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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 21 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.79% 6.18% 10.15%
As % of the System Software category 62.86% 47.73% 68.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 28
Median daily rate £190 £233 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.27% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £169 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £305 £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £13.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £65.80 £20.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
35 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.21% 12.94% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 40
Median daily rate £303 £306 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.22% +13.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £204 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £406 £301
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £13.20 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £65.80 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 8 £98 - 1
Skelmersdale - 3 £140 -
Blackpool -10 2 - -
Clitheroe - 2 - -
Burnley - 1 £225 - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 39 (69.64%) Windows
2 30 (53.57%) VMware
3 26 (46.43%) Windows Server
4 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 20 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
6 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (30.36%) Clustering
8 16 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
9 15 (26.79%) SQL
10 14 (25.00%) DNS
10 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (21.43%) DHCP
12 12 (21.43%) Citrix
12 12 (21.43%) Veritas
12 12 (21.43%) MS Office
12 12 (21.43%) ITIL
12 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
13 11 (19.64%) Innovation Management
13 11 (19.64%) Time Management
13 11 (19.64%) Cisco
14 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (16.07%) Linux
14 9 (16.07%) MCSE
14 9 (16.07%) Oracle

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 16 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.14%) IIS
5 3 (5.36%) Apache
5 3 (5.36%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.57%) FileNet
7 1 (1.79%) JBoss
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) MS Office
2 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) DNS
2 12 (21.43%) DHCP
3 8 (14.29%) LAN
4 7 (12.50%) Firewall
5 6 (10.71%) WAN
6 4 (7.14%) LDAP
6 4 (7.14%) VoIP
7 3 (5.36%) Skype
7 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.57%) HTTPS
8 2 (3.57%) Internet
8 2 (3.57%) Kerberos
8 2 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (3.57%) X.500
9 1 (1.79%) DECT
9 1 (1.79%) HTTP
9 1 (1.79%) Intranet
9 1 (1.79%) SAN
9 1 (1.79%) SMTP
9 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.79%) JUnit
1 1 (1.79%) NUnit
1 1 (1.79%) PHPUnit
1 1 (1.79%) Subversion
1 1 (1.79%) Travis CI
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Support Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (12.50%) IT Support
6 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (7.14%) IT Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
9 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
9 3 (5.36%) IT Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Web Services
1 2 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (30.36%) Clustering
3 5 (8.93%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.93%) Mainframe
4 4 (7.14%) Replication
5 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.36%) Life Science
6 2 (3.57%) PKI
6 2 (3.57%) Tandem
6 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (69.64%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 9 (16.07%) Linux
5 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (7.14%) AIX
8 4 (7.14%) HPUX
8 4 (7.14%) Solaris
8 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
9 3 (5.36%) Unix
10 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 12 (21.43%) ITIL
2 11 (19.64%) Innovation Management
2 11 (19.64%) Time Management
3 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.71%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (5.36%) ERP
6 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.36%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (5.36%) People Management
7 2 (3.57%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.57%) Change Management
7 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.57%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.57%) Data Management
7 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.57%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) JCL
5 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.07%) MCSE
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.71%) CCNA
4 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.14%) MCP
5 4 (7.14%) MCSA
6 2 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.14%) XenApp
4 2 (3.57%) Brightmail
4 2 (3.57%) Firmware
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.57%) vSphere
4 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.57%) XenServer
5 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (8.93%) SCCM
3 4 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.79%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (53.57%) VMware
2 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 12 (21.43%) Citrix
3 12 (21.43%) Veritas
4 11 (19.64%) Cisco
5 9 (16.07%) Oracle
6 7 (12.50%) HP
7 6 (10.71%) Symantec
8 4 (7.14%) EMC
9 3 (5.36%) Lotus
9 3 (5.36%) Veeam
10 2 (3.57%) Ektron
10 2 (3.57%) Informatica
10 2 (3.57%) Intel Security
10 2 (3.57%) IronPort
10 2 (3.57%) Mitel
10 2 (3.57%) Polycom
10 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.57%) Sophos
10 2 (3.57%) ThinPrint