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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 126 165 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.07% 6.52% 6.93%
As % of the System Software category 62.69% 74.32% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 60 70
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£313 £263 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £351 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 34
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.50 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.60%
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
201 222 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.08% 8.77% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 95 103
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £26.35 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +6 47 £343 +30.47% 24
Coventry -6 18 £400 +28.00% 2
Worcestershire -6 13 £175 -43.31% 6
Staffordshire -12 8 £161 -15.52%
Warwickshire -6 7 £253 -15.12% 4
Herefordshire - 7 £415 -
Solihull -1 3 £325 +62.50% 2
West Bromwich -1 3 - - 1
Shropshire -8 3 - -
Wolverhampton -1 2 £250 -29.58% 1
Stourbridge - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 205 (72.70%) Windows
2 119 (42.20%) Microsoft
3 95 (33.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (25.89%) VMware
5 68 (24.11%) Citrix
6 66 (23.40%) MS Exchange
7 64 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (20.21%) Windows 7
10 56 (19.86%) MS Excel
11 50 (17.73%) MS Office
12 49 (17.38%) ITIL
13 45 (15.96%) Windows XP
14 37 (13.12%) WAN
15 32 (11.35%) LAN
16 31 (10.99%) SCCM
17 30 (10.64%) Cisco
18 29 (10.28%) DNS
18 29 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
18 29 (10.28%) Firewall
19 28 (9.93%) Migration
20 26 (9.22%) Lync
20 26 (9.22%) Office 365
21 24 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (8.51%) Blackberry
22 23 (8.16%) SQL Server
22 23 (8.16%) Finance
23 22 (7.80%) DHCP
23 22 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
24 21 (7.45%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 66 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.22%) Lync
3 22 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (6.03%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.84%) IIS
9 6 (2.13%) WorkSite
10 5 (1.77%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.71%) Apache
13 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (19.86%) MS Excel
2 50 (17.73%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project
4 2 (0.71%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.06%) Eikon
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.35%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.22%) Office 365
2 18 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.77%) IaaS
4 4 (1.42%) Yammer
4 4 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.12%) WAN
2 32 (11.35%) LAN
3 29 (10.28%) DNS
3 29 (10.28%) Firewall
4 22 (7.80%) DHCP
5 21 (7.45%) SAN
6 17 (6.03%) TCP/IP
7 16 (5.67%) VPN
8 11 (3.90%) Internet
9 10 (3.55%) Wireless
10 9 (3.19%) NAS
11 5 (1.77%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.77%) VLAN
11 5 (1.77%) Network Security
11 5 (1.77%) LDAP
12 4 (1.42%) VoIP
12 4 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.42%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (1.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.35%) ZAP BI
5 1 (0.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.06%) MSI
3 1 (0.35%) Ant
3 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (8.16%) Finance
2 8 (2.84%) Retail
3 7 (2.48%) Advertising
3 7 (2.48%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.48%) Legal
4 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.42%) Law
5 4 (1.42%) Local Government
6 3 (1.06%) Banking
6 3 (1.06%) Automotive
6 3 (1.06%) Front Office
6 3 (1.06%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.35%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 67 (23.76%) Analyst
2 28 (9.93%) Service Analyst
2 28 (9.93%) Service Desk Analyst
3 26 (9.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 26 (9.22%) Support Analyst
3 26 (9.22%) Support Engineer
4 23 (8.16%) 1st Line Support
4 23 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (6.03%) Server Engineer
7 15 (5.32%) Desktop Support
8 14 (4.96%) Administrator
9 13 (4.61%) Architect
10 12 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.90%) Windows Server Engineer
11 11 (3.90%) Consultant
12 8 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.84%) IT Support
13 7 (2.48%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 7 (2.48%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.13%) .NET
1 6 (2.13%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (0.71%) XMPP
3 1 (0.35%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.35%) Web Services
3 1 (0.35%) XML
3 1 (0.35%) Flash
3 1 (0.35%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.51%) Blackberry
2 8 (2.84%) Clustering
3 7 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.48%) NHS
4 5 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.77%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.06%) PKI
6 3 (1.06%) PDA
7 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.71%) CMDB
7 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.71%) iPhone
7 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.35%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 205 (72.70%) Windows
2 95 (33.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (20.21%) Windows 7
6 45 (15.96%) Windows XP
7 14 (4.96%) Linux
8 10 (3.55%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.19%) UNIX
10 8 (2.84%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (2.13%) Android
13 5 (1.77%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.06%) Solaris
14 3 (1.06%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.35%) AIX
16 1 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.38%) ITIL
2 28 (9.93%) Migration
3 12 (4.26%) Service Management
4 10 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (3.19%) Project Management
5 9 (3.19%) Patch Management
6 8 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (2.84%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (2.84%) Configuration Management
6 8 (2.84%) PRINCE2
7 7 (2.48%) ITSM
7 7 (2.48%) Validation
7 7 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (2.48%) ITIL V3
7 7 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (2.13%) Server Monitoring
8 6 (2.13%) DevOps
8 6 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (2.13%) Time Management
9 5 (1.77%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.09%) SQL
2 19 (6.74%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.06%) VB
3 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.71%) PHP
4 2 (0.71%) VBA
5 1 (0.35%) C
5 1 (0.35%) C#
5 1 (0.35%) Java
5 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.74%) MCSE
3 16 (5.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.55%) MCITP
5 6 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.13%) MCP
6 5 (1.77%) MCSA
7 4 (1.42%) Degree
7 4 (1.42%) NVQ Level 4
8 3 (1.06%) MCTS
8 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.35%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.35%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.35%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.35%) CCA
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 24 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (5.67%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.90%) XenApp
4 6 (2.13%) vSphere
5 5 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (1.77%) XenServer
6 4 (1.42%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.42%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.42%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.42%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.71%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.71%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.35%) Xen
9 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 31 (10.99%) SCCM
2 18 (6.38%) SCOM
3 10 (3.55%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.42%) Puppet
4 4 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (1.42%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.71%) WSUS
6 2 (0.71%) DameWare
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.35%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 119 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 73 (25.89%) VMware
3 68 (24.11%) Citrix
4 30 (10.64%) Cisco
5 18 (6.38%) HP
6 13 (4.61%) NetApp
7 11 (3.90%) SAP
7 11 (3.90%) Symantec
8 8 (2.84%) Oracle
9 7 (2.48%) LANDesk
9 7 (2.48%) McAfee
10 5 (1.77%) Remedy
10 5 (1.77%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.77%) Dell
10 5 (1.77%) Lotus
10 5 (1.77%) Veeam
11 4 (1.42%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.42%) EMC
11 4 (1.42%) Google
12 3 (1.06%) Yahoo!
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