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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 18 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 23 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.63% 7.37% 5.91%
As % of the System Software category 62.16% 60.47% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Median daily rate £500 £215 £75
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+132.55% +186.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Median hourly rate £12.75 £14.00 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +12.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
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
37 43 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.66% 12.18% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 7
Median daily rate £350 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Median hourly rate £12.75 £14.00 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +12.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 14 - - 3
Birkenhead - 4 £500 - 1
Wirral +3 3 £260 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server
5 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (21.95%) ITIL
6 8 (19.51%) DNS
6 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (17.07%) IIS
8 6 (14.63%) MCITP
8 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
8 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
8 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
8 6 (14.63%) WAN
8 6 (14.63%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (12.20%) .NET
9 5 (12.20%) Linux
9 5 (12.20%) Intranet
9 5 (12.20%) Internet
9 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
9 5 (12.20%) VMware
10 4 (9.76%) Migration
10 4 (9.76%) LAMP
10 4 (9.76%) MCTS
10 4 (9.76%) Brocade
10 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (9.76%) Citrix

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 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
3 7 (17.07%) IIS
4 4 (9.76%) Apache
4 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.76%) JBoss
4 4 (9.76%) Skype for Business
4 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) DNS
2 6 (14.63%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (14.63%) WAN
3 5 (12.20%) Internet
3 5 (12.20%) Intranet
4 4 (9.76%) DHCP
4 4 (9.76%) SAN
4 4 (9.76%) SSL
4 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.32%) NAS
6 2 (4.88%) Firewall
6 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 2 (4.88%) Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.44%) DMZ
7 1 (2.44%) IPsec
7 1 (2.44%) LAN
7 1 (2.44%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) GIS
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Local Government
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (17.07%) Service Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Project Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) IT Support
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (4.88%) Data Architect
6 2 (4.88%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Web Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Web Hosting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
1 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.76%) JSP
2 4 (9.76%) LAMP
3 1 (2.44%) SAML
3 1 (2.44%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Driving Licence
1 4 (9.76%) NHS
1 4 (9.76%) PMI
2 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.32%) iPad
3 2 (4.88%) Handset
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) EPoS
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (24.39%) Windows Server
3 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
5 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
6 5 (12.20%) Linux
7 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) Capacity Management
2 4 (9.76%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
2 4 (9.76%) Project Management
2 4 (9.76%) Security Management
3 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
3 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.44%) Data Architecture
3 1 (2.44%) Data Entry
3 1 (2.44%) DevOps
3 1 (2.44%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (2.44%) High Availability
3 1 (2.44%) Information Security
3 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
3 1 (2.44%) Patch Management
3 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.44%) Security Patching
3 1 (2.44%) Server Hardening
3 1 (2.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Java
1 4 (9.76%) PHP
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.63%) MCITP
3 4 (9.76%) MCTS
3 4 (9.76%) PMI Certification
3 4 (9.76%) RHCE
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) MCDST
4 2 (4.88%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.44%) CFCE
5 1 (2.44%) EnCE
5 1 (2.44%) GCFA
5 1 (2.44%) GCFE
5 1 (2.44%) GIAC
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) UAG
2 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.88%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Puppet
1 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) EnCase
3 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) Brocade
3 4 (9.76%) Citrix
3 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.88%) EMC
4 2 (4.88%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Dell
5 1 (2.44%) NetApp
5 1 (2.44%) Rapid7
5 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.44%) Splunk
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