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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 268 218 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.78% 5.85% 7.70%
As % of the System Software category 62.47% 59.40% 69.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 84 96
Median daily rate £388 £234 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.77% -6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £161 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 61 59
Median hourly rate £12.49 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.78% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £19.96 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +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
429 367 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.86% 9.84% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 168 157
Median daily rate £400 £300 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 67 65
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £20.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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 +2 137 £325 +36.84% 31
Cheshire +17 82 £428 +1.78% 15
Merseyside -6 23 £500 +132.55% 5
Lancashire -10 15 £373 +61.95% 6
Cumbria +1 2 - - 4
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 350 (76.59%) Windows
2 203 (44.42%) Microsoft
3 167 (36.54%) Windows Server
4 155 (33.92%) VMware
5 128 (28.01%) Citrix
6 127 (27.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (19.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (18.82%) SCCM
8 86 (18.82%) ITIL
9 85 (18.60%) MS Exchange
10 81 (17.72%) Migration
10 81 (17.72%) PowerShell
11 79 (17.29%) DNS
12 76 (16.63%) MS Excel
12 76 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 75 (16.41%) Windows 7
14 69 (15.10%) Security Cleared
15 68 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
16 66 (14.44%) MS Office
17 65 (14.22%) Data Centre
18 61 (13.35%) SC Cleared
19 60 (13.13%) HP
20 58 (12.69%) SharePoint
20 58 (12.69%) DHCP
20 58 (12.69%) SCOM
21 57 (12.47%) Finance
22 53 (11.60%) Cisco
22 53 (11.60%) Hyper-V
23 51 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
24 50 (10.94%) Linux

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 85 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 58 (12.69%) SharePoint
3 50 (10.94%) Skype for Business
4 30 (6.56%) IIS
5 22 (4.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.63%) Apache
9 9 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.53%) JBoss
10 7 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.31%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.44%) FileNet
15 1 (0.22%) nginx
15 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 76 (16.63%) MS Excel
2 66 (14.44%) MS Office
3 10 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) MS Project
4 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.66%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.19%) Office 365
2 32 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.19%) IaaS
5 7 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.53%) SoftLayer
6 6 (1.31%) SaaS
7 5 (1.09%) PaaS
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 79 (17.29%) DNS
2 58 (12.69%) DHCP
3 35 (7.66%) Firewall
4 32 (7.00%) TCP/IP
5 31 (6.78%) Skype
6 24 (5.25%) SAN
7 23 (5.03%) WAN
8 22 (4.81%) VPN
9 17 (3.72%) NetScaler
10 14 (3.06%) VoIP
11 13 (2.84%) LAN
11 13 (2.84%) Network Security
12 12 (2.63%) Internet
12 12 (2.63%) SSL
13 10 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (2.19%) VLAN
14 7 (1.53%) Wireless
15 6 (1.31%) Intranet
15 6 (1.31%) LDAP
15 6 (1.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (1.97%) Data Mining
2 9 (1.97%) Oracle Database
2 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.75%) MySQL
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.88%) DB2
6 1 (0.22%) DataStage
6 1 (0.22%) GIS
6 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.44%) JUnit
4 2 (0.44%) MSI
4 2 (0.44%) NUnit
4 2 (0.44%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.44%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.44%) WiX
5 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 57 (12.47%) Finance
2 19 (4.16%) Local Government
3 17 (3.72%) Banking
4 14 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.19%) French Language
5 10 (2.19%) Law
5 10 (2.19%) Legal
6 9 (1.97%) German Language
7 8 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.53%) Italian Language
9 5 (1.09%) Back Office
9 5 (1.09%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.88%) Retail
11 3 (0.66%) Advertising
11 3 (0.66%) Marketing
11 3 (0.66%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.44%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 80 (17.51%) Analyst
2 58 (12.69%) Architect
3 53 (11.60%) Support Engineer
4 35 (7.66%) Service Analyst
4 35 (7.66%) Service Desk Analyst
5 27 (5.91%) Support Analyst
6 26 (5.69%) Desktop Support
7 24 (5.25%) Citrix Specialist
8 23 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (4.38%) Active Directory Engineer
10 19 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (4.16%) Desktop Engineer
10 19 (4.16%) Wintel Engineer
11 17 (3.72%) 1st Line Support
11 17 (3.72%) Consultant
12 16 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (3.50%) IT Support
13 15 (3.28%) Administrator
13 15 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (3.28%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.38%) .NET
2 11 (2.41%) Middleware
3 9 (1.97%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.31%) JSP
4 6 (1.31%) LAMP
4 6 (1.31%) Software Packaging
4 6 (1.31%) Web Services
5 4 (0.88%) CSS
5 4 (0.88%) HTML
6 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.66%) WAMP
6 3 (0.66%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.44%) HTML5
7 2 (0.44%) jQuery
8 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.22%) CAML
8 1 (0.22%) CSS3
8 1 (0.22%) LESS
8 1 (0.22%) Sass
8 1 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.22%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.78%) Clustering
3 27 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.69%) Fat Client
4 26 (5.69%) Thin Client
5 22 (4.81%) PKI
6 20 (4.38%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.41%) Life Science
8 10 (2.19%) Cryptography
8 10 (2.19%) NHS
9 8 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.53%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.53%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.31%) iPad
11 6 (1.31%) PMI
12 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.88%) FlexPod
13 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 350 (76.59%) Windows
2 167 (36.54%) Windows Server
3 127 (27.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (19.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (16.41%) Windows 7
6 68 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (10.94%) Linux
8 31 (6.78%) Windows 8
8 31 (6.78%) Windows XP
9 30 (6.56%) Windows 10
10 20 (4.38%) Unix
11 18 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (2.84%) Apple iOS
12 13 (2.84%) Solaris
13 10 (2.19%) AIX
14 9 (1.97%) Android
15 8 (1.75%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.53%) HPUX
16 7 (1.53%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.82%) ITIL
2 81 (17.72%) Migration
3 36 (7.88%) Software Engineering
4 35 (7.66%) Test Automation
5 33 (7.22%) Application Packaging
6 27 (5.91%) Data Migration
7 24 (5.25%) Risk Management
8 22 (4.81%) Project Management
9 21 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (4.60%) ERP
9 21 (4.60%) PRINCE2
10 17 (3.72%) Information Security
10 17 (3.72%) Time Management
11 14 (3.06%) Identity Management
11 14 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (3.06%) TOGAF
12 13 (2.84%) Security Operations
12 13 (2.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (2.63%) Vulnerability Management
14 11 (2.41%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 81 (17.72%) PowerShell
2 50 (10.94%) SQL
3 11 (2.41%) Java
4 8 (1.75%) PHP
5 7 (1.53%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.31%) C#
7 5 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.09%) C
8 3 (0.66%) VB
9 2 (0.44%) JCL
9 2 (0.44%) Perl
9 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.44%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) FQL
Qualifications
1 69 (15.10%) Security Cleared
2 61 (13.35%) SC Cleared
3 51 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.16%) MCSE
5 18 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 17 (3.72%) MCSA
7 16 (3.50%) MCITP
8 15 (3.28%) CCNA
9 12 (2.63%) MCP
10 11 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.97%) MCDST
12 8 (1.75%) CISM
12 8 (1.75%) CISSP
13 7 (1.53%) MOS
13 7 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.31%) Degree
14 6 (1.31%) MCTS
14 6 (1.31%) PMI Certification
14 6 (1.31%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.60%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.75%) COBIT
3 8 (1.75%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 76 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (11.60%) Hyper-V
3 27 (5.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (5.25%) vSphere
5 22 (4.81%) XenApp
6 11 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (1.97%) UAG
8 8 (1.75%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.09%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.88%) Brightmail
10 4 (0.88%) XenServer
11 3 (0.66%) Firmware
11 3 (0.66%) NFS
11 3 (0.66%) Xen
12 2 (0.44%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.44%) Postfix
12 2 (0.44%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (18.82%) SCCM
2 58 (12.69%) SCOM
3 14 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (2.19%) Puppet
5 7 (1.53%) WSUS
6 6 (1.31%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.31%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (1.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.88%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.88%) vRealize
9 3 (0.66%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.66%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.44%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 203 (44.42%) Microsoft
2 155 (33.92%) VMware
3 128 (28.01%) Citrix
4 60 (13.13%) HP
5 53 (11.60%) Cisco
6 28 (6.13%) Oracle
7 27 (5.91%) AppSense
8 20 (4.38%) Dell
8 20 (4.38%) Intel Security
9 19 (4.16%) Symantec
9 19 (4.16%) Wyse
10 17 (3.72%) Veritas
11 16 (3.50%) NetApp
12 13 (2.84%) EMC
12 13 (2.84%) IBM
12 13 (2.84%) Remedy
13 11 (2.41%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.41%) Splunk
14 8 (1.75%) Juniper
14 8 (1.75%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day
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Rate: £275-£325 a day
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Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
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Liverpool
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Rate: £11.30 - £13.68 per hour
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