The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 16 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.82% 3.57% 8.15%
As % of the System Software category 80.00% 45.45% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £225 £180 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -43.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.29 £14.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.50 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

System Software Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
15 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.52% 7.86% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Median daily rate £233 £158 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -60.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £128 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.29 £14.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.50 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Staffordshire region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Staffordshire region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £150 -
Cannock +1 2 £263 +45.83%
Stoke-on-Trent -4 2 £425 - 1
Active Directory
West Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) Office 365
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (27.78%) SCCM
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (27.78%) MS Office
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
9 2 (11.11%) Cisco
9 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (5.56%) SCOM
10 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
10 1 (5.56%) XenApp
10 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (5.56%) DevOps
10 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (5.56%) Dell
10 1 (5.56%) EMC

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) DevOps
3 1 (5.56%) Remediation Plan
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp