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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 23 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 53 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.17% 8.03% 10.39%
As % of the System Software category 59.09% 67.09% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 25
Median daily rate £274 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.37% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £150 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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 79 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.44% 11.97% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 34
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £41.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 64 (69.57%) Windows
2 50 (54.35%) Microsoft
3 35 (38.04%) VMware
4 33 (35.87%) Windows Server
5 27 (29.35%) Office 365
6 26 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (25.00%) Citrix
8 19 (20.65%) MS Office
8 19 (20.65%) Windows 7
9 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
9 17 (18.48%) Cisco
10 16 (17.39%) MS Excel
11 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
11 14 (15.22%) DHCP
11 14 (15.22%) DNS
11 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
12 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
13 12 (13.04%) Skype for Business
13 12 (13.04%) Migration
13 12 (13.04%) Data Centre
14 11 (11.96%) SQL
15 10 (10.87%) LDAP
15 10 (10.87%) SharePoint
15 10 (10.87%) VoIP
15 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
16 9 (9.78%) ITIL
16 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.04%) Skype for Business
3 10 (10.87%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.43%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.09%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (20.65%) MS Office
2 16 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (29.35%) Office 365
2 26 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (6.52%) OneDrive
3 6 (6.52%) Yammer
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.22%) DHCP
1 14 (15.22%) DNS
2 10 (10.87%) LDAP
2 10 (10.87%) VoIP
3 9 (9.78%) Skype
4 8 (8.70%) WAN
5 7 (7.61%) LAN
5 7 (7.61%) Unified Communications
6 6 (6.52%) Firewall
6 6 (6.52%) Kerberos
6 6 (6.52%) PBX
7 4 (4.35%) Internet
7 4 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (4.35%) Wireless
8 3 (3.26%) SAN
8 3 (3.26%) VLAN
9 2 (2.17%) Intranet
9 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.17%) VPN
9 2 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.09%) MS Access
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) InstallShield
1 3 (3.26%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
1 5 (5.43%) Retail
2 2 (2.17%) Advertising
2 2 (2.17%) Banking
2 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.17%) Private Banking
2 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
2 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Electronics
3 1 (1.09%) Law
3 1 (1.09%) Marketing
3 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (10.87%) Analyst
2 9 (9.78%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Operations Manager
4 7 (7.61%) Support Manager
5 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) IT Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.43%) Architect
6 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.43%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) .NET
2 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.17%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.09%) REST
3 1 (1.09%) Web Services
3 1 (1.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.52%) PKI
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.17%) CMDB
4 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.09%) PMI
5 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 64 (69.57%) Windows
2 33 (35.87%) Windows Server
3 19 (20.65%) Windows 7
4 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.52%) Windows 10
7 5 (5.43%) Linux
8 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.26%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.17%) Unix
11 1 (1.09%) Android
11 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.04%) Migration
2 9 (9.78%) ITIL
2 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
3 8 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
4 7 (7.61%) Email Filtering
4 7 (7.61%) Identity Management
4 7 (7.61%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (7.61%) Patch Management
5 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.35%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.26%) CRM
6 3 (3.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (3.26%) Service Management
6 3 (3.26%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (2.17%) ERP
7 2 (2.17%) Line Management
7 2 (2.17%) Server Building
7 2 (2.17%) Ticket Management
7 2 (2.17%) Waterfall
7 2 (2.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) SQL
2 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (1.09%) C
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.09%) PHP
4 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.43%) MCITP
4 5 (5.43%) MCSE
5 4 (4.35%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) CCNA
7 1 (1.09%) CCNP
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.09%) MCDST
7 1 (1.09%) MCSA
7 1 (1.09%) MCTS
7 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.78%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.61%) VMware ESX
3 7 (7.61%) XenApp
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.17%) vSphere
6 1 (1.09%) Docker
6 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) SCCM
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (7.61%) SCOM
3 6 (6.52%) Nagios
4 2 (2.17%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (54.35%) Microsoft
2 35 (38.04%) VMware
3 23 (25.00%) Citrix
4 17 (18.48%) Cisco
5 7 (7.61%) SolarWinds
6 6 (6.52%) Veeam
7 5 (5.43%) Symantec
8 3 (3.26%) Dell
8 3 (3.26%) HP
8 3 (3.26%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.26%) NetApp
9 2 (2.17%) FireEye
9 2 (2.17%) Imperva
9 2 (2.17%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.17%) Kronos
9 2 (2.17%) SAP
10 1 (1.09%) Acronis
10 1 (1.09%) Adobe
10 1 (1.09%) Aruba
10 1 (1.09%) BT
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