Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 9 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 23 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.99% 12.61% 5.26%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 71.43% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 9
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +25.00% +86.92%
10th Percentile £291 £275 £105
90th Percentile £370 £406 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £360 £330
% change year-on-year -9.72% +9.09% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Staffordshire median hourly rate £11.79 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.01% +9.23% -9.72%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £14.69 £40.75 £15.27
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £13.00
% change year-on-year -1.51% +9.35% -7.14%

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 46 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.97% 17.65% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 11
Staffordshire median daily rate £368 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.38% +2.40%
10th Percentile £289 £200 £105
90th Percentile £388 £406 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.75% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.64 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.97% +9.23% -11.56%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.08 £10.75
90th Percentile £25.24 £38.90 £15.27
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £13.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +9.35% -13.33%

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 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 24 September 2018. 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 -3 8 £365 -2.67% 3
Burton-upon-Trent +1 7 £304 -
Stafford 0 5 - -
Stoke-on-Trent -9 3 £325 -7.14% 5
Active Directory
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) Office 365
5 9 (39.13%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (26.09%) Retail
7 6 (26.09%) FMCG
7 6 (26.09%) DHCP
7 6 (26.09%) Firewall
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
8 5 (21.74%) Re-Platforming
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
10 3 (13.04%) Migration
10 3 (13.04%) NetApp
10 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
10 3 (13.04%) Time Management
10 3 (13.04%) SCCM
10 3 (13.04%) Break/Fix
10 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
11 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
11 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
11 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills

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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DHCP
1 6 (26.09%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) MPLS
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) SNMP
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Project Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Project Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Server Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Wintel Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) FMCG
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows Server
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Unix
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (21.74%) Re-Platforming
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) Break/Fix
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Compliance Audit
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (4.35%) IT Audit
5 1 (4.35%) Logistics
5 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (8.70%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) NetApp
4 2 (8.70%) Avaya
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Altiris
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.35%) Wyse