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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 13 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.12% 6.37% 3.05%
As % of the System Software category 68.42% 55.17% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
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£164 £175 £103
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +70.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +26.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
19 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.48% 11.55% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 2
Average daily rate £200 £270 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.53 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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
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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 10 £175 - 5
St Helens - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 6 (30.00%) Citrix
5 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (20.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) MS Office
7 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.00%) DHCP
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (15.00%) SCCM
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (10.00%) Replication
8 2 (10.00%) Veeam
8 2 (10.00%) vSphere
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.00%) Remedy
8 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
8 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
8 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.00%) Migration
1 1 (5.00%) Web Development
1 1 (5.00%) Time Management
1 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Citrix
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Veeam
4 2 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Apple