The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Birmingham region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 42 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.90% 7.35% 4.40%
As % of the System Software category 65.63% 68.18% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 16
Average daily rate
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£220 £300 £209
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +43.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £185 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £436 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.12 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.90 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
64 66 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.99% 10.78% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 22
Average daily rate £300 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £201 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.12 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.90 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Active Directory
West Midlands

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 31 July 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 31 July 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 61 (87.14%) Windows
2 29 (41.43%) Windows 7
3 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 25 (35.71%) Windows XP
5 23 (32.86%) VMware
5 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (31.43%) MS Exchange
6 22 (31.43%) TCP/IP
7 17 (24.29%) MS Excel
8 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (18.57%) DNS
9 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (15.71%) Citrix
10 11 (15.71%) WAN
10 11 (15.71%) DHCP
11 9 (12.86%) MS Office
11 9 (12.86%) SQL
11 9 (12.86%) SAN
12 8 (11.43%) Lotus
12 8 (11.43%) IBM Notes
13 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
13 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
13 7 (10.00%) XenApp
13 7 (10.00%) vSphere
14 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (8.57%) ITIL
14 6 (8.57%) VPN
14 6 (8.57%) ADSL
14 6 (8.57%) NetApp

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.43%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.86%) WorkSite
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.86%) Lync
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (24.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.43%) TCP/IP
2 13 (18.57%) DNS
3 11 (15.71%) WAN
3 11 (15.71%) DHCP
4 9 (12.86%) SAN
5 6 (8.57%) VPN
5 6 (8.57%) ADSL
6 5 (7.14%) LAN
7 2 (2.86%) VoIP
7 2 (2.86%) Wireless
8 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MSI
2 1 (1.43%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.71%) Legal
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Support Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (12.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (12.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (11.43%) Support Technician
6 6 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) IT Support
7 5 (7.14%) Applications Support
7 5 (7.14%) Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Applications Support Technician
8 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Technician
8 4 (5.71%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.43%) CSS
1 1 (1.43%) XML
1 1 (1.43%) WCF
1 1 (1.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.29%) Clustering
3 1 (1.43%) FMCG
3 1 (1.43%) iPad
3 1 (1.43%) AS400
3 1 (1.43%) Replication
3 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (87.14%) Windows
2 29 (41.43%) Windows 7
3 25 (35.71%) Windows XP
4 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.14%) Windows 2000
8 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.86%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.86%) Linux
10 1 (1.43%) UNIX
10 1 (1.43%) Solaris
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.43%) Android
10 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.57%) ITIL
1 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
2 4 (5.71%) Migration
3 2 (2.86%) Fund Management
3 2 (2.86%) Wealth Management
3 2 (2.86%) Business Transformation
4 1 (1.43%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (1.43%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.43%) Change Control
4 1 (1.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.43%) Change Management
4 1 (1.43%) Online Security
4 1 (1.43%) CRM
4 1 (1.43%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) SQL
2 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.86%) C
4 1 (1.43%) C#
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) VBScript
4 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.86%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) MCITP
5 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.00%) XenApp
2 7 (10.00%) vSphere
3 3 (4.29%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.86%) XenServer
4 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) SCCM
1 3 (4.29%) SCOM
2 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.43%) DameWare
3 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (32.86%) VMware
3 11 (15.71%) Citrix
4 8 (11.43%) Lotus
5 6 (8.57%) NetApp
6 5 (7.14%) HP
7 2 (2.86%) Compaq
7 2 (2.86%) Cisco
7 2 (2.86%) Sophos
8 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.43%) Kaseya
8 1 (1.43%) IBM
8 1 (1.43%) Symantec
8 1 (1.43%) Remedy
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