Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 67 44
Rank change year-on-year -7 -23 -10
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 108 89 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.19% 3.16% 4.56%
As % of the System Software category 22.93% 27.47% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 112
West Yorkshire median daily rate £295 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% -14.29% +20.69%
10th Percentile £135 £113 £143
90th Percentile £396 £481 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £311 £225 £300
% change year-on-year +38.33% -25.00% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.78 £11.75 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.26% -2.89% +10.00%
10th Percentile £8.49 £9.47 £8.70
90th Percentile £30.25 £19.80 £19.45
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.63 £13.70
% change year-on-year +20.43% -15.15% +24.55%

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 471 324 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.91% 11.49% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 227 278
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £188
90th Percentile £538 £556 £518
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% -0.06% +29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.75 £11.75 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.51% -2.89% +0.83%
10th Percentile £8.65 £9.47 £8.70
90th Percentile £30.25 £19.80 £19.45
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £11.75 £13.70
% change year-on-year +29.79% -14.23% +19.96%

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 14 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 August 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 +12 80 £225 -25.00% 39
Wakefield -2 11 £340 +23.64% 7
Bradford -13 6 £350 +1.82% 7
Huddersfield -9 3 £220 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Otley - 1 £350 - 1
Todmorden - 1 - - 1
Active Directory
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 95 (87.96%) Windows
2 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 39 (36.11%) Windows Server
4 34 (31.48%) VMware
5 30 (27.78%) MS Exchange
6 27 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 26 (24.07%) Windows 10
8 25 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (20.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (18.52%) ITIL
10 20 (18.52%) Office 365
11 16 (14.81%) SCCM
12 15 (13.89%) Linux
12 15 (13.89%) DNS
12 15 (13.89%) Citrix
12 15 (13.89%) Migration
13 14 (12.96%) Clustering
13 14 (12.96%) Service Management
13 14 (12.96%) TCP/IP
13 14 (12.96%) HP
13 14 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (12.04%) Time Management
14 13 (12.04%) SAN
15 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (10.19%) PowerShell
16 11 (10.19%) Firewall
16 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Excel

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 30 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.56%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.85%) IIS
8 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.52%) Office 365
2 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.89%) DNS
2 14 (12.96%) TCP/IP
3 13 (12.04%) SAN
4 11 (10.19%) Firewall
5 10 (9.26%) DHCP
6 8 (7.41%) VPN
7 7 (6.48%) Internet
8 6 (5.56%) NAS
9 4 (3.70%) LAN
9 4 (3.70%) Skype
9 4 (3.70%) SSL
10 3 (2.78%) IPsec
11 2 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.85%) MPLS
11 2 (1.85%) SMS
11 2 (1.85%) VoIP
11 2 (1.85%) WAN
12 1 (0.93%) VLAN
12 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.85%) MySQL
3 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.85%) Power BI
4 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MSI
2 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 9 (8.33%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Back Office
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Analyst
2 21 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (19.44%) Support Engineer
3 15 (13.89%) Windows Engineer
4 14 (12.96%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (11.11%) Desktop Support
6 11 (10.19%) Service Analyst
6 11 (10.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (10.19%) Support Analyst
7 10 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (9.26%) Server Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (7.41%) IT Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.93%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Clustering
2 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) CMDB
3 6 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.70%) iPhone
4 4 (3.70%) Replication
5 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.78%) PKI
6 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.93%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 95 (87.96%) Windows
2 39 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 27 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 26 (24.07%) Windows 10
5 15 (13.89%) Linux
6 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (9.26%) Android
9 6 (5.56%) Apple iOS
9 6 (5.56%) Mac OS
10 5 (4.63%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.78%) CentOS
12 2 (1.85%) HPUX
12 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (18.52%) ITIL
3 15 (13.89%) Migration
4 14 (12.96%) Service Management
5 13 (12.04%) Time Management
6 10 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (7.41%) Change Management
8 6 (5.56%) Application Packaging
8 6 (5.56%) Change Control
8 6 (5.56%) Server Building
9 5 (4.63%) High Availability
9 5 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.63%) Proactive Management
9 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.70%) Break/Fix
10 4 (3.70%) PLM
10 4 (3.70%) Server Patching
10 4 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
11 3 (2.78%) Analytics
11 3 (2.78%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.26%) SQL
3 2 (1.85%) VBScript
4 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.56%) CCNA
3 5 (4.63%) Degree
3 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) MCITP
5 3 (2.78%) MCSE
6 2 (1.85%) CCA
6 2 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.85%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.85%) PMP
6 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.93%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 25 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (6.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.63%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (3.70%) vSphere
5 4 (3.70%) XenApp
6 3 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.78%) XenServer
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) SCCM
2 6 (5.56%) SCOM
3 5 (4.63%) WSUS
4 3 (2.78%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.78%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.78%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.85%) PowerCLI
5 2 (1.85%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.85%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.93%) OpenView
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.93%) WMI
Vendors
1 45 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (31.48%) VMware
3 15 (13.89%) Citrix
4 14 (12.96%) HP
5 10 (9.26%) Cisco
6 6 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.63%) Dell
8 4 (3.70%) NetApp
8 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.78%) Apple
9 3 (2.78%) Remedy
9 3 (2.78%) Veeam
10 2 (1.85%) EMC
10 2 (1.85%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.85%) McAfee
10 2 (1.85%) Zoho
11 1 (0.93%) QNAP
11 1 (0.93%) Ruckus Wireless
11 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.93%) Synology