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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 19 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.74% 10.11% 10.04%
As % of the System Software category 44.19% 68.75% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 10
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£231 £270 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £219 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.80 £20.99 £24.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
43 64 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.99% 14.71% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 23
Average daily rate £350 £270 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £301 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.30 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.80 £22.00 £29.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -9 10 £220 -15.38% 1
Preston +4 2 - -
Blackburn 0 2 £170 -
Lytham St Annes +2 1 £350 +16.66%
Chorley - 1 £203 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 36 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 21 (38.89%) Citrix
3 21 (38.89%) VMware
4 19 (35.19%) Windows 7
5 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
5 16 (29.63%) ITIL
6 15 (27.78%) NHS
6 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
9 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
10 10 (18.52%) DHCP
10 10 (18.52%) DNS
10 10 (18.52%) SQL
11 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 9 (16.67%) HP
12 8 (14.81%) VMware ESX
12 8 (14.81%) XenServer
12 8 (14.81%) Windows 8
13 7 (12.96%) Mobile Device Management
13 7 (12.96%) AirWatch
13 7 (12.96%) XenDesktop
13 7 (12.96%) XenApp
13 7 (12.96%) vSphere
13 7 (12.96%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (12.96%) AppSense

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.85%) Lync
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) DHCP
1 10 (18.52%) DNS
2 3 (5.56%) SMS
3 2 (3.70%) WAN
3 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) MPLS
4 1 (1.85%) DSL
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 6 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) IT Assistant
6 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Change Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Security Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Report Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) HTML
1 5 (9.26%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.85%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) NHS
2 6 (11.11%) iPad
3 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 19 (35.19%) Windows 7
3 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.81%) Windows 8
6 6 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 6 (11.11%) Android
7 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (11.11%) Project Management
4 5 (9.26%) High Availability
5 4 (7.41%) Validation
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.70%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Server Building
7 2 (3.70%) Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Content Management
7 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.85%) Workflow
8 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.85%) Service Management
8 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.85%) Change Management
8 1 (1.85%) Release Management
8 1 (1.85%) Test Management
8 1 (1.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 10 (18.52%) SQL
3 7 (12.96%) VBScript
4 3 (5.56%) VB
5 2 (3.70%) VBA
5 2 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.11%) MCITP
3 6 (11.11%) MCSA
4 5 (9.26%) MCSE
4 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.85%) MCP
6 1 (1.85%) CCNA
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.85%) BS25999
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.81%) VMware ESX
2 8 (14.81%) XenServer
3 7 (12.96%) XenDesktop
3 7 (12.96%) vSphere
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (12.96%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) AirWatch
2 3 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (5.56%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.85%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.85%) WSUS
3 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.89%) Citrix
2 21 (38.89%) VMware
3 9 (16.67%) HP
4 7 (12.96%) AppSense
5 6 (11.11%) Apple
5 6 (11.11%) LANDesk
6 5 (9.26%) McAfee
7 4 (7.41%) Compaq
7 4 (7.41%) Dell
8 3 (5.56%) Symantec
8 3 (5.56%) Lumension
9 2 (3.70%) Cisco
9 2 (3.70%) Stellent
10 1 (1.85%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.85%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.85%) Intel
10 1 (1.85%) Juniper
10 1 (1.85%) Adobe
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