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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 16 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 145 211 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.01% 7.88% 6.03%
As % of the System Software category 53.11% 80.53% 69.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 95 52
Average daily rate £300 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £130 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 42
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £26.60 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.37%
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
273 262 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.44% 9.78% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 121 88
Average daily rate £370 £319 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 51 43
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.43 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.99% +10.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 April 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
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 April 2016.

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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 56 £325 +8.33% 27
Coventry -10 24 £313 -10.71% 5
Warwickshire -11 17 £232 -28.61% 5
Staffordshire +6 11 £275 -26.07% 5
Worcestershire -4 8 £165 +21.32% 3
Shropshire -39 3 - - 4
Walsall +3 2 £200 -52.94% 2
Wolverhampton -5 2 - - 5
Herefordshire -5 2 £488 +62.50% 1
West Bromwich +2 1 - -
Solihull -13 1 £375 - 4
Halesowen - 1 £240 - 2
Smethwick - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 200 (79.37%) Windows
2 102 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 99 (39.29%) Windows Server
4 76 (30.16%) Windows 7
5 65 (25.79%) Citrix
6 64 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (21.03%) VMware
8 48 (19.05%) MS Office
9 47 (18.65%) SQL Server
10 45 (17.86%) ITIL
11 42 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (14.29%) Migration
12 36 (14.29%) MS Exchange
12 36 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (13.89%) Office 365
14 32 (12.70%) MS Excel
15 31 (12.30%) Windows XP
15 31 (12.30%) Security Cleared
16 30 (11.90%) SCCM
16 30 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
17 26 (10.32%) SharePoint
18 24 (9.52%) DNS
19 23 (9.13%) Windows 8
20 22 (8.73%) SC Cleared
20 22 (8.73%) Cisco
20 22 (8.73%) SQL
21 21 (8.33%) .NET
21 21 (8.33%) LAN
21 21 (8.33%) PowerShell
22 20 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 36 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.32%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.75%) Skype for Business
4 13 (5.16%) IIS
5 11 (4.37%) IBM Notes
6 8 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.38%) IBM Domino
8 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.79%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 48 (19.05%) MS Office
2 32 (12.70%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.59%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.89%) Office 365
2 20 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.19%) IaaS
4 3 (1.19%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.79%) Yammer
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.52%) DNS
2 21 (8.33%) LAN
3 17 (6.75%) DHCP
3 17 (6.75%) Firewall
4 16 (6.35%) WAN
5 15 (5.95%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (4.76%) Internet
6 12 (4.76%) SAN
6 12 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.76%) VPN
6 12 (4.76%) Wireless
7 6 (2.38%) Intranet
7 6 (2.38%) Skype
7 6 (2.38%) SSL
8 5 (1.98%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.59%) Network Security
9 4 (1.59%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.59%) VoIP
10 3 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.19%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.79%) FxCop
5 2 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.79%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.40%) MSI
6 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (5.95%) Finance
2 8 (3.17%) Law
3 7 (2.78%) Legal
4 6 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.38%) Retail
5 5 (1.98%) Advertising
5 5 (1.98%) Banking
6 4 (1.59%) German Language
7 3 (1.19%) Billing
7 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.79%) Front Office
8 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (23.81%) Analyst
2 44 (17.46%) Support Engineer
3 24 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 20 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 19 (7.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (7.54%) Service Analyst
7 16 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 14 (5.56%) IT Support
8 14 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (5.16%) Server Engineer
10 12 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (4.76%) Administrator
10 12 (4.76%) Consultant
10 12 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
11 11 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 11 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.33%) .NET
2 14 (5.56%) XML
3 11 (4.37%) Web Services
4 6 (2.38%) WCF
4 6 (2.38%) XSD
4 6 (2.38%) XSLT
5 5 (1.98%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.59%) CSS
6 4 (1.59%) HTML
6 4 (1.59%) jQuery
6 4 (1.59%) Middleware
7 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.19%) REST
7 3 (1.19%) RESTful
7 3 (1.19%) SOAP
7 3 (1.19%) WAP
8 2 (0.79%) COM
8 2 (0.79%) JMS
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.79%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.97%) NHS
5 6 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.98%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.98%) PKI
7 3 (1.19%) Data Conversion
7 3 (1.19%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.19%) iPhone
7 3 (1.19%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.79%) Clustering
8 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.79%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.79%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) CMDB
9 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 200 (79.37%) Windows
2 99 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 76 (30.16%) Windows 7
4 64 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (12.30%) Windows XP
8 23 (9.13%) Windows 8
9 12 (4.76%) Android
9 12 (4.76%) Windows 10
10 11 (4.37%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.78%) Linux
12 6 (2.38%) Unix
13 4 (1.59%) Windows Phone
13 4 (1.59%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.40%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.86%) ITIL
2 36 (14.29%) Migration
3 13 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (5.16%) Project Management
3 13 (5.16%) Service Management
4 11 (4.37%) Server Building
5 10 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (3.17%) Incident Management
6 8 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 7 (2.78%) CRM
7 7 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (2.38%) Data Management
8 6 (2.38%) Data Transformation
8 6 (2.38%) ETL
8 6 (2.38%) Identity Management
9 5 (1.98%) DevOps
9 5 (1.98%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (1.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.73%) SQL
2 21 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 14 (5.56%) C#
4 8 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.78%) Java
6 5 (1.98%) VBScript
7 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.19%) XAML
8 2 (0.79%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (8.73%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.37%) MCSE
5 7 (2.78%) MCP
6 6 (2.38%) MCITP
6 6 (2.38%) MCSA
7 4 (1.59%) CCNA
7 4 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.59%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.59%) MCAD
7 4 (1.59%) MCSD
7 4 (1.59%) MCTS
8 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.79%) MOS
8 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) LPIC
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.76%) SLA
2 3 (1.19%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.35%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.17%) XenDesktop
4 7 (2.78%) vSphere
4 7 (2.78%) XenApp
5 5 (1.98%) XenServer
6 4 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.40%) Firmware
7 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (11.90%) SCCM
2 15 (5.95%) SCOM
3 8 (3.17%) WSUS
4 7 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.59%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (1.19%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.19%) SmoothWall
7 2 (0.79%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.79%) DameWare
7 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.79%) Puppet
7 2 (0.79%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.40%) Simpana
8 1 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 102 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 65 (25.79%) Citrix
3 53 (21.03%) VMware
4 22 (8.73%) Cisco
5 16 (6.35%) HP
5 16 (6.35%) Sophos
6 14 (5.56%) Dell
7 11 (4.37%) Intel Security
8 10 (3.97%) LANDesk
8 10 (3.97%) Lotus
9 8 (3.17%) Google
9 8 (3.17%) NetApp
10 7 (2.78%) Oracle
11 6 (2.38%) IBM
12 5 (1.98%) iManage
13 4 (1.59%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.59%) Rackspace
13 4 (1.59%) Symantec
14 3 (1.19%) Adobe
14 3 (1.19%) Avaya
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Rate: £17 - £22 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Herefordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £340.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen
Venturi
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 days ago