Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 37 27
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 222 147 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.98% 5.04% 5.96%
As % of the System Software category 43.44% 44.68% 53.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 74 112
Manchester median daily rate £294 £273 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.80% -9.92% +14.69%
10th Percentile £113 £113 £113
90th Percentile £488 £516 £456
North West median daily rate £300 £278 £313
% change year-on-year +8.11% -11.20% +9.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 25
Manchester median hourly rate £14.89 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.40% +25.93% -
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.65
90th Percentile £22.33 £27.01 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.69 £14.86
% change year-on-year +5.16% +5.59% +3.03%

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 511 329 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.06% 11.27% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 206 227
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £135 £137
90th Percentile £650 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 27
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.93% -
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.69 £10.40
90th Percentile £22.39 £35.00 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% +9.53% +3.45%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 +1 19 £176 +13.71% 3
Bolton +11 10 £300 -25.00% 6
Stockport 0 5 £160 +1.59% 8
Rochdale -1 4 £325 - 1
Altrincham -1 1 £138 -50.00%
Cheadle - 1 £140 - 5
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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.

1 166 (74.77%) Windows
2 122 (54.95%) Microsoft
3 85 (38.29%) Office 365
4 66 (29.73%) Windows 10
5 63 (28.38%) VMware
6 62 (27.93%) Windows Server
7 58 (26.13%) ITIL
8 53 (23.87%) Windows 7
9 51 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
10 45 (20.27%) Citrix
10 45 (20.27%) PowerShell
11 42 (18.92%) DNS
12 41 (18.47%) SCCM
13 40 (18.02%) MS Exchange
14 37 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
15 33 (14.86%) Migration
16 31 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
17 30 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
18 29 (13.06%) MCSE
18 29 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
19 25 (11.26%) SQL
20 23 (10.36%) VPN
20 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 22 (9.91%) Azure Active Directory
22 21 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
22 21 (9.46%) DHCP
22 21 (9.46%) LAN
23 20 (9.01%) Cisco
23 20 (9.01%) MCSA
24 19 (8.56%) Hyper-V

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 40 (18.02%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.21%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.60%) IIS
5 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.90%) nginx
8 1 (0.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Eikon
2 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 85 (38.29%) Office 365
2 51 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (9.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (4.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.80%) IaaS
7 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.35%) Azure Functions
7 3 (1.35%) PaaS
7 3 (1.35%) Serverless
7 3 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.90%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.45%) SaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.92%) DNS
2 23 (10.36%) VPN
3 21 (9.46%) DHCP
3 21 (9.46%) LAN
4 16 (7.21%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.76%) WAN
6 14 (6.31%) Firewall
7 13 (5.86%) Skype
8 11 (4.95%) SAN
9 6 (2.70%) NAS
9 6 (2.70%) Wireless
10 5 (2.25%) Internet
11 4 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.80%) SMTP
11 4 (1.80%) SSL
11 4 (1.80%) VoIP
12 3 (1.35%) FTP
12 3 (1.35%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.35%) MPLS
13 2 (0.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.35%) Power BI
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.45%) MS Access
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (3.60%) MSI
3 3 (1.35%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (4.95%) Finance
2 7 (3.15%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.25%) Banking
4 4 (1.80%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.80%) Front Office
5 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.35%) Law
5 3 (1.35%) Retail
6 2 (0.90%) Danish Language
6 2 (0.90%) French Language
6 2 (0.90%) German Language
6 2 (0.90%) Hungarian Language
6 2 (0.90%) Latvian Language
6 2 (0.90%) Norwegian Language
6 2 (0.90%) Swedish Language
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (20.72%) Analyst
2 30 (13.51%) Service Analyst
2 30 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (9.46%) Support Engineer
4 20 (9.01%) 1st Line Support
5 18 (8.11%) IT Support
6 16 (7.21%) Consultant
7 15 (6.76%) Technical Engineer
8 14 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (5.86%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.95%) Active Directory Engineer
10 11 (4.95%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (4.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (4.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 10 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.50%) Active Directory Support
12 9 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (4.05%) Architect
12 9 (4.05%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.60%) .NET
2 2 (0.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.90%) Middleware
2 2 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.45%) ADO
3 1 (0.45%) CSS
3 1 (0.45%) HTML
3 1 (0.45%) jQuery
3 1 (0.45%) LAMP
3 1 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.45%) REST
3 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.76%) Data Centre
1 15 (6.76%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.15%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (3.15%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.25%) YubiKey
5 4 (1.80%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.35%) Equities
6 3 (1.35%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.35%) Replication
7 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.45%) CMDB
8 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.45%) Life Science
8 1 (0.45%) RIA
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 166 (74.77%) Windows
2 66 (29.73%) Windows 10
3 62 (27.93%) Windows Server
4 53 (23.87%) Windows 7
5 31 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (7.21%) Linux
8 10 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.05%) Android
10 8 (3.60%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.70%) CentOS
11 6 (2.70%) VMS
12 5 (2.25%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.25%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.45%) Debian
13 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.45%) Unix
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.13%) ITIL
2 33 (14.86%) Migration
3 29 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (6.76%) Service Delivery
6 13 (5.86%) Change Control
7 12 (5.41%) Service Management
8 9 (4.05%) Informatics
9 8 (3.60%) Data Protection
9 8 (3.60%) DevOps
9 8 (3.60%) Information Security
9 8 (3.60%) ITSM
10 7 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.15%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.70%) Change Management
11 6 (2.70%) Incident Management
12 5 (2.25%) Break/Fix
12 5 (2.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 5 (2.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.27%) PowerShell
2 25 (11.26%) SQL
3 9 (4.05%) VB
4 5 (2.25%) VBScript
5 3 (1.35%) C#
6 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.90%) Python
6 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.45%) C
7 1 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (13.06%) MCSE
3 20 (9.01%) MCSA
4 12 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (4.95%) Degree
6 8 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.60%) MCP
7 6 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.70%) MCTS
8 4 (1.80%) CCNP
8 4 (1.80%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.80%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.35%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.90%) CCNA
10 2 (0.90%) HP APS
10 2 (0.90%) MCITP
10 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.45%) CISM
11 1 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) SLA
2 4 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.56%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.95%) vSphere
4 9 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.25%) BitLocker
6 5 (2.25%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.25%) XenApp
7 4 (1.80%) Docker
7 4 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.90%) NFS
9 2 (0.90%) Xen
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.45%) Samba
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (18.47%) SCCM
2 6 (2.70%) OpenView
3 5 (2.25%) WSUS
4 4 (1.80%) Ansible
4 4 (1.80%) OVSD
4 4 (1.80%) Puppet
4 4 (1.80%) SCOM
4 4 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.80%) Terraform
5 3 (1.35%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.90%) Packer
6 2 (0.90%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 122 (54.95%) Microsoft
2 63 (28.38%) VMware
3 45 (20.27%) Citrix
4 20 (9.01%) Cisco
5 13 (5.86%) Google
5 13 (5.86%) HP
6 10 (4.50%) Meraki
6 10 (4.50%) Veeam
7 9 (4.05%) Apple
8 7 (3.15%) Avaya
9 6 (2.70%) Remedy
9 6 (2.70%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.25%) Altiris
10 5 (2.25%) McAfee
10 5 (2.25%) Oracle
10 5 (2.25%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.80%) IronPort
11 4 (1.80%) Reuters
11 4 (1.80%) Speakerbus
11 4 (1.80%) Wallstreet Suite