The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the West Yorkshire region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 77 67 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 4.61% 4.43% 4.56%
As % of the System Software category 63.64% 45.58% 60.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £330 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 25
Average hourly rate £12.75 £11.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £10.86 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
121 147 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.25% 9.72% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 52 50
Average daily rate £205 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £129 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 25
Average hourly rate £13.20 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Active Directory
Yorkshire

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 56 £150 +33.33% 29
Bradford +9 8 £255 +27.50% 4
Huddersfield +3 3 - - 2
Halifax -6 2 £145 -47.27% 1
Dewsbury - 2 - -
Wakefield -1 1 - - 3
Wetherby - - - - 1
Batley - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - - 1
Keighley - - - - 1
Ossett - - - -
Active Directory
Yorkshire

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 104 (74.82%) Windows
2 81 (58.27%) Microsoft
3 50 (35.97%) MS Exchange
4 46 (33.09%) Windows 7
5 31 (22.30%) VMware
6 30 (21.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (20.14%) MS Excel
8 27 (19.42%) Windows XP
9 23 (16.55%) ITIL
9 23 (16.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (15.83%) SCCM
11 20 (14.39%) Migration
11 20 (14.39%) MS Office
12 19 (13.67%) SQL
12 19 (13.67%) Citrix
12 19 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (12.23%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (10.79%) Cisco
16 14 (10.07%) SAN
16 14 (10.07%) SharePoint
17 13 (9.35%) Service Management
18 12 (8.63%) IIS
18 12 (8.63%) PowerShell
19 11 (7.91%) vSphere
19 11 (7.91%) DNS
19 11 (7.91%) Firewall
20 10 (7.19%) Symantec
21 9 (6.47%) Remedy
21 9 (6.47%) NAS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 50 (35.97%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (10.07%) SharePoint
5 12 (8.63%) IIS
6 7 (5.04%) Lync
6 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.44%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.72%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (20.14%) MS Excel
2 20 (14.39%) MS Office
3 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.07%) SAN
2 11 (7.91%) DNS
2 11 (7.91%) Firewall
3 9 (6.47%) NAS
4 8 (5.76%) DHCP
4 8 (5.76%) LAN
5 7 (5.04%) WAN
5 7 (5.04%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.32%) Unified Communications
6 6 (4.32%) VPN
7 5 (3.60%) SMTP
8 3 (2.16%) S/MIME
8 3 (2.16%) FTP
9 1 (0.72%) LDAP
9 1 (0.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) QlikView
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.16%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
1 3 (2.16%) Finance
2 2 (1.44%) Banking
2 2 (1.44%) Legal
3 1 (0.72%) French Language
Job Titles
1 41 (29.50%) Analyst
2 23 (16.55%) Service Desk Analyst
2 23 (16.55%) Service Analyst
3 20 (14.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (9.35%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (5.76%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (3.60%) Consultant
7 5 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.60%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Rollout Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Server Support Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) IT Support
8 4 (2.88%) Server Support
8 4 (2.88%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) .NET
2 5 (3.60%) HTML
2 5 (3.60%) XML
3 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.88%) Clustering
2 3 (2.16%) Statistics
3 2 (1.44%) Replication
4 1 (0.72%) NHS
4 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 104 (74.82%) Windows
2 46 (33.09%) Windows 7
3 30 (21.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (19.42%) Windows XP
5 23 (16.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.60%) Linux
8 4 (2.88%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.88%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.88%) UNIX
9 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.55%) ITIL
2 20 (14.39%) Migration
3 13 (9.35%) Service Management
4 6 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (4.32%) Scrum
5 4 (2.88%) Incident Management
5 4 (2.88%) Project Management
6 3 (2.16%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.16%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.16%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (2.16%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (1.44%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (1.44%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.44%) Web Development
7 2 (1.44%) Change Control
7 2 (1.44%) ERP
7 2 (1.44%) Validation
7 2 (1.44%) Change Management
7 2 (1.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (0.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.67%) SQL
2 12 (8.63%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.44%) VBScript
4 1 (0.72%) C
4 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.60%) MCSE
3 2 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.72%) CCNA
4 1 (0.72%) MCP
4 1 (0.72%) MCSA
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.72%) MCITP
4 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) SLA
2 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 19 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.91%) vSphere
3 8 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.32%) XenApp
5 5 (3.60%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.16%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.44%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.72%) UAG
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (15.83%) SCCM
2 6 (4.32%) SCOM
3 5 (3.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.16%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.16%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.44%) WSUS
5 2 (1.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 81 (58.27%) Microsoft
2 31 (22.30%) VMware
3 19 (13.67%) Citrix
4 15 (10.79%) Cisco
5 10 (7.19%) Symantec
6 9 (6.47%) Remedy
7 7 (5.04%) HP
8 4 (2.88%) EMC
9 3 (2.16%) NetApp
9 3 (2.16%) Google
9 3 (2.16%) Veeam
9 3 (2.16%) Postini
10 2 (1.44%) Becrypt
10 2 (1.44%) Oracle
10 2 (1.44%) Dell
10 2 (1.44%) BMC
10 2 (1.44%) Lotus
11 1 (0.72%) Novell
11 1 (0.72%) McAfee
11 1 (0.72%) Sun
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £280 - £330 Per Day Ltd Co. basis
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago