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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / West Midlands
Rank 39 35 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -23
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 113 108 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.69% 4.59% 8.26%
As % of the System Software category 63.48% 55.67% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 55
Median daily rate £275 £225 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £132 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 68
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.85 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +21.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.84 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £16.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +3.44%

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
178 194 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.38% 8.25% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 68 90
Median daily rate £325 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 70
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -12.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.00 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £21.25 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 49 £285 +62.85% 21
Warwickshire +9 21 £108 -68.38% 5
Coventry -14 12 £450 +100.00% 5
Shropshire +15 8 £388 +25.00% 4
Staffordshire +2 8 £410 +127.77% 4
Solihull -3 4 £300 -42.85% 4
Worcestershire +3 3 £209 - 5
Wolverhampton 0 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 197 (69.86%) Windows
2 132 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 98 (34.75%) Windows Server
4 70 (24.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 62 (21.99%) Office 365
5 62 (21.99%) VMware
6 55 (19.50%) MS Exchange
7 51 (18.09%) Citrix
8 49 (17.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (16.67%) MS Office
10 46 (16.31%) Windows 7
11 42 (14.89%) ITIL
12 40 (14.18%) MS Excel
12 40 (14.18%) DNS
13 37 (13.12%) SQL Server
13 37 (13.12%) Security Cleared
14 36 (12.77%) SQL
15 33 (11.70%) SCCM
16 32 (11.35%) Migration
17 31 (10.99%) Cisco
17 31 (10.99%) SharePoint
17 31 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (10.64%) SC Cleared
18 30 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
19 29 (10.28%) PowerShell
20 27 (9.57%) DHCP
21 26 (9.22%) Linux
22 25 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 25 (8.87%) Skype for Business
23 23 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 55 (19.50%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.99%) SharePoint
3 25 (8.87%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.13%) IIS
9 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.35%) CMS
11 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.35%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (16.67%) MS Office
2 40 (14.18%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (24.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (21.99%) Office 365
3 16 (5.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.55%) OneDrive
6 6 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.13%) Yammer
7 3 (1.06%) IaaS
7 3 (1.06%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.71%) PaaS
9 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.18%) DNS
2 27 (9.57%) DHCP
3 21 (7.45%) LDAP
4 20 (7.09%) Skype
5 16 (5.67%) Firewall
6 15 (5.32%) LAN
6 15 (5.32%) WAN
7 14 (4.96%) SAN
8 13 (4.61%) Kerberos
8 13 (4.61%) VoIP
9 11 (3.90%) NAS
9 11 (3.90%) Unified Communications
9 11 (3.90%) VLAN
10 10 (3.55%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.84%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (2.84%) IP Telephony
12 6 (2.13%) Network Security
12 6 (2.13%) PBX
12 6 (2.13%) X.500
13 5 (1.77%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
6 1 (0.35%) MS Access
6 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (1.77%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.42%) MSI
3 3 (1.06%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.35%) Selenium
4 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.35%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (4.26%) Finance
2 9 (3.19%) Advertising
3 7 (2.48%) Retail
4 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.42%) Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Private Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (17.02%) Analyst
2 26 (9.22%) Service Analyst
2 26 (9.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 24 (8.51%) Support Engineer
4 23 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (7.09%) Consultant
6 18 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
7 17 (6.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (5.67%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.32%) Architect
10 14 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
12 11 (3.90%) Desktop Support
13 10 (3.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 10 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 10 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (3.55%) Developer
13 10 (3.55%) Help Desk Support
13 10 (3.55%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.26%) .NET
2 6 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.13%) SOAP
2 6 (2.13%) Web Services
2 6 (2.13%) XML
3 5 (1.77%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 5 (1.77%) OAuth
3 5 (1.77%) RESTful
3 5 (1.77%) SAML
3 5 (1.77%) WCF
3 5 (1.77%) XMPP
3 5 (1.77%) XSD
3 5 (1.77%) XSLT
4 2 (0.71%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.35%) Node.js
5 1 (0.35%) React
5 1 (0.35%) REST
5 1 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.74%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.32%) Blackberry
2 15 (5.32%) PKI
3 9 (3.19%) Replication
4 7 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.48%) PDA
5 6 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.77%) Clustering
6 5 (1.77%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.42%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.42%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.06%) CMDB
8 3 (1.06%) Data Conversion
8 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) NHS
8 3 (1.06%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.06%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 197 (69.86%) Windows
2 98 (34.75%) Windows Server
3 49 (17.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (16.31%) Windows 7
5 31 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (9.22%) Linux
8 21 (7.45%) Windows XP
9 17 (6.03%) Windows 10
10 15 (5.32%) Android
11 9 (3.19%) Unix
12 8 (2.84%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.84%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.06%) Solaris
13 3 (1.06%) SUSE
13 3 (1.06%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.06%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.89%) ITIL
2 32 (11.35%) Migration
3 17 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (5.67%) DevOps
5 14 (4.96%) Service Delivery
6 13 (4.61%) Patch Management
6 13 (4.61%) Service Management
7 11 (3.90%) Identity Management
8 8 (2.84%) Trend Analysis
9 7 (2.48%) CRM
9 7 (2.48%) Email Filtering
9 7 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (2.13%) ERP
10 6 (2.13%) ETL
10 6 (2.13%) Validation
11 5 (1.77%) Application Packaging
11 5 (1.77%) Asset Management
11 5 (1.77%) Information Security
11 5 (1.77%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.77%) SQL
2 29 (10.28%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.61%) C#
4 8 (2.84%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.48%) Java
5 7 (2.48%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.42%) C
6 4 (1.42%) PHP
6 4 (1.42%) XAML
7 1 (0.35%) Jython
7 1 (0.35%) Python
7 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (13.12%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.90%) MCSE
5 8 (2.84%) MCITP
6 7 (2.48%) MOS
7 5 (1.77%) Degree
7 5 (1.77%) MCTS
7 5 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.42%) CCNA
8 4 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.42%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.42%) MCSA
9 2 (0.71%) CCNP
9 2 (0.71%) CISA
9 2 (0.71%) CISSP
9 2 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.61%) SLA
2 4 (1.42%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.71%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 17 (6.03%) XenApp
4 7 (2.48%) Docker
4 7 (2.48%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.77%) XenServer
7 4 (1.42%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.42%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.06%) vSphere
9 2 (0.71%) UAG
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (11.70%) SCCM
2 12 (4.26%) SCOM
3 10 (3.55%) WSUS
4 8 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (2.13%) Nagios
6 3 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.71%) Kibana
7 2 (0.71%) logstash
8 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.35%) Netcool
8 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.35%) Opsview
8 1 (0.35%) Puppet
8 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 132 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 62 (21.99%) VMware
3 51 (18.09%) Citrix
4 31 (10.99%) Cisco
5 18 (6.38%) Dell
5 18 (6.38%) HP
6 13 (4.61%) Intel Security
7 12 (4.26%) Avaya
7 12 (4.26%) LANDesk
8 7 (2.48%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.48%) Toshiba
9 6 (2.13%) NetApp
9 6 (2.13%) Veeam
10 5 (1.77%) Google
10 5 (1.77%) Symantec
11 4 (1.42%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.42%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.06%) 3Com
12 3 (1.06%) Kronos
12 3 (1.06%) Splunk
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago