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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 17 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 43 53 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.74% 8.03% 3.57%
As % of the System Software category 59.72% 65.43% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 12
Average daily rate
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£263 £288 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £169 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £419 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.58 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.50% -22.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.60% -
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
72 81 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.61% 12.27% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 21
Average daily rate £300 £291 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £188 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £413 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.58 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.78% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £10.00 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £16.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 August 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 28 August 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 64 (87.67%) Windows
2 32 (43.84%) Microsoft
3 31 (42.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (39.73%) VMware
5 28 (38.36%) Windows 7
6 25 (34.25%) TCP/IP
6 25 (34.25%) Windows XP
6 25 (34.25%) MS Exchange
7 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
9 18 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (20.55%) SAN
11 14 (19.18%) DNS
12 12 (16.44%) Citrix
12 12 (16.44%) DHCP
13 11 (15.07%) SQL
13 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (13.70%) WAN
15 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.96%) MS Office
15 8 (10.96%) IBM Notes
15 8 (10.96%) Lotus
15 8 (10.96%) vSphere
16 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (9.59%) XenApp
16 7 (9.59%) ITIL
16 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
16 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
17 6 (8.22%) Linux

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (34.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.96%) IBM Notes
3 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.74%) WorkSite
5 2 (2.74%) Lync
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.96%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.25%) TCP/IP
2 15 (20.55%) SAN
3 14 (19.18%) DNS
4 12 (16.44%) DHCP
5 10 (13.70%) WAN
6 6 (8.22%) ADSL
7 5 (6.85%) VPN
8 4 (5.48%) LAN
8 4 (5.48%) Firewall
9 2 (2.74%) Wireless
9 2 (2.74%) VoIP
10 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MSI
2 1 (1.37%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (5.48%) Legal
2 2 (2.74%) Banking
2 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.74%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Billing
3 1 (1.37%) Back Office
3 1 (1.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (12.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (12.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.96%) Support Technician
6 7 (9.59%) Service Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Applications Support
8 5 (6.85%) Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Customer Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Customer Support Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) IT Support
9 4 (5.48%) Applications Support Technician
9 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Technician
10 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Clustering
2 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.74%) FMCG
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (87.67%) Windows
2 31 (42.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (38.36%) Windows 7
4 25 (34.25%) Windows XP
5 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.22%) Linux
8 5 (6.85%) Solaris
8 5 (6.85%) UNIX
9 4 (5.48%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.48%) Windows 2000
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.74%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.37%) Android
11 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.59%) ITIL
2 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
3 5 (6.85%) Migration
4 2 (2.74%) Business Transformation
4 2 (2.74%) Fund Management
4 2 (2.74%) Wealth Management
4 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.37%) Online Security
5 1 (1.37%) Change Management
5 1 (1.37%) CRM
5 1 (1.37%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.37%) CAD
5 1 (1.37%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.37%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (1.37%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.37%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (1.37%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.11%) VB
4 3 (4.11%) VBA
5 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.74%) C
6 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.48%) MCSE
2 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 18 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.96%) vSphere
3 7 (9.59%) XenApp
4 3 (4.11%) Terminal Services
4 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.74%) XenServer
6 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) NetBackup
1 4 (5.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) SCOM
3 2 (2.74%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.37%) DameWare
4 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 29 (39.73%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) Citrix
4 8 (10.96%) Lotus
5 6 (8.22%) NetApp
5 6 (8.22%) HP
6 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.74%) Symantec
7 2 (2.74%) Remedy
7 2 (2.74%) Sophos
7 2 (2.74%) Compaq
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco
7 2 (2.74%) IBM
8 1 (1.37%) Siemens
8 1 (1.37%) Dell
8 1 (1.37%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.37%) Kaseya
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