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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 34 39 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.13% 9.75% 7.83%
As % of the System Software category 62.96% 48.15% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 12
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£255 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £305 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £16.12 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £21.48 £18.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
54 81 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.32% 20.25% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 25
Average daily rate £350 £282 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% -7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.73 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.97% +44.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £19.41 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £42.60 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 -20 22 £278 +4.71% 2
Blackburn - 4 £198 - 3
Lytham St Annes +1 2 £375 +25.00%
Preston 0 1 £210 - 1
Chorley - 1 £203 - 1
Lancaster - 1 £525 -
Morecambe - 1 £210 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (82.76%) Windows
2 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 26 (44.83%) VMware
4 25 (43.10%) ITIL
5 23 (39.66%) Citrix
6 19 (32.76%) PowerShell
7 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
8 15 (25.86%) Windows 7
8 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
9 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (22.41%) DNS
11 12 (20.69%) DHCP
11 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
11 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (18.97%) VBScript
13 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
13 10 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (17.24%) AppSense
14 9 (15.52%) SQL
14 9 (15.52%) HTML
14 9 (15.52%) XenServer
15 8 (13.79%) XenDesktop
15 8 (13.79%) XenApp
15 8 (13.79%) NHS
15 8 (13.79%) HP
15 8 (13.79%) VMware ESX
16 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
16 7 (12.07%) Degree

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.90%) IIS
4 4 (6.90%) Apache
4 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.90%) Lync
5 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.34%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) DNS
2 12 (20.69%) DHCP
3 6 (10.34%) SMS
4 4 (6.90%) HTTP
4 4 (6.90%) SMTP
4 4 (6.90%) Internet
5 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.45%) VoIP
6 2 (3.45%) WAN
6 2 (3.45%) LAN
7 1 (1.72%) LDAP
7 1 (1.72%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.72%) MPLS
7 1 (1.72%) DSL
7 1 (1.72%) X.500
7 1 (1.72%) Firewall
7 1 (1.72%) Wireless
7 1 (1.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.90%) SQLite
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) JUnit
1 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 4 (6.90%) Eclipse
1 4 (6.90%) NUnit
1 4 (6.90%) Subversion
1 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.90%) PHPUnit
1 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.72%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (15.52%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Developer
5 4 (6.90%) IT Assistant
6 3 (5.17%) IT Support
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.45%) Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.45%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
3 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.90%) CSS
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) Django
3 4 (6.90%) jQuery
3 4 (6.90%) CAML
4 1 (1.72%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) NHS
2 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.62%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.17%) iPhone
5 3 (5.17%) iPad
6 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) Replication
6 1 (1.72%) Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (82.76%) Windows
2 15 (25.86%) Windows 7
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
4 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.90%) Mac OS X
5 4 (6.90%) Linux
5 4 (6.90%) UNIX
6 2 (3.45%) Android
6 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) ITIL
2 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.62%) High Availability
4 4 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (6.90%) Data Management
4 4 (6.90%) Automated Testing
4 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (6.90%) TDD
4 4 (6.90%) Web Design
4 4 (6.90%) Validation
4 4 (6.90%) Project Management
5 3 (5.17%) Migration
5 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.45%) Server Building
6 2 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.45%) Time Management
6 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.45%) Network Design
6 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.97%) VBScript
3 9 (15.52%) SQL
4 6 (10.34%) VB
4 6 (10.34%) C
5 4 (6.90%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) C++
5 4 (6.90%) Java
5 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.90%) PHP
5 4 (6.90%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.90%) VBA
5 4 (6.90%) Python
5 4 (6.90%) Ruby
5 4 (6.90%) FQL
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (12.07%) Degree
4 6 (10.34%) MCITP
4 6 (10.34%) MCSA
5 4 (6.90%) MCSE
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) MCP
7 1 (1.72%) CCNA
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.72%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (15.52%) XenServer
4 8 (13.79%) XenDesktop
4 8 (13.79%) XenApp
4 8 (13.79%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.62%) vSphere
6 4 (6.90%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (5.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (5.17%) EdgeSight
2 2 (3.45%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.72%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.72%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 26 (44.83%) VMware
3 23 (39.66%) Citrix
4 10 (17.24%) AppSense
5 8 (13.79%) HP
6 3 (5.17%) Symantec
6 3 (5.17%) McAfee
6 3 (5.17%) Lumension
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.45%) NetApp
7 2 (3.45%) Apple
7 2 (3.45%) Compaq
7 2 (3.45%) Dell
8 1 (1.72%) Intel
8 1 (1.72%) Juniper
8 1 (1.72%) Adobe
8 1 (1.72%) Mitel
8 1 (1.72%) Altiris
8 1 (1.72%) SonicWALL
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