The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 21 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 5.24% 2.49% 5.81%
As % of the System Software category 77.78% 63.64% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 13
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£300 £135 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -66.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Active Directory
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

System Software Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
27 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 6.73% 3.91% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
Average daily rate £300 £135 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -66.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the Coventry region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Coventry region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 17 (37.78%) Citrix
3 17 (37.78%) ITIL
4 14 (31.11%) MS Office
4 14 (31.11%) SLA
5 12 (26.67%) IBM Notes
5 12 (26.67%) Lotus
6 9 (20.00%) SCCM
6 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (17.78%) VMware
8 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
8 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.33%) HP
9 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
10 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (11.11%) SAN
10 5 (11.11%) SQL
10 5 (11.11%) Web Services
10 5 (11.11%) MCSE
10 5 (11.11%) Linux
10 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (11.11%) Office 365
11 4 (8.89%) Change Control
11 4 (8.89%) CRM
11 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
11 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (26.67%) IBM Notes
2 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
5 3 (6.67%) SAS
6 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.22%) Lync
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (31.11%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) SAN
2 4 (8.89%) LAN
2 4 (8.89%) NAS
3 3 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.44%) VLAN
4 2 (4.44%) DMZ
4 2 (4.44%) MPLS
4 2 (4.44%) WAN
4 2 (4.44%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) LDAP
5 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) OLAP
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MSI
1 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (2.22%) Automotive
1 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Service Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Architect
7 5 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Tester
10 1 (2.22%) Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.22%) OAuth
4 1 (2.22%) Middleware
4 1 (2.22%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.11%) Linux
5 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.67%) AIX
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) UNIX
8 1 (2.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.89%) Change Control
3 4 (8.89%) CRM
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.44%) Test Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.22%) Security Management
6 1 (2.22%) Online Security
6 1 (2.22%) MVC
6 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.22%) Workflow
6 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) VBScript
4 1 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) MCSE
3 3 (6.67%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) CCNA
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.44%) MCP
4 2 (4.44%) VCP4
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) SCOM
3 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.44%) Sysprep
3 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) Citrix
3 12 (26.67%) Lotus
4 8 (17.78%) VMware
5 6 (13.33%) HP
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco
7 3 (6.67%) JBoss
7 3 (6.67%) Dell
7 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) Nimsoft
8 2 (4.44%) Spiceworks
8 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
8 2 (4.44%) McAfee
9 1 (2.22%) EMC