Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 February 2020 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 32 37
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 -9
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 223 290 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.50% 5.95% 5.30%
As % of the System Software category 48.27% 42.21% 43.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 152 145
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £365 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.98% +77.80% -36.43%
10th Percentile £150 £121 £113
90th Percentile £518 £497 £415
England median daily rate £340 £363 £313
% change year-on-year -6.21% +16.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 66 55
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.04 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.30% - -
10th Percentile £9.80 £9.87 £9.81
90th Percentile £21.35 £16.69 £16.36
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.79% +0.83% -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 462 687 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.54% 14.11% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 390 376
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £189 £175 £120
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 68 58
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.29 £12.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.30% -1.96% +1.96%
10th Percentile £9.80 £9.92 £9.81
90th Percentile £28.38 £17.29 £20.02
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.33% +1.34%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Active Directory in Yorkshire

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +11 146 £350 -6.67% 64
North Yorkshire +2 36 £338 -7.91% 33
South Yorkshire +17 29 £263 -22.79% 21
East Yorkshire -1 8 £125 -30.56%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 182 (81.61%) Windows
2 107 (47.98%) Microsoft
3 103 (46.19%) Office 365
4 86 (38.57%) VMware
5 80 (35.87%) Windows Server
6 77 (34.53%) Azure
7 65 (29.15%) Windows 10
8 62 (27.80%) DNS
9 58 (26.01%) SCCM
10 41 (18.39%) Windows 7
11 40 (17.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 38 (17.04%) ITIL
13 36 (16.14%) Data Centre
14 34 (15.25%) PowerShell
14 34 (15.25%) Linux
15 33 (14.80%) SQL
15 33 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
15 33 (14.80%) McAfee
15 33 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 32 (14.35%) DHCP
17 31 (13.90%) AWS
18 30 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (13.45%) Azure Active Directory
18 30 (13.45%) Citrix
19 29 (13.00%) Retail
20 28 (12.56%) Migration
21 26 (11.66%) Windows Server 2008
22 24 (10.76%) TCP/IP
23 19 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
24 18 (8.07%) MS Exchange

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (8.07%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.17%) IIS
3 15 (6.73%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.73%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.90%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.45%) nginx
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 103 (46.19%) Office 365
2 77 (34.53%) Azure
3 31 (13.90%) AWS
4 30 (13.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.48%) OneDrive
6 6 (2.69%) PaaS
7 4 (1.79%) IaaS
8 3 (1.35%) SaaS
9 2 (0.90%) GitHub
9 2 (0.90%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 62 (27.80%) DNS
2 32 (14.35%) DHCP
3 24 (10.76%) TCP/IP
4 16 (7.17%) VPN
4 16 (7.17%) WAN
5 15 (6.73%) LAN
5 15 (6.73%) Skype
6 11 (4.93%) Firewall
6 11 (4.93%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (3.59%) NetScaler
8 7 (3.14%) SAN
8 7 (3.14%) VSAN
9 6 (2.69%) Internet
9 6 (2.69%) VLAN
10 5 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (2.24%) VoIP
11 3 (1.35%) H.323
11 3 (1.35%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.35%) ISDN
12 2 (0.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.90%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.90%) Power BI
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) JIRA
1 2 (0.90%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (0.45%) Ant
2 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.45%) MSI
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (13.00%) Retail
2 10 (4.48%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.04%) Finance
4 6 (2.69%) Back Office
4 6 (2.69%) Banking
5 5 (2.24%) Law
6 4 (1.79%) Legal
7 3 (1.35%) Games
7 3 (1.35%) Local Government
8 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.45%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (16.59%) Analyst
2 32 (14.35%) Support Engineer
3 24 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (9.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 20 (8.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (8.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (8.52%) Support Analyst
7 15 (6.73%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.83%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (5.38%) Desktop Support
9 12 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (4.93%) IT Support
10 11 (4.93%) Rollout Engineer
11 10 (4.48%) Technical Engineer
12 9 (4.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 9 (4.04%) Architect
13 8 (3.59%) Administrator
13 8 (3.59%) IT Analyst
14 7 (3.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.35%) .NET
1 3 (1.35%) JSON
1 3 (1.35%) OAuth
1 3 (1.35%) OpenID
1 3 (1.35%) REST
1 3 (1.35%) SAML
2 2 (0.90%) LAMP
2 2 (0.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.14%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.83%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.14%) NHS
5 6 (2.69%) Clustering
5 6 (2.69%) iPad
5 6 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.24%) iPhone
7 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.79%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (1.79%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.35%) PKI
8 3 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Handset
9 2 (0.90%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.45%) CMDB
10 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 182 (81.61%) Windows
2 80 (35.87%) Windows Server
3 65 (29.15%) Windows 10
4 41 (18.39%) Windows 7
5 34 (15.25%) Linux
6 30 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (11.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.69%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.24%) Android
10 4 (1.79%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.79%) Unix
11 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.90%) CentOS
12 2 (0.90%) Debian
12 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (17.04%) ITIL
3 28 (12.56%) Migration
4 19 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (6.73%) Project Delivery
5 15 (6.73%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.28%) Service Management
7 12 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (4.93%) Technology Roadmap
9 9 (4.04%) DevOps
10 8 (3.59%) Change Management
10 8 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.14%) Asset Management
11 7 (3.14%) Data Management
11 7 (3.14%) ITSM
11 7 (3.14%) Mentoring
12 6 (2.69%) High Availability
12 6 (2.69%) Process Improvement
12 6 (2.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 33 (14.80%) SQL
3 3 (1.35%) C
3 3 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.45%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) Python
5 1 (0.45%) VB
5 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.14%) MCSE
4 6 (2.69%) CCNA
4 6 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.69%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.24%) MCITP
6 4 (1.79%) CCA
7 3 (1.35%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.90%) Degree
8 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.90%) MCSA
9 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.28%) SLA
2 4 (1.79%) QA
3 3 (1.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.62%) XenApp
3 16 (7.17%) vSphere
4 12 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.93%) Hyper-V
6 10 (4.48%) XenDesktop
7 9 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (3.14%) VMware NSX
9 5 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.79%) Firmware
11 3 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.90%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.45%) Docker
13 1 (0.45%) vCloud
13 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (26.01%) SCCM
2 16 (7.17%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (4.04%) vRealize
4 8 (3.59%) SCOM
5 7 (3.14%) WSUS
6 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (2.69%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.24%) XenMobile
8 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.79%) Nagios
9 3 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.35%) Terraform
9 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.90%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 107 (47.98%) Microsoft
2 86 (38.57%) VMware
3 33 (14.80%) McAfee
4 30 (13.45%) Citrix
5 15 (6.73%) Cisco
5 15 (6.73%) HP
6 13 (5.83%) Symantec
7 9 (4.04%) IBM
8 7 (3.14%) Dell
8 7 (3.14%) Veeam
9 6 (2.69%) Apple
9 6 (2.69%) Google
10 5 (2.24%) Adobe
10 5 (2.24%) Altiris
10 5 (2.24%) Samsung
11 3 (1.35%) NetApp
11 3 (1.35%) Okta
11 3 (1.35%) Oracle
11 3 (1.35%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.90%) Sophos