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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 24 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 51 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.14% 6.71% 8.59%
As % of the System Software category 86.44% 80.39% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 22
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +68.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £193 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £437 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £11.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +33.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £20.68 £14.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
59 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.10% 8.35% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 23
Average daily rate £318 £213 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.00 £11.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.31% +37.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £20.00 £14.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 21 April 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 89 (86.41%) Windows
2 41 (39.81%) Microsoft
3 38 (36.89%) Windows 7
4 34 (33.01%) Windows XP
5 30 (29.13%) Citrix
5 30 (29.13%) MS Office
5 30 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (22.33%) VMware
7 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (18.45%) ITIL
8 19 (18.45%) SQL Server
8 19 (18.45%) MS Excel
8 19 (18.45%) MS Exchange
9 17 (16.50%) Blackberry
10 16 (15.53%) Migration
10 16 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (14.56%) Legal
12 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (10.68%) SharePoint
12 11 (10.68%) SQL
12 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (9.71%) XenApp
13 10 (9.71%) LAN
13 10 (9.71%) WAN
14 9 (8.74%) Cisco
14 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (7.77%) Replication
15 8 (7.77%) DNS
15 8 (7.77%) CRM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 19 (18.45%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.68%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.83%) WorkSite
5 5 (4.85%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.85%) Lync
6 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.94%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (29.13%) MS Office
2 19 (18.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (7.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.97%) Magento
2 1 (0.97%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) LAN
1 10 (9.71%) WAN
2 8 (7.77%) DNS
3 7 (6.80%) DHCP
4 6 (5.83%) SAN
5 5 (4.85%) VPN
6 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.91%) VoIP
8 2 (1.94%) LDAP
8 2 (1.94%) Broadband
8 2 (1.94%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.94%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.94%) VLAN
9 1 (0.97%) Network Security
9 1 (0.97%) NAS
9 1 (0.97%) Junos
9 1 (0.97%) Internet
9 1 (0.97%) 3G
9 1 (0.97%) MPLS
9 1 (0.97%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (14.56%) Legal
2 7 (6.80%) Law
3 6 (5.83%) Finance
4 5 (4.85%) Retail
5 3 (2.91%) Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.97%) Front Office
7 1 (0.97%) Automotive
7 1 (0.97%) French Language
7 1 (0.97%) German Language
7 1 (0.97%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (31.07%) Analyst
2 21 (20.39%) Service Analyst
2 21 (20.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (16.50%) Architect
4 15 (14.56%) Technical Architect
5 12 (11.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (10.68%) Support Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) Desktop Support
8 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Consultant
10 4 (3.88%) Server Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.91%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.91%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.50%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.77%) Replication
3 6 (5.83%) CMDB
4 3 (2.91%) Clustering
5 2 (1.94%) NHS
5 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.97%) PKI
6 1 (0.97%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 89 (86.41%) Windows
2 38 (36.89%) Windows 7
3 34 (33.01%) Windows XP
4 30 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.85%) Linux
8 3 (2.91%) UNIX
8 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.94%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.94%) Android
9 2 (1.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.45%) ITIL
2 16 (15.53%) Migration
3 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.77%) CRM
5 7 (6.80%) Service Management
6 5 (4.85%) Data Migration
7 3 (2.91%) ITSM
8 2 (1.94%) Validation
8 2 (1.94%) Time Management
8 2 (1.94%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.94%) Business Transformation
8 2 (1.94%) DevOps
8 2 (1.94%) Change Management
9 1 (0.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (0.97%) Process Management
9 1 (0.97%) PRINCE
9 1 (0.97%) Project Management
9 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2
9 1 (0.97%) Business Continuity
9 1 (0.97%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.68%) SQL
2 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.83%) MCSE
3 3 (2.91%) MCP
3 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.94%) MCSA
4 2 (1.94%) MCITP
4 2 (1.94%) CCA
4 2 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.97%) CCEA
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.97%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.97%) JNCIS
5 1 (0.97%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.97%) MCTS
5 1 (0.97%) Degree
5 1 (0.97%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 16 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.71%) XenApp
3 6 (5.83%) vSphere
4 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.94%) MetaFrame
5 2 (1.94%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.97%) Xen
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) SCCM
2 3 (2.91%) EdgeSight
3 2 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.97%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 41 (39.81%) Microsoft
2 30 (29.13%) Citrix
3 23 (22.33%) VMware
4 9 (8.74%) Cisco
5 6 (5.83%) NetApp
5 6 (5.83%) Progress
6 5 (4.85%) AppSense
7 3 (2.91%) Remedy
7 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.91%) HP
8 2 (1.94%) EMC
8 2 (1.94%) Juniper
9 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.97%) Reuters
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle
9 1 (0.97%) Spiceworks
9 1 (0.97%) McAfee
9 1 (0.97%) Yahoo!
9 1 (0.97%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.97%) ProCurve
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