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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.04% 1.67% 5.17%
As % of the System Software category 40.00% 16.67% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +183.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
10 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.10% 10.00% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £375 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £390 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) NHS
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
1 1 (14.29%) VB
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat