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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.64% 2.47% 6.43%
As % of the System Software category 20.00% 57.14% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +56.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
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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
5 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.21% 4.32% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 11
Average daily rate £350 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £370 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £530 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) MCITP
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) MCTS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (12.50%) ProCurve
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) AppSense
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) ATM
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) CCA
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) ProCurve
3 1 (12.50%) AppSense
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper