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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 54 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.68% 5.37% 5.85%
As % of the System Software category 75.00% 76.47% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 12
Median daily rate £350 £350 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +73.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £151 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £266
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +12.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 16
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £11.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £27.40 £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +3.44%
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 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.91% 7.02% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 21
Median daily rate £350 £350 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £493 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Median hourly rate £13.75 £26.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.11% +120.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £28.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016, 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 73 (69.52%) Windows
2 49 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 36 (34.29%) Citrix
4 35 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 30 (28.57%) VMware
6 29 (27.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (22.86%) MS Exchange
8 23 (21.90%) Windows 7
9 22 (20.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (20.00%) Migration
11 20 (19.05%) MS Excel
12 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (17.14%) MS Office
14 17 (16.19%) ITIL
14 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (16.19%) SCCM
15 16 (15.24%) SQL Server
16 15 (14.29%) Firewall
17 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
17 13 (12.38%) Office 365
18 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
18 12 (11.43%) LAN
18 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (11.43%) IBM
18 12 (11.43%) DNS
19 11 (10.48%) WAN
19 11 (10.48%) DHCP
19 11 (10.48%) Project Management
19 11 (10.48%) Hybrid Cloud

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 24 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (8.57%) Skype for Business
3 8 (7.62%) IBM Notes
4 6 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.76%) IBM Domino
5 5 (4.76%) IIS
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.95%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 20 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 18 (17.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.95%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.95%) MS Project
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.38%) Office 365
2 12 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.95%) IaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.29%) Firewall
2 12 (11.43%) DNS
2 12 (11.43%) LAN
3 11 (10.48%) DHCP
3 11 (10.48%) WAN
4 7 (6.67%) SSL
4 7 (6.67%) VPN
5 6 (5.71%) NetScaler
5 6 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.71%) Wireless
6 4 (3.81%) Internet
6 4 (3.81%) Skype
7 3 (2.86%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.86%) SAN
7 3 (2.86%) TACACS
7 3 (2.86%) VLAN
8 2 (1.90%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.95%) IMAP
9 1 (0.95%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.90%) MSI
3 1 (0.95%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Banking
2 3 (2.86%) Publishing
2 3 (2.86%) Retail
3 2 (1.90%) German Language
3 2 (1.90%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) French Language
4 1 (0.95%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.19%) Analyst
1 17 (16.19%) Support Engineer
2 12 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (8.57%) Architect
4 8 (7.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) Administrator
5 7 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 7 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.71%) Migration Architect
7 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.76%) Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) IT Support
7 5 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.81%) Server Support
8 4 (3.81%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) .NET
2 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.90%) CSS
2 2 (1.90%) HTML
3 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.95%) jQuery
3 1 (0.95%) MAPI
3 1 (0.95%) SOAP
3 1 (0.95%) Web Services
3 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.86%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.90%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.95%) CMDB
7 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.95%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.95%) Informatics
7 1 (0.95%) iPhone
7 1 (0.95%) PDA
7 1 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (69.52%) Windows
2 35 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 29 (27.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (21.90%) Windows 7
5 22 (20.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (9.52%) Windows 8
8 9 (8.57%) Linux
8 9 (8.57%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.81%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.86%) Unix
10 3 (2.86%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.95%) Android
12 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.95%) Fedora
12 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.00%) Migration
2 17 (16.19%) ITIL
3 11 (10.48%) Project Management
4 5 (4.76%) Server Building
5 4 (3.81%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (3.81%) SIEM
5 4 (3.81%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.86%) Line Management
6 3 (2.86%) Logistics
6 3 (2.86%) Presales
6 3 (2.86%) Server Hardening
6 3 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (1.90%) Business Continuity
7 2 (1.90%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (1.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.86%) C#
4 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.90%) VBScript
5 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) LPIC
4 4 (3.81%) MCSA
5 3 (2.86%) MCP
5 3 (2.86%) MCSE
6 2 (1.90%) CISSP
6 2 (1.90%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.90%) MCITP
7 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.95%) CCNA
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) MCAD
7 1 (0.95%) MCSD
7 1 (0.95%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 6 (5.71%) XenServer
4 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.81%) Firmware
5 4 (3.81%) XenApp
6 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.86%) vSphere
7 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (16.19%) SCCM
2 9 (8.57%) Backup Exec
2 9 (8.57%) SCOM
3 6 (5.71%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.76%) WSUS
5 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.95%) DameWare
6 1 (0.95%) Puppet
6 1 (0.95%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 36 (34.29%) Citrix
3 30 (28.57%) VMware
4 12 (11.43%) IBM
5 9 (8.57%) Sophos
6 8 (7.62%) Lotus
7 7 (6.67%) Dell
8 6 (5.71%) Rackspace
9 5 (4.76%) Cisco
9 5 (4.76%) NetApp
10 4 (3.81%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.86%) HP
12 2 (1.90%) Adobe
12 2 (1.90%) Google
12 2 (1.90%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.90%) Juniper
12 2 (1.90%) LANDesk
13 1 (0.95%) Mitel
13 1 (0.95%) Veeam