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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 160 140 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.26% 6.06% 6.49%
As % of the System Software category 69.57% 67.96% 61.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 52 25
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£325 £315 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +110.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 46 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.85 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £18.55 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
230 206 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.00% 8.92% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 88 62
Average daily rate £325 £303 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £205 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 33
Average hourly rate £16.18 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £11.03 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £17.45 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.85%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 38 £343 +18.10% 30
Coventry +8 29 £338 +12.50% 4
Warwickshire +4 22 £325 +44.44% 1
Staffordshire -5 14 £278 +8.82% 6
Wolverhampton +8 8 £225 -13.46% 5
Worcestershire -3 7 £136 -56.82% 2
Herefordshire 0 6 £388 - 1
West Bromwich -4 5 £70 - 1
Solihull +5 4 - - 2
Shropshire -17 2 £338 +7.14% 7
Dudley -10 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 278 (79.89%) Windows
2 155 (44.54%) Microsoft
3 117 (33.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 89 (25.57%) Citrix
5 82 (23.56%) VMware
6 81 (23.28%) MS Office
6 81 (23.28%) Windows 7
7 79 (22.70%) Windows XP
8 77 (22.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 76 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 72 (20.69%) MS Exchange
11 65 (18.68%) ITIL
12 62 (17.82%) MS Excel
13 51 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
14 50 (14.37%) WAN
15 49 (14.08%) LAN
16 44 (12.64%) SQL Server
16 44 (12.64%) SCCM
17 43 (12.36%) DNS
18 39 (11.21%) Migration
18 39 (11.21%) DHCP
19 38 (10.92%) SQL
20 37 (10.63%) SharePoint
21 35 (10.06%) Blackberry
22 31 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
22 31 (8.91%) Cisco
22 31 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
23 30 (8.62%) Hyper-V
23 30 (8.62%) XenApp
24 27 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 72 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 37 (10.63%) SharePoint
3 27 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (6.32%) Lync
5 13 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.59%) IIS
7 8 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.01%) IBM Notes
8 7 (2.01%) WorkSite
8 7 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.57%) Apache
11 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 81 (23.28%) MS Office
2 62 (17.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.57%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 12 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.86%) Maximo
3 3 (0.86%) Eikon
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.75%) Office 365
3 3 (0.86%) Yammer
4 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.37%) WAN
2 49 (14.08%) LAN
3 43 (12.36%) DNS
4 39 (11.21%) DHCP
5 26 (7.47%) SAN
6 23 (6.61%) Firewall
7 17 (4.89%) TCP/IP
8 15 (4.31%) Internet
9 13 (3.74%) NAS
10 11 (3.16%) Wireless
11 7 (2.01%) VPN
11 7 (2.01%) VLAN
12 6 (1.72%) VoIP
13 5 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (1.44%) Structured Cabling
14 4 (1.15%) Unified Communications
14 4 (1.15%) LDAP
14 4 (1.15%) Intranet
15 3 (0.86%) Network Security
16 2 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) ZAP BI
7 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.86%) Subversion
2 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.57%) MSI
General
1 24 (6.90%) Finance
2 11 (3.16%) Legal
2 11 (3.16%) Retail
3 8 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.01%) Automotive
5 5 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.15%) Banking
6 4 (1.15%) Local Government
7 3 (0.86%) Law
7 3 (0.86%) Front Office
8 2 (0.57%) Back Office
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (23.28%) Analyst
2 41 (11.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 37 (10.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 37 (10.63%) Service Analyst
4 36 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 32 (9.20%) Support Analyst
5 32 (9.20%) Architect
6 27 (7.76%) 1st Line Support
7 26 (7.47%) 3rd Line Support
8 25 (7.18%) Desktop Support
9 23 (6.61%) Server Engineer
10 20 (5.75%) Administrator
10 20 (5.75%) Technical Architect
11 18 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (4.31%) Consultant
13 12 (3.45%) Server Support
13 12 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
13 12 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (3.16%) Windows Server Engineer
14 11 (3.16%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.02%) .NET
2 4 (1.15%) Web Services
3 3 (0.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.86%) RESTful
4 2 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.57%) XMPP
4 2 (0.57%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.06%) Blackberry
2 15 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.16%) NHS
4 9 (2.59%) Replication
4 9 (2.59%) PDA
4 9 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.01%) Clustering
6 7 (2.01%) CMDB
6 7 (2.01%) PKI
7 6 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.15%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.86%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.57%) iPhone
12 1 (0.29%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 278 (79.89%) Windows
2 117 (33.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (23.28%) Windows 7
4 79 (22.70%) Windows XP
5 77 (22.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 76 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.03%) Linux
8 18 (5.17%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 13 (3.74%) UNIX
11 10 (2.87%) Windows 2000
11 10 (2.87%) Windows Vista
12 8 (2.30%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.72%) Android
14 3 (0.86%) Solaris
15 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.57%) HPUX
15 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.29%) AIX
16 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.68%) ITIL
2 39 (11.21%) Migration
3 21 (6.03%) Patch Management
4 12 (3.45%) CRM
5 11 (3.16%) Service Management
6 10 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (2.30%) Change Management
9 7 (2.01%) Problem Management
10 6 (1.72%) ITSM
10 6 (1.72%) Data Migration
10 6 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (1.44%) Server Building
11 5 (1.44%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (1.44%) Data Security
11 5 (1.44%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (1.15%) Asset Management
12 4 (1.15%) Incident Management
12 4 (1.15%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (1.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.92%) SQL
2 13 (3.74%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.15%) C#
3 4 (1.15%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.86%) PHP
4 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.57%) VB
5 2 (0.57%) VBA
6 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.29%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.89%) MCITP
3 17 (4.89%) MCSE
4 16 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.01%) MCP
6 5 (1.44%) MCTS
6 5 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.15%) CCA
7 4 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.86%) CCEA
8 3 (0.86%) Degree
9 2 (0.57%) NVQ Level 4
9 2 (0.57%) MCDST
9 2 (0.57%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.57%) MCSA
10 1 (0.29%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.29%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.29%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.89%) SLA
2 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 51 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (8.62%) Hyper-V
2 30 (8.62%) XenApp
3 20 (5.75%) vSphere
4 8 (2.30%) XenServer
5 7 (2.01%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.44%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.15%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.57%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.57%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.29%) Xen
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 44 (12.64%) SCCM
2 21 (6.03%) SCOM
3 8 (2.30%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.44%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.15%) DameWare
6 3 (0.86%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.86%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.29%) SCSM
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
8 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 155 (44.54%) Microsoft
2 89 (25.57%) Citrix
3 82 (23.56%) VMware
4 31 (8.91%) Cisco
5 23 (6.61%) HP
6 20 (5.75%) NetApp
7 13 (3.74%) Symantec
8 9 (2.59%) Dell
9 7 (2.01%) Oracle
9 7 (2.01%) Remedy
9 7 (2.01%) Lotus
9 7 (2.01%) Progress
10 6 (1.72%) Veeam
10 6 (1.72%) AppSense
11 5 (1.44%) LANDesk
11 5 (1.44%) McAfee
11 5 (1.44%) Adobe
12 4 (1.15%) EMC
12 4 (1.15%) Sophos
13 3 (0.86%) Red Hat
West Midlands
Gold Group
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
West Bromwich
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £10.22 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago