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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 16 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.05% 0.56% 2.11%
As % of the System Software category 85.71% 12.50% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£475 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -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
7 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.73% 4.52% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £425 - £500
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 £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 24 December 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) MS Project
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) ATM
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Lync
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Logistics
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) CCA
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) XenApp
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) Xen
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) AppSense
4 1 (11.11%) ProCurve