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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Lancashire
Rank 29 23 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.56% 5.74% 2.26%
As % of the System Software category 38.71% 50.00% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 3
Median daily rate £420 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £210 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £410 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £23.25 £26.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%

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
31 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.79% 11.49% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 13
Median daily rate £420 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £410 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 5
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +2 9 £420 +100.00% 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) VMware
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
4 10 (43.48%) Migration
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) DNS
5 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (34.78%) Linux
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) ITIL
7 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (26.09%) IIS
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco
8 6 (26.09%) LAN
8 6 (26.09%) WAN
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (26.09%) Symantec
8 6 (26.09%) Intel Security
9 5 (21.74%) Middleware
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (21.74%) MCSE
9 5 (21.74%) SCCM
9 5 (21.74%) Backup Exec
9 5 (21.74%) vSphere
9 5 (21.74%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (17.39%) Veeam

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 6 (26.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) LAN
2 6 (26.09%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) SAN
3 4 (17.39%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Architect
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) IT Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Migration Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
3 8 (34.78%) Linux
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.04%) AIX
6 3 (13.04%) HPUX
6 3 (13.04%) Solaris
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (4.35%) Open Source
7 1 (4.35%) People Management
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) MCSE
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (17.39%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) vSphere
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Backup Exec
1 5 (21.74%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) Intel Security
3 6 (26.09%) Symantec
4 4 (17.39%) Canon
4 4 (17.39%) Dell
4 4 (17.39%) Veeam
5 3 (13.04%) EqualLogic
6 2 (8.70%) Avaya
6 2 (8.70%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) IBM