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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 22 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.11% 1.11% 7.73%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 20.00% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Average daily rate
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£223 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
44 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.22% 5.56% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 6
Average daily rate £300 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £358 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 +2 17 £223 - 6
Wirral - 2 - -
Bootle - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 52 (92.86%) Windows
2 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
3 27 (48.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (44.64%) VMware
4 25 (44.64%) DNS
5 21 (37.50%) DHCP
5 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 20 (35.71%) MS Office
7 19 (33.93%) Citrix
8 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
8 17 (30.36%) Hyper-V
9 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (25.00%) ITIL
11 13 (23.21%) MCP
11 13 (23.21%) IIS
11 13 (23.21%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (23.21%) WAN
11 13 (23.21%) SCCM
11 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (23.21%) Clustering
12 12 (21.43%) VMware ESX
12 12 (21.43%) LAN
13 11 (19.64%) Migration
13 11 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (17.86%) Windows XP
14 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
15 9 (16.07%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 13 (23.21%) IIS
2 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.36%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (35.71%) MS Office
2 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.57%) Office 365
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (44.64%) DNS
2 21 (37.50%) DHCP
3 13 (23.21%) WAN
4 12 (21.43%) LAN
5 9 (16.07%) Firewall
6 7 (12.50%) SAN
6 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.71%) SSL
7 6 (10.71%) SMTP
7 6 (10.71%) FTP
7 6 (10.71%) HTTP
8 2 (3.57%) Internet
9 1 (1.79%) DMZ
9 1 (1.79%) Wireless
9 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
1 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.79%) Publishing
1 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Architect
2 7 (12.50%) Administrator
2 7 (12.50%) Desktop Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) IT Support
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Clustering
2 7 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 7 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.36%) Replication
4 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) NHS
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 52 (92.86%) Windows
2 27 (48.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (17.86%) Windows XP
6 6 (10.71%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.36%) BlackBerry OS
7 3 (5.36%) Android
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) ITIL
2 11 (19.64%) Migration
3 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (10.71%) Patch Management
6 5 (8.93%) Server Building
7 4 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (5.36%) ERP
9 2 (3.57%) Change Management
9 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.57%) Requirements Engineering
10 1 (1.79%) High Availability
10 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.79%) Security Patching
10 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (23.21%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (23.21%) MCP
3 7 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.57%) MCSE
5 2 (3.57%) MCSA
6 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) PMP
6 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (30.36%) Hyper-V
2 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.43%) VMware ESX
4 8 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 7 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.36%) vSphere
6 3 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.57%) XenApp
8 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 25 (44.64%) VMware
3 19 (33.93%) Citrix
4 3 (5.36%) NetApp
4 3 (5.36%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 3 (5.36%) EMC
5 1 (1.79%) AppSense
5 1 (1.79%) PlateSpin
5 1 (1.79%) WatchGuard
5 1 (1.79%) Acronis
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco
5 1 (1.79%) Dell
5 1 (1.79%) Veritas
5 1 (1.79%) Apple
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec
5 1 (1.79%) Remedy
5 1 (1.79%) Sophos
Liverpool, Merseyside
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - 650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago