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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 11 28
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 112 196 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.32% 8.99% 5.34%
As % of the System Software category 58.95% 78.40% 72.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 37
Average daily rate £313 £225 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -38.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £123 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 68 33
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.08%
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
190 250 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.32% 11.46% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 93 65
Average daily rate £325 £271 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -22.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 71 33
Average hourly rate £15.93 £23.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £29.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 55 £275 -8.33% 21
Coventry -8 19 £310 +40.90% 9
Wolverhampton +5 6 £280 +24.44% 3
Staffordshire -9 6 £180 - 9
Shropshire -28 5 £425 +70.00% 1
Walsall +2 4 £388 -
Herefordshire -3 3 £425 +178.68%
Dudley - 3 - - 2
Solihull -11 2 £525 +183.78%
Worcestershire -3 1 - - 6
Warwickshire -31 1 - - 7
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 175 (72.92%) Windows
2 93 (38.75%) Microsoft
3 77 (32.08%) Windows 7
4 69 (28.75%) Windows Server
5 62 (25.83%) Citrix
6 54 (22.50%) VMware
7 50 (20.83%) MS Office
8 45 (18.75%) ITIL
9 43 (17.92%) MS Exchange
10 42 (17.50%) Windows XP
11 37 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (13.75%) Office 365
12 33 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (13.33%) Migration
14 31 (12.92%) SCCM
15 28 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (11.25%) MS Excel
17 26 (10.83%) Security Cleared
18 25 (10.42%) SQL Server
18 25 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (10.00%) Blackberry
19 24 (10.00%) Finance
20 21 (8.75%) Cisco
21 20 (8.33%) Skype for Business
22 19 (7.92%) SC Cleared
22 19 (7.92%) Law
23 18 (7.50%) SharePoint
23 18 (7.50%) LAN
24 17 (7.08%) DNS
24 17 (7.08%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 43 (17.92%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 18 (7.50%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.08%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.08%) IIS
8 3 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.25%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.83%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.42%) CMS
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (20.83%) MS Office
2 27 (11.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.83%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.42%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.75%) Office 365
2 15 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.50%) IaaS
4 3 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.25%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.83%) Yammer
6 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.50%) LAN
2 17 (7.08%) DNS
3 15 (6.25%) Firewall
3 15 (6.25%) WAN
4 13 (5.42%) DHCP
5 10 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
5 10 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.17%) VPN
6 8 (3.33%) Wireless
7 7 (2.92%) Internet
7 7 (2.92%) SAN
7 7 (2.92%) Skype
8 4 (1.67%) Intranet
8 4 (1.67%) LDAP
8 4 (1.67%) VoIP
8 4 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.25%) HTTP
9 3 (1.25%) Network Security
10 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.25%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.83%) FxCop
3 2 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.83%) StyleCop
3 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.42%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.42%) MSI
4 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (10.00%) Finance
2 19 (7.92%) Law
3 17 (7.08%) Legal
4 12 (5.00%) Advertising
5 7 (2.92%) German Language
6 5 (2.08%) Retail
7 4 (1.67%) Banking
7 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.25%) Billing
9 2 (0.83%) Front Office
9 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Publishing
9 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.42%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.42%) French Language
10 1 (0.42%) Local Government
10 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (30.00%) Analyst
2 37 (15.42%) Support Engineer
3 24 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 24 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 24 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 20 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (6.67%) Consultant
6 15 (6.25%) IT Support
7 14 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 14 (5.83%) IT Analyst
8 13 (5.42%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (5.42%) Architect
8 13 (5.42%) Desktop Support
9 12 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.58%) Legal Analyst
11 10 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
11 10 (4.17%) Administrator
11 10 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.58%) .NET
2 6 (2.50%) Web Services
3 4 (1.67%) XML
4 2 (0.83%) COM
4 2 (0.83%) CSS
4 2 (0.83%) HTML
4 2 (0.83%) JMS
4 2 (0.83%) jQuery
4 2 (0.83%) Middleware
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 2 (0.83%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.42%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.42%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 16 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.92%) NHS
5 4 (1.67%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.67%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.83%) CESG
7 2 (0.83%) DataPower
7 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.83%) iPad
7 2 (0.83%) iPhone
7 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.42%) CMDB
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) SecurID
8 1 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 175 (72.92%) Windows
2 77 (32.08%) Windows 7
3 69 (28.75%) Windows Server
4 42 (17.50%) Windows XP
5 37 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.75%) Linux
10 6 (2.50%) Unix
11 5 (2.08%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.67%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.25%) Android
13 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.25%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.83%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.75%) ITIL
2 32 (13.33%) Migration
3 11 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (4.17%) Project Management
4 10 (4.17%) Service Management
5 9 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (2.92%) Incident Management
7 6 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (2.08%) Business Continuity
8 5 (2.08%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.08%) CRM
8 5 (2.08%) DevOps
8 5 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.08%) SDLC
8 5 (2.08%) Server Building
9 4 (1.67%) Case Management
9 4 (1.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (1.67%) SIEM
9 4 (1.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 15 (6.25%) SQL
2 5 (2.08%) C#
3 4 (1.67%) Java
4 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.83%) VBScript
4 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 26 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (7.92%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.33%) MCSE
5 6 (2.50%) MCP
6 3 (1.25%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.25%) MCITP
7 2 (0.83%) Degree
7 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) MCAD
7 2 (0.83%) MCSA
7 2 (0.83%) MCSD
7 2 (0.83%) MCTS
7 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.42%) CCNA
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CISSP
8 1 (0.42%) CNE
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.33%) vSphere
3 5 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (2.08%) XenApp
3 5 (2.08%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.25%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.83%) XenServer
6 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.42%) Firmware
6 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (12.92%) SCCM
2 11 (4.58%) SCOM
3 6 (2.50%) WSUS
4 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.25%) Puppet
4 3 (1.25%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.83%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.83%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.42%) DameWare
6 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.42%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 93 (38.75%) Microsoft
2 62 (25.83%) Citrix
3 54 (22.50%) VMware
4 21 (8.75%) Cisco
5 15 (6.25%) iManage
6 13 (5.42%) Oracle
7 12 (5.00%) Sophos
8 10 (4.17%) Dell
9 9 (3.75%) HP
9 9 (3.75%) NetApp
10 7 (2.92%) LANDesk
10 7 (2.92%) SAP
11 5 (2.08%) Lotus
12 4 (1.67%) Google
12 4 (1.67%) Symantec
13 3 (1.25%) Apple
13 3 (1.25%) IBM
13 3 (1.25%) Infor
13 3 (1.25%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.25%) SaltStack
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps IT
Rate: £400 to £450 a day all inclusive
Posted: 18 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago