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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 10 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 55 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.29% 7.02% 8.79%
As % of the System Software category 77.46% 83.67% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 13
Average daily rate
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£295 £259 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £432 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £9.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £14.60 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
71 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.99% 8.39% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 14
Average daily rate £300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 7
Average hourly rate £26.00 £10.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £9.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £14.60 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 January 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
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 January 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 80 (85.11%) Windows
2 42 (44.68%) Microsoft
3 38 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (34.04%) Windows XP
5 31 (32.98%) Windows 7
6 25 (26.60%) VMware
6 25 (26.60%) MS Office
7 24 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (22.34%) SQL Server
8 21 (22.34%) MS Exchange
9 20 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (17.02%) MS Excel
10 16 (17.02%) ITIL
11 15 (15.96%) Citrix
11 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (14.89%) Blackberry
13 13 (13.83%) Legal
13 13 (13.83%) SQL
13 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (12.77%) Migration
15 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
15 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (11.70%) SAN
15 11 (11.70%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (10.64%) Linux
16 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
17 9 (9.57%) CRM
17 9 (9.57%) Cisco
17 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 21 (22.34%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.26%) WorkSite
6 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.13%) Lync
7 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.06%) IIS
8 1 (1.06%) Apache
8 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (26.60%) MS Office
2 16 (17.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (8.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.06%) Magento
3 1 (1.06%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
1 11 (11.70%) SAN
2 8 (8.51%) DNS
3 6 (6.38%) DHCP
4 4 (4.26%) Firewall
4 4 (4.26%) LAN
4 4 (4.26%) VoIP
4 4 (4.26%) WAN
5 2 (2.13%) VPN
5 2 (2.13%) Network Security
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.06%) VLAN
6 1 (1.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.06%) Broadband
6 1 (1.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 13 (13.83%) Legal
2 7 (7.45%) Law
3 4 (4.26%) Finance
4 3 (3.19%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.13%) Automotive
6 1 (1.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (31.91%) Analyst
2 17 (18.09%) Service Desk Analyst
2 17 (18.09%) Service Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Architect
4 14 (14.89%) Technical Architect
5 13 (13.83%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (9.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (8.51%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.45%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Consultant
9 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.19%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 2 (2.13%) Applications Support
11 2 (2.13%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) XMPP
2 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.51%) Replication
3 4 (4.26%) CMDB
4 3 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.13%) Clustering
5 2 (2.13%) NHS
6 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.06%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 80 (85.11%) Windows
2 38 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (34.04%) Windows XP
4 31 (32.98%) Windows 7
5 24 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (10.64%) Linux
8 8 (8.51%) UNIX
9 6 (6.38%) Windows 8
10 5 (5.32%) Solaris
11 2 (2.13%) Android
11 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.06%) CentOS
12 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.06%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) ITIL
2 12 (12.77%) Migration
3 9 (9.57%) CRM
4 8 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.32%) Service Management
6 4 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.26%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.19%) Change Management
8 2 (2.13%) ITSM
8 2 (2.13%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.13%) DevOps
9 1 (1.06%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.06%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.06%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.06%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.06%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.06%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.06%) ITIL V2
9 1 (1.06%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.06%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.83%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.26%) VB
3 4 (4.26%) VBA
4 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.06%) C
5 1 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.45%) MCSE
3 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) MCP
4 2 (2.13%) CCA
4 2 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) MCITP
5 1 (1.06%) Degree
5 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.06%) MCTS
5 1 (1.06%) CCEA
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.06%) CCNP
5 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.06%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 20 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.45%) vSphere
3 4 (4.26%) XenApp
4 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.06%) Xen
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.06%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) SCCM
2 5 (5.32%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.13%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.06%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.60%) VMware
3 15 (15.96%) Citrix
4 9 (9.57%) Cisco
5 7 (7.45%) NetApp
6 6 (6.38%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.38%) Remedy
7 4 (4.26%) Progress
7 4 (4.26%) HP
8 3 (3.19%) IBM
8 3 (3.19%) EMC
8 3 (3.19%) Symantec
9 2 (2.13%) AppSense
9 2 (2.13%) Oracle
9 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.06%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.06%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.06%) Dell
10 1 (1.06%) Siemens
10 1 (1.06%) CA
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