Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 11 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 120 135 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.53% 8.31% 7.26%
As % of the System Software category 56.34% 62.21% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 102 56
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £345 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +10.40% +4.17%
10th Percentile £141 £150 £125
90th Percentile £438 £463 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £12.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -29.03% +22.81%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.15 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.50 £21.38 £21.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.20 £13.88
% change year-on-year -1.41% +2.34% +7.14%

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 213 217 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.14% 13.35% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 145 87
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% +17.65%
10th Percentile £150 £157 £134
90th Percentile £538 £550 £535
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.86 £12.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.70% -29.03% -
10th Percentile £10.62 £9.30 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.75 £21.25 £26.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £14.25
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% -1.04%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018, 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 91 (75.83%) Windows
2 57 (47.50%) Microsoft
3 51 (42.50%) Office 365
4 46 (38.33%) Windows Server
5 33 (27.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 32 (26.67%) VMware
7 29 (24.17%) ITIL
8 28 (23.33%) SCCM
9 27 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
10 25 (20.83%) Windows 10
11 23 (19.17%) Windows 7
12 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 19 (15.83%) Citrix
14 18 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (15.00%) Re-Platforming
15 17 (14.17%) Migration
15 17 (14.17%) FMCG
15 17 (14.17%) Retail
16 16 (13.33%) Firewall
17 14 (11.67%) LAN
18 13 (10.83%) Data Centre
19 12 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
19 12 (10.00%) Identity Management
19 12 (10.00%) MS Exchange
20 11 (9.17%) WAN
20 11 (9.17%) Linux
20 11 (9.17%) SaaS
20 11 (9.17%) PowerShell
20 11 (9.17%) Single Sign-On

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 12 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 6 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.50%) IIS
5 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.83%) Houdini
4 1 (0.83%) Maya
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) NUKE
4 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) assyst
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (42.50%) Office 365
2 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (9.17%) SaaS
5 9 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (7.50%) IaaS
5 9 (7.50%) PaaS
6 8 (6.67%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.67%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.67%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.67%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (13.33%) Firewall
3 14 (11.67%) LAN
4 11 (9.17%) WAN
5 10 (8.33%) DHCP
6 9 (7.50%) DNS
6 9 (7.50%) Internet
7 6 (5.00%) Skype
8 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.17%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.50%) NAS
9 3 (2.50%) SSH
9 3 (2.50%) VPN
9 3 (2.50%) Wireless
9 3 (2.50%) WLAN
10 2 (1.67%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.67%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.67%) SSL
10 2 (1.67%) VLAN
11 1 (0.83%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.67%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (14.17%) Retail
2 10 (8.33%) Finance
3 4 (3.33%) Cantonese Language
3 4 (3.33%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Games
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (21.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (10.83%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (10.83%) Analyst
2 13 (10.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 12 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 11 (9.17%) Project Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 10 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Senior Server Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.83%) Team Leader
9 6 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) Web Services
2 3 (2.50%) .NET
2 3 (2.50%) LDAP
3 2 (1.67%) Node.js
3 2 (1.67%) SAML
4 1 (0.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) JSON
4 1 (0.83%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) FMCG
2 13 (10.83%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.50%) PMI
5 3 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.67%) PKI
7 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.83%) Animation
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.83%) Handset
7 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 91 (75.83%) Windows
2 46 (38.33%) Windows Server
3 25 (20.83%) Windows 10
4 23 (19.17%) Windows 7
5 11 (9.17%) Linux
6 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.83%) Unix
8 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.67%) AIX
11 1 (0.83%) CentOS
11 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (24.17%) ITIL
3 18 (15.00%) Re-Platforming
4 17 (14.17%) Migration
5 12 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 10 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 9 (7.50%) Patch Management
7 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.83%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.00%) Break/Fix
9 6 (5.00%) Logistics
9 6 (5.00%) Time Management
9 6 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (4.17%) Application Discovery
10 5 (4.17%) Change Management
10 5 (4.17%) Computer Science
10 5 (4.17%) Technical Leadership
11 4 (3.33%) Fault Analysis
11 4 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
11 4 (3.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.17%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.67%) SQL
3 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.50%) Python
3 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.67%) Java
5 1 (0.83%) C
5 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.00%) Degree
3 5 (4.17%) MCSE
4 4 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.50%) MCITP
5 3 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.50%) PMP
5 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.67%) CCNA
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.67%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CCNP
7 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.83%) MCSA
7 1 (0.83%) MCSM
7 1 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) GDPR
2 3 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.67%) PMO
3 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.67%) XenApp
3 7 (5.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.33%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.67%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.67%) Docker
6 2 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.83%) Firmware
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.83%) NFS
7 1 (0.83%) Samba
7 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.83%) vCloud
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (23.33%) SCCM
2 11 (9.17%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.33%) SCOM
5 3 (2.50%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.67%) Ansible
6 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.67%) Mesos
6 2 (1.67%) rkt
6 2 (1.67%) Terraform
6 2 (1.67%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.67%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.83%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 57 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.67%) VMware
3 19 (15.83%) Citrix
4 7 (5.83%) HP
5 6 (5.00%) Cisco
5 6 (5.00%) Lotus
6 5 (4.17%) Apple
7 4 (3.33%) McAfee
7 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.50%) Dell
8 3 (2.50%) NetApp
8 3 (2.50%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.67%) Asigra
9 2 (1.67%) Avaya
9 2 (1.67%) IBM
9 2 (1.67%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.67%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.67%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (1.67%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.83%) BMC