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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 140 161 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.54% 5.97% 5.70%
As % of the System Software category 57.38% 56.29% 49.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 41
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £328 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 48 49
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.52 £31.56 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £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
244 286 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.91% 10.60% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 115 114
Average daily rate £338 £269 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.58% -17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 58 64
Average hourly rate £14.50 £26.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.28% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £11.18 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.28 £42.38 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -5 74 £350 +55.55% 36
Merseyside +8 28 £245 +15.29% 5
Cheshire -19 21 £325 +23.33% 17
Lancashire -29 7 £260 +25.30% 3
Cumbria +3 2 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 290 (86.83%) Windows
2 152 (45.51%) Microsoft
3 128 (38.32%) Citrix
4 107 (32.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (31.74%) Windows 7
6 99 (29.64%) VMware
7 90 (26.95%) Windows XP
8 80 (23.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 77 (23.05%) MS Exchange
10 66 (19.76%) ITIL
11 63 (18.86%) DNS
12 57 (17.07%) MS Excel
12 57 (17.07%) MS Office
12 57 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 52 (15.57%) DHCP
14 47 (14.07%) SCCM
15 45 (13.47%) TCP/IP
15 45 (13.47%) Migration
16 44 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 43 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
18 41 (12.28%) SQL Server
19 38 (11.38%) SQL
20 36 (10.78%) SAN
20 36 (10.78%) XenApp
21 35 (10.48%) Hyper-V
21 35 (10.48%) IIS
22 33 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
23 31 (9.28%) PowerShell
24 30 (8.98%) Clustering
24 30 (8.98%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 77 (23.05%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.48%) IIS
3 33 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (7.49%) SharePoint
5 15 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (4.49%) IBM Notes
6 12 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.40%) Lync
9 5 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.60%) Apache
12 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
Applications
1 57 (17.07%) MS Excel
1 57 (17.07%) MS Office
2 3 (0.90%) MS Project
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.29%) Office 365
2 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (18.86%) DNS
2 52 (15.57%) DHCP
3 45 (13.47%) TCP/IP
4 36 (10.78%) SAN
5 30 (8.98%) LAN
6 28 (8.38%) Firewall
7 24 (7.19%) WAN
8 14 (4.19%) NAS
9 13 (3.89%) Fibre Channel
10 12 (3.59%) VPN
10 12 (3.59%) iSCSI
10 12 (3.59%) VLAN
11 10 (2.99%) SMS
12 9 (2.69%) DMZ
13 8 (2.40%) Wireless
14 7 (2.10%) LDAP
15 6 (1.80%) SSL
16 5 (1.50%) VPLS
16 5 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (1.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.50%) MySQL
5 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.20%) AdminStudio
2 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.90%) MSI
3 1 (0.30%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (8.08%) Finance
2 10 (2.99%) Local Government
3 6 (1.80%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.80%) Banking
4 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.90%) Retail
5 3 (0.90%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.60%) French Language
6 2 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 74 (22.16%) Analyst
2 40 (11.98%) Service Analyst
3 38 (11.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 33 (9.88%) Support Engineer
5 30 (8.98%) Desktop Support
6 25 (7.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (6.29%) Project Manager
9 20 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (5.69%) Support Analyst
11 17 (5.09%) 1st Line Support
12 16 (4.79%) Administrator
13 12 (3.59%) Consultant
13 12 (3.59%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (3.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 11 (3.29%) Support Technician
15 10 (2.99%) Architect
15 10 (2.99%) Tester
15 10 (2.99%) Server Engineer
16 9 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.99%) .NET
1 10 (2.99%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.50%) Web Services
3 2 (0.60%) Middleware
4 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.30%) ADSI
4 1 (0.30%) SOAP
4 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.98%) Clustering
2 18 (5.39%) Blackberry
3 11 (3.29%) Replication
4 9 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.10%) Celerra
6 6 (1.80%) iPad
6 6 (1.80%) Life Science
7 5 (1.50%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.50%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.90%) iPhone
8 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.90%) NHS
9 2 (0.60%) Handset
9 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.60%) Open Source
9 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.60%) PKI
9 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 290 (86.83%) Windows
2 107 (32.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 106 (31.74%) Windows 7
4 90 (26.95%) Windows XP
5 80 (23.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.79%) UNIX
8 15 (4.49%) Linux
9 12 (3.59%) Windows Vista
9 12 (3.59%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.29%) Windows 2000
11 9 (2.69%) Solaris
12 6 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.60%) HPUX
13 2 (0.60%) NetWare
13 2 (0.60%) Android
13 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.30%) CentOS
14 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.76%) ITIL
2 45 (13.47%) Migration
3 23 (6.89%) Project Management
4 15 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (4.19%) High Availability
6 11 (3.29%) Change Control
7 10 (2.99%) Load Balancing
8 9 (2.69%) Compatibility Testing
8 9 (2.69%) Validation
8 9 (2.69%) PRINCE2
9 7 (2.10%) Software Deployment
9 7 (2.10%) Service Management
10 6 (1.80%) Configuration Management
10 6 (1.80%) Service Delivery
10 6 (1.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (1.80%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (1.80%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (1.50%) Incident Management
11 5 (1.50%) DevOps
12 4 (1.20%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.38%) SQL
2 31 (9.28%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.29%) VBScript
4 10 (2.99%) C
5 8 (2.40%) VB
6 3 (0.90%) C#
7 2 (0.60%) PHP
7 2 (0.60%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) Java
8 1 (0.30%) Perl
8 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (8.08%) MCSE
3 16 (4.79%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.79%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.59%) CCNA
5 12 (3.59%) MCITP
6 9 (2.69%) MCP
7 8 (2.40%) MCSA
8 7 (2.10%) MCTS
8 7 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.60%) Degree
12 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.30%) MCDST
12 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.30%) CCEE
12 1 (0.30%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.30%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (10.78%) XenApp
3 35 (10.48%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (5.39%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.89%) XenServer
7 12 (3.59%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.99%) vSphere
9 9 (2.69%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (2.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 5 (1.50%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.50%) Firmware
13 4 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.60%) NFS
15 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.30%) Xen
15 1 (0.30%) Samba
15 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 47 (14.07%) SCCM
2 15 (4.49%) SCOM
3 5 (1.50%) SCVMM
3 5 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (1.20%) WMI
4 4 (1.20%) WSUS
5 3 (0.90%) Puppet
5 3 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.60%) Ansible
6 2 (0.60%) Salt
6 2 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.30%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.30%) Opsview
Vendors
1 152 (45.51%) Microsoft
2 128 (38.32%) Citrix
3 99 (29.64%) VMware
4 26 (7.78%) Cisco
4 26 (7.78%) AppSense
5 24 (7.19%) HP
6 15 (4.49%) NetApp
6 15 (4.49%) Lotus
7 14 (4.19%) Dell
8 13 (3.89%) EMC
9 12 (3.59%) Oracle
10 8 (2.40%) Symantec
11 7 (2.10%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.10%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.80%) McAfee
13 5 (1.50%) Nortel
13 5 (1.50%) Adobe
14 4 (1.20%) Avaya
15 3 (0.90%) Wyse
15 3 (0.90%) Remedy
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