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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 19 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.44% 2.44% 2.37%
As % of the System Software category 90.48% 38.46% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 3
Median daily rate £500 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £250 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Active Directory
England

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
21 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.54% 6.34% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 4
Median daily rate £475 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £255 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 July 2016, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) TOGAF
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
5 11 (55.00%) SAP
5 11 (55.00%) C#
5 11 (55.00%) SQL
5 11 (55.00%) .NET
5 11 (55.00%) Oracle
5 11 (55.00%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (55.00%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
5 11 (55.00%) CRM
5 11 (55.00%) SharePoint
5 11 (55.00%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (55.00%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (55.00%) Retail
5 11 (55.00%) Data Management
5 11 (55.00%) Zachman Framework
5 11 (55.00%) Document Management
5 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (55.00%) Business Analysis
5 11 (55.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (55.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (55.00%) Integration Testing
5 11 (55.00%) Infor
5 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
5 11 (55.00%) Skype for Business

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 11 (55.00%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (55.00%) SharePoint
1 11 (55.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (55.00%) Office 365
2 11 (55.00%) Yammer
3 5 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (25.00%) IaaS
3 5 (25.00%) PaaS
3 5 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
1 3 (15.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (55.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Architect
2 8 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (30.00%) Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) CRM Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) CRM Architect
4 5 (25.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Security Architect
6 3 (15.00%) CRM Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Migration Consultant
6 3 (15.00%) Technical Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) COM
3 5 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) TOGAF
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Business Analysis
2 11 (55.00%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (55.00%) Case Management
2 11 (55.00%) CRM
2 11 (55.00%) Data Management
2 11 (55.00%) Document Management
2 11 (55.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (55.00%) Integration Testing
2 11 (55.00%) SDLC
2 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
2 11 (55.00%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (25.00%) Information Security
3 5 (25.00%) Network Design
3 5 (25.00%) Presales
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (15.00%) High Availability
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CISSP
1 5 (25.00%) GIAC
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) Infor
2 11 (55.00%) Oracle
2 11 (55.00%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (55.00%) SAP
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) Dell
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) HP