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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 11 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.43% 8.26% 9.02%
As % of the System Software category 91.67% 81.82% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate £275 £372 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.07% +45.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £414 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.37%
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
12 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.11% 10.09% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Average daily rate £275 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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
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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Stafford +4 3 - -
Stoke-on-Trent +1 2 £288 -9.87% 1
Cannock - 2 £180 -
Burton-upon-Trent +2 1 £275 -
Tamworth +1 1 £333 - 2
Active Directory
West Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) Office 365
7 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) NHS
7 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
8 2 (11.76%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
8 2 (11.76%) IIS
8 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 2 (11.76%) NetApp
8 2 (11.76%) IPv4
8 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
8 2 (11.76%) SSL
8 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
8 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
8 2 (11.76%) Software Licensing
8 2 (11.76%) Windows 8

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
1 2 (11.76%) IPv4
1 2 (11.76%) SSL
1 2 (11.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Desktop Support
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
1 3 (17.65%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Software Licensing
3 1 (5.88%) IT Audit
3 1 (5.88%) Line Management
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) DameWare
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Capita
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.88%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec