Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 40 37
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 143 147 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.15% 4.98% 5.08%
As % of the System Software category 30.43% 36.75% 45.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 80 117
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £225 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -37.50% +16.13%
10th Percentile £130 £113 £121
90th Percentile £443 £464 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £218 £331
% change year-on-year +60.92% -34.34% +10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 11
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.25 £9.50
90th Percentile £15.58 £19.55 £17.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.78 £12.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year -1.83% -15.79% +18.75%

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 470 400 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.65% 13.56% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 274 261
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £179 £175
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £408
% change year-on-year +3.75% -1.84% +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 12
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £9.13 £9.25 £9.55
90th Percentile £19.59 £19.55 £23.08
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -17.24% +20.83%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -14 83 £341 +51.67% 46
Wakefield +1 20 £340 +18.26% 9
Bradford -8 9 £313 +18.48% 8
Dewsbury - 5 - -
Halifax +1 4 £375 +150.00%
Huddersfield -9 2 £190 - 2
Todmorden - 2 - -
Pontefract -1 1 - - 1
Otley - 1 £350 -
Active Directory
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 118 (82.52%) Windows
2 69 (48.25%) Microsoft
3 55 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 43 (30.07%) VMware
5 38 (26.57%) Windows 10
6 36 (25.17%) Windows 7
7 35 (24.48%) MS Exchange
8 32 (22.38%) Office 365
9 28 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (18.88%) ITIL
11 26 (18.18%) DNS
12 24 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
12 24 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 23 (16.08%) HP
13 23 (16.08%) SCCM
14 22 (15.38%) Linux
15 21 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Office
16 20 (13.99%) TCP/IP
16 20 (13.99%) DHCP
17 19 (13.29%) Citrix
17 19 (13.29%) Migration
18 17 (11.89%) SAN
18 17 (11.89%) Cisco
19 16 (11.19%) Clustering
19 16 (11.19%) PowerShell
19 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
20 15 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
20 15 (10.49%) VMware ESXi
20 15 (10.49%) 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 35 (24.48%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (10.49%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.39%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.40%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.70%) CMS
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.70%) IIS
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.70%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.38%) Office 365
2 24 (16.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.18%) DNS
2 20 (13.99%) DHCP
2 20 (13.99%) TCP/IP
3 17 (11.89%) SAN
4 12 (8.39%) Firewall
5 11 (7.69%) Skype
5 11 (7.69%) VPN
6 8 (5.59%) NAS
7 7 (4.90%) LAN
8 6 (4.20%) Internet
8 6 (4.20%) SSL
9 5 (3.50%) VoIP
10 4 (2.80%) IPsec
10 4 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.80%) WAN
11 3 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.10%) MPLS
11 3 (2.10%) Network Security
12 2 (1.40%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) Power BI
2 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.70%) Firebird
3 1 (0.70%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 12 (8.39%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Retail
3 6 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.80%) Law
5 3 (2.10%) Legal
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (1.40%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (21.68%) Analyst
2 21 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (13.29%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.49%) Service Analyst
4 15 (10.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (10.49%) Windows Engineer
5 14 (9.79%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (9.09%) Desktop Support
7 12 (8.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (7.69%) Support Analyst
9 10 (6.99%) Server Engineer
10 9 (6.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (6.29%) IT Engineer
11 8 (5.59%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 8 (5.59%) Active Directory Engineer
11 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Support
11 8 (5.59%) Windows Server Engineer
12 7 (4.90%) Administrator
12 7 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.90%) Web Services
2 1 (0.70%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.70%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Clustering
2 11 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (6.99%) iPhone
4 6 (4.20%) CMDB
4 6 (4.20%) PKI
5 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.50%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.50%) NHS
6 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.80%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.10%) User Experience
8 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.40%) Replication
9 1 (0.70%) CCTV
9 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 118 (82.52%) Windows
2 55 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 38 (26.57%) Windows 10
4 36 (25.17%) Windows 7
5 22 (15.38%) Linux
6 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (9.09%) Android
8 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.59%) Unix
11 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (4.20%) Windows XP
13 5 (3.50%) Apple iOS
13 5 (3.50%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.40%) CentOS
14 2 (1.40%) HPUX
14 2 (1.40%) Solaris
14 2 (1.40%) SUSE
15 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.88%) ITIL
2 24 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (13.29%) Migration
5 13 (9.09%) Service Management
6 7 (4.90%) Change Management
6 7 (4.90%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (4.90%) Time Management
7 5 (3.50%) Change Control
7 5 (3.50%) High Availability
7 5 (3.50%) ITSM
7 5 (3.50%) Proactive Management
7 5 (3.50%) Server Building
7 5 (3.50%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.80%) Information Security
8 4 (2.80%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.80%) PLM
8 4 (2.80%) Project Management
8 4 (2.80%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.19%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.40%) VBScript
5 1 (0.70%) Java
5 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.70%) PHP
5 1 (0.70%) Python
5 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (5.59%) Degree
1 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.20%) CCNA
2 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.10%) MCITP
4 3 (2.10%) MCSE
4 3 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.40%) CCA
5 2 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.40%) MCP
5 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.40%) PMP
6 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.70%) CISSP
6 1 (0.70%) MCSA
6 1 (0.70%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) SLA
2 4 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.10%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.49%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (2.80%) XenApp
6 3 (2.10%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.40%) vSphere
7 2 (1.40%) Xen
7 2 (1.40%) XenServer
8 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (16.08%) SCCM
2 8 (5.59%) WSUS
3 7 (4.90%) SCOM
4 4 (2.80%) HP SIM
4 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.80%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.10%) PowerCLI
5 3 (2.10%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.40%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.40%) SCSM
6 2 (1.40%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.70%) Nessus
7 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.70%) OpenView
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (48.25%) Microsoft
2 43 (30.07%) VMware
3 23 (16.08%) HP
4 19 (13.29%) Citrix
5 17 (11.89%) Cisco
6 8 (5.59%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.90%) Dell
8 6 (4.20%) NetApp
9 5 (3.50%) F5
9 5 (3.50%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.50%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.80%) Veeam
11 3 (2.10%) CyberArk
11 3 (2.10%) EMC
11 3 (2.10%) IBM
11 3 (2.10%) McAfee
11 3 (2.10%) Oracle
11 3 (2.10%) Remedy
11 3 (2.10%) Sony
12 2 (1.40%) Lotus