The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Staffordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 14 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.03% 6.32% 12.74%
As % of the System Software category 90.00% 75.00% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate £250 £125 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.06 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
System Software Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
10 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.81% 8.42% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Average daily rate £250 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
West Midlands

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Stafford - 1 - - 2
Tamworth - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Active Directory
West Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) SAN
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 8
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
6 4 (22.22%) HP
6 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (11.11%) vSphere
8 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
8 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 2 (11.11%) Service Management
8 2 (11.11%) Firewall
8 2 (11.11%) MCSE
9 1 (5.56%) MCSA
9 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
9 1 (5.56%) MS Office

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
General
1 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) IT Support
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Project Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 8
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
1 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
2 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) vSphere
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
3 4 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) McAfee
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Stafford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago