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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 61 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.08% 7.30% 6.43%
As % of the System Software category 62.24% 71.23% 68.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 21
Median daily rate £340 £343 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.56 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -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
98 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.98% 10.25% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 38
Median daily rate £400 £325 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £247 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £42.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 76 (66.09%) Windows
2 56 (48.70%) Microsoft
3 39 (33.91%) Windows Server
4 36 (31.30%) Citrix
5 34 (29.57%) VMware
6 27 (23.48%) MS Exchange
7 26 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
8 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (19.13%) SCCM
10 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
11 18 (15.65%) MS Office
11 18 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (15.65%) Migration
11 18 (15.65%) Data Centre
12 17 (14.78%) SQL
12 17 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (14.78%) Windows 7
12 17 (14.78%) Skype for Business
13 16 (13.91%) Cisco
13 16 (13.91%) Office 365
14 15 (13.04%) ITIL
15 14 (12.17%) WAN
15 14 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (11.30%) LAN
17 12 (10.43%) IBM
17 12 (10.43%) DNS
17 12 (10.43%) Firewall
18 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010

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 27 (23.48%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.78%) Skype for Business
3 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.22%) IBM Notes
5 6 (5.22%) IIS
6 3 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.61%) IBM Domino
6 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.87%) CMS
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Connections
8 1 (0.87%) iPlanet
Applications
1 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 18 (15.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.87%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (13.91%) Office 365
3 14 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.74%) IaaS
5 2 (1.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.17%) WAN
2 13 (11.30%) LAN
3 12 (10.43%) DNS
3 12 (10.43%) Firewall
4 10 (8.70%) Skype
5 9 (7.83%) DHCP
5 9 (7.83%) LDAP
6 7 (6.09%) NetScaler
6 7 (6.09%) Unified Communications
7 6 (5.22%) H.323
7 6 (5.22%) Internet
7 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.22%) Wireless
8 4 (3.48%) SAN
8 4 (3.48%) SSL
8 4 (3.48%) VLAN
8 4 (3.48%) VPN
9 2 (1.74%) Network Security
9 2 (1.74%) WLAN
10 1 (0.87%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MSI
2 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (7.83%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Private Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Publishing
4 2 (1.74%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
5 1 (0.87%) French Language
5 1 (0.87%) German Language
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (11.30%) Support Engineer
3 12 (10.43%) Analyst
4 9 (7.83%) Consultant
5 8 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.96%) Architect
6 7 (6.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (6.09%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Operations Manager
6 7 (6.09%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.09%) Support Manager
7 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.22%) Lync Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Messaging Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Migration Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Administrator
9 4 (3.48%) Server Support
9 4 (3.48%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) XMPP
2 5 (4.35%) .NET
3 3 (2.61%) CSS
3 3 (2.61%) HTML
4 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.87%) jQuery
5 1 (0.87%) SOAP
5 1 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.22%) Replication
5 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.61%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.61%) PKI
5 3 (2.61%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.74%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.87%) CMDB
7 1 (0.87%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.87%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.87%) Informatics
7 1 (0.87%) iPhone
7 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 76 (66.09%) Windows
2 39 (33.91%) Windows Server
3 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (14.78%) Windows 7
7 10 (8.70%) Windows 10
8 8 (6.96%) Linux
9 6 (5.22%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.35%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.61%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.74%) Android
12 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.65%) Migration
2 15 (13.04%) ITIL
3 10 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 9 (7.83%) Project Management
5 7 (6.09%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.35%) CRM
6 5 (4.35%) E-Discovery
7 4 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.48%) Presales
7 4 (3.48%) Server Building
8 3 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.61%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.61%) Line Management
8 3 (2.61%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (2.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (2.61%) Ticket Management
8 3 (2.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.61%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.78%) SQL
2 9 (7.83%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.48%) C#
3 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.74%) C
5 1 (0.87%) Java
5 1 (0.87%) PHP
5 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.87%) VB
5 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.48%) LPIC
3 4 (3.48%) MCSE
3 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) MCSA
5 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.74%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.74%) MCITP
5 2 (1.74%) MCTS
6 1 (0.87%) CISSP
6 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) MCAD
6 1 (0.87%) MCDST
6 1 (0.87%) MCP
6 1 (0.87%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.96%) XenDesktop
3 7 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.22%) XenServer
5 4 (3.48%) Firmware
5 4 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.48%) XenApp
6 3 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.87%) Docker
7 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (19.13%) SCCM
2 10 (8.70%) SCOM
3 6 (5.22%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.22%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.61%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.61%) WSUS
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.87%) DameWare
5 1 (0.87%) Puppet
5 1 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (48.70%) Microsoft
2 36 (31.30%) Citrix
3 34 (29.57%) VMware
4 16 (13.91%) Cisco
5 12 (10.43%) IBM
6 7 (6.09%) HP
7 6 (5.22%) Lotus
7 6 (5.22%) Rackspace
8 5 (4.35%) Dell
8 5 (4.35%) NetApp
8 5 (4.35%) Sophos
9 4 (3.48%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.61%) Intel Security
10 3 (2.61%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.74%) Apple
11 2 (1.74%) Juniper
11 2 (1.74%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.74%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.74%) Veeam