The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 24 June 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 31 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -16  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 7 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.02% 4.75% 7.27%
As % of the System Software category 38.89% 35.29% 60.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 9
Median daily rate £350 £305 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +22.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Median hourly rate £11.75 £8.50 £10.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.23% -22.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.90 £12.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 18 51 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 7.76% 13.46% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 41 19
Median daily rate £388 £530 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.88% +112.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £375 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £625 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Median hourly rate £11.75 £8.50 £10.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.23% -22.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.90 £12.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Sheffield

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 4 (19.05%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (19.05%) ServiceNow
4 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (19.05%) High Availability
4 4 (19.05%) Web Design
4 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Data Security
4 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (19.05%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) HTML
4 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (14.29%) Firewall
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.52%) IaaS
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) IaaS
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) PaaS
2 2 (9.52%) SaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.76%) LDAP
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) Power BI
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) DBA
3 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Web Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) DataPower
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Change Management
2 4 (19.05%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) Data Security
2 4 (19.05%) High Availability
2 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
2 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Web Design
3 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Coaching
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (4.76%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C++
1 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Jython
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (9.52%) MCSA
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.76%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Dell
3 1 (4.76%) EMC
3 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.76%) VMware