The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 July 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 126 121 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 5.36% 5.76% 5.66%
As % of the System Software category 61.46% 51.49% 62.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 41
Average daily rate
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£180 £200 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £107 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 47
Average hourly rate £13.20 £15.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.79 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £32.50 £26.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
System Software Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
205 235 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 8.72% 11.19% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 88 92
Average daily rate £288 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £143 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 47
Average hourly rate £14.25 £25.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.00% +92.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.40 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.66 £26.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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
West Yorkshire +7 73 £183 -8.75% 49
South Yorkshire +2 30 £120 -36.84% 15
North Yorkshire +2 17 £300 +87.50% 8
East Yorkshire -4 3 - - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 195 (78.00%) Windows
2 139 (55.60%) Microsoft
3 85 (34.00%) Windows XP
4 83 (33.20%) Windows 7
5 68 (27.20%) MS Exchange
6 58 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (22.80%) MS Excel
8 53 (21.20%) MS Office
9 52 (20.80%) ITIL
10 45 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (18.00%) VMware
11 34 (13.60%) Citrix
12 33 (13.20%) SCCM
13 30 (12.00%) SharePoint
14 29 (11.60%) Migration
15 26 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (10.00%) SQL
17 24 (9.60%) Service Management
17 24 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2007
18 22 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (8.40%) HP
20 20 (8.00%) Cisco
20 20 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (7.60%) TCP/IP
22 18 (7.20%) LAN
22 18 (7.20%) PowerShell
23 17 (6.80%) WAN
23 17 (6.80%) DNS
23 17 (6.80%) SAN
23 17 (6.80%) Remedy

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 68 (27.20%) MS Exchange
2 30 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 24 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (6.00%) IIS
6 13 (5.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.40%) Lync
9 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 4 (1.60%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.80%) CMS
11 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.80%) Apache
11 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (22.80%) MS Excel
2 53 (21.20%) MS Office
3 4 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.20%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.60%) TCP/IP
2 18 (7.20%) LAN
3 17 (6.80%) WAN
3 17 (6.80%) DNS
3 17 (6.80%) SAN
4 11 (4.40%) DHCP
4 11 (4.40%) Firewall
5 10 (4.00%) Internet
6 9 (3.60%) NAS
7 8 (3.20%) VPN
8 6 (2.40%) FTP
9 5 (2.00%) SMTP
9 5 (2.00%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.60%) LDAP
10 4 (1.60%) VoIP
11 3 (1.20%) Intranet
11 3 (1.20%) VLAN
12 2 (0.80%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.80%) 3G
12 2 (0.80%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.80%) QlikView
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.80%) MySQL
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.40%) MS Access
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) InstallShield
1 3 (1.20%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.80%) Subversion
2 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.80%) Hudson
2 2 (0.80%) MSI
General
1 12 (4.80%) Finance
2 4 (1.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.20%) French Language
3 3 (1.20%) Legal
4 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.80%) Publishing
4 2 (0.80%) Banking
4 2 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (0.80%) Cantonese Language
4 2 (0.80%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 76 (30.40%) Analyst
2 41 (16.40%) Service Analyst
2 41 (16.40%) Service Desk Analyst
3 39 (15.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (10.80%) 1st Line Support
5 24 (9.60%) Support Analyst
6 21 (8.40%) Support Engineer
7 20 (8.00%) Desktop Support
8 15 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.40%) Help Desk Support
10 10 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.20%) Consultant
12 7 (2.80%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (2.80%) Deployment Engineer
13 6 (2.40%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 6 (2.40%) IT Support
13 6 (2.40%) Technical Analyst
13 6 (2.40%) Server Engineer
14 5 (2.00%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.00%) .NET
2 5 (2.00%) HTML
2 5 (2.00%) XML
3 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.80%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (2.40%) NHS
3 4 (1.60%) Clustering
4 3 (1.20%) Statistics
5 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.80%) Replication
5 2 (0.80%) PKI
6 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.40%) FMCG
6 1 (0.40%) iSeries
6 1 (0.40%) Social Media
6 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 195 (78.00%) Windows
2 85 (34.00%) Windows XP
3 83 (33.20%) Windows 7
4 58 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.20%) Windows 2000
6 13 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.20%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.80%) Linux
8 7 (2.80%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.60%) UNIX
10 3 (1.20%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.80%) ITIL
2 29 (11.60%) Migration
3 24 (9.60%) Service Management
4 14 (5.60%) Incident Management
5 12 (4.80%) Problem Management
6 10 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (2.80%) Validation
8 6 (2.40%) Project Management
8 6 (2.40%) Scrum
8 6 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.00%) Change Management
9 5 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (1.60%) Content Management
11 3 (1.20%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (1.20%) WFM
11 3 (1.20%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (1.20%) ITSM
11 3 (1.20%) Information Security Management
11 3 (1.20%) Security Management
11 3 (1.20%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.00%) SQL
2 18 (7.20%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.00%) C
4 4 (1.60%) Java
5 3 (1.20%) Perl
6 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.80%) VBScript
6 2 (0.80%) Python
7 1 (0.40%) Jython
7 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.20%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.40%) MCSE
5 5 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.20%) MCP
7 2 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.40%) MCITP
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 26 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.60%) vSphere
3 9 (3.60%) XenApp
3 9 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.80%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.00%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.20%) XenServer
6 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.80%) Xen
7 2 (0.80%) qmail
7 2 (0.80%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.40%) UAG
8 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (13.20%) SCCM
2 7 (2.80%) SCOM
3 5 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.60%) Unicenter
5 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.20%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.80%) WSUS
6 2 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 139 (55.60%) Microsoft
2 45 (18.00%) VMware
3 34 (13.60%) Citrix
4 21 (8.40%) HP
5 20 (8.00%) Cisco
6 17 (6.80%) Remedy
7 9 (3.60%) Symantec
8 7 (2.80%) Dell
9 5 (2.00%) EMC
9 5 (2.00%) Lotus
10 4 (1.60%) CA
10 4 (1.60%) Veeam
11 3 (1.20%) NetApp
12 2 (0.80%) BMC
12 2 (0.80%) Oracle
12 2 (0.80%) SAP
12 2 (0.80%) JBoss
12 2 (0.80%) Google
12 2 (0.80%) LANDesk
12 2 (0.80%) Postini
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