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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.77% 8.53% 8.30%
As % of the System Software category 44.00% 52.38% 55.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £121 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £230 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.61 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.97% -33.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.61 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £14.12 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +1.72%
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
50 42 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.12% 16.28% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 14
Average daily rate £321 £225 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% -10.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £310 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.61 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.97% -34.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.61 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.83 £14.12 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Blackburn - - - - 4
Burnley - - - - 2
Ormskirk - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 46 (95.83%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) Citrix
3 25 (52.08%) Windows 7
4 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 15 (31.25%) XenApp
6 14 (29.17%) AppSense
7 12 (25.00%) VMware
7 12 (25.00%) DHCP
7 12 (25.00%) DNS
7 12 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (20.83%) SQL
10 9 (18.75%) NHS
10 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 8 (16.67%) SMS
12 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (14.58%) SCCM
12 7 (14.58%) Windows 8
12 7 (14.58%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (12.50%) Apple iOS
13 6 (12.50%) LANDesk
13 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
13 6 (12.50%) Android
13 6 (12.50%) Project Management
13 6 (12.50%) Back Office
13 6 (12.50%) ITIL
13 6 (12.50%) Apple

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.25%) Lync
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) DHCP
1 12 (25.00%) DNS
2 8 (16.67%) SMS
3 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.33%) 3G
4 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (6.25%) VoIP
6 2 (4.17%) NAS
6 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.17%) Wireless
6 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) MS Access
General
1 6 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Tester
3 6 (12.50%) Applications Tester
3 6 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 6 (12.50%) Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Report Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) NHS
2 5 (10.42%) Thin Client
2 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.42%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.42%) iPad
3 2 (4.17%) Life Science
4 1 (2.08%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.08%) iPhone
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 46 (95.83%) Windows
2 25 (52.08%) Windows 7
3 12 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.58%) Windows 8
6 6 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 6 (12.50%) Android
7 5 (10.42%) Windows Vista
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (12.50%) Project Management
2 6 (12.50%) ITIL
3 5 (10.42%) Validation
3 5 (10.42%) Software Deployment
4 4 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.17%) Content Management
7 1 (2.08%) TQM
7 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.42%) C
4 2 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (2.08%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) MCSE
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ISEB
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) XenApp
2 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (10.42%) XenServer
3 5 (10.42%) XenDesktop
4 4 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) Citrix
2 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.17%) AppSense
4 12 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (12.50%) LANDesk
5 6 (12.50%) Apple
6 2 (4.17%) McAfee
6 2 (4.17%) Stellent
6 2 (4.17%) HP
6 2 (4.17%) Compaq
6 2 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.08%) CA
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec
7 1 (2.08%) Lumension
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