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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 57 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 56 65 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.15% 4.09% 5.07%
As % of the System Software category 46.28% 47.45% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 12
Average daily rate
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£295 £220 £108
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.09% +104.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £120 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 30
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £10.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £7.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £15.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +1.69%
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
121 137 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 6.81% 8.63% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 52 29
Average daily rate £300 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £174 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 32
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £7.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £15.85 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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 -15 36 £275 +27.90% 29
Bradford 0 13 £400 +1.26% 4
Halifax - 3 £275 - 1
Heckmondwike - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Castleford - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 4
Wetherby - - - - 1
Active Directory
Yorkshire

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (72.60%) Windows
2 71 (48.63%) Microsoft
3 60 (41.10%) VMware
4 53 (36.30%) MS Exchange
5 42 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (21.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (19.18%) Windows 7
7 28 (19.18%) vSphere
7 28 (19.18%) MS Excel
8 26 (17.81%) Windows XP
9 25 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 24 (16.44%) SQL Server
10 24 (16.44%) MS Office
10 24 (16.44%) VMware ESX
11 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (13.70%) Symantec
13 20 (13.70%) DNS
13 20 (13.70%) SCCM
14 19 (13.01%) SAN
14 19 (13.01%) ITIL
15 17 (11.64%) IIS
15 17 (11.64%) LAN
15 17 (11.64%) DHCP
15 17 (11.64%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (10.96%) SCOM
17 15 (10.27%) SQL Server 2005
17 15 (10.27%) VPN
18 14 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 53 (36.30%) MS Exchange
2 31 (21.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (11.64%) IIS
5 13 (8.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (7.53%) Lotus Domino
7 9 (6.16%) Lync
8 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.37%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 24 (16.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.70%) DNS
2 19 (13.01%) SAN
3 17 (11.64%) LAN
3 17 (11.64%) DHCP
4 15 (10.27%) VPN
5 13 (8.90%) NAS
6 12 (8.22%) Firewall
6 12 (8.22%) TCP/IP
7 11 (7.53%) Internet
8 9 (6.16%) WAN
9 8 (5.48%) HTTPS
10 7 (4.79%) SMTP
10 7 (4.79%) Ethernet
10 7 (4.79%) FTP
10 7 (4.79%) iSCSI
10 7 (4.79%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (4.11%) RTSP
11 6 (4.11%) DMZ
12 5 (3.42%) SSL
12 5 (3.42%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (10.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.05%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MSI
General
1 12 (8.22%) Finance
2 4 (2.74%) Banking
2 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.05%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Games
5 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (15.07%) Analyst
2 18 (12.33%) Support Engineer
3 11 (7.53%) Consultant
4 10 (6.85%) Desktop Support
4 10 (6.85%) Administrator
5 9 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (6.16%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (6.16%) Service Analyst
5 9 (6.16%) Support Analyst
5 9 (6.16%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (6.16%) Exchange Engineer
6 8 (5.48%) Exchange Administrator
6 8 (5.48%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.79%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (4.79%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.42%) Technical Support
9 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) .NET
2 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.05%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.68%) SAML
3 1 (0.68%) Middleware
3 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.85%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.16%) NHS
3 6 (4.11%) PDA
4 3 (2.05%) Clustering
4 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.05%) iPhone
4 3 (2.05%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.37%) PKI
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 106 (72.60%) Windows
2 31 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (19.18%) Windows 7
4 26 (17.81%) Windows XP
5 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.11%) Windows Phone
7 6 (4.11%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.11%) Android
7 6 (4.11%) Linux
8 4 (2.74%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.05%) CentOS
10 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.37%) UNIX
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.68%) VMS
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.01%) ITIL
2 13 (8.90%) Migration
3 10 (6.85%) Project Management
4 7 (4.79%) Configuration Management
5 6 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.11%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.11%) PRINCE
5 6 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.11%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (3.42%) Software Deployment
6 5 (3.42%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.42%) Service Management
6 5 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.74%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.74%) Supplier Management
7 4 (2.74%) High Availability
8 3 (2.05%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (2.05%) Time Management
8 3 (2.05%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (2.05%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.85%) SQL
2 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.05%) VBA
4 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.79%) MCSE
3 5 (3.42%) Degree
4 4 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.05%) MCP
5 3 (2.05%) MCSA
5 3 (2.05%) MCTS
5 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 3 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.37%) VCP5
6 2 (1.37%) VCAP
6 2 (1.37%) CCNP
6 2 (1.37%) CCNA
6 2 (1.37%) CCDA
6 2 (1.37%) CCDP
6 2 (1.37%) CISSP
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.37%) HND
6 2 (1.37%) CCSA
6 2 (1.37%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.05%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 42 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (19.18%) vSphere
3 24 (16.44%) VMware ESX
4 6 (4.11%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.05%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.37%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.37%) XenApp
7 1 (0.68%) UAG
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (13.70%) SCCM
2 16 (10.96%) SCOM
3 13 (8.90%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.05%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.05%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 71 (48.63%) Microsoft
2 60 (41.10%) VMware
3 20 (13.70%) Symantec
4 13 (8.90%) Cisco
5 12 (8.22%) IBM
5 12 (8.22%) EMC
5 12 (8.22%) Citrix
6 10 (6.85%) Lotus
7 9 (6.16%) HP
8 8 (5.48%) NetApp
8 8 (5.48%) Remedy
9 6 (4.11%) Oracle
10 3 (2.05%) Imperva
10 3 (2.05%) Dell
11 2 (1.37%) Adobe
11 2 (1.37%) Sun
11 2 (1.37%) Novell
11 2 (1.37%) Apple
11 2 (1.37%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.37%) Postini
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