Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 35 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 15 30 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.32% 4.56% 6.92%
As % of the System Software category 37.50% 44.12% 61.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 42
Lancashire median daily rate £305 £225 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.56% -12.62% -6.36%
10th Percentile £100 £93 £170
90th Percentile £569 £429 £400
North West median daily rate £280 £336 £290
% change year-on-year -16.73% +15.95% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 9
Lancashire median hourly rate - £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.68% +8.68%
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £14.29 £14.50
% change year-on-year -0.28% -1.45% -3.33%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 40 68 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.85% 10.33% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 67
Lancashire median daily rate £483 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.46% -3.70% +19.68%
10th Percentile £271 £123 £181
90th Percentile £575 £450 £466
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 10
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £14.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.55% -15.94% -15.85%
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Lancashire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Lancashire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Lancashire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Lancashire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -10 8 £533 +446.15%
Blackpool +12 2 £288 -32.35%
Burnley +1 1 £238 +5.56%
Lytham St Annes - 1 £305 -
Morecambe - 1 £100 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
1 11 (73.33%) DNS
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Migration
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Middleware
4 4 (26.67%) AIX
4 4 (26.67%) HPUX
4 4 (26.67%) Solaris
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) IIS
5 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (20.00%) AppSense
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (20.00%) XenApp
5 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (20.00%) IIS
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (6.67%) Broadband
5 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.67%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) NAS
5 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.67%) SMS
5 1 (6.67%) SNMP
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (13.33%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (13.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Life Science
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) AIX
2 4 (26.67%) HPUX
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Solaris
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Release Automation
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Proactive Management
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (13.33%) Docker
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
2 2 (13.33%) XenServer
3 1 (6.67%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) Terraform
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) AppSense
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Kaseya
4 1 (6.67%) Kaspersky
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec