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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 11 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.79% 6.82% 11.64%
As % of the System Software category 68.75% 80.00% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £205 £278 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.12% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £160 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £396 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £13.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £9.60 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.69 £14.55 £15.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
16 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.42% 8.52% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Median daily rate £356 £300 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £179 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £13.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -9.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £9.60 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.69 £14.55 £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £205 -
Stafford - 2 - -
Tamworth +1 1 £105 - 1
Cannock 0 1 - - 1
Active Directory
West Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) Citrix
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
7 3 (15.79%) Office 365
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
8 2 (10.53%) NAS
8 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
8 2 (10.53%) SCCM
8 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
8 2 (10.53%) NetApp
8 2 (10.53%) NHS
8 2 (10.53%) IIS
8 2 (10.53%) IPv4

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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
1 2 (10.53%) IPv4
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
1 2 (10.53%) SSL
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 1 (5.26%) ICT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Unix
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Data Enrichment
3 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Document Management
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.26%) IT Audit
3 1 (5.26%) Presales
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) SDLC
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) BT
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.26%) Kaseya
6 1 (5.26%) Kaspersky
6 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec