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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 24 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 10 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.42% 4.64% 14.63%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 58.33% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £320 £161 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.37% -15.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £161 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £161 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -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 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.64% 7.95% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Median daily rate £420 £180 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.00% -31.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £164 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £196 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Stafford - 4 £110 -
Stoke-on-Trent -4 3 £500 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent -1 2 £320 -
Cannock -1 1 - - 1
Active Directory
West Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) MS Office
3 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
4 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (28.57%) Migration
6 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
6 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) NAS
7 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
8 3 (14.29%) Data Reconciliation
8 3 (14.29%) Data Enrichment
8 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (14.29%) SCCM
8 3 (14.29%) Document Management
8 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
8 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (14.29%) Office 365
8 3 (14.29%) Big Data
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (14.29%) Firewall
8 3 (14.29%) Management Information System

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 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
2 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (4.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) NAS
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Intranet
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
3 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
4 1 (4.76%) Skype
4 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) Big Data
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (9.52%) Data Lake
3 2 (9.52%) HDInsight
3 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) Power BI
4 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Data Migration Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Azure Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Azure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
1 1 (4.76%) J2EE
1 1 (4.76%) JMS
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
1 1 (4.76%) Node.js
1 1 (4.76%) React
1 1 (4.76%) REST
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
1 1 (4.76%) Spring
1 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) CESG
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.76%) IVR
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Unix
5 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Data Enrichment
3 3 (14.29%) Data Reconciliation
3 3 (14.29%) Document Management
3 3 (14.29%) ETL
3 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Machine Learning
4 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Kanban
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) BT
6 1 (4.76%) Genesys
6 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.76%) KANA
6 1 (4.76%) Kaseya
6 1 (4.76%) Kaspersky
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.76%) Symantec