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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 23 64 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.37% 12.21% 10.63%
As % of the System Software category 60.53% 64.65% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 4
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£235 £250 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% -8.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £276 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
38 99 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.88% 18.89% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 60 9
Average daily rate £270 £260 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.89% +49.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

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
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 June 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 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 10 £230 -8.00%
Preston -2 6 - - 1
Lytham St Annes +3 1 - -
Blackburn 0 1 - - 1
Chorley - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (77.78%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 22 (48.89%) Citrix
4 18 (40.00%) VMware
5 17 (37.78%) Windows 7
6 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (33.33%) NHS
8 10 (22.22%) SQL
8 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (20.00%) XenApp
9 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 9 (20.00%) ITIL
9 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (17.78%) VMware ESX
10 8 (17.78%) DHCP
10 8 (17.78%) DNS
10 8 (17.78%) HP
10 8 (17.78%) XenServer
10 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
11 7 (15.56%) AppSense
11 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
11 7 (15.56%) vSphere
11 7 (15.56%) Windows 8
11 7 (15.56%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (15.56%) AirWatch
11 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
11 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
12 6 (13.33%) Back Office

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.22%) Lync
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) DHCP
1 8 (17.78%) DNS
2 3 (6.67%) SMS
3 1 (2.22%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.22%) MS Access
General
1 6 (13.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) IT Assistant
5 3 (6.67%) Applications Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Report Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Security Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 1 (2.22%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) NHS
2 5 (11.11%) iPad
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.56%) Windows 8
5 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 6 (13.33%) Android
6 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (13.33%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) Validation
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.44%) Content Management
6 2 (4.44%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Server Building
7 1 (2.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.22%) Test Management
7 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.22%) Information Security
7 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
1 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.89%) C
3 2 (4.44%) VBA
4 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (11.11%) MCSE
4 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) BS25999
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (20.00%) XenApp
3 8 (17.78%) VMware ESX
3 8 (17.78%) XenServer
4 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
4 7 (15.56%) vSphere
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) AirWatch
2 4 (8.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (6.67%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (48.89%) Citrix
3 18 (40.00%) VMware
4 8 (17.78%) HP
5 7 (15.56%) AppSense
6 6 (13.33%) Apple
6 6 (13.33%) LANDesk
7 5 (11.11%) McAfee
8 4 (8.89%) Symantec
8 4 (8.89%) Compaq
8 4 (8.89%) Dell
9 3 (6.67%) Lumension
10 2 (4.44%) Stellent
11 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
11 1 (2.22%) ProCurve
11 1 (2.22%) Cisco
11 1 (2.22%) Intel
11 1 (2.22%) Juniper
11 1 (2.22%) Adobe
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