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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 175 133 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.46% 5.26% 7.00%
As % of the System Software category 57.57% 55.88% 75.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 67 69
Median daily rate £330 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 48
Median hourly rate £13.34 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.83 £17.50 £21.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.86 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -3.33%
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
304 238 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.48% 9.41% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 114 104
Median daily rate £350 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £209 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 52
Median hourly rate £13.84 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £33.55 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 September 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 25 September 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 +3 57 £360 +2.71% 14
Coventry -7 28 £380 -5.00% 7
Shropshire -1 23 £340 - 7
Warwickshire +9 16 £135 -46.53% 5
Worcestershire -1 11 £240 +14.28% 2
Staffordshire +2 10 £320 +99.37% 5
Solihull +3 6 £275 -15.38% 5
West Bromwich +1 4 £255 -
Herefordshire -6 4 £275 -34.52%
Walsall - 1 £125 - 3
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 231 (70.43%) Windows
2 156 (47.56%) Microsoft
3 121 (36.89%) Windows Server
4 72 (21.95%) Citrix
5 71 (21.65%) VMware
5 71 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (21.34%) Windows 7
7 69 (21.04%) MS Exchange
8 68 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 63 (19.21%) SQL Server
10 62 (18.90%) SQL
11 60 (18.29%) MS Office
12 58 (17.68%) MS Excel
13 51 (15.55%) Migration
14 50 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 50 (15.24%) SCCM
15 48 (14.63%) ITIL
16 45 (13.72%) Windows Server 2003
17 44 (13.41%) Office 365
18 43 (13.11%) DNS
19 40 (12.20%) SharePoint
19 40 (12.20%) Security Cleared
20 35 (10.67%) Cisco
20 35 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (10.37%) PowerShell
22 32 (9.76%) SC Cleared
23 31 (9.45%) DHCP
24 30 (9.15%) HP
24 30 (9.15%) Windows 8
24 30 (9.15%) Data Centre

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 69 (21.04%) MS Exchange
2 40 (12.20%) SharePoint
3 26 (7.93%) Skype for Business
4 19 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.74%) IBM Notes
8 8 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.44%) IIS
9 7 (2.13%) NServiceBus
9 7 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.91%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.30%) CMS
13 1 (0.30%) IBM Connections
13 1 (0.30%) iPlanet
Applications
1 60 (18.29%) MS Office
2 58 (17.68%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.05%) 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 11 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 68 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (13.41%) Office 365
3 26 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (4.27%) IaaS
6 7 (2.13%) PaaS
7 6 (1.83%) Google Apps
7 6 (1.83%) SaaS
8 2 (0.61%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.61%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.11%) DNS
2 31 (9.45%) DHCP
3 26 (7.93%) Firewall
4 21 (6.40%) WAN
5 19 (5.79%) LAN
5 19 (5.79%) SAN
6 15 (4.57%) VLAN
7 14 (4.27%) LDAP
7 14 (4.27%) NAS
7 14 (4.27%) Skype
7 14 (4.27%) TCP/IP
8 13 (3.96%) Network Security
8 13 (3.96%) VPN
9 10 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (3.05%) IP Telephony
10 9 (2.74%) NetScaler
11 7 (2.13%) Unified Communications
11 7 (2.13%) Wireless
12 6 (1.83%) H.323
13 5 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.13%) 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 (1.22%) 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 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.05%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.13%) FxCop
4 7 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (2.13%) 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
6 1 (0.30%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (3.66%) Finance
2 5 (1.52%) Banking
2 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.22%) Advertising
3 4 (1.22%) Automotive
4 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.61%) Back Office
5 2 (0.61%) Publishing
5 2 (0.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) French Language
6 1 (0.30%) German Language
6 1 (0.30%) Local Government
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (16.46%) Analyst
2 37 (11.28%) Support Engineer
3 30 (9.15%) Architect
4 27 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (7.93%) Consultant
6 23 (7.01%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (6.40%) Service Analyst
8 20 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (5.79%) Help Desk Analyst
10 17 (5.18%) Administrator
10 17 (5.18%) Support Analyst
11 16 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 16 (4.88%) Desktop Support
12 14 (4.27%) 1st Line Support
12 14 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (4.27%) Developer
13 12 (3.66%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (3.66%) Cloud Architect
13 12 (3.66%) Help Desk Support
14 11 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.23%) .NET
2 14 (4.27%) XML
3 12 (3.66%) WCF
3 12 (3.66%) XSD
3 12 (3.66%) XSLT
4 11 (3.35%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.35%) SOAP
4 11 (3.35%) Web Services
5 9 (2.74%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.74%) RESTful
6 6 (1.83%) XMPP
7 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (1.52%) OAuth
7 5 (1.52%) SAML
8 4 (1.22%) REST
9 3 (0.91%) CSS
9 3 (0.91%) HTML
10 2 (0.61%) ELK Stack
10 2 (0.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.15%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.40%) Blackberry
3 17 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (4.27%) Replication
6 9 (2.74%) PDA
7 8 (2.44%) PKI
8 7 (2.13%) Data Conversion
8 7 (2.13%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.83%) Clustering
9 6 (1.83%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.52%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.52%) User Experience
11 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.22%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.22%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.22%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.91%) CMDB
12 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 231 (70.43%) Windows
2 121 (36.89%) Windows Server
3 71 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (21.34%) Windows 7
5 50 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (13.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (9.15%) Windows 10
7 30 (9.15%) Windows 8
8 25 (7.62%) Windows XP
9 23 (7.01%) Linux
10 19 (5.79%) Android
11 11 (3.35%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.13%) Unix
13 3 (0.91%) Solaris
13 3 (0.91%) SUSE
13 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.30%) AIX
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (15.55%) Migration
2 48 (14.63%) ITIL
3 27 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (5.49%) Project Management
5 17 (5.18%) ETL
5 17 (5.18%) High Availability
6 15 (4.57%) CRM
6 15 (4.57%) DevOps
7 12 (3.66%) Configuration Management
7 12 (3.66%) Data Modelling
7 12 (3.66%) Service Management
8 11 (3.35%) Service Delivery
9 10 (3.05%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (3.05%) Data Transformation
9 10 (3.05%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (2.74%) API Integration
10 9 (2.74%) Application Packaging
10 9 (2.74%) Logical Data Model
11 8 (2.44%) Data Migration
11 8 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.90%) SQL
2 34 (10.37%) PowerShell
3 20 (6.10%) C#
4 11 (3.35%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.05%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.44%) Java
6 8 (2.44%) XAML
7 5 (1.52%) C
8 3 (0.91%) PHP
8 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) Jython
9 1 (0.30%) Python
9 1 (0.30%) VB
9 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.74%) MCSE
5 7 (2.13%) MCTS
5 7 (2.13%) MOS
6 5 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.52%) CISSP
6 5 (1.52%) MCITP
6 5 (1.52%) MCP
6 5 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.22%) LPIC
7 4 (1.22%) MCSA
8 3 (0.91%) CCNA
8 3 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.91%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.61%) CCNP
9 2 (0.61%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.96%) SLA
2 9 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 35 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.10%) Hyper-V
2 20 (6.10%) XenDesktop
3 18 (5.49%) XenApp
4 11 (3.35%) XenServer
5 8 (2.44%) Firmware
6 7 (2.13%) vSphere
7 6 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.52%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.22%) Docker
9 4 (1.22%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.91%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.61%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.61%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.61%) UAG
12 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 50 (15.24%) SCCM
2 24 (7.32%) SCOM
3 11 (3.35%) WSUS
4 9 (2.74%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.74%) Puppet
5 8 (2.44%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.22%) PowerCLI
7 4 (1.22%) vMotion
8 3 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.61%) Kibana
9 2 (0.61%) logstash
9 2 (0.61%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.30%) Opsview
10 1 (0.30%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 156 (47.56%) Microsoft
2 72 (21.95%) Citrix
3 71 (21.65%) VMware
4 35 (10.67%) Cisco
5 30 (9.15%) HP
6 24 (7.32%) Dell
7 21 (6.40%) Intel Security
8 16 (4.88%) Google
9 14 (4.27%) IBM
10 13 (3.96%) LANDesk
11 11 (3.35%) Avaya
11 11 (3.35%) Sophos
12 10 (3.05%) Rackspace
13 8 (2.44%) Lotus
14 7 (2.13%) EMC
14 7 (2.13%) NetApp
14 7 (2.13%) SaltStack
14 7 (2.13%) Toshiba
15 6 (1.83%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.83%) ServiceNow
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £120 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FPSG Connect
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago