Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 19 21
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 37 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.74% 5.80% 7.20%
As % of the System Software category 78.72% 70.00% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £275 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +14.70% -4.10%
10th Percentile £204 £105 £136
90th Percentile £419 £336 £402
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.20 £12.50 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -13.19% +10.77%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £18.00 £15.10 £21.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.28 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% -10.71% +1.82%

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 47 30 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 18.73% 8.29% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 10
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £275 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -14.60% +28.80%
10th Percentile £200 £110 £157
90th Percentile £414 £420 £426
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £390 £338
% change year-on-year +2.56% +15.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.20 £12.50 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -13.19% +8.95%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £18.00 £15.10 £21.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.34 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.31% -13.33% +11.11%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 +1 12 £388 +71.27%
Stoke-on-Trent 0 9 £350 +81.82% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +9 8 £150 -45.45% 1
Cannock +2 2 £300 +66.67% 1
Stafford +1 1 £210 - 1
Active Directory
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 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 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Cisco
3 12 (32.43%) Office 365
3 12 (32.43%) Windows Server
4 11 (29.73%) Retail
4 11 (29.73%) VPN
5 10 (27.03%) Logistics
5 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
6 9 (24.32%) FMCG
6 9 (24.32%) DHCP
6 9 (24.32%) Firewall
7 8 (21.62%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (16.22%) Migration
8 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
8 6 (16.22%) SCCM
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (13.51%) VMware
9 5 (13.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (13.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (10.81%) Power BI
10 4 (10.81%) Dashboard Development
10 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
10 4 (10.81%) Information Security
10 4 (10.81%) Dell

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 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Office 365
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) VPN
2 9 (24.32%) DHCP
2 9 (24.32%) Firewall
3 8 (21.62%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (10.81%) LAN
4 4 (10.81%) WAN
5 3 (8.11%) DNS
6 2 (5.41%) 3G
6 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.70%) SAN
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Power BI
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) DTS
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 11 (29.73%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Administrator
4 5 (13.51%) Business IT Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) IT Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) IT Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Project Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) FMCG
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.41%) AIX
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.70%) Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Logistics
2 6 (16.22%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Dashboard Development
3 4 (10.81%) Information Architecture
3 4 (10.81%) Information Security
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) HOOD
4 3 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (8.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 3 (8.11%) Service Design
4 3 (8.11%) SIEM
4 3 (8.11%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (5.41%) Break/Fix
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MCSA
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) GDPR
1 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Nexpose
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 12 (32.43%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) Dell
4 4 (10.81%) Kaspersky
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) F5
5 3 (8.11%) Proofpoint
6 2 (5.41%) LogRhythm
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) Xerox
7 1 (2.70%) Kaseya
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat