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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 15 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.00% 8.20% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 88.24% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 1
Median daily rate £500 £475 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +90.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £321 £300
% change year-on-year -6.54% +7.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.39% +9.16%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6 17 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 6.00% 9.29% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 5
Median daily rate £400 £475 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +61.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (80.00%) Matrix Management
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (80.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) Migration

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Matrix Management
1 4 (80.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft