Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 29 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -19
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 14 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.20% 4.04% 4.55%
As % of the System Software category 70.00% 64.00% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £320 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% +77.78% -40.00%
10th Percentile £208 £186 £164
90th Percentile £403 £468 £276
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 10
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £11.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.31% +14.99% -5.79%
10th Percentile £13.89 £10.80 £10.09
90th Percentile £42.60 £15.75 £15.54
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.10 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year -2.76% +5.45% +5.77%

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 20 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.43% 6.31% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £358 £260 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +44.44% -40.00%
10th Percentile £204 £190 £164
90th Percentile £406 £498 £276
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £340 £313
% change year-on-year +8.82% +8.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £13.19 £10.80 £10.09
90th Percentile £40.75 £15.75 £18.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%

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 16 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 January 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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 5 £388 -16.22% 3
Burton-upon-Trent +5 4 £208 -35.16% 2
Tamworth - 3 £365 - 3
Stafford +2 2 - - 2
Active Directory
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 9 (64.29%) Cisco
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) FMCG
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
5 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
5 3 (21.43%) Kaspersky
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Proactive Management
5 3 (21.43%) Office 365
5 3 (21.43%) Patch Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (21.43%) DHCP
5 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) Symantec
5 3 (21.43%) Telnet
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (7.14%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
1 3 (21.43%) Telnet
1 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) 3G
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) DTS
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (7.14%) Data Lake
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) HDInsight
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) Power BI
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (42.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Support
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Network Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Security Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
1 3 (21.43%) FMCG
1 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) CESG
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Management
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Operations
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Patch Management
2 3 (21.43%) Proactive Management
2 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 2 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
4 1 (7.14%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCA
1 1 (7.14%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Kaspersky
4 3 (21.43%) Symantec
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Proofpoint
6 1 (7.14%) Apple
6 1 (7.14%) F5
6 1 (7.14%) Kaseya
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Xerox