The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 15 27 13
Rank change year-on-year +12 -14  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 19 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 7.34% 3.97% 6.99%
As % of the System Software category 44.19% 35.71% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 7
Median daily rate £250 £290 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £182 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £398 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 43 28 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 16.60% 11.11% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 8
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £728
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Liverpool

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Liverpool

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Liverpool over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Liverpool

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Liverpool

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
4 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 8 (29.63%) SCCM
5 8 (29.63%) ITIL
5 8 (29.63%) Citrix
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) DNS
7 6 (22.22%) XenApp
7 6 (22.22%) Office 365
7 6 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
9 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
10 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
10 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
10 3 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (11.11%) Internet
10 3 (11.11%) DHCP
11 2 (7.41%) Replication

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) G Suite
3 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) DHCP
2 3 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.70%) VLAN
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Desktop Support
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Support
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Server Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.41%) PKI
1 2 (7.41%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
5 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Android
6 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris
7 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (3.70%) Email Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) XenApp
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) AirWatch
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) Citrix
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) NetApp
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Lumension
5 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire