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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Lancashire
Rank 21 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 16 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.32% 6.94% 3.33%
As % of the System Software category 53.33% 53.57% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 5
Median daily rate £425 £375 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £234 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £412 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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
30 56 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.86% 12.96% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 20
Median daily rate £453 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.73% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 6
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +1 11 £431 +14.80% 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) VMware
3 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 13 (50.00%) DNS
5 12 (46.15%) Migration
6 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
7 9 (34.62%) Linux
8 8 (30.77%) ITIL
9 7 (26.92%) MCSE
9 7 (26.92%) IIS
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (26.92%) Symantec
10 6 (23.08%) Middleware
10 6 (23.08%) Backup Exec
10 6 (23.08%) SAN
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco
10 6 (23.08%) SQL
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (19.23%) SCCM
11 5 (19.23%) vSphere
11 5 (19.23%) LAN
11 5 (19.23%) WAN
11 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (19.23%) Intel Security
12 4 (15.38%) Mainframe

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (26.92%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (23.08%) SAN
3 5 (19.23%) LAN
3 5 (19.23%) WAN
4 4 (15.38%) VPN
5 3 (11.54%) DHCP
6 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
6 2 (7.69%) NAS
7 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) IT Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Migration Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Service Architect
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Life Science
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 9 (34.62%) Linux
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) AIX
6 4 (15.38%) HPUX
6 4 (15.38%) Solaris
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Migration
2 8 (30.77%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Time Management
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) ERP
6 2 (7.69%) Release Management
7 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (3.85%) Open Source
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) MCSE
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (15.38%) CCNA
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (7.69%) MCITP
5 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Backup Exec
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
3 4 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (15.38%) SCOM
4 2 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (7.69%) WSUS
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Symantec
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 5 (19.23%) Intel Security
6 4 (15.38%) Canon
6 4 (15.38%) Dell
7 3 (11.54%) EqualLogic
7 3 (11.54%) Veeam
8 2 (7.69%) Avaya
8 2 (7.69%) HP
8 2 (7.69%) Kaseya
8 2 (7.69%) Kaspersky
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle
8 2 (7.69%) SAP
8 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.85%) IBM
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