Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 24 15
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 137 103 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.73% 6.70% 7.75%
As % of the System Software category 65.87% 64.38% 69.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 53 57
Birmingham median daily rate £363 £347 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +15.67% -
10th Percentile £151 £125 £145
90th Percentile £475 £500 £480
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £330 £311
% change year-on-year +6.06% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.11 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.50% +10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £9.96 £10.35 £10.65
90th Percentile £18.63 £19.35 £18.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.35% -7.14% +7.69%

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 208 160 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.25% 10.41% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 85 88
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +25.00% -1.72%
10th Percentile £162 £133 £153
90th Percentile £540 £540 £479
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +2.67% +15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -2.86% +27.27%
10th Percentile £9.96 £10.50 £10.69
90th Percentile £18.20 £23.13 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.28% -11.67% +15.38%

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 17 November 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

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 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 85 (62.04%) Windows
2 61 (44.53%) Office 365
3 55 (40.15%) Microsoft
4 30 (21.90%) ITIL
4 30 (21.90%) Windows 10
5 29 (21.17%) Windows Server
5 29 (21.17%) Windows 7
5 29 (21.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (19.71%) VMware
7 26 (18.98%) PowerShell
7 26 (18.98%) Cisco
7 26 (18.98%) Citrix
8 24 (17.52%) MS Exchange
9 23 (16.79%) DHCP
10 21 (15.33%) SCCM
11 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Office
12 17 (12.41%) Windows 8
13 16 (11.68%) SharePoint
13 16 (11.68%) DNS
13 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (10.95%) Firewall
14 15 (10.95%) IBM
14 15 (10.95%) VPN
15 14 (10.22%) MCSE
15 14 (10.22%) LAN
15 14 (10.22%) Migration
15 14 (10.22%) Degree
15 14 (10.22%) FMCG
15 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (9.49%) Skype for Business

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 24 (17.52%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.68%) SharePoint
3 13 (9.49%) Skype for Business
4 7 (5.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.46%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.46%) IIS
7 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.46%) WordPress
8 1 (0.73%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 61 (44.53%) Office 365
2 29 (21.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (6.57%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.92%) IaaS
5 4 (2.92%) PaaS
6 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.79%) DHCP
2 16 (11.68%) DNS
3 15 (10.95%) Firewall
3 15 (10.95%) VPN
4 14 (10.22%) LAN
5 8 (5.84%) Skype
5 8 (5.84%) WAN
6 7 (5.11%) LDAP
6 7 (5.11%) SAN
6 7 (5.11%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.65%) CTI
7 5 (3.65%) H.323
7 5 (3.65%) PBX
7 5 (3.65%) Unified Communications
7 5 (3.65%) VoIP
8 4 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.92%) IPsec
8 4 (2.92%) SSH
8 4 (2.92%) TACACS
8 4 (2.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.19%) MySQL
3 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.46%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (7.30%) WinAutomation
2 4 (2.92%) MSI
3 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.73%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.73%) Subversion
General
1 9 (6.57%) Finance
1 9 (6.57%) Retail
2 7 (5.11%) Legal
3 4 (2.92%) Banking
4 1 (0.73%) Advertising
4 1 (0.73%) Back Office
4 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (18.98%) Analyst
2 21 (15.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (11.68%) Desktop Support
4 15 (10.95%) Support Engineer
5 14 (10.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (8.76%) Administrator
7 10 (7.30%) Consultant
7 10 (7.30%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.84%) Architect
9 8 (5.84%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) Service Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) Active Directory Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) Active Directory Engineer
11 6 (4.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (4.38%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.65%) XMPP
2 4 (2.92%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.46%) Lucene
4 1 (0.73%) .NET
4 1 (0.73%) CSS
4 1 (0.73%) HTML
4 1 (0.73%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.73%) Node.js
4 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.22%) FMCG
2 9 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.38%) PKI
4 5 (3.65%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.65%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.65%) IVR
4 5 (3.65%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.19%) Wiki
7 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.46%) Replication
7 2 (1.46%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.73%) CMDB
8 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.73%) NHS
8 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 85 (62.04%) Windows
2 30 (21.90%) Windows 10
3 29 (21.17%) Windows 7
3 29 (21.17%) Windows Server
4 17 (12.41%) Windows 8
5 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.84%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.11%) Linux
8 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.46%) Android
9 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.90%) ITIL
2 14 (10.22%) Migration
3 10 (7.30%) Task Automation
4 8 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (5.84%) Logistics
5 7 (5.11%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.38%) Information Security
7 5 (3.65%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.65%) Runbook
7 5 (3.65%) Service Management
8 4 (2.92%) Change Management
8 4 (2.92%) Identity Management
8 4 (2.92%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (2.92%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (2.92%) Software Deployment
8 4 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.19%) Capacity Management
9 3 (2.19%) DevOps
9 3 (2.19%) ITSM
9 3 (2.19%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.98%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.49%) Python
3 12 (8.76%) C#
4 10 (7.30%) SQL
4 10 (7.30%) VB
5 3 (2.19%) Java
6 2 (1.46%) Perl
7 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.73%) PHP
7 1 (0.73%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (10.22%) Degree
2 14 (10.22%) MCSE
3 10 (7.30%) MCSA
4 6 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.92%) CCIE
5 4 (2.92%) CCNP
5 4 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.19%) MCP
6 3 (2.19%) MCTS
7 2 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.46%) MCITP
8 1 (0.73%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.73%) CCENT
8 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.73%) VCP5
8 1 (0.73%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) COBIT
2 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (9.49%) Hyper-V
1 13 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.30%) XenApp
3 9 (6.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (5.11%) BitLocker
5 6 (4.38%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.65%) vSphere
7 4 (2.92%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.92%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.46%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (15.33%) SCCM
2 7 (5.11%) WSUS
3 6 (4.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.92%) SafeCom
5 2 (1.46%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.73%) FTK
6 1 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.73%) SCOM
6 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 55 (40.15%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.71%) VMware
3 26 (18.98%) Cisco
3 26 (18.98%) Citrix
4 15 (10.95%) IBM
5 9 (6.57%) McAfee
5 9 (6.57%) Symantec
6 8 (5.84%) Apple
7 7 (5.11%) NetApp
7 7 (5.11%) Sophos
8 5 (3.65%) Avaya
8 5 (3.65%) Juniper
9 4 (2.92%) Kaspersky
9 4 (2.92%) Meraki
9 4 (2.92%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.92%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.92%) Veeam
9 4 (2.92%) Wyse
10 3 (2.19%) HP
11 2 (1.46%) Dell