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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Merseyside
Rank 21 27 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 16 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.20% 3.92% 11.72%
As % of the System Software category 47.06% 50.00% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 11
Median daily rate £205 £425 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.76% +73.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +5.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%

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
34 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.18% 7.83% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 11
Median daily rate £350 £425 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +57.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £450 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +5.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +3 15 £200 -52.94% 4
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (30.43%) Citrix
5 7 (30.43%) Internet
5 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (26.09%) MS Office
7 5 (21.74%) ITIL
7 5 (21.74%) XenApp
7 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (17.39%) SCCM
8 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 3 (13.04%) DNS
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
9 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
10 2 (8.70%) Office 365
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) G Suite
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) NAS
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) VLAN
4 1 (4.35%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Desktop Support
1 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Support
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) SSRS Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.35%) Android
7 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.35%) Solaris
7 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (8.70%) Security Patching
3 2 (8.70%) Server Building
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (4.35%) Email Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) XenApp
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Google
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire