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 29 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 45 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 -28  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 12 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.30% 2.26% 5.81%
As % of the System Software category 36.36% 21.74% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Median daily rate £250 £165 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.51% -63.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £157 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £273 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.46% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +61.90%  
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 Sheffield with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 33 46 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 9.07% 10.38% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 4
Median daily rate £485 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £289 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +61.90%  
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Sheffield over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) Change Management
3 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (21.88%) ServiceNow
4 7 (21.88%) Web Design
4 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
4 7 (21.88%) C++
4 7 (21.88%) HTML
4 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.88%) Service Delivery
4 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
4 7 (21.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (21.88%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Data Security
5 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (15.63%) Office 365
6 5 (15.63%) Service Management
7 4 (12.50%) MS Office
7 4 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) WCF
8 3 (9.38%) High Availability

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 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) IaaS
3 2 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DNS
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) LDAP
2 1 (3.13%) NAS
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Administrator
2 8 (25.00%) IT Support
2 8 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) IT Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) IT Support Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Web Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) IT Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Senior IT Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) WCF
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) LAMP
3 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
3 1 (3.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) DataPower
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Change Management
3 7 (21.88%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
3 7 (21.88%) Service Delivery
3 7 (21.88%) Web Design
4 6 (18.75%) Data Security
4 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
4 6 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Service Management
6 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Business Process Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) CRM
6 3 (9.38%) High Availability
7 2 (6.25%) DevOps
7 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.25%) SDLC
7 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) C++
1 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) Jython
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCSA
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Dell
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds