Period
to 25 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 60 53
Rank change year-on-year +25 -7 -11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 157 124 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.28% 3.63% 3.86%
As % of the System Software category 40.36% 27.74% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 45 57
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £165 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -49.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £118 £118 £113
90th Percentile £525 £383 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £225 £256
% change year-on-year +44.44% -12.20% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 29
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.03 £12.75 £10.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.67% +23.73% -14.13%
10th Percentile £10.43 £9.79 £9.20
90th Percentile £16.21 £16.59 £17.90
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.25 £11.38
% change year-on-year -0.39% +25.27% -5.99%

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 389 447 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.09% 13.08% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 284 194
West Yorkshire median daily rate £441 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £182
90th Percentile £575 £575 £561
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 32
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.06 £12.75 £10.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +23.73% -14.13%
10th Percentile £10.46 £9.79 £9.31
90th Percentile £17.69 £16.59 £20.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.38 £11.75
% change year-on-year +0.87% +22.34% -2.89%

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 +44 116 £375 +133.64% 8
Bradford -11 7 £363 - 1
Pontefract +2 6 £500 -
Wakefield -5 6 - - 3
Huddersfield 0 5 £210 -23.64% 1
Pudsey +3 3 - -
Halifax +1 2 - -
Dewsbury - 2 - -
Wetherby - 1 £115 -
Active Directory
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 129 (82.17%) Windows
2 70 (44.59%) Microsoft
3 59 (37.58%) Office 365
4 56 (35.67%) Windows Server
5 44 (28.03%) VMware
6 35 (22.29%) Windows 10
7 33 (21.02%) MS Exchange
7 33 (21.02%) SCCM
8 31 (19.75%) DNS
9 30 (19.11%) Cisco
10 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (18.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 27 (17.20%) Windows 7
12 26 (16.56%) Firewall
13 24 (15.29%) ITIL
14 23 (14.65%) Microsoft Office
15 22 (14.01%) PowerShell
15 22 (14.01%) SQL
16 21 (13.38%) Migration
17 19 (12.10%) DHCP
17 19 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2010
18 18 (11.46%) SharePoint
19 16 (10.19%) Citrix
19 16 (10.19%) Data Centre
19 16 (10.19%) Azure Active Directory
20 14 (8.92%) LAN
20 14 (8.92%) Linux

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 33 (21.02%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.46%) SharePoint
4 12 (7.64%) Skype for Business
5 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.82%) IIS
7 4 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.91%) Confluence
9 2 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (14.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.91%) AutoCAD
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 59 (37.58%) Office 365
2 29 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (10.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.18%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (3.18%) Amazon S3
5 5 (3.18%) IaaS
5 5 (3.18%) Route 53
5 5 (3.18%) SaaS
5 5 (3.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.55%) PaaS
7 2 (1.27%) Basecamp
7 2 (1.27%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.27%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.64%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.75%) DNS
2 26 (16.56%) Firewall
3 19 (12.10%) DHCP
4 14 (8.92%) LAN
5 13 (8.28%) Skype
6 12 (7.64%) WAN
7 11 (7.01%) VPN
8 9 (5.73%) SAN
9 7 (4.46%) HTTP
9 7 (4.46%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (3.82%) VLAN
11 4 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.55%) MPLS
11 4 (2.55%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.91%) ADSL
12 3 (1.91%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.91%) DKIM
12 3 (1.91%) DMARC
12 3 (1.91%) NAS
12 3 (1.91%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.91%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Jenkins
1 7 (4.46%) SonarQube
2 5 (3.18%) GitLab
3 3 (1.91%) JIRA
4 1 (0.64%) Hudson
General
1 12 (7.64%) Retail
2 9 (5.73%) Advertising
3 5 (3.18%) Finance
4 3 (1.91%) Banking
4 3 (1.91%) Publishing
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
5 2 (1.27%) Games
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (14.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (10.19%) Support Engineer
3 14 (8.92%) Analyst
3 14 (8.92%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (7.64%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (6.37%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (6.37%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.37%) IT Support
5 10 (6.37%) Service Desk Support
6 9 (5.73%) Office 365 Engineer
6 9 (5.73%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (5.73%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (5.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (5.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (3.82%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.18%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (3.18%) WAP
2 3 (1.91%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.64%) LDAP
3 1 (0.64%) REST
3 1 (0.64%) ServiceStack
3 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.19%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.01%) NHS
3 9 (5.73%) Clustering
4 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.91%) PKI
5 3 (1.91%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.27%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.27%) Handset
6 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) IVR
6 2 (1.27%) Online Games
6 2 (1.27%) Replication
6 2 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.27%) User Experience
7 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 129 (82.17%) Windows
2 56 (35.67%) Windows Server
3 35 (22.29%) Windows 10
4 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (17.20%) Windows 7
6 14 (8.92%) Linux
7 8 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.46%) CentOS
9 5 (3.18%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.91%) Android
10 3 (1.91%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.91%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (15.29%) ITIL
3 21 (13.38%) Migration
4 13 (8.28%) DevOps
5 10 (6.37%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.82%) Change Management
7 6 (3.82%) Configuration Management
7 6 (3.82%) Email Filtering
7 6 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.82%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (3.82%) Software Deployment
7 6 (3.82%) Task Automation
8 5 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.18%) High Availability
8 5 (3.18%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.18%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 5 (3.18%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (3.18%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.01%) PowerShell
1 22 (14.01%) SQL
2 12 (7.64%) Python
3 6 (3.82%) Perl
4 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.64%) C
5 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.10%) MCSE
3 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.55%) CISSP
4 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.91%) CISM
6 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.64%) CCAA
7 1 (0.64%) CCIE
7 1 (0.64%) CCNP
7 1 (0.64%) CCSP
7 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.64%) Degree
7 1 (0.64%) MCITP
7 1 (0.64%) RHCE
7 1 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) QA
2 4 (2.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.64%) PMO
4 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.73%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.10%) vSphere
4 7 (4.46%) Docker
4 7 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.82%) XenApp
6 5 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.27%) KVM
9 1 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.64%) vCloud
9 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (21.02%) SCCM
2 9 (5.73%) Puppet
2 9 (5.73%) Terraform
3 7 (4.46%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.82%) Ansible
4 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.18%) Grafana
5 5 (3.18%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (3.18%) Nagios
5 5 (3.18%) Packer
5 5 (3.18%) Prometheus
6 4 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.55%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.91%) SCOM
7 3 (1.91%) vMotion
8 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.64%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.64%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 70 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 44 (28.03%) VMware
3 30 (19.11%) Cisco
4 16 (10.19%) Citrix
5 11 (7.01%) HP
6 6 (3.82%) NetApp
7 5 (3.18%) Dell
7 5 (3.18%) Symantec
8 4 (2.55%) Avaya
8 4 (2.55%) Veeam
9 3 (1.91%) Clearswift
9 3 (1.91%) EMC
9 3 (1.91%) McAfee
9 3 (1.91%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.91%) Sophos
10 2 (1.27%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.27%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.27%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.27%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.27%) Verint