Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 6 months to 25 February 2018 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 36 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 162 153 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.05% 5.17% 5.22%
As % of the System Software category 40.81% 45.95% 54.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 82 104
West Yorkshire median daily rate £218 £338 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.56% +35.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £113 £113 £105
90th Percentile £419 £538 £396
Yorkshire median daily rate £208 £325 £241
% change year-on-year -36.15% +34.72% -16.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.31 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.30% -14.13% +9.09%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.45 £8.50
90th Percentile £15.00 £13.80 £15.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -1.03%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 397 333 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.38% 11.25% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 205 228
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.92% +21.03%
10th Percentile £159 £150 £120
90th Percentile £587 £538 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 34 58
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.65 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.34% -11.23% +6.67%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.59 £8.50
90th Percentile £15.00 £22.78 £17.18
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.51 £12.00
% change year-on-year -0.04% +4.21% -3.69%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in West Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in West Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in West Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in West Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -8 99 £211 -35.00% 42
Wakefield +6 17 £223 +9.88% 3
Huddersfield +7 10 £275 - 2
Pontefract - 9 £210 - 2
Bradford -11 7 - - 4
Brighouse +2 2 £288 - 1
Halifax +3 1 £150 -
Pudsey +1 1 £220 -48.24%
Active Directory
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 120 (74.07%) Windows
2 67 (41.36%) Microsoft
3 54 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 49 (30.25%) ITIL
5 34 (20.99%) SCCM
5 34 (20.99%) Windows 10
5 34 (20.99%) Windows Server
6 31 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (19.14%) Office 365
7 29 (17.90%) Microsoft Office
8 28 (17.28%) MS Exchange
9 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (14.20%) Windows XP
11 22 (13.58%) VMware
12 21 (12.96%) Citrix
13 19 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (11.11%) Time Management
15 16 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (9.88%) LAN
15 16 (9.88%) DNS
16 15 (9.26%) WAN
16 15 (9.26%) Service Delivery
17 14 (8.64%) Migration
17 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
18 12 (7.41%) DHCP
18 12 (7.41%) SQL
18 12 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (6.79%) NetScaler
19 11 (6.79%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 28 (17.28%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.79%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (3.70%) IIS
5 6 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.47%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.23%) CMS
9 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (17.90%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.14%) Office 365
2 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.09%) SaaS
5 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.62%) G Suite
6 1 (0.62%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.88%) DNS
1 16 (9.88%) LAN
2 15 (9.26%) WAN
3 12 (7.41%) DHCP
4 11 (6.79%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 6 (3.70%) SMS
6 5 (3.09%) Firewall
6 5 (3.09%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.47%) Skype
7 4 (2.47%) VPN
8 3 (1.85%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.85%) SAN
9 1 (0.62%) 3G
9 1 (0.62%) ADSL
9 1 (0.62%) MPLS
9 1 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.62%) SNMP
9 1 (0.62%) SSL
9 1 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.62%) MySQL
4 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.62%) MSI
2 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.56%) Finance
2 6 (3.70%) Retail
3 3 (1.85%) Law
4 2 (1.23%) German Language
4 2 (1.23%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 36 (22.22%) Analyst
2 25 (15.43%) Service Analyst
2 25 (15.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (12.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 19 (11.73%) Support Engineer
5 17 (10.49%) Active Directory Support
6 16 (9.88%) Desktop Support
7 13 (8.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (6.17%) Service Desk Support
9 10 (6.17%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.56%) Exchange Support
10 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (4.94%) IT Analyst
12 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 7 (4.32%) Active Directory Analyst
12 7 (4.32%) Citrix Engineer
12 7 (4.32%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.85%) SAML
1 3 (1.85%) Web Services
2 2 (1.23%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.32%) Management Information System
1 7 (4.32%) NHS
2 3 (1.85%) Driving Licence
2 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.23%) Clustering
3 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.62%) CMDB
4 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 120 (74.07%) Windows
2 54 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 34 (20.99%) Windows 10
3 34 (20.99%) Windows Server
4 31 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (14.20%) Windows XP
7 10 (6.17%) Linux
8 8 (4.94%) Android
8 8 (4.94%) Windows Vista
9 7 (4.32%) Unix
9 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.70%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.09%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.23%) CentOS
12 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.25%) ITIL
2 18 (11.11%) Time Management
3 15 (9.26%) Service Delivery
4 14 (8.64%) Migration
5 8 (4.94%) Break/Fix
6 7 (4.32%) Asset Management
6 7 (4.32%) Data Protection
7 6 (3.70%) Analytics
7 6 (3.70%) Change Control
7 6 (3.70%) Feasibility Study
7 6 (3.70%) Information Security
7 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (3.70%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.70%) Service Management
8 5 (3.09%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.09%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.09%) Validation
9 3 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (1.85%) Data Migration
9 3 (1.85%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.41%) SQL
2 10 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.94%) MCP
2 8 (4.94%) MCSE
3 6 (3.70%) CCA
3 6 (3.70%) CCAA
3 6 (3.70%) CCEA
3 6 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (3.70%) HNC
4 5 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.09%) MCSA
4 5 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.47%) CCNA
6 3 (1.85%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) CCIE
7 2 (1.23%) CCNP
7 2 (1.23%) MCDST
8 1 (0.62%) CCDA
8 1 (0.62%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.17%) XenApp
3 4 (2.47%) vSphere
4 3 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.85%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.23%) XenServer
6 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (20.99%) SCCM
2 6 (3.70%) EdgeSight
3 5 (3.09%) SCOM
4 4 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.62%) WMI
5 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (41.36%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.58%) VMware
3 21 (12.96%) Citrix
4 11 (6.79%) Apple
5 8 (4.94%) HP
6 7 (4.32%) McAfee
7 5 (3.09%) Cisco
8 4 (2.47%) Intel
8 4 (2.47%) NetApp
9 3 (1.85%) Dell
9 3 (1.85%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.85%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.85%) Splunk
10 2 (1.23%) Avaya
11 1 (0.62%) Autodesk
11 1 (0.62%) F5
11 1 (0.62%) Meraki
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle
11 1 (0.62%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.62%) Symantec