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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 212 253 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.08% 6.03% 7.06%
As % of the System Software category 62.35% 52.93% 64.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 132 116
Median daily rate £325 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £154 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 47
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.45 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £21.10 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
340 478 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.76% 11.39% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 262 184
Median daily rate £375 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 57
Median hourly rate £14.34 £14.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £23.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 120 £325 +27.45% 27
Cheshire -3 43 £300 -7.69% 10
Lancashire +4 21 £190 -25.49% 2
Merseyside 0 19 £350 +75.00% 4
Cumbria +17 1 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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.

1 368 (76.83%) Windows
2 226 (47.18%) Microsoft
3 179 (37.37%) Windows Server
4 154 (32.15%) VMware
5 134 (27.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 126 (26.30%) Citrix
7 105 (21.92%) SCCM
8 96 (20.04%) Migration
9 92 (19.21%) MS Exchange
10 90 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 84 (17.54%) MS Excel
12 80 (16.70%) DNS
13 78 (16.28%) PowerShell
14 77 (16.08%) DHCP
14 77 (16.08%) ITIL
15 75 (15.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 74 (15.45%) Security Cleared
17 72 (15.03%) SCOM
18 68 (14.20%) Data Centre
19 67 (13.99%) Cisco
19 67 (13.99%) Linux
19 67 (13.99%) SQL
19 67 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 63 (13.15%) MS Office
21 60 (12.53%) Firewall
21 60 (12.53%) Windows 7
22 55 (11.48%) SC Cleared
23 53 (11.06%) HP
24 51 (10.65%) SQL Server
25 49 (10.23%) SharePoint

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 92 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 49 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 44 (9.19%) Skype for Business
4 26 (5.43%) IIS
5 23 (4.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.09%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.67%) Apache
8 8 (1.67%) JBoss
9 7 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.42%) FileNet
13 2 (0.42%) SAS
13 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 84 (17.54%) MS Excel
2 63 (13.15%) MS Office
3 10 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.77%) Office 365
2 33 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.71%) IaaS
4 11 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (2.30%) PaaS
5 8 (1.67%) SaaS
6 4 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (0.84%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 80 (16.70%) DNS
2 77 (16.08%) DHCP
3 60 (12.53%) Firewall
4 36 (7.52%) SAN
5 35 (7.31%) WAN
6 34 (7.10%) LAN
7 32 (6.68%) Skype
8 31 (6.47%) TCP/IP
9 25 (5.22%) Network Security
10 22 (4.59%) Internet
11 21 (4.38%) VLAN
12 18 (3.76%) VPN
13 14 (2.92%) NetScaler
14 12 (2.51%) VoIP
15 11 (2.30%) NAS
16 10 (2.09%) Unified Communications
17 9 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
18 8 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
19 7 (1.46%) SSL
20 6 (1.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.80%) DB2
3 10 (2.09%) Data Mining
4 9 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (1.46%) MySQL
5 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.84%) GIS
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.21%) HBase
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
General
1 49 (10.23%) Finance
2 19 (3.97%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.88%) Banking
3 9 (1.88%) French Language
4 7 (1.46%) German Language
4 7 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.25%) Back Office
5 6 (1.25%) Italian Language
6 5 (1.04%) Dutch Language
6 5 (1.04%) Law
6 5 (1.04%) Local Government
7 4 (0.84%) Legal
7 4 (0.84%) Portuguese Language
7 4 (0.84%) Retail
8 3 (0.63%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (18.16%) Analyst
2 72 (15.03%) Architect
3 38 (7.93%) Support Engineer
4 37 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (7.52%) Support Analyst
6 31 (6.47%) Consultant
7 28 (5.85%) Service Analyst
7 28 (5.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (5.64%) Desktop Support
9 25 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (4.38%) Designer
11 20 (4.18%) 1st Line Support
11 20 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (3.76%) Citrix Specialist
13 17 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 17 (3.55%) Help Desk Support
14 16 (3.34%) Administrator
14 16 (3.34%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.71%) Middleware
2 10 (2.09%) .NET
3 9 (1.88%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.25%) JSP
4 6 (1.25%) LAMP
5 4 (0.84%) EDI
5 4 (0.84%) Web Services
6 3 (0.63%) CSS
6 3 (0.63%) HTML
6 3 (0.63%) WAMP
6 3 (0.63%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.21%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.21%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.21%) HTML5
8 1 (0.21%) LESS
8 1 (0.21%) Node.js
8 1 (0.21%) SAML
8 1 (0.21%) Sass
8 1 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 68 (14.20%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.64%) PKI
3 25 (5.22%) Mainframe
4 23 (4.80%) Fat Client
4 23 (4.80%) Thin Client
5 22 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.34%) NHS
7 13 (2.71%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.30%) Clustering
8 11 (2.30%) Life Science
9 9 (1.88%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.67%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.67%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.25%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.25%) PMI
12 5 (1.04%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.04%) Replication
13 4 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 368 (76.83%) Windows
2 179 (37.37%) Windows Server
3 134 (27.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (15.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 67 (13.99%) Linux
7 60 (12.53%) Windows 7
8 43 (8.98%) Windows XP
9 41 (8.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (7.31%) Unix
11 34 (7.10%) Solaris
12 32 (6.68%) Windows 8
13 29 (6.05%) Windows 10
14 28 (5.85%) AIX
15 24 (5.01%) HPUX
16 5 (1.04%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.84%) Android
17 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
19 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (20.04%) Migration
2 77 (16.08%) ITIL
3 40 (8.35%) Software Engineering
4 35 (7.31%) Test Automation
5 33 (6.89%) Project Management
6 31 (6.47%) ERP
7 28 (5.85%) Data Migration
8 27 (5.64%) Application Packaging
8 27 (5.64%) PRINCE2
9 21 (4.38%) Information Security
9 21 (4.38%) TOGAF
10 20 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (3.76%) Risk Management
12 17 (3.55%) SOA
13 16 (3.34%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (3.34%) SIEM
13 16 (3.34%) Vulnerability Management
14 15 (3.13%) Threat Management
15 13 (2.71%) Kalman Filter
16 12 (2.51%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 67 (13.99%) SQL
3 12 (2.51%) Java
4 11 (2.30%) PHP
5 9 (1.88%) C
6 8 (1.67%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.63%) C#
9 2 (0.42%) JCL
10 1 (0.21%) Python
10 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 55 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 40 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.76%) MCSE
5 17 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.13%) CCNA
7 14 (2.92%) CISSP
8 13 (2.71%) CISM
8 13 (2.71%) MCP
9 11 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (2.09%) MCITP
10 10 (2.09%) MCSA
11 9 (1.88%) MCTS
12 8 (1.67%) Degree
13 6 (1.25%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.25%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.25%) RHCE
14 5 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.84%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.64%) PCI DSS
2 23 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (3.97%) SLA
4 13 (2.71%) COBIT
5 3 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 67 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (5.85%) XenApp
3 26 (5.43%) VMware ESX
4 25 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 23 (4.80%) vSphere
6 18 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (1.46%) UAG
9 6 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.63%) Firmware
10 3 (0.63%) Xen
10 3 (0.63%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.42%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.42%) NFS
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 105 (21.92%) SCCM
2 72 (15.03%) SCOM
3 20 (4.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (3.13%) WSUS
5 10 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.09%) Puppet
6 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (1.25%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.04%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.04%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.84%) EnCase
9 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.63%) SmoothWall
10 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 226 (47.18%) Microsoft
2 154 (32.15%) VMware
3 126 (26.30%) Citrix
4 67 (13.99%) Cisco
5 53 (11.06%) HP
6 45 (9.39%) Oracle
7 40 (8.35%) EMC
8 37 (7.72%) Intel Security
9 28 (5.85%) Symantec
10 21 (4.38%) Wyse
11 19 (3.97%) AppSense
11 19 (3.97%) Splunk
12 17 (3.55%) Dell
13 15 (3.13%) Red Hat
13 15 (3.13%) Remedy
14 13 (2.71%) IBM
14 13 (2.71%) NetApp
15 12 (2.51%) CheckPoint
16 10 (2.09%) Clearswift
16 10 (2.09%) Lotus
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