Period
to 24 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 30 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -21
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 176 192 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.24% 5.86% 4.59%
As % of the System Software category 37.21% 43.05% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 116 66
Manchester median daily rate £300 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £119 £106 £104
90th Percentile £475 £475 £528
North West median daily rate £313 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.67% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 25
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £17.61 £30.46 £21.41
North West median hourly rate £15.68 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.53% +7.14% +3.70%

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 473 446 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.77% 13.60% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 304 156
Manchester median daily rate £439 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.69% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £155 £114
90th Percentile £600 £592 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 26
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £17.54 £30.41 £20.76
North West median hourly rate £15.68 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.53% +7.14% +3.70%

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 August 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 August 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
Stockport +14 9 £225 +40.63% 13
Rochdale -1 5 - - 1
Bolton -6 5 £123 -70.83% 2
Altrincham +4 3 £400 - 2
Salford -5 1 £350 +14.29% 5
Oldham - 1 - - 2
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 133 (75.57%) Windows
2 83 (47.16%) Microsoft
3 61 (34.66%) Office 365
4 55 (31.25%) Azure
5 49 (27.84%) Windows Server
6 41 (23.30%) Windows 10
7 37 (21.02%) DNS
7 37 (21.02%) ITIL
8 36 (20.45%) VMware
9 33 (18.75%) SCCM
10 32 (18.18%) Windows 7
10 32 (18.18%) Citrix
11 31 (17.61%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 27 (15.34%) DHCP
14 25 (14.20%) Migration
15 24 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
16 22 (12.50%) SQL
17 19 (10.80%) MS Exchange
17 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (9.66%) SharePoint
18 17 (9.66%) LAN
18 17 (9.66%) SQL Server
19 16 (9.09%) SLA
19 16 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
20 15 (8.52%) PowerShell
20 15 (8.52%) Cisco
20 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
20 15 (8.52%) WAN

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 19 (10.80%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.66%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.82%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.98%) IIS
5 5 (2.84%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.14%) WordPress
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (34.66%) Office 365
2 55 (31.25%) Azure
3 31 (17.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (6.82%) AWS
4 12 (6.82%) Power Platform
5 8 (4.55%) Serverless
6 7 (3.98%) Azure Functions
7 4 (2.27%) IaaS
7 4 (2.27%) PaaS
8 3 (1.70%) G Suite
8 3 (1.70%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.70%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.14%) GCP
9 2 (1.14%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.14%) Route 53
9 2 (1.14%) SaaS
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (21.02%) DNS
2 27 (15.34%) DHCP
3 17 (9.66%) LAN
4 15 (8.52%) WAN
5 14 (7.95%) VPN
6 13 (7.39%) Firewall
7 12 (6.82%) Skype
7 12 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (5.11%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.11%) VoIP
9 6 (3.41%) Network Security
10 4 (2.27%) IPsec
10 4 (2.27%) NAS
10 4 (2.27%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.27%) VSAN
11 3 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.70%) SMS
11 3 (1.70%) SSL
11 3 (1.70%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.68%) Power BI
3 7 (3.98%) MS Access
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
5 1 (0.57%) IDOL
5 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.14%) Hudson
2 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.57%) eggPlant
3 1 (0.57%) GitLab
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (7.39%) Finance
2 11 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.41%) Law
3 6 (3.41%) Legal
4 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.27%) Advertising
6 3 (1.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.57%) Local Government
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (13.07%) Analyst
3 17 (9.66%) Consultant
4 12 (6.82%) Desktop Support
4 12 (6.82%) IT Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 10 (5.68%) IT Support
6 10 (5.68%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (4.55%) Architect
8 8 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Developer
8 8 (4.55%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.98%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (3.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (3.98%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.82%) .NET
2 7 (3.98%) ADO
3 5 (2.84%) Web Services
4 2 (1.14%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.14%) CSS
4 2 (1.14%) GraphQL
4 2 (1.14%) HTML
4 2 (1.14%) jQuery
4 2 (1.14%) JSON
4 2 (1.14%) RESTful
5 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.57%) SAML
5 1 (0.57%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.57%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.98%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.84%) NHS
4 5 (2.84%) PKI
5 4 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.27%) Smartcard
5 4 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.70%) iPad
6 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.14%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.14%) Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.14%) Life Science
7 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) Replication
7 2 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 133 (75.57%) Windows
2 49 (27.84%) Windows Server
3 41 (23.30%) Windows 10
4 32 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (7.39%) Android
7 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.41%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.41%) Linux
10 4 (2.27%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.70%) Unix
11 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.57%) CentOS
13 1 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.02%) ITIL
2 28 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (14.20%) Migration
4 14 (7.95%) DevOps
5 13 (7.39%) Service Management
6 12 (6.82%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.11%) CRM
8 9 (5.11%) Project Delivery
9 8 (4.55%) Microservices
9 8 (4.55%) Project Management
10 7 (3.98%) Change Management
10 7 (3.98%) Information Security
10 7 (3.98%) Network Design
10 7 (3.98%) Patch Management
10 7 (3.98%) Security Operations
11 6 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (3.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.50%) SQL
2 15 (8.52%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.11%) C#
4 5 (2.84%) VB
4 5 (2.84%) VBScript
5 4 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.27%) Python
5 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.14%) Java
7 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.39%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.98%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.41%) MCSE
6 5 (2.84%) CCNA
6 5 (2.84%) CCNP
7 4 (2.27%) Degree
8 3 (1.70%) CISSP
8 3 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.14%) CCA
9 2 (1.14%) CCENT
9 2 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.14%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.14%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.14%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.14%) MCP
9 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.57%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.09%) SLA
2 3 (1.70%) PMO
3 2 (1.14%) PA-DSS
3 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 10 (5.68%) vSphere
4 8 (4.55%) Docker
5 6 (3.41%) XenApp
6 5 (2.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (2.27%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.27%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.70%) RACF
8 3 (1.70%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.14%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.14%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.57%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (18.75%) SCCM
2 16 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (5.68%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.27%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.27%) PaperCut
6 3 (1.70%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.70%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.70%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.70%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.14%) Kibana
7 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) Puppet
7 2 (1.14%) SCOM
7 2 (1.14%) WSUS
8 1 (0.57%) Packer
8 1 (0.57%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (47.16%) Microsoft
2 36 (20.45%) VMware
3 32 (18.18%) Citrix
4 15 (8.52%) Cisco
5 8 (4.55%) CA
6 6 (3.41%) Symantec
7 5 (2.84%) Lotus
7 5 (2.84%) NetApp
7 5 (2.84%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.27%) Apple
8 4 (2.27%) Avaya
8 4 (2.27%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.27%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.27%) F5
8 4 (2.27%) Juniper
8 4 (2.27%) Oracle
8 4 (2.27%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.70%) Google
9 3 (1.70%) SAP
9 3 (1.70%) Sony