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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 30 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.77% 4.58% 5.69%
As % of the System Software category 46.15% 52.38% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 8
Average daily rate
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£200 £164 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £147 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £193 £231
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.53 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.63% -22.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £93.52 £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -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
65 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.84% 8.75% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 14
Average daily rate £300 £275 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% +37.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £155 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.06 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +0.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £83.02 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +8 21 £200 +14.28% 8
Bootle +2 4 - -
St Helens - 2 £240 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 50 (87.72%) Windows
2 46 (80.70%) Microsoft
3 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (43.86%) VMware
5 24 (42.11%) Citrix
6 23 (40.35%) DNS
7 21 (36.84%) MS Office
7 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
8 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (31.58%) DHCP
10 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
10 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
11 16 (28.07%) ITIL
11 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (21.05%) MCP
13 12 (21.05%) IIS
13 12 (21.05%) Windows XP
13 12 (21.05%) Firewall
14 11 (19.30%) Clustering
14 11 (19.30%) VMware ESX
14 11 (19.30%) WAN
15 10 (17.54%) LAN
15 10 (17.54%) SCCM
15 10 (17.54%) Windows 8
16 9 (15.79%) Migration
17 8 (14.04%) SQL
17 8 (14.04%) Blackberry

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.05%) IIS
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.26%) Lync
7 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (36.84%) MS Office
2 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (40.35%) DNS
2 18 (31.58%) DHCP
3 12 (21.05%) Firewall
4 11 (19.30%) WAN
5 10 (17.54%) LAN
6 6 (10.53%) SMTP
6 6 (10.53%) FTP
6 6 (10.53%) HTTP
6 6 (10.53%) SSL
7 4 (7.02%) SAN
8 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.26%) Internet
9 2 (3.51%) Wireless
9 2 (3.51%) NAS
10 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.75%) DMZ
10 1 (1.75%) VPN
10 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (1.75%) Legal
1 1 (1.75%) Publishing
1 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Support Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (14.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Desktop Administrator
6 5 (8.77%) Service Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.26%) Architect
8 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Clustering
2 8 (14.04%) Blackberry
3 6 (10.53%) Fat Client
3 6 (10.53%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.26%) NHS
4 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 50 (87.72%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (21.05%) Windows XP
7 10 (17.54%) Windows 8
8 4 (7.02%) Android
8 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
8 4 (7.02%) BlackBerry OS
9 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) ITIL
2 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (10.53%) Patch Management
5 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.51%) High Availability
7 1 (1.75%) ITSM
7 1 (1.75%) Security Patching
7 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.75%) Network Design
7 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.75%) Project Management
7 1 (1.75%) Service Management
7 1 (1.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (21.05%) MCP
3 7 (12.28%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.26%) MCSE
6 2 (3.51%) MCSA
6 2 (3.51%) CCNP
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.75%) CCEE
7 1 (1.75%) PMP
7 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.75%) CCNA
7 1 (1.75%) CCEA
7 1 (1.75%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (19.30%) VMware ESX
3 7 (12.28%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (10.53%) Terminal Services
4 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.53%) vSphere
5 4 (7.02%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.26%) XenApp
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (80.70%) Microsoft
2 25 (43.86%) VMware
3 24 (42.11%) Citrix
4 3 (5.26%) Veritas
4 3 (5.26%) Symantec
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco
4 3 (5.26%) Sophos
4 3 (5.26%) Acronis
5 2 (3.51%) WatchGuard
5 2 (3.51%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Juniper
6 1 (1.75%) Remedy
6 1 (1.75%) Apple
6 1 (1.75%) AppSense
6 1 (1.75%) Google
6 1 (1.75%) PlateSpin
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Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £14 - £16 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Yodel
Rate: Great Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £12 - £15 per day + competitive
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