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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 161 185 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.73% 7.25% 6.18%
As % of the System Software category 52.79% 76.13% 68.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 85 53
Median daily rate £325 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 46
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.40 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
305 243 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.86% 9.53% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 112 89
Median daily rate £375 £325 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £425 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 48 47
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.18 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.53% +11.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.76 £10.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £16.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 64 £330 -1.12% 23
Coventry -11 23 £375 +7.14% 5
Warwickshire -5 21 £250 -23.07% 8
Staffordshire +6 13 £288 +3.60% 4
Worcestershire -4 12 £165 +11.48% 3
Shropshire -39 3 - - 1
Walsall +3 2 £200 -52.94% 1
West Bromwich +2 2 £300 +200.00% 2
Wolverhampton -7 2 - -
Solihull -16 1 £375 - 3
Halesowen - 1 £240 - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 205 (76.21%) Windows
2 115 (42.75%) Microsoft
3 111 (41.26%) Windows Server
4 71 (26.39%) Windows 7
5 70 (26.02%) Citrix
6 68 (25.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (23.05%) VMware
8 55 (20.45%) SQL Server
9 49 (18.22%) ITIL
10 48 (17.84%) MS Office
10 48 (17.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (17.10%) MS Excel
11 46 (17.10%) Migration
12 42 (15.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (13.75%) MS Exchange
13 37 (13.75%) SQL
14 35 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (12.64%) Office 365
16 33 (12.27%) Security Cleared
17 30 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (10.41%) SCCM
18 28 (10.41%) SharePoint
19 27 (10.04%) Windows XP
19 27 (10.04%) DNS
20 26 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
20 26 (9.67%) PowerShell
20 26 (9.67%) Data Centre
21 25 (9.29%) Windows 8
21 25 (9.29%) .NET
22 23 (8.55%) Cisco

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 37 (13.75%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.41%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.69%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.95%) IIS
5 10 (3.72%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.49%) IBM Domino
8 4 (1.49%) NServiceBus
9 3 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.37%) CMS
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 48 (17.84%) MS Office
2 46 (17.10%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.49%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.37%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.64%) Office 365
2 30 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.86%) IaaS
5 4 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.74%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.74%) Yammer
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.04%) DNS
2 22 (8.18%) LAN
3 20 (7.43%) DHCP
3 20 (7.43%) Firewall
4 19 (7.06%) WAN
5 14 (5.20%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (4.46%) Internet
7 11 (4.09%) TCP/IP
7 11 (4.09%) Wireless
8 10 (3.72%) SAN
9 9 (3.35%) SSL
9 9 (3.35%) VPN
10 8 (2.97%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.23%) Intranet
11 6 (2.23%) Network Security
11 6 (2.23%) Skype
12 5 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.49%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.97%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.49%) FxCop
4 4 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.49%) StyleCop
5 3 (1.12%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.74%) MSI
7 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (5.58%) Finance
2 6 (2.23%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.86%) Banking
3 5 (1.86%) Retail
4 4 (1.49%) Advertising
4 4 (1.49%) German Language
4 4 (1.49%) Legal
5 3 (1.12%) Billing
5 3 (1.12%) Law
5 3 (1.12%) Publishing
5 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.74%) Front Office
6 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (20.82%) Analyst
2 40 (14.87%) Support Engineer
3 22 (8.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (7.43%) Service Analyst
6 19 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (6.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 17 (6.32%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (5.20%) Server Engineer
10 14 (5.20%) Windows Engineer
11 13 (4.83%) Administrator
11 13 (4.83%) Consultant
11 13 (4.83%) Desktop Support
11 13 (4.83%) IT Support
12 12 (4.46%) Architect
12 12 (4.46%) Help Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.46%) Project Manager
13 11 (4.09%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (4.09%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.29%) .NET
2 15 (5.58%) XML
3 12 (4.46%) Web Services
4 7 (2.60%) WCF
4 7 (2.60%) XSD
4 7 (2.60%) XSLT
5 5 (1.86%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.49%) CSS
6 4 (1.49%) HTML
6 4 (1.49%) jQuery
6 4 (1.49%) RESTful
6 4 (1.49%) SOAP
7 3 (1.12%) Middleware
7 3 (1.12%) REST
7 3 (1.12%) WAP
8 2 (0.74%) COM
9 1 (0.37%) JMS
9 1 (0.37%) MAPI
9 1 (0.37%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.67%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.20%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.72%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.35%) NHS
6 6 (2.23%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.23%) PKI
7 4 (1.49%) Data Conversion
7 4 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.49%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.12%) CMDB
8 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.12%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.74%) Clustering
9 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.74%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.74%) PDA
10 1 (0.37%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 205 (76.21%) Windows
2 111 (41.26%) Windows Server
3 71 (26.39%) Windows 7
4 68 (25.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (17.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (15.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (10.04%) Windows XP
8 25 (9.29%) Windows 8
9 14 (5.20%) Android
10 12 (4.46%) Apple iOS
10 12 (4.46%) Windows 10
11 10 (3.72%) Linux
12 5 (1.86%) Unix
13 4 (1.49%) Windows Phone
13 4 (1.49%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.37%) Fedora
16 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.22%) ITIL
2 46 (17.10%) Migration
3 18 (6.69%) Project Management
4 16 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (4.09%) Incident Management
6 10 (3.72%) CRM
6 10 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (3.35%) Configuration Management
7 9 (3.35%) Server Building
7 9 (3.35%) Service Management
8 8 (2.97%) Data Modelling
9 7 (2.60%) DevOps
9 7 (2.60%) ETL
9 7 (2.60%) High Availability
9 7 (2.60%) Identity Management
10 6 (2.23%) Change Control
10 6 (2.23%) Line Management
10 6 (2.23%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.75%) SQL
2 26 (9.67%) PowerShell
3 16 (5.95%) C#
4 8 (2.97%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.60%) Java
5 7 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.86%) VBScript
7 4 (1.49%) XAML
8 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.37%) C
9 1 (0.37%) PHP
9 1 (0.37%) VB
9 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 35 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (12.27%) Security Cleared
3 22 (8.18%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.83%) MCSE
5 10 (3.72%) MCP
6 9 (3.35%) MCITP
7 7 (2.60%) MCTS
8 6 (2.23%) MCSA
9 4 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.49%) CCNA
9 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.49%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.49%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.49%) LPIC
9 4 (1.49%) MCAD
9 4 (1.49%) MCSD
10 2 (0.74%) CISSP
10 2 (0.74%) MOS
10 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.97%) SLA
2 3 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.12%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (5.95%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.09%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.97%) XenApp
5 7 (2.60%) vSphere
6 6 (2.23%) XenServer
7 5 (1.86%) Firmware
8 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (10.41%) SCCM
2 22 (8.18%) SCOM
3 10 (3.72%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.35%) WSUS
5 6 (2.23%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.86%) Puppet
7 4 (1.49%) MAILsweeper
7 4 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.12%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.74%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.74%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.37%) DameWare
10 1 (0.37%) Simpana
10 1 (0.37%) Terraform
10 1 (0.37%) vMotion
10 1 (0.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 115 (42.75%) Microsoft
2 70 (26.02%) Citrix
3 62 (23.05%) VMware
4 23 (8.55%) Cisco
5 16 (5.95%) HP
6 13 (4.83%) IBM
7 12 (4.46%) Dell
7 12 (4.46%) NetApp
7 12 (4.46%) Sophos
8 11 (4.09%) Intel Security
9 10 (3.72%) Google
9 10 (3.72%) LANDesk
9 10 (3.72%) Rackspace
10 9 (3.35%) Lotus
11 6 (2.23%) Oracle
11 6 (2.23%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.49%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.49%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.49%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.49%) Symantec
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