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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 39 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.33% 5.80% 7.49%
As % of the System Software category 68.42% 64.06% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £205 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £300 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
57 64 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.79% 9.05% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 34
Average daily rate £400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 9
Average hourly rate £26.50 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.96% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.00 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.50 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 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 31 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 58 (66.67%) Windows
2 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
3 31 (35.63%) Citrix
4 28 (32.18%) VMware
5 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (26.44%) Windows 7
7 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
8 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
8 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (19.54%) Migration
10 14 (16.09%) Windows XP
11 13 (14.94%) SCCM
12 12 (13.79%) DNS
12 12 (13.79%) MS Office
13 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (11.49%) WAN
14 10 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (10.34%) XenApp
15 9 (10.34%) Lync
15 9 (10.34%) Office 365
15 9 (10.34%) DHCP
15 9 (10.34%) ITIL
15 9 (10.34%) SQL
16 8 (9.20%) LAN
17 7 (8.05%) Firewall
17 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
17 7 (8.05%) VPN
17 7 (8.05%) MCSE
17 7 (8.05%) SAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.34%) Lync
3 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.60%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.45%) WorkSite
5 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.30%) IIS
6 2 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.79%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.30%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Eikon
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Office 365
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.30%) Yammer
3 2 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) DNS
2 10 (11.49%) WAN
3 9 (10.34%) DHCP
4 8 (9.20%) LAN
5 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.05%) VPN
5 7 (8.05%) SAN
5 7 (8.05%) Firewall
6 4 (4.60%) VoIP
6 4 (4.60%) LDAP
6 4 (4.60%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.45%) Wireless
8 2 (2.30%) Network Security
8 2 (2.30%) NAS
8 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.15%) Skype
9 1 (1.15%) Junos
9 1 (1.15%) VLAN
9 1 (1.15%) Intranet
9 1 (1.15%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MSI
General
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Legal
3 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.45%) Front Office
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Automotive
5 1 (1.15%) French Language
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
5 1 (1.15%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Analyst
2 10 (11.49%) Server Engineer
3 8 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.05%) Architect
4 7 (8.05%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 6 (6.90%) Consultant
6 5 (5.75%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.75%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Administrator
7 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.30%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.45%) Clustering
2 3 (3.45%) CMDB
2 3 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.15%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.15%) PKI
4 1 (1.15%) PDA
4 1 (1.15%) NHS
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (66.67%) Windows
2 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (26.44%) Windows 7
4 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (16.09%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.75%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.60%) Linux
8 3 (3.45%) UNIX
9 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.30%) Solaris
9 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) Migration
2 9 (10.34%) ITIL
3 5 (5.75%) Service Management
4 4 (4.60%) Patch Management
5 3 (3.45%) Capacity Management
5 3 (3.45%) E-Discovery
5 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.45%) Project Management
5 3 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.30%) Time Management
6 2 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.30%) Validation
6 2 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.30%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.30%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.30%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.30%) Change Control
7 1 (1.15%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.15%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.15%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.30%) VB
3 2 (2.30%) VBA
3 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.05%) MCSE
3 5 (5.75%) MCP
4 3 (3.45%) MCSA
5 2 (2.30%) MCTS
5 2 (2.30%) MCITP
5 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) CCA
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.15%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.15%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.15%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.34%) XenApp
3 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.45%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.45%) vSphere
5 2 (2.30%) XenServer
5 2 (2.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.30%) MetaFrame
5 2 (2.30%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.30%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (14.94%) SCCM
2 5 (5.75%) SCOM
3 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.30%) WSUS
4 1 (1.15%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.15%) Puppet
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (35.63%) Citrix
3 28 (32.18%) VMware
4 6 (6.90%) Cisco
5 4 (4.60%) Veeam
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle
6 3 (3.45%) Progress
6 3 (3.45%) AppSense
6 3 (3.45%) Yahoo!
6 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.45%) Reuters
7 2 (2.30%) Symantec
7 2 (2.30%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) HP
7 2 (2.30%) NetApp
7 2 (2.30%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.15%) Lotus
8 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.15%) Acronis
8 1 (1.15%) Spiceworks
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