The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 10.00% 19.35% 6.90%
As % of the System Software category 57.14% 75.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £388 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +82.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -4.65% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
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 Wakefield with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Wakefield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 17.50% 25.81% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £275 £388 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.03% +77.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wakefield 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 Wakefield

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Wakefield

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Wakefield

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wakefield region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Support
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Sophos
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) VMware