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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 15 19
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 17 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.23% 6.21% 8.37%
As % of the System Software category 77.27% 81.82% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
Median daily rate £313 £275 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -26.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £218 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £320 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £315 £300
% change year-on-year -3.09% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £16.10 £12.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.80% +8.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £10.14 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.50 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  

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 22 11 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 15.83% 7.59% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 6
Median daily rate £300 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £171 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £342 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £16.10 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.80% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £10.14 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.50 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent +2 6 £150 -45.45% 2
Stoke-on-Trent 0 5 £325 +13.04% 2
Cannock +1 2 £300 +66.66%
Tamworth -1 2 £413 +24.06%
Active Directory
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 10 (38.46%) Office 365
4 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 7 (26.92%) Migration
6 7 (26.92%) VMware
7 6 (23.08%) SCCM
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco
9 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
9 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
10 3 (11.54%) Power BI
10 3 (11.54%) Information Architecture
10 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (11.54%) Dashboard Development
10 3 (11.54%) Dell
10 3 (11.54%) DHCP
10 3 (11.54%) VPN
10 3 (11.54%) DNS
10 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange

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 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Office 365
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DHCP
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
1 3 (11.54%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) 3G
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Power BI
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) Administrator
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint Administrator
2 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Office 365 Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Telephony Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) FMCG
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Dashboard Development
2 3 (11.54%) Information Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.69%) HOOD
3 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 2 (7.69%) Service Design
3 2 (7.69%) SIEM
3 2 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps
4 1 (3.85%) Information Management
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Logistics
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCSA
2 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) GDPR
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Nexpose
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Citrix
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.85%) NetApp
5 1 (3.85%) Proofpoint
5 1 (3.85%) Xerox