The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Manchester
Rank 31 28 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 62 98 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.68% 5.50% 5.29%
As % of the System Software category 48.44% 59.04% 64.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 33
Median daily rate £325 £285 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.03% -0.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £488 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +27.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £28.00 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 128 166 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.67% 9.31% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 84 51
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 13
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £55.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Bolton - 7 £345 -
Salford - 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 - - 5
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 102 (72.34%) Windows
2 47 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 46 (32.62%) Windows Server
4 41 (29.08%) VMware
5 34 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (21.99%) Office 365
7 30 (21.28%) DNS
8 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (14.89%) Windows 7
9 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
10 20 (14.18%) Citrix
11 19 (13.48%) Linux
11 19 (13.48%) ITIL
11 19 (13.48%) MS Office
12 17 (12.06%) MS Exchange
12 17 (12.06%) DHCP
12 17 (12.06%) Migration
13 16 (11.35%) Firewall
13 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (11.35%) SCCM
13 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
14 15 (10.64%) Finance
15 14 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (9.22%) vSphere
16 13 (9.22%) LAN
16 13 (9.22%) SQL
16 13 (9.22%) Oracle
16 13 (9.22%) Red Hat
17 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
17 12 (8.51%) LDAP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 17 (12.06%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.67%) IBM Notes
4 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.13%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.71%) Apache
7 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.71%) Confluence
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 19 (13.48%) MS Office
3 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.99%) Office 365
2 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.13%) IaaS
5 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.71%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.28%) DNS
2 17 (12.06%) DHCP
3 16 (11.35%) Firewall
4 13 (9.22%) LAN
5 12 (8.51%) LDAP
6 11 (7.80%) WAN
7 6 (4.26%) SAN
7 6 (4.26%) VLAN
8 4 (2.84%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.84%) Network Security
8 4 (2.84%) SMTP
8 4 (2.84%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.84%) VoIP
9 3 (2.13%) VPN
10 2 (1.42%) Internet
10 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.71%) 3G
11 1 (0.71%) OSPF
11 1 (0.71%) SSL
11 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) Blockchain
2 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.42%) KNIME
3 2 (1.42%) Power BI
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.42%) JIRA
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Local Government
4 2 (1.42%) Electronics
4 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (17.73%) Analyst
2 20 (14.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (7.80%) IT Support
3 11 (7.80%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.09%) Architect
5 9 (6.38%) Consultant
5 9 (6.38%) Service Analyst
5 9 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.67%) Desktop Support
6 8 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Active Directory Support
7 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Security Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Administrator
8 6 (4.26%) IT Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.42%) Web Services
2 1 (0.71%) COM
2 1 (0.71%) EDI
2 1 (0.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.55%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.55%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.84%) iPad
4 4 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.13%) NHS
5 3 (2.13%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) iPhone
6 2 (1.42%) Life Science
6 2 (1.42%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.71%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 102 (72.34%) Windows
2 46 (32.62%) Windows Server
3 34 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 19 (13.48%) Linux
7 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (6.38%) Oracle Linux
8 9 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.96%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.26%) Windows 10
10 6 (4.26%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.84%) Unix
11 4 (2.84%) zOS
12 1 (0.71%) AIX
12 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.71%) Solaris
12 1 (0.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.48%) ITIL
2 17 (12.06%) Migration
3 10 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (7.09%) Identity Management
4 8 (5.67%) Service Management
5 6 (4.26%) Email Management
5 6 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.55%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.55%) Server Building
6 5 (3.55%) Time Management
7 4 (2.84%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.13%) Application Discovery
8 3 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.13%) Change Management
8 3 (2.13%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (2.13%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.13%) Security Patching
9 2 (1.42%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (1.42%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.22%) SQL
2 11 (7.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.42%) R
4 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.55%) MCSE
5 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.84%) MCITP
5 4 (2.84%) MCP
6 3 (2.13%) CCNA
6 3 (2.13%) MCTS
7 2 (1.42%) CCNP
7 2 (1.42%) CISM
7 2 (1.42%) CISSP
8 1 (0.71%) CCDP
8 1 (0.71%) CCIE
8 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.71%) MCSA
8 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.22%) vSphere
3 8 (5.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.96%) XenApp
5 5 (3.55%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.42%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.71%) NDS
9 1 (0.71%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.71%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (11.35%) SCCM
2 9 (6.38%) Red Hat Satellite
2 9 (6.38%) ZABBIX
3 5 (3.55%) SCOM
4 2 (1.42%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.42%) SCSM
4 2 (1.42%) WSUS
5 1 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 41 (29.08%) VMware
3 20 (14.18%) Citrix
4 13 (9.22%) Oracle
4 13 (9.22%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.38%) HP
6 8 (5.67%) Lotus
7 7 (4.96%) Cisco
7 7 (4.96%) NetApp
8 6 (4.26%) Intel
9 5 (3.55%) AppSense
9 5 (3.55%) IronPort
9 5 (3.55%) RightFax
10 4 (2.84%) IBM
10 4 (2.84%) SAP
10 4 (2.84%) Wyse
11 3 (2.13%) Apple
11 3 (2.13%) CommVault
11 3 (2.13%) Sophos
12 2 (1.42%) Intel Security
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