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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 168 144 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.50% 6.92% 4.37%
As % of the System Software category 74.01% 67.29% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 70 47
Average daily rate
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£258 £280 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 34 28
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.25 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.54% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.55 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
227 214 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.78% 10.28% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 103 63
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £183 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.35 £24.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -8 44 £241 -16.08% 14
Worcestershire - 24 £303 - 4
Coventry +4 23 £313 +131.48% 1
Warwickshire -21 16 £298 +6.25%
Staffordshire +8 15 £190 -24.75% 3
West Bromwich +1 14 £248 +4.21%
Wolverhampton -5 7 £355 +51.07% 1
Walsall -1 4 - -
Dudley - 4 £120 -
Shropshire -7 3 £250 -40.29% 1
Solihull +4 1 £200 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 258 (82.43%) Windows
2 124 (39.62%) Microsoft
3 113 (36.10%) VMware
4 104 (33.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 104 (33.23%) Windows 7
5 103 (32.91%) Citrix
6 99 (31.63%) Windows XP
7 94 (30.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 88 (28.12%) MS Exchange
9 80 (25.56%) ITIL
10 71 (22.68%) MS Office
11 60 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 55 (17.57%) SCCM
13 50 (15.97%) SAN
14 49 (15.65%) XenApp
15 43 (13.74%) MS Excel
16 41 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
17 39 (12.46%) DNS
18 38 (12.14%) DHCP
19 37 (11.82%) Migration
20 36 (11.50%) TCP/IP
20 36 (11.50%) HP
21 30 (9.58%) Blackberry
21 30 (9.58%) XenDesktop
22 29 (9.27%) vSphere
22 29 (9.27%) Lotus
23 28 (8.95%) Security Cleared
24 26 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
24 26 (8.31%) IBM Notes
25 25 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 88 (28.12%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.31%) IBM Notes
3 25 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (6.39%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (1.28%) Lync
9 3 (0.96%) SAS
9 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.64%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.64%) Documentum
10 2 (0.64%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.64%) IIS
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 71 (22.68%) MS Office
2 43 (13.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (15.97%) SAN
2 39 (12.46%) DNS
3 38 (12.14%) DHCP
4 36 (11.50%) TCP/IP
5 22 (7.03%) WAN
5 22 (7.03%) NAS
6 19 (6.07%) LAN
6 19 (6.07%) VLAN
7 13 (4.15%) VPN
8 12 (3.83%) Firewall
8 12 (3.83%) NetScaler
9 8 (2.56%) VoIP
9 8 (2.56%) ADSL
10 7 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.28%) Wireless
11 4 (1.28%) 3G
12 2 (0.64%) MPLS
12 2 (0.64%) DMZ
12 2 (0.64%) Network Security
12 2 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.96%) OLAP
4 2 (0.64%) DataStage
4 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.28%) MSI
2 3 (0.96%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.64%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (1.92%) Finance
2 5 (1.60%) Back Office
3 4 (1.28%) Automotive
3 4 (1.28%) Legal
4 2 (0.64%) Banking
4 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 67 (21.41%) Analyst
2 56 (17.89%) Support Engineer
3 42 (13.42%) 3rd Line Support
4 37 (11.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 36 (11.50%) Support Analyst
6 32 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (9.58%) 1st Line Support
8 25 (7.99%) Service Analyst
9 24 (7.67%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (5.11%) Desktop Support
11 15 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.83%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 12 (3.83%) Consultant
14 11 (3.51%) Architect
14 11 (3.51%) Administrator
15 10 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
16 9 (2.88%) VMware Engineer
16 9 (2.88%) IT Support
16 9 (2.88%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.60%) Web Services
1 5 (1.60%) Middleware
2 4 (1.28%) .NET
3 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.64%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.64%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.32%) OAuth
4 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.32%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.58%) Blackberry
2 15 (4.79%) PDA
3 9 (2.88%) Clustering
4 6 (1.92%) NHS
5 4 (1.28%) iPad
6 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.64%) FMCG
8 1 (0.32%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.32%) Replication
8 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 258 (82.43%) Windows
2 104 (33.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 104 (33.23%) Windows 7
3 99 (31.63%) Windows XP
4 94 (30.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (6.71%) Windows 8
7 18 (5.75%) Linux
8 15 (4.79%) UNIX
9 12 (3.83%) Windows Vista
10 9 (2.88%) Windows 2000
11 7 (2.24%) Solaris
12 4 (1.28%) HPUX
13 3 (0.96%) AIX
13 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.64%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.32%) Android
15 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (25.56%) ITIL
2 37 (11.82%) Migration
3 17 (5.43%) PRINCE2
4 15 (4.79%) Project Management
5 14 (4.47%) Incident Management
6 11 (3.51%) Service Delivery
7 7 (2.24%) Change Management
7 7 (2.24%) Business Continuity
7 7 (2.24%) Problem Management
7 7 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (1.92%) Service Management
9 5 (1.60%) CRM
9 5 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (1.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (1.28%) Change Control
10 4 (1.28%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (1.28%) Load Balancing
10 4 (1.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (0.96%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.35%) SQL
2 19 (6.07%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.24%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.28%) C#
4 4 (1.28%) VB
4 4 (1.28%) VBA
5 3 (0.96%) Java
6 2 (0.64%) VBScript
6 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.64%) R
6 2 (0.64%) C
7 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.47%) MCSE
5 7 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.92%) MCP
6 6 (1.92%) CCNA
6 6 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.60%) MCITP
8 4 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.96%) MCTS
9 3 (0.96%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.96%) CCNP
10 2 (0.64%) CNE
10 2 (0.64%) Novell Certification
10 2 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.64%) VCP4
11 1 (0.32%) Degree
11 1 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.39%) SLA
2 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 60 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (15.65%) XenApp
3 30 (9.58%) XenDesktop
4 29 (9.27%) vSphere
5 24 (7.67%) XenServer
6 11 (3.51%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.88%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (2.56%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.28%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.32%) Xen
11 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (17.57%) SCCM
2 17 (5.43%) SCOM
3 4 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.28%) MAILsweeper
3 4 (1.28%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.96%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.96%) WSUS
4 3 (0.96%) DameWare
4 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.64%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 124 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 113 (36.10%) VMware
3 103 (32.91%) Citrix
4 36 (11.50%) HP
5 29 (9.27%) Lotus
6 24 (7.67%) Dell
7 18 (5.75%) Cisco
8 8 (2.56%) EMC
8 8 (2.56%) NetApp
9 7 (2.24%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.60%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.28%) Symantec
11 4 (1.28%) McAfee
11 4 (1.28%) IBM
11 4 (1.28%) Oracle
12 3 (0.96%) JBoss
12 3 (0.96%) Google
12 3 (0.96%) LANDesk
12 3 (0.96%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.96%) BT
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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CPS Group UK
Rate: £120 - £180 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Lichfield
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £310 per day + competitive
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