Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 28 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -13
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 315 248 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.12% 5.60% 4.97%
As % of the System Software category 48.31% 53.22% 48.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 168 168
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £111 £113 £120
90th Percentile £475 £479 £489
England median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 33 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £12.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +17.89% -12.14%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.10 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.75 £18.00 £20.25
England median hourly rate £15.78 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.20% - -

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 652 466 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.66% 10.52% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 308 324
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.91% +20.77%
10th Percentile £152 £144 £172
90th Percentile £575 £552 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 34 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.15 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.05 £19.40 £24.15
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.73% -3.59%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -13 88 £325 -13.33% 21
Coventry +9 81 £425 +41.67% 14
Warwickshire +17 52 £375 +15.38% 10
Solihull +3 17 £275 +103.70% 4
Staffordshire -18 13 £359 -4.33% 14
Herefordshire +6 10 £316 -47.29%
Shropshire -25 9 £250 -31.51% 4
Worcestershire -11 8 £148 -25.32% 10
Wolverhampton -2 7 £375 +233.33%
Walsall 0 4 £363 +126.56% 2
Dudley -8 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 220 (69.84%) Windows
2 152 (48.25%) Microsoft
3 102 (32.38%) Office 365
4 98 (31.11%) ITIL
5 71 (22.54%) MS Exchange
5 71 (22.54%) VMware
5 71 (22.54%) Windows Server
6 66 (20.95%) Microsoft Office
7 62 (19.68%) Windows 10
8 57 (18.10%) SCCM
9 54 (17.14%) PowerShell
10 51 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
11 50 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 49 (15.56%) Windows 7
13 48 (15.24%) Citrix
14 46 (14.60%) Migration
15 41 (13.02%) ITIL V3
16 34 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (10.48%) SQL
17 33 (10.48%) SQL Server
18 30 (9.52%) WSUS
19 28 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (8.89%) XenApp
19 28 (8.89%) Service Management
20 27 (8.57%) Hyper-V
20 27 (8.57%) Security Cleared
21 26 (8.25%) DNS
22 25 (7.94%) Data Centre
23 24 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
24 23 (7.30%) Microsoft Intune

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 71 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (6.03%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.13%) Skype for Business
5 10 (3.17%) IIS
6 9 (2.86%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.59%) JBoss
8 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.63%) Apache
9 2 (0.63%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 66 (20.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.27%) PTC Creo
3 4 (1.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (3.17%) assyst
1 10 (3.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 102 (32.38%) Office 365
2 51 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.03%) IaaS
4 16 (5.08%) SaaS
5 15 (4.76%) PaaS
6 13 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (4.13%) G Suite
7 10 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.59%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.25%) DNS
2 20 (6.35%) SAN
3 17 (5.40%) DHCP
4 14 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.81%) Firewall
6 11 (3.49%) Skype
6 11 (3.49%) WAN
7 10 (3.17%) LAN
7 10 (3.17%) VPN
8 8 (2.54%) NAS
9 6 (1.90%) Wireless
10 5 (1.59%) DDNS
10 5 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.59%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.59%) SSL
11 4 (1.27%) 802.11
11 4 (1.27%) Internet
12 3 (0.95%) Intranet
12 3 (0.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.59%) DB2
3 4 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.63%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.63%) MySQL
5 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (6.35%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.63%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.63%) JIRA
4 2 (0.63%) Maven
4 2 (0.63%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.63%) Subversion
4 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 12 (3.81%) Finance
2 10 (3.17%) Retail
3 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (0.95%) Advertising
5 3 (0.95%) Law
6 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Local Government
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (20.00%) Analyst
2 40 (12.70%) Support Engineer
3 33 (10.48%) 2nd Line Support
3 33 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (10.16%) Service Analyst
4 32 (10.16%) Service Desk Analyst
5 25 (7.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 23 (7.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 22 (6.98%) Desktop Support
8 19 (6.03%) IT Analyst
9 17 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 17 (5.40%) Consultant
9 17 (5.40%) Support Analyst
10 16 (5.08%) Help Desk Analyst
11 15 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (4.76%) Architect
11 15 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (4.44%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 14 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (4.44%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.35%) .NET
2 9 (2.86%) SOAP
3 8 (2.54%) REST
4 4 (1.27%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.27%) JSON
4 4 (1.27%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.95%) LDAP
5 3 (0.95%) WSH
6 2 (0.63%) Ajax
6 2 (0.63%) CGI
6 2 (0.63%) CSS
6 2 (0.63%) HTML
6 2 (0.63%) LAMP
6 2 (0.63%) Memcached
6 2 (0.63%) XML
7 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.32%) COM
7 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.44%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.13%) Clustering
3 13 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.22%) Fat Client
4 7 (2.22%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.90%) iPad
5 6 (1.90%) User Experience
6 5 (1.59%) iPhone
6 5 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Licensing
7 4 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.27%) NHS
8 3 (0.95%) AS400
8 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.95%) Fintech
8 3 (0.95%) FMCG
8 3 (0.95%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 220 (69.84%) Windows
2 71 (22.54%) Windows Server
3 62 (19.68%) Windows 10
4 50 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (15.56%) Windows 7
6 28 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (7.30%) Windows XP
8 20 (6.35%) Linux
9 15 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (3.81%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.86%) Android
11 9 (2.86%) Unix
12 5 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.59%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.95%) CentOS
13 3 (0.95%) SUSE
14 2 (0.63%) Debian
14 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (31.11%) ITIL
2 46 (14.60%) Migration
3 41 (13.02%) ITIL V3
4 28 (8.89%) Service Management
5 23 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (6.67%) DevOps
7 19 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (5.40%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (3.81%) Change Management
10 11 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (3.49%) CRM
11 10 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (2.86%) Integration Testing
13 8 (2.54%) Network Management
13 8 (2.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (2.22%) Change Control
14 7 (2.22%) Configuration Management
14 7 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (2.22%) Project Management
14 7 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 33 (10.48%) SQL
3 18 (5.71%) C#
4 15 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.27%) VBScript
6 3 (0.95%) C
6 3 (0.95%) Java
7 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.63%) Perl
7 2 (0.63%) PHP
7 2 (0.63%) Python
7 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.63%) VB
8 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.76%) MCSE
5 9 (2.86%) Degree
6 8 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.59%) CCNA
7 5 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.59%) MCITP
8 4 (1.27%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.95%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) CCA
10 1 (0.32%) CISSP
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.44%) SLA
2 9 (2.86%) GDPR
3 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (8.89%) XenApp
3 27 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (3.49%) vSphere
6 11 (3.49%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.27%) Docker
9 4 (1.27%) XenServer
10 3 (0.95%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.95%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.63%) Squid
11 2 (0.63%) Varnish
11 2 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (18.10%) SCCM
2 30 (9.52%) WSUS
3 23 (7.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.90%) SCOM
6 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.59%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (1.27%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.95%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.95%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.95%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.95%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.63%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.63%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.63%) SCSM
Vendors
1 152 (48.25%) Microsoft
2 71 (22.54%) VMware
3 48 (15.24%) Citrix
4 22 (6.98%) Google
5 19 (6.03%) Apple
6 18 (5.71%) Remedy
7 15 (4.76%) NetApp
8 14 (4.44%) McAfee
9 13 (4.13%) Cisco
10 10 (3.17%) BMC
10 10 (3.17%) HP
10 10 (3.17%) Postini
11 9 (2.86%) Dell
12 8 (2.54%) Oracle
13 7 (2.22%) EMC
13 7 (2.22%) Ivanti
13 7 (2.22%) SAP
14 6 (1.90%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.90%) Symantec
15 5 (1.59%) CommVault