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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 22 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 42 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.79% 6.48% 2.41%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 66.67% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 6
Average daily rate
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£305 £250 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +14.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £100 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £350 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -39.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.20 £28.95
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
54 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.18% 9.72% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 17
Average daily rate £350 £263 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £161 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £10.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £15.20 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 61 (78.21%) Windows
2 35 (44.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (37.18%) Microsoft
3 29 (37.18%) VMware
4 27 (34.62%) MS Exchange
5 26 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 24 (30.77%) Windows XP
7 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
8 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (20.51%) MS Excel
11 14 (17.95%) SQL
11 14 (17.95%) SAN
12 13 (16.67%) DNS
13 11 (14.10%) DHCP
14 10 (12.82%) WAN
14 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
14 10 (12.82%) MS Office
14 10 (12.82%) Citrix
14 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (10.26%) Linux
16 7 (8.97%) ITIL
16 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
16 7 (8.97%) IBM Notes
16 7 (8.97%) Lotus
16 7 (8.97%) vSphere
16 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (7.69%) XenApp

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.97%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.56%) Lync
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.28%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) Apache
6 1 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 16 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 14 (17.95%) SAN
3 13 (16.67%) DNS
4 11 (14.10%) DHCP
5 10 (12.82%) WAN
6 6 (7.69%) VPN
6 6 (7.69%) VoIP
7 5 (6.41%) ADSL
7 5 (6.41%) LAN
7 5 (6.41%) Firewall
8 2 (2.56%) Wireless
9 1 (1.28%) Network Security
9 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
1 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.56%) Automotive
1 2 (2.56%) Legal
1 2 (2.56%) Banking
1 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
1 2 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (1.28%) Back Office
2 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Analyst
2 13 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (10.26%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (8.97%) Support Technician
6 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Applications Support
8 5 (6.41%) IT Support
9 4 (5.13%) Applications Support Technician
9 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Technician
9 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Customer Support Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Customer Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) Web Services
1 1 (1.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Clustering
2 4 (5.13%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.56%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 61 (78.21%) Windows
2 35 (44.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
5 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (10.26%) Linux
8 5 (6.41%) Windows 2000
8 5 (6.41%) Solaris
8 5 (6.41%) UNIX
8 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.85%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.56%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.28%) Fedora
11 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.97%) ITIL
2 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
3 4 (5.13%) Migration
4 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.56%) Service Management
5 2 (2.56%) Fund Management
5 2 (2.56%) Wealth Management
5 2 (2.56%) Business Transformation
6 1 (1.28%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.28%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.28%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.28%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.28%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.28%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.28%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.28%) Business Development
6 1 (1.28%) Change Management
6 1 (1.28%) CRM
6 1 (1.28%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.28%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.13%) VB
4 4 (5.13%) VBA
5 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) MCSE
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.97%) vSphere
3 6 (7.69%) XenApp
4 5 (6.41%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.28%) XenServer
6 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) SCCM
1 5 (6.41%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.13%) SCOM
3 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (37.18%) Microsoft
1 29 (37.18%) VMware
2 10 (12.82%) Citrix
3 7 (8.97%) Lotus
4 6 (7.69%) NetApp
5 5 (6.41%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.41%) Remedy
5 5 (6.41%) HP
6 3 (3.85%) Cisco
6 3 (3.85%) IBM
6 3 (3.85%) Symantec
7 2 (2.56%) Sophos
7 2 (2.56%) Compaq
8 1 (1.28%) Dell
8 1 (1.28%) EMC
8 1 (1.28%) CA
8 1 (1.28%) CommVault
8 1 (1.28%) Websense
8 1 (1.28%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.28%) Siemens
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago