Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 31 21
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 43 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.05% 4.44% 6.03%
As % of the System Software category 72.88% 44.26% 52.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 14
Merseyside median daily rate £180 £205 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.20% -45.15% +38.43%
10th Percentile £106 £113 £131
90th Percentile £475 £347 £438
North West median daily rate £280 £325 £305
% change year-on-year -13.85% +6.56% +10.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 19
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.38 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.76% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.00 £9.91
90th Percentile £21.85 £19.36 £17.55
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.60% - +7.14%

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 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 13.79% 10.03% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 37
Merseyside median daily rate £190 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.71% -17.65% +34.92%
10th Percentile £107 £186 £152
90th Percentile £490 £583 £510
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 19
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.38 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.76% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.00 £9.91
90th Percentile £21.85 £19.36 £17.55
North West median hourly rate £16.36 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.07% - +7.14%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +16 37 £187 -6.38% 6
Wirral - 2 £163 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 37 (86.05%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
3 14 (32.56%) Windows Server
4 13 (30.23%) SCCM
5 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
6 11 (25.58%) Windows 10
7 10 (23.26%) Facilities Management
8 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (18.60%) Smartphone
9 8 (18.60%) VMware
9 8 (18.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (18.60%) HP
9 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
10 7 (16.28%) Migration
10 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
10 7 (16.28%) Office 365
11 6 (13.95%) Apple iOS
11 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
11 6 (13.95%) Google
11 6 (13.95%) SAN
11 6 (13.95%) Android
11 6 (13.95%) Google Drive
12 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (11.63%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (11.63%) Apple
12 5 (11.63%) LDAP
12 5 (11.63%) JIRA
12 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010

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 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Office 365
2 6 (13.95%) Google Drive
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.33%) IaaS
5 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) SAN
2 4 (9.30%) Kerberos
3 3 (6.98%) DHCP
3 3 (6.98%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
3 3 (6.98%) VPN
3 3 (6.98%) Wireless
4 2 (4.65%) LAN
4 2 (4.65%) NAS
4 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.65%) VLAN
4 2 (4.65%) VoIP
4 2 (4.65%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) DMZ
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.33%) IPsec
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.65%) Back Office
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Support Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) IT Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) IT Support
4 5 (11.63%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (11.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) IT Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) HPUX Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Rollout Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior ICT Technician
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Smartphone
2 4 (9.30%) User Experience
3 3 (6.98%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (86.05%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
4 11 (25.58%) Windows 10
5 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.95%) Android
6 6 (13.95%) Apple iOS
7 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (9.30%) HPUX
8 4 (9.30%) Linux
8 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.33%) Unix
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Facilities Management
2 7 (16.28%) Migration
3 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.30%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (9.30%) Service Management
4 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.65%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (4.65%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.65%) Use Case
6 1 (2.33%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (2.33%) Microservices
6 1 (2.33%) Privileged Access Management
6 1 (2.33%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.33%) Server Building
6 1 (2.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) VB
3 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
3 2 (4.65%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (6.98%) WSUS
4 2 (4.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.33%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.33%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.33%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) HP
2 8 (18.60%) VMware
3 6 (13.95%) Google
4 5 (11.63%) Apple
5 3 (6.98%) Citrix
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) Veeam
7 1 (2.33%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.33%) CA
7 1 (2.33%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.33%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.33%) Juniper
7 1 (2.33%) Meraki
7 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft