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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 18 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 216 234 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.57% 7.59% 5.01%
As % of the System Software category 60.85% 61.58% 52.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 84 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £109 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £381 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 64 39
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.15 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £33.70 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
355 380 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.15% 12.32% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 153 68
Average daily rate £325 £263 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £158 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 75 49
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -2 98 £304 +102.50% 56
Cheshire -15 42 £425 +57.40% 33
Merseyside +5 34 £375 +400.00% 9
Lancashire -3 34 £230 -6.12%
Cumbria -18 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 301 (84.08%) Windows
2 188 (52.51%) Microsoft
3 129 (36.03%) Citrix
4 118 (32.96%) VMware
5 108 (30.17%) Windows 7
6 106 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (24.02%) MS Exchange
8 78 (21.79%) Windows XP
9 77 (21.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 68 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 67 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 67 (18.72%) MS Excel
12 65 (18.16%) ITIL
12 65 (18.16%) MS Office
13 52 (14.53%) Migration
14 51 (14.25%) SCCM
15 50 (13.97%) DNS
16 47 (13.13%) Hyper-V
17 46 (12.85%) WAN
17 46 (12.85%) DHCP
18 45 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
19 42 (11.73%) LAN
20 41 (11.45%) XenApp
21 40 (11.17%) SQL Server
22 38 (10.61%) SAN
22 38 (10.61%) Firewall
23 33 (9.22%) SQL
23 33 (9.22%) Cisco
24 32 (8.94%) TCP/IP
25 31 (8.66%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 86 (24.02%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (6.98%) IIS
4 12 (3.35%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.07%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.40%) Lync
9 5 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (18.72%) MS Excel
2 65 (18.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.31%) Office 365
3 17 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.84%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.28%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.97%) DNS
2 46 (12.85%) DHCP
2 46 (12.85%) WAN
3 42 (11.73%) LAN
4 38 (10.61%) SAN
4 38 (10.61%) Firewall
5 32 (8.94%) TCP/IP
6 17 (4.75%) Wireless
6 17 (4.75%) iSCSI
7 16 (4.47%) NAS
8 15 (4.19%) DMZ
8 15 (4.19%) VPN
9 13 (3.63%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (3.07%) Internet
10 11 (3.07%) VLAN
11 10 (2.79%) VPLS
11 10 (2.79%) MPLS
11 10 (2.79%) BGP
12 9 (2.51%) EIGRP
12 9 (2.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.51%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.12%) MySQL
5 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.40%) MSI
2 3 (0.84%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.56%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.28%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) WiX
4 1 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
General
1 15 (4.19%) Finance
2 11 (3.07%) Local Government
3 7 (1.96%) Back Office
4 6 (1.68%) Retail
5 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.40%) Dutch Language
5 5 (1.40%) German Language
6 4 (1.12%) French Language
6 4 (1.12%) Banking
7 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.84%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (27.09%) Analyst
2 36 (10.06%) Support Engineer
3 34 (9.50%) Service Analyst
3 34 (9.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (8.66%) Architect
5 29 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (7.82%) Support Analyst
7 25 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 24 (6.70%) Desktop Support
8 24 (6.70%) Technical Analyst
9 22 (6.15%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.07%) Support Technician
11 11 (3.07%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.79%) Technical Support
12 10 (2.79%) Help Desk Analyst
12 10 (2.79%) IT Support
13 9 (2.51%) Desktop Engineer
14 8 (2.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.79%) Application Packaging
2 7 (1.96%) OAuth
2 7 (1.96%) CSS3
2 7 (1.96%) CSS
2 7 (1.96%) SAML
2 7 (1.96%) Middleware
3 4 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (0.28%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.54%) Clustering
2 17 (4.75%) NHS
3 16 (4.47%) Replication
4 13 (3.63%) Blackberry
5 12 (3.35%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.35%) Fat Client
6 11 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.79%) Celerra
8 9 (2.51%) iPad
9 8 (2.23%) Open Source
10 7 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.96%) iPhone
11 5 (1.40%) Life Science
11 5 (1.40%) Handset
12 4 (1.12%) SecurID
13 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 301 (84.08%) Windows
2 108 (30.17%) Windows 7
3 106 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (21.79%) Windows XP
5 77 (21.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 68 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (7.26%) Windows 8
8 20 (5.59%) UNIX
9 15 (4.19%) Linux
10 14 (3.91%) Solaris
11 13 (3.63%) Android
12 12 (3.35%) Apple iOS
12 12 (3.35%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.40%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.40%) CentOS
14 3 (0.84%) BlackBerry OS
14 3 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.28%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.16%) ITIL
2 52 (14.53%) Migration
3 23 (6.42%) Project Management
4 22 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (4.47%) Configuration Management
6 13 (3.63%) Business Continuity
7 11 (3.07%) Incident Management
8 10 (2.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (2.79%) High Availability
8 10 (2.79%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (2.51%) Change Control
9 9 (2.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (2.51%) Service Delivery
9 9 (2.51%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (2.23%) Service Management
10 8 (2.23%) SOA
10 8 (2.23%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (1.96%) TOGAF
12 6 (1.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.22%) SQL
2 31 (8.66%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.07%) VBScript
4 7 (1.96%) VB
5 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.84%) C
7 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.56%) VBA
7 2 (0.56%) Python
8 1 (0.28%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) Perl
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.98%) MCSE
3 18 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (3.07%) MCP
5 11 (3.07%) CCNA
5 11 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (1.96%) MCITP
6 7 (1.96%) CCEE
6 7 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.68%) MCSA
8 5 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.40%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.12%) CCAA
9 4 (1.12%) CCIE
9 4 (1.12%) CCA
10 3 (0.84%) CCEA
10 3 (0.84%) Degree
10 3 (0.84%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (3.91%) QA
3 10 (2.79%) SLA
4 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) BS25999
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
System Software
1 67 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (13.13%) Hyper-V
3 41 (11.45%) XenApp
4 28 (7.82%) VMware ESX
5 18 (5.03%) Terminal Services
6 15 (4.19%) XenDesktop
6 15 (4.19%) vSphere
6 15 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (2.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 9 (2.51%) XenServer
10 8 (2.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (2.23%) MetaFrame
11 7 (1.96%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.68%) Firmware
12 6 (1.68%) BitLocker
13 4 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.84%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.56%) Xen
15 2 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 51 (14.25%) SCCM
2 9 (2.51%) AirWatch
3 6 (1.68%) SCVMM
4 5 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.12%) Puppet
5 4 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.12%) WMI
5 4 (1.12%) WSUS
5 4 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.84%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.84%) SCOM
6 3 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.84%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.56%) Salt
7 2 (0.56%) Ansible
7 2 (0.56%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 188 (52.51%) Microsoft
2 129 (36.03%) Citrix
3 118 (32.96%) VMware
4 33 (9.22%) Cisco
5 26 (7.26%) Oracle
5 26 (7.26%) AppSense
6 25 (6.98%) NetApp
7 21 (5.87%) HP
8 19 (5.31%) EMC
9 13 (3.63%) Dell
9 13 (3.63%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.07%) McAfee
10 11 (3.07%) Lotus
11 10 (2.79%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.51%) LANDesk
12 9 (2.51%) Symantec
12 9 (2.51%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.51%) Wyse
12 9 (2.51%) Nortel
13 7 (1.96%) Avaya
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £10 - £13.50 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lewis Paige
Rate: Contract Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stalybridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £17.81 - £21.82 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £210 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport, Greater Manchester, North West
Stockport Council
Rate: £33,998-£39,351
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport, Greater Manchester, North West
Stockport Council
Rate: £22,937-£24,472
Posted: 18 days ago