The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 23 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 206 165 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.83% 6.13% 5.01%
As % of the System Software category 70.55% 50.93% 57.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 60 57
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£260 £261 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% +30.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £174 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £376 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 50
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.34% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £33.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
292 324 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.68% 12.03% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 121 120
Average daily rate £275 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 70 60
Average hourly rate £15.03 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.22% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Active Directory
England

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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
Cheshire +26 92 £265 +10.41% 17
Manchester -15 50 £198 -25.82% 22
Lancashire -2 45 £270 -8.47% 4
Cumbria 0 8 £105 -58.00% 1
Merseyside -10 8 £175 - 7
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 382 (87.41%) Windows
2 181 (41.42%) Microsoft
3 166 (37.99%) Citrix
4 161 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 145 (33.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 135 (30.89%) VMware
7 125 (28.60%) Windows 7
8 114 (26.09%) Windows XP
9 101 (23.11%) SCCM
10 99 (22.65%) DNS
11 97 (22.20%) MS Exchange
12 93 (21.28%) ITIL
13 88 (20.14%) DHCP
14 75 (17.16%) MS Office
15 69 (15.79%) Security Cleared
16 65 (14.87%) SC Cleared
17 58 (13.27%) XenApp
17 58 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 57 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 51 (11.67%) SharePoint
19 51 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
20 49 (11.21%) Migration
21 46 (10.53%) MS Excel
21 46 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
22 42 (9.61%) Microsoft App-V
22 42 (9.61%) AppSense
23 41 (9.38%) TCP/IP
23 41 (9.38%) SQL Server
23 41 (9.38%) SQL
23 41 (9.38%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 97 (22.20%) MS Exchange
2 51 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 51 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 35 (8.01%) IIS
5 25 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (3.20%) Lync
8 10 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.23%) Site Server
Applications
1 75 (17.16%) MS Office
2 46 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.69%) MS Project
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) BPCS
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.23%) IaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (22.65%) DNS
2 88 (20.14%) DHCP
3 41 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 39 (8.92%) SAN
5 33 (7.55%) LAN
6 27 (6.18%) WAN
7 24 (5.49%) Firewall
8 23 (5.26%) VPN
9 18 (4.12%) SMS
9 18 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (4.12%) Wireless
10 17 (3.89%) 3G
11 10 (2.29%) VoIP
12 7 (1.60%) VLAN
13 6 (1.37%) SSL
14 5 (1.14%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.14%) Intranet
14 5 (1.14%) Kerberos
15 4 (0.92%) Network Security
15 4 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.23%) MS Access
6 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.60%) AdminStudio
2 5 (1.14%) MSI
3 3 (0.69%) Maven
4 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.23%) Ant
4 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (8.24%) Finance
2 21 (4.81%) Local Government
3 15 (3.43%) Banking
4 5 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.69%) Back Office
7 2 (0.46%) Legal
7 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.23%) German Language
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (17.62%) Support Engineer
2 75 (17.16%) Analyst
3 54 (12.36%) Desktop Support
4 43 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 40 (9.15%) Desktop Engineer
6 33 (7.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 29 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
8 27 (6.18%) Service Analyst
8 27 (6.18%) Service Desk Analyst
9 26 (5.95%) Support Analyst
10 25 (5.72%) Server Engineer
11 23 (5.26%) Consultant
12 20 (4.58%) 1st Line Support
13 19 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (4.12%) Administrator
15 15 (3.43%) Wintel Engineer
15 15 (3.43%) IT Support
16 14 (3.20%) Windows Server Engineer
17 13 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 13 (2.97%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.66%) Application Packaging
2 12 (2.75%) .NET
3 8 (1.83%) Web Services
4 4 (0.92%) JSON
4 4 (0.92%) REST
5 3 (0.69%) CSS3
5 3 (0.69%) HTML5
5 3 (0.69%) Ajax
5 3 (0.69%) Java EE
5 3 (0.69%) XML
5 3 (0.69%) DOM
5 3 (0.69%) CSS
5 3 (0.69%) jQuery
5 3 (0.69%) HTML
5 3 (0.69%) Middleware
5 3 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 1 (0.23%) OpenID
7 1 (0.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.86%) Blackberry
2 26 (5.95%) Clustering
3 16 (3.66%) Thin Client
3 16 (3.66%) Fat Client
4 12 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.06%) NHS
6 8 (1.83%) PKI
7 7 (1.60%) Smartcard
7 7 (1.60%) Replication
7 7 (1.60%) iPad
8 6 (1.37%) Handset
9 5 (1.14%) Tandem
10 4 (0.92%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.69%) PDA
12 2 (0.46%) Statistics
12 2 (0.46%) CESG
12 2 (0.46%) iPhone
12 2 (0.46%) Economics
13 1 (0.23%) Open Source
13 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 382 (87.41%) Windows
2 161 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (33.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 125 (28.60%) Windows 7
5 114 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 46 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (7.32%) Linux
8 29 (6.64%) Windows Vista
9 20 (4.58%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.58%) UNIX
10 5 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.92%) Solaris
12 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.46%) AIX
13 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (21.28%) ITIL
2 49 (11.21%) Migration
3 20 (4.58%) Software Deployment
4 19 (4.35%) Project Management
5 11 (2.52%) TQM
6 10 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (2.29%) Problem Management
7 9 (2.06%) Load Balancing
7 9 (2.06%) Service Delivery
8 8 (1.83%) Service Management
8 8 (1.83%) PRINCE2
9 7 (1.60%) Change Management
9 7 (1.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (1.60%) Information Security
9 7 (1.60%) Release Management
9 7 (1.60%) High Availability
9 7 (1.60%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (1.37%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (1.37%) Change Control
10 6 (1.37%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.38%) SQL
1 41 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 17 (3.89%) VBScript
3 13 (2.97%) VB
4 7 (1.60%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
5 4 (0.92%) C
5 4 (0.92%) Java
6 3 (0.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 69 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 65 (14.87%) SC Cleared
3 58 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (8.70%) MCSE
5 20 (4.58%) MCITP
6 16 (3.66%) MCTS
7 14 (3.20%) MCP
8 13 (2.97%) MCSA
9 11 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.29%) CCNA
11 9 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.06%) Degree
12 5 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.69%) PMP
13 3 (0.69%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.46%) CISSP
14 2 (0.46%) ISEB
14 2 (0.46%) CCNP
14 2 (0.46%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.24%) SLA
2 4 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.46%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (13.27%) XenApp
2 57 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (9.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 33 (7.55%) Hyper-V
5 26 (5.95%) XenServer
5 26 (5.95%) XenDesktop
6 22 (5.03%) vSphere
7 15 (3.43%) VMware ESX
8 9 (2.06%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.92%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.92%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 101 (23.11%) SCCM
2 35 (8.01%) SCOM
3 8 (1.83%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.60%) WSUS
5 6 (1.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 6 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.46%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.46%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.23%) OpenView
10 1 (0.23%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 181 (41.42%) Microsoft
2 166 (37.99%) Citrix
3 135 (30.89%) VMware
4 42 (9.61%) AppSense
5 34 (7.78%) HP
5 34 (7.78%) Cisco
6 25 (5.72%) CA
7 23 (5.26%) Dell
8 18 (4.12%) Symantec
9 17 (3.89%) Compaq
10 15 (3.43%) Lumension
10 15 (3.43%) Cyber-Ark
11 11 (2.52%) McAfee
12 10 (2.29%) Remedy
13 9 (2.06%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.83%) Sophos
14 8 (1.83%) IBM
15 7 (1.60%) EMC
16 6 (1.37%) NetApp
17 5 (1.14%) Red Hat
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