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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 6 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.11% 9.28% 6.52%
As % of the System Software category 60.00% 69.23% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £180 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £12.56 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.32% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.11 £15.75 £15.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.08%
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
10 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.85% 13.40% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate £180 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £12.56 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.32% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.11 £15.75 £15.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cannock - 2 £180 -
Stafford -2 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 - - 3
Tamworth - 1 £120 -
Active Directory
West Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) NetApp
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
6 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (7.69%) MCSE
7 1 (7.69%) SAP
7 1 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) NHS
7 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
7 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (7.69%) Local Government
7 1 (7.69%) Capita

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
General
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) IT Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) DameWare
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Brocade
4 1 (7.69%) Capita
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) SAP