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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 8 16 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +19
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.24% 5.03% 3.40%
As % of the System Software category 80.00% 100.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £14.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £15.86 £18.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.98% -3.33%
Active Directory
West Midlands

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 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 15.31% 5.03% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £250 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £23.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £13.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.86 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford +3 2 - - 4
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £300 - 3
Tamworth - 1 £150 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - -
Cannock - - - - 1
Lichfield - - - -
Uttoxeter - - - -
Active Directory
West Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows XP
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (21.43%) MS Office
6 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 6 (21.43%) Citrix
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco
7 5 (17.86%) VMware
7 5 (17.86%) SCCM
7 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) NHS
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) DHCP
9 3 (10.71%) DNS
9 3 (10.71%) HP
9 3 (10.71%) DameWare
10 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
10 2 (7.14%) UNIX
10 2 (7.14%) Linux
10 2 (7.14%) LAN
10 2 (7.14%) VPN
10 2 (7.14%) Sun
10 2 (7.14%) Dell
10 2 (7.14%) 3G

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) 3G
3 2 (7.14%) VPN
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
4 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Support Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) IT Support
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows XP
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.14%) UNIX
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.57%) HPUX
8 1 (3.57%) Solaris
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 2 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) DameWare
3 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Dell
5 2 (7.14%) Sun
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec