Period
to 15 July 2020

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 July 2020 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 26 33
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7 -14
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 73 91 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.08% 6.55% 5.71%
As % of the System Software category 70.87% 43.96% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 65 60
Median daily rate £475 £338 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -1.82% -8.33%
10th Percentile £120 £118 £112
90th Percentile £588 £498 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £431 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +23.21% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.53 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +34.85% -8.55%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.15 £8.39
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.43 £21.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.48% +8.93% -3.45%

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 103 207 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.46% 14.90% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 142 114
Median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.10% +4.06%
10th Percentile £154 £171 £135
90th Percentile £588 £549 £539
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +5.52%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £8.39
90th Percentile £42.50 £20.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +16.13% +6.90% -

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 44 (60.27%) Microsoft
2 36 (49.32%) Azure
3 33 (45.21%) Windows
4 26 (35.62%) Office 365
5 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (23.29%) PowerShell
7 16 (21.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (20.55%) Firewall
9 14 (19.18%) Information Security
9 14 (19.18%) Windows 10
9 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (17.81%) CISSP
10 13 (17.81%) CheckPoint
11 12 (16.44%) SQL
11 12 (16.44%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (16.44%) VMware
11 12 (16.44%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (16.44%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (16.44%) SCCM
11 12 (16.44%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 12 (16.44%) Email Filtering
11 12 (16.44%) Cyber Intelligence
11 12 (16.44%) Threat Intelligence
12 11 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (15.07%) Bash Shell
12 11 (15.07%) Migration
12 11 (15.07%) Sentinel
12 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (15.07%) Linux
12 11 (15.07%) Red Hat

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 7 (9.59%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.48%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Sentinel
2 2 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.37%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 36 (49.32%) Azure
2 26 (35.62%) Office 365
3 16 (21.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (13.70%) IaaS
5 8 (10.96%) PaaS
6 3 (4.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.37%) AWS
7 1 (1.37%) Logic Apps
7 1 (1.37%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.55%) Firewall
2 9 (12.33%) Network Security
2 9 (12.33%) Skype
3 7 (9.59%) WAN
4 5 (6.85%) DNS
4 5 (6.85%) Unified Communications
4 5 (6.85%) VoIP
5 4 (5.48%) DHCP
5 4 (5.48%) LAN
6 3 (4.11%) CTI
6 3 (4.11%) H.323
6 3 (4.11%) Intranet
6 3 (4.11%) PBX
6 3 (4.11%) SAN
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.74%) VPN
7 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 5 (6.85%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.48%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.74%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Military
4 1 (1.37%) Police
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Security Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Support Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) IT Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Security Operations Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.85%) Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Information Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.48%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) IT Operations Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) .NET
2 4 (5.48%) HTML
2 4 (5.48%) Middleware
2 4 (5.48%) XMPP
3 3 (4.11%) LDAP
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.37%) EDI
4 1 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.22%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.85%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.11%) IVR
5 3 (4.11%) NHS
6 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.21%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Windows 10
3 11 (15.07%) Linux
3 11 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (13.70%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.37%) Android
9 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.37%) Unix
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) Information Security
1 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (16.44%) Cyber Intelligence
2 12 (16.44%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 12 (16.44%) Email Filtering
2 12 (16.44%) Kalman Filter
2 12 (16.44%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (16.44%) Threat Intelligence
3 11 (15.07%) Migration
4 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (12.33%) DevOps
5 9 (12.33%) ITIL
5 9 (12.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (10.96%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (10.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (9.59%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (9.59%) Identity Management
7 7 (9.59%) Incident Management
8 6 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) PowerShell
2 12 (16.44%) SQL
3 11 (15.07%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.85%) C#
5 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) CISSP
2 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.33%) GIAC
4 5 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.85%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) CCNP
6 3 (4.11%) CCNA
6 3 (4.11%) CCSA
6 3 (4.11%) CEH
6 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.74%) CCIE
7 2 (2.74%) CCIE Collaboration
7 2 (2.74%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.22%) XenApp
3 5 (6.85%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (4.11%) vSphere
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (16.44%) SCCM
3 7 (9.59%) Terraform
4 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.37%) Netcool
4 1 (1.37%) SCOM
4 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (60.27%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.81%) CheckPoint
3 12 (16.44%) VMware
4 11 (15.07%) Red Hat
5 10 (13.70%) Citrix
5 10 (13.70%) Meraki
6 8 (10.96%) Qualys
7 7 (9.59%) Cisco
8 4 (5.48%) Remedy
9 3 (4.11%) Apple
9 3 (4.11%) Avaya
9 3 (4.11%) Google
9 3 (4.11%) Oracle
10 1 (1.37%) F5
10 1 (1.37%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.37%) SAP
10 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds