The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 14 40
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 55 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.16% 8.35% 2.79%
As % of the System Software category 59.09% 67.07% 57.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 8
Average daily rate
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£241 £288 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £419 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £10.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.90
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
Active Directory
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
66 82 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.73% 12.44% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 15
Average daily rate £300 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.18% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £10.00 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £16.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 63 (84.00%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
3 31 (41.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (37.33%) Windows 7
4 28 (37.33%) VMware
5 27 (36.00%) Windows XP
6 26 (34.67%) MS Exchange
6 26 (34.67%) TCP/IP
7 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
9 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (18.67%) SAN
11 13 (17.33%) DNS
11 13 (17.33%) SQL
12 12 (16.00%) DHCP
12 12 (16.00%) Citrix
13 11 (14.67%) WAN
14 9 (12.00%) MS Office
14 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (10.67%) vSphere
15 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.67%) ITIL
15 8 (10.67%) IBM Notes
15 8 (10.67%) Lotus
16 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (9.33%) T-SQL
16 7 (9.33%) XenApp
16 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
17 6 (8.00%) Office 365

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 26 (34.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.67%) IBM Notes
3 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.00%) Lync
4 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.67%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.67%) TCP/IP
2 14 (18.67%) SAN
3 13 (17.33%) DNS
4 12 (16.00%) DHCP
5 11 (14.67%) WAN
6 6 (8.00%) ADSL
7 5 (6.67%) LAN
7 5 (6.67%) VPN
8 4 (5.33%) VoIP
8 4 (5.33%) Firewall
9 2 (2.67%) Wireless
10 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MSI
2 1 (1.33%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (5.33%) Legal
2 2 (2.67%) Automotive
2 2 (2.67%) Banking
2 2 (2.67%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Billing
3 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (10.67%) Support Technician
6 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Service Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) Consultant
7 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.33%) IT Support
9 4 (5.33%) Applications Support Technician
9 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
9 4 (5.33%) Customer Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Customer Support Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Administrator
10 3 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 5 (6.67%) Clustering
2 2 (2.67%) FMCG
3 1 (1.33%) iPad
3 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (84.00%) Windows
2 31 (41.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (37.33%) Windows 7
4 27 (36.00%) Windows XP
5 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.00%) Linux
8 5 (6.67%) Windows 2000
8 5 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.33%) UNIX
9 4 (5.33%) Solaris
9 4 (5.33%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.67%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.33%) Android
11 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.67%) ITIL
2 6 (8.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (2.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (2.67%) Business Transformation
4 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.67%) Fund Management
4 2 (2.67%) Wealth Management
5 1 (1.33%) Business Development
5 1 (1.33%) Online Security
5 1 (1.33%) Service Management
5 1 (1.33%) CAD
5 1 (1.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.33%) CRM
5 1 (1.33%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (1.33%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.33%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.00%) VB
4 3 (4.00%) VBA
5 2 (2.67%) C
5 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.33%) MCSE
3 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) MCITP
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.67%) vSphere
3 7 (9.33%) XenApp
4 4 (5.33%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.67%) XenServer
6 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.00%) SCOM
4 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.33%) DameWare
5 1 (1.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 28 (37.33%) VMware
3 12 (16.00%) Citrix
4 8 (10.67%) Lotus
5 6 (8.00%) NetApp
6 5 (6.67%) HP
7 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.00%) Remedy
9 2 (2.67%) Cisco
9 2 (2.67%) IBM
9 2 (2.67%) Sophos
9 2 (2.67%) Symantec
9 2 (2.67%) Compaq
10 1 (1.33%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.33%) Dell
10 1 (1.33%) CA
10 1 (1.33%) Siemens
10 1 (1.33%) Oracle
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