The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 48 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 80 65 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.76% 3.75% 4.97%
As % of the System Software category 41.24% 54.62% 50.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 19
Average daily rate
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£305 £193 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.44% -14.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £333 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 9
Average hourly rate £12.93 £13.20 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -13.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £8.70 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £20.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Active Directory
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

System Software Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
194 119 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.11% 6.86% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 61 41
Average daily rate £316 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.90 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.80 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the West Yorkshire region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the West Yorkshire region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -2 63 £311 +68.24% 30
Bradford -8 11 £365 +43.13% 5
Wakefield 0 1 £113 - 3
Halifax -3 1 £270 +86.20% 1
Active Directory
Yorkshire

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 106 (67.52%) Windows
2 79 (50.32%) Microsoft
3 53 (33.76%) VMware
4 46 (29.30%) ITIL
5 43 (27.39%) MS Exchange
6 30 (19.11%) Windows 7
7 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (15.92%) SQL
10 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
11 23 (14.65%) SQL Server
12 22 (14.01%) LAN
12 22 (14.01%) DNS
13 21 (13.38%) WAN
14 20 (12.74%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (11.46%) Blackberry
15 18 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (10.83%) Cisco
16 17 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (10.19%) SAN
17 16 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2007
18 15 (9.55%) Finance
18 15 (9.55%) MS Office
19 14 (8.92%) Project Management
19 14 (8.92%) Lync
20 13 (8.28%) MCSE
20 13 (8.28%) Windows XP
20 13 (8.28%) TCP/IP
20 13 (8.28%) Office 365

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (27.39%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (8.92%) Lync
5 11 (7.01%) IIS
6 10 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (5.73%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.55%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.91%) Apache
10 3 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.91%) JBoss
10 3 (1.91%) Node.js
11 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.01%) LAN
1 22 (14.01%) DNS
2 21 (13.38%) WAN
3 16 (10.19%) SAN
4 13 (8.28%) TCP/IP
5 12 (7.64%) DHCP
6 10 (6.37%) Firewall
7 9 (5.73%) Internet
8 6 (3.82%) Unified Communications
9 5 (3.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (2.55%) IP Telephony
10 4 (2.55%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.55%) VPN
11 3 (1.91%) VoIP
11 3 (1.91%) DMZ
11 3 (1.91%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.27%) Network Security
12 2 (1.27%) NAS
12 2 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.91%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.91%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.64%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (9.55%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Banking
3 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.55%) Law
3 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.27%) Electronics
4 2 (1.27%) Billing
4 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Games
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (21.02%) Analyst
2 21 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (8.92%) Service Analyst
3 14 (8.92%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (8.28%) Support Analyst
5 12 (7.64%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (7.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.01%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.10%) Administrator
8 7 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 6 (3.82%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) Communications Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) Design Engineer
11 4 (2.55%) Desktop Support
11 4 (2.55%) Consultant
11 4 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) .NET
2 3 (1.91%) J2EE
2 3 (1.91%) Web Services
2 3 (1.91%) Java EE
3 2 (1.27%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.64%) CSS
4 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.46%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.01%) Clustering
3 10 (6.37%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.18%) NHS
5 5 (3.18%) Replication
6 4 (2.55%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.91%) BYOD
7 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.91%) PKI
8 2 (1.27%) CMDB
8 2 (1.27%) iPhone
8 2 (1.27%) DTV
8 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 106 (67.52%) Windows
2 30 (19.11%) Windows 7
3 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (8.28%) Windows XP
7 12 (7.64%) Linux
8 11 (7.01%) UNIX
9 7 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.18%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.55%) SUSE
11 4 (2.55%) zOS
11 4 (2.55%) AIX
11 4 (2.55%) Solaris
12 3 (1.91%) Android
12 3 (1.91%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.91%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.30%) ITIL
2 14 (8.92%) Project Management
3 10 (6.37%) Migration
4 9 (5.73%) Configuration Management
4 9 (5.73%) PRINCE2
5 8 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (5.10%) Change Management
5 8 (5.10%) Server Building
6 7 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.18%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.18%) Time Management
7 5 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.18%) PRINCE
7 5 (3.18%) Service Management
8 4 (2.55%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.55%) High Availability
8 4 (2.55%) Server Hardening
9 3 (1.91%) DevOps
9 3 (1.91%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (1.91%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.92%) SQL
2 6 (3.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.18%) Python
4 4 (2.55%) Java
5 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.64%) VBScript
6 1 (0.64%) Perl
6 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (12.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.28%) MCSE
3 7 (4.46%) MCTS
3 7 (4.46%) MCITP
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.55%) CCNA
4 4 (2.55%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 3 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.27%) MCSA
6 2 (1.27%) Degree
6 2 (1.27%) MCDST
7 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.64%) NCDA
7 1 (0.64%) CCEE
7 1 (0.64%) CCIA
7 1 (0.64%) MCP
7 1 (0.64%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 28 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.64%) VMware Server
3 6 (3.82%) vSphere
4 5 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.18%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.55%) XenApp
5 4 (2.55%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.91%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.27%) UAG
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.64%) XenServer
8 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.64%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (7.64%) SCCM
2 10 (6.37%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.55%) SCOM
4 3 (1.91%) Puppet
4 3 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 79 (50.32%) Microsoft
2 53 (33.76%) VMware
3 17 (10.83%) Cisco
4 11 (7.01%) Citrix
5 9 (5.73%) Oracle
5 9 (5.73%) HP
6 4 (2.55%) LANDesk
6 4 (2.55%) F5
7 3 (1.91%) Dell
7 3 (1.91%) Brocade
7 3 (1.91%) NetApp
7 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.27%) McAfee
8 2 (1.27%) Adobe
8 2 (1.27%) SAP
8 2 (1.27%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.27%) Wyse
8 2 (1.27%) Amdocs
8 2 (1.27%) M86 Security
8 2 (1.27%) RightFax
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