Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 41 41
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 142 141 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.01% 4.70% 3.94%
As % of the System Software category 34.80% 41.23% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 76 62
Manchester median daily rate £300 £338 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +14.89% +3.07%
10th Percentile £133 £116 £113
90th Percentile £481 £475 £444
North West median daily rate £318 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -3.79% +1.54% -11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 14
Manchester median hourly rate £14.43 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.55% +22.22% -6.90%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £19.60 £30.61 £18.23
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%

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 408 342 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.40% 11.39% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 224 155
Manchester median daily rate £475 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £200 £154 £156
90th Percentile £619 £575 £525
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 15
Manchester median hourly rate £14.43 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.55% +22.22% -3.57%
10th Percentile £12.84 £11.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £21.13 £30.95 £18.90
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.76% -1.56%

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 24 April 2019.

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
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 24 April 2019. 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
Rochdale +6 5 £224 - 1
Stockport +4 5 £174 -30.50% 3
Altrincham -4 4 £138 -
Salford -15 4 - -
Bolton -1 3 £345 -23.33% 1
Cheadle - 1 £140 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 98 (69.01%) Windows
2 69 (48.59%) Microsoft
3 52 (36.62%) Office 365
4 43 (30.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (28.87%) Windows 10
6 40 (28.17%) Windows Server
7 35 (24.65%) VMware
8 29 (20.42%) ITIL
8 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
9 27 (19.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (19.01%) SQL
10 24 (16.90%) Citrix
11 23 (16.20%) SQL Server
12 22 (15.49%) MS Exchange
13 21 (14.79%) Microsoft Office
14 19 (13.38%) SCCM
15 18 (12.68%) CRM
15 18 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (11.97%) DNS
16 17 (11.97%) .NET
16 17 (11.97%) PowerShell
16 17 (11.97%) Dynamics CRM
17 15 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (10.56%) Migration
17 15 (10.56%) Finance
17 15 (10.56%) C#
17 15 (10.56%) Docker
17 15 (10.56%) Microservices
17 15 (10.56%) Kubernetes
17 15 (10.56%) Power BI

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 22 (15.49%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.63%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.11%) IIS
6 2 (1.41%) Apache
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (14.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (11.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.82%) Eikon
3 2 (1.41%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 52 (36.62%) Office 365
2 43 (30.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (19.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (9.86%) Azure Functions
4 14 (9.86%) Serverless
5 11 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (4.23%) IaaS
6 6 (4.23%) PaaS
7 4 (2.82%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.41%) SaaS
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.70%) Route 53
10 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.97%) DNS
2 11 (7.75%) DHCP
2 11 (7.75%) LAN
2 11 (7.75%) Skype
3 6 (4.23%) Firewall
3 6 (4.23%) SAN
3 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.23%) VPN
4 5 (3.52%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (3.52%) WAN
5 2 (1.41%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.70%) HTTP
6 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.70%) MPLS
6 1 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.70%) SMS
6 1 (0.70%) SNMP
6 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.70%) VoIP
6 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.56%) Power BI
3 3 (2.11%) DB2
3 3 (2.11%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.41%) IDOL
4 2 (1.41%) MySQL
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.86%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.41%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.41%) MSI
2 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.70%) eggPlant
3 1 (0.70%) GitLab
3 1 (0.70%) Hudson
3 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.70%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (10.56%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Banking
2 6 (4.23%) Retail
3 4 (2.82%) Front Office
3 4 (2.82%) Law
4 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Advertising
5 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (10.56%) Analyst
2 13 (9.15%) Support Engineer
3 11 (7.75%) Architect
3 11 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (7.04%) Consultant
5 9 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (6.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (6.34%) Developer
5 9 (6.34%) Office 365 Engineer
5 9 (6.34%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.93%) Active Directory Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.93%) IT Support
8 6 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.23%) Azure Consultant
8 6 (4.23%) Azure Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.97%) .NET
2 10 (7.04%) ADO
3 2 (1.41%) .NET Core
3 2 (1.41%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.70%) GraphQL
4 1 (0.70%) REST
4 1 (0.70%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.23%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.52%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.82%) Clustering
4 4 (2.82%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.11%) Equities
5 3 (2.11%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.11%) Replication
6 2 (1.41%) PKI
6 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.41%) User Experience
7 1 (0.70%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
7 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (69.01%) Windows
2 41 (28.87%) Windows 10
3 40 (28.17%) Windows Server
4 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
5 12 (8.45%) Linux
5 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (7.04%) Android
8 6 (4.23%) Unix
8 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.52%) CentOS
10 4 (2.82%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.11%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.41%) HPUX
12 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.41%) Solaris
12 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.42%) ITIL
2 18 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (12.68%) CRM
3 15 (10.56%) Microservices
3 15 (10.56%) Migration
4 13 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (8.45%) Information Security
6 11 (7.75%) DevOps
7 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (7.04%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.23%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.52%) Break/Fix
9 5 (3.52%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.52%) Service Management
10 4 (2.82%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.82%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.82%) High Availability
11 3 (2.11%) Document Management
11 3 (2.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.01%) SQL
2 17 (11.97%) PowerShell
3 15 (10.56%) C#
4 6 (4.23%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.82%) Python
5 4 (2.82%) VB
6 3 (2.11%) VBScript
7 2 (1.41%) Java
7 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.41%) PHP
7 2 (1.41%) VBA
8 1 (0.70%) C
8 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.04%) MCSE
3 7 (4.93%) MCSA
4 5 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.52%) MCP
5 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.82%) Degree
5 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.82%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.11%) CCNA
6 3 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.11%) MCITP
6 3 (2.11%) MCTS
7 2 (1.41%) CISM
7 2 (1.41%) CISSP
7 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.70%) CCDP
8 1 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) GDPR
2 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) PA-DSS
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (10.56%) Docker
1 15 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.75%) vSphere
3 6 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.82%) BitLocker
4 4 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.11%) NFS
5 3 (2.11%) RACF
6 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.70%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (13.38%) SCCM
2 15 (10.56%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.11%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.11%) Grafana
4 3 (2.11%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (2.11%) PaperCut
4 3 (2.11%) Puppet
4 3 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.11%) WSUS
5 2 (1.41%) Hyperic
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.41%) Nagios
5 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.41%) Terraform
5 2 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.41%) vRealize
6 1 (0.70%) Ansible
6 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 69 (48.59%) Microsoft
2 35 (24.65%) VMware
3 24 (16.90%) Citrix
4 12 (8.45%) Cisco
5 8 (5.63%) Oracle
6 7 (4.93%) HP
7 6 (4.23%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.23%) Veeam
8 5 (3.52%) Google
8 5 (3.52%) Meraki
9 4 (2.82%) Avaya
9 4 (2.82%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.82%) FactSet
9 4 (2.82%) IBM
9 4 (2.82%) IronPort
9 4 (2.82%) NetApp
9 4 (2.82%) Reuters
9 4 (2.82%) Speakerbus
9 4 (2.82%) Symantec
9 4 (2.82%) Wallstreet Suite