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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 39 8 24
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 7 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.59% 10.24% 4.17%
As % of the System Software category 20.59% 72.41% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
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£260 £208 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.30% -39.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £140 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £270 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £25.45 £13.18 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.09% -24.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
34 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.73% 14.15% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 17
Average daily rate £325 £224 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.08% -29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £146 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £300 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £32.52 £13.18 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.73% -24.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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
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 30 January 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 - 5 £260 -
Preston -14 1 - -
Blackburn - - - - 2
Burnley - - - - 1
Ormskirk - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (69.77%) Citrix
3 19 (44.19%) XenApp
4 18 (41.86%) Windows 7
4 18 (41.86%) Windows XP
5 17 (39.53%) DHCP
5 17 (39.53%) DNS
5 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (39.53%) AppSense
6 16 (37.21%) MS Exchange
7 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
7 14 (32.56%) VMware
8 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (25.58%) SQL
10 10 (23.26%) SMS
10 10 (23.26%) XenServer
10 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
11 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
11 9 (20.93%) C
12 7 (16.28%) SCCM
12 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
13 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
13 6 (13.95%) ITIL
13 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (13.95%) Validation
13 6 (13.95%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (11.63%) XenDesktop
14 5 (11.63%) Software Deployment
14 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (37.21%) MS Exchange
2 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
4 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (9.30%) Lync
6 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) DHCP
1 17 (39.53%) DNS
2 10 (23.26%) SMS
3 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (9.30%) 3G
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
6 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.65%) LDAP
6 2 (4.65%) Wireless
6 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.65%) NAS
7 1 (2.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Tester
2 8 (18.60%) Applications Tester
3 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Implementation Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 1 (2.33%) Identity Management Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Assurance Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) SOAP
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
1 1 (2.33%) XML
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Fat Client
1 5 (11.63%) Thin Client
1 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) Life Science
3 1 (2.33%) iPad
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.33%) iPhone
3 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows 7
2 18 (41.86%) Windows XP
3 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL
1 6 (13.95%) Validation
2 5 (11.63%) Software Deployment
2 5 (11.63%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (11.63%) Project Management
3 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (2.33%) Workflow
3 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.33%) TQM
3 1 (2.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) C
3 2 (4.65%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) VBScript
4 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) MCSE
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (44.19%) XenApp
2 10 (23.26%) XenServer
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (11.63%) XenDesktop
5 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.33%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Citrix
2 17 (39.53%) AppSense
3 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
3 14 (32.56%) VMware
4 5 (11.63%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Lumension
5 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.33%) Infor
5 1 (2.33%) Symantec
5 1 (2.33%) Remedy
5 1 (2.33%) CA
5 1 (2.33%) NetApp
5 1 (2.33%) Compaq
5 1 (2.33%) Dell
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