Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 28 26
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 253 241 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.19% 5.67% 6.02%
As % of the System Software category 36.72% 44.63% 48.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 132 187
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £218 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.92% -33.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £135 £108 £113
90th Percentile £475 £449 £575
England median daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +16.67% -9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 47
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.78 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% -17.24% +20.83%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £27.44 £19.05 £24.85
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 689 540 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.12% 12.71% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 353 431
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -0.12% +17.79%
10th Percentile £225 £116 £175
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 49 48
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.60% +21.35%
10th Percentile £9.34 £9.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £27.48 £20.35 £25.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 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
West Yorkshire -11 138 £350 +55.56% 72
South Yorkshire +30 65 £318 +144.23% 20
North Yorkshire -6 38 £346 +81.05% 15
East Yorkshire +4 5 £300 - 5
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 208 (82.21%) Windows
2 128 (50.59%) Microsoft
3 85 (33.60%) Windows Server
4 81 (32.02%) Windows 7
5 67 (26.48%) SCCM
6 62 (24.51%) Windows 10
7 59 (23.32%) VMware
8 58 (22.92%) ITIL
9 52 (20.55%) Office 365
9 52 (20.55%) PowerShell
10 47 (18.58%) DNS
11 43 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (16.60%) MS Exchange
13 40 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 37 (14.62%) DHCP
14 37 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
15 35 (13.83%) Migration
16 33 (13.04%) TCP/IP
17 31 (12.25%) Self-Motivation
18 30 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
19 28 (11.07%) SAN
20 27 (10.67%) Citrix
20 27 (10.67%) VB
21 26 (10.28%) HP
21 26 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
22 25 (9.88%) Clustering
23 24 (9.49%) Cisco
23 24 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
24 23 (9.09%) Linux
25 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008

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 42 (16.60%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.30%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (6.32%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.58%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.79%) WordPress
8 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.40%) CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) IIS
8 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.40%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 52 (20.55%) Office 365
2 37 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.98%) SaaS
6 4 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.58%) IaaS
6 4 (1.58%) PaaS
7 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (18.58%) DNS
2 37 (14.62%) DHCP
3 33 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 28 (11.07%) SAN
5 20 (7.91%) VPN
6 19 (7.51%) Firewall
7 16 (6.32%) LAN
8 15 (5.93%) Skype
9 13 (5.14%) WAN
10 12 (4.74%) NAS
11 10 (3.95%) SSL
12 9 (3.56%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (3.56%) VoIP
13 7 (2.77%) IPsec
14 6 (2.37%) Internet
14 6 (2.37%) MPLS
14 6 (2.37%) Wireless
15 4 (1.58%) FTP
15 4 (1.58%) Network Security
15 4 (1.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.79%) MySQL
2 2 (0.79%) Power BI
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.40%) Firebird
3 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.58%) MSI
2 3 (1.19%) JIRA
2 3 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (8.30%) Finance
2 12 (4.74%) Retail
3 10 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.37%) Banking
4 6 (2.37%) Japanese Language
5 4 (1.58%) Law
6 3 (1.19%) Back Office
6 3 (1.19%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Games
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 41 (16.21%) Analyst
2 35 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (10.28%) Support Engineer
4 23 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 23 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 19 (7.51%) Service Analyst
5 19 (7.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (7.11%) Server Engineer
7 17 (6.72%) Technical Specialist
8 16 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (5.93%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (5.93%) Administrator
9 15 (5.93%) Consultant
10 14 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (5.53%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (4.74%) Active Directory Engineer
11 12 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.74%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.16%) Web Services
2 3 (1.19%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.40%) .NET
3 1 (0.40%) LDAP
3 1 (0.40%) Middleware
3 1 (0.40%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.25%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (9.88%) Clustering
3 13 (5.14%) iPhone
4 9 (3.56%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.16%) NHS
5 8 (3.16%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.77%) PKI
7 6 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.37%) CMDB
8 4 (1.58%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.19%) iPad
9 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.19%) User Experience
9 3 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.79%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.79%) Replication
11 1 (0.40%) EPoS
11 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 208 (82.21%) Windows
2 85 (33.60%) Windows Server
3 81 (32.02%) Windows 7
4 62 (24.51%) Windows 10
5 26 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.09%) Linux
7 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (6.32%) Android
9 11 (4.35%) Unix
10 9 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.16%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.98%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.58%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.19%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.79%) AIX
15 2 (0.79%) CentOS
15 2 (0.79%) HPUX
15 2 (0.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.92%) ITIL
2 40 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (13.83%) Migration
4 24 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (5.14%) Service Management
6 10 (3.95%) Process Improvement
7 9 (3.56%) Change Management
7 9 (3.56%) Time Management
8 8 (3.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (2.77%) Application Packaging
9 7 (2.77%) Project Management
10 6 (2.37%) Change Control
10 6 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.37%) High Availability
10 6 (2.37%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (2.37%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (1.98%) Break/Fix
11 5 (1.98%) Patch Management
11 5 (1.98%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.55%) PowerShell
2 27 (10.67%) VB
3 18 (7.11%) SQL
4 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.19%) VBScript
5 2 (0.79%) Java
6 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.40%) PHP
6 1 (0.40%) Python
6 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.35%) MCSE
4 10 (3.95%) CCNA
5 9 (3.56%) Degree
5 9 (3.56%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.58%) MCSA
7 4 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.19%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.19%) CCA
8 3 (1.19%) CCNP
8 3 (1.19%) CISSP
8 3 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.19%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.19%) MCITP
8 3 (1.19%) MCP
9 2 (0.79%) ISACA
9 2 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.32%) SLA
2 3 (1.19%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.51%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (5.14%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.95%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (3.56%) vSphere
6 7 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.77%) XenApp
7 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.98%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.58%) Firmware
8 4 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.79%) Xen
9 2 (0.79%) XenServer
10 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.40%) Docker
10 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 67 (26.48%) SCCM
2 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (3.16%) SCOM
3 8 (3.16%) vCenter Server
3 8 (3.16%) WSUS
4 4 (1.58%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.19%) PowerCLI
5 3 (1.19%) Puppet
5 3 (1.19%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.79%) Packer
6 2 (0.79%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.79%) SCSM
6 2 (0.79%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.79%) Terraform
6 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 128 (50.59%) Microsoft
2 59 (23.32%) VMware
3 27 (10.67%) Citrix
4 26 (10.28%) HP
5 24 (9.49%) Cisco
6 21 (8.30%) Dell
7 14 (5.53%) Intel
8 11 (4.35%) NetApp
9 10 (3.95%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.16%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.16%) Veeam
11 7 (2.77%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.98%) Apple
12 5 (1.98%) Aruba
12 5 (1.98%) F5
12 5 (1.98%) McAfee
13 4 (1.58%) IBM
13 4 (1.58%) Lotus
13 4 (1.58%) Remedy
13 4 (1.58%) Sophos