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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / West Midlands
Rank 35 36 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 119 112 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.94% 4.28% 9.01%
As % of the System Software category 57.77% 58.03% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 69
Median daily rate £275 £300 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £126 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 63
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £16.60 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%

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
206 193 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.55% 7.37% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 83 105
Median daily rate £394 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £168 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 66
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.96 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.02% -38.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -9 36 £228 -1.08% 15
Warwickshire +18 21 £191 +66.30% 6
Coventry -11 13 £400 +29.03% 6
Staffordshire +7 12 £225 +25.00% 4
Shropshire +29 8 £425 - 5
Solihull +5 7 £135 -74.28% 3
Herefordshire -4 7 £650 +52.94% 5
Worcestershire +4 5 £209 - 5
Dudley 0 5 £103 - 2
Wolverhampton 0 1 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 192 (72.73%) Windows
2 110 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 92 (34.85%) Windows Server
4 61 (23.11%) VMware
5 58 (21.97%) Office 365
6 55 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 55 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 50 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (17.42%) MS Excel
9 44 (16.67%) MS Office
9 44 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 43 (16.29%) Citrix
11 41 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 39 (14.77%) DNS
13 36 (13.64%) Security Cleared
14 35 (13.26%) ITIL
15 32 (12.12%) Migration
16 31 (11.74%) Cisco
16 31 (11.74%) PowerShell
17 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
18 29 (10.98%) SQL Server
19 28 (10.61%) SQL
20 27 (10.23%) SharePoint
21 24 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
22 23 (8.71%) SC Cleared
22 23 (8.71%) SCCM
22 23 (8.71%) Windows 10
23 22 (8.33%) Hyper-V
23 22 (8.33%) Skype for Business
24 21 (7.95%) DHCP

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 44 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 22 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.27%) IIS
7 5 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (17.42%) MS Excel
2 44 (16.67%) MS Office
3 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (21.97%) Office 365
2 55 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.41%) OneDrive
4 7 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.27%) Yammer
6 5 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.14%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.77%) DNS
2 21 (7.95%) DHCP
3 19 (7.20%) WAN
4 18 (6.82%) LAN
5 17 (6.44%) Firewall
6 16 (6.06%) Skype
7 15 (5.68%) LDAP
8 13 (4.92%) Kerberos
9 12 (4.55%) VoIP
10 11 (4.17%) Internet
11 9 (3.41%) TCP/IP
11 9 (3.41%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (2.27%) PBX
13 6 (2.27%) X.500
14 5 (1.89%) Intranet
14 5 (1.89%) SAN
14 5 (1.89%) VPN
15 4 (1.52%) Network Security
15 4 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.38%) MS Access
4 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.89%) MSI
2 3 (1.14%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (3.79%) Advertising
1 10 (3.79%) Finance
2 6 (2.27%) Retail
3 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.76%) Banking
4 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.76%) Private Banking
4 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.38%) Electronics
5 1 (0.38%) Law
5 1 (0.38%) Local Government
5 1 (0.38%) Marketing
5 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (16.67%) Analyst
2 25 (9.47%) Service Analyst
2 25 (9.47%) Service Desk Analyst
3 22 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 20 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (7.20%) Support Engineer
6 17 (6.44%) Architect
7 16 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (6.06%) Consultant
8 14 (5.30%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.92%) Help Desk Analyst
9 13 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
10 12 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
11 10 (3.79%) IT Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (3.41%) Administrator
12 9 (3.41%) Desktop Support
12 9 (3.41%) IT Support
12 9 (3.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.41%) .NET
2 4 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.14%) Web Services
4 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (0.76%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.76%) OAuth
4 2 (0.76%) RESTful
4 2 (0.76%) SAML
4 2 (0.76%) SOAP
4 2 (0.76%) WCF
4 2 (0.76%) XML
4 2 (0.76%) XSD
4 2 (0.76%) XSLT
5 1 (0.38%) Middleware
5 1 (0.38%) REST
5 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.55%) PKI
3 8 (3.03%) Replication
4 7 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.27%) Clustering
6 5 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.14%) CMDB
8 3 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.76%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.76%) NHS
9 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 192 (72.73%) Windows
2 92 (34.85%) Windows Server
3 55 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 50 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (8.71%) Windows 10
7 20 (7.58%) Linux
8 18 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (6.44%) Windows XP
10 12 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.03%) Android
11 8 (3.03%) Unix
12 5 (1.89%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.14%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.14%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.76%) AIX
14 2 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.26%) ITIL
2 32 (12.12%) Migration
3 15 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (5.30%) Service Delivery
5 13 (4.92%) Service Management
6 11 (4.17%) DevOps
6 11 (4.17%) Identity Management
7 9 (3.41%) Patch Management
8 8 (3.03%) Trend Analysis
9 7 (2.65%) Application Packaging
9 7 (2.65%) Email Filtering
9 7 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (2.27%) Change Management
11 5 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (1.89%) Validation
11 5 (1.89%) Virtual Environments
12 4 (1.52%) Asset Management
12 4 (1.52%) Change Control
12 4 (1.52%) High Availability
12 4 (1.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.74%) PowerShell
2 28 (10.61%) SQL
3 8 (3.03%) C#
4 7 (2.65%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.89%) C
6 4 (1.52%) Java
7 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.76%) PHP
9 1 (0.38%) Jython
9 1 (0.38%) Python
9 1 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (8.71%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.17%) MCSE
5 9 (3.41%) Degree
5 9 (3.41%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.41%) MCITP
6 7 (2.65%) DBS Check
6 7 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.27%) MCTS
8 4 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.52%) MCSA
9 3 (1.14%) CCNA
9 3 (1.14%) MCP
9 3 (1.14%) MOS
10 2 (0.76%) CCNP
10 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.76%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.68%) SLA
2 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.76%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (3.79%) XenApp
5 8 (3.03%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.89%) Docker
7 4 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.14%) vSphere
9 2 (0.76%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.76%) UAG
9 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.38%) Firmware
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (8.71%) SCCM
2 11 (4.17%) WSUS
3 10 (3.79%) SCOM
4 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (2.27%) Nagios
6 3 (1.14%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.76%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.38%) Netcool
8 1 (0.38%) Opsview
8 1 (0.38%) Puppet
8 1 (0.38%) vMotion
Vendors
1 110 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 61 (23.11%) VMware
3 43 (16.29%) Citrix
4 31 (11.74%) Cisco
5 11 (4.17%) Intel Security
6 10 (3.79%) Dell
7 9 (3.41%) LANDesk
8 8 (3.03%) HP
8 8 (3.03%) SolarWinds
9 6 (2.27%) NetApp
9 6 (2.27%) Veeam
10 5 (1.89%) Symantec
11 4 (1.52%) Avaya
11 4 (1.52%) Google
11 4 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.14%) SAP
12 3 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.14%) Toshiba
13 2 (0.76%) FireEye
13 2 (0.76%) Imperva
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