Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 21 30
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 61 87 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.92% 6.68% 4.55%
As % of the System Software category 46.92% 66.92% 54.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 53 35
Cheshire median daily rate £290 £380 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +11.76% +15.74%
10th Percentile £201 £121 £149
90th Percentile £644 £675 £520
North West median daily rate £280 £325 £285
% change year-on-year -13.85% +14.04% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 39
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +20.00% +4.57%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.85 £9.97
90th Percentile £28.33 £23.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £14.93 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.23% -0.47% +3.45%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 130 130 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.48% 9.98% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 80 92
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £378 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +3.85% +11.85%
10th Percentile £221 £139 £214
90th Percentile £598 £603 £500
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 39
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.62% +23.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.05 £9.97
90th Percentile £27.55 £24.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +8.20% +1.67% -

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Cheshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Cheshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Cheshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Cheshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Cheshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -7 19 £350 -7.89% 12
Chester +13 13 £280 +40.00% 7
Macclesfield -2 4 - - 5
Crewe -17 4 £364 +102.08% 1
Knutsford -13 3 £280 -33.73%
Runcorn +7 1 £375 -5.96% 3
Wilmslow +6 1 £97 -51.75% 2
Ellesmere Port +1 1 - -
Lymm - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 44 (72.13%) Windows
2 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
3 25 (40.98%) VMware
4 23 (37.70%) Office 365
5 17 (27.87%) SCCM
5 17 (27.87%) DHCP
6 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
6 16 (26.23%) DNS
7 15 (24.59%) Citrix
7 15 (24.59%) ITIL
7 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
7 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (22.95%) Cisco
9 12 (19.67%) Migration
9 12 (19.67%) Windows 10
10 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
10 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
11 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
11 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
11 10 (16.39%) LAN
11 10 (16.39%) WAN
12 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
12 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
13 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
13 8 (13.11%) SAN
13 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (13.11%) Firewall

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (8.20%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.92%) IIS
6 2 (3.28%) JBoss
6 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (37.70%) Office 365
2 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.92%) PaaS
3 3 (4.92%) SaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) DHCP
2 16 (26.23%) DNS
3 10 (16.39%) LAN
3 10 (16.39%) WAN
4 8 (13.11%) Firewall
4 8 (13.11%) SAN
4 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.84%) MPLS
5 6 (9.84%) Skype
6 4 (6.56%) VPN
7 3 (4.92%) VoIP
8 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.28%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.28%) Internet
8 2 (3.28%) NAS
8 2 (3.28%) SMS
8 2 (3.28%) VLAN
9 1 (1.64%) Junos
9 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) MS Access
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.48%) Local Government
2 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) IT Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.20%) Active Directory Support
4 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Support Technician
5 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.56%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (6.56%) IT Support
5 4 (6.56%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Service Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 3 (4.92%) Exchange Support
6 3 (4.92%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) LDAP
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) Middleware
2 2 (3.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.20%) PKI
3 4 (6.56%) Replication
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.28%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.28%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) CESG
6 1 (1.64%) Clustering
6 1 (1.64%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 44 (72.13%) Windows
2 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.67%) Windows 10
4 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
4 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.48%) Linux
7 4 (6.56%) Android
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.92%) AIX
9 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.64%) Unix
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) ITIL
2 12 (19.67%) Migration
3 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.20%) Capacity Management
5 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.92%) Change Management
6 3 (4.92%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.92%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (4.92%) Project Management
7 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.28%) Email Migration
7 2 (3.28%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.28%) Privileged Access Management
7 2 (3.28%) Time Management
7 2 (3.28%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.64%) Data Management
8 1 (1.64%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.84%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) VBScript
4 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.20%) MCSA
4 4 (6.56%) CCNA
5 3 (4.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (4.92%) MCITP
6 2 (3.28%) CCIE
6 2 (3.28%) CCNP
6 2 (3.28%) MCSE
7 1 (1.64%) CCDP
7 1 (1.64%) CISM
7 1 (1.64%) CISSP
7 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) ISEB
7 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) GDPR
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
1 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.92%) XenApp
4 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (3.28%) vSphere
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (27.87%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) SCOM
3 5 (8.20%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.28%) PowerBroker
4 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
2 25 (40.98%) VMware
3 15 (24.59%) Citrix
4 14 (22.95%) Cisco
5 5 (8.20%) HP
5 5 (8.20%) IBM
6 4 (6.56%) Apple
6 4 (6.56%) Dell
7 3 (4.92%) EMC
7 3 (4.92%) EqualLogic
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle
7 3 (4.92%) Veritas
8 2 (3.28%) CyberArk
8 2 (3.28%) IBM Sterling
8 2 (3.28%) Juniper
8 2 (3.28%) McAfee
8 2 (3.28%) NetApp
8 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.64%) Avaya
9 1 (1.64%) Symantec