The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 20 54 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.24% 10.82% 10.74%
As % of the System Software category 42.55% 71.05% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 35 6
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£240 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £211 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.80 £16.20 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Active Directory
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
47 76 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.30% 15.23% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 14
Average daily rate £275 £263 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.15 £23.65 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Lancashire region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Lancashire region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -11 10 £235 -2.31% 1
Lytham St Annes +2 2 £350 +24.44%
Preston -1 2 - -
Blackburn +1 1 - -
Chorley - 1 £203 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 41 (80.39%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 22 (43.14%) Citrix
4 20 (39.22%) VMware
5 18 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (29.41%) NHS
8 14 (27.45%) PowerShell
9 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
9 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (23.53%) ITIL
10 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (19.61%) SQL
11 10 (19.61%) MS Exchange
11 10 (19.61%) DHCP
11 10 (19.61%) DNS
12 9 (17.65%) HP
12 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
12 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (17.65%) XenApp
13 8 (15.69%) XenServer
13 8 (15.69%) AppSense
13 8 (15.69%) VMware ESX
14 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
14 7 (13.73%) XenDesktop
14 7 (13.73%) vSphere
14 7 (13.73%) Windows 8
14 7 (13.73%) Mobile Device Management
14 7 (13.73%) AirWatch

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (19.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Lync
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.84%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) DHCP
1 10 (19.61%) DNS
2 3 (5.88%) SMS
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) MS Access
General
1 6 (11.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) IT Assistant
4 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (5.88%) Tester
4 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.88%) Applications Tester
4 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Change Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (3.92%) Security Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Report Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
1 3 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) NHS
2 5 (9.80%) iPad
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 41 (80.39%) Windows
2 18 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 8
6 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 6 (11.76%) Android
7 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (11.76%) Project Management
3 6 (11.76%) Validation
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (5.88%) High Availability
5 2 (3.92%) Server Building
5 2 (3.92%) Content Management
5 2 (3.92%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.96%) Change Management
6 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.96%) Migration
6 1 (1.96%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.96%) Information Security
6 1 (1.96%) Test Management
6 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.96%) Release Management
6 1 (1.96%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) PowerShell
2 10 (19.61%) SQL
3 4 (7.84%) VBScript
3 4 (7.84%) C
4 2 (3.92%) VB
4 2 (3.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.80%) MCSE
3 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) MCSA
4 4 (7.84%) MCITP
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.96%) CCNA
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) BS25999
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (17.65%) XenApp
3 8 (15.69%) XenServer
3 8 (15.69%) VMware ESX
4 7 (13.73%) XenDesktop
4 7 (13.73%) vSphere
5 6 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) AirWatch
2 3 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (5.88%) EdgeSight
2 3 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 22 (43.14%) Citrix
3 20 (39.22%) VMware
4 9 (17.65%) HP
5 8 (15.69%) AppSense
6 6 (11.76%) LANDesk
6 6 (11.76%) Apple
7 5 (9.80%) McAfee
8 4 (7.84%) Compaq
8 4 (7.84%) Dell
9 3 (5.88%) Symantec
9 3 (5.88%) Lumension
10 2 (3.92%) Stellent
11 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.96%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.96%) Intel
11 1 (1.96%) Juniper
11 1 (1.96%) Adobe
11 1 (1.96%) Cisco