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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 141 129 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.15% 5.04% 6.65%
As % of the System Software category 67.46% 52.87% 73.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 58 50
Median daily rate £310 £278 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.71% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £139 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 70
Median hourly rate £14.63 £12.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.33 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £17.00 £22.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
209 244 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.64% 9.52% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 96 82
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £161 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 74
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.95 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -16.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £18.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.85
% change year-on-year
- -5.04%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 December 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 -10 49 £293 +46.25% 15
Shropshire +22 27 £325 +6.55% 3
Warwickshire +9 20 £130 -61.76% 6
Coventry -8 15 £340 -3.20% 5
Staffordshire 0 8 £321 +7.08% 6
Solihull +4 7 £275 - 6
Worcestershire +2 3 £209 - 4
West Bromwich -2 2 - -
Wolverhampton -2 2 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 217 (71.62%) Windows
2 150 (49.50%) Microsoft
3 108 (35.64%) Windows Server
4 70 (23.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 68 (22.44%) VMware
6 63 (20.79%) Office 365
7 61 (20.13%) MS Exchange
8 58 (19.14%) Windows 7
9 57 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (17.82%) Citrix
11 50 (16.50%) SQL
12 47 (15.51%) SQL Server
12 47 (15.51%) DNS
13 44 (14.52%) MS Office
13 44 (14.52%) SCCM
14 41 (13.53%) Security Cleared
14 41 (13.53%) ITIL
15 40 (13.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 38 (12.54%) SharePoint
17 35 (11.55%) MS Excel
18 34 (11.22%) Cisco
18 34 (11.22%) PowerShell
19 33 (10.89%) SC Cleared
19 33 (10.89%) Skype for Business
20 32 (10.56%) DHCP
20 32 (10.56%) Migration
21 30 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
21 30 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
22 25 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
22 25 (8.25%) Linux

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 61 (20.13%) MS Exchange
2 38 (12.54%) SharePoint
3 33 (10.89%) Skype for Business
4 17 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.98%) IIS
10 4 (1.32%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.99%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.99%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.33%) CMS
13 1 (0.33%) IBM Connections
13 1 (0.33%) iPlanet
Applications
1 44 (14.52%) MS Office
2 35 (11.55%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (23.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (20.79%) Office 365
3 18 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.30%) OneDrive
6 8 (2.64%) IaaS
7 6 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.98%) Yammer
8 4 (1.32%) PaaS
9 3 (0.99%) G Suite
9 3 (0.99%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.99%) SaaS
10 2 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 47 (15.51%) DNS
2 32 (10.56%) DHCP
3 22 (7.26%) LDAP
3 22 (7.26%) Skype
4 18 (5.94%) Firewall
4 18 (5.94%) WAN
5 17 (5.61%) SAN
6 15 (4.95%) LAN
6 15 (4.95%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.62%) VLAN
8 13 (4.29%) Kerberos
9 12 (3.96%) NAS
9 12 (3.96%) Unified Communications
10 11 (3.63%) Network Security
10 11 (3.63%) VoIP
11 9 (2.97%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (2.97%) IP Telephony
11 9 (2.97%) VPN
12 6 (1.98%) Internet
12 6 (1.98%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.99%) 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%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.66%) MySQL
7 2 (0.66%) Power BI
7 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.65%) MSI
2 5 (1.65%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.32%) FxCop
3 4 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.32%) StyleCop
4 3 (0.99%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.33%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.33%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (3.96%) Finance
2 9 (2.97%) Advertising
3 6 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.65%) Retail
5 4 (1.32%) Banking
5 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.99%) Back Office
7 2 (0.66%) Automotive
7 2 (0.66%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (17.16%) Analyst
2 29 (9.57%) Consultant
3 25 (8.25%) Support Engineer
4 24 (7.92%) Service Analyst
4 24 (7.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 22 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (7.26%) Architect
6 19 (6.27%) Help Desk Analyst
7 17 (5.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (4.62%) Administrator
9 14 (4.62%) Support Analyst
10 12 (3.96%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (3.96%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.63%) Developer
11 11 (3.63%) Help Desk Support
12 10 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 10 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (2.97%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.95%) .NET
2 6 (1.98%) ASP.NET
2 6 (1.98%) SOAP
2 6 (1.98%) Web Services
2 6 (1.98%) XML
2 6 (1.98%) XMPP
3 5 (1.65%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 5 (1.65%) OAuth
3 5 (1.65%) RESTful
3 5 (1.65%) SAML
3 5 (1.65%) WCF
3 5 (1.65%) XSD
3 5 (1.65%) XSLT
4 2 (0.66%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.33%) JMS
5 1 (0.33%) Middleware
5 1 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.28%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.28%) Replication
3 15 (4.95%) PKI
4 13 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.97%) Clustering
6 8 (2.64%) PDA
7 6 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.98%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.32%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.99%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.99%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.99%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.99%) User Experience
11 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.66%) NHS
11 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 217 (71.62%) Windows
2 108 (35.64%) Windows Server
3 58 (19.14%) Windows 7
4 57 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (13.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (8.25%) Linux
7 25 (8.25%) Windows 10
8 21 (6.93%) Windows XP
9 20 (6.60%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.95%) Android
11 8 (2.64%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.64%) Unix
12 4 (1.32%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.99%) Solaris
13 3 (0.99%) SUSE
13 3 (0.99%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (13.53%) ITIL
2 32 (10.56%) Migration
3 19 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (5.94%) DevOps
5 14 (4.62%) Patch Management
5 14 (4.62%) Service Delivery
6 12 (3.96%) CRM
7 11 (3.63%) Identity Management
8 10 (3.30%) High Availability
9 9 (2.97%) Service Management
10 8 (2.64%) Application Packaging
10 8 (2.64%) ETL
10 8 (2.64%) Project Management
10 8 (2.64%) Trend Analysis
11 7 (2.31%) Configuration Management
11 7 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (1.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (1.98%) ERP
12 6 (1.98%) Information Security
12 6 (1.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 50 (16.50%) SQL
2 34 (11.22%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.96%) C#
4 7 (2.31%) Java
4 7 (2.31%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.31%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.65%) C
6 4 (1.32%) PHP
6 4 (1.32%) XAML
7 1 (0.33%) Jython
7 1 (0.33%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.30%) MCSE
5 8 (2.64%) MCITP
6 7 (2.31%) MOS
7 6 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.65%) CCNA
8 5 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.65%) Degree
8 5 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.65%) MCTS
9 4 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.32%) CISSP
9 4 (1.32%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.32%) MCSA
10 3 (0.99%) CCNP
10 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.66%) MCP
11 2 (0.66%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.95%) SLA
2 5 (1.65%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.59%) Hyper-V
3 22 (7.26%) XenApp
4 11 (3.63%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.64%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.98%) Docker
6 6 (1.98%) vSphere
6 6 (1.98%) XenServer
7 5 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.65%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.32%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.99%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.66%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.66%) Firmware
10 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.66%) UAG
10 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 44 (14.52%) SCCM
2 19 (6.27%) SCOM
3 9 (2.97%) WSUS
4 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.98%) Nagios
6 5 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.65%) Puppet
7 3 (0.99%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.66%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.66%) Kibana
8 2 (0.66%) logstash
8 2 (0.66%) PowerCLI
8 2 (0.66%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.66%) vMotion
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 150 (49.50%) Microsoft
2 68 (22.44%) VMware
3 54 (17.82%) Citrix
4 34 (11.22%) Cisco
5 24 (7.92%) HP
6 22 (7.26%) Dell
7 13 (4.29%) Intel Security
8 12 (3.96%) Avaya
9 11 (3.63%) LANDesk
10 10 (3.30%) Veeam
11 9 (2.97%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.31%) EMC
12 7 (2.31%) Google
12 7 (2.31%) Symantec
12 7 (2.31%) Toshiba
13 6 (1.98%) Sophos
14 5 (1.65%) NetApp
14 5 (1.65%) ServiceNow
15 4 (1.32%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.32%) SaltStack
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