Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 40 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 -4
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 218 191 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.44% 4.52% 5.45%
As % of the System Software category 31.73% 39.79% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 104 179
Yorkshire median daily rate £311 £225 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.33% -25.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £135 £108 £113
90th Percentile £439 £463 £575
England median daily rate £325 £317 £330
% change year-on-year +2.52% -3.94% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 46 47
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.63 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.43% -15.15% +24.55%
10th Percentile £9.21 £9.53 £8.50
90th Percentile £30.25 £18.62 £24.15
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - -

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 687 480 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.98% 11.35% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 316 440
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -0.06% +29.11%
10th Percentile £224 £125 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 47
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £11.75 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.79% -14.23% +19.96%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.64 £8.50
90th Percentile £36.28 £19.65 £24.15
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -7 108 £295 -1.67% 64
South Yorkshire +20 61 £325 - 19
North Yorkshire -6 38 £298 +128.85% 9
East Yorkshire +11 8 £200 - 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 188 (86.24%) Windows
2 98 (44.95%) Microsoft
3 77 (35.32%) Windows Server
4 70 (32.11%) Windows 7
5 59 (27.06%) ITIL
6 58 (26.61%) SCCM
7 50 (22.94%) PowerShell
8 48 (22.02%) VMware
9 45 (20.64%) Windows 10
10 42 (19.27%) MS Exchange
11 41 (18.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 38 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (16.06%) Migration
14 32 (14.68%) Office 365
15 30 (13.76%) DNS
16 27 (12.39%) TCP/IP
16 27 (12.39%) VB
17 26 (11.93%) DHCP
18 25 (11.47%) Self-Motivation
19 24 (11.01%) Citrix
19 24 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
20 23 (10.55%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (10.55%) Dell
21 22 (10.09%) Cisco
21 22 (10.09%) SAN
22 21 (9.63%) SLA
22 21 (9.63%) HP
23 20 (9.17%) Linux
24 19 (8.72%) Clustering

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 (19.27%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.88%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.05%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.92%) IIS
7 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.68%) Office 365
2 23 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.92%) SaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.46%) IaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.76%) DNS
2 27 (12.39%) TCP/IP
3 26 (11.93%) DHCP
4 22 (10.09%) SAN
5 16 (7.34%) Firewall
5 16 (7.34%) VPN
6 11 (5.05%) LAN
6 11 (5.05%) SMS
7 9 (4.13%) NAS
7 9 (4.13%) Skype
7 9 (4.13%) WAN
8 8 (3.67%) SSL
9 7 (3.21%) Internet
9 7 (3.21%) IPsec
10 6 (2.75%) MPLS
10 6 (2.75%) VoIP
11 4 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.83%) Wireless
12 3 (1.38%) FCoE
12 3 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.29%) MySQL
3 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.92%) Power BI
4 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.46%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.29%) MSI
2 3 (1.38%) JIRA
2 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (7.34%) Finance
2 10 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.21%) Retail
4 6 (2.75%) Japanese Language
5 4 (1.83%) Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Back Office
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Automotive
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (20.18%) Analyst
2 37 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (13.30%) Support Engineer
4 22 (10.09%) Desktop Support
4 22 (10.09%) Windows Engineer
5 17 (7.80%) Server Engineer
5 17 (7.80%) Service Analyst
5 17 (7.80%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (7.80%) Technical Specialist
6 15 (6.88%) Support Analyst
7 14 (6.42%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.50%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (5.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (5.05%) Windows Server Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) Active Directory Support
11 9 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.21%) Web Services
2 4 (1.83%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.83%) LDAP
3 2 (0.92%) .NET
3 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.92%) HTML
3 2 (0.92%) OAuth
3 2 (0.92%) OAuth2
3 2 (0.92%) REST
3 2 (0.92%) SOAP
3 2 (0.92%) SPML
3 2 (0.92%) XML
4 1 (0.46%) Middleware
4 1 (0.46%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.46%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.47%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (8.72%) Clustering
3 14 (6.42%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.21%) iPhone
5 6 (2.75%) CMDB
5 6 (2.75%) NHS
6 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.83%) Replication
7 3 (1.38%) iPad
7 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.38%) PKI
7 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.46%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.46%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 188 (86.24%) Windows
2 77 (35.32%) Windows Server
3 70 (32.11%) Windows 7
4 45 (20.64%) Windows 10
5 24 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (10.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (9.17%) Linux
8 13 (5.96%) Android
9 8 (3.67%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.75%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.75%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.83%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.83%) Unix
11 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.38%) CentOS
12 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.92%) HPUX
13 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.06%) ITIL
2 41 (18.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (16.06%) Migration
4 16 (7.34%) Time Management
5 14 (6.42%) Service Management
6 13 (5.96%) Change Management
7 12 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (4.59%) Process Improvement
9 8 (3.67%) Application Packaging
9 8 (3.67%) Data Analysis
9 8 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.21%) Break/Fix
10 7 (3.21%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.75%) Change Control
11 6 (2.75%) Data Migration
11 6 (2.75%) High Availability
11 6 (2.75%) Server Building
12 5 (2.29%) Email Migration
12 5 (2.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 5 (2.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.94%) PowerShell
2 27 (12.39%) VB
3 18 (8.26%) SQL
4 2 (0.92%) Java
4 2 (0.92%) VBScript
5 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.13%) CCNA
4 8 (3.67%) MCSE
4 8 (3.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.75%) Degree
5 6 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.83%) NVQ Level 3
7 3 (1.38%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.38%) CCA
7 3 (1.38%) CCNP
7 3 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.38%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.38%) MCITP
7 3 (1.38%) MCSA
8 2 (0.92%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.92%) PMP
8 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.63%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.92%) QA
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (5.05%) vSphere
4 10 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.75%) XenApp
7 5 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.38%) XenServer
10 2 (0.92%) Firmware
11 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (26.61%) SCCM
2 7 (3.21%) SCOM
3 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (2.75%) vCenter Server
4 5 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.29%) WSUS
5 3 (1.38%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.38%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.92%) PowerCLI
6 2 (0.92%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.92%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.46%) OpenView
7 1 (0.46%) Puppet
7 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.46%) WMI
Vendors
1 98 (44.95%) Microsoft
2 48 (22.02%) VMware
3 24 (11.01%) Citrix
4 23 (10.55%) Dell
5 22 (10.09%) Cisco
6 21 (9.63%) HP
7 14 (6.42%) Intel
8 11 (5.05%) NetApp
9 8 (3.67%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.21%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.21%) Veeam
11 6 (2.75%) Apple
12 5 (2.29%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.83%) Aruba
13 4 (1.83%) Meraki
13 4 (1.83%) Remedy
13 4 (1.83%) SAP
13 4 (1.83%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.83%) Sophos
14 3 (1.38%) Oracle