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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 218 218 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.91% 7.27% 5.91%
As % of the System Software category 51.90% 71.24% 52.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 92 43
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £312 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 40 51
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £25.00 £31.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
420 306 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.39% 10.20% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 144 91
Average daily rate £300 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £352 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 45 64
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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 +20 113 £250 +31.57% 42
Cheshire -20 49 £285 +9.61% 28
Merseyside +7 24 £223 - 10
Lancashire -20 20 £240 -5.94% 2
Cumbria -21 4 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 348 (83.05%) Windows
2 208 (49.64%) Microsoft
3 156 (37.23%) VMware
4 154 (36.75%) Citrix
5 124 (29.59%) Windows 7
6 107 (25.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (23.39%) MS Exchange
8 86 (20.53%) Windows XP
9 85 (20.29%) ITIL
9 85 (20.29%) MS Office
10 82 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 82 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 73 (17.42%) Migration
12 71 (16.95%) MS Excel
13 67 (15.99%) SCCM
14 62 (14.80%) DNS
15 59 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
16 58 (13.84%) Hyper-V
17 55 (13.13%) XenApp
18 53 (12.65%) Windows Server 2012
19 52 (12.41%) DHCP
20 51 (12.17%) WAN
21 46 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
22 45 (10.74%) LAN
23 38 (9.07%) VMware ESX
23 38 (9.07%) SQL
23 38 (9.07%) SAN
24 35 (8.35%) SQL Server
24 35 (8.35%) Firewall
25 34 (8.11%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 98 (23.39%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (6.44%) IIS
5 17 (4.06%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.63%) Lync
7 11 (2.63%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.24%) TPMS
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.24%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 85 (20.29%) MS Office
2 71 (16.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.25%) Office 365
3 13 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.24%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.80%) DNS
2 52 (12.41%) DHCP
3 51 (12.17%) WAN
4 45 (10.74%) LAN
5 38 (9.07%) SAN
6 35 (8.35%) Firewall
7 29 (6.92%) TCP/IP
8 18 (4.30%) VPN
8 18 (4.30%) Wireless
9 14 (3.34%) Internet
10 13 (3.10%) NAS
11 12 (2.86%) iSCSI
12 9 (2.15%) VLAN
12 9 (2.15%) MPLS
12 9 (2.15%) DMZ
12 9 (2.15%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.91%) OSPF
13 8 (1.91%) BGP
13 8 (1.91%) EIGRP
13 8 (1.91%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.15%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.95%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.24%) MySQL
7 1 (0.24%) MS Access
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (2.15%) MSI
2 2 (0.48%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.24%) WiX
3 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
General
1 23 (5.49%) Finance
2 11 (2.63%) Local Government
3 10 (2.39%) Retail
4 8 (1.91%) German Language
4 8 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.67%) French Language
5 7 (1.67%) Russian Language
6 6 (1.43%) Dutch Language
6 6 (1.43%) Back Office
7 5 (1.19%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (0.95%) Turkish Language
8 4 (0.95%) Electronics
8 4 (0.95%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.95%) Marketing
9 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.72%) Law
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (22.91%) Analyst
2 66 (15.75%) Support Engineer
3 43 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (9.07%) Architect
4 38 (9.07%) Service Analyst
4 38 (9.07%) Service Desk Analyst
5 35 (8.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 31 (7.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (6.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 27 (6.44%) 1st Line Support
8 27 (6.44%) Support Analyst
9 24 (5.73%) Desktop Support
10 21 (5.01%) Technical Analyst
11 16 (3.82%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (3.34%) Administrator
13 13 (3.10%) Support Technician
14 12 (2.86%) Technical Architect
14 12 (2.86%) IT Support
15 11 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.63%) XML
2 8 (1.91%) .NET
2 8 (1.91%) Web Services
3 7 (1.67%) CSS
3 7 (1.67%) SOAP
3 7 (1.67%) SAML
3 7 (1.67%) Middleware
3 7 (1.67%) JSON
3 7 (1.67%) OAuth
3 7 (1.67%) RESTful
3 7 (1.67%) CSS3
4 5 (1.19%) HTML
5 4 (0.95%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.21%) Clustering
3 22 (5.25%) NHS
3 22 (5.25%) Thin Client
3 22 (5.25%) Fat Client
4 17 (4.06%) Blackberry
5 15 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.86%) Replication
7 9 (2.15%) iPad
8 8 (1.91%) Celerra
8 8 (1.91%) EMC VNX
9 7 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.67%) iPhone
9 7 (1.67%) Handset
10 6 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.19%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.95%) Life Science
12 4 (0.95%) SecurID
12 4 (0.95%) DTV
13 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 348 (83.05%) Windows
2 124 (29.59%) Windows 7
3 107 (25.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (20.53%) Windows XP
5 82 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (12.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (7.40%) Windows 8
8 16 (3.82%) Android
9 15 (3.58%) UNIX
9 15 (3.58%) Apple iOS
10 12 (2.86%) Solaris
11 10 (2.39%) Linux
12 6 (1.43%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.19%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.19%) CentOS
13 5 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.95%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.95%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (20.29%) ITIL
2 73 (17.42%) Migration
3 28 (6.68%) Project Management
4 22 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (4.30%) Incident Management
6 15 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (3.34%) Service Management
7 14 (3.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (3.34%) TOGAF
8 13 (3.10%) Business Continuity
8 13 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (3.10%) Server Building
9 10 (2.39%) Configuration Management
9 10 (2.39%) Change Management
10 9 (2.15%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.15%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (2.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (1.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.07%) SQL
2 31 (7.40%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.63%) VBScript
4 4 (0.95%) VB
4 4 (0.95%) C
5 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.48%) VBA
7 1 (0.24%) Python
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
7 1 (0.24%) Ruby
7 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (5.49%) MCSE
3 22 (5.25%) ITIL Certification
4 20 (4.77%) MCP
4 20 (4.77%) MCITP
5 19 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (4.30%) Security Cleared
7 16 (3.82%) MCSA
8 14 (3.34%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (2.63%) CCNA
10 8 (1.91%) Degree
11 7 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.43%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.43%) CCEE
13 4 (0.95%) CCAA
13 4 (0.95%) CCA
13 4 (0.95%) CCIE
14 3 (0.72%) CCNP
14 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (4.53%) QA
3 18 (4.30%) SLA
4 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) BS25999
System Software
1 82 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (13.84%) Hyper-V
3 55 (13.13%) XenApp
4 38 (9.07%) VMware ESX
5 20 (4.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (4.77%) XenDesktop
5 20 (4.77%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (4.53%) Terminal Services
7 14 (3.34%) vSphere
8 12 (2.86%) XenServer
9 10 (2.39%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 8 (1.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (1.91%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (1.91%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.48%) NFS
11 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.48%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.48%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 67 (15.99%) SCCM
2 12 (2.86%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.95%) WSUS
4 4 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.72%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.72%) SCOM
5 3 (0.72%) EdgeSight
5 3 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.48%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.48%) Puppet
6 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.24%) MOM
7 1 (0.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 208 (49.64%) Microsoft
2 156 (37.23%) VMware
3 154 (36.75%) Citrix
4 34 (8.11%) Cisco
5 31 (7.40%) AppSense
6 27 (6.44%) Oracle
7 23 (5.49%) HP
8 19 (4.53%) EMC
8 19 (4.53%) NetApp
9 14 (3.34%) McAfee
9 14 (3.34%) Wyse
10 13 (3.10%) CheckPoint
10 13 (3.10%) LANDesk
11 11 (2.63%) Lotus
12 9 (2.15%) Symantec
12 9 (2.15%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.91%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.91%) Apple
13 8 (1.91%) Nortel
13 8 (1.91%) Avaya
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