Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 24 32
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 345 292 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.75% 6.11% 5.14%
As % of the System Software category 45.04% 54.58% 57.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 205 193
West Midlands median daily rate £345 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +6.06% +6.45%
10th Percentile £125 £145 £121
90th Percentile £475 £488 £496
England median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 35 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +9.35% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.75 £21.60 £18.38
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 766 535 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.00% 11.19% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 325 280
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £168 £161 £129
90th Percentile £575 £573 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 42 60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.53 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.00 £19.58
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.79% +8.42% -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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -3 110 £360 - 29
Coventry +20 72 £400 +131.88% 9
Warwickshire +18 59 £350 +22.81% 9
Staffordshire +1 37 £360 -7.10% 13
Herefordshire -8 13 £375 +9.89% 2
Solihull +8 12 £310 -11.43% 5
Worcestershire -5 9 £125 -30.56% 8
Shropshire -44 6 £325 -10.96% 3
Wolverhampton -5 5 - - 3
Walsall +5 4 £158 -17.86% 1
Dudley +5 3 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £350 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 255 (73.91%) Windows
2 172 (49.86%) Microsoft
3 117 (33.91%) Windows Server
4 111 (32.17%) Office 365
5 90 (26.09%) ITIL
6 76 (22.03%) VMware
7 72 (20.87%) Microsoft Office
8 63 (18.26%) Windows 10
8 63 (18.26%) SCCM
9 58 (16.81%) Windows 7
10 57 (16.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 56 (16.23%) MS Exchange
12 50 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
13 49 (14.20%) Migration
14 48 (13.91%) Citrix
15 42 (12.17%) PowerShell
15 42 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 38 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
17 30 (8.70%) SQL
18 28 (8.12%) ITIL V3
18 28 (8.12%) Data Centre
19 27 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (7.54%) SQL Server
21 25 (7.25%) DNS
21 25 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
22 24 (6.96%) DHCP
22 24 (6.96%) IaaS
23 23 (6.67%) XenApp
23 23 (6.67%) .NET
24 22 (6.38%) PaaS

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 56 (16.23%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.77%) IIS
5 11 (3.19%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.32%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.32%) JBoss
6 8 (2.32%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.74%) WildFly
8 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.58%) CMS
10 2 (0.58%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 72 (20.87%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.29%) Houdini
5 1 (0.29%) Maya
5 1 (0.29%) NUKE
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.29%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.29%) assyst
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 111 (32.17%) Office 365
2 50 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (6.96%) IaaS
4 22 (6.38%) PaaS
5 19 (5.51%) SaaS
6 17 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (4.35%) G Suite
8 12 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (2.32%) OneDrive
12 5 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.29%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.25%) DNS
2 24 (6.96%) DHCP
3 21 (6.09%) Firewall
4 16 (4.64%) LAN
5 15 (4.35%) Kerberos
6 14 (4.06%) WAN
6 14 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (3.19%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.61%) SAN
9 8 (2.32%) Internet
10 7 (2.03%) Skype
11 5 (1.45%) VLAN
11 5 (1.45%) VPN
12 4 (1.16%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.16%) NAS
12 4 (1.16%) SSL
12 4 (1.16%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.16%) WLAN
13 3 (0.87%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.58%) DB2
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 20 (5.80%) Finance
2 18 (5.22%) Retail
3 5 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
3 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.16%) Cantonese Language
4 4 (1.16%) Marketing
4 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.87%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Electronics
6 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.29%) Games
6 1 (0.29%) Local Government
6 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (17.39%) Analyst
2 48 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (9.28%) Service Analyst
3 32 (9.28%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 28 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (7.83%) Desktop Support
7 23 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (4.64%) Consultant
8 16 (4.64%) IT Support
8 16 (4.64%) Security Engineer
9 15 (4.35%) IT Analyst
9 15 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 14 (4.06%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (3.77%) Active Directory Engineer
11 13 (3.77%) Help Desk Analyst
11 13 (3.77%) Project Engineer
11 13 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
12 12 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.67%) .NET
2 6 (1.74%) Web Services
3 5 (1.45%) LDAP
3 5 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.16%) JSON
5 3 (0.87%) WSH
6 2 (0.58%) Drools
6 2 (0.58%) OAuth
6 2 (0.58%) REST
6 2 (0.58%) SAML
6 2 (0.58%) SOAP
6 2 (0.58%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.58%) XML
7 1 (0.29%) COM
7 1 (0.29%) CSS
7 1 (0.29%) HTML
7 1 (0.29%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.06%) FMCG
5 13 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (3.48%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.74%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.74%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.74%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.45%) Clustering
9 5 (1.45%) iPad
10 4 (1.16%) iPhone
10 4 (1.16%) NHS
10 4 (1.16%) PKI
11 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.87%) Fintech
11 3 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 255 (73.91%) Windows
2 117 (33.91%) Windows Server
3 63 (18.26%) Windows 10
4 58 (16.81%) Windows 7
5 42 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (6.09%) Windows XP
8 20 (5.80%) Linux
9 17 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.19%) Unix
10 11 (3.19%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.61%) Android
12 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.58%) AIX
14 2 (0.58%) CentOS
14 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.09%) ITIL
2 57 (16.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 49 (14.20%) Migration
4 28 (8.12%) ITIL V3
5 19 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (5.22%) DevOps
6 18 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (5.22%) Service Management
7 16 (4.64%) Change Management
8 15 (4.35%) Re-Platforming
9 11 (3.19%) Break/Fix
9 11 (3.19%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (2.90%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (2.90%) Incident Management
11 9 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.61%) Patch Management
11 9 (2.61%) Project Management
11 9 (2.61%) Service Delivery
12 8 (2.32%) Time Management
13 7 (2.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.17%) PowerShell
2 30 (8.70%) SQL
3 13 (3.77%) C#
3 13 (3.77%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.74%) VBScript
5 3 (0.87%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.87%) Java
6 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.29%) C
7 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.29%) Python
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.22%) MCSE
4 13 (3.77%) Degree
5 12 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.61%) MCITP
7 8 (2.32%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.03%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.74%) CCNA
9 6 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.45%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.16%) CCNP
11 4 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.87%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.58%) MCP
13 2 (0.58%) MCSA
13 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.06%) SLA
2 6 (1.74%) PMO
3 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.16%) GDPR
5 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 38 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (6.67%) XenApp
3 19 (5.51%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.90%) vSphere
5 10 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.87%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.87%) Firmware
10 3 (0.87%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.87%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.58%) Docker
11 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.29%) NFS
12 1 (0.29%) Samba
12 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 63 (18.26%) SCCM
2 22 (6.38%) WSUS
3 17 (4.93%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.61%) SCOM
6 6 (1.74%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.16%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.16%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.58%) Nessus
10 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.58%) SafeCom
10 2 (0.58%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.29%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 172 (49.86%) Microsoft
2 76 (22.03%) VMware
3 48 (13.91%) Citrix
4 21 (6.09%) McAfee
5 18 (5.22%) Google
6 17 (4.93%) Apple
7 14 (4.06%) Cisco
8 13 (3.77%) NetApp
9 12 (3.48%) Postini
10 9 (2.61%) HP
10 9 (2.61%) SAP
10 9 (2.61%) ServiceNow
11 8 (2.32%) Dell
11 8 (2.32%) Lotus
11 8 (2.32%) Oracle
12 7 (2.03%) Remedy
13 6 (1.74%) Avaya
13 6 (1.74%) EMC
13 6 (1.74%) Ivanti
13 6 (1.74%) Red Hat