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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 17 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 41 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.56% 6.82% 2.87%
As % of the System Software category 48.81% 30.51% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 5
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£275 £340 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £287 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £287
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.14 £11.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.61% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.12 £11.00 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
84 59 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.58% 22.35% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 24 6
Average daily rate £300 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
Average hourly rate £21.12 £11.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.95% -48.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £11.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 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
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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
Preston -4 9 - - 3
Blackburn - - - - 2
Burnley - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 84 (92.31%) Windows
2 61 (67.03%) Citrix
3 43 (47.25%) Windows XP
4 42 (46.15%) DHCP
4 42 (46.15%) DNS
5 38 (41.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (40.66%) VMware
7 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (35.16%) Windows 7
8 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
9 29 (31.87%) Security Cleared
10 28 (30.77%) SC Cleared
10 28 (30.77%) XenApp
11 27 (29.67%) AppSense
11 27 (29.67%) MS Exchange
12 24 (26.37%) XenServer
13 23 (25.27%) SCCM
14 22 (24.18%) Microsoft App-V
14 22 (24.18%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (20.88%) HP
16 18 (19.78%) SMS
17 17 (18.68%) ITIL
18 16 (17.58%) SQL
19 15 (16.48%) MS Office
19 15 (16.48%) Wi-Fi
19 15 (16.48%) XenDesktop
20 14 (15.38%) SharePoint
21 13 (14.29%) 3G
21 13 (14.29%) Blackberry
21 13 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 27 (29.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (24.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 13 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (9.89%) Lync
6 4 (4.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.20%) IIS
9 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.10%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (16.48%) MS Office
2 2 (2.20%) MS Project
3 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (46.15%) DHCP
1 42 (46.15%) DNS
2 18 (19.78%) SMS
3 15 (16.48%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (14.29%) 3G
5 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.20%) VoIP
6 2 (2.20%) WAN
6 2 (2.20%) LDAP
6 2 (2.20%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.20%) LAN
7 1 (1.10%) Wireless
7 1 (1.10%) NAS
7 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.10%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.10%) MPLS
7 1 (1.10%) Firewall
7 1 (1.10%) SAN
7 1 (1.10%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.20%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 28 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 21 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 17 (18.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 15 (16.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 11 (12.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.69%) Tester
6 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Applications Tester
8 4 (4.40%) Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.30%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Server Engineer
10 2 (2.20%) IT Support
10 2 (2.20%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (2.20%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) XML
2 1 (1.10%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 11 (12.09%) Thin Client
2 11 (12.09%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.40%) Smartcard
4 3 (3.30%) Replication
5 2 (2.20%) PDA
5 2 (2.20%) Handset
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) PKI
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 84 (92.31%) Windows
2 43 (47.25%) Windows XP
3 38 (41.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (35.16%) Windows 7
5 12 (13.19%) Windows Vista
6 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) ITIL
2 11 (12.09%) Software Deployment
3 7 (7.69%) Project Management
4 6 (6.59%) TQM
5 5 (5.49%) Migration
6 2 (2.20%) Information Security
6 2 (2.20%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.10%) CRM
7 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.10%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.10%) Workflow
7 1 (1.10%) Validation
7 1 (1.10%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (1.10%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.10%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.10%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.10%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.10%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) SQL
2 10 (10.99%) C
3 2 (2.20%) C#
3 2 (2.20%) VBScript
4 1 (1.10%) VB
4 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (31.87%) Security Cleared
2 28 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.79%) MCSE
3 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (30.77%) XenApp
2 24 (26.37%) XenServer
3 22 (24.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (16.48%) XenDesktop
5 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (9.89%) vSphere
7 7 (7.69%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (25.27%) SCCM
2 8 (8.79%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.30%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.30%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.20%) SCOM
4 2 (2.20%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (67.03%) Citrix
2 37 (40.66%) VMware
3 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
4 27 (29.67%) AppSense
5 19 (20.88%) HP
6 11 (12.09%) CA
7 9 (9.89%) Lumension
8 7 (7.69%) Compaq
8 7 (7.69%) Dell
9 3 (3.30%) NetApp
9 3 (3.30%) Infor
9 3 (3.30%) Cisco
9 3 (3.30%) Remedy
10 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.10%) F5
11 1 (1.10%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.10%) McAfee
11 1 (1.10%) IBM
11 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.10%) NetIQ
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