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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 20 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 191 136 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.02% 5.73% 6.66%
As % of the System Software category 77.33% 69.04% 67.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 49 42
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£300 £336 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +86.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £211 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £451 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 32
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £17.60 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
247 197 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.08% 8.29% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 85 68
Average daily rate £300 £308 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 39 34
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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 +2 51 £300 -20.00% 24
Warwickshire +6 30 £325 - 7
Coventry +12 28 £338 -25.00% 3
Staffordshire -5 16 £319 +27.60% 5
Herefordshire 0 13 £200 - 4
Worcestershire -4 7 £124 -61.25%
Solihull +10 5 £185 - 1
West Bromwich -3 5 £70 - 2
Wolverhampton +10 4 £175 -32.69% 1
Dudley -2 4 £300 -
Shropshire -17 4 £103 -69.03% 7
Walsall -3 1 - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Bilston - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 307 (85.28%) Windows
2 155 (43.06%) Microsoft
3 123 (34.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 99 (27.50%) Windows 7
5 95 (26.39%) Windows XP
6 92 (25.56%) Citrix
7 91 (25.28%) MS Office
8 82 (22.78%) VMware
9 74 (20.56%) ITIL
9 74 (20.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (20.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 72 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 61 (16.94%) MS Excel
12 54 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 50 (13.89%) WAN
14 49 (13.61%) LAN
14 49 (13.61%) SCCM
15 48 (13.33%) DNS
16 45 (12.50%) DHCP
17 42 (11.67%) SQL Server
18 40 (11.11%) SQL
19 38 (10.56%) Blackberry
20 37 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
21 36 (10.00%) XenApp
22 34 (9.44%) SharePoint
22 34 (9.44%) Migration
23 31 (8.61%) Hyper-V
24 30 (8.33%) Cisco
25 29 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
26 26 (7.22%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 72 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.44%) SharePoint
3 25 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (5.56%) Lync
5 10 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.22%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.94%) IIS
8 7 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.67%) WorkSite
10 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 91 (25.28%) MS Office
2 61 (16.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.83%) Maximo
4 1 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.89%) WAN
2 49 (13.61%) LAN
3 48 (13.33%) DNS
4 45 (12.50%) DHCP
5 24 (6.67%) SAN
6 18 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.17%) Firewall
8 13 (3.61%) Internet
8 13 (3.61%) NAS
9 9 (2.50%) VLAN
10 8 (2.22%) Wireless
11 7 (1.94%) VPN
12 6 (1.67%) VoIP
12 6 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (1.39%) Network Security
14 4 (1.11%) Structured Cabling
14 4 (1.11%) Intranet
15 3 (0.83%) LDAP
16 2 (0.56%) Broadband
16 2 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.83%) Subversion
2 2 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.56%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (5.56%) Finance
2 15 (4.17%) Legal
3 7 (1.94%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.94%) Law
3 7 (1.94%) Retail
4 4 (1.11%) Banking
4 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.11%) Automotive
5 2 (0.56%) Back Office
5 2 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.28%) French Language
6 1 (0.28%) German Language
6 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.28%) Front Office
6 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 97 (26.94%) Analyst
2 49 (13.61%) 2nd Line Support
3 44 (12.22%) Service Analyst
3 44 (12.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 40 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 38 (10.56%) Support Analyst
6 31 (8.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 30 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 30 (8.33%) Architect
8 27 (7.50%) Desktop Support
9 22 (6.11%) Server Engineer
10 20 (5.56%) Administrator
11 18 (5.00%) Technical Architect
11 18 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
12 17 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
15 14 (3.89%) Server Support
16 13 (3.61%) Consultant
16 13 (3.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.89%) .NET
2 3 (0.83%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.83%) Web Services
2 3 (0.83%) RESTful
3 2 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.56%) SAP Basis
3 2 (0.56%) XMPP
4 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.28%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.56%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.33%) NHS
3 11 (3.06%) PDA
4 10 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.50%) Replication
6 7 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.94%) PKI
7 6 (1.67%) CMDB
7 6 (1.67%) Clustering
8 5 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.56%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.56%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.56%) iPhone
10 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Open Source
11 1 (0.28%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 307 (85.28%) Windows
2 123 (34.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (27.50%) Windows 7
4 95 (26.39%) Windows XP
5 74 (20.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 74 (20.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.00%) Linux
7 17 (4.72%) Windows 8
7 17 (4.72%) Windows 2000 Server
8 14 (3.89%) Windows 2000
9 9 (2.50%) UNIX
10 8 (2.22%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.94%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.67%) Android
13 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.28%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (20.56%) ITIL
2 34 (9.44%) Migration
3 13 (3.61%) CRM
4 11 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (2.78%) Service Management
6 8 (2.22%) ITSM
6 8 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 7 (1.94%) Change Management
7 7 (1.94%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (1.67%) Data Migration
8 6 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (1.67%) Data Security
8 6 (1.67%) Asset Management
9 5 (1.39%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (1.11%) Business Transformation
10 4 (1.11%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (1.11%) Incident Management
11 3 (0.83%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (0.83%) TDD
11 3 (0.83%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.11%) SQL
2 8 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.11%) C#
4 3 (0.83%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.83%) PHP
5 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.28%) C
6 1 (0.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (7.22%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.11%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.56%) MCSE
5 15 (4.17%) MCITP
6 11 (3.06%) MCP
7 8 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.39%) MCSA
8 5 (1.39%) CCA
8 5 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.39%) MCTS
9 4 (1.11%) CCEA
9 4 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.83%) Degree
11 2 (0.56%) NVQ Level 4
11 2 (0.56%) MCDST
11 2 (0.56%) CNE
11 2 (0.56%) Novell Certification
11 2 (0.56%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.00%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 54 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (10.00%) XenApp
3 31 (8.61%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.39%) vSphere
5 8 (2.22%) XenServer
6 7 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.11%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.83%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.56%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.28%) Xen
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 49 (13.61%) SCCM
2 23 (6.39%) SCOM
3 8 (2.22%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.39%) DameWare
6 4 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.11%) SCSM
7 3 (0.83%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.28%) WSUS
9 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 155 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 92 (25.56%) Citrix
3 82 (22.78%) VMware
4 30 (8.33%) Cisco
5 20 (5.56%) HP
5 20 (5.56%) NetApp
6 10 (2.78%) Symantec
7 9 (2.50%) Dell
8 8 (2.22%) Lotus
8 8 (2.22%) Remedy
8 8 (2.22%) McAfee
9 7 (1.94%) Oracle
10 6 (1.67%) AppSense
10 6 (1.67%) Veeam
10 6 (1.67%) Progress
11 5 (1.39%) Adobe
12 4 (1.11%) Sophos
12 4 (1.11%) Google
12 4 (1.11%) LANDesk
13 3 (0.83%) TIBCO
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