Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 39 34
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 38 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.80% 4.00% 4.38%
As % of the System Software category 33.33% 50.00% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 14
Lancashire median daily rate £449 £379 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.48% -10.36% +12.67%
10th Percentile £115 £100 £234
90th Percentile £691 £479 £535
North West median daily rate £320 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% - -
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% +5.73% -

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 114 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.39% 8.00% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 20 39
Lancashire median daily rate £550 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £281 £281 £150
90th Percentile £725 £527 £575
North West median daily rate £448 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +11.88% +9.59% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £16.50 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.76% - -
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £16.36 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.38% +7.28% -4.69%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 -7 10 £130 -69.41% 1
Blackpool +9 9 £500 +63.27% 2
Blackburn - 5 £650 -
Chorley -10 3 £275 -40.22% 3
Burnley - 2 - - 1
Morecambe +1 1 - -
Nelson - 1 - -
Darwen - 1 £167 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 28 (73.68%) Windows
2 20 (52.63%) Citrix
3 18 (47.37%) Office 365
4 16 (42.11%) Windows Server
5 15 (39.47%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (39.47%) VMware
6 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
6 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (31.58%) DNS
8 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 10 (26.32%) VPN
8 10 (26.32%) ITIL
8 10 (26.32%) Load Balancing
9 9 (23.68%) Android
9 9 (23.68%) DHCP
9 9 (23.68%) Windows 10
9 9 (23.68%) Public Cloud
10 8 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (21.05%) Linux
10 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (18.42%) MSI
11 7 (18.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (18.42%) Migration
11 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
11 7 (18.42%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (18.42%) High Availability
12 6 (15.79%) IaaS
12 6 (15.79%) PaaS
12 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS

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 6 (15.79%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Retail-J
1 1 (2.63%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (47.37%) Office 365
2 15 (39.47%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (15.79%) IaaS
5 6 (15.79%) PaaS
6 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (7.89%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (7.89%) Amazon S3
6 3 (7.89%) Route 53
6 3 (7.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (2.63%) Azure Functions
7 1 (2.63%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) DNS
2 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 10 (26.32%) VPN
3 9 (23.68%) DHCP
4 5 (13.16%) VoIP
5 4 (10.53%) ICMP
5 4 (10.53%) Network Security
5 4 (10.53%) SSL
6 3 (7.89%) HTTP
6 3 (7.89%) SAN
7 2 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.63%) LAN
8 1 (2.63%) NAS
8 1 (2.63%) PBX
8 1 (2.63%) WebEx
8 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Big Data
2 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) Power BI
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MSI
2 3 (7.89%) GitLab
2 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Law
2 1 (2.63%) Local Government
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (15.79%) Network Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Data Architect
4 4 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.26%) IT Technician
6 2 (5.26%) Junior
6 2 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.63%) ADO
3 1 (2.63%) Itk
3 1 (2.63%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Public Cloud
2 6 (15.79%) Private Cloud
3 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (73.68%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.68%) Android
3 9 (23.68%) Windows 10
4 8 (21.05%) Linux
5 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
7 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.53%) Solaris
7 4 (10.53%) Unix
7 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 3 (7.89%) CentOS
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
1 10 (26.32%) Load Balancing
2 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (18.42%) High Availability
2 7 (18.42%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (15.79%) Information Security
3 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (13.16%) Coaching
4 5 (13.16%) DevOps
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (13.16%) Planning and Forecasting
5 4 (10.53%) BDD
5 4 (10.53%) Data Encryption
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 4 (10.53%) Programme Delivery
5 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (7.89%) Microservices
7 1 (2.63%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) MCP
3 2 (5.26%) MCSE
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.16%) Docker
4 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 5 (13.16%) Kubernetes
3 4 (10.53%) Terraform
4 3 (7.89%) Grafana
4 3 (7.89%) Packer
4 3 (7.89%) Prometheus
4 3 (7.89%) Puppet
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Citrix
2 15 (39.47%) VMware
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.53%) Cloudera
4 4 (10.53%) Gemalto
4 4 (10.53%) Hortonworks
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Mitel
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) SAP