Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 6 months to 20 May 2018 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 23 23
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 42 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.05% 6.33% 5.72%
As % of the System Software category 71.19% 50.62% 53.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 12
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -37.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £111 £113 £150
90th Percentile £475 £325 £500
North West median daily rate £330 £317 £375
% change year-on-year +4.10% -15.47% +38.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 16
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.88 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.81% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.20 £10.29
90th Percentile £23.50 £16.24 £17.25
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%

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

All System Software Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 59 81 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 12.72% 12.50% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 45 34
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £310 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.97% +24.07%
10th Percentile £120 £162 £205
90th Percentile £600 £515 £521
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £388
% change year-on-year +5.96% -2.58% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 16
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.88 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.81% - -
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.20 £10.29
90th Percentile £23.50 £16.24 £17.25
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.34
% change year-on-year -3.23% +8.09% +2.43%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Merseyside

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Merseyside

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Merseyside over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Merseyside

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory 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 6 months to 20 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +10 36 £410 +78.26% 6
Wirral - 4 £163 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 33 (78.57%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.19%) SCCM
4 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.81%) Migration
5 9 (21.43%) SQL
5 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (21.43%) Office 365
6 8 (19.05%) Windows 10
6 8 (19.05%) Facilities Management
7 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 7 (16.67%) Citrix
7 7 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (14.29%) NetScaler
8 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 6 (14.29%) Linux
8 6 (14.29%) XenApp
8 6 (14.29%) SCOM
8 6 (14.29%) NetBackup
9 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (11.90%) ITIL
9 5 (11.90%) HP
9 5 (11.90%) VMware
10 4 (9.52%) SAN
10 4 (9.52%) Veritas
10 4 (9.52%) Firewall
10 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (9.52%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (21.43%) Office 365
2 7 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
3 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.76%) NAS
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) DMZ
4 1 (2.38%) FTP
4 1 (2.38%) HTTP
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.38%) SMTP
4 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) GitLab
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.14%) Back Office
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Consultant
2 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Rollout Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) HPUX Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) IT Support
5 2 (4.76%) IT Technician
5 2 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) NetBackup Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Veritas Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
1 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
1 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.38%) Replication
2 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (78.57%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 8 (19.05%) Windows 10
5 6 (14.29%) Linux
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) HPUX
9 1 (2.38%) Android
9 1 (2.38%) CentOS
9 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.38%) Unix
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Migration
2 8 (19.05%) Facilities Management
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (7.14%) B2B
5 3 (7.14%) B2C
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (7.14%) Use Case
6 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.76%) Data Deduplication
6 2 (4.76%) Hardware Maintenance
6 2 (4.76%) ITSM
6 2 (4.76%) Open Source
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) Privileged Access Management
6 2 (4.76%) Software Deployment
6 2 (4.76%) Task Automation
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
7 1 (2.38%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (2.38%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) Ruby
3 1 (2.38%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MCDST
3 1 (2.38%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (14.29%) XenApp
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) SCCM
2 6 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 6 (14.29%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.38%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.38%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.38%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (11.90%) HP
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Veritas
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.38%) Apple
7 1 (2.38%) CA
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.38%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow