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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 166 139 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.74% 6.99% 4.55%
As % of the System Software category 76.85% 66.19% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 57 48
Average daily rate
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£290 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £135 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 30
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £23.60 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
216 210 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.77% 10.56% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 99 69
Average daily rate £300 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 31
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £24.50 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -2 43 £220 -26.05% 17
Worcestershire +10 27 £315 - 4
Coventry +3 27 £300 +122.22% 2
Staffordshire +12 16 £190 -24.75% 3
Warwickshire -18 14 £228 -17.27% 1
Shropshire -3 6 £315 -24.77% 5
Walsall -4 2 - -
Wolverhampton -4 2 - - 1
Herefordshire 0 1 - - 2
Solihull 0 1 £200 -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 244 (84.14%) Windows
2 116 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 103 (35.52%) VMware
4 99 (34.14%) Windows 7
5 95 (32.76%) Windows XP
6 94 (32.41%) Citrix
7 93 (32.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 83 (28.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 81 (27.93%) MS Exchange
10 67 (23.10%) ITIL
10 67 (23.10%) MS Office
11 55 (18.97%) SCCM
12 52 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
13 47 (16.21%) XenApp
14 43 (14.83%) SAN
15 42 (14.48%) MS Excel
16 37 (12.76%) TCP/IP
17 34 (11.72%) DNS
18 33 (11.38%) HP
18 33 (11.38%) DHCP
19 31 (10.69%) Migration
19 31 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
20 28 (9.66%) Lotus
21 27 (9.31%) Blackberry
21 27 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (9.31%) XenDesktop
21 27 (9.31%) vSphere
22 26 (8.97%) IBM Notes
23 25 (8.62%) WAN
23 25 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 81 (27.93%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.97%) IBM Notes
3 25 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (7.59%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.72%) Lync
9 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.03%) SAS
10 3 (1.03%) IIS
10 3 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.69%) Documentum
11 2 (0.69%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.69%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 67 (23.10%) MS Office
2 42 (14.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.83%) SAN
2 37 (12.76%) TCP/IP
3 34 (11.72%) DNS
4 33 (11.38%) DHCP
5 25 (8.62%) WAN
6 22 (7.59%) LAN
7 20 (6.90%) NAS
8 15 (5.17%) VLAN
9 14 (4.83%) VPN
10 11 (3.79%) NetScaler
11 10 (3.45%) Firewall
12 8 (2.76%) ADSL
13 6 (2.07%) VoIP
13 6 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.38%) Wireless
15 3 (1.03%) 3G
16 2 (0.69%) WLAN
16 2 (0.69%) MPLS
16 2 (0.69%) DMZ
16 2 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.03%) OLAP
4 2 (0.69%) DataStage
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.38%) MSI
2 3 (1.03%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.69%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (2.41%) Finance
2 5 (1.72%) Back Office
3 4 (1.38%) Legal
4 3 (1.03%) Banking
5 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (19.31%) Analyst
2 55 (18.97%) Support Engineer
3 42 (14.48%) 3rd Line Support
4 38 (13.10%) 2nd Line Support
5 31 (10.69%) Support Analyst
6 29 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (9.66%) 1st Line Support
8 22 (7.59%) Service Analyst
9 21 (7.24%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 16 (5.52%) Desktop Support
11 14 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (4.14%) Consultant
13 11 (3.79%) IT Support
14 10 (3.45%) Architect
14 10 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 10 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 9 (3.10%) Support Specialist
15 9 (3.10%) Support Technician
16 8 (2.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.72%) .NET
1 5 (1.72%) Web Services
2 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.69%) Middleware
3 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.69%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.34%) jQuery
4 1 (0.34%) OAuth
4 1 (0.34%) WCF
4 1 (0.34%) NHibernate
4 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.34%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.31%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.48%) PDA
3 7 (2.41%) Clustering
3 7 (2.41%) NHS
4 4 (1.38%) iPad
5 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.69%) FMCG
7 1 (0.34%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.34%) Statistics
7 1 (0.34%) Replication
7 1 (0.34%) AS400
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
7 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 244 (84.14%) Windows
2 99 (34.14%) Windows 7
3 95 (32.76%) Windows XP
4 93 (32.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (28.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (6.21%) Windows 8
8 12 (4.14%) Windows Vista
8 12 (4.14%) Linux
9 9 (3.10%) Windows 2000
10 7 (2.41%) UNIX
11 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.03%) AIX
12 2 (0.69%) HPUX
12 2 (0.69%) Solaris
12 2 (0.69%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.34%) Android
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (23.10%) ITIL
2 31 (10.69%) Migration
3 13 (4.48%) Incident Management
4 11 (3.79%) PRINCE2
4 11 (3.79%) Service Delivery
5 9 (3.10%) Project Management
6 8 (2.76%) Problem Management
7 7 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (2.41%) Business Continuity
8 6 (2.07%) CRM
8 6 (2.07%) Service Management
9 5 (1.72%) Change Control
9 5 (1.72%) Change Management
10 4 (1.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (1.38%) Load Balancing
10 4 (1.38%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (1.03%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (1.03%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (0.69%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.90%) SQL
2 17 (5.86%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.41%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.72%) C#
5 3 (1.03%) Java
6 2 (0.69%) VBScript
6 2 (0.69%) C
6 2 (0.69%) R
7 1 (0.34%) VB
7 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.34%) VBA
7 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.48%) MCSE
5 6 (2.07%) MCP
5 6 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.07%) CCNA
5 6 (2.07%) MCITP
6 4 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.03%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.03%) MCTS
7 3 (1.03%) CCNP
8 2 (0.69%) CNE
8 2 (0.69%) Novell Certification
8 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) VCP4
9 1 (0.34%) Degree
9 1 (0.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.90%) SLA
2 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 52 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (16.21%) XenApp
3 27 (9.31%) XenDesktop
3 27 (9.31%) vSphere
4 20 (6.90%) XenServer
5 12 (4.14%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 6 (2.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (2.07%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.38%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Xen
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (18.97%) SCCM
2 20 (6.90%) SCOM
3 4 (1.38%) MAILsweeper
3 4 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.03%) WSUS
4 3 (1.03%) DameWare
5 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.69%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 116 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 103 (35.52%) VMware
3 94 (32.41%) Citrix
4 33 (11.38%) HP
5 28 (9.66%) Lotus
6 21 (7.24%) Dell
7 16 (5.52%) Cisco
8 10 (3.45%) EMC
9 8 (2.76%) NetApp
10 5 (1.72%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.38%) Symantec
11 4 (1.38%) McAfee
12 3 (1.03%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.03%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.03%) Google
12 3 (1.03%) Oracle
12 3 (1.03%) JBoss
13 2 (0.69%) IBM
13 2 (0.69%) Compaq
13 2 (0.69%) Sophos
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