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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 7 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.46% 13.56% 6.72%
As % of the System Software category 77.78% 88.89% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
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£161 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.44 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +19.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
9 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.73% 15.25% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £200 £190 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015. 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
Cannock +1 3 £161 -37.05%
Burton-upon-Trent -2 2 - - 2
Stoke-on-Trent -4 1 - - 2
Active Directory
West Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (88.46%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
3 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
3 9 (34.62%) MS Office
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (23.08%) Internet
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco
8 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (15.38%) Wireless
8 4 (15.38%) WAN
8 4 (15.38%) Linux
8 4 (15.38%) ITIL
8 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 4 (15.38%) Backup Exec
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Vista
8 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
8 4 (15.38%) Software Distribution
9 3 (11.54%) RESTful
9 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
9 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (11.54%) Subversion
9 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.54%) TDD
9 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (11.54%) SCCM
9 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.69%) Lync
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Office
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Internet
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 4 (15.38%) Wireless
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) VLAN
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.85%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.54%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.85%) Ant
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Local Government
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.85%) Server Support
6 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
1 3 (11.54%) RESTful
2 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Vista
5 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
1 4 (15.38%) Software Distribution
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (11.54%) OO
2 3 (11.54%) SOA
2 3 (11.54%) Scrum
2 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.54%) TDD
3 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 2 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C#
1 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) MCSA
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (7.69%) XenServer
2 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
2 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Backup Exec
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) TIBCO
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) SAP
5 2 (7.69%) Lotus
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) AppSense
6 1 (3.85%) LANDesk