The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 9 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 32 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.51% 8.06% 6.98%
As % of the System Software category 88.89% 45.95% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.89% -6.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 9
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £16.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -3.33%
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 Merseyside region.

System Software Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
36 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.95% 17.54% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 10
Average daily rate £273 £225 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 10
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £16.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 15 £219 +3.55% 4
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (34.78%) Citrix
4 15 (32.61%) Windows XP
4 15 (32.61%) VMware
5 14 (30.43%) SCCM
6 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
6 13 (28.26%) DHCP
6 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
8 11 (23.91%) Clustering
8 11 (23.91%) DNS
9 10 (21.74%) MS Office
9 10 (21.74%) ITIL
10 9 (19.57%) High Availability
10 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (17.39%) Windows 2000
11 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
11 8 (17.39%) Migration
12 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
13 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
13 6 (13.04%) HP
13 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
14 5 (10.87%) Dell
14 5 (10.87%) DMZ
14 5 (10.87%) Firmware
14 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) Lync
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Office
2 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.35%) MS Project
4 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) DHCP
2 11 (23.91%) DNS
3 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.87%) DMZ
5 2 (4.35%) Firewall
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.35%) SMTP
5 2 (4.35%) SSL
5 2 (4.35%) SAN
5 2 (4.35%) FTP
5 2 (4.35%) HTTP
5 2 (4.35%) LAN
5 2 (4.35%) VoIP
6 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Wintel Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.17%) iPhone
3 1 (2.17%) iPad
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (32.61%) Windows XP
4 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (17.39%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.35%) Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) High Availability
3 8 (17.39%) Migration
4 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) Validation
7 2 (4.35%) Time Management
7 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.17%) Web Development
8 1 (2.17%) Matrix Management
8 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) MCSE
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PMP
2 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) DFS Replication
3 5 (10.87%) Firmware
4 4 (8.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.35%) vSphere
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) SCVMM
3 4 (8.70%) SCOM
3 4 (8.70%) WMI
4 2 (4.35%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) Citrix
3 15 (32.61%) VMware
4 6 (13.04%) HP
5 5 (10.87%) Dell
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.35%) Veeam
8 1 (2.17%) TOWER Software
8 1 (2.17%) EMC
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle
8 1 (2.17%) Adobe
8 1 (2.17%) BMC
8 1 (2.17%) NetApp
8 1 (2.17%) Lotus
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