Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 35 16
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 14 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.64% 2.67% 8.52%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 61.54% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 11
Chester median daily rate £300 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -42.86% +27.27%
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £380 £340
% change year-on-year -21.05% +11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Chester median hourly rate £12.25 £13.50 £15.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% -12.45% -43.93%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £18.83 £13.75 £34.88
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.52% +6.14% -2.41%

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 Chester with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 28 13 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 13.27% 4.33% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 18
Chester median daily rate £280 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% -9.09% +3.13%
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -14.47% +1.33% +23.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -24.32%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £16.65 £13.75 £34.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.52% +6.14% -13.37%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 November 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Citrix
3 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (57.14%) Office 365
4 7 (50.00%) SCCM
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Local Government
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL
7 4 (28.57%) Migration
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (21.43%) SCOM
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (21.43%) MCITP
8 3 (21.43%) PKI
8 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
8 3 (21.43%) Project Management
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) MCSA
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) DHCP
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
8 3 (21.43%) Service Management
8 3 (21.43%) Presales
8 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements

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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (42.86%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Support
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Support
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Break Fix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) CESG
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (21.43%) Line Management
3 3 (21.43%) Presales
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Server Building
5 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (21.43%) MCITP
1 3 (21.43%) MCSA
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 3 (21.43%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Citrix
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee