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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 11 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 25 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 8.36% 4.25% 2.70%
As % of the System Software category 80.65% 76.47% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.69 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.75 £11.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.45% -1.66%
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
31 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 10.37% 5.56% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 0
Average daily rate £300 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.69 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.75 £11.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015, 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 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
4 12 (33.33%) VMware
5 11 (30.56%) Windows XP
6 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
7 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (22.22%) SCCM
8 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 8 (22.22%) Citrix
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (13.89%) MS Office
12 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 4 (11.11%) Migration
12 4 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (8.33%) SCOM
13 3 (8.33%) MCITP
13 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
13 3 (8.33%) NHS
13 3 (8.33%) DNS
13 3 (8.33%) SLA
13 3 (8.33%) SAN
13 3 (8.33%) CRM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
1 1 (2.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) SAN
2 3 (8.33%) LAN
2 3 (8.33%) WAN
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) Wireless
3 1 (2.78%) NAS
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) DBA
2 5 (13.89%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (13.89%) SQL DBA
3 4 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (8.33%) NHS
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
3 11 (30.56%) Windows XP
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) UNIX
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.78%) HPUX
7 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (8.33%) ITIL
2 3 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.78%) Security Management
3 1 (2.78%) PLM
3 1 (2.78%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) MCITP
3 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.56%) XenApp
2 2 (5.56%) XenServer
2 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Intune
3 1 (2.78%) DameWare
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (5.56%) Lotus
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) NetApp
5 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.78%) Nimsoft
5 1 (2.78%) Spiceworks