Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 31 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 530 547 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.45% 5.60% 5.59%
As % of the System Software category 54.14% 57.46% 60.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 329 202
Midlands median daily rate £320 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £145 £115 £121
90th Percentile £488 £500 £487
England median daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 99 145
Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% +1.96% -1.92%
10th Percentile £10.27 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.85 £20.00 £18.11
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 979 952 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.91% 9.74% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 518 341
Midlands median daily rate £360 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +15.46% -
10th Percentile £170 £140 £150
90th Percentile £538 £519 £484
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 105 158
Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% - -
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.00 £10.08
90th Percentile £27.38 £20.82 £25.13
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +8 292 £350 +6.06% 54
East Midlands +5 234 £295 -13.24% 35
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 373 (70.38%) Windows
2 241 (45.47%) Microsoft
3 160 (30.19%) Windows Server
4 132 (24.91%) Office 365
5 117 (22.08%) VMware
6 105 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 102 (19.25%) MS Exchange
8 100 (18.87%) DNS
9 98 (18.49%) ITIL
10 93 (17.55%) PowerShell
11 91 (17.17%) Windows 7
12 90 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 88 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 86 (16.23%) Migration
15 77 (14.53%) Citrix
16 73 (13.77%) Cisco
17 71 (13.40%) SCCM
18 66 (12.45%) SQL Server
19 65 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
19 65 (12.26%) DHCP
20 61 (11.51%) Windows 10
21 58 (10.94%) SQL
22 55 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
23 54 (10.19%) LAN
24 52 (9.81%) SharePoint
25 51 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
25 51 (9.62%) Data Centre
26 49 (9.25%) Firewall
26 49 (9.25%) Linux
27 48 (9.06%) WAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 102 (19.25%) MS Exchange
2 52 (9.81%) SharePoint
3 33 (6.23%) Skype for Business
4 27 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.70%) IIS
10 8 (1.51%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.13%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.38%) Apache
14 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.38%) JBoss
14 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.13%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 132 (24.91%) Office 365
2 105 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (4.53%) IaaS
4 24 (4.53%) PaaS
5 13 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (1.89%) OneDrive
6 10 (1.89%) SaaS
7 6 (1.13%) G Suite
8 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.19%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 100 (18.87%) DNS
2 65 (12.26%) DHCP
3 54 (10.19%) LAN
4 49 (9.25%) Firewall
5 48 (9.06%) WAN
6 39 (7.36%) TCP/IP
7 38 (7.17%) SAN
8 37 (6.98%) LDAP
9 25 (4.72%) VPN
10 24 (4.53%) IPsec
10 24 (4.53%) Kerberos
10 24 (4.53%) Skype
11 20 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (3.02%) VLAN
13 15 (2.83%) VoIP
14 11 (2.08%) CTI
14 11 (2.08%) Internet
14 11 (2.08%) Unified Communications
15 9 (1.70%) Network Security
16 8 (1.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 10 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.13%) MySQL
6 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.57%) MS Access
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.38%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.38%) DB2
8 2 (0.38%) DTS
8 2 (0.38%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.38%) Power BI
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (1.89%) WinAutomation
2 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.57%) MSI
2 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 43 (8.11%) Finance
2 16 (3.02%) Manufacturing
3 14 (2.64%) Retail
4 8 (1.51%) Banking
4 8 (1.51%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.32%) Legal
6 6 (1.13%) Electronics
6 6 (1.13%) Marketing
7 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 2 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Military
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (17.17%) Analyst
2 53 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (9.43%) Consultant
3 50 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 48 (9.06%) Architect
5 36 (6.79%) Desktop Support
6 30 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (5.28%) Active Directory Engineer
7 28 (5.28%) Administrator
7 28 (5.28%) Service Analyst
7 28 (5.28%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (5.09%) Support Analyst
9 26 (4.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 25 (4.72%) Azure Architect
11 24 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support
12 23 (4.34%) IT Analyst
13 22 (4.15%) Active Directory Consultant
14 17 (3.21%) Active Directory Specialist
14 17 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
14 17 (3.21%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.58%) .NET
2 7 (1.32%) .NET Framework
2 7 (1.32%) Entity Framework
3 6 (1.13%) REST
4 5 (0.94%) Web Services
4 5 (0.94%) XMPP
5 4 (0.75%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.75%) Middleware
6 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.57%) CSS
6 3 (0.57%) HTML
7 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.38%) Aurelia
7 2 (0.38%) CSS3
7 2 (0.38%) HTML5
7 2 (0.38%) jQuery
7 2 (0.38%) Lucene
7 2 (0.38%) Node.js
8 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.19%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.79%) PKI
4 20 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.77%) Fat Client
4 20 (3.77%) Thin Client
5 16 (3.02%) FMCG
6 15 (2.83%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.64%) Driving Licence
8 13 (2.45%) Life Science
9 10 (1.89%) Replication
10 8 (1.51%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.94%) IVR
11 5 (0.94%) NHS
11 5 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.75%) Wiki
13 3 (0.57%) Clustering
13 3 (0.57%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 373 (70.38%) Windows
2 160 (30.19%) Windows Server
3 91 (17.17%) Windows 7
4 90 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (11.51%) Windows 10
7 49 (9.25%) Linux
8 42 (7.92%) Windows 8
9 39 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (4.72%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.64%) Android
11 14 (2.64%) Apple iOS
11 14 (2.64%) Unix
12 6 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.75%) AIX
14 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.38%) Solaris
15 2 (0.38%) VMS
16 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (18.49%) ITIL
2 86 (16.23%) Migration
3 33 (6.23%) Incident Management
4 31 (5.85%) DevOps
4 31 (5.85%) Information Security
5 27 (5.09%) Configuration Management
5 27 (5.09%) Problem Management
6 24 (4.53%) Change Management
7 23 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (4.34%) Service Management
8 22 (4.15%) Server Virtualisation
9 21 (3.96%) Service Delivery
10 19 (3.58%) Mobile Device Management
10 19 (3.58%) Risk Management
11 18 (3.40%) Project Management
12 17 (3.21%) TOGAF
13 14 (2.64%) Process Improvement
14 12 (2.26%) Patch Management
14 12 (2.26%) Runbook
14 12 (2.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 93 (17.55%) PowerShell
2 58 (10.94%) SQL
3 22 (4.15%) C#
4 13 (2.45%) Python
5 12 (2.26%) VB
6 7 (1.32%) Java
7 3 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.57%) Perl
7 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.38%) VBScript
9 1 (0.19%) ES6
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (8.68%) Degree
3 45 (8.49%) MCSE
4 37 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 24 (4.53%) MCSA
6 23 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (4.15%) SC Cleared
8 15 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.64%) CCNA
10 10 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.70%) CCNP
12 8 (1.51%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.32%) CCIE
13 7 (1.32%) MCITP
14 5 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.94%) MCP
15 4 (0.75%) MCTS
16 3 (0.57%) CCA
16 3 (0.57%) Master's Degree
17 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.17%) SLA
2 19 (3.58%) HIPAA
2 19 (3.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (3.40%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (0.75%) GDPR
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (9.06%) Hyper-V
3 25 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (3.77%) XenApp
5 17 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (2.64%) Terminal Services
7 11 (2.08%) vSphere
8 10 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
8 10 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.51%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.75%) Docker
13 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.38%) XenServer
14 1 (0.19%) Firmware
14 1 (0.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 71 (13.40%) SCCM
2 22 (4.15%) WSUS
3 18 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (2.83%) SCOM
5 11 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.89%) SafeCom
7 9 (1.70%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.75%) Puppet
10 3 (0.57%) Ansible
11 2 (0.38%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.38%) Cisco LMS
11 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 241 (45.47%) Microsoft
2 117 (22.08%) VMware
3 77 (14.53%) Citrix
4 73 (13.77%) Cisco
5 37 (6.98%) HP
6 34 (6.42%) McAfee
7 27 (5.09%) NetApp
8 26 (4.91%) IBM
8 26 (4.91%) Symantec
9 21 (3.96%) Oracle
10 17 (3.21%) Dell
11 12 (2.26%) SAP
12 10 (1.89%) Apple
12 10 (1.89%) Wyse
13 9 (1.70%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.70%) Sophos
13 9 (1.70%) Veeam
14 8 (1.51%) Google
15 7 (1.32%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.32%) Siemens