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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 9 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.66% 2.12% 2.54%
As % of the System Software category 69.23% 36.36% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Median daily rate £500 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.86 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -3.33%
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
13 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.74% 5.82% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 4
Median daily rate £500 £488 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 (86.96%) Windows
1 20 (86.96%) TOGAF
2 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
3 17 (73.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (65.22%) Zachman Framework
4 15 (65.22%) C#
4 15 (65.22%) SQL
4 15 (65.22%) .NET
4 15 (65.22%) CRM
4 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
4 15 (65.22%) Business Analysis
4 15 (65.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (65.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (60.87%) SQL Server
6 12 (52.17%) SAP
6 12 (52.17%) Oracle
6 12 (52.17%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
6 12 (52.17%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (52.17%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (52.17%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (52.17%) Document Management
6 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (52.17%) Retail
6 12 (52.17%) Data Management
6 12 (52.17%) Integration Testing
6 12 (52.17%) Infor
6 12 (52.17%) Waterfall
6 12 (52.17%) 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 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
2 12 (52.17%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (52.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (52.17%) Office 365
2 12 (52.17%) Yammer
3 5 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) IaaS
3 5 (21.74%) PaaS
3 5 (21.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MSTest
1 3 (13.04%) NUnit
General
1 12 (52.17%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Architect
2 10 (43.48%) Consultant
2 10 (43.48%) CRM Consultant
2 10 (43.48%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 10 (43.48%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Consultant
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 10 (43.48%) Technical Consultant
3 8 (34.78%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (21.74%) CRM Architect
4 5 (21.74%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Migration Consultant
5 4 (17.39%) Security Architect
6 3 (13.04%) CRM Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Technical Developer
7 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) Web Services
3 7 (30.43%) COM
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) REST
4 3 (13.04%) SOAP
4 3 (13.04%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (13.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) TOGAF
2 15 (65.22%) Business Analysis
2 15 (65.22%) CRM
2 15 (65.22%) Enterprise Architecture
2 15 (65.22%) Zachman Framework
3 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (52.17%) Case Management
3 12 (52.17%) Data Management
3 12 (52.17%) Document Management
3 12 (52.17%) Integration Testing
3 12 (52.17%) SDLC
3 12 (52.17%) Waterfall
4 5 (21.74%) Information Security
4 5 (21.74%) Network Design
4 5 (21.74%) Presales
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) SOLID
6 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C#
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CISSP
1 5 (21.74%) GIAC
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Infor
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (52.17%) SAP
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) HP