Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 43 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.74% 7.51% 4.90%
As % of the System Software category 72.88% 50.67% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 4
Merseyside median daily rate £263 £180 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -48.57% +57.30%
10th Percentile £136 £111 £333
90th Percentile £456 £360 £471
North West median daily rate £300 £280 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% -16.42% +17.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 13
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -11.09% +0.63%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.28 £12.75
90th Percentile £16.75 £14.43 £18.40
North West median hourly rate £16.63 £14.97 £14.29
% change year-on-year +11.06% +4.76% -1.45%

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 75 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 11.99% 14.82% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 18
Merseyside median daily rate £340 £250 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -36.51% +12.50%
10th Percentile £148 £113 £329
90th Percentile £565 £564 £571
North West median daily rate £395 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 13
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -11.09% +0.63%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.28 £12.75
90th Percentile £16.75 £14.43 £18.40
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £14.34
% change year-on-year +4.13% +10.50% -1.10%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -3 29 £250 +38.89% 8
Southport - 6 £413 - 1
Wirral - 4 £163 - 1
Prescot -4 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 (76.74%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Office 365
3 19 (44.19%) Windows Server
4 17 (39.53%) Windows 10
5 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
7 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
8 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) GxP
9 7 (16.28%) Acronis
9 7 (16.28%) SCCM
9 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (16.28%) Skype
10 6 (13.95%) Skype for Business
10 6 (13.95%) Citrix
10 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (13.95%) ITIL
11 5 (11.63%) DNS
11 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
11 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
11 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
11 5 (11.63%) VMware
11 5 (11.63%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
12 4 (9.30%) MCITP
12 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management

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 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.95%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (55.81%) Office 365
2 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.33%) IaaS
5 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) Skype
2 5 (11.63%) DNS
3 4 (9.30%) Firewall
4 3 (6.98%) DHCP
4 3 (6.98%) Internet
4 3 (6.98%) Intranet
4 3 (6.98%) LAN
4 3 (6.98%) WAN
5 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.65%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.33%) PSTN
6 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
1 3 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Office 365 Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) ICT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.33%) FMCG
2 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.33%) NHS
2 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) Windows Server
3 17 (39.53%) Windows 10
4 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.98%) Linux
7 1 (2.33%) Unix
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL
3 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
4 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.98%) B2B
5 3 (6.98%) Identity Management
5 3 (6.98%) ITSM
5 3 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (6.98%) Service Management
6 2 (4.65%) B2C
6 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.65%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (4.65%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (4.65%) Migration
6 2 (4.65%) Open Source
6 2 (4.65%) Privileged Identity Management
6 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) MCITP
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) MCDST
3 2 (4.65%) MCSA
3 2 (4.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) GxP
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) PMO
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.65%) XenApp
2 1 (2.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Nagios
3 1 (2.33%) OpenView
3 1 (2.33%) OVSD
3 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Acronis
3 6 (13.95%) Citrix
4 5 (11.63%) VMware
5 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.65%) BMC
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco
6 2 (4.65%) Micro Focus
6 2 (4.65%) NetApp
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) Brocade
7 1 (2.33%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.33%) Remedy
7 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.33%) Veeam
7 1 (2.33%) Virgin Media