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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 24 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 50 54 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.87% 6.53% 5.36%
As % of the System Software category 62.50% 76.06% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 22
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £174 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.22 £11.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.60% -23.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £15.10 £27.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 80 71 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 12.60% 8.59% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 48 31
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Median hourly rate £14.22 £13.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% -48.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.29 £31.05 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 27 June 2017, 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 51 (60.71%) Windows
2 39 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 25 (29.76%) VMware
4 20 (23.81%) Cisco
4 20 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 18 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 16 (19.05%) PowerShell
7 15 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (17.86%) DHCP
8 13 (15.48%) VPN
8 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
8 13 (15.48%) LAN
8 13 (15.48%) FMCG
8 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (15.48%) Office 365
9 12 (14.29%) SCCM
9 12 (14.29%) DNS
9 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (13.10%) Firewall
10 11 (13.10%) WAN
10 11 (13.10%) Degree
11 10 (11.90%) IBM
11 10 (11.90%) ITIL
11 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
11 10 (11.90%) C#
11 10 (11.90%) Python
11 10 (11.90%) Finance
12 8 (9.52%) Service Management
12 8 (9.52%) LDAP
12 8 (9.52%) VB

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 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.38%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.38%) IIS
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.19%) JBoss
6 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Office 365
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.86%) DHCP
2 13 (15.48%) LAN
2 13 (15.48%) VPN
3 12 (14.29%) DNS
4 11 (13.10%) Firewall
4 11 (13.10%) WAN
5 8 (9.52%) LDAP
6 6 (7.14%) Skype
7 4 (4.76%) VLAN
7 4 (4.76%) VoIP
8 3 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.57%) HSRP
8 3 (3.57%) IPsec
8 3 (3.57%) SNMP
8 3 (3.57%) SSH
8 3 (3.57%) TACACS
8 3 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.38%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.38%) MySQL
3 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.19%) MS Access
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MSI
2 4 (4.76%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Law
4 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (16.67%) Analyst
2 12 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Desktop Support
4 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (7.14%) Architect
6 6 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Administrator
8 4 (4.76%) Developer
8 4 (4.76%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) PowerShell Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Software Packager
9 3 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.76%) Entity Framework
3 3 (3.57%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.57%) REST
4 2 (2.38%) Lucene
4 2 (2.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) FMCG
2 6 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) PKI
5 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.38%) CMDB
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.38%) IVR
5 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.19%) Clustering
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) NHS
6 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (60.71%) Windows
2 20 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 18 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.57%) Linux
8 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.19%) Unix
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.90%) ITIL
2 8 (9.52%) Service Management
2 8 (9.52%) Task Automation
3 6 (7.14%) Logistics
4 5 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.95%) Migration
4 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (4.76%) Information Security
5 4 (4.76%) MVC
5 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.76%) Waterfall
5 4 (4.76%) Web Application Development
6 3 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.57%) Line Management
6 3 (3.57%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (3.57%) Service Design
6 3 (3.57%) SIEM
6 3 (3.57%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 10 (11.90%) C#
2 10 (11.90%) Python
3 8 (9.52%) VB
4 6 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (3.57%) Java
6 2 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Degree
2 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) CCIE
4 3 (3.57%) CCNP
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.38%) MCP
5 2 (2.38%) MCSE
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.19%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.19%) MCITP
6 1 (1.19%) MCTS
6 1 (1.19%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) GDPR
2 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.38%) PMO
3 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.95%) vSphere
4 3 (3.57%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.38%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.38%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) SCOrch
2 4 (4.76%) WSUS
3 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.38%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.38%) SafeCom
4 1 (1.19%) FTK
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 39 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (29.76%) VMware
3 20 (23.81%) Cisco
4 10 (11.90%) IBM
5 7 (8.33%) Citrix
6 5 (5.95%) NetApp
7 3 (3.57%) Juniper
7 3 (3.57%) Kaspersky
7 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.57%) Sophos
7 3 (3.57%) Symantec
8 2 (2.38%) Avaya
8 2 (2.38%) F5
8 2 (2.38%) HP
8 2 (2.38%) LogRhythm
8 2 (2.38%) McAfee
8 2 (2.38%) Meraki
8 2 (2.38%) Proofpoint
8 2 (2.38%) Veeam
8 2 (2.38%) Wyse
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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