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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 23 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 156 138 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.10% 6.53% 3.84%
As % of the System Software category 71.23% 68.66% 63.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 58 36
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£258 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £116 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £287
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 40 23
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.60 £20.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.90
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
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
219 201 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.56% 9.51% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 88 51
Average daily rate £300 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £161 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -16 37 £241 -16.08% 11
Worcestershire +10 22 £301 - 1
Warwickshire -13 19 £350 +25.00% 6
Staffordshire +10 16 £190 -24.75% 5
West Bromwich 0 14 £248 -
Coventry -4 14 £413 +189.47% 12
Wolverhampton -1 9 £355 +51.07% 1
Walsall +1 4 - -
Shropshire -11 4 - - 2
Dudley - 2 £120 -
Solihull +3 1 £200 - 4
Herefordshire -4 1 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 251 (80.97%) Windows
2 117 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 109 (35.16%) VMware
4 105 (33.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 103 (33.23%) Citrix
6 101 (32.58%) Windows 7
7 91 (29.35%) Windows XP
8 89 (28.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 87 (28.06%) MS Exchange
10 72 (23.23%) ITIL
11 68 (21.94%) MS Office
12 61 (19.68%) SCCM
13 59 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (15.81%) XenApp
15 42 (13.55%) MS Excel
16 41 (13.23%) DHCP
16 41 (13.23%) DNS
17 40 (12.90%) SAN
18 39 (12.58%) Windows Server 2012
19 38 (12.26%) TCP/IP
20 36 (11.61%) Migration
21 32 (10.32%) XenDesktop
22 29 (9.35%) vSphere
23 28 (9.03%) HP
23 28 (9.03%) Lotus
23 28 (9.03%) Blackberry
24 27 (8.71%) Security Cleared
25 25 (8.06%) XenServer
25 25 (8.06%) SQL
25 25 (8.06%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 87 (28.06%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.06%) IBM Notes
3 23 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (5.48%) SharePoint
5 15 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.29%) Lync
8 4 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.65%) IIS
9 2 (0.65%) Documentum
9 2 (0.65%) SAS
9 2 (0.65%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.65%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 68 (21.94%) MS Office
2 42 (13.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.65%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.16%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.23%) DNS
1 41 (13.23%) DHCP
2 40 (12.90%) SAN
3 38 (12.26%) TCP/IP
4 23 (7.42%) LAN
4 23 (7.42%) WAN
5 21 (6.77%) VLAN
6 19 (6.13%) NAS
7 17 (5.48%) VPN
8 16 (5.16%) Firewall
9 14 (4.52%) VoIP
9 14 (4.52%) NetScaler
10 7 (2.26%) ADSL
10 7 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.94%) Wireless
12 4 (1.29%) 3G
13 3 (0.97%) Network Security
14 2 (0.65%) MPLS
14 2 (0.65%) WLAN
14 2 (0.65%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.65%) OLAP
4 2 (0.65%) DataStage
4 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.32%) MS Access
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) MSI
2 3 (0.97%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.65%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (2.26%) Finance
2 5 (1.61%) Automotive
2 5 (1.61%) Back Office
3 4 (1.29%) Legal
4 2 (0.65%) Banking
4 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 70 (22.58%) Analyst
2 52 (16.77%) Support Engineer
3 41 (13.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 40 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 40 (12.90%) Support Analyst
5 30 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (9.68%) 1st Line Support
6 25 (8.06%) Service Analyst
7 24 (7.74%) Service Desk Analyst
8 16 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (4.52%) Desktop Support
10 13 (4.19%) Consultant
10 13 (4.19%) Architect
10 13 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (3.87%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 11 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 11 (3.55%) Support Specialist
12 11 (3.55%) Administrator
13 9 (2.90%) Support Technician
13 9 (2.90%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.94%) Web Services
2 5 (1.61%) Middleware
3 4 (1.29%) .NET
4 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.65%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.32%) OAuth
5 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.32%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.03%) Blackberry
2 15 (4.84%) PDA
3 9 (2.90%) Clustering
4 8 (2.58%) NHS
5 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.97%) iPad
6 3 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.65%) FMCG
8 1 (0.32%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.32%) GIS
8 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 251 (80.97%) Windows
2 105 (33.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (32.58%) Windows 7
4 91 (29.35%) Windows XP
5 89 (28.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (12.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (7.10%) Windows 8
8 15 (4.84%) Linux
9 11 (3.55%) Windows 2000
9 11 (3.55%) UNIX
9 11 (3.55%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.61%) Solaris
11 4 (1.29%) HPUX
12 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.65%) AIX
13 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.23%) ITIL
2 36 (11.61%) Migration
3 17 (5.48%) Incident Management
4 15 (4.84%) PRINCE2
5 12 (3.87%) Project Management
6 10 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 9 (2.90%) Business Continuity
8 6 (1.94%) CRM
9 5 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (1.61%) Asset Management
9 5 (1.61%) Problem Management
9 5 (1.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (1.61%) Mentoring
10 4 (1.29%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (1.29%) Change Management
10 4 (1.29%) Service Management
11 3 (0.97%) Risk Management
11 3 (0.97%) Load Balancing
11 3 (0.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.06%) SQL
2 20 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.26%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.29%) C#
4 4 (1.29%) VB
5 3 (0.97%) VBA
5 3 (0.97%) Java
6 2 (0.65%) VBScript
6 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.65%) R
6 2 (0.65%) C
7 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.90%) MCSE
5 7 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.94%) CCNA
6 6 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.29%) MCP
8 3 (0.97%) CCNP
8 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.97%) MCTS
8 3 (0.97%) MCITP
8 3 (0.97%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.65%) VCP4
9 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.32%) Degree
10 1 (0.32%) MCSA
10 1 (0.32%) CNE
10 1 (0.32%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 59 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (15.81%) XenApp
3 32 (10.32%) XenDesktop
4 29 (9.35%) vSphere
5 25 (8.06%) XenServer
6 13 (4.19%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (2.90%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.58%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.61%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.32%) Xen
12 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 61 (19.68%) SCCM
2 20 (6.45%) SCOM
3 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.97%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.97%) WSUS
4 3 (0.97%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.97%) DameWare
5 2 (0.65%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.65%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 117 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 109 (35.16%) VMware
3 103 (33.23%) Citrix
4 28 (9.03%) Lotus
4 28 (9.03%) HP
5 23 (7.42%) Dell
6 20 (6.45%) Cisco
7 9 (2.90%) EMC
8 8 (2.58%) NetApp
9 7 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.61%) IBM
10 5 (1.61%) Oracle
10 5 (1.61%) McAfee
11 4 (1.29%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.29%) BT
12 3 (0.97%) Nimsoft
12 3 (0.97%) Spiceworks
12 3 (0.97%) Sophos
12 3 (0.97%) Symantec
12 3 (0.97%) Remedy
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £16 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 17 days ago
Hereford
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Sutton Coldfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group
Rate: £120 - £180 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago