Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 26 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 157 227 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.35% 6.36% 5.24%
As % of the System Software category 48.16% 57.47% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 131 102
Manchester median daily rate £200 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +13.04% +2.68%
10th Percentile £109 £113 £119
90th Percentile £519 £480 £425
North West median daily rate £280 £335 £295
% change year-on-year -16.42% +13.56% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 39
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.78 £9.35 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.75 £20.63 £20.55
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £14.29 £14.50
% change year-on-year -0.28% -1.45% -3.33%

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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 326 395 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.10% 11.07% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 236 205
Manchester median daily rate £400 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% +11.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £119 £139 £157
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 39
Manchester median hourly rate £16.60 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.69% -3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £9.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.20 £20.73 £20.55
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Salford +15 15 £155 - 4
Stockport +3 9 £158 -84.25% 3
Rochdale - 4 - - 4
Altrincham - 4 £275 - 1
Bolton -2 3 £400 +73.91% 1
Wigan - 3 £140 -
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 123 (78.34%) Windows
2 83 (52.87%) Microsoft
3 66 (42.04%) Windows Server
4 54 (34.39%) ITIL
5 51 (32.48%) DNS
6 42 (26.75%) DHCP
6 42 (26.75%) Windows 7
6 42 (26.75%) Office 365
7 39 (24.84%) MS Exchange
7 39 (24.84%) VMware
8 30 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
8 30 (19.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (17.83%) Windows 10
9 28 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 28 (17.83%) Citrix
10 25 (15.92%) SCCM
11 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (13.38%) Service Management
12 21 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 20 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (11.46%) Cisco
15 17 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
16 16 (10.19%) Windows 8
16 16 (10.19%) Finance
16 16 (10.19%) TCP/IP
17 14 (8.92%) SQL Server
17 14 (8.92%) LAN
18 13 (8.28%) MCP
18 13 (8.28%) VPN

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 39 (24.84%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.01%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.73%) Skype for Business
5 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.27%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.64%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.64%) JBoss
9 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (26.75%) Office 365
2 28 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
5 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (32.48%) DNS
2 42 (26.75%) DHCP
3 16 (10.19%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.92%) LAN
5 13 (8.28%) Network Security
5 13 (8.28%) VPN
6 12 (7.64%) VoIP
6 12 (7.64%) WAN
7 11 (7.01%) Firewall
7 11 (7.01%) Skype
7 11 (7.01%) VLAN
7 11 (7.01%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (4.46%) Junos
8 7 (4.46%) MPLS
9 5 (3.18%) NAS
10 3 (1.91%) ISDN
10 3 (1.91%) LDAP
10 3 (1.91%) PPTP
10 3 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.91%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.55%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.91%) MorphX
2 3 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (10.19%) Finance
2 9 (5.73%) Retail
3 6 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.18%) Publishing
4 5 (3.18%) Retail Finance
5 4 (2.55%) Law
6 3 (1.91%) Banking
6 3 (1.91%) Legal
6 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.27%) Back Office
7 2 (1.27%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (24.84%) Analyst
2 23 (14.65%) Desktop Support
3 20 (12.74%) Support Analyst
4 19 (12.10%) Service Analyst
5 17 (10.83%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (9.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (8.92%) Support Engineer
8 13 (8.28%) Consultant
8 13 (8.28%) IT Support
9 12 (7.64%) Active Directory Support
10 11 (7.01%) IT Analyst
11 10 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (6.37%) Architect
11 10 (6.37%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (5.10%) Server Support
13 7 (4.46%) Desktop Analyst
13 7 (4.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 7 (4.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (4.46%) Exchange Support
13 7 (4.46%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.82%) Web Services
2 4 (2.55%) .NET
3 1 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.64%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.64%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.10%) iPhone
4 7 (4.46%) PKI
5 6 (3.82%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.18%) iPad
6 5 (3.18%) Replication
7 4 (2.55%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.91%) NHS
8 3 (1.91%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.91%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.27%) CMDB
9 2 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.64%) BYOD
10 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 123 (78.34%) Windows
2 66 (42.04%) Windows Server
3 42 (26.75%) Windows 7
4 30 (19.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (17.83%) Windows 10
6 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (10.19%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.10%) Android
8 8 (5.10%) Apple iOS
8 8 (5.10%) Linux
8 8 (5.10%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.18%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.55%) SUSE
10 4 (2.55%) Unix
10 4 (2.55%) zOS
11 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.39%) ITIL
2 21 (13.38%) Service Management
3 17 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (5.73%) Identity Access Management
4 9 (5.73%) Migration
5 8 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.10%) SIEM
6 7 (4.46%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.46%) Network Management
6 7 (4.46%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.82%) Break/Fix
7 6 (3.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.82%) DevOps
7 6 (3.82%) Identity Management
7 6 (3.82%) ITIL V3
7 6 (3.82%) Project Management
8 5 (3.18%) Email Filtering
8 5 (3.18%) Runbook
8 5 (3.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.01%) SQL
2 10 (6.37%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.91%) X++
4 2 (1.27%) C
4 2 (1.27%) Perl
4 2 (1.27%) PHP
4 2 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.64%) VB
5 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.28%) MCP
3 11 (7.01%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.73%) MCSE
4 9 (5.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.18%) CCNA
5 5 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.18%) MCITP
5 5 (3.18%) MCSA
6 4 (2.55%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.91%) CISSP
8 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.64%) CISM
9 1 (0.64%) Degree
9 1 (0.64%) ECDL
9 1 (0.64%) MCSD
9 1 (0.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.28%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.27%) PMO
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.01%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.18%) ProxySG
3 5 (3.18%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (3.18%) XenApp
3 5 (3.18%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.64%) Xen
7 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (15.92%) SCCM
2 7 (4.46%) WSUS
3 6 (3.82%) Puppet
3 6 (3.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.91%) SCOM
6 2 (1.27%) Cacti
6 2 (1.27%) Nagios
6 2 (1.27%) OpenNMS
6 2 (1.27%) RANCID
6 2 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.64%) PowerBroker
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 83 (52.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (24.84%) VMware
3 28 (17.83%) Citrix
4 18 (11.46%) Cisco
5 12 (7.64%) Apple
6 8 (5.10%) Juniper
7 6 (3.82%) Adobe
8 5 (3.18%) Blue Coat
8 5 (3.18%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.18%) Dell
8 5 (3.18%) IronPort
8 5 (3.18%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.55%) Lumension
9 4 (2.55%) McAfee
9 4 (2.55%) MobileIron
9 4 (2.55%) Remedy
9 4 (2.55%) SendGrid
9 4 (2.55%) Sitecore
9 4 (2.55%) Synology
9 4 (2.55%) Veeam