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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 54 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.05% 6.83% 10.34%
As % of the System Software category 80.60% 80.85% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 24
Average daily rate
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£285 £375 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +48.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £444 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £22.03 £13.50
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
67 47 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.75% 8.45% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 24
Average daily rate £300 £251 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £184 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £21.35 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 85 (85.86%) Windows
2 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
3 36 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 34 (34.34%) Windows XP
5 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (30.30%) MS Office
7 26 (26.26%) Citrix
8 22 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 22 (22.22%) VMware
9 20 (20.20%) SQL Server
10 19 (19.19%) ITIL
10 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (17.17%) MS Excel
11 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (16.16%) Blackberry
13 14 (14.14%) Legal
13 14 (14.14%) Migration
13 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (12.12%) SharePoint
15 11 (11.11%) SQL
15 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (10.10%) DNS
16 10 (10.10%) Cisco
16 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (9.09%) DHCP
17 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (9.09%) SCCM
17 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
18 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 8 (8.08%) XenApp

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 22 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (5.05%) WorkSite
6 3 (3.03%) Lync
7 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.01%) IIS
8 1 (1.01%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (30.30%) MS Office
2 17 (17.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (8.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.01%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) DNS
2 9 (9.09%) DHCP
3 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.06%) WAN
3 6 (6.06%) SAN
3 6 (6.06%) LAN
4 3 (3.03%) VoIP
5 2 (2.02%) Broadband
5 2 (2.02%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.02%) VPN
5 2 (2.02%) Network Security
6 1 (1.01%) NAS
6 1 (1.01%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.01%) LDAP
6 1 (1.01%) Internet
6 1 (1.01%) 3G
6 1 (1.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (14.14%) Legal
2 7 (7.07%) Law
3 5 (5.05%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) Finance
5 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.02%) Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Automotive
6 1 (1.01%) French Language
6 1 (1.01%) German Language
6 1 (1.01%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (32.32%) Analyst
2 20 (20.20%) Service Analyst
2 20 (20.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (16.16%) Architect
4 14 (14.14%) Technical Architect
5 13 (13.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (12.12%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Help Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.06%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.05%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.03%) Server Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) IT Support
11 3 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.03%) Consultant
11 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.01%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.08%) Replication
3 5 (5.05%) CMDB
4 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.02%) Clustering
4 2 (2.02%) NHS
4 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) PKI
5 1 (1.01%) PDA
5 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 85 (85.86%) Windows
2 36 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 34 (34.34%) Windows XP
4 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.05%) Linux
8 4 (4.04%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.03%) UNIX
10 2 (2.02%) Android
10 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.01%) Fedora
11 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.01%) CentOS
11 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.19%) ITIL
2 14 (14.14%) Migration
3 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (8.08%) CRM
5 7 (7.07%) Service Management
6 5 (5.05%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.03%) ITSM
8 2 (2.02%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.02%) Change Management
8 2 (2.02%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.02%) DevOps
9 1 (1.01%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.01%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.01%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.01%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.01%) ITIL V2
9 1 (1.01%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.01%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.01%) Process Management
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.01%) C
3 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.06%) MCSE
3 4 (4.04%) MCP
4 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) CCA
5 2 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.01%) CCEA
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.01%) MCTS
6 1 (1.01%) MCITP
6 1 (1.01%) Degree
6 1 (1.01%) MCSA
6 1 (1.01%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.08%) XenApp
3 6 (6.06%) vSphere
4 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.02%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.02%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.01%) Xen
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.01%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (3.03%) EdgeSight
3 2 (2.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.02%) SCOM
4 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 26 (26.26%) Citrix
3 22 (22.22%) VMware
4 10 (10.10%) Cisco
5 6 (6.06%) NetApp
6 5 (5.05%) Progress
6 5 (5.05%) Remedy
7 3 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.03%) AppSense
7 3 (3.03%) HP
7 3 (3.03%) EMC
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.01%) Juniper
8 1 (1.01%) CommVault
8 1 (1.01%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.01%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.01%) Veeam
8 1 (1.01%) Spiceworks
8 1 (1.01%) McAfee
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