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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 11 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.56% 5.69% 3.77%
As % of the System Software category 64.71% 56.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
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£164 £175 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.53 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.52 £21.20 £16.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.60% -
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
17 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.05% 10.16% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 3
Average daily rate £200 £201 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% -23.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.02 £21.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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
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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 8 £175 - 3
St Helens - - - - 1
Wirral - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
5 5 (23.81%) DNS
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco
7 3 (14.29%) DHCP
7 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 3 (14.29%) MS Office
7 3 (14.29%) SCCM
8 2 (9.52%) vSphere
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
8 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (9.52%) Veeam
8 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (9.52%) Replication
8 2 (9.52%) Remedy
8 2 (9.52%) Apple
8 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.76%) WLAN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
1 1 (4.76%) Project Management
1 1 (4.76%) Migration
1 1 (4.76%) Web Development
1 1 (4.76%) Time Management
1 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Veeam
4 2 (9.52%) Apple
4 2 (9.52%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) EMC
5 1 (4.76%) BMC
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat