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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 30 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.47% 4.81% 4.48%
As % of the System Software category 68.18% 47.37% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £75 £82
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+400.00% -8.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £259 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.49 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% +4.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.49 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
44 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.43% 10.16% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 6
Average daily rate £325 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £75 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £375 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.49 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% +4.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.49 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 +4 18 £350 +366.66% 5
St Helens - 3 - -
Wirral - 3 £375 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 47 (87.04%) Windows
2 32 (59.26%) Microsoft
3 23 (42.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
5 18 (33.33%) MS Office
5 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (29.63%) DNS
7 15 (27.78%) DHCP
7 15 (27.78%) MS Excel
7 15 (27.78%) Citrix
7 15 (27.78%) VMware
7 15 (27.78%) Hyper-V
8 14 (25.93%) Windows XP
9 13 (24.07%) SCCM
10 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (16.67%) LAN
13 9 (16.67%) WAN
13 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (14.81%) Migration
14 8 (14.81%) Clustering
14 8 (14.81%) ITIL
15 7 (12.96%) MCP
15 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
15 7 (12.96%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (12.96%) Windows 8
16 6 (11.11%) VMware ESX

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) IIS
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.56%) Lync
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (33.33%) MS Office
2 15 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) DNS
2 15 (27.78%) DHCP
3 9 (16.67%) LAN
3 9 (16.67%) WAN
4 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 5 (9.26%) Firewall
5 5 (9.26%) SAN
6 3 (5.56%) SSL
6 3 (5.56%) SMTP
6 3 (5.56%) FTP
6 3 (5.56%) HTTP
7 1 (1.85%) DMZ
7 1 (1.85%) Wireless
7 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.85%) Automotive
1 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Architect
2 7 (12.96%) Support Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Service Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 4 (7.41%) Administrator
4 4 (7.41%) Desktop Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Middleware
1 3 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Clustering
2 4 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.41%) Thin Client
2 4 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.56%) Replication
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 47 (87.04%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
4 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (25.93%) Windows XP
6 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (12.96%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.56%) BlackBerry OS
8 3 (5.56%) Android
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.85%) Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (14.81%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (5.56%) ERP
4 3 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (3.70%) Change Management
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.70%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) Validation
6 1 (1.85%) High Availability
6 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (12.96%) MCP
3 4 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.56%) MCSE
4 3 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.70%) MCSA
5 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) Hyper-V
2 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (7.41%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.70%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.85%) Firmware
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) WMI
3 2 (3.70%) WSUS
3 2 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 15 (27.78%) Citrix
2 15 (27.78%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) EMC
3 3 (5.56%) NetApp
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) Dell
5 1 (1.85%) WatchGuard
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe
5 1 (1.85%) Lotus
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) Remedy
5 1 (1.85%) TOWER Software