Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 38 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.41% 3.45% 4.19%
As % of the System Software category 39.18% 39.02% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 13
Lancashire median daily rate £445 £305 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.90% +35.56% -15.89%
10th Percentile £155 £100 £93
90th Percentile £668 £569 £410
North West median daily rate £300 £275 £319
% change year-on-year +9.09% -13.73% +11.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 3
Lancashire median hourly rate £13.00 - £11.65
10th Percentile £9.75 - £10.33
90th Percentile £19.16 - £15.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.69% +1.72%

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 97 41 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 13.82% 8.84% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 30 38
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £500 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +65.29% -10.37%
10th Percentile £263 £271 £117
90th Percentile £725 £581 £463
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 6
Lancashire median hourly rate £14.25 £43.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.86% +68.63% +34.21%
10th Percentile £9.75 £38.20 £10.83
90th Percentile £19.13 £43.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year - +10.52% +2.97%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +8 14 £160 -69.95% 7
Burnley +2 8 - -
Chorley - 7 £465 - 1
Morecambe +2 1 - -
Blackpool -12 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £700 - 1
Ormskirk - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 32 (84.21%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows 10
3 15 (39.47%) Windows 7
4 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 12 (31.58%) Office 365
6 9 (23.68%) DNS
7 8 (21.05%) Unix
7 8 (21.05%) VMware
7 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 7 (18.42%) Linux
9 6 (15.79%) Solaris
9 6 (15.79%) IIS
9 6 (15.79%) Web Services
9 6 (15.79%) Firewall
9 6 (15.79%) DMZ
9 6 (15.79%) Citrix
9 6 (15.79%) SAN
9 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
9 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
10 5 (13.16%) VLAN
10 5 (13.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 5 (13.16%) Hitachi
10 5 (13.16%) EMC
10 5 (13.16%) AIX
10 5 (13.16%) Windows 2000
10 5 (13.16%) IBM
10 5 (13.16%) Sun
10 5 (13.16%) Windows NT

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 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) Azure Functions
4 1 (2.63%) IaaS
4 1 (2.63%) PaaS
4 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
2 6 (15.79%) DMZ
2 6 (15.79%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) SAN
3 5 (13.16%) VLAN
4 4 (10.53%) LAN
5 3 (7.89%) WAN
6 2 (5.26%) DHCP
6 2 (5.26%) VPN
7 1 (2.63%) ICMP
7 1 (2.63%) NAS
7 1 (2.63%) Network Security
7 1 (2.63%) PBX
7 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.63%) SSL
7 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) Power BI
2 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Local Government
1 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (23.68%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (21.05%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 8 (21.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 8 (21.05%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 8 (21.05%) Architect
4 8 (21.05%) Desktop Support
5 7 (18.42%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) Support Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
7 4 (10.53%) Service Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Consultant
9 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.63%) ADO
3 1 (2.63%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.89%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) Life Science
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (84.21%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows 10
3 15 (39.47%) Windows 7
4 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 8 (21.05%) Unix
6 7 (18.42%) Linux
7 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (15.79%) Solaris
8 5 (13.16%) AIX
8 5 (13.16%) Windows 2000
8 5 (13.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 5 (13.16%) Windows NT
9 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
10 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.63%) Android
11 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
11 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
1 4 (10.53%) ITIL
2 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
2 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 2 (5.26%) CRM
3 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.63%) Coaching
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Data Encryption
4 1 (2.63%) DevOps
4 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (2.63%) Microservices
4 1 (2.63%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (2.63%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (2.63%) Requirements Management
4 1 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C
2 1 (2.63%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) VMware
2 6 (15.79%) Citrix
2 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.16%) EMC
3 5 (13.16%) Hitachi
3 5 (13.16%) IBM
3 5 (13.16%) Palo Alto
3 5 (13.16%) Sun
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.63%) Avaya
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.63%) Gemalto
5 1 (2.63%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Nortel