Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 27 28
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 262 314 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.66% 6.07% 5.78%
As % of the System Software category 40.87% 47.87% 53.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 174 173
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £130 £113 £115
90th Percentile £513 £488 £475
England median daily rate £365 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +12.31% +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 89 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.45% +17.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.70 £10.20
90th Percentile £19.30 £20.80 £19.20
England median hourly rate £15.09 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.89% +5.73% -

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 641 656 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.85% 12.69% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 353 308
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £183 £151 £149
90th Percentile £556 £575 £552
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 106 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +1.72% +11.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.91 £10.25
90th Percentile £20.38 £32.63 £20.13
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.73% +3.13% +4.92%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 +6 92 £323 -0.77% 53
Coventry -18 49 £338 -20.59% 13
Warwickshire 0 39 £378 +0.67% 6
Shropshire +19 19 £468 +87.20% 10
Staffordshire +16 17 £370 +3.14% 18
Worcestershire -13 12 £285 +128.00% 18
Solihull +1 8 £190 +1.33% 9
Herefordshire +5 7 £425 +34.39% 3
Dudley -9 3 £250 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton +2 1 £150 -60.00% 2
Tipton - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 159 (60.69%) Windows
2 125 (47.71%) Microsoft
3 97 (37.02%) Office 365
4 87 (33.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 64 (24.43%) VMware
6 53 (20.23%) Windows Server
7 49 (18.70%) SCCM
8 48 (18.32%) Windows 10
9 46 (17.56%) ITIL
10 42 (16.03%) Migration
11 40 (15.27%) Citrix
12 39 (14.89%) DNS
13 37 (14.12%) MS Exchange
14 36 (13.74%) Azure Active Directory
15 35 (13.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 34 (12.98%) Windows 7
17 33 (12.60%) SQL
18 32 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 28 (10.69%) SharePoint
19 28 (10.69%) PowerShell
20 27 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
21 26 (9.92%) Hyper-V
22 25 (9.54%) Windows Server 2012
23 24 (9.16%) Cisco
23 24 (9.16%) Linux
24 23 (8.78%) XenApp
25 22 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
25 22 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
26 21 (8.02%) Security Cleared
26 21 (8.02%) 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 37 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.69%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.58%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.20%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.76%) CMS
7 2 (0.76%) IIS
7 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.38%) Site Server
Applications
1 18 (6.87%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.15%) SPSS
4 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.53%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.76%) assyst
2 2 (0.76%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 97 (37.02%) Office 365
2 87 (33.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (13.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (3.44%) IaaS
6 8 (3.05%) PaaS
6 8 (3.05%) Power Platform
7 7 (2.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (2.29%) Serverless
9 5 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.91%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.53%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.53%) SaaS
11 3 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (1.15%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.89%) DNS
2 19 (7.25%) DHCP
3 18 (6.87%) Firewall
4 17 (6.49%) Kerberos
5 16 (6.11%) VPN
6 14 (5.34%) Unified Communications
6 14 (5.34%) WAN
7 13 (4.96%) LAN
8 12 (4.58%) Internet
8 12 (4.58%) TCP/IP
9 10 (3.82%) SSL
9 10 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (3.44%) Skype
11 8 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (3.05%) Wireless
12 6 (2.29%) SAN
13 5 (1.91%) Intranet
13 5 (1.91%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.91%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.20%) Apache Hive
2 11 (4.20%) Big Data
2 11 (4.20%) Impala
2 11 (4.20%) Pentaho
3 7 (2.67%) Power BI
4 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 12 (4.58%) Git (software)
1 12 (4.58%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.20%) Artifactory
3 5 (1.91%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.76%) JIRA
4 2 (0.76%) MSI
4 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (7.63%) Finance
2 9 (3.44%) Retail
3 3 (1.15%) Banking
4 2 (0.76%) Advertising
4 2 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.38%) Games
5 1 (0.38%) Legal
5 1 (0.38%) Marketing
5 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (15.65%) Analyst
2 34 (12.98%) Architect
3 30 (11.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (6.87%) Support Engineer
5 17 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (5.73%) IT Support
8 14 (5.34%) Desktop Support
9 13 (4.96%) Consultant
9 13 (4.96%) Service Analyst
9 13 (4.96%) Support Analyst
10 12 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.58%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (4.20%) Big Data Engineer
11 11 (4.20%) Data Engineer
11 11 (4.20%) IT Engineer
11 11 (4.20%) Technical Architect
12 10 (3.82%) Platform Engineer
13 9 (3.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 9 (3.44%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.53%) JSON
1 4 (1.53%) LDAP
1 4 (1.53%) ODBC
2 3 (1.15%) .NET
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.76%) RESTful
3 2 (0.76%) SAML
3 2 (0.76%) XML
4 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) jQuery
4 1 (0.38%) Node.js
4 1 (0.38%) OAuth
4 1 (0.38%) OpenID
4 1 (0.38%) Web Services
4 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.25%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.67%) Clustering
4 7 (2.67%) User Experience
5 6 (2.29%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.29%) PKI
5 6 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.91%) NHS
6 5 (1.91%) Replication
6 5 (1.91%) Shadow IT
7 4 (1.53%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.15%) FMCG
8 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 159 (60.69%) Windows
2 53 (20.23%) Windows Server
3 48 (18.32%) Windows 10
4 34 (12.98%) Windows 7
5 25 (9.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (9.16%) Linux
7 22 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.29%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.53%) CentOS
12 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.15%) Solaris
13 2 (0.76%) Android
13 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.76%) Unix
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.38%) HPUX
14 1 (0.38%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.56%) ITIL
2 42 (16.03%) Migration
3 35 (13.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (8.02%) Service Management
6 16 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.73%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (4.20%) ITIL V3
10 11 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (3.82%) DevSecOps
12 9 (3.44%) Time Management
13 8 (3.05%) Break/Fix
13 8 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (3.05%) Collaborative Working
13 8 (3.05%) Data Protection
13 8 (3.05%) ITSM
13 8 (3.05%) Scrum
14 7 (2.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.60%) SQL
2 28 (10.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.15%) C
3 3 (1.15%) C#
3 3 (1.15%) Python
3 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.15%) VBScript
4 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.38%) Java
5 1 (0.38%) Perl
5 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.82%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.05%) MCSE
6 7 (2.67%) CCNA
6 7 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.67%) MCSA
7 6 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.53%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.53%) Degree
9 3 (1.15%) MCP
10 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.38%) ISEB
11 1 (0.38%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.82%) SLA
2 5 (1.91%) GDPR
3 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.53%) PMO
4 3 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.15%) NIST
4 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.76%) QA
6 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 32 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (9.92%) Hyper-V
3 23 (8.78%) XenApp
4 20 (7.63%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (5.73%) XenDesktop
6 13 (4.96%) Docker
7 10 (3.82%) vSphere
8 8 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (2.29%) DFS Replication
9 6 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.76%) vCloud
12 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.38%) Firmware
12 1 (0.38%) Samba
12 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (18.70%) SCCM
2 21 (8.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (7.25%) SCOM
4 13 (4.96%) Terraform
5 12 (4.58%) Ansible
6 10 (3.82%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (3.44%) WSUS
8 8 (3.05%) AirWatch
9 7 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (2.67%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.91%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.53%) SCDPM
11 4 (1.53%) SCSM
11 4 (1.53%) SmoothWall
11 4 (1.53%) vCenter Server
12 3 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 125 (47.71%) Microsoft
2 64 (24.43%) VMware
3 40 (15.27%) Citrix
4 24 (9.16%) Cisco
5 11 (4.20%) Cloudera
6 9 (3.44%) Oracle
6 9 (3.44%) SolarWinds
6 9 (3.44%) Veeam
7 8 (3.05%) Apple
7 8 (3.05%) Forcepoint
8 7 (2.67%) Dell
8 7 (2.67%) HP
8 7 (2.67%) McAfee
9 6 (2.29%) NetApp
10 5 (1.91%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.91%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.91%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.91%) Zscaler
11 4 (1.53%) Symantec