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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 34 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.13% 12.14% 10.95%
As % of the System Software category 68.00% 54.84% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 8
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£230 £248 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.07% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £275 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.61 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £33.10 £27.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
50 93 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.96% 22.14% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 49 10
Average daily rate £275 £260 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £298 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 10
Average hourly rate £12.75 £31.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.87% +63.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £34.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 -7 14 £230 -6.12%
Preston -3 4 - -
Chorley - 3 £350 -
Lytham St Annes +7 1 - -
Blackburn +2 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
3 20 (47.62%) Citrix
4 19 (45.24%) VMware
5 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
7 14 (33.33%) NHS
8 11 (26.19%) DHCP
8 11 (26.19%) DNS
8 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
9 10 (23.81%) SQL
9 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
9 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
11 8 (19.05%) HP
11 8 (19.05%) ITIL
11 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (19.05%) VMware ESX
11 8 (19.05%) XenApp
11 8 (19.05%) XenServer
12 7 (16.67%) vSphere
12 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
12 7 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (16.67%) AirWatch
12 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (16.67%) MCSE
13 6 (14.29%) Apple
13 6 (14.29%) Back Office

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.38%) Lync
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) DHCP
1 11 (26.19%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) NAS
2 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
2 2 (4.76%) Wireless
2 2 (4.76%) SMS
2 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.38%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) MS Access
General
1 6 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) IT Assistant
5 2 (4.76%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Applications Tester
5 2 (4.76%) Tester
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.76%) Report Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) NHS
2 5 (11.90%) iPad
3 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.76%) Life Science
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 6 (14.29%) Android
6 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Content Management
5 2 (4.76%) Validation
5 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.38%) Information Security
6 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.38%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
1 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) C
2 2 (4.76%) VBA
3 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.38%) BS25999
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (19.05%) VMware ESX
2 8 (19.05%) XenApp
2 8 (19.05%) XenServer
3 7 (16.67%) vSphere
4 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.38%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) AirWatch
2 4 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (7.14%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.38%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (47.62%) Citrix
3 19 (45.24%) VMware
4 8 (19.05%) HP
5 6 (14.29%) Apple
5 6 (14.29%) LANDesk
6 5 (11.90%) AppSense
6 5 (11.90%) McAfee
7 4 (9.52%) Symantec
7 4 (9.52%) Compaq
7 4 (9.52%) Dell
8 3 (7.14%) Lumension
9 2 (4.76%) Stellent
10 1 (2.38%) Cisco
10 1 (2.38%) Intel
10 1 (2.38%) Juniper
10 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.38%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds