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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 158 140 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.21% 6.01% 6.84%
As % of the System Software category 48.77% 68.63% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 65 59
Median daily rate £350 £283 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £130 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 51
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.94 £24.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
324 204 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.69% 8.76% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 101 98
Median daily rate £388 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 52
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.01 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £27.40 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +7 54 £350 - 20
Coventry -3 25 £358 +2.14% 8
Warwickshire +6 23 £115 -51.57% 4
Worcestershire -3 14 £358 +141.55% 4
Staffordshire +5 11 £205 -26.12% 8
Shropshire -31 6 £461 +84.20% 1
Walsall +1 3 £200 -52.94% 1
Wolverhampton -7 2 £95 -62.00% 2
West Bromwich +3 1 £300 +130.76% 1
Solihull -20 1 - - 1
Halesowen - 1 £240 - 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 219 (77.39%) Windows
2 124 (43.82%) Microsoft
3 120 (42.40%) Windows Server
4 74 (26.15%) Windows 7
5 69 (24.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (24.38%) Citrix
5 69 (24.38%) VMware
6 61 (21.55%) SQL Server
7 57 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (18.02%) MS Excel
9 47 (16.61%) MS Office
10 46 (16.25%) SQL
11 45 (15.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (15.90%) Migration
12 42 (14.84%) ITIL
12 42 (14.84%) MS Exchange
13 38 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 37 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 35 (12.37%) SCCM
16 34 (12.01%) PowerShell
17 33 (11.66%) Security Cleared
17 33 (11.66%) SharePoint
18 32 (11.31%) DNS
18 32 (11.31%) Office 365
18 32 (11.31%) Windows 8
19 31 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
20 29 (10.25%) .NET
21 28 (9.89%) SCOM
22 26 (9.19%) Windows XP
23 24 (8.48%) 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 42 (14.84%) MS Exchange
2 33 (11.66%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.36%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.65%) IIS
5 11 (3.89%) IBM Notes
6 10 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.83%) NServiceBus
8 6 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.77%) IBM Domino
10 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.35%) CMS
13 1 (0.35%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 51 (18.02%) MS Excel
2 47 (16.61%) MS Office
3 6 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.41%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (11.31%) Office 365
3 20 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.59%) IaaS
5 7 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.47%) Google Apps
6 4 (1.41%) PaaS
6 4 (1.41%) SaaS
7 2 (0.71%) Yammer
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.31%) DNS
2 24 (8.48%) DHCP
3 21 (7.42%) Firewall
4 20 (7.07%) LAN
5 18 (6.36%) WAN
6 13 (4.59%) Remote Desktop
6 13 (4.59%) SAN
7 12 (4.24%) VPN
8 10 (3.53%) Internet
8 10 (3.53%) Network Security
8 10 (3.53%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.18%) SSL
9 9 (3.18%) Wireless
10 8 (2.83%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.12%) Intranet
11 6 (2.12%) Skype
12 5 (1.77%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.41%) MPLS
13 4 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.06%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.35%) Big Data
9 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.83%) FxCop
3 8 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (2.83%) StyleCop
3 8 (2.83%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.06%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.71%) MSI
6 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (4.59%) Finance
2 7 (2.47%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.77%) Retail
3 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.41%) German Language
5 3 (1.06%) Advertising
5 3 (1.06%) Banking
5 3 (1.06%) Publishing
6 2 (0.71%) Automotive
6 2 (0.71%) Back Office
6 2 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (19.08%) Analyst
2 40 (14.13%) Support Engineer
3 21 (7.42%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (7.07%) Architect
5 19 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (6.71%) Service Analyst
6 17 (6.01%) Windows Engineer
7 16 (5.65%) Administrator
7 16 (5.65%) Consultant
7 16 (5.65%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 14 (4.95%) Desktop Support
9 14 (4.95%) Help Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.95%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.24%) Help Desk Support
12 11 (3.89%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.53%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.25%) .NET
2 15 (5.30%) XML
3 12 (4.24%) Web Services
4 7 (2.47%) WCF
4 7 (2.47%) XSD
4 7 (2.47%) XSLT
5 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.77%) CSS
5 5 (1.77%) HTML
5 5 (1.77%) SOAP
6 4 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.41%) jQuery
6 4 (1.41%) RESTful
7 3 (1.06%) REST
7 3 (1.06%) WAP
8 2 (0.71%) COM
8 2 (0.71%) Middleware
9 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.35%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.48%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (2.83%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.47%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.47%) NHS
6 6 (2.12%) PKI
7 5 (1.77%) User Experience
8 4 (1.41%) Data Conversion
8 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.41%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.41%) Replication
8 4 (1.41%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.71%) CMDB
10 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.71%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.71%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 219 (77.39%) Windows
2 120 (42.40%) Windows Server
3 74 (26.15%) Windows 7
4 69 (24.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (15.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (11.31%) Windows 8
8 26 (9.19%) Windows XP
9 17 (6.01%) Android
10 15 (5.30%) Windows 10
11 14 (4.95%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.89%) Linux
13 5 (1.77%) Unix
14 4 (1.41%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.06%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.90%) Migration
2 42 (14.84%) ITIL
3 20 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (6.71%) Project Management
5 15 (5.30%) CRM
6 14 (4.95%) High Availability
7 13 (4.59%) Configuration Management
8 12 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (3.89%) DevOps
9 11 (3.89%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (3.18%) Application Packaging
10 9 (3.18%) ETL
10 9 (3.18%) Identity Management
10 9 (3.18%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.18%) Server Building
10 9 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (2.83%) Data Modelling
11 8 (2.83%) Microservices
12 7 (2.47%) Service Management
12 7 (2.47%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.25%) SQL
2 34 (12.01%) PowerShell
3 16 (5.65%) C#
4 9 (3.18%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.77%) VBScript
7 4 (1.41%) Java
7 4 (1.41%) XAML
8 3 (1.06%) C
8 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (7.42%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.89%) MCSE
5 9 (3.18%) MCITP
6 8 (2.83%) MCP
7 7 (2.47%) MCTS
8 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.41%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.41%) LPIC
9 4 (1.41%) MCAD
9 4 (1.41%) MCSA
9 4 (1.41%) MCSD
10 3 (1.06%) CCNA
10 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.06%) CISSP
11 2 (0.71%) MOS
11 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.41%) Data Quality
1 4 (1.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.06%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.71%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.59%) XenApp
3 13 (4.59%) XenDesktop
4 10 (3.53%) vSphere
5 8 (2.83%) Firmware
6 6 (2.12%) XenServer
7 5 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.41%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 35 (12.37%) SCCM
2 28 (9.89%) SCOM
3 10 (3.53%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.18%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.18%) Puppet
4 9 (3.18%) WSUS
5 8 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.41%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.41%) vMotion
7 3 (1.06%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.71%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.35%) DameWare
9 1 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.35%) Simpana
9 1 (0.35%) Terraform
9 1 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 124 (43.82%) Microsoft
2 69 (24.38%) Citrix
2 69 (24.38%) VMware
3 20 (7.07%) Cisco
4 19 (6.71%) HP
5 18 (6.36%) Google
6 17 (6.01%) Intel Security
7 15 (5.30%) Sophos
8 14 (4.95%) IBM
9 10 (3.53%) Dell
9 10 (3.53%) LANDesk
9 10 (3.53%) Lotus
9 10 (3.53%) NetApp
9 10 (3.53%) Rackspace
10 8 (2.83%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.77%) EMC
11 5 (1.77%) Oracle
11 5 (1.77%) Symantec
11 5 (1.77%) Veeam
12 4 (1.41%) Red Hat
Hereford, Herefordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £25000 - £27000 Per Annum 6 month fixed term contract pro rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Spectrum IT
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago