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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 169 128 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.14% 5.21% 7.53%
As % of the System Software category 55.41% 58.18% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 65 74
Median daily rate £350 £335 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +18.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £140 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 52
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.40 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% +15.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £17.05 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
305 220 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.27% 8.95% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 111 106
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 55
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £36.55 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 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 0 47 £375 +3.44% 16
Coventry -5 32 £375 -0.66% 13
Warwickshire +13 25 £339 +34.15% 5
Worcestershire +1 13 £270 +28.57% 1
Staffordshire +9 12 £320 +99.37% 9
Shropshire -14 10 £450 - 2
Solihull -4 4 - - 2
Herefordshire -10 4 £275 -34.52% 4
West Bromwich -2 2 £255 -
Wolverhampton -2 1 £95 -62.00% 1
Walsall - 1 £125 - 3
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 239 (72.42%) Windows
2 152 (46.06%) Microsoft
3 132 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 77 (23.33%) Citrix
5 76 (23.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (21.82%) VMware
7 71 (21.52%) Windows 7
8 65 (19.70%) MS Exchange
9 64 (19.39%) SQL Server
10 63 (19.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 61 (18.48%) MS Office
12 59 (17.88%) SQL
12 59 (17.88%) MS Excel
12 59 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
13 50 (15.15%) SCCM
13 50 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 49 (14.85%) ITIL
15 48 (14.55%) Migration
16 43 (13.03%) DNS
17 40 (12.12%) SharePoint
18 38 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
19 37 (11.21%) Office 365
20 36 (10.91%) Cisco
21 34 (10.30%) Security Cleared
22 33 (10.00%) Windows 8
22 33 (10.00%) HP
23 32 (9.70%) DHCP
24 30 (9.09%) PowerShell
25 27 (8.18%) SCOM
25 27 (8.18%) .NET

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 65 (19.70%) MS Exchange
2 40 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 24 (7.27%) Skype for Business
4 18 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (3.64%) IIS
7 11 (3.33%) IBM Notes
8 10 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (2.12%) NServiceBus
9 7 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.52%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.30%) CMS
12 1 (0.30%) IBM Connections
12 1 (0.30%) iPlanet
Applications
1 61 (18.48%) MS Office
2 59 (17.88%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 12 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (11.21%) Office 365
3 24 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (6.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (4.24%) IaaS
6 7 (2.12%) PaaS
7 6 (1.82%) Google Apps
7 6 (1.82%) SaaS
8 2 (0.61%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.03%) DNS
2 32 (9.70%) DHCP
3 26 (7.88%) Firewall
4 24 (7.27%) WAN
5 23 (6.97%) LAN
6 21 (6.36%) SAN
7 17 (5.15%) VPN
8 16 (4.85%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.55%) VLAN
10 14 (4.24%) Skype
11 13 (3.94%) NAS
12 12 (3.64%) Network Security
13 10 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (3.03%) IP Telephony
13 10 (3.03%) NetScaler
13 10 (3.03%) Wireless
14 9 (2.73%) LDAP
14 9 (2.73%) SSL
14 9 (2.73%) Unified Communications
15 8 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.91%) Big Data
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.61%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.61%) HDInsight
8 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.61%) MySQL
8 2 (0.61%) Power BI
8 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.42%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.12%) FxCop
4 7 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (2.12%) StyleCop
5 3 (0.91%) MSI
6 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (4.24%) Finance
2 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 6 (1.82%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.52%) Advertising
3 5 (1.52%) Banking
4 4 (1.21%) Automotive
4 4 (1.21%) Retail
5 2 (0.61%) Back Office
5 2 (0.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.30%) Electronics
6 1 (0.30%) French Language
6 1 (0.30%) Law
6 1 (0.30%) Legal
6 1 (0.30%) Local Government
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (19.39%) Analyst
2 41 (12.42%) Support Engineer
3 27 (8.18%) Architect
4 26 (7.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 26 (7.88%) Consultant
5 24 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
6 23 (6.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (6.67%) Service Analyst
8 20 (6.06%) Support Analyst
9 19 (5.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 19 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (5.15%) Help Desk Analyst
11 16 (4.85%) Desktop Support
12 15 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
12 15 (4.55%) Administrator
13 14 (4.24%) Developer
13 14 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
14 13 (3.94%) Server Engineer
15 12 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 11 (3.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.18%) .NET
2 16 (4.85%) XML
3 15 (4.55%) Web Services
4 12 (3.64%) WCF
4 12 (3.64%) XSD
4 12 (3.64%) XSLT
5 11 (3.33%) SOAP
6 10 (3.03%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.73%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.73%) RESTful
8 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (1.52%) OAuth
8 5 (1.52%) SAML
8 5 (1.52%) XMPP
9 4 (1.21%) REST
10 3 (0.91%) CSS
10 3 (0.91%) HTML
10 3 (0.91%) WAP
11 2 (0.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.88%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.36%) Blackberry
3 17 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (3.03%) Replication
6 9 (2.73%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.73%) PDA
6 9 (2.73%) PKI
7 7 (2.12%) Data Conversion
8 6 (1.82%) NHS
8 6 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.52%) Clustering
9 5 (1.52%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.52%) User Experience
10 4 (1.21%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.21%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.21%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.91%) CMDB
11 3 (0.91%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 239 (72.42%) Windows
2 132 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 76 (23.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (21.52%) Windows 7
5 63 (19.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 26 (7.88%) Windows XP
9 25 (7.58%) Windows 10
10 20 (6.06%) Linux
11 19 (5.76%) Android
12 11 (3.33%) Apple iOS
13 10 (3.03%) Unix
14 4 (1.21%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.91%) Solaris
15 3 (0.91%) SUSE
16 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (14.85%) ITIL
2 48 (14.55%) Migration
3 26 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (6.06%) Project Management
5 17 (5.15%) ETL
5 17 (5.15%) High Availability
6 16 (4.85%) CRM
7 13 (3.94%) DevOps
7 13 (3.94%) Service Management
8 12 (3.64%) Configuration Management
8 12 (3.64%) Data Modelling
8 12 (3.64%) Identity Access Management
9 11 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (3.03%) Data Transformation
10 10 (3.03%) Patch Management
11 9 (2.73%) API Integration
11 9 (2.73%) Logical Data Model
12 8 (2.42%) Data Migration
12 8 (2.42%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 59 (17.88%) SQL
2 30 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.76%) C#
4 10 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.73%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.42%) Java
6 8 (2.42%) XAML
7 5 (1.52%) C
8 3 (0.91%) PHP
8 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) VB
9 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.33%) MCSE
5 7 (2.12%) MOS
6 6 (1.82%) CCNA
6 6 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.82%) MCP
7 5 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.52%) CISSP
7 5 (1.52%) MCITP
7 5 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.21%) LPIC
8 4 (1.21%) MCSA
8 4 (1.21%) MCTS
9 3 (0.91%) CCNP
9 3 (0.91%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.61%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.03%) SLA
2 9 (2.73%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 38 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 21 (6.36%) XenApp
3 21 (6.36%) XenDesktop
4 11 (3.33%) XenServer
5 8 (2.42%) Firmware
5 8 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.12%) vSphere
7 6 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.52%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.21%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.91%) Docker
10 3 (0.91%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.61%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 50 (15.15%) SCCM
2 27 (8.18%) SCOM
3 10 (3.03%) WSUS
4 9 (2.73%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.42%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.42%) Puppet
6 6 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.21%) vMotion
8 3 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.91%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.91%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.61%) Kibana
9 2 (0.61%) logstash
9 2 (0.61%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.30%) SCSM
10 1 (0.30%) Simpana
10 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 152 (46.06%) Microsoft
2 77 (23.33%) Citrix
3 72 (21.82%) VMware
4 36 (10.91%) Cisco
5 33 (10.00%) HP
6 22 (6.67%) Dell
7 17 (5.15%) Intel Security
8 16 (4.85%) Google
9 14 (4.24%) IBM
10 13 (3.94%) LANDesk
10 13 (3.94%) Sophos
11 11 (3.33%) Avaya
12 10 (3.03%) Lotus
12 10 (3.03%) Rackspace
13 9 (2.73%) NetApp
14 7 (2.12%) EMC
14 7 (2.12%) SaltStack
14 7 (2.12%) Toshiba
15 6 (1.82%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.82%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gleeson Recruitment Group
Rate: £120 - 130 per day + .
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £120.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £375 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Rate: £21,666 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago