Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 58 37
Rank change year-on-year -9 -21 +1
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 121 105 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.57% 3.78% 4.41%
As % of the System Software category 25.58% 35.59% 41.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 57 93
West Yorkshire median daily rate £225 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% - +18.18%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £113
90th Percentile £384 £488 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £250 £275 £284
% change year-on-year -9.09% -3.08% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 32
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £10.31 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -14.13% -
10th Percentile £9.80 £9.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.02 £15.28 £17.23
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £11.44 £12.50
% change year-on-year +26.75% -8.48% +7.53%

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 473 295 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.94% 10.63% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 210 255
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £243 £263 £196
90th Percentile £550 £557 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +5.13% -2.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 33 32
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £10.31 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -14.13% -
10th Percentile £9.80 £9.80 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.02 £20.10 £17.23
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £11.63 £12.50
% change year-on-year +26.88% -7.00% +4.17%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -7 77 £161 -50.62% 35
Wakefield +1 11 £330 +20.00% 8
Huddersfield +4 10 £275 - 1
Bradford -2 10 - - 4
Pontefract - 3 - - 1
Halifax +1 1 - -
Brighouse -1 1 £288 -
Todmorden - 1 - - 1
Otley - 1 £350 -
Active Directory
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 101 (83.47%) Windows
2 47 (38.84%) Microsoft
3 42 (34.71%) Windows 7
4 29 (23.97%) MS Exchange
4 29 (23.97%) Windows Server
5 25 (20.66%) Windows 10
6 24 (19.83%) VMware
6 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (19.83%) Time Management
7 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (17.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (15.70%) ITIL
10 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Excel
10 18 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (13.22%) SCCM
11 16 (13.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 15 (12.40%) Windows XP
12 15 (12.40%) DNS
12 15 (12.40%) Citrix
13 14 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (11.57%) Migration
13 14 (11.57%) Office 365
14 13 (10.74%) HP
15 12 (9.92%) SLA
15 12 (9.92%) Service Management
16 10 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (8.26%) SQL
16 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
16 10 (8.26%) DHCP
17 9 (7.44%) Firewall

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 29 (23.97%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (14.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (13.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.83%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.57%) Office 365
2 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.40%) DNS
2 10 (8.26%) DHCP
3 9 (7.44%) Firewall
4 8 (6.61%) SAN
5 7 (5.79%) LAN
5 7 (5.79%) WAN
6 6 (4.96%) Internet
6 6 (4.96%) SMS
7 5 (4.13%) VPN
8 4 (3.31%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.48%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.65%) IPsec
10 2 (1.65%) MPLS
10 2 (1.65%) SSL
10 2 (1.65%) VoIP
11 1 (0.83%) NAS
11 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.65%) Power BI
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MSI
1 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (5.79%) Finance
2 5 (4.13%) Retail
2 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.97%) Analyst
2 27 (22.31%) Support Engineer
3 21 (17.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (15.70%) 1st Line Support
5 16 (13.22%) Service Analyst
5 16 (13.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (10.74%) Desktop Support
8 12 (9.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 12 (9.92%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
10 10 (8.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (8.26%) Service Desk Support
10 10 (8.26%) Support Analyst
11 8 (6.61%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (5.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (4.96%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 6 (4.96%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (4.96%) Clustering
1 6 (4.96%) NHS
2 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.31%) Replication
3 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.65%) CMDB
4 2 (1.65%) PKI
4 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) EPoS
5 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 101 (83.47%) Windows
2 42 (34.71%) Windows 7
3 29 (23.97%) Windows Server
4 25 (20.66%) Windows 10
5 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (12.40%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.61%) Linux
9 5 (4.13%) Android
9 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.13%) Mac OS
9 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.13%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.31%) Unix
10 4 (3.31%) Windows 2000
10 4 (3.31%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.65%) CentOS
11 2 (1.65%) HPUX
12 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.83%) Time Management
2 19 (15.70%) ITIL
3 14 (11.57%) Migration
4 12 (9.92%) Service Management
5 10 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (6.61%) Break/Fix
7 7 (5.79%) Change Management
7 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.13%) Application Packaging
8 5 (4.13%) Performance Management
8 5 (4.13%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.31%) Change Control
9 4 (3.31%) Information Security
9 4 (3.31%) Network Management
9 4 (3.31%) Server Building
9 4 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.48%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.48%) Data Protection
10 3 (2.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.26%) SQL
2 8 (6.61%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.65%) VBScript
4 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.96%) CCNA
2 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.31%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.48%) Degree
5 3 (2.48%) HNC
5 3 (2.48%) MCP
6 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.83%) CCAA
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCTS
7 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.83%) PMP
7 1 (0.83%) VCP5
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 18 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.31%) vSphere
5 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.65%) XenApp
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.83%) Xen
7 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) SCCM
2 5 (4.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.48%) SCOM
3 3 (2.48%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.65%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.65%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.65%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.65%) WSUS
5 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.83%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.83%) OpenView
5 1 (0.83%) SCSM
5 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.83%) vMotion
5 1 (0.83%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (38.84%) Microsoft
2 24 (19.83%) VMware
3 15 (12.40%) Citrix
4 13 (10.74%) HP
5 8 (6.61%) Cisco
6 5 (4.13%) Apple
7 3 (2.48%) Intel
7 3 (2.48%) McAfee
7 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.65%) Remedy
8 2 (1.65%) Veeam
9 1 (0.83%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.83%) QNAP
9 1 (0.83%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.83%) Synology
9 1 (0.83%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.83%) Zoho