyst
2 69 (15.37%) Support Engineer
3 52 (11.58%) 2nd Line Support
4 41 (9.13%) Service Analyst
4 41 (9.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 40 (8.91%) Architect
6 35 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (7.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (7.13%) 1st Line Support
9 27 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 26 (5.79%) Support Analyst
10 26 (5.79%) Desktop Support
11 24 (5.35%) Technical Analyst
12 21 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (3.34%) Project Manager
13 15 (3.34%) Administrator
14 14 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (2.67%) Technical Architect
15 12 (2.67%) Support Technician
15 12 (2.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.90%) XML
2 11 (2.45%) .NET
3 10 (2.23%) Web Services
4 7 (1.56%) HTML
4 7 (1.56%) SAML
4 7 (1.56%) CSS
4 7 (1.56%) SOAP
4 7 (1.56%) JSON
4 7 (1.56%) OAuth
4 7 (1.56%) RESTful
4 7 (1.56%) CSS3
5 6 (1.34%) Application Packaging
5 6 (1.34%) Middleware
6 2 (0.45%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.46%) Clustering
3 22 (4.90%) Fat Client
3 22 (4.90%) NHS
3 22 (4.90%) Thin Client
4 19 (4.23%) Blackberry
5 18 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.45%) Replication
7 10 (2.23%) iPad
8 8 (1.78%) EMC VNX
8 8 (1.78%) Celerra
8 8 (1.78%) DTV
9 7 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.34%) iPhone
10 6 (1.34%) Handset
11 4 (0.89%) SecurID
11 4 (0.89%) Life Science
12 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 374 (83.30%) Windows
2 129 (28.73%) Windows 7
3 117 (26.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (19.38%) Windows XP
4 87 (19.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (8.24%) Windows 8
7 17 (3.79%) Android
8 16 (3.56%) UNIX
8 16 (3.56%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.67%) Solaris
9 12 (2.67%) Linux
10 7 (1.56%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.34%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.11%) CentOS
12 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.11%) BlackBerry OS
13 4 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.89%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.94%) ITIL
2 76 (16.93%) Migration
3 29 (6.46%) Project Management
4 22 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (4.45%) Incident Management
6 19 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (3.79%) Service Management
7 17 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (3.34%) Server Building
9 14 (3.12%) TOGAF
10 13 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (2.67%) Business Continuity
11 12 (2.67%) Configuration Management
11 12 (2.67%) Change Management
12 10 (2.23%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.00%) SOA
13 9 (2.00%) ITSM
13 9 (2.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 9 (2.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 40 (8.91%) SQL
3 17 (3.79%) VBScript
4 8 (1.78%) VB
5 5 (1.11%) C
6 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.45%) VBA
7 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (5.79%) MCSE
3 22 (4.90%) MCSA
3 22 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (4.90%) MCITP
4 21 (4.68%) Security Cleared
5 20 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (4.45%) MCP
6 14 (3.12%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (2.90%) CCNA
8 10 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.78%) Degree
10 7 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.34%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.34%) CCEE
12 4 (0.89%) CCAA
12 4 (0.89%) CCA
12 4 (0.89%) CCIE
13 3 (0.67%) CCNP
13 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.23%) SLA
1 19 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 19 (4.23%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.22%) BS25999
System Software
1 87 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (12.25%) XenApp
3 52 (11.58%) Hyper-V
4 39 (8.69%) VMware ESX
5 22 (4.90%) XenDesktop
5 22 (4.90%) vSphere
6 21 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (4.01%) Terminal Services
9 13 (2.90%) XenServer
10 10 (2.23%) BitLocker
11 8 (1.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 8 (1.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (1.78%) MetaFrame
11 8 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.89%) Xen
12 4 (0.89%) NFS
13 3 (0.67%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 71 (15.81%) SCCM
2 12 (2.67%) AirWatch
3 7 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.34%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.11%) WSUS
6 4 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.67%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.45%) SCOM
8 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.45%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 227 (50.56%) Microsoft
2 169 (37.64%) VMware
3 160 (35.63%) Citrix
4 33 (7.35%) Cisco
5 30 (6.68%) AppSense
6 28 (6.24%) HP
7 27 (6.01%) Oracle
8 20 (4.45%) EMC
8 20 (4.45%) NetApp
9 16 (3.56%) McAfee
10 14 (3.12%) Wyse
11 13 (2.90%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.90%) SAP
12 12 (2.67%) LANDesk
13 11 (2.45%) Symantec
14 10 (2.23%) Lotus
14 10 (2.23%) IBM
15 9 (2.00%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.78%) Nortel
16 8 (1.78%) Red Hat
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