Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 4 12
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 28 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.12% 20.00% 14.92%
As % of the System Software category 33.33% 93.33% 77.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 25 49
Median daily rate £325 £315 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -13.70% +18.70%
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £320 £360
% change year-on-year +1.56% -11.11% +15.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £11.78 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.74% -27.03%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.36% +5.67% +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 12 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.37% 21.43% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 37
Median daily rate £381 £310 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.98% -16.22% +9.63%
10th Percentile £298 £123 £242
90th Percentile £438 £388 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £11.78 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.05% -12.88%
Median hourly rate £15.13 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.63% +5.73% +7.14%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Staffordshire.

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 20 January 2021. 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
Stafford -2 1 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 - -
Active Directory
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Orchard
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) SLA

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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (25.00%) Housing Association
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Database Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) IBM XIV
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) PaperCut
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Orchard
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam