The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 27 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 39 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 -17  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 24 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 5.21% 2.99% 5.54%
As % of the System Software category 52.17% 24.62% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Median daily rate £288 £165 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.24% -46.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £157 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £273 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Median hourly rate £11.75 £18.75 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.32% +78.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £13.25 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £23.10 £15.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 46 65 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 9.98% 12.13% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 10
Median daily rate £425 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £289 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Median hourly rate £12.51 £20.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.47% +90.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £14.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.30 £14.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in South Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in South Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in South Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +7 13 £300 +81.81% 4
Doncaster +1 7 £325 - 2
Barnsley +6 2 - -
Active Directory
Yorkshire

Active Directory
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 26 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.00%) ITIL
4 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
4 14 (23.33%) Windows Server
5 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (21.67%) VMware
5 13 (21.67%) MS Excel
5 13 (21.67%) MS Exchange
6 10 (16.67%) Office 365
6 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (15.00%) ServiceNow
7 9 (15.00%) Cisco
8 8 (13.33%) Service Management
8 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 8 (13.33%) Change Management
8 8 (13.33%) NetApp
8 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (13.33%) SCCM
9 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (11.67%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (11.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (11.67%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (11.67%) SAN
9 7 (11.67%) SLA
9 7 (11.67%) C++
9 7 (11.67%) HTML
9 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
9 7 (11.67%) SQL Server

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 13 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.67%) IIS
5 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.67%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 13 (21.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.00%) MS Office
3 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) IaaS
3 2 (3.33%) PaaS
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) SAN
2 5 (8.33%) Firewall
2 5 (8.33%) VoIP
3 4 (6.67%) DNS
3 4 (6.67%) Internet
4 3 (5.00%) DHCP
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) LDAP
4 3 (5.00%) WAN
5 2 (3.33%) NAS
5 2 (3.33%) VPN
6 1 (1.67%) Broadband
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.67%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (3.33%) Back Office
1 2 (3.33%) Local Government
2 1 (1.67%) Banking
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Administrator
3 8 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (13.33%) IT Support
4 7 (11.67%) Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) IT Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) HTML
2 5 (8.33%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) WCF
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) J2EE
5 1 (1.67%) LAMP
5 1 (1.67%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) DataPower
3 1 (1.67%) iSeries
3 1 (1.67%) PKI
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
2 14 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.33%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.67%) Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Unix
8 1 (1.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) ITIL
2 8 (13.33%) Change Management
2 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 8 (13.33%) Service Management
3 7 (11.67%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (11.67%) Data Analysis
3 7 (11.67%) Migration
3 7 (11.67%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (11.67%) Web Design
4 6 (10.00%) Data Security
4 6 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (8.33%) High Availability
6 4 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.67%) CRM
6 4 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.00%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.00%) SDLC
7 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) C++
1 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.00%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) Jython
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.00%) MCSE
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) MCSA
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.67%) XenApp
3 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) vSphere
4 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.67%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.67%) DameWare
2 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
2 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) VMware
3 9 (15.00%) Cisco
3 9 (15.00%) ServiceNow
4 8 (13.33%) NetApp
5 4 (6.67%) Dell
6 3 (5.00%) Citrix
6 3 (5.00%) HP
6 3 (5.00%) IBM
6 3 (5.00%) Sophos
7 2 (3.33%) F5
7 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.67%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.67%) CA
8 1 (1.67%) EMC
8 1 (1.67%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.67%) Infor
8 1 (1.67%) Juniper
8 1 (1.67%) SAP
8 1 (1.67%) Veeam