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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 20 15
Rank change year-on-year -15 -5  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 58 119 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.15% 6.73% 7.83%
As % of the System Software category 46.77% 60.41% 57.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 58 63
Median daily rate £263 £350 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £185 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 23
Median hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £9.59 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.85 £16.13 £19.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 124 197 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.88% 11.15% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 102 112
Median daily rate £440 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 25
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.59 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £16.13 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Stockport +7 4 - - 5
Salford +5 1 - - 1
Oldham -1 1 £175 - 1
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 88 (73.95%) Windows
2 64 (53.78%) Microsoft
3 53 (44.54%) Windows Server
4 40 (33.61%) DNS
4 40 (33.61%) Office 365
5 37 (31.09%) MS Exchange
6 32 (26.89%) VMware
7 30 (25.21%) Windows 7
8 29 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (24.37%) Microsoft Office
9 28 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 26 (21.85%) DHCP
11 25 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (19.33%) ITIL
13 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (13.45%) Data Centre
16 15 (12.61%) Windows 10
17 14 (11.76%) SQL
17 14 (11.76%) Windows 8
18 13 (10.92%) Citrix
19 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (10.08%) Finance
20 11 (9.24%) Migration
20 11 (9.24%) MCP
20 11 (9.24%) Windows XP
20 11 (9.24%) SCCM
20 11 (9.24%) Cybersecurity
20 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
21 10 (8.40%) PowerShell

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 37 (31.09%) MS Exchange
2 28 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.72%) IBM Notes
5 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.36%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.52%) Confluence
9 2 (1.68%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (24.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.68%) SPSS
3 1 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (33.61%) Office 365
2 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.84%) IaaS
4 1 (0.84%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 40 (33.61%) DNS
2 26 (21.85%) DHCP
3 10 (8.40%) LAN
3 10 (8.40%) VPN
4 8 (6.72%) VoIP
4 8 (6.72%) WAN
5 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.20%) Firewall
6 5 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.52%) NAS
7 3 (2.52%) Network Security
7 3 (2.52%) PPTP
7 3 (2.52%) Skype
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.68%) LDAP
8 2 (1.68%) SAN
9 1 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.84%) Internet
9 1 (0.84%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.68%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.68%) KNIME
3 2 (1.68%) Power BI
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) JIRA
General
1 12 (10.08%) Finance
2 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.52%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Games
4 2 (1.68%) Law
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Billing
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (22.69%) Analyst
2 17 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (10.08%) Support Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) IT Support
5 10 (8.40%) Active Directory Support
6 9 (7.56%) Architect
6 9 (7.56%) Consultant
6 9 (7.56%) Desktop Support
6 9 (7.56%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (5.04%) Server Support
9 6 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Windows Server Support
10 5 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.84%) .NET
1 1 (0.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.20%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.36%) iPad
5 4 (3.36%) iPhone
6 3 (2.52%) Life Science
6 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.52%) Replication
6 3 (2.52%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.84%) Clustering
8 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.84%) NHS
8 1 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 88 (73.95%) Windows
2 53 (44.54%) Windows Server
3 30 (25.21%) Windows 7
4 29 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (12.61%) Windows 10
7 14 (11.76%) Windows 8
8 11 (9.24%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.52%) zOS
10 2 (1.68%) Linux
10 2 (1.68%) Unix
10 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.33%) ITIL
2 11 (9.24%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (9.24%) Migration
3 8 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (6.72%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (5.88%) Password Management
5 4 (3.36%) ITIL V3
5 4 (3.36%) Project Management
5 4 (3.36%) Service Management
5 4 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.36%) Time Management
6 3 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.52%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.52%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (2.52%) ITSM
6 3 (2.52%) Security Patching
7 2 (1.68%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.68%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.68%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.76%) SQL
2 10 (8.40%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.68%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.24%) MCP
3 7 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.36%) MCITP
5 4 (3.36%) MCSE
6 3 (2.52%) CCNA
6 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.52%) MCTS
7 1 (0.84%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.84%) CCSP
7 1 (0.84%) CISM
7 1 (0.84%) CISSP
7 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.84%) MCSA
7 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.36%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.52%) vSphere
4 3 (2.52%) XenApp
5 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) SCCM
2 3 (2.52%) SCOM
2 3 (2.52%) WSUS
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 64 (53.78%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.89%) VMware
3 13 (10.92%) Citrix
4 8 (6.72%) Lotus
5 7 (5.88%) HP
6 6 (5.04%) Adobe
7 5 (4.20%) Cisco
7 5 (4.20%) Intel
7 5 (4.20%) IronPort
7 5 (4.20%) RightFax
8 4 (3.36%) Apple
8 4 (3.36%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.36%) Dell
8 4 (3.36%) Synology
8 4 (3.36%) Veeam
9 3 (2.52%) Avaya
9 3 (2.52%) CommVault
9 3 (2.52%) IBM
9 3 (2.52%) NetApp
9 3 (2.52%) Remedy
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