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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 37 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.29% 7.14% 6.41%
As % of the System Software category 43.48% 57.69% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 15
Median daily rate £244 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £172 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £376 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +1.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.79 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.94% -1.41%
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
23 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.57% 12.38% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 27
Median daily rate £263 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £382 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +129.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Blackpool -18 4 £425 +66.66%
Preston +1 1 - -
Burnley -1 1 £225 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 19 (67.86%) Windows Server
4 17 (60.71%) VMware
5 12 (42.86%) SQL
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (35.71%) Cisco
7 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (28.57%) SCCM
8 8 (28.57%) Symantec
8 8 (28.57%) LAN
9 7 (25.00%) WAN
9 7 (25.00%) ITIL
9 7 (25.00%) Intel Security
9 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (25.00%) Backup Exec
9 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 6 (21.43%) Veeam
10 6 (21.43%) Office 365
10 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (21.43%) CCNA
10 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (21.43%) MCSE
10 6 (21.43%) IIS
10 6 (21.43%) MS Office
11 5 (17.86%) DHCP
11 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
11 5 (17.86%) vSphere

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 6 (21.43%) IIS
2 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) LAN
2 7 (25.00%) WAN
3 5 (17.86%) DHCP
4 4 (14.29%) SAN
4 4 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) DNS
5 2 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) DECT
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security
6 1 (3.57%) Skype
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.14%) AIX
6 2 (7.14%) HPUX
6 2 (7.14%) Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Solaris
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) ERP
4 3 (10.71%) Time Management
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) People Management
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.57%) Web Development
6 1 (3.57%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) CCNA
1 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (21.43%) MCSE
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.57%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) vSphere
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) SCCM
2 7 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 5 (17.86%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (14.29%) SCOM
5 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) VMware
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco
4 8 (28.57%) Symantec
5 7 (25.00%) Intel Security
6 6 (21.43%) Veeam
7 4 (14.29%) Canon
7 4 (14.29%) Dell
8 3 (10.71%) Citrix
8 3 (10.71%) EqualLogic
9 2 (7.14%) Avaya
9 2 (7.14%) EMC
9 2 (7.14%) HP
9 2 (7.14%) Lotus
9 2 (7.14%) Mitel
9 2 (7.14%) Oracle
9 2 (7.14%) Sophos
10 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
10 1 (3.57%) IBM
10 1 (3.57%) Intel