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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 166 118 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.25% 4.95% 7.45%
As % of the System Software category 49.55% 57.84% 75.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 56 60
Median daily rate £358 £300 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £137 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 54
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.27 £22.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
335 204 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.59% 8.56% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 103 87
Median daily rate £375 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.61% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 55
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.62 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £28.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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 25 July 2016.

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
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 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 47 £400 +0.94% 15
Warwickshire +16 29 £425 +78.94% 7
Coventry -7 26 £340 +12.39% 5
Worcestershire +3 15 £270 -1.81% 5
Staffordshire +3 13 £205 +41.13% 6
Shropshire -28 8 £450 +201.00% 5
Herefordshire -9 3 £275 -33.73% 1
Solihull - 3 - -
Walsall - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton -1 1 £95 -62.00% 1
West Bromwich -4 1 £300 -
Halesowen - 1 £240 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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.

1 232 (76.57%) Windows
2 138 (45.54%) Microsoft
3 127 (41.91%) Windows Server
4 83 (27.39%) Windows 7
5 73 (24.09%) Citrix
6 68 (22.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (20.79%) VMware
9 61 (20.13%) SQL Server
10 54 (17.82%) MS Office
11 51 (16.83%) SQL
11 51 (16.83%) MS Excel
12 48 (15.84%) MS Exchange
13 47 (15.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 46 (15.18%) Migration
15 45 (14.85%) ITIL
16 43 (14.19%) SCCM
17 40 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
18 39 (12.87%) DNS
19 38 (12.54%) Security Cleared
20 35 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (11.22%) PowerShell
21 34 (11.22%) SharePoint
22 33 (10.89%) Windows 8
23 32 (10.56%) Office 365
24 30 (9.90%) SCOM
24 30 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
25 29 (9.57%) Cisco
25 29 (9.57%) DHCP
26 26 (8.58%) Windows XP

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 48 (15.84%) MS Exchange
2 34 (11.22%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.60%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.62%) IIS
5 13 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.63%) IBM Notes
7 9 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.64%) NServiceBus
9 5 (1.65%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.33%) IBM Connections
12 1 (0.33%) iPlanet
Applications
1 54 (17.82%) MS Office
2 51 (16.83%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.32%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (10.56%) Office 365
3 20 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (4.95%) IaaS
5 8 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.31%) Google Apps
7 6 (1.98%) PaaS
8 5 (1.65%) SaaS
9 2 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.87%) DNS
2 29 (9.57%) DHCP
3 21 (6.93%) Firewall
4 20 (6.60%) WAN
5 19 (6.27%) LAN
6 16 (5.28%) SAN
6 16 (5.28%) VPN
7 12 (3.96%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (3.63%) TCP/IP
9 10 (3.30%) NetScaler
9 10 (3.30%) Network Security
9 10 (3.30%) Wireless
10 9 (2.97%) Internet
10 9 (2.97%) SSL
10 9 (2.97%) VLAN
11 7 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (2.31%) IP Telephony
11 7 (2.31%) NAS
11 7 (2.31%) Skype
11 7 (2.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.66%) Big Data
7 2 (0.66%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.66%) HDInsight
7 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.66%) MySQL
7 2 (0.66%) Power BI
8 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.64%) FxCop
3 8 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (2.64%) StyleCop
3 8 (2.64%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.99%) MSI
5 1 (0.33%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (4.95%) Finance
2 6 (1.98%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.65%) German Language
3 5 (1.65%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.32%) Advertising
5 3 (0.99%) Automotive
5 3 (0.99%) Banking
5 3 (0.99%) Retail
6 2 (0.66%) Back Office
6 2 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) French Language
7 1 (0.33%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (20.79%) Analyst
2 41 (13.53%) Support Engineer
3 25 (8.25%) Architect
3 25 (8.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (7.59%) Service Analyst
5 20 (6.60%) Help Desk Analyst
6 19 (6.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 18 (5.94%) Support Analyst
8 17 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (5.61%) Administrator
8 17 (5.61%) Consultant
8 17 (5.61%) Windows Engineer
9 14 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
9 14 (4.62%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.29%) Desktop Support
10 13 (4.29%) Help Desk Support
11 11 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.63%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.25%) .NET
2 13 (4.29%) XML
3 10 (3.30%) Web Services
4 7 (2.31%) WCF
4 7 (2.31%) XSD
4 7 (2.31%) XSLT
5 5 (1.65%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.65%) CSS
5 5 (1.65%) HTML
5 5 (1.65%) SOAP
6 4 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.32%) jQuery
6 4 (1.32%) RESTful
7 3 (0.99%) REST
7 3 (0.99%) WAP
8 2 (0.66%) Middleware
8 2 (0.66%) XMPP
9 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.92%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.95%) Blackberry
3 14 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (2.97%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.97%) Replication
5 7 (2.31%) NHS
6 6 (1.98%) PDA
6 6 (1.98%) PKI
7 5 (1.65%) Clustering
7 5 (1.65%) User Experience
8 4 (1.32%) Data Conversion
8 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.32%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.99%) CMDB
10 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 232 (76.57%) Windows
2 127 (41.91%) Windows Server
3 83 (27.39%) Windows 7
4 68 (22.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (15.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (10.89%) Windows 8
8 26 (8.58%) Windows XP
9 24 (7.92%) Windows 10
10 20 (6.60%) Android
11 14 (4.62%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.63%) Linux
13 5 (1.65%) Unix
14 3 (0.99%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.66%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.18%) Migration
2 45 (14.85%) ITIL
3 21 (6.93%) Project Management
4 18 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (5.28%) High Availability
6 15 (4.95%) Configuration Management
7 13 (4.29%) CRM
8 11 (3.63%) DevOps
8 11 (3.63%) ETL
8 11 (3.63%) Identity Access Management
8 11 (3.63%) Service Management
9 10 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (2.97%) Identity Management
10 9 (2.97%) Patch Management
10 9 (2.97%) Server Building
10 9 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (2.64%) Application Packaging
11 8 (2.64%) Data Modelling
11 8 (2.64%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.64%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.83%) SQL
2 34 (11.22%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.62%) C#
4 9 (2.97%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.31%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.65%) VBScript
7 4 (1.32%) Java
7 4 (1.32%) XAML
8 3 (0.99%) C
8 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (12.54%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (8.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.63%) MCSE
5 9 (2.97%) MCITP
6 7 (2.31%) MCP
6 7 (2.31%) MCTS
7 6 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.65%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.65%) MOS
8 5 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.32%) CCNA
9 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.32%) LPIC
9 4 (1.32%) MCAD
9 4 (1.32%) MCSA
9 4 (1.32%) MCSD
10 3 (0.99%) CISSP
10 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.31%) SLA
2 5 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 35 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (7.92%) Hyper-V
3 20 (6.60%) XenDesktop
4 18 (5.94%) XenApp
5 10 (3.30%) XenServer
6 8 (2.64%) Firmware
7 7 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.31%) vSphere
8 6 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.32%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.32%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.66%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (14.19%) SCCM
2 30 (9.90%) SCOM
3 10 (3.30%) Backup Exec
4 9 (2.97%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.97%) Puppet
4 9 (2.97%) WSUS
5 8 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.32%) vMotion
8 3 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.99%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.99%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.66%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.33%) SCSM
10 1 (0.33%) Simpana
10 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 138 (45.54%) Microsoft
2 73 (24.09%) Citrix
3 63 (20.79%) VMware
4 29 (9.57%) Cisco
5 24 (7.92%) HP
6 19 (6.27%) Dell
6 19 (6.27%) Google
7 18 (5.94%) Intel Security
8 16 (5.28%) Sophos
9 15 (4.95%) IBM
10 11 (3.63%) LANDesk
11 10 (3.30%) Lotus
11 10 (3.30%) NetApp
11 10 (3.30%) Rackspace
12 8 (2.64%) SaltStack
13 7 (2.31%) Veeam
14 6 (1.98%) Avaya
14 6 (1.98%) EMC
15 5 (1.65%) Symantec
15 5 (1.65%) Toshiba
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