The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 27 17
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 16 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 11.68% 6.25% 8.61%
As % of the System Software category 76.19% 82.35% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 7
Median daily rate £300 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £211 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £506 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £321 £300
% change year-on-year -6.54% +7.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.39% +9.16%  

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

Contract System Software Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 21 17 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.33% 7.59% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 21
Median daily rate £300 £305 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -21.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Chester

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Chester

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Chester over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Chester

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Citrix
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (39.13%) Office 365
6 8 (34.78%) SCCM
6 8 (34.78%) Local Government
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
6 8 (34.78%) Migration
7 7 (30.43%) PKI
7 7 (30.43%) SCOM
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (26.09%) Service Management
8 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
8 6 (26.09%) SAN
9 5 (21.74%) HP
9 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
9 5 (21.74%) McAfee
9 5 (21.74%) Project Management
9 5 (21.74%) VMware
9 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
9 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
9 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (17.39%) vSphere
10 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
3 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) IIS
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Office 365
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) SAN
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) LAN
3 3 (13.04%) LDAP
3 3 (13.04%) NAS
3 3 (13.04%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (13.04%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) SSL
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Local Government
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Server Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Coordinator
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) Security Officer
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) EDI
2 1 (4.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) PKI
2 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
3 4 (17.39%) Clustering
3 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.04%) CESG
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
5 1 (4.35%) Handset
5 1 (4.35%) iPad
5 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) AIX
7 3 (13.04%) Unix
8 2 (8.70%) Linux
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (4.35%) Android
9 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Service Management
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (17.39%) Line Management
4 4 (17.39%) Presales
4 4 (17.39%) Server Building
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
5 3 (13.04%) Security Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) MCDST
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (17.39%) vSphere
1 4 (17.39%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) SCCM
2 7 (30.43%) SCOM
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (13.04%) SmoothWall
5 2 (8.70%) Ansible
5 2 (8.70%) Puppet
6 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
6 1 (4.35%) DameWare
6 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (4.35%) Nagios
6 1 (4.35%) vCenter Server
6 1 (4.35%) vRealize
6 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Citrix
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) HP
3 5 (21.74%) McAfee
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.35%) AppSense
6 1 (4.35%) BMC
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp