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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 17 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 34 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.99% 6.16% 4.40%
As % of the System Software category 79.07% 76.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 6
Average daily rate
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£243 £200 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.25% -25.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £96 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £263 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £15.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
43 50 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.31% 8.10% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 9
Average daily rate £313 £238 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -23.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £20.00 £15.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 28 November 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 28 November 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (79.22%) Windows
2 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (37.66%) VMware
4 27 (35.06%) MS Exchange
5 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
6 22 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (25.97%) Windows 7
8 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
9 15 (19.48%) SQL
10 14 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
12 12 (15.58%) SAN
12 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (14.29%) MS Office
14 10 (12.99%) DNS
14 10 (12.99%) DHCP
14 10 (12.99%) Citrix
14 10 (12.99%) vSphere
15 9 (11.69%) WAN
15 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
16 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
16 8 (10.39%) Linux
16 8 (10.39%) ITIL
16 8 (10.39%) XenApp
16 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
17 7 (9.09%) LAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 27 (35.06%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.30%) IIS
5 1 (1.30%) Apache
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.30%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) MS Office
2 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
2 12 (15.58%) SAN
3 10 (12.99%) DNS
3 10 (12.99%) DHCP
4 9 (11.69%) WAN
5 7 (9.09%) LAN
6 6 (7.79%) VoIP
7 5 (6.49%) Firewall
8 4 (5.19%) VPN
9 2 (2.60%) Network Security
9 2 (2.60%) ADSL
10 1 (1.30%) LDAP
10 1 (1.30%) Wireless
10 1 (1.30%) VLAN
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (7.79%) Legal
2 4 (5.19%) Law
3 2 (2.60%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Billing
4 1 (1.30%) Back Office
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (12.99%) Support Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Service Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Support Technician
6 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Applications Support
8 5 (6.49%) Applications Support Technician
8 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support Technician
8 5 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (5.19%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Consultant
10 3 (3.90%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Architect
10 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
1 1 (1.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (3.90%) Clustering
3 2 (2.60%) FMCG
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 61 (79.22%) Windows
2 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (25.97%) Windows 7
5 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.39%) Linux
7 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.49%) UNIX
8 5 (6.49%) Solaris
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.30%) Fedora
10 1 (1.30%) CentOS
10 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.39%) ITIL
2 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (5.19%) Migration
3 2 (2.60%) Service Management
3 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.30%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE
4 1 (1.30%) CRM
4 1 (1.30%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.30%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.30%) Change Management
4 1 (1.30%) CAD
4 1 (1.30%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.30%) Business Development
4 1 (1.30%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.30%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (1.30%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (1.30%) Mentoring
4 1 (1.30%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (1.30%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.19%) VB
4 4 (5.19%) VBA
5 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.49%) MCSE
2 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) MCP
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCA
4 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCEA
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCNP
4 1 (1.30%) MCSA
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.30%) MCTS
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.99%) vSphere
3 8 (10.39%) XenApp
4 5 (6.49%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.90%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.30%) Postfix
7 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
1 5 (6.49%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.90%) SCOM
3 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 29 (37.66%) VMware
2 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.99%) Citrix
4 6 (7.79%) Remedy
5 5 (6.49%) NetApp
5 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco
7 3 (3.90%) IBM
7 3 (3.90%) Symantec
7 3 (3.90%) Lotus
8 2 (2.60%) EMC
8 2 (2.60%) HP
9 1 (1.30%) Dell
9 1 (1.30%) Juniper
9 1 (1.30%) Sophos
9 1 (1.30%) Siemens
9 1 (1.30%) CA
9 1 (1.30%) CommVault
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle
9 1 (1.30%) Websense
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