Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 34 34
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -18
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 260 263 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.42% 4.97% 4.58%
As % of the System Software category 50.98% 61.59% 54.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 173 113
West Midlands median daily rate £306 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.30% +6.67% +21.21%
10th Percentile £127 £108 £142
90th Percentile £484 £475 £498
England median daily rate £313 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 66
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +11.97% -0.38%
10th Percentile £8.63 £10.20 £10.03
90th Percentile £21.80 £19.29 £18.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -2.88%

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 510 427 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.63% 8.06% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 242 176
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £120 £150
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £418 £388
% change year-on-year +7.78% +7.74% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 52 69
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £14.88 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +19.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £9.46 £10.25 £10.04
90th Percentile £42.50 £21.47 £21.15
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.34% +6.67% -3.23%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -2 110 £313 +25.00% 27
Warwickshire +8 44 £215 +65.38% 12
Coventry +18 42 £368 +0.68% 15
Solihull +8 14 £350 +100.00% 4
Staffordshire -5 8 £250 -8.68% 15
Herefordshire +9 7 £150 -76.92% 1
Wolverhampton +1 5 £185 - 11
Worcestershire 0 5 £200 -4.19% 7
Dudley -10 2 £248 +141.46% 1
Shropshire -37 2 £173 -47.73% 3
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 185 (71.15%) Windows
2 113 (43.46%) Microsoft
3 79 (30.38%) Office 365
4 76 (29.23%) Windows Server
5 72 (27.69%) ITIL
6 65 (25.00%) VMware
7 60 (23.08%) Citrix
8 59 (22.69%) MS Exchange
9 53 (20.38%) Windows 7
10 52 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 48 (18.46%) DNS
12 44 (16.92%) Windows 10
13 43 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
14 41 (15.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 40 (15.38%) SCCM
16 39 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 39 (15.00%) DHCP
17 38 (14.62%) SharePoint
17 38 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
18 34 (13.08%) Migration
18 34 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (12.69%) Cisco
20 30 (11.54%) Service Management
21 28 (10.77%) SQL
22 26 (10.00%) SQL Server
23 25 (9.62%) McAfee
24 24 (9.23%) SLA
25 23 (8.85%) WSUS
26 22 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
27 21 (8.08%) Change Management

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 59 (22.69%) MS Exchange
2 38 (14.62%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.38%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.31%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.15%) IIS
10 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.38%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.31%) assyst
1 6 (2.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.77%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.77%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.38%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 79 (30.38%) Office 365
2 38 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (4.23%) OneDrive
5 9 (3.46%) IaaS
6 7 (2.69%) G Suite
6 7 (2.69%) PaaS
7 4 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.54%) SaaS
8 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.46%) DNS
2 39 (15.00%) DHCP
3 17 (6.54%) Firewall
3 17 (6.54%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.54%) VPN
4 16 (6.15%) LAN
4 16 (6.15%) SAN
5 12 (4.62%) WAN
6 10 (3.85%) Skype
7 7 (2.69%) NetScaler
8 6 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.92%) 802.11
9 5 (1.92%) Internet
9 5 (1.92%) Network Security
9 5 (1.92%) Telnet
9 5 (1.92%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.54%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.54%) TACACS
10 4 (1.54%) VLAN
10 4 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (2.31%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.77%) MySQL
5 2 (0.77%) Power BI
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.38%) DB2
6 1 (0.38%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.38%) MS Access
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.77%) LSMW
2 2 (0.77%) MSI
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) Subversion
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.38%) WinAutomation
General
1 16 (6.15%) Finance
2 8 (3.08%) Retail
3 4 (1.54%) Law
4 3 (1.15%) Legal
5 2 (0.77%) Advertising
5 2 (0.77%) Back Office
5 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
5 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Military
6 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (14.23%) Analyst
2 35 (13.46%) Support Engineer
3 27 (10.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (9.62%) Consultant
5 21 (8.08%) Desktop Support
6 20 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (6.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 16 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (6.15%) Architect
8 16 (6.15%) Support Analyst
9 14 (5.38%) Service Analyst
9 14 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
11 12 (4.62%) Active Directory Consultant
11 12 (4.62%) IT Support
11 12 (4.62%) Project Manager
12 11 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (4.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.69%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.54%) .NET
3 3 (1.15%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.77%) CSS
4 2 (0.77%) HTML
4 2 (0.77%) LDAP
4 2 (0.77%) Web Services
4 2 (0.77%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.38%) Node.js
5 1 (0.38%) REST
5 1 (0.38%) SOAP
5 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.38%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 10 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 9 (3.46%) Replication
4 8 (3.08%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.08%) PKI
5 6 (2.31%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.92%) Clustering
7 4 (1.54%) CMDB
8 3 (1.15%) AS400
8 3 (1.15%) iPhone
8 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.15%) User Experience
9 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.77%) FMCG
9 2 (0.77%) Wiki
10 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 185 (71.15%) Windows
2 76 (29.23%) Windows Server
3 53 (20.38%) Windows 7
4 44 (16.92%) Windows 10
5 41 (15.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (8.08%) Windows 8
8 20 (7.69%) Linux
9 19 (7.31%) Windows XP
10 14 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.46%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.69%) Android
12 7 (2.69%) Unix
13 6 (2.31%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.38%) Debian
16 1 (0.38%) Solaris
16 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (27.69%) ITIL
2 34 (13.08%) Migration
3 30 (11.54%) Service Management
4 21 (8.08%) Change Management
5 16 (6.15%) Problem Management
6 14 (5.38%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (4.23%) ITIL V3
9 10 (3.85%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.46%) CRM
11 8 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.69%) Project Management
12 7 (2.69%) Release Management
13 6 (2.31%) Capacity Management
13 6 (2.31%) ITSM
14 5 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (1.92%) Data Centre Operations
14 5 (1.92%) Patch Management
14 5 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (1.54%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 28 (10.77%) SQL
3 4 (1.54%) VB
4 3 (1.15%) C#
5 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.77%) Python
5 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.38%) C
6 1 (0.38%) Java
6 1 (0.38%) PHP
6 1 (0.38%) Tcl
6 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (7.69%) MCSE
3 11 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (3.46%) MCSA
5 9 (3.46%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.69%) Degree
7 6 (2.31%) CCNA
8 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.54%) CCIE
9 4 (1.54%) CCNP
9 4 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.54%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.54%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.77%) CCA
11 2 (0.77%) MCITP
11 2 (0.77%) RHCE
12 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.23%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (8.08%) XenApp
3 13 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
3 13 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 12 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (2.69%) BitLocker
8 6 (2.31%) vSphere
9 5 (1.92%) XenServer
10 4 (1.54%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.77%) Docker
12 2 (0.77%) KVM
12 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 40 (15.38%) SCCM
2 23 (8.85%) WSUS
3 13 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.08%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.92%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.15%) SafeCom
7 3 (1.15%) SCOM
7 3 (1.15%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.38%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 113 (43.46%) Microsoft
2 65 (25.00%) VMware
3 60 (23.08%) Citrix
4 33 (12.69%) Cisco
5 25 (9.62%) McAfee
6 16 (6.15%) HP
6 16 (6.15%) Symantec
7 14 (5.38%) Google
8 13 (5.00%) Apple
8 13 (5.00%) NetApp
9 10 (3.85%) Dell
10 9 (3.46%) Remedy
10 9 (3.46%) SAP
11 6 (2.31%) BMC
11 6 (2.31%) IBM
11 6 (2.31%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.92%) EMC
12 5 (1.92%) Veeam
13 4 (1.54%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.54%) Oracle