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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 107 163 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.45% 6.66% 7.05%
As % of the System Software category 57.84% 75.46% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 54 57
Average daily rate
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£300 £283 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +0.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £147 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 51 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.20 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
185 216 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.70% 8.82% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 85 101
Average daily rate £341 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £353 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 52 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £9.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.32 £21.60 £24.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 39 £400 +95.12% 22
Coventry -6 17 £320 +6.66% 4
Worcestershire -8 10 £215 -31.74% 3
Herefordshire +5 7 £415 - 1
Staffordshire -13 7 £161 -15.52% 10
Warwickshire -4 6 - - 3
Wolverhampton +1 3 £250 - 3
West Bromwich 0 3 - - 1
Shropshire -10 1 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 226 (76.35%) Windows
2 113 (38.18%) Microsoft
3 111 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 85 (28.72%) Citrix
5 82 (27.70%) VMware
6 76 (25.68%) MS Exchange
7 74 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (23.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 62 (20.95%) Windows 7
10 57 (19.26%) MS Excel
11 55 (18.58%) MS Office
12 54 (18.24%) ITIL
13 52 (17.57%) Windows XP
14 42 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (13.85%) WAN
16 37 (12.50%) LAN
17 36 (12.16%) DNS
18 35 (11.82%) Migration
18 35 (11.82%) SCCM
19 30 (10.14%) Cisco
19 30 (10.14%) DHCP
20 28 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
21 26 (8.78%) SQL
21 26 (8.78%) Firewall
21 26 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2010
22 25 (8.45%) Office 365
22 25 (8.45%) Lync
23 24 (8.11%) Blackberry
23 24 (8.11%) XenApp
24 23 (7.77%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 76 (25.68%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (8.45%) Lync
4 18 (6.08%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.38%) IIS
7 9 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.69%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.01%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.68%) Apache
13 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (19.26%) MS Excel
2 55 (18.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.01%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.68%) MS Project
4 2 (0.68%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Eikon
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.45%) Office 365
2 14 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.69%) Yammer
4 4 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.85%) WAN
2 37 (12.50%) LAN
3 36 (12.16%) DNS
4 30 (10.14%) DHCP
5 26 (8.78%) Firewall
6 23 (7.77%) SAN
7 17 (5.74%) TCP/IP
8 14 (4.73%) Internet
9 13 (4.39%) VPN
10 11 (3.72%) NAS
11 10 (3.38%) Wireless
12 7 (2.36%) VoIP
13 5 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (1.69%) VLAN
13 5 (1.69%) Network Security
13 5 (1.69%) LDAP
13 5 (1.69%) Intranet
14 4 (1.35%) Unified Communications
14 4 (1.35%) Structured Cabling
15 3 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) ZAP BI
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.01%) MSI
1 3 (1.01%) Subversion
1 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.68%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.34%) Ant
General
1 21 (7.09%) Finance
2 10 (3.38%) Retail
3 8 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.03%) Automotive
5 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.35%) Advertising
6 4 (1.35%) Legal
7 3 (1.01%) Front Office
7 3 (1.01%) Back Office
7 3 (1.01%) Banking
7 3 (1.01%) Local Government
8 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (22.30%) Analyst
2 30 (10.14%) Support Engineer
2 30 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 27 (9.12%) Support Analyst
4 25 (8.45%) Service Analyst
4 25 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 22 (7.43%) 1st Line Support
6 21 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (6.42%) Desktop Support
8 18 (6.08%) Server Engineer
9 17 (5.74%) Administrator
10 16 (5.41%) Architect
10 16 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (4.73%) Consultant
12 13 (4.39%) Windows Server Engineer
13 10 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.38%) Help Desk Support
14 9 (3.04%) IT Support
15 8 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.70%) .NET
2 6 (2.03%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.35%) Web Services
4 3 (1.01%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.01%) RESTful
5 2 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.68%) XMPP
6 1 (0.34%) XML
6 1 (0.34%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.36%) NHS
3 7 (2.36%) Clustering
4 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.35%) PKI
7 3 (1.01%) PDA
7 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.01%) CMDB
7 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.68%) iPhone
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.34%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 226 (76.35%) Windows
2 111 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (23.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 62 (20.95%) Windows 7
6 52 (17.57%) Windows XP
7 18 (6.08%) Linux
8 17 (5.74%) Windows 8
9 12 (4.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 10 (3.38%) UNIX
11 7 (2.36%) Windows Vista
12 6 (2.03%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.03%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.35%) Android
14 3 (1.01%) Solaris
14 3 (1.01%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.34%) AIX
16 1 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.24%) ITIL
2 35 (11.82%) Migration
3 14 (4.73%) Service Management
4 13 (4.39%) Patch Management
5 10 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (2.36%) ITIL V3
7 7 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (2.36%) ITSM
7 7 (2.36%) Problem Management
8 6 (2.03%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (2.03%) PRINCE2
8 6 (2.03%) Server Monitoring
9 5 (1.69%) Data Security
9 5 (1.69%) Project Management
9 5 (1.69%) Validation
10 4 (1.35%) Configuration Management
10 4 (1.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.78%) SQL
2 17 (5.74%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.35%) C#
3 4 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.01%) VB
4 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.68%) VBA
5 2 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.42%) MCSE
3 18 (6.08%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.72%) MCITP
5 8 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.36%) MCP
7 6 (2.03%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.35%) MCTS
8 4 (1.35%) MCSA
8 4 (1.35%) NVQ Level 4
9 3 (1.01%) Degree
10 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.34%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.34%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.34%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.34%) CCA
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (8.11%) XenApp
3 18 (6.08%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.41%) vSphere
5 5 (1.69%) XenServer
5 5 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.35%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.35%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.68%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.34%) Xen
9 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (11.82%) SCCM
2 17 (5.74%) SCOM
3 9 (3.04%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.35%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.01%) Windows Intune
5 3 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.68%) WSUS
6 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.68%) DameWare
6 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.34%) SCSM
7 1 (0.34%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.34%) Puppet
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 113 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 85 (28.72%) Citrix
3 82 (27.70%) VMware
4 30 (10.14%) Cisco
5 20 (6.76%) HP
6 18 (6.08%) NetApp
7 14 (4.73%) Symantec
8 9 (3.04%) Oracle
8 9 (3.04%) Veeam
9 7 (2.36%) SAP
9 7 (2.36%) LANDesk
10 6 (2.03%) Remedy
10 6 (2.03%) Dell
11 5 (1.69%) Lotus
11 5 (1.69%) McAfee
12 4 (1.35%) AppSense
12 4 (1.35%) EMC
12 4 (1.35%) Adobe
12 4 (1.35%) ArcSight
13 3 (1.01%) Progress
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