Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 26 17
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 41 30 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.45% 5.12% 7.19%
As % of the System Software category 53.25% 55.56% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 18
Merseyside median daily rate £180 £350 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.57% +48.94% +17.50%
10th Percentile £110 £333 £143
90th Percentile £353 £471 £438
North West median daily rate £275 £325 £289
% change year-on-year -15.38% +12.55% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 16
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +0.63% +1.79%
10th Percentile £11.30 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £14.35 £18.64 £17.38
North West median hourly rate £14.13 £14.32 £14.50
% change year-on-year -1.33% -1.28% -3.33%

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 77 54 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.88% 9.22% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 40
Merseyside median daily rate £225 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +12.50% +23.89%
10th Percentile £112 £329 £163
90th Percentile £558 £571 £479
North West median daily rate £385 £375 £339
% change year-on-year +2.67% +10.70% +12.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 16
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +0.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.30 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £14.35 £18.64 £17.38
North West median hourly rate £14.97 £14.42 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.81% -0.55% -3.33%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +8 35 £180 -56.36% 7
Prescot - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
3 15 (36.59%) Windows Server
4 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
5 12 (29.27%) Office 365
6 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
7 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (24.39%) SCCM
7 10 (24.39%) Windows 10
8 9 (21.95%) Apple iOS
8 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (21.95%) Android
9 8 (19.51%) VMware
9 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (17.07%) Migration
10 7 (17.07%) HP
11 6 (14.63%) Citrix
11 6 (14.63%) DHCP
11 6 (14.63%) DNS
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (14.63%) Smartphone
11 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 6 (14.63%) Google
11 6 (14.63%) Facilities Management
11 6 (14.63%) Google Drive
12 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (12.20%) JIRA
12 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
12 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared

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 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.32%) SAS
4 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Office 365
2 6 (14.63%) Google Drive
3 3 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.32%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (4.88%) Route 53
4 2 (4.88%) Serverless
4 2 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) DHCP
1 6 (14.63%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) LAN
2 4 (9.76%) SAN
2 4 (9.76%) WAN
2 4 (9.76%) Wireless
3 3 (7.32%) Firewall
3 3 (7.32%) Kerberos
3 3 (7.32%) LDAP
3 3 (7.32%) SSL
3 3 (7.32%) VoIP
4 2 (4.88%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) SMTP
4 2 (4.88%) VLAN
4 2 (4.88%) VPN
5 1 (2.44%) DSL
5 1 (2.44%) Intranet
5 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.44%) MPLS
5 1 (2.44%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Big Data
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) GitLab
2 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (4.88%) Banking
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
1 11 (26.83%) Support Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Desktop Support
3 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (12.20%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) IT Support
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) IT Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Server Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) HPUX Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Office 365 Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.88%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 15 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (24.39%) Windows 10
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (21.95%) Android
5 9 (21.95%) Apple iOS
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.32%) HPUX
8 3 (7.32%) Linux
9 2 (4.88%) CentOS
10 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) Facilities Management
3 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) Service Management
4 3 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.88%) Auto-Scaling
5 2 (4.88%) CRM
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.88%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.44%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.44%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.44%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) MCITP
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
1 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Server
2 2 (4.88%) XenApp
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) AirWatch
2 3 (7.32%) WSUS
3 2 (4.88%) Puppet
3 2 (4.88%) Rsyslog
3 2 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.44%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.44%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) HP
4 6 (14.63%) Citrix
4 6 (14.63%) Google
5 5 (12.20%) Apple
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.88%) Veeam
7 1 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.44%) AppSense
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco
7 1 (2.44%) Dell
7 1 (2.44%) Juniper
7 1 (2.44%) Meraki
7 1 (2.44%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.44%) SonicWALL