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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 13 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 189 107 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.25% 4.82% 6.88%
As % of the System Software category 76.83% 73.29% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 34 35
Average daily rate
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£275 £370 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +48.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £448 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 35
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.20 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +1.69%
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
246 146 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.74% 6.58% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 55 62
Average daily rate £300 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £199 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 34 36
Average hourly rate £22.85 £13.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +9 65 £300 - 11
Warwickshire +23 38 £325 -21.21% 1
Coventry +13 25 £220 -51.11% 5
Worcestershire +3 10 £225 -30.76% 4
Staffordshire +1 10 £319 -3.33% 4
Shropshire -5 9 £250 -37.50% 4
Herefordshire -1 8 £130 -62.85% 1
Dudley +3 4 £300 -
Wolverhampton +3 2 £225 - 4
Solihull - 2 £185 -
Walsall +2 1 - - 2
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Halesowen - - - - 1
Brierley Hill - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 285 (83.33%) Windows
2 143 (41.81%) Microsoft
3 112 (32.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (28.65%) Windows XP
5 95 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 86 (25.15%) MS Office
7 77 (22.51%) Citrix
8 75 (21.93%) VMware
9 74 (21.64%) MS Exchange
10 70 (20.47%) ITIL
11 68 (19.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 59 (17.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 56 (16.37%) DNS
14 53 (15.50%) DHCP
15 52 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (14.91%) MS Excel
17 48 (14.04%) SCCM
18 41 (11.99%) SQL Server
19 38 (11.11%) LAN
20 37 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
21 35 (10.23%) SharePoint
21 35 (10.23%) WAN
22 34 (9.94%) SQL
23 33 (9.65%) XenApp
24 32 (9.36%) TCP/IP
25 31 (9.06%) Blackberry
26 30 (8.77%) Hyper-V
26 30 (8.77%) Security Cleared
27 29 (8.48%) Migration
28 28 (8.19%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 74 (21.64%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 27 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (2.92%) Lync
6 8 (2.34%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.46%) WorkSite
8 5 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.17%) IIS
9 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.58%) Apache
10 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 86 (25.15%) MS Office
2 51 (14.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.22%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.88%) Maximo
4 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.22%) Office 365
3 2 (0.58%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (16.37%) DNS
2 53 (15.50%) DHCP
3 38 (11.11%) LAN
4 35 (10.23%) WAN
5 32 (9.36%) TCP/IP
6 17 (4.97%) SAN
7 16 (4.68%) VoIP
8 12 (3.51%) Firewall
9 11 (3.22%) VLAN
10 9 (2.63%) NAS
11 8 (2.34%) Network Security
11 8 (2.34%) VPN
12 6 (1.75%) Internet
13 5 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.17%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.17%) Wireless
15 2 (0.58%) Intranet
15 2 (0.58%) SMS
16 1 (0.29%) LDAP
16 1 (0.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.29%) MS Access
7 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.88%) Subversion
2 2 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (4.09%) Legal
2 10 (2.92%) Finance
3 7 (2.05%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.05%) Law
4 5 (1.46%) Automotive
4 5 (1.46%) Retail
5 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.29%) Publishing
6 1 (0.29%) Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Local Government
6 1 (0.29%) French Language
6 1 (0.29%) German Language
6 1 (0.29%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 99 (28.95%) Analyst
2 59 (17.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 47 (13.74%) Support Engineer
4 40 (11.70%) Support Analyst
5 38 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 38 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 33 (9.65%) Architect
7 28 (8.19%) Desktop Support
8 27 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
8 27 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
9 20 (5.85%) Technical Architect
10 17 (4.97%) Administrator
10 17 (4.97%) Server Engineer
11 16 (4.68%) Help Desk Analyst
12 15 (4.39%) Consultant
12 15 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (4.39%) Desktop Engineer
13 14 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (3.51%) Help Desk Support
14 12 (3.51%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.22%) .NET
2 4 (1.17%) Web Services
3 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.88%) RESTful
4 2 (0.58%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.58%) XMPP
5 1 (0.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.06%) Blackberry
2 13 (3.80%) NHS
3 9 (2.63%) Replication
3 9 (2.63%) PDA
4 7 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.46%) PKI
5 5 (1.46%) CMDB
5 5 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.29%) GIS
9 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.29%) iPhone
9 1 (0.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 285 (83.33%) Windows
2 112 (32.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (28.65%) Windows XP
4 95 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 68 (19.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 59 (17.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (6.43%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.26%) Linux
9 17 (4.97%) Windows 2000
10 13 (3.80%) UNIX
10 13 (3.80%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (2.05%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.58%) Android
12 2 (0.58%) HPUX
12 2 (0.58%) Solaris
12 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.29%) CentOS
13 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.29%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.47%) ITIL
2 29 (8.48%) Migration
3 14 (4.09%) CRM
4 11 (3.22%) Service Management
4 11 (3.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (3.22%) Asset Management
5 10 (2.92%) Incident Management
5 10 (2.92%) Change Management
6 7 (2.05%) Problem Management
6 7 (2.05%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (1.75%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (1.75%) Network Architecture
8 5 (1.46%) Data Migration
8 5 (1.46%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (1.46%) ITSM
8 5 (1.46%) Data Security
9 4 (1.17%) Business Transformation
10 3 (0.88%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (0.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (0.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.94%) SQL
2 10 (2.92%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.88%) C#
3 3 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.58%) PHP
4 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.29%) VB
5 1 (0.29%) VBA
5 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.29%) Java
5 1 (0.29%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 28 (8.19%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.26%) MCSE
5 11 (3.22%) MCP
5 11 (3.22%) MCITP
6 8 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.46%) CCA
7 5 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.46%) MCTS
7 5 (1.46%) VCP4
8 4 (1.17%) CCEA
8 4 (1.17%) MCSA
8 4 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.58%) MCDST
9 2 (0.58%) Degree
9 2 (0.58%) CNE
9 2 (0.58%) Novell Certification
9 2 (0.58%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.58%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.97%) SLA
2 3 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (9.65%) XenApp
3 30 (8.77%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.43%) vSphere
5 8 (2.34%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.75%) XenServer
7 4 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.88%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.88%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.29%) Xen
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.29%) Postfix
10 1 (0.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 48 (14.04%) SCCM
2 27 (7.89%) SCOM
3 9 (2.63%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.46%) DameWare
5 4 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.17%) SCSM
6 3 (0.88%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.88%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
8 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 143 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 77 (22.51%) Citrix
3 75 (21.93%) VMware
4 23 (6.73%) Cisco
5 16 (4.68%) HP
6 14 (4.09%) NetApp
7 9 (2.63%) Dell
7 9 (2.63%) Symantec
7 9 (2.63%) Remedy
8 8 (2.34%) Lotus
9 7 (2.05%) Oracle
10 6 (1.75%) BT
11 5 (1.46%) Sophos
11 5 (1.46%) EMC
11 5 (1.46%) Adobe
11 5 (1.46%) Progress
12 4 (1.17%) McAfee
12 4 (1.17%) Veeam
12 4 (1.17%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.17%) AppSense
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago