The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford 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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
West Yorkshire / Bradford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 10 21
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 3 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 2.83% 10.07% 7.44%
As % of the System Software category 18.75% 93.75% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £375 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +31.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.51% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £8.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -19.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 16 16 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 15.09% 10.74% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 12
Median daily rate £538 £475 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +50.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £167 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £535 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £8.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -19.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Bradford

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Bradford

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Bradford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bradford region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 6 (85.71%) VMware
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) NHS
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
5 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) IIS
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bradford 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 3 (42.86%) Help Desk Support
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) HP