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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 15 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 36 51 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.80% 7.60% 8.19%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 65.38% 84.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 24
Median daily rate £225 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £171 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £445 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -4.29% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
Median hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +11.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14%  

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 54 78 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 8.70% 11.62% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 31
Median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £189 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 9
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -3.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 58 (71.60%) Windows
2 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
3 32 (39.51%) VMware
4 26 (32.10%) Windows Server
5 24 (29.63%) Office 365
6 19 (23.46%) Windows 7
7 18 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (20.99%) MS Office
9 15 (18.52%) DNS
9 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (17.28%) DHCP
10 14 (17.28%) Citrix
11 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
11 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
11 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.81%) Cisco
13 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
13 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange
13 11 (13.58%) SQL
13 11 (13.58%) Migration
13 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
14 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (11.11%) Skype for Business
15 9 (11.11%) Skype
15 9 (11.11%) VoIP
15 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (9.88%) LDAP
16 8 (9.88%) ITIL
16 8 (9.88%) Firewall

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 (13.58%) MS Exchange
1 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.17%) IIS
4 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (20.99%) MS Office
2 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.63%) Office 365
2 18 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (7.41%) OneDrive
3 6 (7.41%) Yammer
4 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) DNS
2 14 (17.28%) DHCP
3 9 (11.11%) Skype
3 9 (11.11%) VoIP
4 8 (9.88%) Firewall
4 8 (9.88%) LDAP
5 6 (7.41%) Kerberos
5 6 (7.41%) PBX
5 6 (7.41%) Unified Communications
5 6 (7.41%) WAN
6 5 (6.17%) LAN
6 5 (6.17%) VPN
7 4 (4.94%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.70%) SAN
8 3 (3.70%) Wireless
9 2 (2.47%) Internet
9 2 (2.47%) Intranet
9 2 (2.47%) NAS
9 2 (2.47%) VLAN
9 2 (2.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.23%) MS Access
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) InstallShield
1 5 (6.17%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
1 4 (4.94%) Retail
2 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.23%) Law
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (8.64%) Analyst
2 7 (8.64%) Support Engineer
3 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (7.41%) Architect
3 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (6.17%) IT Engineer
4 5 (6.17%) Service Analyst
4 5 (6.17%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (6.17%) Software Packager
5 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) IT Security Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.94%) Security Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Administrator
6 3 (3.70%) Office 365 Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) .NET
2 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.47%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) PKI
2 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.47%) CMDB
4 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.47%) FMCG
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) PMI
5 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (71.60%) Windows
2 26 (32.10%) Windows Server
3 19 (23.46%) Windows 7
4 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.41%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.17%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.70%) Linux
10 2 (2.47%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.23%) Android
11 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.58%) Migration
2 8 (9.88%) ITIL
3 7 (8.64%) Email Filtering
3 7 (8.64%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (7.41%) Identity Management
4 6 (7.41%) Patch Management
5 5 (6.17%) Service Management
6 3 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.70%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.70%) Document Management
6 3 (3.70%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (3.70%) Information Security
6 3 (3.70%) Line Management
6 3 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (3.70%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.47%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (2.47%) Server Building
7 2 (2.47%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (2.47%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) SQL
2 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) Java
3 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.17%) MCSE
5 4 (4.94%) MCITP
5 4 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.23%) CCNA
7 1 (1.23%) CCNP
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.23%) MCP
7 1 (1.23%) MOS
7 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
2 4 (4.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.47%) GDPR
3 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.47%) PMO
3 2 (2.47%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.88%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.64%) VMware ESX
3 7 (8.64%) XenApp
4 5 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.94%) vSphere
6 2 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) SCCM
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (8.64%) SCOM
3 6 (7.41%) Nagios
4 2 (2.47%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.23%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
2 32 (39.51%) VMware
3 14 (17.28%) Citrix
4 12 (14.81%) Cisco
5 6 (7.41%) SolarWinds
5 6 (7.41%) Veeam
6 5 (6.17%) Symantec
7 4 (4.94%) NetApp
8 3 (3.70%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.47%) Dell
9 2 (2.47%) FireEye
9 2 (2.47%) HP
9 2 (2.47%) Imperva
9 2 (2.47%) Kronos
9 2 (2.47%) SAP
10 1 (1.23%) Adobe
10 1 (1.23%) Avaya
10 1 (1.23%) Equitrac
10 1 (1.23%) Lotus
10 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
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