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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 241 198 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.49% 6.42% 5.23%
As % of the System Software category 54.77% 62.46% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 103 55
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£255 £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £146 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £395 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 54
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £30.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
440 317 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.02% 10.27% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 174 126
Average daily rate £320 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 67
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.58% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +9 101 £250 -1.57% 42
Cheshire -15 58 £310 +10.71% 22
Lancashire -11 34 £255 -7.27% 7
Merseyside +10 32 £200 +22.13% 10
Cumbria -20 2 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 360 (83.33%) Windows
2 216 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 163 (37.73%) VMware
4 141 (32.64%) Citrix
5 124 (28.70%) Windows 7
6 113 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 109 (25.23%) ITIL
8 96 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 85 (19.68%) MS Office
10 83 (19.21%) Windows XP
11 80 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 79 (18.29%) DNS
13 78 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 71 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
15 70 (16.20%) MS Excel
16 68 (15.74%) DHCP
17 66 (15.28%) Migration
18 63 (14.58%) SCCM
19 57 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
20 54 (12.50%) LAN
21 53 (12.27%) WAN
22 50 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
23 49 (11.34%) XenApp
24 45 (10.42%) PowerShell
25 44 (10.19%) SQL
26 36 (8.33%) TCP/IP
26 36 (8.33%) Cisco
27 33 (7.64%) AppSense
27 33 (7.64%) Windows 8
28 32 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 96 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 50 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (5.09%) IIS
5 18 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 17 (3.94%) Lync
7 12 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.55%) IBM Notes
9 9 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.93%) Apache
14 3 (0.69%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.23%) WorkSite
16 1 (0.23%) TPMS
16 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 85 (19.68%) MS Office
2 70 (16.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.56%) Office 365
2 13 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.69%) SaaS
4 3 (0.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 79 (18.29%) DNS
2 68 (15.74%) DHCP
3 54 (12.50%) LAN
4 53 (12.27%) WAN
5 36 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 31 (7.18%) SAN
7 27 (6.25%) Firewall
8 24 (5.56%) VPN
9 16 (3.70%) Wireless
10 15 (3.47%) VoIP
11 12 (2.78%) Internet
12 11 (2.55%) HTTP
13 10 (2.31%) SMTP
14 9 (2.08%) VLAN
15 7 (1.62%) Intranet
16 6 (1.39%) FTP
16 6 (1.39%) iSCSI
16 6 (1.39%) SMS
16 6 (1.39%) SSL
17 5 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.93%) MySQL
4 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.93%) SQLite
5 3 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (2.08%) MSI
2 4 (0.93%) NUnit
2 4 (0.93%) Subversion
2 4 (0.93%) JUnit
2 4 (0.93%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.93%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.93%) PHPUnit
2 4 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.46%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.23%) TestDirector
General
1 30 (6.94%) Finance
2 12 (2.78%) Local Government
3 11 (2.55%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.55%) Retail
4 10 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.62%) Electronics
5 7 (1.62%) Marketing
6 5 (1.16%) Portuguese Language
6 5 (1.16%) Russian Language
7 4 (0.93%) French Language
7 4 (0.93%) German Language
7 4 (0.93%) Italian Language
7 4 (0.93%) Legal
7 4 (0.93%) Turkish Language
8 2 (0.46%) Banking
8 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 96 (22.22%) Analyst
2 73 (16.90%) Support Engineer
3 51 (11.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 44 (10.19%) Service Analyst
4 44 (10.19%) Service Desk Analyst
5 38 (8.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 33 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (6.94%) Desktop Support
8 29 (6.71%) 1st Line Support
9 27 (6.25%) Architect
9 27 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
9 27 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 23 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 21 (4.86%) Support Analyst
12 16 (3.70%) Project Manager
13 15 (3.47%) Administrator
14 13 (3.01%) IT Support
15 12 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
16 11 (2.55%) Server Engineer
17 10 (2.31%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.24%) .NET
2 13 (3.01%) Web Services
2 13 (3.01%) XML
3 11 (2.55%) HTML
4 9 (2.08%) CSS
5 7 (1.62%) SOAP
5 7 (1.62%) JSON
5 7 (1.62%) RESTful
6 5 (1.16%) CSS3
6 5 (1.16%) Application Packaging
6 5 (1.16%) SAML
6 5 (1.16%) Middleware
6 5 (1.16%) OAuth
7 4 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.93%) Django
7 4 (0.93%) jQuery
7 4 (0.93%) CAML
8 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.09%) Blackberry
1 22 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.86%) Fat Client
2 21 (4.86%) Thin Client
3 20 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.70%) NHS
5 14 (3.24%) Clustering
6 10 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.85%) iPad
9 7 (1.62%) DTV
10 6 (1.39%) Handset
10 6 (1.39%) iPhone
11 5 (1.16%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.93%) SecurID
13 3 (0.69%) PKI
13 3 (0.69%) Replication
13 3 (0.69%) Life Science
13 3 (0.69%) Google Search Appliance
14 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 360 (83.33%) Windows
2 124 (28.70%) Windows 7
3 113 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (19.21%) Windows XP
5 80 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (7.64%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.24%) Linux
9 12 (2.78%) UNIX
10 9 (2.08%) Android
11 8 (1.85%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.62%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.39%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.16%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.16%) BlackBerry OS
15 4 (0.93%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.93%) Solaris
15 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (25.23%) ITIL
2 66 (15.28%) Migration
3 26 (6.02%) Project Management
4 22 (5.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (4.17%) Service Management
6 18 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 12 (2.78%) TOGAF
7 12 (2.78%) Service Delivery
7 12 (2.78%) Change Management
7 12 (2.78%) PRINCE2
7 12 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (2.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (2.31%) Server Building
8 10 (2.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (2.31%) ITSM
9 8 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (1.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (1.62%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 44 (10.19%) SQL
3 19 (4.40%) VBScript
4 12 (2.78%) VB
5 9 (2.08%) C
6 6 (1.39%) Java
7 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.93%) PHP
7 4 (0.93%) C#
7 4 (0.93%) C++
7 4 (0.93%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.93%) VBA
7 4 (0.93%) Python
7 4 (0.93%) FQL
7 4 (0.93%) Ruby
8 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (6.94%) MCSE
3 26 (6.02%) MCITP
4 23 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (5.09%) MCSA
6 21 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (4.63%) MCP
7 20 (4.63%) Security Cleared
8 16 (3.70%) CCNA
9 14 (3.24%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (2.55%) Degree
11 10 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.62%) CCEE
12 7 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.39%) CCNP
14 5 (1.16%) CCIE
15 4 (0.93%) CCA
15 4 (0.93%) MCDST
15 4 (0.93%) CCAA
15 4 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.79%) SLA
2 19 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (4.17%) QA
4 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) BS25999
System Software
1 78 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (11.34%) XenApp
3 32 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 29 (6.71%) Hyper-V
5 26 (6.02%) XenDesktop
6 22 (5.09%) vSphere
6 22 (5.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (3.70%) XenServer
8 15 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (3.24%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.85%) Terminal Services
10 8 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (1.85%) MetaFrame
11 7 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.93%) NFS
13 3 (0.69%) Xen
13 3 (0.69%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.23%) Firmware
15 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 63 (14.58%) SCCM
2 8 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.39%) WSUS
5 5 (1.16%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.69%) SCOM
7 3 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.69%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.46%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.23%) Puppet
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 216 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 163 (37.73%) VMware
3 141 (32.64%) Citrix
4 36 (8.33%) Cisco
5 33 (7.64%) AppSense
6 30 (6.94%) HP
7 16 (3.70%) McAfee
8 15 (3.47%) NetApp
9 14 (3.24%) Wyse
10 13 (3.01%) IBM
10 13 (3.01%) Oracle
11 12 (2.78%) Symantec
12 11 (2.55%) Lotus
12 11 (2.55%) EMC
13 10 (2.31%) SAP
14 9 (2.08%) Sophos
15 7 (1.62%) Red Hat
16 6 (1.39%) Avaya
17 5 (1.16%) Clearswift
17 5 (1.16%) LANDesk
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