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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 17 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +26
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 40 48 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.25% 7.49% 2.42%
As % of the System Software category 60.61% 64.86% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £121 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £379 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
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
66 74 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.66% 11.54% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 16
Average daily rate £300 £275 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £167 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 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 1 October 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 34 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (38.16%) VMware
4 28 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 27 (35.53%) TCP/IP
6 26 (34.21%) Windows XP
6 26 (34.21%) MS Exchange
7 25 (32.89%) Windows 7
8 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (19.74%) SAN
12 14 (18.42%) DNS
13 13 (17.11%) SQL
14 12 (15.79%) DHCP
14 12 (15.79%) Citrix
15 11 (14.47%) WAN
16 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
17 9 (11.84%) MS Office
18 8 (10.53%) IBM Notes
18 8 (10.53%) Lotus
18 8 (10.53%) vSphere
18 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
19 7 (9.21%) XenApp
19 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2005
19 7 (9.21%) Linux
19 7 (9.21%) ITIL
19 7 (9.21%) T-SQL

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 26 (34.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.53%) IBM Notes
2 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.63%) WorkSite
4 2 (2.63%) Lync
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.84%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.53%) TCP/IP
2 15 (19.74%) SAN
3 14 (18.42%) DNS
4 12 (15.79%) DHCP
5 11 (14.47%) WAN
6 6 (7.89%) ADSL
7 5 (6.58%) Firewall
7 5 (6.58%) LAN
7 5 (6.58%) VoIP
7 5 (6.58%) VPN
8 2 (2.63%) Wireless
9 1 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2008
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 3 (3.95%) Legal
2 2 (2.63%) Automotive
2 2 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Billing
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Analyst
2 15 (19.74%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (11.84%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (10.53%) Support Technician
6 7 (9.21%) Service Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) IT Support
8 5 (6.58%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) Customer Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) Customer Support Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Applications Support Technician
9 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Technician
10 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Clustering
1 5 (6.58%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.63%) FMCG
2 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 34 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (34.21%) Windows XP
4 25 (32.89%) Windows 7
5 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.21%) Linux
8 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000
8 5 (6.58%) Solaris
8 5 (6.58%) UNIX
9 4 (5.26%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.95%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.63%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.21%) ITIL
2 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
3 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (3.95%) Migration
4 2 (2.63%) Service Management
4 2 (2.63%) Fund Management
4 2 (2.63%) Wealth Management
4 2 (2.63%) Business Transformation
5 1 (1.32%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.32%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (1.32%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.32%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (1.32%) Business Development
5 1 (1.32%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.32%) Change Management
5 1 (1.32%) CRM
5 1 (1.32%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.32%) CAD
5 1 (1.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.26%) VB
4 4 (5.26%) VBA
5 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) MCSE
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) MCP
3 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.53%) vSphere
3 7 (9.21%) XenApp
4 4 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.63%) XenServer
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.26%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) SCOM
4 2 (2.63%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.32%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (38.16%) VMware
2 28 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.79%) Citrix
4 8 (10.53%) Lotus
5 6 (7.89%) NetApp
6 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.26%) HP
8 3 (3.95%) IBM
8 3 (3.95%) Symantec
8 3 (3.95%) Remedy
9 2 (2.63%) Sophos
9 2 (2.63%) Compaq
10 1 (1.32%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.32%) Cisco
10 1 (1.32%) Oracle
10 1 (1.32%) Dell
10 1 (1.32%) CA
10 1 (1.32%) Siemens
10 1 (1.32%) Websense
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
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