Period
to 25 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 26 14
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.50% 3.37% 7.81%
As % of the System Software category 92.31% 56.25% 78.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 15
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +13.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £149 £204 £183
90th Percentile £389 £388 £419
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £320 £298
% change year-on-year +9.38% +7.56% -4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.48 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +6.91% +13.57%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year +17.65% -13.56% +3.51%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 26 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.54% 5.99% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 18
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £308 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.07% +2.50% +66.67%
10th Percentile £142 £204 £189
90th Percentile £389 £419 £419
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +4.43% +12.86% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.99 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.71% +17.33% +13.57%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory 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 6 months to 25 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +6 10 £370 -1.33%
Stoke-on-Trent +16 7 £189 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent 0 3 £140 -32.53% 1
Lichfield - 1 £413 -
Active Directory
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 14 (58.33%) VMware
4 11 (45.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (41.67%) Re-Platforming
5 10 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (41.67%) Retail
5 10 (41.67%) FMCG
6 9 (37.50%) Firewall
6 9 (37.50%) LAN
6 9 (37.50%) WAN
7 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (25.00%) Internet
8 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (25.00%) Patch Management
9 5 (20.83%) Application Discovery
9 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (20.83%) Logistics
9 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
9 5 (20.83%) ITIL
9 5 (20.83%) Linux
9 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (16.67%) Finance
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (16.67%) SCCM
10 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 3 (12.50%) Project Governance
11 3 (12.50%) Change Control

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 2 (8.33%) CMS
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) LAN
2 9 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (41.67%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Server Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Project Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Server Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (12.50%) IT Security Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Security Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) FMCG
2 3 (12.50%) PMI
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) CMDB
3 2 (8.33%) EMC VNX
3 2 (8.33%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Android
4 3 (12.50%) CentOS
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Solaris
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (41.67%) Re-Platforming
3 6 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 5 (20.83%) Application Discovery
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Logistics
4 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.50%) Project Governance
6 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.33%) Release Management
7 2 (8.33%) Service Management
7 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 3 (12.50%) PMP
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCSA
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) GDPR
1 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Firmware
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (8.33%) vCenter Server
3 2 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (12.50%) Dell
5 3 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Altiris
6 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.33%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.33%) Ivanti
6 2 (8.33%) Shavlik
6 2 (8.33%) Snow
6 2 (8.33%) Sophos