Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 26 20
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.72% 6.13% 6.95%
As % of the System Software category 67.24% 46.91% 61.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 10
Merseyside median daily rate £350 £250 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -31.03% +68.60%
10th Percentile £145 £113 £287
90th Percentile £475 £325 £501
North West median daily rate £306 £300 £370
% change year-on-year +2.08% -18.92% +38.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 18
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.15 £16.35 £15.22
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 £13.50
% change year-on-year +6.19% +4.63% -3.57%

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 58 81 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 12.98% 13.06% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 23
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £156 £130 £251
90th Percentile £613 £568 £506
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 18
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.15 £16.35 £15.22
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 28 £350 +40.00% 4
Southport - 5 £475 -
Wirral - 5 £163 - 2
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Office 365
3 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
4 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (20.51%) SQL
7 7 (17.95%) ITIL
7 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
7 7 (17.95%) SCCM
7 7 (17.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
8 6 (15.38%) SCOM
8 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 6 (15.38%) NetBackup
8 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 5 (12.82%) Linux
9 5 (12.82%) DNS
9 5 (12.82%) B2B
9 5 (12.82%) B2C
9 5 (12.82%) Citrix
9 5 (12.82%) Migration
10 4 (10.26%) Service Management
10 4 (10.26%) Firewall
10 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (10.26%) Veritas
10 4 (10.26%) 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 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) Office 365
2 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (17.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) DNS
2 4 (10.26%) Firewall
2 4 (10.26%) NetScaler
2 4 (10.26%) Skype
3 2 (5.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.56%) FTP
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) Intranet
4 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.56%) SAN
4 1 (2.56%) SMTP
4 1 (2.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) GitLab
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Office 365 Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) NetBackup Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Veritas Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) JSON
1 1 (2.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.56%) Clustering
1 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
4 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.82%) Linux
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) Android
7 1 (2.56%) CentOS
7 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 5 (12.82%) B2B
3 5 (12.82%) B2C
3 5 (12.82%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Service Management
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (7.69%) ITSM
5 3 (7.69%) Open Source
5 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.13%) Data Deduplication
6 2 (5.13%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (5.13%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.13%) Patch Management
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Privileged Identity Management
6 2 (5.13%) Storage Management
6 2 (5.13%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.69%) MCITP
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) MCTS
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCDST
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (10.26%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) SCCM
2 6 (15.38%) NetBackup
2 6 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.56%) Nagios
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) Veritas
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.56%) Apple
5 1 (2.56%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) Remedy