The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 141 125 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.82% 6.86% 4.34%
As % of the System Software category 68.45% 68.31% 54.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 41 24
Average daily rate £336 £170 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.35% -38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £93 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £265 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.94% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 37
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
206 183 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.50% 10.05% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 67 67
Average daily rate £308 £230 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.69% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £108 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £23.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Active Directory
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -11 41 £375 +92.30% 6
Warwickshire -8 20 £306 +231.08% 1
Coventry -3 17 £450 +295.60% 5
Worcestershire +13 13 £320 +113.33%
Shropshire +6 13 £331 - 3
Staffordshire 0 11 £250 +92.30% 2
Herefordshire +1 4 - -
Wolverhampton -7 4 £260 +160.00% 1
Walsall - 3 - - 1
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Dudley -3 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Tipton - - - -
Halesowen - - - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 201 (85.53%) Windows
2 90 (38.30%) Microsoft
3 82 (34.89%) Windows 7
4 80 (34.04%) Windows XP
5 78 (33.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (30.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (25.96%) Citrix
8 60 (25.53%) VMware
9 47 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 42 (17.87%) ITIL
11 40 (17.02%) MS Office
12 34 (14.47%) Migration
13 29 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (12.34%) MS Excel
14 28 (11.91%) SCCM
14 28 (11.91%) XenApp
15 27 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (10.64%) PowerShell
17 22 (9.36%) SharePoint
17 22 (9.36%) WAN
17 22 (9.36%) SQL Server
18 21 (8.94%) SAN
19 20 (8.51%) SQL
19 20 (8.51%) HP
20 19 (8.09%) TCP/IP
21 17 (7.23%) LAN
21 17 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
22 16 (6.81%) .NET
23 15 (6.38%) Lotus
23 15 (6.38%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 47 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.36%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.38%) IBM Notes
4 13 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.83%) IIS
7 5 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.70%) Lync
9 3 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.28%) SAS
10 2 (0.85%) Documentum
10 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.43%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.43%) CMS
11 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 40 (17.02%) MS Office
2 29 (12.34%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.36%) WAN
2 21 (8.94%) SAN
3 19 (8.09%) TCP/IP
4 17 (7.23%) LAN
5 14 (5.96%) DNS
6 10 (4.26%) DHCP
7 9 (3.83%) LDAP
7 9 (3.83%) NAS
8 7 (2.98%) DDNS
9 6 (2.55%) VPN
9 6 (2.55%) Firewall
9 6 (2.55%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.13%) Internet
11 4 (1.70%) VoIP
12 3 (1.28%) VLAN
12 3 (1.28%) ADSL
12 3 (1.28%) IPv4
12 3 (1.28%) IPv6
13 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.28%) DB2
4 3 (1.28%) OLAP
5 2 (0.85%) MS Access
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.43%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.43%) MSI
3 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (2.55%) Finance
2 4 (1.70%) Banking
2 4 (1.70%) Legal
3 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Law
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.43%) Local Government
5 1 (0.43%) French Language
5 1 (0.43%) German Language
5 1 (0.43%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (17.45%) Analyst
2 37 (15.74%) 2nd Line Support
3 34 (14.47%) Support Engineer
4 29 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (9.36%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (6.81%) Support Analyst
6 16 (6.81%) Desktop Support
7 15 (6.38%) Architect
7 15 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (5.53%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.53%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (4.68%) IT Support
10 10 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) Consultant
11 9 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.40%) Server Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) Technical Architect
14 6 (2.55%) Software Engineer
14 6 (2.55%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.81%) .NET
2 10 (4.26%) SOAP
3 8 (3.40%) JMS
3 8 (3.40%) J2EE
4 5 (2.13%) COM+
4 5 (2.13%) DCOM
5 3 (1.28%) WCF
5 3 (1.28%) jQuery
5 3 (1.28%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.28%) CSS
5 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.28%) XML
6 2 (0.85%) Middleware
6 2 (0.85%) HTML
6 2 (0.85%) XHTML
6 2 (0.85%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.43%) OAuth
7 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.26%) Blackberry
2 6 (2.55%) Clustering
3 5 (2.13%) NHS
4 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.85%) Statistics
4 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
4 2 (0.85%) iPad
4 2 (0.85%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.43%) CMDB
5 1 (0.43%) FMCG
5 1 (0.43%) Replication
5 1 (0.43%) AS400
5 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 201 (85.53%) Windows
2 82 (34.89%) Windows 7
3 80 (34.04%) Windows XP
4 78 (33.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (30.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.38%) Linux
8 14 (5.96%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.40%) UNIX
9 8 (3.40%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.13%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.28%) AIX
12 2 (0.85%) Solaris
12 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.43%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.87%) ITIL
2 34 (14.47%) Migration
3 12 (5.11%) Problem Management
4 11 (4.68%) Data Migration
5 10 (4.26%) Service Management
6 9 (3.83%) Project Management
7 8 (3.40%) EAI
7 8 (3.40%) SOA
7 8 (3.40%) Change Management
7 8 (3.40%) Incident Management
8 7 (2.98%) Software Engineering
8 7 (2.98%) Service Delivery
8 7 (2.98%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.55%) Business Continuity
9 6 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.13%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (1.70%) Configuration Management
11 4 (1.70%) Load Balancing
11 4 (1.70%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 20 (8.51%) SQL
3 15 (6.38%) Java
4 4 (1.70%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.70%) VBScript
5 3 (1.28%) VB
5 3 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.28%) C#
6 2 (0.85%) Perl
6 2 (0.85%) Korn
6 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.43%) VB6
7 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (6.38%) MCSE
3 14 (5.96%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.55%) MCP
4 6 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.13%) MCITP
5 5 (2.13%) MCSA
6 3 (1.28%) Degree
6 3 (1.28%) CNE
6 3 (1.28%) Novell Certification
7 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.11%) SLA
2 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 28 (11.91%) XenApp
2 27 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.26%) vSphere
3 10 (4.26%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.43%) IAG
7 1 (0.43%) UAG
7 1 (0.43%) XenServer
7 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.43%) Xen
7 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (11.91%) SCCM
2 9 (3.83%) SCOM
3 6 (2.55%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.28%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.85%) DameWare
5 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.43%) WSUS
6 1 (0.43%) MIIS
6 1 (0.43%) MOM
Vendors
1 90 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 61 (25.96%) Citrix
3 60 (25.53%) VMware
4 20 (8.51%) HP
5 15 (6.38%) Lotus
6 14 (5.96%) IBM
7 10 (4.26%) Cisco
8 8 (3.40%) Business Objects
9 7 (2.98%) Symantec
9 7 (2.98%) EMC
10 5 (2.13%) Remedy
11 4 (1.70%) McAfee
11 4 (1.70%) Avaya
11 4 (1.70%) Dell
11 4 (1.70%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.28%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.28%) JBoss
13 2 (0.85%) Mercator
13 2 (0.85%) CA
13 2 (0.85%) Informatica
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