Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 36 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 166 161 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.87% 5.34% 5.12%
As % of the System Software category 37.39% 38.61% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 95 102
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £225 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -32.33% +19.82%
10th Percentile £130 £113 £115
90th Percentile £501 £470 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £210 £325
% change year-on-year +73.81% -35.38% +19.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 14
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.79 £9.15
90th Percentile £15.40 £17.25 £21.05
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.78 £12.50 £13.92
% change year-on-year -5.76% -10.17% +15.96%

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 444 417 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.02% 13.83% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 287 234
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £298 £160 £163
90th Percentile £538 £543 £559
Yorkshire median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 15
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.64 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.00% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.79 £9.20
90th Percentile £19.59 £17.25 £24.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -10.71% +16.67%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -2 102 £375 +66.67% 40
Wakefield -1 16 £333 +18.22% 10
Halifax +4 7 £375 +150.00% 1
Bradford -13 7 £313 +18.48%
Dewsbury - 6 - - 1
Pontefract 0 5 £425 +102.38% 1
Huddersfield -11 1 £190 -30.91%
Todmorden - 1 - -
Active Directory
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 128 (77.11%) Windows
2 81 (48.80%) Microsoft
3 53 (31.93%) Windows Server
4 45 (27.11%) VMware
5 42 (25.30%) Office 365
6 40 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 39 (23.49%) Windows 7
8 37 (22.29%) Windows 10
9 32 (19.28%) MS Exchange
9 32 (19.28%) Migration
10 30 (18.07%) DNS
11 27 (16.27%) Linux
11 27 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (13.25%) ITIL
12 22 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (12.65%) DHCP
13 21 (12.65%) Citrix
13 21 (12.65%) PowerShell
13 21 (12.65%) SCCM
14 20 (12.05%) HP
14 20 (12.05%) TCP/IP
14 20 (12.05%) Microsoft Office
14 20 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 20 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (11.45%) Firewall
16 17 (10.24%) SharePoint
17 16 (9.64%) Cisco
17 16 (9.64%) Skype
18 14 (8.43%) SQL
19 13 (7.83%) SAN

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 32 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.24%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.83%) Skype for Business
4 12 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (12.05%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.60%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.30%) Office 365
2 40 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (7.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.41%) IaaS
5 4 (2.41%) PaaS
6 3 (1.81%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.20%) SaaS
8 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.07%) DNS
2 21 (12.65%) DHCP
3 20 (12.05%) TCP/IP
4 19 (11.45%) Firewall
5 16 (9.64%) Skype
6 13 (7.83%) SAN
7 9 (5.42%) VPN
8 7 (4.22%) LAN
8 7 (4.22%) NAS
9 5 (3.01%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (3.01%) SSL
9 5 (3.01%) VoIP
10 4 (2.41%) SSH
10 4 (2.41%) WAN
11 3 (1.81%) MPLS
12 2 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.20%) HTTP
12 2 (1.20%) IPsec
12 2 (1.20%) Network Security
12 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.81%) MS Access
3 3 (1.81%) MySQL
4 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.60%) Firebird
5 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.20%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) MSI
General
1 11 (6.63%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Retail
3 4 (2.41%) Law
4 3 (1.81%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Back Office
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (20.48%) Analyst
2 17 (10.24%) Service Analyst
2 17 (10.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.04%) Windows Engineer
5 14 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (8.43%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.83%) Active Directory Engineer
7 11 (6.63%) Consultant
7 11 (6.63%) Office 365 Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (6.02%) Desktop Support
8 10 (6.02%) Server Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (5.42%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.82%) IT Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Migration Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.82%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.41%) Web Services
2 1 (0.60%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.60%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.23%) Clustering
1 12 (7.23%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (6.63%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.02%) iPhone
4 8 (4.82%) NHS
5 6 (3.61%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.61%) User Experience
6 5 (3.01%) PKI
7 4 (2.41%) CMDB
7 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.41%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.60%) CCTV
9 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 128 (77.11%) Windows
2 53 (31.93%) Windows Server
3 39 (23.49%) Windows 7
4 37 (22.29%) Windows 10
5 27 (16.27%) Linux
6 13 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.42%) Android
8 9 (5.42%) Unix
8 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.01%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.41%) CentOS
10 4 (2.41%) Solaris
11 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.20%) SUSE
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.28%) Migration
2 22 (13.25%) ITIL
2 22 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (6.63%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (4.82%) DevOps
5 8 (4.82%) ITSM
5 8 (4.82%) Service Management
6 7 (4.22%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.61%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.61%) Information Security
7 6 (3.61%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.61%) Time Management
8 5 (3.01%) Change Control
8 5 (3.01%) Proactive Management
9 4 (2.41%) Break/Fix
9 4 (2.41%) High Availability
9 4 (2.41%) ISMS
9 4 (2.41%) Security Hardening
9 4 (2.41%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.65%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.43%) SQL
3 6 (3.61%) Python
4 5 (3.01%) Perl
5 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.60%) Java
7 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) PHP
7 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.61%) Degree
4 5 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.41%) MCP
5 4 (2.41%) MCSE
6 2 (1.20%) CCA
6 2 (1.20%) CCNA
6 2 (1.20%) CISSP
6 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.20%) MCITP
6 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.20%) PMP
6 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (3.61%) SLA
3 3 (1.81%) GDPR
4 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 27 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.63%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.01%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (3.01%) XenApp
5 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.81%) Docker
6 3 (1.81%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.20%) XenServer
8 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (12.65%) SCCM
2 6 (3.61%) WSUS
3 4 (2.41%) Ansible
3 4 (2.41%) HP SIM
3 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (2.41%) Puppet
3 4 (2.41%) SCOM
3 4 (2.41%) Terraform
4 3 (1.81%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.81%) PowerCLI
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.20%) Nagios
5 2 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.20%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.60%) Nessus
6 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) SCSM
6 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (48.80%) Microsoft
2 45 (27.11%) VMware
3 21 (12.65%) Citrix
4 20 (12.05%) HP
5 16 (9.64%) Cisco
6 10 (6.02%) Dell
7 7 (4.22%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.22%) ServiceNow
8 5 (3.01%) CyberArk
8 5 (3.01%) F5
8 5 (3.01%) NetApp
8 5 (3.01%) Oracle
9 4 (2.41%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.81%) EMC
10 3 (1.81%) IBM
10 3 (1.81%) McAfee
10 3 (1.81%) Sony
11 2 (1.20%) IronPort
11 2 (1.20%) Sage
11 2 (1.20%) SonicWALL