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 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 33 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.59% 4.71% 5.69%
As % of the System Software category 76.60% 75.00% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 8
Average daily rate
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£343 £290 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.10% +18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 5
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.45 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £17.98 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.08
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.98%
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
47 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.99% 6.28% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 11
Average daily rate £350 £213 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -41.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 5
Average hourly rate £19.25 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.59% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.45 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £17.98 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

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 June 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
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 June 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 80 (80.00%) Windows
2 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (33.00%) Windows 7
4 31 (31.00%) Citrix
5 29 (29.00%) Windows XP
6 26 (26.00%) MS Office
7 25 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (24.00%) VMware
9 23 (23.00%) MS Excel
10 22 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (18.00%) Migration
11 18 (18.00%) ITIL
11 18 (18.00%) SQL Server
11 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (16.00%) MS Exchange
13 15 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (14.00%) Blackberry
15 12 (12.00%) SharePoint
16 11 (11.00%) SQL
16 11 (11.00%) Legal
16 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (9.00%) Cisco
17 9 (9.00%) SCCM
18 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 8 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
18 8 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
18 8 (8.00%) DNS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.00%) WorkSite
3 7 (7.00%) Lync
4 5 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.00%) IIS
8 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (26.00%) MS Office
2 23 (23.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.00%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.00%) Eikon
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) DNS
1 8 (8.00%) SAN
1 8 (8.00%) LAN
1 8 (8.00%) WAN
2 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.00%) VPN
3 6 (6.00%) DHCP
3 6 (6.00%) Firewall
4 4 (4.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.00%) LDAP
5 3 (3.00%) VoIP
6 2 (2.00%) NAS
6 2 (2.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.00%) Broadband
6 2 (2.00%) Wireless
7 1 (1.00%) Internet
7 1 (1.00%) MPLS
7 1 (1.00%) 3G
7 1 (1.00%) Junos
7 1 (1.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (11.00%) Legal
2 8 (8.00%) Finance
3 6 (6.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Front Office
4 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.00%) Law
4 3 (3.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Automotive
5 1 (1.00%) French Language
5 1 (1.00%) German Language
5 1 (1.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) Analyst
2 19 (19.00%) Architect
3 17 (17.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (17.00%) Service Analyst
4 15 (15.00%) Technical Architect
5 10 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (9.00%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Consultant
9 3 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.00%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.00%) Replication
3 7 (7.00%) CMDB
4 3 (3.00%) Clustering
4 3 (3.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.00%) PDA
6 1 (1.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 80 (80.00%) Windows
2 33 (33.00%) Windows 7
3 29 (29.00%) Windows XP
4 25 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.00%) Linux
8 4 (4.00%) UNIX
9 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.00%) Android
10 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.00%) Solaris
11 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.00%) Migration
1 18 (18.00%) ITIL
2 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (8.00%) CRM
3 8 (8.00%) Service Management
4 5 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (3.00%) ITSM
5 3 (3.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (3.00%) E-Discovery
5 3 (3.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.00%) Time Management
6 2 (2.00%) Server Building
6 2 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.00%) DevOps
6 2 (2.00%) Change Control
6 2 (2.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (2.00%) Validation
6 2 (2.00%) Change Management
6 2 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.00%) SQL
2 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.00%) VB
3 2 (2.00%) VBA
4 1 (1.00%) PHP
4 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.00%) MCSE
2 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) MCP
4 1 (1.00%) MCSA
4 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
4 1 (1.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (1.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) SLA
2 3 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 15 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.00%) XenApp
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.00%) vSphere
4 2 (2.00%) MetaFrame
4 2 (2.00%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.00%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.00%) XenServer
5 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) SCCM
2 3 (3.00%) EdgeSight
3 2 (2.00%) SCOM
3 2 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (31.00%) Citrix
3 24 (24.00%) VMware
4 9 (9.00%) Cisco
5 7 (7.00%) Progress
6 5 (5.00%) AppSense
6 5 (5.00%) NetApp
7 3 (3.00%) Reuters
7 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.00%) Yahoo!
8 2 (2.00%) IBM
8 2 (2.00%) HP
8 2 (2.00%) Symantec
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle
8 2 (2.00%) Remedy
9 1 (1.00%) McAfee
9 1 (1.00%) Autodesk
9 1 (1.00%) EMC
9 1 (1.00%) Juniper
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