Period
to 18 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Active Directory
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 33 23
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 86 83 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.55% 5.59% 6.04%
As % of the System Software category 43.43% 42.13% 58.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 50 57
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +14.58% -7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £113 £108
90th Percentile £462 £500 £455
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +13.85% +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.53 £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.65% +2.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £11.02 £8.39 £9.60
90th Percentile £19.83 £21.50 £15.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 198 197 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.09% 13.27% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 110 92
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.94% +19.32%
10th Percentile £174 £153 £120
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 36 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.53 £15.00 £13.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.20% +12.30% -16.52%
10th Percentile £11.02 £8.39 £9.70
90th Percentile £19.83 £42.50 £18.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +7.41%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 51 (59.30%) Windows
2 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
3 37 (43.02%) Office 365
4 24 (27.91%) VMware
5 22 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (25.58%) Windows Server
6 21 (24.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (24.42%) SCCM
7 17 (19.77%) ITIL
8 15 (17.44%) Windows 7
9 12 (13.95%) Firewall
9 12 (13.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (12.79%) Hyper-V
10 11 (12.79%) Windows 10
11 10 (11.63%) XenDesktop
11 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
11 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (11.63%) LAN
11 10 (11.63%) Citrix
11 10 (11.63%) WAN
11 10 (11.63%) Cisco
12 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
12 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (10.47%) XenApp
12 9 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
13 8 (9.30%) Finance
14 7 (8.14%) Retail
14 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Office

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.98%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.16%) Site Server
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 37 (43.02%) Office 365
2 22 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (13.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (8.14%) IaaS
5 6 (6.98%) PaaS
6 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (4.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (2.33%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.33%) SaaS
9 1 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.16%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.16%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) Firewall
2 10 (11.63%) LAN
2 10 (11.63%) WAN
3 7 (8.14%) DHCP
3 7 (8.14%) DNS
4 6 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (5.81%) Internet
5 5 (5.81%) Skype
5 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.81%) Unified Communications
6 4 (4.65%) IP Telephony
6 4 (4.65%) VPN
7 3 (3.49%) Intranet
7 3 (3.49%) Wireless
8 2 (2.33%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.33%) SAN
9 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.16%) NAS
9 1 (1.16%) Network Security
9 1 (1.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.16%) Big Data
2 1 (1.16%) Impala
2 1 (1.16%) Pentaho
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.16%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.16%) MSI
General
1 8 (9.30%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.28%) Analyst
3 11 (12.79%) IT Support
4 8 (9.30%) Consultant
5 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.14%) Server Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Architect
7 5 (5.81%) IT Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Office 365 Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) JSON
2 1 (1.16%) LDAP
2 1 (1.16%) Node.js
2 1 (1.16%) SAML
2 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) FMCG
2 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.49%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.33%) NHS
4 2 (2.33%) PKI
4 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.16%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.16%) IPTV
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Replication
5 1 (1.16%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.16%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 51 (59.30%) Windows
2 22 (25.58%) Windows Server
3 15 (17.44%) Windows 7
4 11 (12.79%) Windows 10
5 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.81%) Linux
9 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.16%) Android
11 1 (1.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (19.77%) ITIL
3 6 (6.98%) Migration
3 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
4 5 (5.81%) Patch Management
4 5 (5.81%) Service Management
5 4 (4.65%) Application Discovery
5 4 (4.65%) BCP
5 4 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.65%) ITIL V3
5 4 (4.65%) Re-Platforming
5 4 (4.65%) Time Management
6 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.49%) Break/Fix
6 3 (3.49%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.49%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (3.49%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (3.49%) Identity Management
6 3 (3.49%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.98%) SQL
3 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) DBS Check
2 4 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.49%) CCNA
3 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.65%) PMO
2 3 (3.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.16%) NIST
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Hyper-V
2 10 (11.63%) XenDesktop
3 9 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.47%) XenApp
4 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (2.33%) Docker
5 2 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (1.16%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.16%) vCloud
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (24.42%) SCCM
2 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.65%) SCOM
4 3 (3.49%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.33%) Ansible
5 2 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.33%) Terraform
6 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.16%) Mesos
6 1 (1.16%) rkt
6 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.91%) VMware
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco
3 10 (11.63%) Citrix
4 5 (5.81%) Apple
4 5 (5.81%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.33%) Dell
6 2 (2.33%) Google
6 2 (2.33%) HP
6 2 (2.33%) McAfee
6 2 (2.33%) Meraki
6 2 (2.33%) Twitter
7 1 (1.16%) Asigra
7 1 (1.16%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.16%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.16%) Facebook
7 1 (1.16%) Instagram
7 1 (1.16%) Intel
7 1 (1.16%) Palo Alto