Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 24 30
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 334 271 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.52% 6.02% 5.21%
As % of the System Software category 46.07% 53.24% 52.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 194 193
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £355 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +4.41% +1.49%
10th Percentile £113 £142 £123
90th Percentile £493 £475 £496
England median daily rate £338 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 31 47
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 £10.80 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.75 £21.00 £18.75
England median hourly rate £15.70 £15.50 £15.36
% change year-on-year +1.29% +0.94% +2.37%

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 725 509 617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.16% 11.31% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 321 329
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £161 £161 £162
90th Percentile £575 £543 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 38 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.35 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.00 £21.00 £20.25
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -9 99 £325 -10.96% 28
Coventry +16 79 £450 +100.00% 11
Warwickshire +18 53 £375 -1.64% 12
Staffordshire -11 23 £360 -4.00% 9
Solihull +2 13 £280 -25.33% 5
Worcestershire -11 11 £125 -30.56% 8
Herefordshire -3 9 £320 -11.11% 1
Shropshire -36 8 £250 -31.51% 6
Walsall +3 4 £243 +51.56%
Wolverhampton -4 4 - - 1
Dudley +6 3 - - 2
Halesowen - 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 239 (71.56%) Windows
2 167 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 123 (36.83%) Office 365
4 103 (30.84%) ITIL
5 84 (25.15%) Windows Server
6 72 (21.56%) VMware
7 68 (20.36%) Windows 10
8 65 (19.46%) Microsoft Office
9 64 (19.16%) MS Exchange
10 63 (18.86%) SCCM
11 60 (17.96%) Windows 7
12 55 (16.47%) Migration
13 50 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
13 50 (14.97%) PowerShell
14 47 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 42 (12.57%) ITIL V3
15 42 (12.57%) Citrix
16 40 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 38 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 33 (9.88%) SQL
18 33 (9.88%) SQL Server
19 29 (8.68%) WSUS
20 28 (8.38%) Data Centre
21 27 (8.08%) Hyper-V
22 26 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
22 26 (7.78%) DNS
23 25 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
23 25 (7.49%) XenApp
23 25 (7.49%) DevOps
24 24 (7.19%) .NET

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 64 (19.16%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.79%) IIS
5 11 (3.29%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.99%) JBoss
7 8 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.40%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.80%) WildFly
9 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.20%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.60%) Apache
11 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.60%) CMS
11 2 (0.60%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.60%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 65 (19.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.20%) PTC Creo
2 4 (1.20%) Windchill
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.10%) assyst
1 7 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.90%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 123 (36.83%) Office 365
2 50 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.89%) IaaS
4 20 (5.99%) PaaS
5 18 (5.39%) SaaS
6 17 (5.09%) G Suite
7 16 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (3.29%) OneDrive
10 9 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.78%) DNS
2 21 (6.29%) DHCP
3 17 (5.09%) Firewall
4 12 (3.59%) SAN
5 10 (2.99%) LAN
5 10 (2.99%) WAN
6 9 (2.69%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.40%) Skype
8 7 (2.10%) NAS
8 7 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.80%) Internet
9 6 (1.80%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.80%) Kerberos
9 6 (1.80%) SSL
10 5 (1.50%) Wireless
11 4 (1.20%) VLAN
12 3 (0.90%) DDNS
12 3 (0.90%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.90%) MPLS
12 3 (0.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.20%) DB2
3 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.60%) Couchbase
4 2 (0.60%) MySQL
4 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (5.69%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.60%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.60%) JIRA
4 2 (0.60%) Maven
4 2 (0.60%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.60%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 17 (5.09%) Finance
2 11 (3.29%) Retail
3 6 (1.80%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (1.20%) Advertising
4 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.60%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Local Government
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (20.06%) Analyst
2 39 (11.68%) Service Analyst
2 39 (11.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 34 (10.18%) Support Engineer
4 33 (9.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 20 (5.99%) Desktop Support
8 19 (5.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 18 (5.39%) Consultant
9 18 (5.39%) IT Analyst
10 17 (5.09%) Help Desk Analyst
11 15 (4.49%) Architect
11 15 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.49%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 14 (4.19%) IT Support
13 13 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.19%) .NET
2 8 (2.40%) SOAP
3 7 (2.10%) REST
4 6 (1.80%) JSON
5 5 (1.50%) LDAP
6 4 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.90%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.90%) WSH
8 2 (0.60%) Ajax
8 2 (0.60%) CGI
8 2 (0.60%) LAMP
8 2 (0.60%) Memcached
8 2 (0.60%) OAuth
8 2 (0.60%) SAML
8 2 (0.60%) Web Services
8 2 (0.60%) XML
9 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.30%) COM
9 1 (0.30%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.38%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.19%) Public Cloud
3 13 (3.89%) Clustering
3 13 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.69%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.10%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.10%) FMCG
6 7 (2.10%) iPad
6 7 (2.10%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.80%) PKI
8 5 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.50%) iPhone
8 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (1.50%) NHS
8 5 (1.50%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.90%) User Experience
10 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 239 (71.56%) Windows
2 84 (25.15%) Windows Server
3 68 (20.36%) Windows 10
4 60 (17.96%) Windows 7
5 47 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (6.59%) Windows XP
8 16 (4.79%) Linux
9 15 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.69%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.10%) Android
12 5 (1.50%) Unix
13 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.90%) CentOS
14 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.60%) Debian
15 2 (0.60%) SUSE
15 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.84%) ITIL
2 55 (16.47%) Migration
3 42 (12.57%) ITIL V3
4 38 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 25 (7.49%) DevOps
6 21 (6.29%) Service Management
7 18 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (4.79%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (4.49%) Change Management
10 11 (3.29%) Break/Fix
11 10 (2.99%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (2.99%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (2.99%) Network Management
11 10 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (2.99%) Time Management
12 9 (2.69%) CRM
13 8 (2.40%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (2.40%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.40%) Integration Testing
13 8 (2.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.97%) PowerShell
2 33 (9.88%) SQL
3 18 (5.39%) C#
4 15 (4.49%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.80%) VBScript
6 5 (1.50%) Java
7 2 (0.60%) Perl
7 2 (0.60%) PHP
7 2 (0.60%) Python
7 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) C
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.89%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.79%) MCSE
5 12 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.69%) Degree
7 7 (2.10%) DBS Check
7 7 (2.10%) MCITP
8 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.90%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.90%) CCNA
9 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.60%) MCP
10 2 (0.60%) MCSA
11 1 (0.30%) ACTC
11 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.30%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.69%) GDPR
1 9 (2.69%) SLA
2 6 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (8.08%) Hyper-V
3 25 (7.49%) XenApp
4 16 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.29%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (2.99%) vSphere
7 7 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.20%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.20%) DFS Replication
9 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.20%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.90%) Firmware
10 3 (0.90%) XenServer
11 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.60%) Squid
11 2 (0.60%) vCloud
11 2 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (18.86%) SCCM
2 29 (8.68%) WSUS
3 18 (5.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (3.29%) SCOM
5 8 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.80%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.20%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.20%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.90%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.60%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.60%) Nessus
10 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.60%) Puppet
10 2 (0.60%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 167 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 72 (21.56%) VMware
3 42 (12.57%) Citrix
4 19 (5.69%) Google
5 18 (5.39%) Apple
6 14 (4.19%) Postini
7 13 (3.89%) NetApp
8 12 (3.59%) Remedy
9 11 (3.29%) McAfee
9 11 (3.29%) Oracle
10 10 (2.99%) HP
11 8 (2.40%) Cisco
11 8 (2.40%) ServiceNow
12 7 (2.10%) BMC
12 7 (2.10%) Dell
12 7 (2.10%) Ivanti
12 7 (2.10%) SAP
13 6 (1.80%) EMC
13 6 (1.80%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.50%) Avaya