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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 191 190 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.30% 6.70% 5.91%
As % of the System Software category 62.21% 56.89% 56.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 61 43
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£300 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £406 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 44
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.65 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £33.00 £28.10
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
307 334 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.51% 11.79% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 80
Average daily rate £350 £269 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% +1.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £144 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £400 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 73 55
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.67 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -6 81 £320 +42.22% 45
Cheshire -7 44 £325 +18.18% 26
Lancashire -7 29 £240 -4.00% 11
Merseyside +1 28 £375 +50.00% 9
Cumbria -15 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 313 (85.05%) Windows
2 183 (49.73%) Microsoft
3 143 (38.86%) Citrix
4 117 (31.79%) Windows 7
5 116 (31.52%) VMware
6 110 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 92 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 87 (23.64%) Windows XP
9 80 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 74 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 68 (18.48%) MS Excel
11 68 (18.48%) ITIL
12 66 (17.93%) MS Office
13 62 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 60 (16.30%) Migration
15 56 (15.22%) Hyper-V
16 50 (13.59%) DNS
17 48 (13.04%) DHCP
18 47 (12.77%) WAN
18 47 (12.77%) SQL Server
18 47 (12.77%) XenApp
18 47 (12.77%) SCCM
19 46 (12.50%) SAN
20 43 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
20 43 (11.68%) LAN
21 42 (11.41%) Firewall
22 37 (10.05%) TCP/IP
22 37 (10.05%) Cisco
23 36 (9.78%) Clustering
24 35 (9.51%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 92 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 35 (9.51%) IIS
3 34 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.26%) IBM Notes
5 12 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.63%) Lync
8 5 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.27%) Apache
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (18.48%) MS Excel
2 66 (17.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.62%) Office 365
3 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.59%) DNS
2 48 (13.04%) DHCP
3 47 (12.77%) WAN
4 46 (12.50%) SAN
5 43 (11.68%) LAN
6 42 (11.41%) Firewall
7 37 (10.05%) TCP/IP
8 24 (6.52%) NAS
9 21 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
9 21 (5.71%) Wireless
10 20 (5.43%) iSCSI
11 18 (4.89%) DMZ
12 16 (4.35%) VPN
13 14 (3.80%) Internet
14 13 (3.53%) MPLS
14 13 (3.53%) BGP
14 13 (3.53%) VPLS
15 12 (3.26%) EIGRP
15 12 (3.26%) OSPF
15 12 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.45%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.09%) MySQL
5 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.36%) MSI
2 4 (1.09%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.82%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.27%) WiX
4 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 20 (5.43%) Finance
2 10 (2.72%) Local Government
3 7 (1.90%) Back Office
4 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.36%) Banking
5 5 (1.36%) Dutch Language
5 5 (1.36%) German Language
5 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.09%) French Language
6 4 (1.09%) Retail
7 3 (0.82%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (25.00%) Analyst
2 39 (10.60%) Service Analyst
3 37 (10.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 32 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (8.42%) Support Engineer
6 27 (7.34%) Architect
7 26 (7.07%) Desktop Support
8 25 (6.79%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (6.25%) Support Analyst
11 21 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
12 17 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
13 13 (3.53%) Support Technician
14 11 (2.99%) Consultant
14 11 (2.99%) IT Support
15 10 (2.72%) Project Manager
15 10 (2.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 10 (2.72%) Desktop Engineer
16 9 (2.45%) Tester
16 9 (2.45%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.99%) Application Packaging
2 7 (1.90%) Middleware
3 5 (1.36%) OAuth
3 5 (1.36%) CSS3
3 5 (1.36%) CSS
3 5 (1.36%) SAML
4 4 (1.09%) Web Services
5 1 (0.27%) ADSI
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.78%) Clustering
2 21 (5.71%) Replication
3 17 (4.62%) NHS
4 15 (4.08%) Celerra
5 14 (3.80%) Blackberry
6 12 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.72%) iPad
8 7 (1.90%) iPhone
8 7 (1.90%) Life Science
9 6 (1.63%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.63%) Open Source
9 6 (1.63%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.36%) Handset
10 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.82%) SecurID
12 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 313 (85.05%) Windows
2 117 (31.79%) Windows 7
3 110 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (23.64%) Windows XP
5 80 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 74 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (7.34%) UNIX
8 23 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 20 (5.43%) Solaris
10 14 (3.80%) Linux
11 11 (2.99%) Android
11 11 (2.99%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.72%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.90%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.82%) CentOS
15 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.27%) HPUX
16 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (18.48%) ITIL
2 60 (16.30%) Migration
3 23 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (5.98%) Project Management
5 15 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 14 (3.80%) Change Control
7 13 (3.53%) High Availability
8 12 (3.26%) Business Continuity
8 12 (3.26%) Service Management
9 10 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (2.45%) Incident Management
10 9 (2.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (2.45%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (2.17%) Compatibility Testing
11 8 (2.17%) Validation
11 8 (2.17%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (1.90%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (1.90%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.24%) SQL
2 30 (8.15%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.53%) VBScript
4 9 (2.45%) VB
5 4 (1.09%) C
6 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.54%) VBA
7 2 (0.54%) Python
8 1 (0.27%) Java
8 1 (0.27%) Perl
8 1 (0.27%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) Ruby
8 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.52%) MCSE
3 22 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.80%) CCNA
5 12 (3.26%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.99%) MCP
6 11 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.72%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.90%) CCEE
9 7 (1.90%) MCITP
9 7 (1.90%) MCSA
10 6 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.09%) CCAA
12 4 (1.09%) CCIE
12 4 (1.09%) CCA
13 3 (0.82%) CCEA
13 3 (0.82%) CCIA
13 3 (0.82%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.35%) SLA
2 10 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.45%) QA
4 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) BS25999
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
System Software
1 62 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (15.22%) Hyper-V
3 47 (12.77%) XenApp
4 31 (8.42%) VMware ESX
5 22 (5.98%) Terminal Services
6 17 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (4.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 14 (3.80%) XenDesktop
9 13 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (3.26%) vSphere
11 8 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (2.17%) MetaFrame
12 7 (1.90%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.63%) XenServer
13 6 (1.63%) Firmware
14 3 (0.82%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.54%) Xen
15 2 (0.54%) NFS
16 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 47 (12.77%) SCCM
2 6 (1.63%) SCVMM
3 5 (1.36%) SCOM
3 5 (1.36%) WSUS
3 5 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (1.09%) WMI
4 4 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.82%) Puppet
5 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.54%) Salt
6 2 (0.54%) Ansible
7 1 (0.27%) Opsview
7 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.27%) MOM
Vendors
1 183 (49.73%) Microsoft
2 143 (38.86%) Citrix
3 116 (31.52%) VMware
4 37 (10.05%) Cisco
5 29 (7.88%) Oracle
5 29 (7.88%) AppSense
6 24 (6.52%) EMC
7 23 (6.25%) NetApp
8 18 (4.89%) HP
9 15 (4.08%) CheckPoint
10 13 (3.53%) Dell
10 13 (3.53%) SolarWinds
11 12 (3.26%) Nortel
11 12 (3.26%) Lotus
12 9 (2.45%) LANDesk
13 8 (2.17%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.90%) Symantec
14 7 (1.90%) Avaya
15 6 (1.63%) SAP
15 6 (1.63%) Apple
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