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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.03% 4.51% 2.11%
As % of the System Software category 60.00% 100.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £500 £248 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.02% -27.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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
5 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.38% 4.51% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate £575 £210 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+173.80% +61.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 11 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
5 1 (16.67%) Infor
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) Case Management
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Yammer
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Presales
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Migration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Case Management
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Infor
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (16.67%) SAP