Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 34 40
Rank change year-on-year +24 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 146 140 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 9.86% 5.20% 4.85%
As % of the System Software category 47.10% 34.74% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 80 89
Median daily rate £425 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -10.71% +33.33%
10th Percentile £128 £140 £106
90th Percentile £543 £488 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £320 £338
% change year-on-year +17.19% -5.19% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.43 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.91% -4.60% -0.82%
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.48 £17.62 £30.61
North West median hourly rate £17.38 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.80% -1.67% -

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 310 403 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.95% 14.97% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 266 235
Median daily rate £425 £475 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +17.28% +15.71%
10th Percentile £164 £209 £157
90th Percentile £550 £613 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 37
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.43 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.98% -5.38% +4.27%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.67 £11.30
90th Percentile £25.29 £17.63 £31.06
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.95% -1.67% -

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester.

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 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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
Altrincham +8 7 £245 +8.89% 1
Stockport 0 7 £150 -27.27%
Salford - 5 - -
Rochdale +2 3 £155 -30.73%
Bolton -1 2 - -
Cheadle -4 1 £115 -17.86%
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £130 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 104 (71.23%) Windows
2 75 (51.37%) Microsoft
3 58 (39.73%) Azure
4 51 (34.93%) Windows Server
5 48 (32.88%) Office 365
6 46 (31.51%) Windows 10
7 36 (24.66%) ITIL
8 30 (20.55%) VMware
9 26 (17.81%) Firewall
9 26 (17.81%) DNS
10 24 (16.44%) Citrix
10 24 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
10 24 (16.44%) SCCM
11 23 (15.75%) VPN
11 23 (15.75%) Identity Management
11 23 (15.75%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (14.38%) DevOps
12 21 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 20 (13.70%) Migration
13 20 (13.70%) Cisco
13 20 (13.70%) SQL
13 20 (13.70%) Oracle
13 20 (13.70%) PowerShell
13 20 (13.70%) Windows 7
14 18 (12.33%) DHCP
15 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
15 17 (11.64%) Data Centre
16 15 (10.27%) Service Management
16 15 (10.27%) AWS

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 14 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.42%) IIS
3 5 (3.42%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.74%) WordPress
5 3 (2.05%) Apache
5 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.37%) Documentum
6 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (39.73%) Azure
2 48 (32.88%) Office 365
3 23 (15.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (10.27%) AWS
5 14 (9.59%) PaaS
6 12 (8.22%) IaaS
7 11 (7.53%) SaaS
8 6 (4.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (2.74%) OneDrive
10 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.68%) Apigee
12 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.68%) GitHub
12 1 (0.68%) Kong
12 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.81%) DNS
1 26 (17.81%) Firewall
2 23 (15.75%) VPN
3 18 (12.33%) DHCP
4 12 (8.22%) Network Security
4 12 (8.22%) WAN
5 9 (6.16%) MPLS
6 8 (5.48%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.79%) Internet
7 7 (4.79%) LAN
7 7 (4.79%) NetScaler
7 7 (4.79%) SSL
8 6 (4.11%) Skype
9 4 (2.74%) SAN
10 3 (2.05%) X.509
11 2 (1.37%) BGP
11 2 (1.37%) OSPF
11 2 (1.37%) PBX
11 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.37%) MySQL
4 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.37%) GitLab
2 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.37%) Subversion
2 2 (1.37%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.68%) Hudson
3 1 (0.68%) MSI
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (8.22%) Finance
2 9 (6.16%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.79%) Banking
4 6 (4.11%) Retail
5 5 (3.42%) Legal
6 2 (1.37%) Advertising
6 2 (1.37%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (14.38%) Analyst
2 20 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (12.33%) Consultant
4 15 (10.27%) Security Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Support Engineer
6 12 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.16%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (6.16%) Network Engineer
8 9 (6.16%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (6.16%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (5.48%) Architect
9 8 (5.48%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.48%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 7 (4.79%) Oracle Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (4.11%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) LDAP
2 4 (2.74%) .NET
3 3 (2.05%) RESTful
3 3 (2.05%) SAML
4 2 (1.37%) J2EE
4 2 (1.37%) JSP
4 2 (1.37%) Servlets
4 2 (1.37%) SOAP
4 2 (1.37%) Web Services
4 2 (1.37%) XML
4 2 (1.37%) XSLT
5 1 (0.68%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) Kafka
5 1 (0.68%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.11%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.37%) Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) NHS
6 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 104 (71.23%) Windows
2 51 (34.93%) Windows Server
3 46 (31.51%) Windows 10
4 20 (13.70%) Windows 7
5 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (9.59%) Linux
7 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (3.42%) Android
11 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.37%) Unix
13 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.66%) ITIL
2 23 (15.75%) Identity Management
3 21 (14.38%) DevOps
3 21 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (13.70%) Migration
5 15 (10.27%) Service Management
6 14 (9.59%) SIEM
7 13 (8.90%) Load Balancing
8 12 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (8.22%) Network Design
8 12 (8.22%) Problem Management
9 11 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (6.16%) B2C
11 8 (5.48%) Information Security
11 8 (5.48%) Storage Management
12 7 (4.79%) Change Management
12 7 (4.79%) Infrastructure as Code
13 6 (4.11%) Open Source
13 6 (4.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.70%) PowerShell
1 20 (13.70%) SQL
2 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.05%) C#
2 3 (2.05%) Python
3 2 (1.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.42%) CCNA
2 5 (3.42%) CCNP
2 5 (3.42%) CISSP
3 4 (2.74%) DBS Check
3 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.74%) JNCIA
3 4 (2.74%) JNCIP
3 4 (2.74%) JNCIS
3 4 (2.74%) MCSE
4 3 (2.05%) MCP
5 2 (1.37%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.68%) CCA
6 1 (0.68%) CCDP
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) QA
2 8 (5.48%) SLA
3 7 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.74%) BS7799
System Software
1 14 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.79%) XenDesktop
3 6 (4.11%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 5 (3.42%) XenApp
5 4 (2.74%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.05%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.05%) Firmware
7 2 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (16.44%) SCCM
2 13 (8.90%) SCOM
3 7 (4.79%) Ansible
3 7 (4.79%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (4.79%) Terraform
4 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.42%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.74%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (2.05%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (1.37%) Puppet
7 2 (1.37%) WSUS
7 2 (1.37%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (51.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (20.55%) VMware
3 24 (16.44%) Citrix
4 20 (13.70%) Cisco
4 20 (13.70%) Oracle
5 11 (7.53%) NetApp
6 10 (6.85%) Palo Alto
7 7 (4.79%) HP
7 7 (4.79%) Siebel
7 7 (4.79%) Sitecore
8 6 (4.11%) Apple
8 6 (4.11%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.11%) F5
8 6 (4.11%) Juniper
8 6 (4.11%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.74%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.74%) Okta
9 4 (2.74%) Symantec
9 4 (2.74%) Zscaler
10 3 (2.05%) SolarWinds