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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 16 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.89% 8.41% 4.89%
As % of the System Software category 51.61% 81.25% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate £425 £163 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+161.53% -39.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.05 £89.00 £16.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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
31 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.48% 10.36% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 10
Average daily rate £425 £163 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+161.53% -45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £106 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £305 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.05 £89.00 £16.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 9 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 16 £425 +161.53% 3
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.88%) MS Exchange
4 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
5 13 (30.23%) Windows Server
6 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (23.26%) Windows XP
7 9 (20.93%) Citrix
7 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (20.93%) Windows 8
8 8 (18.60%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (18.60%) Skype for Business
8 8 (18.60%) Office 365
8 8 (18.60%) ITIL
8 8 (18.60%) WAN
9 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (13.95%) Windows Vista
10 6 (13.95%) SCCM
10 6 (13.95%) MS Office
10 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (11.63%) Cisco
11 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
11 5 (11.63%) Migration
12 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
12 4 (9.30%) Legal
12 4 (9.30%) VMware
12 4 (9.30%) Blackberry
12 4 (9.30%) LAN
12 4 (9.30%) CCNP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (34.88%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.60%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
4 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Remote Desktop
1 8 (18.60%) WAN
2 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.30%) Intranet
3 4 (9.30%) LAN
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (6.98%) DHCP
4 3 (6.98%) Internet
4 3 (6.98%) VoIP
4 3 (6.98%) VPN
4 3 (6.98%) Wireless
5 2 (4.65%) DNS
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.33%) Firewall
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (9.30%) Legal
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Local Government
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (32.56%) Support Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (16.28%) Service Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (11.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) IT Support
9 3 (6.98%) Administrator
9 3 (6.98%) Consultant
9 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) IT Administrator
9 3 (6.98%) Network Consultant
9 3 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Blackberry
1 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) iPad
3 2 (4.65%) Handset
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
3 13 (30.23%) Windows Server
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (23.26%) Windows XP
5 9 (20.93%) Windows 8
5 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (13.95%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Migration
3 3 (6.98%) Network Design
4 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 1 (2.33%) Document Management
5 1 (2.33%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.30%) CCNP
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.98%) CCIE
3 3 (6.98%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) MCDST
4 2 (4.65%) MCITP
4 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.33%) CCEA
5 1 (2.33%) CCEE
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.65%) vSphere
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.33%) XenApp
2 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Citrix
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco
4 4 (9.30%) VMware
5 3 (6.98%) Juniper
6 2 (4.65%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) HP
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