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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 153 118 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.30% 5.66% 4.49%
As % of the System Software category 75.00% 70.66% 60.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 18
Average daily rate
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£248 £231 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% -31.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £378 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 49 31
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £22.69 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
204 167 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.40% 8.01% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 55 45
Average daily rate £301 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £426 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 49 41
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £23.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 34 £243 +21.25% 16
Warwickshire +6 29 £375 +30.43% 7
Staffordshire +7 15 £300 - 11
Worcestershire +2 12 £220 +10.00% 2
Coventry +1 11 £240 -12.72% 5
Shropshire -1 11 £275 +129.16% 2
Herefordshire -2 11 £248 -
Wolverhampton -5 8 - - 1
West Bromwich 0 5 - - 2
Walsall +3 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Dudley - - - - 2
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 260 (81.76%) Windows
2 123 (38.68%) Microsoft
3 112 (35.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 105 (33.02%) VMware
5 97 (30.50%) Citrix
6 95 (29.87%) MS Exchange
6 95 (29.87%) Windows 7
7 89 (27.99%) Windows XP
8 85 (26.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (22.64%) MS Office
10 68 (21.38%) ITIL
11 57 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 47 (14.78%) DNS
12 47 (14.78%) SCCM
13 45 (14.15%) XenApp
13 45 (14.15%) DHCP
14 41 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 40 (12.58%) TCP/IP
16 38 (11.95%) MS Excel
17 36 (11.32%) SAN
18 32 (10.06%) Security Cleared
19 31 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (9.43%) Blackberry
20 30 (9.43%) SC Cleared
21 28 (8.81%) Migration
21 28 (8.81%) SQL
22 26 (8.18%) LAN
23 25 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2003
24 24 (7.55%) XenDesktop
24 24 (7.55%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 95 (29.87%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 22 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (5.03%) IBM Notes
5 11 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (3.46%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.89%) Lync
7 4 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.94%) IIS
8 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.63%) Apache
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.31%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 72 (22.64%) MS Office
2 38 (11.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) CATIA
3 1 (0.31%) MS Project
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.78%) DNS
2 45 (14.15%) DHCP
3 40 (12.58%) TCP/IP
4 36 (11.32%) SAN
5 26 (8.18%) LAN
6 23 (7.23%) VLAN
7 22 (6.92%) WAN
8 18 (5.66%) VoIP
8 18 (5.66%) Firewall
8 18 (5.66%) NAS
9 12 (3.77%) VPN
10 9 (2.83%) Network Security
11 8 (2.52%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.26%) Wireless
12 4 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.94%) 3G
14 2 (0.63%) WLAN
14 2 (0.63%) ADSL
15 1 (0.31%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.31%) DataStage
4 1 (0.31%) MS Access
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) MSI
1 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (1.89%) Legal
2 5 (1.57%) Automotive
3 4 (1.26%) Law
4 3 (0.94%) Finance
5 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.31%) Retail
6 1 (0.31%) Billing
6 1 (0.31%) Local Government
6 1 (0.31%) Back Office
6 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (28.62%) Analyst
2 55 (17.30%) Support Engineer
3 50 (15.72%) 2nd Line Support
4 44 (13.84%) Support Analyst
5 39 (12.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 35 (11.01%) 1st Line Support
7 31 (9.75%) Service Analyst
8 30 (9.43%) Service Desk Analyst
9 22 (6.92%) Desktop Support
9 22 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (5.35%) Desktop Engineer
11 16 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.77%) Architect
13 12 (3.77%) Consultant
13 12 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 12 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 11 (3.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 11 (3.46%) Administrator
14 11 (3.46%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.26%) Middleware
2 3 (0.94%) SAP Basis
2 3 (0.94%) Web Services
2 3 (0.94%) .NET
3 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.63%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.31%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.43%) Blackberry
2 15 (4.72%) PDA
3 10 (3.14%) NHS
4 5 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.26%) Clustering
6 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.94%) iPad
7 2 (0.63%) FMCG
7 2 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.31%) PKI
8 1 (0.31%) GIS
8 1 (0.31%) iPhone
8 1 (0.31%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 260 (81.76%) Windows
2 112 (35.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (29.87%) Windows 7
4 89 (27.99%) Windows XP
5 85 (26.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (7.55%) Windows 8
8 20 (6.29%) Linux
9 19 (5.97%) UNIX
10 13 (4.09%) Windows 2000
11 7 (2.20%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.20%) Solaris
12 5 (1.57%) HPUX
13 4 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.31%) Fedora
15 1 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.38%) ITIL
2 28 (8.81%) Migration
3 15 (4.72%) Incident Management
4 10 (3.14%) Asset Management
5 9 (2.83%) PRINCE2
6 7 (2.20%) Change Management
6 7 (2.20%) Project Management
6 7 (2.20%) Network Architecture
7 6 (1.89%) CRM
7 6 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (1.57%) Service Delivery
8 5 (1.57%) Service Management
8 5 (1.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (1.57%) Mentoring
8 5 (1.57%) Problem Management
9 4 (1.26%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (1.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (1.26%) Data Security
9 4 (1.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (0.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.81%) SQL
2 11 (3.46%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.52%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.57%) VB
5 4 (1.26%) VBA
6 3 (0.94%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.94%) C#
7 2 (0.63%) R
8 1 (0.31%) C
8 1 (0.31%) Java
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) VBScript
8 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.40%) MCSE
5 9 (2.83%) MCP
6 6 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.57%) MCITP
7 5 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.57%) CCNA
8 4 (1.26%) MCSA
8 4 (1.26%) MCTS
9 3 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.94%) CCNP
10 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.63%) CNE
10 2 (0.63%) Novell Certification
10 2 (0.63%) CCA
10 2 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.63%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 57 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (14.15%) XenApp
3 24 (7.55%) XenDesktop
4 23 (7.23%) XenServer
4 23 (7.23%) vSphere
5 16 (5.03%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.14%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (2.52%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.57%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.31%) Firmware
12 1 (0.31%) KVM
12 1 (0.31%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 47 (14.78%) SCCM
2 15 (4.72%) SCOM
3 6 (1.89%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.57%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.57%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.94%) DameWare
5 3 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.94%) SCSM
6 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.63%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.31%) WSUS
7 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 123 (38.68%) Microsoft
2 105 (33.02%) VMware
3 97 (30.50%) Citrix
4 22 (6.92%) Cisco
5 19 (5.97%) Dell
6 17 (5.35%) Lotus
7 16 (5.03%) HP
8 9 (2.83%) Remedy
9 8 (2.52%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.52%) NetApp
10 7 (2.20%) BT
11 6 (1.89%) IBM
11 6 (1.89%) McAfee
12 5 (1.57%) Symantec
12 5 (1.57%) EMC
12 5 (1.57%) Oracle
13 4 (1.26%) Google
14 3 (0.94%) Brocade
14 3 (0.94%) SAP
14 3 (0.94%) LANDesk
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