The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 7 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 51 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.14% 11.00% 3.08%
As % of the System Software category 54.84% 82.14% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 4
Average daily rate £248 £253 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.98% +62.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £21.25 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £14.95 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £27.80 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
93 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.14% 13.40% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 4
Average daily rate £255 £250 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 3
Average hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.15% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.65 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.60 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +1 22 £245 - 2
Preston -3 14 £166 -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Chorley - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 63 (90.00%) Windows
2 40 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 36 (51.43%) Citrix
4 34 (48.57%) Windows XP
4 34 (48.57%) SC Cleared
5 31 (44.29%) Microsoft
6 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (34.29%) DNS
6 24 (34.29%) Windows 7
6 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (31.43%) VMware
7 22 (31.43%) DHCP
8 19 (27.14%) SCCM
9 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (24.29%) ITIL
11 15 (21.43%) MS Office
11 15 (21.43%) XenApp
11 15 (21.43%) XenServer
12 14 (20.00%) XenDesktop
12 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (20.00%) AppSense
13 13 (18.57%) Remedy
13 13 (18.57%) MCSE
13 13 (18.57%) Windows Vista
13 13 (18.57%) vSphere
14 11 (15.71%) Blackberry
14 11 (15.71%) HP
14 11 (15.71%) Compaq
14 11 (15.71%) Dell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) Lync
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.29%) DNS
2 22 (31.43%) DHCP
3 8 (11.43%) 3G
3 8 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (10.00%) SMS
5 5 (7.14%) LAN
6 4 (5.71%) Wireless
7 3 (4.29%) IP Telephony
7 3 (4.29%) WLAN
7 3 (4.29%) SAN
8 2 (2.86%) WAN
9 1 (1.43%) Firewall
9 1 (1.43%) Intranet
9 1 (1.43%) Internet
9 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.43%) MySQL
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 18 (25.71%) Desktop Support
3 16 (22.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (17.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.86%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) Web Services
2 3 (4.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.71%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (90.00%) Windows
2 34 (48.57%) Windows XP
3 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (34.29%) Windows 7
3 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (18.57%) Windows Vista
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) ITIL
2 9 (12.86%) Software Deployment
3 7 (10.00%) TQM
4 4 (5.71%) Project Management
5 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.86%) Migration
7 1 (1.43%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.43%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.43%) PHP
2 1 (1.43%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 34 (48.57%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (18.57%) MCSE
5 3 (4.29%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) CCNA
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (21.43%) XenApp
2 15 (21.43%) XenServer
3 14 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 14 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (18.57%) vSphere
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
2 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (51.43%) Citrix
2 31 (44.29%) Microsoft
3 22 (31.43%) VMware
4 14 (20.00%) AppSense
5 13 (18.57%) Remedy
6 11 (15.71%) HP
6 11 (15.71%) Compaq
6 11 (15.71%) Dell
7 10 (14.29%) CA
8 8 (11.43%) Lumension
9 4 (5.71%) Cisco
10 1 (1.43%) NetApp