Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +12
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 107 115 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.00% 8.03% 8.67%
As % of the System Software category 54.31% 53.00% 65.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 98 104
Birmingham median daily rate £298 £360 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.36% -1.03% +5.90%
10th Percentile £127 £139 £151
90th Percentile £560 £438 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -0.76% -14.50%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.34 £9.96
90th Percentile £18.20 £21.50 £18.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £14.22
% change year-on-year +9.31% +2.00% +9.35%

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 197 217 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.72% 15.15% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 139 148
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -4.52% +4.73%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £162
90th Percentile £562 £528 £541
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 17
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £15.93 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.99% +13.79% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.89 £9.96
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.40 £18.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.93 £15.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year +6.17% +5.52% +7.28%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019, 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 75 (70.09%) Windows
2 55 (51.40%) Office 365
3 54 (50.47%) Microsoft
4 39 (36.45%) Azure
5 35 (32.71%) Windows 10
6 28 (26.17%) VMware
7 27 (25.23%) SCCM
8 24 (22.43%) Windows 7
8 24 (22.43%) Windows Server
9 21 (19.63%) SharePoint
10 19 (17.76%) Migration
11 18 (16.82%) MS Exchange
11 18 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
11 18 (16.82%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (15.89%) VPN
12 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Intune
13 16 (14.95%) PowerShell
13 16 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 15 (14.02%) Data Centre
14 15 (14.02%) SQL
14 15 (14.02%) WAN
15 14 (13.08%) Firewall
15 14 (13.08%) Public Sector
16 13 (12.15%) ITIL
16 13 (12.15%) DNS
16 13 (12.15%) Citrix
16 13 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (11.21%) Apple
17 12 (11.21%) DHCP
18 11 (10.28%) 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 21 (19.63%) SharePoint
2 18 (16.82%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.67%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (51.40%) Office 365
2 39 (36.45%) Azure
3 18 (16.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (10.28%) OneDrive
5 7 (6.54%) Mimecast
6 6 (5.61%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (5.61%) Power Platform
7 5 (4.67%) PowerApps
8 4 (3.74%) AWS
8 4 (3.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (3.74%) IaaS
9 3 (2.80%) PaaS
10 2 (1.87%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.87%) G Suite
10 2 (1.87%) Serverless
11 1 (0.93%) GCP
11 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.89%) VPN
2 15 (14.02%) WAN
3 14 (13.08%) Firewall
4 13 (12.15%) DNS
5 12 (11.21%) DHCP
6 9 (8.41%) Internet
7 8 (7.48%) LAN
7 8 (7.48%) Skype
8 7 (6.54%) TCP/IP
8 7 (6.54%) VLAN
9 5 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (4.67%) Ethernet
9 5 (4.67%) SAN
10 4 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.80%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.80%) VoIP
12 2 (1.87%) BGP
12 2 (1.87%) Intranet
12 2 (1.87%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.74%) Power BI
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.93%) Big Data
6 1 (0.93%) Impala
6 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
1 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.93%) Hudson
1 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
1 1 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 14 (13.08%) Public Sector
2 10 (9.35%) Retail
3 7 (6.54%) Banking
4 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.67%) Finance
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (18.69%) Support Engineer
2 14 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (12.15%) Architect
3 13 (12.15%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (12.15%) IT Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (10.28%) Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (7.48%) Desktop Support
7 8 (7.48%) Service Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) Technical Architect
8 7 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Windows Support Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) IT Support
10 5 (4.67%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) .NET
2 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.80%) Web Services
3 2 (1.87%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.93%) LDAP
4 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.02%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.61%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.67%) NHS
4 4 (3.74%) Clustering
4 4 (3.74%) FMCG
4 4 (3.74%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.80%) Tandem
5 3 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.93%) IVR
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) PKI
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 75 (70.09%) Windows
2 35 (32.71%) Windows 10
3 24 (22.43%) Windows 7
3 24 (22.43%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.54%) Apple iOS
5 7 (6.54%) Linux
6 6 (5.61%) Android
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.67%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.74%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.87%) CentOS
10 1 (0.93%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.93%) VMS
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) Migration
2 16 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (12.15%) ITIL
4 7 (6.54%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (5.61%) CRM
6 5 (4.67%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.74%) Break/Fix
7 4 (3.74%) Capacity Management
7 4 (3.74%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (3.74%) Due Diligence
7 4 (3.74%) Software Delivery
7 4 (3.74%) Statistics
8 3 (2.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure as Code
8 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (2.80%) Presales
8 3 (2.80%) SIEM
8 3 (2.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.95%) PowerShell
2 15 (14.02%) SQL
3 3 (2.80%) C#
4 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.87%) Java
4 2 (1.87%) VBScript
5 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.61%) MCSA
2 6 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) MCSE
3 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.80%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.80%) Degree
5 2 (1.87%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (3.74%) NIST
3 3 (2.80%) GDPR
3 3 (2.80%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.74%) XenApp
5 3 (2.80%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.87%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.87%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.87%) Squid
6 2 (1.87%) vCloud
6 2 (1.87%) vSphere
7 1 (0.93%) Docker
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (25.23%) SCCM
2 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.67%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.74%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.74%) Terraform
5 3 (2.80%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.93%) Ansible
7 1 (0.93%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.93%) Netcool
7 1 (0.93%) SCOM
7 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (50.47%) Microsoft
2 28 (26.17%) VMware
3 13 (12.15%) Citrix
4 12 (11.21%) Apple
5 9 (8.41%) Cisco
6 6 (5.61%) Google
7 5 (4.67%) Juniper
8 4 (3.74%) Forcepoint
9 3 (2.80%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (2.80%) Darktrace
9 3 (2.80%) HP
9 3 (2.80%) Meraki
9 3 (2.80%) Polycom
9 3 (2.80%) SAP
9 3 (2.80%) Splunk
9 3 (2.80%) Zscaler
10 2 (1.87%) Adobe
10 2 (1.87%) Dell
10 2 (1.87%) McAfee
10 2 (1.87%) Red Hat