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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 46 38 41
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3  
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 57 81 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.18% 4.23% 4.27%
As % of the System Software category 38.26% 45.51% 51.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 32
Median daily rate £375 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 22
Median hourly rate £10.31 £11.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.39% -4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.20 £18.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 149 178 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 10.92% 9.29% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 104 86
Median daily rate £410 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 22
Median hourly rate £10.31 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £16.20 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -5 31 £350 +104.08% 21
Brighouse - 6 - - 1
Wakefield -2 4 - - 2
Bradford -10 4 £375 -21.05% 4
Halifax 0 1 - - 1
Bingley - 1 £325 - 1
Active Directory
Yorkshire

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 101 (72.14%) Windows
2 87 (62.14%) Microsoft
3 44 (31.43%) Windows 7
4 35 (25.00%) VMware
4 35 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 33 (23.57%) ITIL
6 25 (17.86%) MS Office
7 24 (17.14%) SCCM
8 22 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (15.71%) MS Excel
8 22 (15.71%) MS Exchange
8 22 (15.71%) Finance
9 20 (14.29%) LAN
9 20 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (13.57%) WAN
10 19 (13.57%) DNS
10 19 (13.57%) HP
10 19 (13.57%) Office 365
10 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (12.86%) Citrix
12 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (11.43%) Data Centre
13 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
14 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (10.00%) Windows 10
15 13 (9.29%) SQL
15 13 (9.29%) Linux
15 13 (9.29%) DHCP
16 12 (8.57%) Problem Management
17 11 (7.86%) Migration

Active Directory
Top Related 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 22 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.29%) IIS
4 5 (3.57%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.57%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.71%) Moodle
7 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.71%) Site Server
7 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (17.86%) MS Office
2 22 (15.71%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) SystmOne
2 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.71%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.57%) Office 365
3 8 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.57%) IaaS
6 4 (2.86%) PaaS
6 4 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.29%) LAN
2 19 (13.57%) DNS
2 19 (13.57%) WAN
3 13 (9.29%) DHCP
4 10 (7.14%) Firewall
4 10 (7.14%) SAN
5 8 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.71%) VPN
6 6 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (3.57%) Kerberos
7 5 (3.57%) Network Security
8 4 (2.86%) MPLS
8 4 (2.86%) SSL
9 3 (2.14%) Internet
9 3 (2.14%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.43%) BGP
10 2 (1.43%) VLAN
10 2 (1.43%) Wireless
11 1 (0.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) Big Data
3 5 (3.57%) Apache Hive
3 5 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.57%) HBase
3 5 (3.57%) MySQL
3 5 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.71%) Ant
2 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.71%) Hudson
2 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.71%) Maven
2 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 22 (15.71%) Finance
2 10 (7.14%) Legal
3 2 (1.43%) Advertising
3 2 (1.43%) Banking
3 2 (1.43%) Electronics
3 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.43%) Marketing
3 2 (1.43%) Retail
3 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (26.43%) Analyst
2 22 (15.71%) Service Analyst
2 22 (15.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (11.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (7.86%) Architect
5 11 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.14%) Consultant
6 10 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 10 (7.14%) IT Support
7 9 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.43%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.43%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Azure Architect
8 8 (5.71%) Service Desk Support
9 7 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) Administrator
9 7 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
9 7 (5.00%) IT Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.14%) Web Services
2 1 (0.71%) .NET
2 1 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.71%) iPad
3 7 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.00%) iPhone
4 4 (2.86%) NHS
5 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) PKI
7 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 101 (72.14%) Windows
2 44 (31.43%) Windows 7
3 35 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (9.29%) Linux
7 9 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.43%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.86%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.71%) SUSE
10 1 (0.71%) Unix
10 1 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.57%) ITIL
2 12 (8.57%) Problem Management
3 11 (7.86%) Migration
4 7 (5.00%) Change Control
4 7 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.00%) ITSM
5 6 (4.29%) Asset Management
5 6 (4.29%) DevOps
5 6 (4.29%) IT Strategy
5 6 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.57%) MapReduce
6 5 (3.57%) Time Management
7 4 (2.86%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (2.86%) Line Management
7 4 (2.86%) Software Deployment
7 4 (2.86%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (2.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.14%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (2.14%) Service Design
8 3 (2.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.29%) SQL
2 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.29%) Python
4 5 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (4.29%) MCSE
3 5 (3.57%) CCDA
3 5 (3.57%) CCIE
3 5 (3.57%) CCNA
3 5 (3.57%) CCNP
3 5 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.57%) Degree
4 4 (2.86%) DBS Check
4 4 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.43%) CCA
5 2 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.43%) MCITP
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.71%) MCP
6 1 (0.71%) MCTS
6 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 20 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (4.29%) vSphere
4 5 (3.57%) HDFS
5 3 (2.14%) Docker
5 3 (2.14%) Terminal Server
5 3 (2.14%) vCloud
5 3 (2.14%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.43%) VMware GSX
6 2 (1.43%) XenApp
6 2 (1.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.71%) NFS
7 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (17.14%) SCCM
2 9 (6.43%) Puppet
2 9 (6.43%) SCOM
3 6 (4.29%) Ansible
3 6 (4.29%) Nagios
3 6 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.57%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.43%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.43%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.43%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.71%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.71%) RANCID
8 1 (0.71%) Salt
8 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 87 (62.14%) Microsoft
2 35 (25.00%) VMware
3 19 (13.57%) HP
4 18 (12.86%) Citrix
5 10 (7.14%) Cisco
5 10 (7.14%) Dell
6 7 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.57%) EMC
7 5 (3.57%) SaltStack
7 5 (3.57%) Sophos
7 5 (3.57%) Veeam
8 4 (2.86%) Hortonworks
9 3 (2.14%) Apple
9 3 (2.14%) Symantec
10 2 (1.43%) Brocade
10 2 (1.43%) SAP
10 2 (1.43%) Splunk
11 1 (0.71%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.71%) LexisNexis
11 1 (0.71%) Zerto
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