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 3 months to 26 June 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.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 15 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 21 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.29% 8.28% 6.98%
As % of the System Software category 46.67% 75.00% 49.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 7
Median daily rate £175 £260 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £260 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £260 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £14.34 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 45 36 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 13.47% 11.04% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 21
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.00 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £14.34 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -4 18 £175 - 2
Prescot - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 16 (35.56%) Office 365
4 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 15 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
5 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
5 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (20.00%) Citrix
8 9 (20.00%) ITIL
9 8 (17.78%) DNS
9 8 (17.78%) SCCM
10 7 (15.56%) Internet
10 7 (15.56%) Migration
10 7 (15.56%) VMware
11 6 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (13.33%) Android
11 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
11 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
12 5 (11.11%) PKI
12 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (11.11%) DHCP
12 5 (11.11%) Windows 10
12 5 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
13 4 (8.89%) SAS
13 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office

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 15 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.89%) SAS
3 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.44%) IIS
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (35.56%) Office 365
2 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 3 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (6.67%) Google Drive
4 3 (6.67%) Route 53
4 3 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (4.44%) IaaS
5 2 (4.44%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) DNS
2 7 (15.56%) Internet
3 5 (11.11%) DHCP
4 3 (6.67%) SMTP
4 3 (6.67%) SSL
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) SAN
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) Broadband
6 1 (2.22%) DSL
6 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.22%) LAN
6 1 (2.22%) MPLS
6 1 (2.22%) NAS
6 1 (2.22%) SNMP
6 1 (2.22%) VoIP
6 1 (2.22%) VRRP
6 1 (2.22%) WAN
6 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Big Data
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) GitLab
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.67%) JIRA
1 3 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (17.78%) Desktop Support
4 7 (15.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (11.11%) Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.67%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (6.67%) Exchange Support
7 3 (6.67%) Server Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) PKI
2 3 (6.67%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) BYOD
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.33%) Android
6 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
7 5 (11.11%) Windows 10
8 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (6.67%) CentOS
9 3 (6.67%) Linux
10 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (8.89%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (8.89%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.44%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.44%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.44%) Server Building
6 2 (4.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.22%) CRM
7 1 (2.22%) Email Migration
7 1 (2.22%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.22%) Software Licensing
7 1 (2.22%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.44%) XenApp
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) AirWatch
2 3 (6.67%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) Rsyslog
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.44%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) Citrix
3 7 (15.56%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) Google
5 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) Apple
7 1 (2.22%) Dell
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) Lumension
7 1 (2.22%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
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