The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 117 158 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.97% 6.74% 8.07%
As % of the System Software category 64.64% 74.18% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 57 55
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £164 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £367 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 53 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £10.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £17.50 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
181 213 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.68% 9.09% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 87 99
Average daily rate £320 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £189 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £371 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 54 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £10.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the West Midlands region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the West Midlands region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 31 £350 +86.66% 14
Coventry -4 18 £320 +6.66% 8
Staffordshire -6 10 £278 +24.71% 6
Warwickshire -5 9 £238 +4.39% 5
Wolverhampton +10 8 £238 - 1
Worcestershire -5 8 £133 -57.77% 2
West Bromwich -4 6 - -
Herefordshire +2 3 £388 -
Shropshire -10 3 £338 +7.14% 2
Solihull 0 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

1 253 (79.06%) Windows
2 132 (41.25%) Microsoft
3 111 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 88 (27.50%) Citrix
5 75 (23.44%) MS Exchange
5 75 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 74 (23.13%) VMware
6 74 (23.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (21.88%) Windows 7
7 70 (21.88%) MS Office
8 68 (21.25%) Windows XP
9 58 (18.13%) MS Excel
10 55 (17.19%) ITIL
11 45 (14.06%) LAN
11 45 (14.06%) WAN
12 40 (12.50%) SCCM
12 40 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (12.19%) SQL Server
14 35 (10.94%) SQL
15 34 (10.63%) DNS
16 32 (10.00%) Migration
17 30 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
17 30 (9.38%) DHCP
17 30 (9.38%) SharePoint
18 29 (9.06%) Cisco
18 29 (9.06%) Blackberry
19 27 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
19 27 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2010
20 26 (8.13%) Firewall
21 24 (7.50%) SAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 75 (23.44%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 27 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (7.50%) Lync
5 12 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.13%) IIS
6 10 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.19%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.88%) WorkSite
9 4 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.63%) Apache
11 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (21.88%) MS Office
2 58 (18.13%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.63%) MS Project
4 2 (0.63%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.94%) Eikon
4 2 (0.63%) Maximo
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.94%) Office 365
3 4 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.94%) Yammer
5 2 (0.63%) IaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.06%) LAN
1 45 (14.06%) WAN
2 34 (10.63%) DNS
3 30 (9.38%) DHCP
4 26 (8.13%) Firewall
5 24 (7.50%) SAN
6 18 (5.63%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.38%) Internet
8 12 (3.75%) Wireless
9 11 (3.44%) NAS
10 9 (2.81%) VPN
11 7 (2.19%) VoIP
12 5 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.56%) VLAN
12 5 (1.56%) Intranet
13 4 (1.25%) LDAP
13 4 (1.25%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.25%) Structured Cabling
14 3 (0.94%) Network Security
15 2 (0.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.31%) ZAP BI
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.94%) Subversion
1 3 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.63%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.63%) MSI
General
1 20 (6.25%) Finance
2 11 (3.44%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.13%) Retail
4 7 (2.19%) Automotive
4 7 (2.19%) Legal
5 3 (0.94%) Banking
5 3 (0.94%) Front Office
5 3 (0.94%) Back Office
5 3 (0.94%) Local Government
6 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) French Language
7 1 (0.31%) German Language
7 1 (0.31%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (23.13%) Analyst
2 40 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 33 (10.31%) Support Analyst
3 33 (10.31%) Support Engineer
4 29 (9.06%) Service Analyst
4 29 (9.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 27 (8.44%) Desktop Support
6 26 (8.13%) 1st Line Support
7 25 (7.81%) Architect
8 21 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 19 (5.94%) Administrator
10 15 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.69%) Server Engineer
10 15 (4.69%) Consultant
11 14 (4.38%) Technical Architect
12 12 (3.75%) Help Desk Support
13 11 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 10 (3.13%) IT Support
14 10 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
15 9 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.44%) .NET
2 4 (1.25%) Web Services
3 3 (0.94%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.94%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.94%) RESTful
4 2 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.63%) XMPP
5 1 (0.31%) XML
5 1 (0.31%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.06%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.13%) NHS
4 9 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.19%) Replication
5 7 (2.19%) Clustering
5 7 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.88%) CMDB
6 6 (1.88%) PKI
6 6 (1.88%) PDA
7 5 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.94%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.94%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.63%) iPhone
11 1 (0.31%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 253 (79.06%) Windows
2 111 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 74 (23.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 68 (21.25%) Windows XP
7 19 (5.94%) Linux
8 17 (5.31%) Windows 8
9 15 (4.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 10 (3.13%) Windows 2000
10 10 (3.13%) UNIX
11 9 (2.81%) Windows Vista
12 7 (2.19%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.56%) Android
14 3 (0.94%) Solaris
14 3 (0.94%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.63%) HPUX
15 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.31%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.19%) ITIL
2 32 (10.00%) Migration
3 17 (5.31%) Patch Management
4 16 (5.00%) Service Management
5 10 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (2.81%) CRM
7 8 (2.50%) ITSM
8 7 (2.19%) Problem Management
8 7 (2.19%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (1.88%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (1.88%) Server Monitoring
9 6 (1.88%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (1.88%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (1.56%) Data Security
10 5 (1.56%) ITIL V3
11 4 (1.25%) DevOps
11 4 (1.25%) Capacity Management
11 4 (1.25%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.94%) SQL
2 15 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.25%) C#
3 4 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.94%) PHP
4 3 (0.94%) VB
4 3 (0.94%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.63%) VBA
6 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) Java
6 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.00%) MCSE
3 14 (4.38%) MCITP
4 12 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.56%) MCP
7 4 (1.25%) NVQ Level 4
7 4 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.94%) MCTS
8 3 (0.94%) Degree
9 2 (0.63%) MCDST
9 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.63%) MCSA
9 2 (0.63%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.31%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.31%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.31%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.94%) SLA
2 3 (0.94%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.19%) XenApp
3 21 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.00%) vSphere
5 5 (1.56%) XenServer
5 5 (1.56%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.56%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.25%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.94%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.63%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 40 (12.50%) SCCM
2 15 (4.69%) SCOM
3 9 (2.81%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.19%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.25%) DameWare
6 3 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.63%) WSUS
7 2 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.63%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.31%) SCSM
Vendors
1 132 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 88 (27.50%) Citrix
3 74 (23.13%) VMware
4 29 (9.06%) Cisco
5 22 (6.88%) HP
6 16 (5.00%) NetApp
7 14 (4.38%) Symantec
8 8 (2.50%) Dell
8 8 (2.50%) Oracle
9 7 (2.19%) Remedy
9 7 (2.19%) Lotus
9 7 (2.19%) LANDesk
9 7 (2.19%) Veeam
10 6 (1.88%) Progress
11 5 (1.56%) AppSense
11 5 (1.56%) McAfee
11 5 (1.56%) Adobe
12 4 (1.25%) EMC
13 3 (0.94%) IBM
13 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
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