Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 May 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -17
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 280 222 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.71% 5.14% 4.96%
As % of the System Software category 50.72% 52.73% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 133 147
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £288 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -8.73% +14.55%
10th Percentile £116 £103 £122
90th Percentile £475 £475 £484
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 37 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £8.70 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.63 £18.80 £19.65
England median hourly rate £15.35 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% - -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 552 421 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.25% 9.74% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 265 251
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £158 £117 £158
90th Percentile £556 £525 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 38 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £9.66 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £25.00 £20.45 £26.20
England median hourly rate £16.19 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.23% -3.13%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 89 £331 +26.14% 15
Coventry +8 66 £400 +28.00% 7
Warwickshire +6 41 £375 +36.36% 3
Solihull +2 14 £330 +112.90% 3
Staffordshire -13 13 £365 +12.31% 7
Herefordshire +6 10 £170 -73.85%
Shropshire -22 9 £250 -41.18% 4
Wolverhampton +3 7 £375 - 4
Worcestershire -11 7 £230 -8.00% 6
Walsall 0 4 £363 +184.31%
Halesowen - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 199 (71.07%) Windows
2 132 (47.14%) Microsoft
3 92 (32.86%) Office 365
4 88 (31.43%) ITIL
5 67 (23.93%) VMware
5 67 (23.93%) Windows Server
6 62 (22.14%) MS Exchange
7 57 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
8 52 (18.57%) Citrix
8 52 (18.57%) Windows 10
8 52 (18.57%) SCCM
9 51 (18.21%) PowerShell
10 49 (17.50%) Windows 7
11 44 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (14.64%) Migration
13 40 (14.29%) DNS
14 39 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
15 33 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (11.79%) ITIL V3
16 32 (11.43%) SQL Server
17 28 (10.00%) Hyper-V
18 27 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 27 (9.64%) SQL
18 27 (9.64%) Cisco
18 27 (9.64%) Service Management
19 26 (9.29%) DHCP
19 26 (9.29%) Microsoft Intune
20 25 (8.93%) WSUS
21 24 (8.57%) XenApp
22 22 (7.86%) Windows XP

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 62 (22.14%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.86%) IIS
6 5 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.43%) JBoss
8 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.71%) Apache
9 2 (0.71%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 57 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.43%) PTC Creo
3 4 (1.43%) Windchill
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.64%) assyst
1 13 (4.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.71%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.71%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 92 (32.86%) Office 365
2 39 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.36%) IaaS
4 12 (4.29%) SaaS
5 11 (3.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (3.57%) PaaS
7 8 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.86%) G Suite
8 5 (1.79%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.29%) DNS
2 26 (9.29%) DHCP
3 21 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 19 (6.79%) SAN
5 18 (6.43%) VPN
6 15 (5.36%) Firewall
7 13 (4.64%) LAN
7 13 (4.64%) Skype
7 13 (4.64%) WAN
8 9 (3.21%) NetScaler
9 7 (2.50%) NAS
10 5 (1.79%) 802.11
10 5 (1.79%) DDNS
10 5 (1.79%) Internet
10 5 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.79%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.79%) VLAN
10 5 (1.79%) VoIP
10 5 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (2.14%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (1.07%) DB2
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.71%) Couchbase
4 2 (0.71%) MySQL
4 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.64%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.71%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.71%) JIRA
4 2 (0.71%) LSMW
4 2 (0.71%) Maven
4 2 (0.71%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.71%) Subversion
5 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 12 (4.29%) Finance
2 9 (3.21%) Retail
3 4 (1.43%) Law
3 4 (1.43%) Mandarin Language
3 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.71%) Advertising
4 2 (0.71%) Back Office
4 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.36%) Automotive
5 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (15.36%) Analyst
2 40 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 35 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 26 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (8.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 23 (8.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 23 (8.21%) Architect
7 22 (7.86%) Service Analyst
7 22 (7.86%) Service Desk Analyst
8 19 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 18 (6.43%) Consultant
9 18 (6.43%) Desktop Support
10 15 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (5.36%) Office 365 Architect
10 15 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.64%) IT Support
12 12 (4.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 12 (4.29%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.93%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.93%) .NET
2 7 (2.50%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.50%) SOAP
3 6 (2.14%) REST
4 4 (1.43%) LDAP
4 4 (1.43%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.07%) JSON
6 2 (0.71%) Ajax
6 2 (0.71%) CGI
6 2 (0.71%) LAMP
6 2 (0.71%) Memcached
6 2 (0.71%) XML
6 2 (0.71%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.36%) CSS
7 1 (0.36%) HTML
7 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.64%) Clustering
3 10 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.21%) Fat Client
4 9 (3.21%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.14%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.79%) iPad
6 5 (1.79%) iPhone
6 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Licensing
6 5 (1.79%) PKI
6 5 (1.79%) User Experience
7 4 (1.43%) AS400
8 3 (1.07%) CMDB
8 3 (1.07%) NHS
8 3 (1.07%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 199 (71.07%) Windows
2 67 (23.93%) Windows Server
3 52 (18.57%) Windows 10
4 49 (17.50%) Windows 7
5 44 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (7.86%) Windows XP
8 21 (7.50%) Linux
9 15 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.64%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.21%) Android
12 8 (2.86%) Unix
13 6 (2.14%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.07%) Debian
15 3 (1.07%) SUSE
15 3 (1.07%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.71%) CentOS
16 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.43%) ITIL
2 41 (14.64%) Migration
3 33 (11.79%) ITIL V3
4 27 (9.64%) Service Management
5 22 (7.86%) Mobile Device Management
6 18 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (5.00%) CRM
8 14 (5.00%) DevOps
9 13 (4.64%) Change Management
10 8 (2.86%) Project Management
11 7 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (2.14%) Change Control
12 6 (2.14%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (2.14%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (2.14%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (2.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 6 (2.14%) Network Management
12 6 (2.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (1.79%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.21%) PowerShell
2 27 (9.64%) SQL
3 10 (3.57%) C#
4 9 (3.21%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.07%) VB
6 2 (0.71%) C
6 2 (0.71%) Java
6 2 (0.71%) Perl
6 2 (0.71%) PHP
6 2 (0.71%) Python
6 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (3.57%) MCSE
5 9 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.50%) CCNA
7 7 (2.50%) Degree
8 4 (1.43%) CCNP
8 4 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.07%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.07%) MCITP
10 2 (0.71%) CCIE
11 1 (0.36%) CCA
11 1 (0.36%) CEH
11 1 (0.36%) CISSP
11 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.00%) SLA
2 7 (2.50%) GDPR
3 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 24 (8.57%) XenApp
4 15 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (3.93%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.86%) XenServer
8 6 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.79%) vSphere
10 3 (1.07%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.07%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.07%) Docker
11 2 (0.71%) KVM
11 2 (0.71%) Samba
11 2 (0.71%) Squid
11 2 (0.71%) Varnish
11 2 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (18.57%) SCCM
2 26 (9.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (8.93%) WSUS
4 6 (2.14%) SCOM
4 6 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.79%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.79%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.07%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.07%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.71%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.71%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.71%) SCSM
Vendors
1 132 (47.14%) Microsoft
2 67 (23.93%) VMware
3 52 (18.57%) Citrix
4 27 (9.64%) Cisco
5 22 (7.86%) Google
6 21 (7.50%) Remedy
7 15 (5.36%) Apple
8 13 (4.64%) BMC
9 12 (4.29%) McAfee
9 12 (4.29%) NetApp
10 10 (3.57%) HP
11 9 (3.21%) SolarWinds
12 8 (2.86%) Dell
12 8 (2.86%) SAP
13 7 (2.50%) EMC
14 6 (2.14%) Ivanti
14 6 (2.14%) Oracle
14 6 (2.14%) Symantec
15 5 (1.79%) IBM
16 4 (1.43%) Veritas