The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.65% 0.56% 3.14%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 11.11% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£248 - £431
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 - £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

System Software Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.65% 5.03% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate £210 £130 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -69.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £130 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) SCCM
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (18.18%) XenApp
5 2 (18.18%) vSphere
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) MCSE
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (9.09%) ProCurve
6 1 (9.09%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Lync
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
3 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) ATM
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Software Distribution
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VBScript
1 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) CCA
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) ProCurve
5 1 (9.09%) AppSense
5 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat