Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 15 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 35 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.07% 7.41% 3.94%
As % of the System Software category 68.63% 74.07% 58.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 6
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £365 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +14.06% +38.98%
10th Percentile £305 £265 £173
90th Percentile £395 £405 £459
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.03% +48.00% +4.17%
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.20 £13.88
% change year-on-year -1.41% +2.34% +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 51 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.59% 10.00% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 14
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £365 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% +25.86% +45.00%
10th Percentile £291 £205 £191
90th Percentile £388 £411 £509
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.35 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.43% +30.80% -5.30%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £14.25
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% -1.04%

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 15 December 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
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 15 December 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 -1 22 £365 -2.99% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +1 5 £145 -36.61% 3
Stoke-on-Trent -5 4 £325 -16.13% 7
Stafford -1 1 - -
Active Directory
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 33 (94.29%) Windows
2 27 (77.14%) Windows Server
3 19 (54.29%) Re-Platforming
4 16 (45.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (45.71%) Retail
4 16 (45.71%) FMCG
5 13 (37.14%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (37.14%) VMware
6 12 (34.29%) Firewall
6 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
7 9 (25.71%) DHCP
7 9 (25.71%) SQL
7 9 (25.71%) Office 365
8 8 (22.86%) Patch Management
8 8 (22.86%) LAN
8 8 (22.86%) WAN
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
10 6 (17.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (17.14%) DNS
10 6 (17.14%) Citrix
10 6 (17.14%) Web Services
10 6 (17.14%) Linux
10 6 (17.14%) Unix
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (17.14%) Internet
11 5 (14.29%) ITIL
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (14.29%) Logistics
11 5 (14.29%) XenApp

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 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (34.29%) Firewall
3 9 (25.71%) DHCP
4 8 (22.86%) LAN
4 8 (22.86%) WAN
5 6 (17.14%) DNS
5 6 (17.14%) Internet
6 2 (5.71%) RTP
7 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
1 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (45.71%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (37.14%) Project Engineer
3 11 (31.43%) VMware Engineer
4 10 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (28.57%) Server Engineer
5 8 (22.86%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (22.86%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 7 (20.00%) Security Engineer
6 7 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
7 6 (17.14%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (14.29%) Analyst
8 5 (14.29%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 4 (11.43%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (11.43%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (11.43%) VMWare Administrator
9 4 (11.43%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) Drools
2 2 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) FMCG
2 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 33 (94.29%) Windows
2 27 (77.14%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Linux
4 6 (17.14%) Unix
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) Android
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Re-Platforming
2 16 (45.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (22.86%) Patch Management
4 6 (17.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (14.29%) Application Discovery
5 5 (14.29%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) Logistics
6 3 (8.57%) Change Control
6 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.57%) Project Governance
6 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (5.71%) DSDM
7 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.71%) RAD
7 2 (5.71%) SDLC
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
1 3 (8.57%) PMP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) GDPR
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) XenApp
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) VMware
2 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Altiris
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) Dell
4 1 (2.86%) NetApp
4 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL
4 1 (2.86%) Wyse