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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 30 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 31 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.41% 5.25% 7.52%
As % of the System Software category 68.89% 68.63% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £190 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £295 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 6
Average hourly rate £20.75 £11.70 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.35% -16.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.00 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £17.90 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £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
45 51 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.40% 7.65% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 26
Average daily rate £350 £241 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.07% -23.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £320 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.83% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.00 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -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 6 July 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 6 July 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 67 (73.63%) Windows
2 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
3 31 (34.07%) Citrix
4 26 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 25 (27.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (25.27%) VMware
7 21 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 20 (21.98%) Windows XP
9 19 (20.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (18.68%) MS Office
11 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
12 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
13 13 (14.29%) Migration
13 13 (14.29%) SCCM
14 11 (12.09%) ITIL
15 10 (10.99%) SharePoint
15 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (9.89%) SQL
17 8 (8.79%) LAN
17 8 (8.79%) WAN
17 8 (8.79%) DNS
17 8 (8.79%) Blackberry
17 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (8.79%) XenApp
17 8 (8.79%) Lync
18 7 (7.69%) Service Management
18 7 (7.69%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.99%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.79%) Lync
4 5 (5.49%) WorkSite
5 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.40%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.20%) IIS
7 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 17 (18.68%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.20%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (6.59%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.30%) Eikon
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.10%) Magento
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.40%) Office 365
3 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) LAN
1 8 (8.79%) WAN
1 8 (8.79%) DNS
2 7 (7.69%) SAN
2 7 (7.69%) Firewall
2 7 (7.69%) DHCP
2 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.49%) VPN
4 4 (4.40%) VoIP
4 4 (4.40%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.30%) LDAP
5 3 (3.30%) Wireless
6 2 (2.20%) NAS
6 2 (2.20%) Broadband
6 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.10%) Skype
7 1 (1.10%) Junos
7 1 (1.10%) VLAN
7 1 (1.10%) Intranet
7 1 (1.10%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (6.59%) Legal
2 5 (5.49%) Finance
3 4 (4.40%) Retail
4 3 (3.30%) Front Office
4 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.20%) Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) Automotive
6 1 (1.10%) French Language
6 1 (1.10%) German Language
6 1 (1.10%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (20.88%) Analyst
2 14 (15.38%) Architect
3 11 (12.09%) Service Analyst
3 11 (12.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) Technical Architect
5 9 (9.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Consultant
7 6 (6.59%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.59%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.30%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Deployment Engineer
11 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Consultant
11 2 (2.20%) Exchange Consultant
11 2 (2.20%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.59%) Replication
3 5 (5.49%) CMDB
4 3 (3.30%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.30%) Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.20%) NHS
5 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) PKI
6 1 (1.10%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 67 (73.63%) Windows
2 26 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 25 (27.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (21.98%) Windows XP
6 19 (20.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.59%) Linux
8 4 (4.40%) UNIX
8 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.20%) Solaris
9 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.10%) Android
10 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) Migration
2 11 (12.09%) ITIL
3 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (7.69%) Service Management
5 6 (6.59%) CRM
6 3 (3.30%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.30%) E-Discovery
6 3 (3.30%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.30%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.20%) Change Control
7 2 (2.20%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.20%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.20%) Time Management
7 2 (2.20%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.20%) ITSM
7 2 (2.20%) Validation
8 1 (1.10%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.10%) Change Management
8 1 (1.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.20%) VB
3 2 (2.20%) VBA
3 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.40%) MCP
2 4 (4.40%) MCSE
3 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) MCSA
5 1 (1.10%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.10%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.10%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.10%) MCTS
5 1 (1.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.79%) XenApp
3 3 (3.30%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.20%) MetaFrame
4 2 (2.20%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.20%) vSphere
4 2 (2.20%) XenServer
4 2 (2.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (2.20%) SCOM
2 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.20%) EdgeSight
2 2 (2.20%) WSUS
3 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.10%) Puppet
3 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.07%) Citrix
3 23 (25.27%) VMware
4 6 (6.59%) Cisco
5 5 (5.49%) Progress
6 4 (4.40%) AppSense
7 3 (3.30%) Yahoo!
7 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.30%) Reuters
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle
7 3 (3.30%) Veeam
8 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.20%) Autodesk
8 2 (2.20%) IBM
8 2 (2.20%) HP
8 2 (2.20%) Symantec
8 2 (2.20%) Remedy
9 1 (1.10%) McAfee
9 1 (1.10%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.10%) EMC