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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 28 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.61% 4.50% 5.15%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 37.50% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £110 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £410 £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.49 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% +4.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
42 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.41% 12.00% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 11
Average daily rate £375 £258 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.63% -6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £130 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £413 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.49 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% +4.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -4 14 £375 +400.00% 8
Prescot - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 56 (91.80%) Windows
2 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
2 30 (49.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (40.98%) Hyper-V
4 24 (39.34%) DHCP
5 23 (37.70%) SCCM
6 22 (36.07%) DNS
6 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (32.79%) Windows 7
8 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (31.15%) VMware
9 18 (29.51%) Clustering
9 18 (29.51%) Citrix
10 16 (26.23%) ITIL
11 15 (24.59%) MS Office
11 15 (24.59%) Migration
11 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
13 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
13 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
14 10 (16.39%) High Availability
15 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (13.11%) VMware ESX
16 8 (13.11%) IIS
16 8 (13.11%) Performance Tuning
17 7 (11.48%) DFS Replication
17 7 (11.48%) Windows 2000
17 7 (11.48%) LAN
17 7 (11.48%) WAN
17 7 (11.48%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (13.11%) IIS
2 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.92%) Lync
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (24.59%) MS Office
2 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (39.34%) DHCP
2 22 (36.07%) DNS
3 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.48%) LAN
4 7 (11.48%) WAN
5 6 (9.84%) DMZ
5 6 (9.84%) SAN
6 5 (8.20%) Firewall
7 4 (6.56%) SSL
7 4 (6.56%) SMTP
7 4 (6.56%) FTP
7 4 (6.56%) HTTP
8 1 (1.64%) Wireless
8 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
1 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.64%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.64%) Automotive
1 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Wintel Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Service Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Desktop Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) IT Support
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Middleware
1 3 (4.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.92%) Replication
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) iPhone
4 1 (1.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 56 (91.80%) Windows
2 30 (49.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (32.79%) Windows 7
5 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
7 7 (11.48%) Windows 2000
8 5 (8.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.64%) Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.64%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) Migration
3 10 (16.39%) High Availability
4 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (13.11%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
7 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.56%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.56%) Project Management
9 3 (4.92%) ERP
10 2 (3.28%) Requirements Engineering
10 2 (3.28%) Workflow
10 2 (3.28%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (3.28%) Change Management
10 2 (3.28%) Validation
10 2 (3.28%) Performance Management
10 2 (3.28%) Data Migration
11 1 (1.64%) Matrix Management
11 1 (1.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.20%) MCP
2 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) Hyper-V
2 8 (13.11%) VMware ESX
3 7 (11.48%) DFS Replication
3 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.84%) Firmware
5 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.92%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.92%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (37.70%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) SCVMM
3 4 (6.56%) SCOM
3 4 (6.56%) WMI
4 2 (3.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
2 19 (31.15%) VMware
3 18 (29.51%) Citrix
4 7 (11.48%) HP
5 6 (9.84%) Dell
6 3 (4.92%) EMC
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle
6 3 (4.92%) NetApp
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco
8 1 (1.64%) Adobe
8 1 (1.64%) Lotus
8 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.64%) Remedy
8 1 (1.64%) TOWER Software
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