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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 181 102 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.37% 4.89% 6.07%
As % of the System Software category 75.10% 70.34% 69.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 34 21
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£225 £365 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% +15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £436 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 33 32
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £21.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £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
241 145 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.14% 6.96% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 62 44
Average daily rate £275 £345 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 33 36
Average hourly rate £16.41 £14.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £21.80 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 57 £298 +14.97% 18
Warwickshire +26 44 £210 -47.50% 10
Coventry +13 20 £220 -49.71% 6
Shropshire +1 14 £263 -34.37% 5
Worcestershire +2 11 £225 -30.76% 2
Staffordshire +6 8 - - 5
Herefordshire -3 5 £193 -45.00% 1
West Bromwich +2 3 - -
Wolverhampton -1 3 £225 - 3
Solihull +5 2 £185 - 5
Walsall - 2 - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 275 (81.85%) Windows
2 150 (44.64%) Microsoft
3 106 (31.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (29.17%) Windows XP
5 92 (27.38%) Windows 7
6 81 (24.11%) MS Office
7 76 (22.62%) VMware
8 75 (22.32%) ITIL
9 73 (21.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 71 (21.13%) Citrix
11 69 (20.54%) MS Exchange
12 49 (14.58%) DNS
13 48 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 47 (13.99%) DHCP
14 47 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
14 47 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 45 (13.39%) SCCM
16 41 (12.20%) SQL Server
17 39 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
18 34 (10.12%) SQL
19 33 (9.82%) SharePoint
20 32 (9.52%) TCP/IP
21 31 (9.23%) LAN
21 31 (9.23%) Security Cleared
22 30 (8.93%) Blackberry
23 28 (8.33%) WAN
23 28 (8.33%) SC Cleared
24 27 (8.04%) Hyper-V
24 27 (8.04%) Migration
25 26 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 69 (20.54%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.82%) SharePoint
3 25 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.98%) IBM Notes
7 7 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.08%) Lync
8 5 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.19%) WorkSite
9 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.60%) IIS
10 2 (0.60%) Apache
11 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 81 (24.11%) MS Office
2 48 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.27%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.89%) Maximo
4 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.68%) Office 365
3 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 49 (14.58%) DNS
2 47 (13.99%) DHCP
3 32 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 31 (9.23%) LAN
5 28 (8.33%) WAN
6 24 (7.14%) SAN
7 15 (4.46%) VoIP
8 14 (4.17%) VLAN
9 13 (3.87%) Firewall
10 9 (2.68%) VPN
10 9 (2.68%) Network Security
10 9 (2.68%) NAS
11 4 (1.19%) Wireless
11 4 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.89%) Internet
12 3 (0.89%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.30%) 3G
13 1 (0.30%) Broadband
13 1 (0.30%) LDAP
13 1 (0.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.30%) MS Access
General
1 13 (3.87%) Legal
2 7 (2.08%) Law
2 7 (2.08%) Finance
3 6 (1.79%) Automotive
4 5 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.19%) Retail
6 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Local Government
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Billing
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (29.76%) Analyst
2 58 (17.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 46 (13.69%) Support Engineer
4 45 (13.39%) Support Analyst
5 38 (11.31%) Service Analyst
5 38 (11.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 31 (9.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 30 (8.93%) 1st Line Support
8 29 (8.63%) Architect
9 25 (7.44%) Desktop Support
10 20 (5.95%) Technical Architect
11 19 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (5.06%) Help Desk Analyst
13 16 (4.76%) Administrator
14 15 (4.46%) Desktop Engineer
14 15 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (4.17%) Server Engineer
16 12 (3.57%) Server Support
17 11 (3.27%) Server Analyst
17 11 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.79%) .NET
2 3 (0.89%) Middleware
2 3 (0.89%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.30%) Web Services
3 1 (0.30%) ODBC
3 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.93%) Blackberry
2 11 (3.27%) NHS
2 11 (3.27%) PDA
3 9 (2.68%) Replication
4 7 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.19%) CMDB
6 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.19%) PKI
7 2 (0.60%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.60%) Clustering
7 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.30%) GIS
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.30%) iPad
8 1 (0.30%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.30%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 275 (81.85%) Windows
2 106 (31.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (29.17%) Windows XP
4 92 (27.38%) Windows 7
5 73 (21.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 21 (6.25%) UNIX
7 21 (6.25%) Linux
8 15 (4.46%) Windows 2000
9 8 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (2.08%) Solaris
10 7 (2.08%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.49%) HPUX
12 2 (0.60%) Android
12 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) Fedora
13 1 (0.30%) CentOS
13 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (22.32%) ITIL
2 27 (8.04%) Migration
3 15 (4.46%) CRM
4 13 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (3.57%) Change Management
5 12 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 9 (2.68%) Incident Management
7 8 (2.38%) PRINCE2
7 8 (2.38%) Service Management
8 7 (2.08%) Network Architecture
9 6 (1.79%) Project Management
10 5 (1.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (1.49%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (1.49%) Data Migration
11 4 (1.19%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (1.19%) Business Transformation
11 4 (1.19%) ITSM
11 4 (1.19%) Data Security
12 3 (0.89%) Supplier Management
12 3 (0.89%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.12%) SQL
2 11 (3.27%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.19%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.19%) VB
3 4 (1.19%) VBA
4 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.60%) PHP
6 1 (0.30%) C
6 1 (0.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 28 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.36%) MCSE
5 10 (2.98%) MCP
6 9 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.68%) MCITP
7 5 (1.49%) CCA
7 5 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.19%) MCTS
8 4 (1.19%) MCSA
8 4 (1.19%) CCEA
9 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.60%) Degree
10 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.60%) MCDST
10 2 (0.60%) HNC
10 2 (0.60%) CNE
10 2 (0.60%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.46%) SLA
2 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 47 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (8.04%) Hyper-V
3 24 (7.14%) XenApp
4 15 (4.46%) vSphere
5 10 (2.98%) XenServer
5 10 (2.98%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.49%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.19%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.30%) Xen
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.30%) KVM
9 1 (0.30%) Postfix
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 45 (13.39%) SCCM
2 20 (5.95%) SCOM
3 6 (1.79%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.49%) DameWare
4 5 (1.49%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.19%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.19%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.89%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.89%) SCSM
7 1 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.30%) WSUS
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 150 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 76 (22.62%) VMware
3 71 (21.13%) Citrix
4 21 (6.25%) Cisco
5 15 (4.46%) HP
6 11 (3.27%) Lotus
6 11 (3.27%) Dell
7 9 (2.68%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.68%) NetApp
7 9 (2.68%) Remedy
8 7 (2.08%) Symantec
8 7 (2.08%) BT
9 6 (1.79%) IBM
10 5 (1.49%) Sophos
10 5 (1.49%) EMC
10 5 (1.49%) Oracle
11 4 (1.19%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.19%) Google
11 4 (1.19%) Progress
11 4 (1.19%) McAfee
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Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £130 - £140 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £13.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £100 - £105 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JNC Recruitment
Rate: From £10 to £11.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £26.00 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 25 days ago