The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 24 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.71% 4.37% 9.19%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 45.00% 67.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Average daily rate £75 £225 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £12.49 £13.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -22.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
18 20 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.42% 9.71% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
Average daily rate £258 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £190 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £12.49 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.93% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
North West

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 8 £75 -51.14% 2
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
5 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (22.73%) Symantec
6 5 (22.73%) Backup Exec
6 5 (22.73%) DNS
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) MS Office
7 4 (18.18%) Migration
7 4 (18.18%) Project Management
7 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.64%) XenApp
8 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (13.64%) Remedy
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
8 3 (13.64%) DHCP
8 3 (13.64%) Data Mining
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless
4 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) WLAN
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
4 1 (4.55%) Intranet
4 1 (4.55%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Mining
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) IT Support
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Support Officer
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Support
3 3 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Technical Support
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Service Support Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Assistant Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
1 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Document Management
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) Symantec
5 3 (13.64%) Remedy
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco
5 3 (13.64%) NetApp
6 2 (9.09%) Apple
7 1 (4.55%) Avaya