Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 12 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 101 130 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.03% 8.55% 7.03%
As % of the System Software category 49.03% 65.99% 64.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 101 57
Birmingham median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.67% +7.14% +8.11%
10th Percentile £113 £163 £129
90th Percentile £438 £475 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £343 £360 £330
% change year-on-year -4.63% +9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -12.52% +8.33%
10th Percentile £10.71 £9.94 £10.40
90th Percentile £21.50 £19.48 £19.28
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 £14.34 £13.00
% change year-on-year -0.63% +10.31% -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 206 197 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.35% 12.96% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 143 90
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £145 £213 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £528
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £378
% change year-on-year +3.23% +2.65% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 17
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -13.85% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.95 £10.55
90th Percentile £26.60 £19.05 £22.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.28 £13.00
% change year-on-year +5.06% +9.83% -13.33%

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 23 October 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

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 79 (78.22%) Windows
2 52 (51.49%) Office 365
3 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
4 29 (28.71%) ITIL
5 28 (27.72%) Windows Server
6 27 (26.73%) Windows 10
7 26 (25.74%) VMware
7 26 (25.74%) SCCM
8 22 (21.78%) Windows 7
9 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Office
9 21 (20.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 17 (16.83%) Citrix
11 16 (15.84%) Migration
11 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (12.87%) Microsoft Intune
14 12 (11.88%) Finance
14 12 (11.88%) Firewall
15 11 (10.89%) SharePoint
15 11 (10.89%) FMCG
15 11 (10.89%) Retail
15 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
15 11 (10.89%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (10.89%) Re-Platforming
16 10 (9.90%) MS Exchange
16 10 (9.90%) DHCP
16 10 (9.90%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (8.91%) LAN
17 9 (8.91%) WAN
17 9 (8.91%) OneDrive

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 11 (10.89%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.90%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.92%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.95%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.98%) IIS
6 2 (1.98%) JBoss
6 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.96%) PTC Creo
2 4 (3.96%) Windchill
3 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) assyst
1 3 (2.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (51.49%) Office 365
2 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (8.91%) OneDrive
5 6 (5.94%) IaaS
5 6 (5.94%) PaaS
6 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (3.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) Firewall
2 10 (9.90%) DHCP
2 10 (9.90%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (8.91%) LAN
3 9 (8.91%) WAN
4 7 (6.93%) DNS
5 6 (5.94%) Skype
6 5 (4.95%) Internet
7 3 (2.97%) NAS
7 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.97%) VoIP
8 2 (1.98%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.98%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.98%) SAN
8 2 (1.98%) SSL
8 2 (1.98%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.98%) VPN
8 2 (1.98%) Wireless
9 1 (0.99%) POP3
9 1 (0.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MSI
1 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (11.88%) Finance
2 11 (10.89%) Retail
3 8 (7.92%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (3.96%) Cantonese Language
5 1 (0.99%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Games
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) 2nd Line Support
2 17 (16.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.88%) Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Desktop Support
4 11 (10.89%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) Project Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Service Analyst
6 9 (8.91%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Team Leader
9 6 (5.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.94%) Consultant
9 6 (5.94%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Server Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) IT Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) Web Services
2 1 (0.99%) .NET
2 1 (0.99%) CSS
2 1 (0.99%) HTML
2 1 (0.99%) JSON
2 1 (0.99%) LDAP
2 1 (0.99%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
1 11 (10.89%) FMCG
2 6 (5.94%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.98%) PKI
5 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.99%) Handset
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 79 (78.22%) Windows
2 28 (27.72%) Windows Server
3 27 (26.73%) Windows 10
4 22 (21.78%) Windows 7
5 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.92%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.93%) Linux
7 5 (4.95%) Unix
8 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.99%) AIX
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.71%) ITIL
2 21 (20.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (15.84%) Migration
4 11 (10.89%) Re-Platforming
5 7 (6.93%) ITIL V3
6 6 (5.94%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.95%) Identity Management
7 5 (4.95%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (4.95%) Time Management
8 4 (3.96%) Break/Fix
8 4 (3.96%) CAD
8 4 (3.96%) Fault Analysis
8 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (3.96%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.96%) Network Management
8 4 (3.96%) Patch Management
8 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (2.97%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.93%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.94%) SQL
3 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.99%) C
3 1 (0.99%) Java
3 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.96%) DBS Check
2 4 (3.96%) MCSE
3 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.97%) MCITP
3 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) CCNA
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.99%) ACHDS
5 1 (0.99%) ACTC
5 1 (0.99%) CCNP
5 1 (0.99%) MCDST
5 1 (0.99%) MCP
5 1 (0.99%) MCSA
5 1 (0.99%) MCSM
5 1 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) GDPR
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.99%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.93%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.94%) XenApp
4 5 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.97%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.98%) vCloud
6 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.99%) Firmware
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (25.74%) SCCM
2 13 (12.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.96%) SCOM
4 3 (2.97%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.97%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.97%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.98%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.99%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
2 26 (25.74%) VMware
3 17 (16.83%) Citrix
4 5 (4.95%) Apple
4 5 (4.95%) HP
4 5 (4.95%) Lotus
5 4 (3.96%) PTC
6 3 (2.97%) BMC
6 3 (2.97%) Cisco
6 3 (2.97%) McAfee
6 3 (2.97%) Remedy
6 3 (2.97%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.98%) Asigra
7 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.98%) Dell
7 2 (1.98%) EMC
7 2 (1.98%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.98%) IBM
7 2 (1.98%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.98%) Ruckus Wireless